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I’ve been out of town for a few days, hence being so far behind on blogging. I’ve missed my Bizarro Jazz Pickles and hope you missed me, too. The Sunday comic above is the first one I can say was completely influenced by my new digs in Los Angeles. California has micro-climates-a-plenty and it is sometimes almost as weird as this drawing. This one appeared in papers on April Fools’ Day. Can you spot the April Fools’ joke that I included in this cartoon? You’ll have to blow it up to see it, I suspect. Only truly observant Jazz Pickles have much of a chance.
Here is a nice election-year cartoon. If you don’t understand it, you likely don’t know that two people running for president of The United States of America are named “Newt” and “Romney.” Or maybe you’ve never heard of witches and didn’t know they use “eye of newt” in just about every recipe.
This one, of course, is a take on the old cartoon cliche of a doomsday prophet carrying a “The End is Near” sign. I’ve seen a lot of doomsday prophets on street corners in real life, but none of them seem to use these signs anymore. Makes me sort of nostalgic.
If you don’t get this it is either because you didn’t know that eating carrots is supposed to be good for your eyesight, or you’ve never seen a snowman, or you didn’t know people often use carrots as a nose on snowmen. If you are this person, I can’t help but feel very sorry for you.
This real estate cartoon is from my “known associate,” Wayno. People sometimes ask me to also post the horizontal versions of my cartoons and I usually don’t because they aren’t that different or interesting. But this one was a challenge and I had to redraw a fair amount of it to achieve the other version, as you can see below. I hate having to do that (who doesn’t hate more work?) and it’s harder than it looks.
I’d like to ask all of you Jazz Pickles to go to facebook.com/bizarrocomics and “like” the page. That way, you’ll get updates on your FB page when I post a new blog or announce one of my comedy shows or appearances. Also, it will make me feel like I’m at least a little bit popular. George Takai has maybe 500 times more “fans” on his FB page and he’s not even working anymore. Don’t get me wrong; I like George and am a fan of his page. He posts Bizarro comics fairly regularly, too. He’s a peach.