Cartoons That Stay Crunchy in Milk

I ran across this blog about breakfast cereals and cartoons a week or so back and it’s a fun read.

Some of my favorite points…

The Trix Rabbit:

“…the Rabbit is the modern day retelling of the Greek tragic myth of Tantalus; the cereal is forever just out of reach. The kids are psychologically demented and knowingly evil…”

Cap’n Crunch:

“According to Quaker Oats, the Cap’n was once promoted to Admiral”

(I have to wonder – did they spell it “Adm’l”?)

Lucky the Leprechaun:

“Trivia: the current 5-pointed star was originally introduced as 6-pointed; read into it what you will.”

Check out the entire post here…

Little/Big People

My son and I were over to my in-laws yesterday to take care of their cats while they’re vacationing. After scooping the litter box, the boy and I played with on old Fisher-Price Little People Village leftover from my wife’s childhood.

I gotta tell you, not only was it a blast from the past, but as I examined the little people (wooden, mind you, not the later plastic ones) I noticed that the simple dot and line faces painted on them seemed a lot like the style that I use on my cartoons today.  Sure there are differences, but it made me wonder how much stuff like this from my childhood influenced my artwork and writing today.

My mom had gotten me a joke book once (I think it was called The Big Book of Jokes or something) that I proceeded to annoy the family with for months.  I also used to study comedy albums and late night TV with an almost religious fervor.  I do have a love for terrible puns, and I wonder now how many of my jokes have a Cosby or Carson slant.

Of course I’ll never know for sure, but watching my son play with those old little people suddenly became fascinating on a whole different level.

Multiple Cartoons

I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone for putting up with some goofiness with the daily email cartoon the other day. Many of you wrote in to let me know that you’d received three or four cartoons in the same day.

I’ve recently changed hosting and we’re still working out the kinks. Thankfully that particular kink seems to have been unkinked.

Anyway, hang in there. We’ve got some really neat new features coming soon, so there’s bound to be some more weirdness too.