Comic conventions

*comic conventions
including cartoon memes and meta-comics; penguin cartoons mostly listed in the Penguin postings Page

see also the “Obscenicon postings” Page
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/the-language-of-comics/obscenicon-postings/]

see also the “Speech balloons” Page
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/the-language-of-comics/speech-balloons/]

This list is up-to-date only from mid-2014 on.

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5/12/12: Gag cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/05/12/gag-cartoons/]
cartoon memes: desert island, dog-in-a-bar, caveman

6/14/12: Death at play:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/14/death-at-play/]
Grim Reaper cartoon meme

5/26/14: Two more on Memorial Day:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/26/two-more-on-memorial-day/]
#2 Zippy on failure of cartoon characters to age

5/29/14: Threesies:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/29/threesies/]
Bob Mankoff advice: things are funnier in threes

☛ 6/7/14: Assorted cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/07/assorted-cartoons/]
#3 Zippy: absurdly meta
#4 Pearls referring to Calvin and Hobbes

6/11/14: Book notice: Visual Language of Comics:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/11/book-notice-visual-language-of-comics/]
Neil Cohen’s The Visual Language of Comics

7/6/14: Cartooning at the diner:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/07/06/cartooning-at-the-diner/]
Zippy: Zippy and Griffy on cartoon styles

11/8/14: Saturday trio:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/08/saturday-trio/]
#3: Bizarro: character makes reference to crosshatching on another character

1/30/15: Another cross-comic allusion:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/01/30/another-cross-comic-allusion/]
MGG: allusion to Pearls; links to earlier MGG strips with allusions to other comics

2/26/15: Return of the word avalanche:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/02/26/return-of-the-word-avalanche/]
Pearls Before Swine: meta-comic

7/26/15: Kongtoon:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/26/kongtoon/]
Bizarro: King Kong cartoon meme

11/22/15: Self-awareness:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/22/self-awareness/]
MGG: meta-comic; convention that characters’ physical features are just lines on paper

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/15/the-news-for-cartoons/]
Bob Mankoff on fact-checking cartoons; discussion of the conventions of the comic world vs. things in the real world; taboo vocabulary in cartoons
Zippy: eyes in manga/anime (with examples)
conventions on the use of background colors in the comics

12/17/15: manga/anime hair:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/17/mangaanime-hair/]
Zippy: hair in manga/anime

12/30/15: Five cartoons for the penultimate day:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/30/five-cartoons-for-the-penultimate-day/]
Zippy: #3 on cartoon conventions

1/8/16: Two New Yorker cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/08/two-new-yorker-cartoons-2/]
#2 with conventions for identifying a caveman

1/12/16: Ahab and the whale:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/12/ahab-and-the-whale/
Ahab and the whale as a cartoon meme, especially in the New Yorker]

1/16/16: Yaoi goes to high school:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/16/yaoi-goes-to-high-school/]
conventions of gay manga

1/20/16: Five from Barsotti:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/20/five-from-barsotti/]
conventions for assigning gender to anthropomorphized inanimate objects

1/21/16: The Ascent of Bruce:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/21/the-ascent-of-bruce/]
the Ascent of Man cartoon meme

1/21/16: Tim Lockley and Ods Bodkins:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/21/tim-lockley-and-ods-bodkins/]
the Batman cartoon meme

1/29/16: P.C. Vey:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/29/p-c-vey/]
the caveman cartoon meme; movement lines (agitrons)

3/1/16: CounterEvolution:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/01/counterevolution/]
the Ascent of Man cartoon meme

3/12/16: Mayan comics and alliterative music:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/12/mayan-comics-and-alliterative-music/]
visual conventions in the Mayan counterpart to modern comics

5/1/16: Between the desert and the couch:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/01/between-the-desert-and-the-couch/]
two cartoon memes; self-referentiality

5/6/16: Peter Kuper:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/06/peter-kuper/]
the Ahab and the whale meme

5/22/16: A slow meme:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/22/a-slow-meme/]
the slow snail meme

5/28/16: The snail days of summer:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/28/the-snail-days-of-summer/]
The slow snail meme

5/31/16: Circularity at the dawn of language:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/31/circularity-at-the-dawn-of-language/]
the caveman meme

