Monday, December 1, 2008

The Old Sandy Swimsuit Gag

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Most of my cartoons just come out of some random knothole in my mind, but this is one of those rare ones that is drawn from my own life. My brother, Gavin, and I used to pull this gag on tourists all the time on the beaches near our childhood home in Burkina Faso.

It was enough of a challenge to build a sand-art replica of the sleeping sunbather without awakening him or her, but real skill was required in getting their bathing suit off and covering them in sand. We developed a technique similar to the way Indiana Jones replaced the jewel with the sack of sand all in one move. It worked for us a good 80% of the time.

I haven't tried this gag in years. I'm probably no longer fast enough to assure my escape should the victim awaken at an inopportune time, but I encourage those of you with a good set of wheels and a mischievous streak to give it a go.

16 comments:

ldisme said...

that's really very good, thx for being you

Fran said...

You sure were a rascal, Dan.

SAYOTTE316 said...

HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Stevie G.B. said...

I read the title of this one in my best Maxwell Smart voice. "The Old Sandy Swimsuit Gag, can't believe I fell for that one"...
Sorry about that Dan.

Ole Bryde said...

Dan, Greetings from Sweden.
Love most of your stuff, even bought a book or two, like your weird paintings even more.
Had a ton of giggeles with it.
Thanks :)

john said...

i'd pay good money to see that on video

Luna said...

Are you serious? People don't wake up? :0

Anonymous said...

Does this comic really need a title on the bottom? It adds nothing to the humor, which is pretty weak to begin with...

Jeremy said...

Do you really need to remain Anonymous? It add nothing to your safety, which is pretty weak to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Let's try that again, Jeremy. This time, how about making it coherent?

Katherine said...

Hey, this is so awesome. Thanks, Dan!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
Let me clarify what Jermey meant. I think he may have been a little unclear. I think what he meant to say was, "Anonymous, you're a idiot!"
Signed,
A BETTER Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Dan, you are crazy, but cool. I waited for the 'fast enough' until someone explained it to me. D'oh!

Anonymous said...

Haha. You called me an idiot. Was "stupid-face" on the tip of your tongue?

Becci said...

Heheheh I cannot believe something like that is possible.

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