Sunday, February 27, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
I know some of you are thinking, "So, Dr. Palindrome is a sexist! That's certainly Evil of him!"
You should stop for a moment and consider that perhaps you, the reader, are the one who is Evil, for the dirty things you infer when you see this drawing. Perhaps the good doctor is truly feeling tired, and desires a nap on yon mattress before they film the next episode of his little drama. perhaps he is summoning the propmistress, who, admittedly, dresses rather strangely, to take proper care of his sword until the next performance.
Oh! NOW you think I'm implying sexual favors when I use the phrase "...take proper care of his sword..." You have a rather dirty mind, Dear Reader. Have you considered Therapy?
NO! I don't mean SEX Therapy! Sheesh! Where does it end with you? Go to confession, you Pervert!
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The Night Wind
(after the watercolor of the same name by Charles Burchfield)
I found a print of the original painting in an old portfolio from MOMA that was in a used book sale.
I can't find the original image on line, but I'll scan a bit of it in for you, so you can see what inspired me to add the hooded figure with the gas problem:
a segment of the original Burchfield piece
Here's a link to more of Burchfield's work:
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
There were two ways I could have gone with this one. I thought about showing the Doctor refusing to bet on a golf game. But then I figured that if he was an evil doctor, he would be cheating on the golf course, right?
I also considered using the computer interpretation of "links", but then I wouldn't get to draw the doctor in ugly plaid sportsclothes.
Monday, February 21, 2005
The Wielder of The Thunderbutt
(after a Tibetan woodblock print depicting Chana Dorje)
I hope I haven't upset my Karmic balance by drawing this. Please note that in the interest of fairness I am more than willing to draw cartoons of any religion's deities farting. It's just a matter of inspiration whenever I get to your particular deity.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Don't believe what they tell you about those late fees.
Well I finally got a new scanner, so I can start posting my new cartoons whenever I get Off my ass and draw one. The new scanner is different from the HP I had before, so it may take me some time to learn all the intricacies of the new software. ( such as getting the thing to not scan in my blue pencil!)
As I post this cartoon that I drew last week, all the stations are warning us that Blockbuster has a whole mess of hidden charges waiting for you if you bring back a video late. I knew there would be a catch. I hope they scrap the program altogether, and go back to the one-week rentals with late fees. It's hard enough to find a copy of a lesser-known or independent film in stock at the video store. All I can foresee is more difficulty finding an available copy of the movies that I like to watch - the ones that I'm lucky if Blockbuster stocks one or two copies of.
It's hard enough to find one of those at the store, it can only get tougher if lazy customers don't have a deadline to bring it back.
Blockbuster doesn't need to change its old system. People just need to learn that you don't rent a movie unless you know you're going to have time to watch it before it's due back.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Monday, February 14, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
I'd appreciate it if the marketing department from either Water Bottler would cut me a check ASAP. I'm not picky.
This is still one of my favorites of all the palindromes I've ever devised. FYI, that circle pattern in the background wasn't done with a computer. I actually laid out a diagonal grid, and using graduating circle templates, drew and colored them all in by hand.
What is it about Soft Drinks that makes them choose names so easily reversed?
Pepsi is Pep.
7-Up? P.U. 7
a loco cola.
Stewart's Straw E.T.s
Fresca A.C. serf
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
Sunday, February 06, 2005
No, It's not my Birthday. This is just another 'toon from my archive.
PALINDROME NEWS (sorta): MIkePeter's almost makes a palindrome in Today's Mother Goose & Grimm strip. follow this link to see it (if it's no longer 2/06/2005, you might have to page back into his archive to see the strip) http://www.grimmy.com/comics.php