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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Marooned

Every cartoonist has to do a deserted island gag at some point in their career. It seems like it's just part of the territory. Today's cartoon is one in a series of island scenarios that feature these two characters. (Notice the little fish on the left? That's one of those fun things I like to do). Island gags are too limiting to base an entire comic strip upon, but it can work for a short run. If you would like to see more, I will gladly post the rest of the series over a period of time. Leave your comments here, or on facebook .

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mr. Personalities

What the fellow above is saying is not something that you would normally reveal on the first date. Or the second. This sort of admission falls under the category of  inappropriate disclosure  a subject we have touched upon before. We all have our "baggage" of course, and timing is everything. But having said that, it is indeed true that there is someone out there for everyone.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cartoon Balloons

This cartoon was drawn before I learned how to write jokes or "gags" for my cartoons. At that time, I relied almost exclusively on visual humor. I don't like the word "gag" very much. It's an odd word choice to describe something that is supposed to generate smiles and laughter  I prefer to use the terms: "joke" or "caption" or "the-part-with-the-funny-words-in-it".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Packaging

Why are so many products over-engineered when it comes to their packaging? It annoys me at how much effort is required to open certain things such as CDs, DVDs or electronic products. And oh, what fun it is to open a pill bottle only to discover it has more cotton than contents (see illustration). Most packaging should not require the use of special tools or inordinate amounts of time to gain access to the product itself. I understand that some forms of packaging are anti-theft, or tamper resistant and so on. I can appreciate that maybe the manufacturer has some concern for my safety, or at the very least is trying to avoid a lawsuit. But c'mon...it all gets so very tedious. In this era of "reduce, recycle, and reuse", how much of this junk is necessary?