Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Retro Shrink Arms Nerd Speaker

Bizarro is brought to you today by Adult Speakers.

Gosh, it's good to be back at blogging. I've been busy as a very busy person this past week, out of town, suffering from inoperable hair loss, you name it. But now I'm back and blogging like a mofo, as the kids say.

Clifford, the retro caveman is a suggestion from my good friend, Cliff, so I named the character after him. He doesn't look anything like this, he looks more like this.

This cartoon with the doggy at the shrink was popular among shrinks. Several wrote to me about it which led to long email exchanges about my early childhood and feelings of inadequacy.

The long-armed doctor cartoon is one of those jokes that I wrote just to have a chance to draw a funny picture of a guy with very long arms. Every now and then that happens. Over the many years of my career, since the late 1900s, I've drawn an exaggerated version of just about every body part you can imagine. Except the naughty ones that god did not mean for us to acknowledge in public, of course. If we were not meant to be ashamed of parts of our bodies we wouldn't have been born into this word wearing underwear, I always say.

My last cartoon today is about a super hero calling himself "The Nerd." After this was published I thought I should have had a funnier line as a response. Something like, "I fill the inboxes of criminals with lame jokes." I'll likely change it to something like that for the book of super hero cartoons I have coming out in the spring.

Must get back to deadlines now, dear reader, for I am off to Columbus on Friday for Ohio State University's Festival of Cartoon Art at which I am a speaker.


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9 comments:

Debbie said...

My hubby is one of those Nerds, but I love him.

Amyranth said...

Superhero's Book Of Cartoons?!!?

It's a good thing my birthday is in May, this is going to be GREAT!

Bird of Paradise, and Spiderman Walks The Family Dog included, right?

Aardwolf said...

dude you are like an infinite well of great ideas .. i think i'm too lazy to try to generate so many great gags

Stephen Acevedo said...

Funny stuff you have here. I'm actually trying to break into the comic business myself, more into the superhero stuff though. But very clever ideas.

Chris L, Vancouver said...

As busy as a very busy person? You need to go to... Simile School!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT6_PXXjU94

doug nicodemus said...

they are all pretty funny...i ask this question and have before because i do not know the answer...you stopped putting your posts up on facebook...and it is probably because you are exhausted, you live life at an insane pace..so the question is/was is it more advantageous for you to get comments here or on facebook or both...

Stewart said...

Do you have a Facebook page set up for Bizarro? I'd strongly recommend it and having it linked to your blog.

Piraro said...

@Amyranth...yes, including those.

@Doug Nicodemus...I'm still posting on Facebook every time I post a blog. Maybe they're getting buried in the timeline?

@Stewart...I have a Facebook page set up for me under my name and use it as a fan site. Eventually I'll make a Bizarro fan site, but I'm too lazy to do it right now, even though I should.

rob said...

Have an idea for a quasi-vacation (since apparently Bill Waterson's sabbaticals didn't spread to your distributor? or only applied to him? I thought he put a lot of work into making cartooning less painful)- why not do a fans only month or two, maybe three? Granted the illustration would still be there, but I get the impression that part is less stressful. Not to say your work doesn't rock, just commenting that I would lose no respect, for what that counts.