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Posted on January 2, 2009 5:21 PM
Even in later years, Kirkwood never lost his talent for biting sarcasm.
January 2, 2009 6:04 PM
January 2, 2009 18:04
Yea, verily... the Puppet maketh the Man.
January 3, 2009 1:33 AM
January 3, 2009 01:33
This cracks me up in the biggest way. In my mind, it's competing with my all-time favorite cartoon--a Far Side that shows a kid practicing his Tuba behind an outhouse, & stunned on-lookers looking at the outhouse from the other side.
(1) Where exactly did Kirkwood come from?
(2) You ink your cartoons with a brush, right?
January 4, 2009 11:57 PM
January 4, 2009 23:57
(By the way, I saw "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr.T" recently. The evil piano genius is Dr.Terwiliger. Is your handle a tribute?)
1) Kirkwood is an actual neighborhood here in Decatur. It's filled with oddballs and misfits and I thought that the name might make a fun platform for my random gag cartoons.
2) Though I'm familiar with brush line work, I'm more comfortable with a variety of pens and nib sizes that give me all the options I need without the mess.
john Cox |
January 5, 2009 1:00 AM
January 5, 2009 01:00
For whatever reason, "Puppet Man" cracks me up more than anything you've done so far. I'd like to see him in syndication (even more so than "Quiptoons").
"Terwiliger" is a dual tribute to Dr. Seuss (although the Dr. T. in that movie was actually "Dr. Terwilliker")--& Bart Simpson.
When I had my tonsils out, somebody gave me a copy of "If I Ran the Circus". Fan of Seuss ever since.
Sometimes when Bart Simpson got into mischief, there was an angry authority figure demanding to know his name; one time Bart replied "Why, it's Terwilliger, mate!" (I think Sideshow Bob's last name was also Terwilliger).
I thought that "Terwiliger" would be a funny handle when playing video games with my nephew. I had to drop one "L" because there wasn't enough room in the field to fit all of the letters; thus "Terwiliger".
Coincidentally, Dr. Terwilliker's named student in "5,000 Fingers" is also Bart.
January 6, 2009 12:30 AM
January 6, 2009 00:30
Nice. I love the inside scoop on my commenters. Color me "intrigued".
john Cox |
January 6, 2009 1:57 AM
January 6, 2009 01:57
I'm sure a shrink could make a lot out of what we use for 'names' on the internet.
I heard a rumor that Al Gore likes to sign off with "God".
January 6, 2009 10:06 PM
January 6, 2009 22:06
My kind of guys!
I would hang w/them...*
January 7, 2009 4:31 AM
January 7, 2009 04:31
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