I don’t remember how I came across these recaptioned Family Circus, but they’re disturbingly funny. (I wonder if anyone’s done this with New Yorker stuff yet?)
One of the disturbing things about being a cartoonist is you never really stop being on the lookout for gags.
Often my wife and I will be discussing our days and she’ll notice I’m drifting off into what she calls “cartoon land.” What’s happened is she’s said something that triggered my joke reflex (not to be confused with joke reflux, which I’m glad to say there’s now medication for), and I’m working out the joke.
I’m sure it’s gotta be annoying, but, God love ‘er, she puts up with it.
Anyway, the other day I was talking with someone about a recent death. They said that the doctor had given the person three months to live.
And my mind was off…
Doctor holding shotgun to patient – “I said you had three months to live, and, by God, I meant it.”
Kinda macabre, and I feel weird about the circumstances in which it came about, but I like the gag.
Welcome to the inside of my weird little noggin.
OK, I think this is the final final version. (Let’s hope!)
I’m gonna consider this finished. But I really enjoyed all of the input!
Of course, “cartooning by committee” like this wouldn’t be prudent normally, but it was a lot of fun to see so many different ideas!
While this is the last of the design/art phase blogs, this is by no means the end of the blogs about this. Stay tuned!
And thanks again everyone!
A while ago I was contacted by a company asking if I were interested in advertising on radio.
To be honest, I’m not sure it would work well, and it’s probably cost prohibitive, but the guy offered to send me over a spec spot to listen to:
LOL! Isn’t that goofy?!
Not the ad itself, that’s actually very well made, but it’s weird hearing an Andertoons commercial.
And, is it just me, or does the end part (“This is a good place for an Andertoon!”) sound like the guy is opening a refrigerator door?
Anyway, it’d be lousy of me to put this spec spot on my blog and not give a link to the folks who put it together for me.
On advice from a few readers, and my wife, I’m trying a slight change in the cartoon:
I took the face off the bar and just have text there now. I think it’s an improvement.
But now that I look at it, it looks like it says “HERS” like one of those His/Hers towel sets you see on the old cartoons.
Maybe tighten the text to see more of the second “H”?
I dunno… Any thoughts? I think I’m thinking too much about this…