Sunday, December 21, 2008

Khan Job











(I would not mind at all if you clicked these images to view them larger. In fact, I would prefer it.)
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Here's a kookey little play on words about the Great Wall of China. If they have a great wall, why not a great chair, rug and lamp? Get it?!

A reader (and writer) wrote to me last week and asked me why they were flinging a plate of spaghetti at the wall. I thought it was obvious, but in case there are others out there wondering, it's because I figure what better way to attack one's furnishings than by spilling spaghetti and red wine on them?

The title panel, or "header panel," as it is called in the cartoon industry, was an old one that I reworked to look Genghis Khany.

Here is the original header panel. Can you spot the differences?

18 comments:

Christina Awesome said...

I thoroughly enjoy both your comics and your commentary. I always make sure to read the comics, so I always read yours. Just wanted to let you know I 'follow' your blog. haha as creepy as that sounds.

dawnalee said...

It is epic as well that Marco Polo got noodles/spaghetti from China. Attack them with their own weapons. Improve their weapon by adding marinara and red wine. Positively brilliant strategy. :o)

Captcha: unalksc (oon-alks-see)
Bugsy repeated the obvious to Four Fingers with frustration, "It's not deuxalks, it's unalksc."

julianmaestas said...

difference = Fumanchu 'stache haha

Penny said...

Dan, I only see four symbols in today's comic (12/21) not 5. Help!

ThisWas said...

Once I enlargerized the drawing I noticed a lot of interesting details like the shadows on the rug etc.

I also noticed that there is an armchair but no footstool. This puzzled me until I remembered that the Huns are attacking the Chinese empire, not the...

[Never mind.]

isee3dtoo said...

Penny:

Pie, Eye, Dynamite, Spaceship, and K2

Look at Santa's left knee, which would be the right knee in the comic.

Cully said...

Could that be... the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

SAYOTTE316 said...

merry christmas

jeremy
fran
Anonymous
mike duffau
fido

AS MOST OF YOU MAY KNOW....FIDOS GRANDPA OR AS THEY SAY IN FRENCH PEPERE POSSESSES A VIRGIN ASS

Michael Tallon said...

Dan, how many pixels do you set images for in Photoshop?

Penny said...

isee3dtoo, THANK YOU! I will go look! That was driving me bug-nuts.

Luna said...

I hope the Huns have more spaghetti and wine. It looks like it will only reach the carpet.

Tim said...

I think the same basic cartoon would be funnier if they were flinging the spaghetti at the Great Wall of China to see if it sticks.

Robert Finis said...

Um, excuse me, but KHAAAANNNNN!!!!!

Dimension Skipper said...

But why wouldn't the Great Furniture of China be at least semi-protected on the China side of the Great Wall?...

Other note: I now see the b-day greeting to "Dad" which didn't happen to catch my eye when it appeared in my local paper, even though I probably should have remembered to watch for it since you'd mentioned it previously.

I've been enjoying your blog for a couple months now, especially for all the behind-the-scenes about-cartooning stuff. I wish more comics artists would do that. I happened to notice the blog address in the panel one day and have been following things here ever since.

Dave Stratton said...

The Huns had catapults? Well, if I saw it in a Bizarro, it must me true.

Anonymous said...

The fact that they are flinging a plate of spaghetti is far funnier than the play on words...

PIRARO said...

Christina Awesome,Dimension Skipper, et al-
Thanks for reading!

Cully-
Yes, the Flying Spaghetti Monster it is!

Sayotte316-
Thanks for leaving me out of your holiday wishes. (sniff)

Tallon-
The cartoons I send to the syndicate for printing are 600dpi. I change it to 200dpi and reduce the size of the cartoon for the blog.

Robert Finis-
Thanks for the spelling correction. I meant to check that before I posted.

Sir Mike said...

Thanks!