Andertoons is a bastion of b/w/grey, small jokes, big funny! A couple of this week’s episodes:
Really LOL but not with any explicable joke!
This time Junk Drawer is about a junk drawer!
BUT that doesn’t mean only the namesake can discuss the junk drawer!
Okay, okay, not really a LOL. And certainly not an Ewwww. Just more like …. an Awwww?
From Dave Berg, who sent it in as CIDU. There is potentially a fairly direct explanation, however (reserved for now — we’ll see if you’all agree). But it still leaves this a good, ironic, chuckle.
And a LOL-Eww as a fitting end:
Is it too soon or too late for one more Santa LOL?
Bllss (and Martin) on their own and on GoComics
Bliss in the New Yorker:
We *did* crack a smile, even if not literally LOL. But no doubt this must be “a LOL comic” by virtue of subject matter!
In this age of “Use your inside voice” it’s good to know where the range of voice options reaches.
A bit of a LOL-Eww:
When we first saw this, it was in the black-and-white version sent in the Bliss daily email, and our first thought was to look forward to the color version and see how the notorious Twitter “bluecheck” verified-user symbol would be rendered. Not blue, in the event.
And a bit of LOL-Cynical:
In case you didn’t know, the “Nick and Zuzu” comic panels run as accompaniment to an advice column by Carolyn Hax. Sometimes they really depend on the writing and are totally CIDU without it. Other times, the comic is quite independent of the column which sparked it; and that is the case here. And the cartoons appear elsewhere, where the column is not available or even mentioned, such as GoComics.
But in case you are interested: the Hax column which had this as its illustration was at this link, which has a paywall but should allow some free visits.
And after the argument, she drove off in a Huff.
(If you are on a phone, you may not be able to see the Huff.)
Funnier than it deserves to be!
From Andréa and more.
An Argyle Agglomeration
“This explains a lot” says Stan:
But he still gets a lot of “Oh yeah? What did it use to be?”.
“To Serve Man”.
(Color version posted by Andréa in comments to Oh Deer Me thread!)
School for gifted neonates!
Never runs out.
A LOL-Eww from Bob Ball.
“Who will you be wearing to the awards?”
The job of drawing Sisyphus-related cartoons, and keeping track of them, never seems to approach an end, as noted by Arvy, who contributed these first three.
The collaboration of cartoon artist Harry Bliss with comedian Steve Martin has now resulted in a book. For those who haven’t used up their NYT views, here is a review of the book: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/books/steve-martin-harry-bliss-wealth-of-pigeons.html
Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”
New York Times 2020-11-11
Sometime-NewYorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein can’t seem to let go of the Sisyphus theme! The “work at home” one also qualifies for our “pandemic-related” tag.
In addition to those from Arvy, here’s a long one from Existential Comics.
And another one: https://www.existentialcomics.com/comic/110