Vibin' off a Mr. Waterson....
Vibin' off a Mr. Waterson....
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A JAIL-FREE NIGHT!
Idea for the illustration courtesy of Tom Williams.
I SERVED WITH THE QUATRO-9000. I KNEW THE QUATRO-9000. THE QUATRO-9000 WAS A DROID OF MINE. ZEBCO-2.7, YOU'RE NO QUATRO-9000.
This cartoon appears in Allen Forkum's May issue of Automotive Report.
I know, I know.....
I don't mind admitting that this toon is disturbing on many levels.
Another hat-tip to my little helper, Doc Al.
It seems "The Other White Meat" is no longer making it for the industrial porkers out there.
There's seems to be an ardent fringe element of the Christian persuasion who are confident the world as we know will be expunged by the Creator Of All Things this Saturday.
May 22 is National Chagrin Day.
So federal regulations will demand prominent graphic depictions of cancer victims on cigarette packs by 2012.
Now I want to see them put large photo reproductions of twisted, teenager-encased auto wreckage on the side of 2012 carbon monoxide-pumping deathmobiles.
I'm so thankful that the United Nannies of America have my six.
Now, back to our regular programming....
Get out there and get dirty, y'all, and have a reasonable Earth Day.
This one goes out to Doc Al, a certain proprietor of a certain watering hole.
UPDATE SUPERBOWL SUNDAY: Yeeeesh....
Been out of town a few days, ready to get this thing back on the road. Thanks for your patience, guys.
A tip o' the baseball cap to my good friend Doc Al for this gem. Hanging around Trackside has it's advantages...
Have a go i find out for yourself how easy it is to draw this little dude every day.
Did some moving this last week. Back in the saddle for the daily doses of Kirkwood (and other sundry illustrations that might tickle the imagination...)
Hope y'all are having a nice Thanksgiving.
The top comic strip is the first Kirkwood I posted that featured the adolescent, unnamed main character on April 12, 2014.
Same joke, one year later, you can see some of the "evolution" that has taken place (mostly, he's more streamlined).
Thanks for all your input and kind attention. Lot more coming your way. Can't tell exactly how he's going to get there, though. The next year should be interesting...
Show your Mom some love, y'all.
A hat-tip to Doc for this one.
This is a sample of what KiRKWOOD looks like when I'm cooking up an idea. I generally start with the images and where they go before I tackle the dialogue. I like to have the setup kind of speak to me and once I hear something weird or surprising, I pencil in the speech balloons. I sometimes edit the final punchline about five or six times to get the rhythm right. I firmly believe if it SOUNDS funny, it IS funny. The shorter, the better. Except when it's longer.
Be of good cheer, y'all, and have a wonderfully Merry Christmas.
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.