Archive for the ‘Comic conventions’ Category

The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever

June 28, 2017

Not a bit shy,
Their desire
Writes its name
In the sky.

Batman and Superman, locking together, man to man:

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Madrid wall art by Ze Carrión

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The terrible truth about bubble wrap

June 20, 2017

A Joe Dator cartoon in the June 19th New Yorker:

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which will lead us to today’s Mother Goose and Grimm:

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Along the way we’ll visit the naugas and their hides.

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An old mammoth joke

June 9, 2017

From a Pinterest board, cavemen and their microscopes:

Griffy Dimwit

June 6, 2017

… on cutural memory and the nature of the comics, in two recent Zippy strips:

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Detached bodyparts in the comics

June 4, 2017

Remarkably, together in today’s comics feed, two cartoons about detached body parts.

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Slow turtle and even slower snail

May 31, 2017

Today’s Rhymes With Orange takes us to Camp Slowly and the slow snail cartoon meme (which has come up here a couple of times), plus the slow turtle cartoon meme (which is also venerable, but seems not to have found its way onto this blog before):

Turtles are slow, but snails are a good bit slower. In the land of snails, turtles are the impetuous kings of the road. So if snails want to hurtle forward, they can hitch up a turtle and urge it on. Giddy-up, Chel!

Nudist penguins on parade

May 11, 2017

Today’s Bizarro:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 2 in this strip — see this Page.)

In the penguin cartoon meme, penguins are in fact wearing “penguin suits” (tuxedos) — which the more non-conformist of them can then doff to get back to nature.

Potato Head Strip Poker

May 5, 2017

Today’s Bizarro:

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(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 2 in this strip — see this Page.)

Potato Heads, as toys with detachable body parts, are frequent subjects for cartoonists. The detachable penis is one theme. The cannibalistic nature of Potato Heads eating french fries is another. Dan Piraro is fond of the Potato Head cartoon meme. So is Mark Parisi, though I can’t show you his cartoons.

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A pun with death, a dance on the beach

April 18, 2017

On Pinterest this morning, this Grim Reaper cartoon by Myke Ashley-Cooper (under the name Ashley Cooper):

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A pun on death/deaf or a mishearing, take your pick.

This cartoon led me to Ashley-Cooper’s site, which announces:

This Humor Website is about
Funny Cartoons and Funny Pictures as well as
Crazy Jokes and Animations

(many of them based on puns and wordplays).  And that led me to Ashley-Cooper’s take-off on a famous painting:

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A scent of man

April 15, 2017

On Dan Piraro’s Bizarro blog on the 9th, thoughts on cartoon memes, especially the Ascent of Man meme, with this wonderful new cartoon:

The Caveman meme, with the paleo guy lounging provocatively in a men’s fragrance ad (plus the pun, of course)

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