Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wooly Minnie

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Dear readers of my blog,

The more observant of you will notice there is more than one cartoon posted today and the more inquisitive of this subset of observant types will wonder why. I'll keep you in suspense no longer by saying it is because I won't be posting for the next few days and wanted to leave you with a little something extra.

I'm on my way to Hollywood this evening, no, not to star in the next Ron Howard blockbuster about the hidden symbols in my cartoons being clues that lead to the identity of Jesus's secret lover, who begat his child, which then led to a series of begatting resulting in none other than founding father, Benjamin Franklin, who left secret clues to a previously unknown companion document to the Declaration of Independence, the Proclamation of Philly Party Spots. Instead, I'm going to the National Cartoonists Society annual convention.

The convention marks the weekend after the fortnight during which hundreds of professional cartoonists from all over North America work their asses off to get ahead on deadlines so they can arrive dead tired and ready for a weekend of irresponsible alcohol consumption. Should be fun.

The cartoons herein are fun, I think. I have fond memories of my own Wooly Willy from childhood, and the time I brought it to school in the sixth grade, it went missing, and I innocently asked the teacher, "Have you seen my Wooly Willy?" The principal later explained to me in the privacy of his office, why this alarmed her.

The Minnie joke is fun for me because it walks a dangerous line of litigation. While parodies are legal, Disney loves to sue–especially when the parodies have sexual connotations. There is no express sexual content to this cartoon, but you have to admit that Minnie has a nice rack.

My next post will be on Tuesday, May 26, I hope to see you all here again then. In the meantime, have a weekend worthy of a sheik.

Your humble servant,
Mr. Piraro


sheer.nothingness said...

I like it because it walks the line between funny and disturbing. I like it when humor disturbs me- it forces me to think.

Anonymous said...

I have fond memories of my own Wooly WillyI trust that you wrote this in full knowledge of how frightened we would be to click that link.

Robert Gidley said...

And good luck on your potential win of the actual Reuben award itself! Vegas has you as the favorite, especially if Pastis blows the drug test (again).

monsterzero said...

wooly willy! gotta be one of yer funniest!
thank you sir.

Karl said...

Since this comment won't likely be posted until you're back on May 26th, I'll save it till then.

Good luck however with the award (I think) you're nominated for. How do you wish cartoonist's good luck any how? Something like; break a finger?

Unknown said...

Minnie Mouse?? Implants???

It's funny as hell, but man, you must WANT to be sued. Disney takes no prisoners...

The Glumph said...

Wooly Minnie, or Minnie Willy?!

I love the story of your teacher and the lost Wolly Willy. Only slightly less worthy of your teacher's fear than "Excuse me Miss, that girl was playing with my Wooly Willy and she broke it!"

What did the Bunny do to earn a wanted poster?

Enjoy your break!

DanC said...

NIce lobes! I will regret not going out and partying with you Dan. Next year for sure. Have fun in Jollywood!

munchy365 said...


doug nicodemus said...

have a great time

ldisme said...

luv your cartoons, and peeks into your 'deranged' mind

derekamalo said...

dan saturday night at about 1230 am i went to the ncs website to check the results ...nothing yet i hit a link the daily cartoonist was putting who won on it ...i was pulling for you ...i was watching the results being polled til 318am when i saw the worse news in histry ..

speeb bump sucks rump won..

i actually feel like i was more dissapointed then you at the end..

but it all comes down to logic..'

number one coverly is on the commitee..
next up when your strip both in drawing and humor is way ahead of others people want to acknowledge you then throw someone out on top of you making themselves look better

its like i said its why mike jackson goes in hiding and jimmy 1 cord buffet has a career ...

cause people can relate to playing one cord more than they can relate to danicing like no other and whipping out number hit after number one hit

so sorry dan but im venting was nice being 8.2 percent part of the best potentially 2008

i was mad very mad

but im okay now

2009 bro 2009's

sheer.nothingness said...

finally saw the results. bummer. I don't even like the guy who won cartoonist of the year, though at least the "Lio" guy is decent.