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Automotive Report Toon


Allen Forkum and I created this toon for the April issue of Allen's paper, Automotive Report.

BONUS EYE CANDY. Click here http://sketch.odopod.com/sketches/311479/edit and watch one of my sketches develop.

Comments (13)


I hate to admit this, but anymore, I'm only one step ahead of these broads.

Kevin The Zeroth:

Made me smile, thanks John. I'm with Cowboy on this one, sadly. It seems the check engine light is fairly irrelevant and can even go off on a timer. pffft. ridicurous.

I like the bonus a bunch, especially Sunshine, though it is so short I can see why you linked to Seaside. I'd really like to slow it down and take parts of it stroke by stroke. Maybe even see it in the real-time it took you to draw.

Ok, maybe I'm weird. Still, it's neat. Thanks for sharing!

John Cox:


Thanks for the kind word. I recommend sketching around on that site. The tools are crude, but it's entertaining to see your drawing choices sped up as if is a tiny movie.

Anthony Di---uh... Weiner:

And now that the evil Republicans have sent Click and Clack off to the labor camps, not only will those sweet old ladies have to eat dog food and be deprived of affordable medical coverage, they will also lose the infernal waste of time of the Tappet brothers, they'll have to take their cars to mechanics on a fixed income, and they'll waste money changing the oil in their engines according to the instructions in the owner's manual subsidized by greedy oil companies instead of the 10,000 mile recommendation of Click and Clack!!!

Never mind the fact that those old bats--uh, I mean those sweet old ladies--can't even figure out how to change the band settings on their car radios.


So that's how sketches are done! You rub some graphite on a blank piece of paper to make the sketch "appear"!

As for the two ladies, reminds me of my last email to my daughter, asking if she'd checked her engine oil recently.

Her reply: Yep, checked it yesterday Dad. Still black and yucchi!

Martin Lundqvist:

Dear Di-Uh,

your whole comment seems to want to project an arbitrary scenario exclusively built upon metaphors, without even casual relationships to back it up. If you want to convince anyone of sound mental health, please review your premises.

Anthony Di--uh... Weiner:

Hey Martin. Being a Scandinavian, there are probably a lot of U.S.-specific "cultural" references in my first comment that you aren't familiar with (along with the commie-pinko Lefties who get their so-called "news" from the lamestream media). I'll help you out with the joke.


I, Anthony Weiner (D, NY), am an imbecile in the U.S. House of representatives. That I am in office at all says a lot about the electorate in New York's 9th Congressional District

I recently gave a ridiculously impassioned address before the House about the cutting of funding for NPR, choosing to focus on Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers, instead of the extreme left-leaning slant of NPR's news coverage and the fact that taxpayers should not fund propaganda.

From there, I made the lilliputian leap from cutting funding for NPR to a couple other knee-jerk whines Lefties invoke whenever a Republican even suggests the imposition of fiscal discipline.

"Where will little-old-blue-haired-lady grease-monkeys who need car repairs get their automotive mechanical advice now that the Republicans have NPR's resident mechanics experts in their crosshairs?" That's a ridiculous rhetorical question that ties into the cartoon rather nicely. I can just imagine all of the gear-heads that tune in to public radio... both of them.

"Di--" is a tilt towards a euphemism for my last name (which also happens to be the last name of a flouncy "comedian" named Andy). I almost made a Freudian slip, but I caught myself (hence the "uh").

Read up on me, the Tappet Brothers, & maybe check out my rant on YouTube (if neither Google has blocked access to it nor the Internet been completely cleansed of it), and then you'll be up to speed.

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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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