Brief Visits

Bizarro 01-05-14 HedrBizarro 01-05-14 WEB(To see any image on this page largerated, click on any object in any cartoon that starts with an “S”.)

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I was once on the back deck of a ship, tossing pieces of bread up into the air to watch seagulls catch them. After a while, I held them up in my hand and they would dip down and take them from me. Eventually, I decided to hold one in my mouth and, as predicted, a seagull swooped down and took it from my mouth. It also cut my lip pretty well with its razor-sharp, man-eating beak. The seagull in my title panel above was drawn from memory as the last thing I saw before I got this scar on my lip. Try it sometime, it’s fun. (more…)

Toothy

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Here’s a bit of super-secret backstage gossip about this cartoon: I have some friends named John and Fiona and he’s a lawyer. I didn’t say the super-secret backstage gossip would be interesting.

Anyway, this is my covert way of finding out if my friends read my comics. If neither John nor Fiona say anything about this in the next few days, they’re off my Festivus list for good. (more…)

Hot Guber Fish Filth

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I’m guessing the water cooler talk this week was most often about the U.S. presidential election. I resisted expressing my views on politics this year on my blog because I don’t like offending my readers who vote differently that I do. That said, I was struck on election night by the fact that the large crowd at Romney’s event was at least 99% white. No matter how many camera angles they shot––close ups, wide shots––I saw nothing but white faces. Conversely, at Obama’s event, I didn’t see a single camera angle in which I could not see whites, blacks, latinos, asians, eskimos, you name it. And they showed a LOT of crowd shots over the two or three hours before the president made his speech. Regardless of what a random pundit on Fox News might tell you, a crowd that large cannot be planned and organized. My conclusion is that this year’s Democratic platform appealed to a wide variety of Americans, while this year’s Republican platform was pretty clearly about rich (white) captains of industry and restricting women’s and LGBT people’s rights. I’m speaking in generalities, of course, you’re welcome to come to your own conclusions. Either way, I’m hoping for some good things to happen in America in the coming years. (more…)

Submarine Water Dog

(If you find yourself wondering what this cartoon would look like bigger, click the taxi’s license plate.)

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I’m posting this cartoon a few hours before it is officially published so I can’t say for sure, but I anticipate some questions on it. This seems to me to be one of those cartoons that some people will want to find a “deeper” meaning for. But there is none. If you turn a bus sign upside down, it says “sub” (sort of.) So it’s just one of those odd visual things that amuses me. For those of you keeping track of utterly trivial information in some sort of a stalker’s scrapbook, the street scene was drawn without reference from my memory of my old neighborhood in Brooklyn. (more…)