Once again I am cannibalizing old cartoons from my ancient website. The below cartoon and the accompanying paragraph were produced in May, 2011.
From start to finish this cartoon was made in under four hours. I drew it on the table of a coffee shop while enjoying an iced blended drink that was coffee or mocha or something like that. It tasted good, that's all that matters.
So this webcomic site has slowed to a standstill... and that is unfortunate. I am so sorry about the multi-month delay, but I have recently come into possession of a very small baby and that kinda eats up my time. If it wasn't for my wonderful, wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law I would seriously have no time at all.
This joke is an homage to a mix-up I made when I was twelve years old and a couple of earnest Mormons arrived at our front door. My mother and I were very eager, at first, to show off our knowledge of Mormonism... but my mother's only reference was Mark Twain when the great American writer talked about how chivalrous Mormon men were to take multiple wives because Mormon women were easily the ugliest women on the planet. My only reference at the time were the Great Brain books where the narrator was constantly whupping the Mormon kids at school in Salt Lake City. Both my mother and myself soon found ourselves saying "never mind" because- leaving aside the fact that we were not interested in converting to Mormonism- we couldn't talk about it with these nice young men either without being grossly impolite.
After the missionaries left I asked my mother why she hadn't mentioned "Ivanhoe."
"What does 'Ivanhoe' have to do with Mormons?" she asked.
My response, and what followed, pretty much is summarized in the comic. Do enjoy as I and my family fly across the Pacific to Los Angeles tomorrow.
By the way, for those of you who love geek jokes about Anglo-Saxon history, getcher selves to www.feudaleffort.com , an amazing comic by my friend Mr. Brian Cannon. Seriously, I can say without bias, that this comic is one of the funniest and most intelligent webcomics on the net today.
PS. I'm sure Mormon women are gorgeous. Please remember that Mr. Twain was a famous misanthrope and always game for a bit of verbal nastiness.
I am continuing to cannibalize my old website. Here are some pictures I drew in 2010 for a series of expatriate comics I planned to write. One series was to be about a couple of guys living in Mongolia. Another series was to be about a group of expats (very clearly based on my own group of friends at the time) teaching English in South Korea. The letters "DMACOY" were supposed to stand for "Don't Make a Cass of Yourself." Like "Don't Make An Ass Of Yourself" except using "Cass" (a popular, watery Korean beer that I always associated with living abroad in Asia) instead of "Ass." Hehehehe.... heh. Well, seems dumb now. I admit it.
So sad to think that these comics never panned out like I had hoped. But I do think the drawings I did at the time were nice.
I'm cannibalizing an old website of mine. I'm pulling cartoons from the old website to put on "Merry Misandrist." Enjoy! (This cartoon was from when I was still pregnant. So weird to see myself address Sam as "the fetus" but of course to me that was what he was at the time.)
The COVID19 test is pretty damn uncomfortable but it's worth it for peace of mind. Click on the picture to link to my cartoon in Mutha Magazine.
Have you ever had your child go through surgery? Even minor surgery? I can't imagine how parents of children with heart problems or neurological problems do it. I could barely make it through my son's tooth extraction surgery. Click on the picture for a link to the article.
How the fuck are we supposed to work in this country? Click on the picture for the link to the article.
COVID-19 put everyone in the same boat that single mothers already occupy perpetually. At least we have some company. Click the picture for a link to the article.