6/2/16: Cartoony days:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/02/cartoony-days/]
cartoony faces; awareness of cartoon characters that they are in fact cartoon characters

6/4/16: Geek compounds:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/04/geek-compounds/]
repurposed drawings

6/9/16: Tom Toro:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/09/tom-toro/]
#4 the (indistinguishable) penguin meme

6/24/16: Bob Eckstein:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/24/bob-eckstein/]
#3 the seeker and the seer meme

7/16/16: Zippy on a cross-comic run:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/16/zippy-on-a-cross-comic-run/]
Zippy with references to six other cartoon characters

8/24/16: Cartoon characters’ self-awareness:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/24/cartoon-characters-self-awareness/]
Bizarro with characters on strike

8/25/16: November 24th, 2014:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/25/november-11th-2014/]
Evolution of Life meme combined with Traffic Stop meme

10/6/16: Bozo’s ark:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/06/bozos-ark/]
Noah’s Ark meme combined with meme of the clown and his balloon animals

10/12/16: Clown and balloon animal, take 4:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/12/clown-and-balloon-animal-take-4/]
clown and his balloon animal

10/28/16: Halloween exposure:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/28/halloween-exposure/]
background knowledge needed; torture as a cartoon theme

10/30/16: Toon animal time:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/30/toon-animal-time/]
#1 Bizarro on the Ascent of Man meme

11/20/16: The mazel tov cocktail:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/20/the-mazel-tov-cocktail/]
the cartoon bomb

3/16/17: Cavenips:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/16/cavenips/]
the caveman meme

3/30/17: Billy Zane:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/30/billy-zane/]
superhero tights, no visible pupils

3/31/17: The Ahab-Moby affair:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/31/the-ahab-moby-affair/]
the Ahab and the whale cartoon meme

4/10/17: A primate with a pipe:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/10/a-primate-with-a-pipe/]
the dressed-up primate meme (ape or monkey)

4/13/17: Three more Reapings:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/13/three-more-reapings/]
Grim Reaper meme; Psychiatrist meme

4/15/17: A scent of man:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/15/a-scent-of-man/]
Ascent of Man meme; Caveman memes

5/1/17: Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit: three cartoons for the 1st:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/01/rabbit-rabbit-rabbit-three-cartoons-for-the-1st/]
MGG: characters recognizing that they’re in a cartoon

5/5/17: Potato Head strip poker:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/05/potato-head-strip-poker/]
the Potato Head cartoon meme

5/11/17: Nudist penguins on parade:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/11/nudist-penguins-on-parade/]
the Penguin cartoon meme (with tuxedos)

5/31/17: Slow turtle and even slower snail:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/31/slow-turtle-and-even-slower-snail/]
the slow snail cartoon meme and slow turtle cartoon meme

6/4/17: Detached bodyparts in the comics:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/04/detached-bodyparts-in-the-comics/]
#1 Potato Head cartoon meme

6/6/17: Griffy Dimwit:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/06/griffy-dimwit/]
on the nature of comics

6/9/17: An old mammoth joke:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/09/an-old-mammoth-joke/]
the caveman cartoon meme

6/28/17: The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/28/the-ballad-of-clark-and-bruce-superbat-of-pink-steel-forever/]
superhero/explosion bubbles

7/6/17: Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/06/chast-haefeli-kaplan/]
Kaplan: allusion to another comic; understanding comics

7/11/17: Office Goofiosity cuisine:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/11/office-goofiosity-cuisine/]
cartoony / cartoonish characters

7/12/17: Toonies and their toons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/12/toonies-and-their-toons/]
more on cartoony / cartoonish characters

7/14/17: Vlad the Employer:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/14/vlad-the-employer/]
speech bubbles; meta-comic

7/31/17: Today’s cartoon comprehension test:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/31/todays-comic-comprehension-test/]
desert island cartoon meme; meta-comic

8/2/17: Self-referential cartooning:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/02/self-referential-cartooning/]
meta-cartoon with illeistic self-reference

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/09/further-adventures-in-cartoon-understanding/]
#1 Pirate theme, Pegleg Pirate meme

8/17/17: August 21st: two cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/17/august-21st-two-cartoons/]
#1 Desert Island meme, self-reference

