Archive for the ‘Comic conventions’ Category

In case of cartoons, see therapist

June 11, 2018

It started with this John Deering cartoon from 11/23/12 (passed on by a series of Facebook posters):

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In the tradition of the signage

IN CASE OF FIRE, BREAK GLASS

and introducing the cartoonist Deering, who’s fond of the Psychiatrist cartoon meme.

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Again with the nose job

June 4, 2018

Today’s Zippy is a re-play of a drawing from 2015, now with dialogue:

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Stroke the nose and you slip through the nasal passage in the nose-time continuum to the bulbous-nose Cartoonosity region of Zippyland.

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The canine therapist

June 3, 2018

Posted by a Facebook foaf today, this Bizarro from 10/14/10:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 5 in this strip — see this Page.)

The Psychiatrist meme, with a talking dog as a bonus. Plus, in my title, a nominal with the pseudo-adjective canineand it’s ambiguous.

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Narrative theory at the therapist’s

June 1, 2018

Today’s Rhymes With Orange, a fresh take on the Psychiatrist cartoon meme:

You don’t get a lot of narrative theory in cartoons, but here’s some basic stuff from Wikipedia:

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(I just) can’t stop (it)

May 22, 2018

From the May 21st New Yorker, this Harry Bliss cartoon:


(#1) “Get those things away from me–I can’t stop eating them.”

A translation of a scene (of snack-food addiction, in the universe of tv commercials) to a parallel metaphorical world (of rampaging Godzillas, in the universe of monster movies).

Some notes about such translations between worlds; about snack-food addiction in tv commercials; about people-eating in Japanese monster movies; and about some “can’t stop” music.

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Air spelling

May 14, 2018

Yesterday’s Doonesbury, Mark Slackmeyer interviewing an Oklahoma teacher on the radio:

Um… misspell?

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Psychiatrist Meme Day

May 14, 2018

… at King Features Syndicate, or so it seems. In my feed today, three cartoons (of my five regulars from King) with a psychoanalyst and his couch: a Bizarro/Wayno with an empty couch; a Zippy with Zippy on the couch; and a Mother Goose and Grimm with the dog Grimm on the couch.

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Mayotoon

May 5, 2018

For National Cartoonists Day, this Bizarro/Wayno collaboration from 2010:

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

Ah, the Banana Peel trope. Get a cartoonist!

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Then, if ever, come lusty days

May 4, 2018

What is so rare as a day in May?

Caught on the Our Bastard Language group on Facebook this morning, this Addison cartoon (by Mark Addison Kershaw):

(#1) Sexy springtime (in the northern hemisphere)

Birds are urgently trolling for sex on every street corner and mating shamelessly in the bushes. Plants are flagrantly displaying their female parts, meanwhile spraying the botanical counterpart of semen everywhere. It’s a jungle out there.

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Waldo Chast

May 3, 2018

In the May 7th New Yorker, a Waldomemic Roz Chast:

Chastian family dynamics, skirting the line between touching concern and neurotic overprotection.

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