Archive for the ‘Comic conventions’ Category

Lars Kenseth

April 17, 2018

In the April 16th New Yorker, this Lars Kenseth cartoon on the POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau) museum loan shark:

(#1) museum loan + loan shark

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Cave painting

April 15, 2018

On Facebook, Tony Woodbury has passed on this favorite cartoon of his, from the old Saturday Review (of Literature):

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New frontiers in POPs

April 14, 2018

Today’s Bizarro/Wayno collaboration:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

The Psychiatrist meme, with a POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau), all in letter names: E I E I O (conventionalized onomatopoeia from the nursery song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”) + the initialism O.C.D. (obsessive-compulsive disorder) — with Old MacDonald unable to resist the compulsion to catalog farm animals and the noises they (conventionally) make.

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Three weekend cartoons: POP goes the caveman couple, recursively

April 8, 2018

A Bizarro/Wayno (the POP), a Rhymes With Orange (the Caveman meme plus relations between the sexes), and a One Big Happy (the recursion):

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Two Easter cartoons

April 1, 2018

One bit of language play (requiring some food knowledge) and one cartoon photograph (rather than drawing) on the Therapist cartoon meme, with the Easter Bunny folded in:

(#1) Poppin’ Fresh the Pillsbury Doughboy meets the Matzo Man

(#2) “I don’t know where the eggs come from, and I have no idea why I feel compelled to hide them.”

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Little Orphan Anime

March 31, 2018

That pretty much tells the story about today’s Bizarro / Wayno collaboration:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

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The cartoon doctor

March 16, 2018

Today’s Bizarro/Wayno collaboration drops us into the world of cartoon doctors:

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

The doctor already has the lab coat, the stethoscope, and the clipboard. Missing: the stereotypical head mirror.

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The Waldo watch

March 14, 2018

Today’s Mother Goose and Grimm:

That’s the peripatetic character Waldo, always on the move.

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The scythe in the casket

March 9, 2018

The cartoon caption contest in the latest (March 12th) New Yorker:

The Grim Reaper laid to rest.

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Familiar cartoon themes: Waldo and sugar bombs

March 3, 2018

In today’s cartoon feeds, a new Bizarro/Wayno collaboration, with another Waldo strip, and a Calvin and Hobbes replay (from 3/5/88), with another in a series of sugar bomb cereal strips:

(#1) (If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

(#2)

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