8/23/17: -izing the dog:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/23/izing-the-dog/]
self-reference

8/25/17: Revisiting 1: Will McPhail:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/25/revisiting-1-will-mcphail/]
#2 Ascent of Man meme

10/13/17: Ascending and parting:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/13/ascending-and-parting/]
#1 JAK cartoon with Ascent of Man meme

10/13/17: Clowns and their balloon animals:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/13/clowns-and-their-balloon-animals/]
cartoon meme of the clown and his balloon animals

10/23/17: The pumpkin spice cartoon meme:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/23/the-pumpkin-spice-cartoon-meme/]

10/31/17: Three kinds of cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/31/three-kinds-of-cartoons/]
#1 Mick Stevens meta-cartoon

11/9/17: Comics on comics:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/09/comics-about-comics/]
Zippy meta-cartoons

11/15/17: The Mankoff rat cartoon:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/15/the-mankoff-rat-cartoon/]
the Pavlov meme

11/17/17: Singing in parts:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/17/singing-in-parts/]
the Galley Slave meme

11/30/17: Two memic moments:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/30/two-memic-moments/]
penguin cartoons; Maze-Rat meme

12/2/17: Two and a cover:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/02/two-and-a-cover/]
Desert Island, Grim Reaper

12/7/17: The saguaro in bloom:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/07/the-saguaro-in-bloom/]
saguaro as cartoon symbol of the desert

12/7/17: Monkey see, monkey fear:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/07/monkey-see-monkey-fear/]
Bizarro with cross-comic reference, to the Curious George books

12/17/17: Moby Chick, Moby Duck, Moby Dip:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/17/moby-chick-moby-duck-moby-dip/]
the Ahab and the whale meme

12/22/17: Memory and the power of diner food:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/22/memory-and-the-power-of-diner-food/]
the Proust and the madeleines meme

12/29/17: George Booth at 90: elephants and holidays:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/29/george-booth-at-90-elephants-and-holidays/]
#1, #8-10: the elephant in the room meme; #8 the psychoanalyst meme; #9 the witness stand meme

1/18/18: Out of the Inkwell:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/18/out-of-the-inkwell/]
animated Koko the clown comics as meta-comics

1/19/18: More George Booth:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/19/more-george-booth/]
#1 Dog In Bar meme

2/17/18: Tell them you haven’t seen him:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/02/17/tell-them-you-havent-seen-him/]
#1 Toper in Hiding trope; Waldo figure

2/23/18: Death’s end:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/02/23/deaths-end/]
Grim Reaper meme

3/3/18: Familiar cartoon themes: Waldo and sugar bombs:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/03/familiar-cartoon-themes-waldo-and-sugar-bombs/]
#1 Waldo figure, Psychiatrist meme

3/4/18: Two memic cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/04/two-memic-cartoons/]
Walk Into Bar, Psychiatrist, Batman, Multiple Personality

3/9/18: The scythe in the casket:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/09/the-scythe-in-the-casket/]
Grim Reaper meme

3/14/18: The Waldo watch:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/14/the-waldo-watch/]
Waldo figure

3/16/18: The cartoon doctor:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/16/the-cartoon-doctor/]
doctor symbols; the trope turn your head and cough

3/31/18: Little Orphan Anime:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/31/little-orphan-anime/]
conventions of anime

4/1/18: Two Easter cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/01/two-easter-cartoons/]
Psychiatrist meme

4/8/18: Three weekend cartoons: POP goes the caveman couple, recursively:
Caveman meme; stricture-disregarding man, stricture-enforcing woman

4/14/18: New frontiers in POPs:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/14/new-frontiers-in-pops/]
Psychiatrist meme

4/15/18: Cave painting:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/15/cave-painting-3/]
Caveman meme

4/17/18: Lars Kinseth:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/17/lars-kenseth/]
#2 meta-cartoon (self-referential), Psychiatrist meme, Clown meme

4/27/18: Another q uick cartoon comprehension quiz:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/27/another-quick-cartoon-comprehension-quiz/]
Doomsday meme, Godzilla meme

4/28/18: Drove my Chevrolet:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/28/drove-my-chevrolet/]
meta-comic: Rat rebukes the cartoonist Stephan Pastis

