Saturday, May 16, 2009

Spongerobert Quadrilateraltrousers

Bizarro is brought to you today by SpongeKim Roundpants.

I liked this joke when I wrote it a couple of months ago and I still like it today. If I like it when I'm on my deathbed, my life will not have been in vain.

"At least I wrote a good joke about an anthropomorphic cleaning utensil back in '09," were the artist's last words.

People say this Spongebob show is entertaining, even for adults, but I've never seen it. I've always heard that sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria, though, so if I had small children I think I'd be uncomfortable letting them play with him.

17 comments:

Trey Peters said...

Dude, your comic strip is one of my favorites(Bizarro, Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes). I have started my own comic and I'm looking for any advice one would be able to throw my way. I know syndication is nearly impossible( congrats on that), but any other viable places to sell or market?

Keep em coming,
Trey Peters
www.stickitoutcomic.com
www.stickitoutcomic.blogspot.com
treypeters@stickitoutcomic.com

popeiler said...

Out of curiosity, how did you decide on the scale of Spongebob relative to the doctor and the room?

Matt said...

That is just awesome! As a father of Spongebob watchers, I'll be certainly sharing this one around...

PIRARO said...

@ Trey...
I don't know much about the industry outside of syndication. I think these days people try to post regularly on the web, gather a following, then approach publishers of various sorts with their work. Good luck with it!

@ Popeiler...
Purely a compositional choice. No idea how big the "real" Spongebob is.

Karl said...

Sponge Bob looks rather large because he has dried out and expanded. He shrinks significantly when he gets wet. In this respect, exposing human traits.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the show (or rather, I was sat down and forced to watch it; not kidding) and I loathed it. That said, I am in love with this one. Thank you. You made me whole day.

Squealing Rat said...

Actually, all the doctor would have to do is place him in the microwave for 2 minutes. Kills all of the bacteria. (via realsimple.com)

squealingrat.com

Inga Huff said...

But 'squealing rat', wouldn't that kill him? Then who would take care of Gary, his pet snail?

And 'anonymous', as kids cartoons go, this is pretty good.

sheer.nothingness said...

I think the safest bet is that sponge bob became sentient when the sponge that forms his body wasn't cleaned for several months/years, and an especially organized bacterial colony developed.

nycowboy said...

Shared this around people in the office without permission... They laughed...

isee3dtoo said...

The concept of the show is rather strange.

A sponge who lives in Bikini Bottom and its best friend is a crab.

Sounds kind of gross if you think about it and not germ free at all.

Anonymous said...

@ Inga Huff I'll give you that it's decent compared to more recent childrens' cartoons, but it doesn't even hold a flicker of candlelight to the shows that were around when I grew up. Unfortunately, most of those are long since abandoned and often very hard to find at all, so children are stuck with the dumbed-down shows we give them today.

To be fair, adult shows aren't much better.

Anonymous said...

Anon, are you referring to the Warner Bros. cartoons there weren't even made for kids?

Anonymous said...

No, I'm speaking of cartoons from even before my time a bit, honestly. Things like 'Smoggies' ('Stop the Smoggies' in the US) and the animated series for 'White Fang', or the tales from 'Happily Ever After'.

Not to say I don't like Warner Bros cartoons, but I do leave them out for precisely that adult aim.

In any case, I've tried watching the newer cartoons. I've also gone back and re-watched several cartoons from my childhood to see how they match up ('Captain Planet', anyone?). I've found there's a fine difference in being simple for children and being idiotic.

Carrie (and Kevin!) Finnegan said...

My mother just mailed this clipping from her local paper. Brilliant! My kids are obsessed with SpongeBob and while I found him initially entertaining, I now want to scream when I hear the theme song.

Andrew Wales said...

It is funny. You should watch at least one episode.

And I see 3Dtoo, don't forget that a squirrel named Sandy Cheeks also lives in Bikini Bottom!

Anonymous said...

@isee3dtoo: his best friend is a starfish (Patrick). his boss is a crab.

great comic!