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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Bad Clown


Don't worry, no children were hurt in this cartoon, and the bad clown is going someplace where he'll never be inappropriate again: Clown Prison.
Yes, this is a re-post of an old cartoon, because I'm still too busy to finish up a new one. I do have a couple in progress though, so stay tuned!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Busy Maid


I haven't had the time to come up with a new gag, so I dug into the archives instead and found this oldie. I believe I drew it in 1984, back when I was really hit and miss with gag writing, and before I learned a few of the formulas. But I remember showing a batch of new cartoons to a friend and this is the only one in that bunch that had him chuckling, just a slow 'this is so ridiculous' kind of laugh that creeps up on a person, but a laugh just the same. So I hope it creeps up on you, too. -Ted

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oog Is A Lousy Spear-Thrower


DISCLAIMER: No cave man was hurt in this hunting mishap, Oog's buddy pulled the spear out of his head and wacked Oog over the head with it a couple times, then they both went home to their wives. The musk ox went home to his wife also, and all lived happily ever after.
I just had to get a violent caveman cartoon in after that flowery cuteness I did for Illustration Friday. Equal opportunity at Crotchety Comics! Don't worry, more cute and adorable cartoons coming soon! -Thanks for stopping by. All comments greatly appreciated. -Ted

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Clown Factory Humor!


My Brother and I both did our fair share of conveyer belt work growing up in agriculture, and we've always joked about how miserably boring it was. Recently he suggested this: '..how about clowns working on a monotonous factory job and how they keep themselves entertained?' So I did the first rough idea of clowns in a rubber chicken factory on a yellow Post-it note above. While I was doing that one I came up with a completely different gag, the one below it, which I hope makes sense to all of you. I call it "The Birth Of the Bop-Bag". -Thanks, Bro, for the inspiration! -Ted

Monday, March 14, 2011

Illustration Friday: 'STIR'


Only had time to do a small rough on a Post-It note for this IF entry. Hope you like it.
Now that I think about it, this drawing kind of reminds me of Gahan Wilson's style of humor, and I guess I shouldn't be surprised; he was the first cartoonist I discovered as a young artist who dealt with the over-the-top macabre and grotesque, which by todays standards would seem mild of course, but I wore out the book about his art that came out in 1973. I discovered and loved Charles Addams work about the same time but something about Wilson's humor seemed more about my era, and it just knocked me on the side of the head in a way that no one had before. Maybe I'll post a cartoon or two I did from the 70's era when I REALLY sucked, as a tribute to Gahan. HA! -Ted

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Out-Of-Towners


This was a collaboration between my funny friends and myself. Casey Sandin provided the punch-line, and Steve Nicodemus helped with the dialog. They are both co-workers at Warner Bros. I think it's a success, and I've always said, the best gags come from brainstorming sessions with like-minded people. Hope you like it. -Ted