5/3/18: Waldo Chast:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/03/waldo-chast/]
Waldo meme

5/4/18: Them, if ever, come lusty days:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/04/then-if-ever-come-lusty-days/]
Caveman meme

5/5/18: Mayotoon:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/05/mayotoon/]
Banana Peel trope

5/14/18: Air spelling:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/14/air-spelling/]
meta: characters’ awareness of the text in speech balloons

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/22/i-just-cant-stop-it/]
Godzilla meme

6/1/18: Narrative theory at the therapist’s:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/01/narrative-theory-at-the-therapists/]
Psychiatrist meme

6/3/18: The canine therapist:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/03/the-canine-therapist/]
Psychiatrist meme

6/4/18: Again with the nose job:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/04/again-with-the-nose-job/]
cartoony / cartoonish characters

6/11/18: In case of cartoons, see therapist:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/11/in-case-of-cartoons-seetherapist/]
Psychiatrist meme (3 strips), Desert Island meme

6/23/18: Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/23/return-to-the-amherst-diner-in-winchester-va/]
Walk Into Bar joke format

6/25/18: Midsummer cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/25/midsummer-cartoons/]
#1 Psychiatrist meme

8/4/18: Cultural knowledge:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/04/cultural-knowledge/]
translations of one world into another in 3 cartoons

8/8/18: The elephant in therapy:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/08/the-elephant-in-therapy/]
memes: Psychiatrist, Elephant in the Room, Elephant Memory

8/15/18: At the eggcorn’s edge:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/15/at-the-eggcorns-edge/]
characters speaking in spellings

9/22/18: therapist dog, dog therapist:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/09/22/therapist-dog-dog-therapist/]
Psychiatrist meme

9/25/18: The dog therapist is IN:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/09/25/the-dog-therapist-is-in/]
Psychiatrist meme

9/27/18: Mike Lynch:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/09/27/mike-lynch/]
Supplicant with Sign meme

10/15/18: Piñata under the gun:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/10/15/pinata-under-the-gun/]
metaphorical cartoons

10/21/18: Dark magic:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/10/21/dark-magic/]
Zippy: convention that cartoon characters don’t age

10/21/18: The Tritoons gather by the river:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/10/21/the-tritoons-gather-by-the-river/]
cartoon memes / tropes

12/20/18: Ask not for whom the Reaper scythes:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/20/ask-not-for-whom-the-reaper-scythes/]
2 Grim Reaper cartoons

2/5/19: Aquatic carpentry:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/05/aquatic-carpentry/]
Bizarro with translation between worlds

2/11/19: Age cannot wther them:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/11/age-cannot-wither-them/]
cartoon characters not aging

2/18/19: Three exercises in cartoon understanding:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/18/three-exercises-in-cartoon-understanding-2/]
meta-cartoon by Kenseth, several Desert Island cartoons

3/3/19: The MetaCat:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/03/03/the-metacat/]
meta-cartoon (frame-breaking) by Pasval Jousselin

3/30/19: How to use your balloons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/03/30/how-to-use-your-balloons/]
speech/word balloons, meta cartoons, self-reference

4/13/19: Meaty mammoths, cat vs. dog:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/04/13/meaty-mammoths-cat-vs-dog/]
cat vs. dog meme, caveman meme

5/16/19: Is Timmy in trouble?:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/05/16/is-timmy-in-trouble/]
Timmy-Lassie meme (8 cartoons)

5/30/19: Wisely seasoned:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/05/30/wisely-seasoned/]
Godzilla meme, Wise Man meme (5 cartoons)

6/10/19: The Mememobile:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/06/10/the-mememobile/]
Mister Laffee truck, offering cartoon memes

6/13/19: A superheroic identity crisis:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/06/13/a-superheroic-identity-crisis/]
Superman meme, Psychiatrist meme

7/5/19: Death, first as tragedy, then as farce:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/07/05/death-first-as-tragedy-then-as-farce/]
Grim Reaper meme

7/12/19: The clown barber of Custard Street:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/07/12/the-clown-barber-of-custard-street/]
Clown meme

7/17/19: Avocado Chronicles: 6 on the beach:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/07/17/avocado-chronicles-6-on-the-beach/]
Grim Reaper meme

