Friday, October 17, 2008

Sphinx Sphincters

Today's Bizarro was made possible by the Feline Proctological Association.

People often ask me how I come up with cartoon ideas. My routine response is that the vast majority of my ideas occur to me while watching one of my cats clean herself.

This idea, however, did not result from that activity. Instead, it came to me when I read an email from my teenage colleague, Victor, in which he attached a cartoon idea of his about the original sphinx prototype being in an embarrassing position. I liked the idea, added my inimitable professional touches (i.e.; redrew it haphazardly in my style and added some lame dialogue) and signed my name. If you know Victor, don't tell him. He's just a kid, so how much can happen, but still.

When Victor and I work together, I often feel like a crime fighter with a young sidekick, though I hope we would look better in our tights than they did in that last link. I don't know who our nemesis would be, maybe Jim Davis and Garfield? In my world, he's much scarier than The Penguin. Except in this case.

20 comments:

Jezzka said...

dang it dan purr-arro, i burned my tongue trying to read your blog and enjoy my corn chowda soup.

naah, aye haff too twalk like thees all day. bah da waay, deeth comic is ahh-sam.

anonymous said...

So you paid Victor for his idea, of course. Right, Dan?

doug nicodemus said...

wow anonymous is always so brilliant...and thanks for letting me us your cartoons for my nonprofit group. you are a prince. but why didn't you draw him facing the crowd? the point would have been made harder and funny i think?

Robert Finis said...

Funny. Though it did take me a second to get the visual (thought it was a turkey at first), but I'm guessing facing the cat forwards, while easier to recognize, would have given some newspaper editors problems.
Dan's lucky- when I work from home, I have to have my ideas while watching one of my cats attack my leg, attack the couch, attack each other... cute, but hell on concentration, since every one of those situations tends to require some kind of intervention.

anonymous said...

Note to the brilliant mind, Doug - the word "use" has an e in it.

shipping troll said...

What the heck is wrong with Batman's drawers? Looks like somebody dropped a chihuahua in 'em! I used to watch the show after school back in the 70's and that costume fit Adam West a LOT better than that! An impressionable kid remembers these things.

The original view of this comic made me tilt my head, then after a couple seconds it dawned on me what I was seeing and I almost sprayed yogurt all over my 'puter screen. Awesome!

Jeremy said...

I printer the Obamaman poster out on 11x17 and I have it up in my cube at work. Friggin awesome!!

Johnny said...

Anon,
No post since Tuesday and now this useful tidbit referring to the missing "e". I would be lost without you. Thanks, I needed my RDA of Bitter.

SAYOTTE316 said...

Hmm you might want to rethink things, Looks like Victor is getting his ideas from myspace members on his space.

SAYOTTE316 said...

Jeremy,


I was in Portland, Oregon in the spring. What a beautiful city, it looks like no other.

Penny said...

Anything that's inspired by cats is peachy with me!

SAYOTTE316 said...

So of course I'm wondering.

When myspacers discover Vic's been taking there ideas and then sending them to you.

It is vic who laughs and you who gets sued.

Victor 'Stud McMuffin' Rivera said...

Hello Bloggers, this is the mythological 'Victor' (teenage spawn of Satan, if you will) mentioned in aforementioned post.

The First 'anonymous':
Haha! But on a serious note, no. Dan keeps me locked in the closet, occasionally giving me a Poptart or two when I don't bite him. But the thing is...I'm totally okay with that.

sayotte316:
Can you supply me with the link to the myspace sphinx cartoon? because i guarantee Dan that i think up these things all by myself, and i did for this one, on my own, and it has been known to happen that out of the thousands of cartoonists out there, the same idea may be used more than once. it is scientifically possible. I, among only a dozen others, do not have a myspace account, so I have never seen that cartoon.

So, if you could link me up, that'd be great. kthnx.

SAYOTTE316 said...

Myspace.com

Not just Sphinx bro all of them

There are 243 million myspacers so good luck

Lorie said...

To all of you junior lawyers, WHOSE CAT DOES NOT LICK ITS OWN ASS!? No one STOLE this idea. One day I was sitting on the bed and two of my cats were pork-chopping at the same time. I grabbed my camera but missed the photo op because one moved on to its foot.

Jym said...

=v= I can't believe you left out the link to the Batman/Penguin debate.

anonymous said...

johnny - how about you get back into the shallow end of the pool, eh? you'll recall what happened the last time you tried posting...

oh, and thanks for my RDA of lonely single guy.

kerrikoo said...

That's the ugliest cat I've ever seen!

anonymous said...

Lorie, I'll try to keep the sentences simple and in large letters to help you out. DAN SAID HE GOT THE IDEA FROM A COMIC BY VICTOR. Understand everything now?

GAlcidesS said...

Ha ha ha ha. Wordless.