Regular readers of my weekly posts will know that Olive Oyl and I moved Rancho Bizarro from Los Angeles to San Miguel de Allende a week ago. With most of our stuff still on a moving van between California and Mexico and no wifi in the house for the first several days, my post last week did not include all of the cartoons from that week because I really hate sitting in adorable cafes in foreign countries typing for hours instead of looking around at the weird place to which I decided to move my life. So, now that I’ve got wifi and am typing from the boring comfort of my own home, here in this post you’ll find today’s big, wide Sunday cartoon and title panel (above) and all of the Monday-through-Saturday cartoons from the last two weeks. And as if that weren’t too much, I’m adding some pics and commentary from our now home in Mexico at the end of the post. Yowza! That’s a lot of value for the price. (Free) (more…)
I’ve been on holiday for a couple weeks (SO rare for me!) and so now that I’m back at headquarters I feel as though I’ve been thrown from a speeding car onto a highway full of emails. Ugh.
Meanwhile, here are the cartoons that published while I was away and that I’ve not posted here yet.Breaking up is never fun, even when one of you is made of wood and plastic. Here’s another in my ongoing series of Sunday Punnies, which are puns that readers send to me and I figure out a funny way to illustrate them. Congrats to Dennis Barley, Kelly Cox, and Ed Saugstad for submitting this batch! Side note: The bunny in the title panel and at the top left of the Sunday Punnies is not the usual Bizarro Bunny, but her boyfriend, Sterphen. (That’s not a typo, that’s how he spells his name.) (more…)
After all these years I still enjoy coming up with a new angle on one of the traditional cartoon cliches. I started with the idea of a ventriloquist’s dummy begging and then my lovely and enchanting girlfriend, Olive Oyl, and I riffed for a bit before coming up with the right line for his sign. I can’t believe this idea hasn’t been done before but I couldn’t find one on the Truthernet, so I did it. (more…)
Today’s gag is a collaboration with my known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh. Both Wayno and I have long been big fans of ventriloquist gags; there’s just something too delicious about having one’s hand up the backside of a look-alike puppet to ignore. (more…)
I do love me some ventriloquist gags. I saw a creepy movie called “Magic,” starring Anthony Hopkins, back in 1978 and loved it. I was a kid then and have not seen it since, so I’ve no idea if it was actually any good. Still, I’ve been sort of fascinated by the surreal possibilities of ventriloquism dummies ever since. This gag also has “alternative lifestyle” undertones, so to me that makes it even more amusing. (more…)
Ventriloquistm is a favorite topic of many gag cartoonists and I’ve done quite a few over my nine-decade career. I’m pretty proud of the simplicity of this one, though. It leaves the reader to imagine the ridiculous voice the man is using as he answers questions through his dummy. This causes me to smile with my mouth. I also like the green leisure suits. (more…)
Here is a joke with multiple possible meanings. If I had left the bottom caption off, it might mean that the dummy is actually flirting with the woman himself, in some surreal, alter-reality. Which leads one to wonder how things might have gone if they’d gotten amorous. The word “wood” comes to mind.(more…)