#368: Claptrap, Cartoonists get Framed, Babies in NYC Bars, and I upset kids at a birthday party!
+Morris has a moment with Microsoft Teams after a special dedication from one of the Usual Gang of Idiots.
I haven’t seen the Mean Girls movie based on the musical based on the movie based on the book, but I hear it’s quite good! I remember liking the original, but only recall one line from the original movie, (above). You can get a print of this cartoon here if you’re a fan. Did you see the new one yet? Is it any good? It has an Aussie actress as the lead.
This past week my cartoon was the caption contest cartoon. Was there consternation? Yes. Controversy? Yes. You can see all the highlights below in the post, and the video of me discussing it with the folks at @cartoonstock.
Clappy New Year!
If you ever enjoyed the TV and Movie parodies in MAD, the “dream team” (nightmare squad) who used to make them, Tom Richmond and Desmond Devlin, have finally finished their epic, full colour, hardcover collection of twelve BRAND NEW movie parodies, called CLAPTRAP. Yecch!
I backed this on Indiegogo years ago and have been grinding my teeth to a fine powder, anxiously waiting for this thing to clog up my mailbox— and this week I wasn’t disappointed; Not only did I get the stunning book in my hands, but I got a personalized dedication (to Morris) on the flyleaf. He was thrilled…
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a complete idiot and wait three long years for yours, you can grab a hand-signed copy right now by clicking this very long button below.
If you want to find out more about(who knows why you’d want to!) you can read more below.
This week’sis all about Frames.
Every time I go to the art gallery I spend less time looking at the paintings, and more time creeping on the people looking at the paintings. If they read the little blurb under the painting and then nod knowingly, my eyes roll more than the ones in this cartoon.
Find much better cartoons on the topic here:
This week’s Sketchbook: I was doing digital drawings of kids on Sunday for a Mad Scientist-themed birthday party. Some were really happy with their drawings.
Others? ehhhh notsomuch…
While I do love the convenience of a drawing tablet, I can’t ever replicate the joy of using analog tools. I’m launching my new Substack in 2024 called “Process Junkie” to explore all of the joys of the Process of making art. If you’re interested in that kind of thing, you can sign up here:
Until next time,
Yesterday, Sophie looked over from her video call to see this….
…I feel you, buddy. I hate Microsoft Teams too.