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Part of an Idea....


I've been goofing around with this graphic novel Idea where Detective Kurtz has to bust up a bake-sale ring headed up by his mother. Am I high, or is something there?

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Maj. J. Logon:

It was the unexplained pie pans, maybe. I don't know what had tipped her hand, but I knew that there was more to her fillings than cherries and sugar. She always seemed to have... what? too many cookies and not enough time to to have baked them? No... It was the soaps. She never missed them and yet never missed a bake sale. And nobody... nobody was this cheerful ALL THE TIME!

Sounds like a winner to me... Go for it!


You ran with it! Nice work. I think I can see a Betty Crocker angle working where Kurtz's mother extorts Aunt Jemima into a hit assignment. Maybe she takes out a PTA fund raiser, causing a shortage of muffins.....


The idea has potential, could be pretty good as long as it's kept to a mock-realistic parody theme. Might be complicated to keep the high level running through a full novel length... not easy, but could be a blast.


He could have a partner who's secretly a junkie for her brownies. These would certainly be the most suspect of the baked goods.


...caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak.


And the brownies (obviously) would be spiked?



Have you considered a webcomic?



You've officially done it. I now go to this site before C&F. I wasn't sure what I liked better about the political cartoons, my dead-on political views or the awesome drawings of the cartoons themselves. I know now that I'm drawn more to the artwork and I think I'm proud of that. Politics these days can get you down and I definitely don't want it to be front and center all the time. GREAT SITE. It's inspiring.


High isn't the word! Keep up the great work. The word is spreading!

*snickers hilariously*

I love the idea! Maybe there's going to be some counterfeit cookies?

Jonathan C. Hohensee:

Unforuntaly, Steve Dickto already has the market cornered on Objectivist comic book artists :(

Thanks Guys

One of the joys of running this site is the chance to goof and have a little fun. Cox and Forkum is political activism....This site is a fun factory. I don't mind telling you, I need both.

Glad you guys get the whimsy I was shooting for.


Webcomic? Not really. I do have a couple of strip ideas I want to try out here.

Keep an eye out for "Stinking Rich"...

I like it.

I like it a lot.

With a name like Kurtz you'll have to work in a trip on the river. I'm thinking Mom and her associates take a riverboat trip from St. Paul to New Orleans and son has to find a way to tail them.


(This is too much fun).

Once in New Orleans Mom and her crew hop on a Cigarette for quick trip to south Florida to close a deal on a couple of cases of Key limes.


"I think I knew", Kurtz thought as he took a long, thoughtful drag on his diet Popsi, "that I was getting in too deep when the cigarette boat stopped at the Cuban Lime Orchard in Key West. I checked the action on my Daisy Red Rider, more out of nervousness than habit, and stepped out into the trees..."

Oh this is too cool...


You guys are on a roll! I"ll be over here taking notes....


I just had this vision of your man Kurtz and a BB gun...
Maybe your chief character in the background with a soap bubble pipe and a Swiss Army ninja sword...


That's just silly. This thing could probably use some monkeys, though.

Well, there *are* monkeys in the Keys. See:



It wasn't until the ex-KGB agent showed up in the living room (on Mothers' Day, no less) that Kurtz suddenly began to understand why so many Ambassadors' wives had always taken part in his mother's charity fund-raising bake-sales; surely not a high priority activity along Embassy Row yet back they came back time after time, always hanging around for the coffee klatsch-cum-gossip session afterwards -- and what kind of gossip had been exchanged all these years was now becoming hideously clear, judging by the Russian's tightly grim expression.


"Something is out of place here", Kurtz thought as he took out his 12th slimjim of the night. What was it? The cars all seemed ordinary enough: Mercedes, BMW, the like. But then he saw it: An old school Panhead Hardtail chop with the ape hangers and the plate that read "B8K SALE".

The thunder began to roll...


Slim Jims!

"B8K SALE" -- awesome


I think it's a Great idea! Go for it!


This comment section is highly entertaining.


It had been one of those days when all the weather could do was drizzle on my investigation. The trail had turned cold. The Boss was chewing on my milk duds while looking over my shoulder. I had spent the day trying to see the pattern in the seemingly random drive-by muffin toppings between the competing Red Hats and Purple Hoodies but had found nothing. Then came the knock on the door that was usually followed by a a saxaphone solo and a pin up body. She didn't dissapoint. "Hi", came a voice fit to melt the rest of my milk duds. "I'm Betty. Betty Crocker."

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John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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