9/3/19: Cavemen of high education:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/03/cavemen-of-higher-education/]
Caveman meme, in two cartoons and an ad series

9/10/19: Him wear saurian monitor:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/10/him-wear-saurian-monitor/]
Caveman meme in a Hilburn cartoon; parallel worlds in a cartoon

9/15/19: Segregation in the soapy comics:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/15/segregation-in-the-soapy-comics/]
meta cartoon, with self-reference; cartooniness

9/17/19: The amazing talking pirate:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/17/the-amazing-talking-pirate/]
PirateTalk and ParrotTalk; role reversals in the comics

9/18/19: The hurtful dog:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/18/the-hurtful-dog/]
Explosm Hurtful Dog meme template

9/25/19: Present at the creation: the weaponization of sarcasm:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/09/25/present-at-the-creation-the-weaponization-of-sarcasm/]
Caveman meme in a Mick Stevens cartoon

10/11/19: The existential question:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/10/11/the-existential-question/]
meta cartoons, with self-aware characters

10/27/19: The Potato Fried:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/10/27/the-potato-fried/]
Potato Head meme in Wayno cartoon; juxtapositions of parallel worlds

10/31/19: Reaper days:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/10/31/reaper-days/]
Grim Reaper meme in Will McPhail two cartoons

12/1/19: Three comic rabbits for December:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/12/01/three-comic-rabbits-for-december/]
Potato Head meme in Bizarro cartoon

12/26/19: The first two days of Christmas:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/12/26/the-first-two-days-of-christmas/]
Psychiatrist meme in Bizarro cartoon

1/3/20: Back to the swamp:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/01/03/back-to-the-swamp/]
Ascent of Man meme in Liana Finck cartoon (as descent)

1/3/20: The penguinocalypse:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/01/03/the-penguinocalypse/]
cartoon memes and viral cartoons; fearsomely toothed penguin meme, fire-breathing penguin meme

1/14/20: Revisiting 41: Mr. Peanut seeks professional help:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/01/14/revisiting-41-mr-peanut-seeks-professional-help/]
Psychiatrist meme in Bizarro cartoon

1/31/20: Identify that meme
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/01/31/identify-that-potato/]
Potato Head meme in Bizarro cartoon

2/1/20: Revisiting 42: stalked by a giant anthropomorphic squirrel:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/02/01/revisiting-42-stalked-by-a-giant-anthropomorphic-squirrel/]
End is Near meme

2/3/20: The missing:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/02/03/the-missing/]
cartoon linking two worlds

2/7/20: The Dread Pirate Swisserhand:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/02/07/the-dread-pirate-swisserhand/]
pirate theme, Pegleg Pirate meme

2/26/20: A priest, a rabbit, and a minister:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/02/26/a-priest-a-rabbit-and-a-minister/]
texty cartoon that’s two kinds of meta

3/12/20: Higashi Day cartoon 1: grim Bliss surprise:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/03/12/higashi-day-cartoon-1-grim-bliss-surprise/]
Harry Bliss Grim Reaper cartoon

3/12/20: Higashi Day cartoon 2: the stigma of striphood:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/03/12/higashi-day-cartoon-2-the-stigma-of-striphood/]
seriously meta Doonesbury cartoon

3/14/20: Higashi Day cartoon 4: tending the stone:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/03/14/higashi-day-cartoon-4-tending-the-stone/]
Sisyphus cartoons: 3 from JAK, links to 3 others

3/16/20: Corónsyphùs: Strength Through Biochemistry:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/03/16/coronsyphus-strength-through-biochemistry/]
Vadim Temkin Sisyphus composition

3/27/20: Chez Le Formulier II:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/03/27/chez-le-fourmilier-ii/]
translation between worlds

4/5/20: The Desert Island Psychiatrist:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/04/05/the-desert-island-psychiatrist/]
Desert Island; Psychiatrist; Desert Crawl; self-reference

4/16/20: The Grim Mouser:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/04/16/the-grim-mouser/]
Grim Reaper

4/18/20: Quick shot: no creme for Godzilla:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/04/18/quick-shot-no-creme-for-godzilla/]
Godzilla

