Falling Depth Arm Philosophy


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Happy early April, Jazz Pickles. I’ve been as busy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs lately as I plan to escape Bizarro International Headquarters next week for a bit of time off. Yes, even super-human cartoonists need time off from comedy from time to time, so I’ll be going where nothing is ever funny: Oklahoma.

If that news makes you wonder if this might be a good time to break into my Los Angeles mansion, think again. I’ve got a full-time security team staying here while I’m away, led by my dog, Jemima. She’ll chew up your shoes while you’re not looking and you’ll be sorry you ever broke in. Plus, I have nothing worth stealing other than half (or less) of a bottle of good scotch.


BZ 10-29-04 RovePlatoWEBMy first cartoon this week is about modern philosophy. I don’t know the answer to this pressing question, and neither do you because, by definition, neither of us is there. Spooky.



My Tuesday cartoon is a collaboration with the talented illustrator, cartoonist, and my known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh. He waxes philosophical about this gag on his blog here.









My Wednesday gag (Hey! That’s today!) is not about philosophy, but is about the modern technological problems we humans face every day.







BIZOMBIES: In my archival gems section today, I’m posting a cartoon from election time in 2004. This is, to date, the only cartoon I’ve ever done that got me canceled in a given newspaper. You may not be surprised to find out that the newspaper that took such a bold move was one in Ft. Hood, Texas. It’s a military town which pops up in the national news from time to time, and did again last week.


32 thoughts on “Falling Depth Arm Philosophy

  1. Well, now just publish an update to the Karl Rove cartoon and substitute Obama. That should run in any newspaper these days,

  2. I’ll bring a gifted child to distract the guard dog so I can steal whatever’s left of the bottle of scotch.

  3. Once again, I preface my comment by saying that I am not now, nor have I ever been, a citizen of the United States of America.

    Politicians lie, more usually by omission than commission, but they lie nonetheless. By singling out a politician from one side you transform your comic into an editorial cartoon, and that means that you have to toe the editorial line. I think that the title should have been left off, as that would have kept it generic.

    “Remember that all is opinion.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 2:15

    • I agree completely, and that’s why I don’t do specific political cartoons anymore. I wasn’t much in the habit of doing it then, either, but Rove was such a reprehensible person that I found I could not resist.

      • and, that, too, is your opinion… I totally agree with “non-citizen kane” Grant… because, I totally enjoy your work… without editorial opinions… implicit, or otherwise… because, I avoid them… from all sides… I think for myself… and, keep my opinions to myself…

  4. ahh… perception vs. reality… an in-depth analysis of a tree falling in the forest… that would be the sound of one hand, clapping… could, also, explain the extended arm affliction… and… truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented… Georges Braque

  5. Anyone ever take a selfie with an xray machine? Just wondering. That guy could manage it.

    Idea: Doctor lectures obese patient – “To reduce bloating, drink lots of water. When your cells pass the saturation point your body releases the excess fluid.” Patient says “Good theory. I’ll try it with potato chips.”

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  7. I love the “my Los Angeles mansion” picture. I’ll bet that’s in New Orleans, or perhaps some other flood-prone area.

    • As much as I dislike the Church of Scientology, I very much mind anyone changing one of my cartoons and posting it anywhere for any reason. Please remove it if you can, and do not do it again. Thanks.

      • Besides the obvious copyright issues, I think the biggest problem with doing this is it puts words in the mouth of the artist, writer, cartoonist that can have unintended repercussions. A creator usually stands behind what they create, but it’s hard to do that when somebody changes the creation after the fact.

  8. The first one is very reminiscent of Forrest Gump, for the Information Age.

    “Life is like a bunch of Tweets. You never know what you’re going to get, but you know that you won’t like most of them.”

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