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.