4/20/20: The therapist is in French:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/04/20/the-therapist-is-in-french/]
Psychiatrist

5/30/20: Force Cor:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/05/30/force-cor/]
a Pearls Before Swine with meta-reference

6/5/20: Death trap:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/05/death-trap/]
Grim Reaper

6/7/20: tribute time:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/07/tribute-time/]
meta-reference: the Doonesbury character Zipper Harris recognizes that he is in fact a character in a comic strip and comments on that

6/16/20: Pavlov’s novelist:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/16/pavlovs-novelist/]
the Pavlov cartoon meme, with a full list of examples on AZBlog

6/24/20: Annals of ambiguity: I feel like making it rough for Schrödinger:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/24/annals-of-ambiguity-i-feel-like-making-it-rough-for-schrodinger]
possible Schrödinger cartoon meme

7/15/20: At the Paleo Cafe:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/07/15/at-the-paleo-cafe/]
Caveman; a Bizarro-specific Remarkable Restaurant meme; translations from one world into another

7/21/20: But is it art? two cartoon takes:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/07/21/but-is-it-art-two-cartoon-takes/]
#1 Caveman

7/23.20: Fear of furniture:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/07/23/fear-of-furniture/]
Psychiatrist

8/9/20: Flies met cute:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/08/09/flies-met-cute/]
meta cartoons; translations from one world to another

9/9/20: Crossed folk stories:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/09/09/crossed-folk-stories/]
combinations of two themes; real world paired with folk-story world

9/9/20: Red Löbster Cult:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/09/09/red-lobster-cult/]
two worlds

9/19/20: Out of the water and back again:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/09/19/out-of-the-water-and-back-again/]
Ascent of Man meme; two worlds

10/20/20: Desert island discs:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/10/20/desert-island-discs/]
Desert Island meme

10/23/20: A New Yorker trio:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/10/23/a-new-yorker-trio/]
Desert Island meme

10/30/20: Can I get you a vole or two?:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/10/30/can-i-get-you-a-vole-or-two/]
translation between worlds

12/25/20: Desert Island chat:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/12/25/desert-island-chat/]
Desert Island meme

12/25/20: Santa Psychiatrist captions:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/12/25/santa-psychiatrist-captions/]
Psychiatrist meme

12/31/20: Wrong turn at Catalina:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/12/31/wrong-turn-at-catalina/]
Desert Island meme

1/15/21: Flat on his back at the solstice:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/01/15/flat-on-his-back-at-the-solstice/]
Psychiatrist meme

2/1/21: Two parrots and a pear tree:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/02/01/two-parrots-and-a-pear-tree/]
#1 pirate theme; #3 Psychiatrist meme

2/5/21: Two remarkable cartoon books:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/02/05/two-remarkable-cartoon-books/]
“Meet the Author” meme; Identify This meme

2/10/21: The whale and the smartphone:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/02/10/the-whale-and-the-smartphone/]
Ahab and the whale meme

2/19/21: Today in couples therapy:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/02/19/today-in-couples-therapy/]
Ahab and the whale meme

4/23/21: Size cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/04/23/size-cartoons/]
Ahab and the whale meme

4/26/21: Houdini’s cat:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/04/26/houdinis-cat/]
Schrödinger’s cat cartoons

5/9/21: A memic triple:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/05/09/a-memic-triple/]
combination of Desert Island, Grim Reaper, and the joke meme Good News / Bad News

5/13/21: One more time: Magritte and Schrödinger:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/05/13/one-more-time-magritte-and-schrodinger/]
#2 Schrödinger’s cat; memes vs. parodies

5/15/21: Cetacean in aisle 3! The caption finalists:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/05/15/cetacean-in-aisle-3-the-caption-finalists/]
Ahab and the whale meme

6/8/21: Bizarro cannibalism:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/06/08/bizarro-cannibalism/]
intersection of two worlds; Cannibal meme

6/9/21: Gahan Wilson:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/06/09/gahan-wilson/]
Cannibal meme

6/14/21: Omega Omega Top:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/06/14/omega-omega-top]
translation between worlds (ZZ Top and ancient Greek musicians)

6/17/21: Prey of the day:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/06/17/prey-of-the-day/]
parallel worlds: cats and their people; human family relationships


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