Saturday, September 04, 2010

Saturday Cartoons

More from the note book:

Idea for a one panel cartoon #211
An apparently lifeless HAND or FOOT protrudes from under the curtain of what appears to be a PASSPORT PHOTO BOOTH in a corner of a busy supermarket.
Caption: “Thank you for using Dignitas self check-out.”

Idea for a one panel cartoon #400
In an ice-cave hangar on the planet Hoth, a disgruntled HAN SOLO (dressed in snow gear) looks daggers at the only bipedal steed available, which is an especially mangy animal being offered to him by Joey Tempest of the Swedish melodic heavy metal band Europe.
Caption: “It’s the final tauntaun.”

Idea for a one panel cartoon #67
French General de division PIERRE BOSQUET seems singularly unimpressed with the contestants in the Stefani Angelina Germanotta look-alike competition he is judging.
Caption: “C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas La Gaga.”


timkenyon said...

Zing! Awesome stuff.

Please please please please please bring the notebook to Games Day. I'd like to see much much more of this sort of thing.

You, sir, and a genius.

sredni vashtar said...

The Dignitas self check-out actually sounds like a great idea. The nearest supermarket to me is in Telford, so I'm already wishing I was dead before I've even picked a basket up.

timkenyon, that last remark is rather cryptic. I assume you're referencing Gauss's Theorem of Abnettism, to wit:

Dan Abnett + any given genius = Dan Abnett

MonoManual said...

The second one gave me the giggle snorts, you once again reminded me that these don't mix with a coke...

I also have a question, should you read this comment. Do you have any idea wether Marvel is planning to release any of your comics via the Marvel-app? I happen to live in a comic deprived country but I'm dying to see how you and Andy handle comics!

Marco said...

Sredni - look up "Pierre Bosquet" and "mais ce n'est pas la Guerre" on Google.

I believe he said it while witnessing the Charge of the Light Entertainment Brigade.

BigWill said...

Here's my take on the one I like best.

sredni vashtar said...

Marco: I am familiar with the life of Général Bosquet, and his hugely influential career in pop journalism. I was, however, referring to timkenyon's closing remark, in which he cites Dan and a genius. Whereas anyone with a working knowledge of Theoretical Danamics is, of course, aware of the governing principle Dª>G² (i.e., for any given genius g, Dan Abnett is greater than g, even if they had help from their mom).


timkenyon said...

Clearly a typo - you'll have to forgive the odd typo only I'm clearly very tired!

If DA + G = DA (Dan Abnett + Genius = Dan Abnett) then Dan's genius is self-perpetuating:

If the sum of DA+G is always DA then for every piece of Genius DA comes up with another DA is produced; hence the infinite number of clones working at any given time.

The Universe will soon indeed become the Daniverse as each clone produces at least one more clone and the whole world starts looking like the Matrix without the suspicious shade of green.

Thankfully though the enthalpy change of each new work of Dan genius, and thus each new clone production, is relatively small or else Prospero Burns may very well result in an explosion of cataclysmic proportions.

Adelie High said...

room full of clever people, much!

timkenyon said...

Just one of the rare occasions where a stream of consciousness actually proves to be something other than:

*wibble wibble wibble banana fish lamb hammock splonge*

Rob said...

Interesting. The last one threw me, but that's probably just because any time I make a c'nest pas... joke I'm riffing on René Magritte.

Adelie High said...

Rob - I think you'll find that's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"!

Rob said...


Indeed it is! But replace "une pipe" with any random piece of your environment that is claiming it's something that it's not, and you have a ready-made comedy phrase, especially if you don't say the last word in French.

Par exemple:

"Ceci n'est pas une badass."
"Ceci n'est pas une decaf."