OMG! I just posted my Sunday cartoon from next month, which also falls on the 2nd, because of the screwy thing about February missing a couple days. Dang! I’m really really really not supposed to do that. So I took it down after my buddy, Museum Guard Bob, called me, so if you saw it, forget it. If you copied it, please don’t forward or post it anywhere. (more…)
You regular Jazz Pickles know Cliff Harris, the King of Wordplay, as one of my favorite collaborators. I can’t tell you what a terrific guy Cliff is. Words cannot express what an open, friendly, loving sort of bloke he is. His wife and two sons are equally wonderful and I’m not just blowing smoke up your donkey. (more…)
I wrote this cartoon one day after hearing for the umpteenth time that yet another web site was featuring a cartoon of mine with the signature, copyright, and URL info removed. Sometimes people even change my wording to suit their needs. One site seems to be routinely taking my cartoons, removing the legal info from it, then replacing my dialogue with the same words, but in Helvetica font. Huh? (more…)
Since California is a big agricultural state and much of that is fruit, they’re really picky about letting people into the state with food items that might carry some kind of insect that is bad for local crops. I guess fruit flies are the ones I’ve heard most about. They don’t thoroughly search every car so I don’t know how well it works, but it does cause a traffic jam at the borders, which is always a good time to check your email and Twitter feed while you wait. (more…)
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…)
Here’s a tip for the Jazz Pickle Jar. Tonight at 10 and 11PM Eastern and Pacific, on Spike TV, are TWO episodes of “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.” If you enjoy watching rednecks scrounging through the woods chasing unicorns and tooth fairies as much as I do, you’ll love this.
How would you like to enjoy a little light comedy with me? Okay, follow me.
Our first entry is from Dan Piraro of Los Angeles, in collaboration with successful TV comedy writer, Andy Cowan (Seinfeld, Cheers, Third Rock from the Sun, etc.) Dan’s and Andy’s funny idea was if the murderous character from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic “Psycho” were applying for a job to run the Bates Motel. Watch out for that shower, mister! (more…)
There is only one day left to get your official Bizarro Jazz Pickle Pride shirt, then the design will be retired.
I hate to keep banging this drum but I know that as soon as I retire this design, people are going to be begging me to offer it again because they didn’t get one before the deadline. I can hear it now, “I was in ICU and they wouldn’t let me use a computer,” “I was held captive by a tribe in the jungles of Borneo and didn’t find out about it until I was released,” and “My head was stuck in a pitbull’s mouth.” I’m sorry for all your problems, of course, but now that I’ve made a big deal out of retiring the design (and making it a COLLECTOR’S ITEM!) I can’t go back on my word.(more…)
I often find the world of advertising and marketing pretty offensive. Not in the typical ways––too sexual, too violent, etc.––but because they so often offend my intelligence. Wouldn’t it be great if I could think of a perfect example of such a thing right now? But I can’t. (more…)