Jazz Pickle Tiger

Bizarro is brought to you today by Lucky Gardener.

A few months ago, on a whim, I called my regular readers, “Bizarro Jazz Pickles.” People seemed to enjoy the moniker and it stuck, so I’ve used it numerous times since. Here now is a cartoon in which I use the term as an excuse to include a joke on the label. I trust my Jazz Pickles will enjoy it. If you do not currently know if you are a Jazz Pickle, here are the criteria: You have to be a regular reader and fan of my Bizarro comics. That’s all there is to it. Maybe you were already one and you didn’t know it. Some fans have been after me to design a Bizarro Jazz Pickle T-shirt but I have been remiss. It isn’t because I don’t care about your wardrobe, I most certainly do, but rather because I can’t think of anything wonderful enough. Anything obvious, like a pickle with sunglasses and a saxophone, just seems trite. So maybe one day I’ll have a flash of brilliance (not entirely out of the question, it almost happened once in 1972) and there will be a shirt for sale that will no doubt be snapped up by the dozens. As for this island cartoon, think of it the next time you’re trying to avoid running into your boss at the office, or your significant other at the local bath house. Things could always be worse. Stay crispy, Jazz Pickles! (more…)

Death-Wish Slugs and More

(Here’s an old favorite of mine. Click the pretzel to see it so awful big.)

Hello, Bizarro Jazz Pickles. (That is what I’ve decided to call my readers. Thoughts?) I have a few fun things to tell you about today:

1. There is a short blog post about my secret symbols on a website called Daily Ink. The first and last paragraph were written by the person who runs that blog, the rest of the stuff in the middle was written by me. I didn’t want you to think that I wrote a hyperbolic phrase like “brilliant madcap masterpiece” about myself. That would be gross. Regardless, I explain my secret symbols, what they mean, how they started, and how they will figure into the salvation of mankind. (Not at all.) Read it here. (more…)