Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baby Bear

(To experience the bear at actual size, click his nose.)

Bizarro would like to wish you a Happy Easter, unless you're against Easter and resent being wished a happy of it. In that case, I wish you a happy, albeit insignificant, day.

Since Easter is full of fairy tale contradictions that don't make any sense together, like a magician who comes back from the dead and a giant bunny hiding decorated chicken eggs, this seems as good a cartoon as any to post today. I like this gag quite a bit, if I may be so immodest. It started with the idea of Goldilocks in her old age, then a reunion with the three bears, which turned into this chance meeting near a dumpster with Baby Bear. It has a certain sense of reality to it that amuses me.

I'm not sure if I've plugged Awkward Family Photos before, but I get a lot of my hotlinks from there and it's one of my favorite sites on the Internet. There are some good Easter pics on there today and they have a new book out, which I highly recommend.


thomas4143 said...

Magician who comes back from the dead? One of our nation's best features is its Constitutional emphasis on religious tolerance. Wouldn't mind a bit of it here. Of course, you are free to say what you like, but there is no reason to be deliberately offensive, is there?

Anonymous said...

I love this maybe more than any other drawing you've ever done. It just pleases me on every possible level.

Plan 9 Studios said...

BWHAHAHAHA! Goldilocks now lives in Utah!!!! HAHAHA!

However, I find the idea of a store named Pixie's Pickle Palace utterly absurd and offensive. Please remove in all future printings.

Piraro said...

@thomas4143...In my opinion there is a difference between "tolerance" and "respect." I am tolerant of people's religious beliefs (as long as they don't creep into politics, which they so often do) but I think kidding about them is more in the realm of "respect." I respect people, but not their beliefs. I'm guessing most Christians don't have respect for the beliefs of Scientologists, for instance, and as a society we make jokes about them all the time. No intention to offend, my apologies.

Plan 9 Studios said...

Funny you say that. I had a pretty deep argument with my wife last week after buying this t-shirt:

She maintains that if people we're just nicer to each other and respected their choice of religion, the world would be a better place.

While I think it looks great on paper, I don't think history shows us when people didn't point out the inherent hilarity and flaws in religion, that there were more rainbows and less violence. In fact, I think it was a pretty dark time where many people were hurt.