BTG’s Great Lobsters In Art 10-Part series set out to be longest vertical cartoon in the inglorious history of GoComics. Apart from this noble and worthy goal, Great Lobsters In Art addresses the needs of the repressed and idle cartoon loving armchair art history detectives – as yet a largely ignored and often despised sub-group.
To encourage mild interest, there is currently a contest underway - The first person to correctly guess tomorrow’s lobster artist will win a signed copy of any of BTG’s least unpopular books - Delivered to their door, anywhere on the planet, before Christmas ... or thereabouts. BTG will also attempt to draw their favourite animal on the flyleaf, except if they want a chimp, as BTG hates chimps.
If no one guesses correctly, the prize will double up for the next day, and triple up for the 10th and final remaining day. So far we have had four winners, one of whom is infuriatingly clever and has won three times – which is probably why the clues are getting harder and harder - to the point that a wild-arse random guess will probably take home the prize - Thus highlighting the perversely hypocritical pseudo-intellectual nature of the contest itself .... Call it irony, or something, but at least it’s vaguely amusing.
Just in time for shaking off those post-Thanksgiving doldrums comes yesterday's Monty, which may well be the most unsettling cartoon that's ever come across my desk and leapt into my nightmares. Just what, exactly, is transpiring here? What, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson -- who would surely blanch at this sordid yet mysterious tableau -- does it all mean?
All we know is that whoever manufactures those cat posters should be sent to Canada on the next boat, and that "Tim" is in NO WAY based on John Glynn.
A big shout out to Corey Pandolph of The Elderberries. Corey's one of those rare cartoonists who has both the courage and the courageousness to do what's right.
Now, I know a lot of my friend(s) and family out there may take exception with how gray my hair is and how tight those slacks are, but I do not. I know that sometimes artists have to take creative license in order to get their point(s) across.
I do however want to correct a few things for the public record.
1) I haven't worn brown and purple together since I went to see that Prince impersonator in 1989.
2) We do not allow dogs in the office. No offense, dogs.
3) Mayo should not be thrown around so casually as to name a "code" after it.
4) I love Canada and all of its citizens including Paul Gilligan. And his amazing girlfriend Angela.
5) I had fried food again for lunch today. Not sure how it applies to this comic, I just like to be completely transparent.
Cool little video animation + teaser for the recently released book, "You Are Not So Smart," based on the popular blog of the same name.This clip takes aim at the psychology behind procrastination, which has to be enjoying one of its most popular seasons right now what with New Year's resolutions conveniently just around the corner.
I found this on the Boing Boing gift guide (hat tip, @Rubenbolling, whose comic "Thomas The Jitterbug Dancer" (at least I think that's what it's called) is featured on the Boing Boing site each week as well as here on GoComics.
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Today's F Minus featuring Kenny. Kenny will give you his honest opinion on how that new blouse or pantsuit REALLY looks. The truth hurts sometimes, but nobody wants to buy something ugly and unflattering that they will come to regret later. Right?
Last week Michael Kavna at The Washington Post issued an open call for nominations for Best Webcomic of the Year and received 1,000 submissions. Now he is soliciting nomations for Best Comic Strip of 2011. Step right up...