Family Demon Oil

mediocrityRulesMultiSM1Don’t miss your chance to wear this adorable shirt (as seen in a Bizarro comic) which tells the world you don’t approve. Only NINE days left, then it’s gone forever! Have a look.

 

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Family Circus is one of the most parodied cartoons in history. The simple wholesomeness of it is irresistible to sarcastic jackasses like me and there are a number of FC memes––like Billy’s habit of leaving dotted lines everywhere he walks––that make it “easy pickins”. I’ve done a handful in the past and thought I’d gotten it out of my system but then this idea occurred to me and I couldn’t resist. I’m friends with Jeff Keane, better known by FC readers as “Jeffy,” and was friends with his late father, the creator of FC, Bil Keane. They’ve always enjoyed FC spoofs, so I knew I was in safe waters when I submitted this one. I drew the comic exactly as Jeff would, who has taken over the strip for his dad, but I took the liberty of redecorating their house with five of my own Bizarro secret symbols. My favorite touch is PJ crying. Lord only knows what horrible sights he witnessed to upset him so.Bizarro 06-29-14 WEB (more…)

Lost Friend

A good friend to all of us cartoonists died yesterday –– Bil Keane, the creator of Family Circus. Whether or not you are a fan of Family Circus, Bil was a terrifically funny and creative guy and much beloved by those of us who knew him. He emceed the annual National Cartoonists Society awards show for years and was always hilarious. His humor was bawdy and sarcastic without ever being cruel and he knew how to play the room like nobody else. Hundreds of cartoonists are sincerely saddened by his passing. I’m very fortunate to have gotten to know him.