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Bizarro 09-06-15 hdrWEB

(For a larger viewing experience of the cartoon below so you can find its NINE secret symbols, clickify it.)

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Bizarro 09-06-15 WEBI got this idea because I used to live in a huge apartment building and it seemed there was always someone using the elevators to move in or out. It was like cramming yourself into someone’s tiny living room for a few seconds to get to your floor and it happened so often I began to wonder if they were living in there. Thought it was kind of funny.

bz panel 08-31-15This idea came about while pondering the typical panhandler-holding-out-a-cup cartoons. These days nobody uses cups but in the old days, when people were most likely to toss you a dime or nickel, I guess they did because old cartoons always had that. This insufferable-looking dude has found a new reason to have a cup.

bz panel 09-01-15I drew this gag because I like surreal things and I often wonder where names come from. An eye dropper might more accurately be called a drop administerer, but then our lazy mouths would rebel when trying to say it.

bz panel 09-02-15As you regular readers know, it never ceases to amaze me that governments still bother to make marijuana illegal. It is so safe and natural and beneficial for so many things. I can’t help but be convinced that the continuing illegality of it is directly controlled by corporate interests who feel it would be cutting into their profits for pharmaceuticals and booze. That, and the fact that most of us have a deep-seated fear of change and can’t comfortably imagine a world in which you could buy pot at a store without some special, bullshit permission from a doctor. You know, like you can with beer and tequila and cigarettes and semi-automatic weapons.

bz panel 09-03-15Just to be clear, I’ve nothing against platform shoes, I just think other items of clothing with a platform built in are funny. Even though my beloved Olive Oyl is five or six inches taller than I and towers over me when she wears heels of any kind, I still like them.

bz panel 09-04-15This cartoon figures into my basic thought process that puts current, organized religions alongside the thousands of the other comforting mythologies our species has historically believed in. I know that’s not a popular view but if you read enough about the history of religion, it’s where you end up. Or at least, it’s where I ended up. Your results may vary.

bz panel 09-05-15This guy has a lot of arms and hands.

If you like surreal art, please consider following me on Instagram, where I post weird things from my sketchbooks that never make it to print. Here’s the link to me @danpiraro and below is one of the images I’ve posted there.Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 9.39.11 AM

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14 thoughts on “Moving Experience

  1. Your panel with the glove salesman reminded me of Kip Addotta’s joke about the guy with five penises. His pants fit him like a glove!

  2. ≈ When I first moved to Brooklyn the super appeared within minutes to yell at me for setting down a furniture part before carrying it up the stairs. I should have just stored everything in the elevator.

    (Of course, nothing else would ever again prompt him to appear within minutes.)

  3. Hey Don,

    Really like the way your mind works! I also bought your t-shirt for Roots and Shoots. I love the shirt; I met Dr. Jane a few years ago, and she is an amazing person. Glad I found you!

  4. Dan,

    I am still trying to find a Jazz Pickle symbol in the eye-dropper cartoon. Perhaps I am missing something. Can you help me out?

    Thx,
    Andrew

  5. In my paper, “The Concord Monitor”, “Bizarro” and Wiley Miller’s “Non Sequitur” panels are featured side-by-side. Ever once in a while you both manage to hit a common theme or topic on the same day. That was the case on the 4th.

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