Dang, Jazz Pickles, it’s been a busy day here at Bizarro International Headquarters. This is my last post of the day, I promise. (Not that anyone else cares how many times I post in a day.)
Just wanted to tell you there’s a swell piece of my original Bizarro art on ebay till next Tuesday. This one is a 1996 Sunday cartoon image, so it’s nice ‘n’ big, and it includes one of my rare hand-crafted color guides, which is how I communicated what CMYK colors went where to the printers, before I could color my own cartoons on Photoshop and send them the file. (more…)
I just released an EP of four of my original songs & you can get them on iTunes! I’m so excited I may have pooped my pants!
Nope, false alarm, it was just my TV remote. I’ve been looking for that thing since yesterday. But I really did post my songs on iTunes so please check them out and buy the whole EP. It will cost you a full $3.96, which is a small price to pay for all of the enjoyment I’ve given you with my cartoons all of these years, right? Here’s where you can go to indulge my rock star fantasy. You can also find me on Spotify and a few other of the typical music outlets online! Just search under my name, which is Dan Piraro. (more…)
Lately I’ve been doing some pretty realistic images for my cartoons. I don’t know why I’ve always been a fan of realism, perhaps it is simply the challenge of fooling the eye. As a contrast, I’ve posted a cartoon of mine from 1998 below, when I was in a period in which I was deliberately stepping away from realism and into much more cartoony-looking images. At the time, I intended to stay in that mode indefinitely but I found that I gradually drifted back toward realism over time, almost without noticing. Obviously, different gags require different styles of drawings and I think the one about ice fishermen above benefits from the realism whereas the one below might seem awkward if it were realistic. Still, I’m interested in what you Jazz Pickles think of these two different styles. Which do you guys generally prefer: my realistic images or my very cartoony ones?(more…)
Do you want to feel less grubby? This is how you do it.
Another original ink drawing from Bizarro is up for sale on eBay for the next few days and your home, office, or crypt NEEDS this art to be complete. Friends will “ooh” and “aah,” enemies with seethe, your parents will wonder why you are so loose with your money. It’s a win/win/win. You won’t believe how low the price is as I write this. (more…)
Do the people on your street think you’re cool? Me neither. But they will once we’re sporting this amazingly handsome garment!
There is ONE WEEK LEFT to nab yourself one of these very-first-in-a-series-of-highly-coveted, limited edition T-shirts! Once this sale is over, the design will be retired for good. No matter how many people cry and throw themselves on the floor like spoiled toddlers, I will NOT print more shirts. The prospect of you being one of those brokenhearted Jazz Pickles makes me soil myself. Take a look.(more…)
This is the last day to bid on the original art from one of my Sunday Bizarro cartoons from 2002!
At noon tomorrow, some lucky Jazz Pickle (or seedy, menacing, European collector sitting in a dark apartment above an auto repair garage in Prague) will add this amazing piece of Americana to that special group of objects they call their own. (more…)
Like a big doofus (which, according to my exes I am, and a few other things, too) I completely forgot to post this week’s original Bizarro art sale on eBay. This auction only lasts until sometime Tuesday, so hurry on over there and bid.
This is one of my elaborate restaurant scenes with the gag “hidden” in the background. There are lots of good icons in it, some pretty good character faces, if I may be immodest, and one of my rare cameos as the diner at the extreme right. This art will instantly make your home the envy of all who visit––except other people who own Bizarro original art or something even cooler, like Michael Jackson’s taxidermied body or the head of Karl Rove under a glass dome. (more…)
Big news, Jazz Pickles! At long last you can show your pride with an OFFICIAL Jazz Pickle Pride shirt!
This is a limited-time offer and will only be available for two weeks from today. If 100 sell, they’ll print the shirts. If not, they won’t. This will make me sad because I’ve ordered one of every style and color for myself. Even the women’s shirts! (more…)
2: I’ll be at ComicCon in San Diego on Thursday and Friday of this week. Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm, I’ll be signing books and T-shirts at the Last Gasp booth. Friday at 10am, I’ll be doing my own talk with projected visuals in one of their panel rooms. Immediately after, from about 11:30 to 1:30, I’ll be back at Last Gasp’s booth for more signing. Hope to see some of you there! If you mention you are a Jazz Pickle, I’ll give you a FREE, limited edition, comemmerative napkin!
Here in the United States of America, we celebrate our Independence from British tyranny each July 4th. We do this by staging mock, decorative war in the skies over our towns and cities. If these faux wars are this beautiful, imagine how breathtaking real war must be! (more…)