Not Seen on TV: Xmas Gift Edition

Amazingly, this cartoon was already in the papers before this post appeared on Cute Overload. I love googly eyes. I even put them on my shoes in high school.

I try not to do too many recurring bits in a row, but several early holiday deadlines might force my hand. We’ll shall see.

Next Week: Boost Your Confidence!

Get Gravel Outta There

I’m listening to the Democratic debate on NPR and every time Gravel chimes in, it’s as cringe-inducing as when your grandpa is at a restaurant babbling about how the peas are out to get him. Will I have more substantial political opinions before the caucus? Probably not. I have shit to buy and things to draw. Also, too much politics combined with the bleak New England winter weather will give me a frown no clown can turn upside down.

The Mouthless Wonder

This happened because I watched La Vie En Rose and The Elephant Man in the same week. However, the basic arc of the cartoon could apply to almost any biopic.

While I was drawing this, I began to recall a disturbing made-for-TV movie I saw (or dreamt up) as a kid. It was about a nurse who was in a car accident, or maybe a fire, and she ended up with her mouth being fused shut, or at least horribly contorted. A gold star to anyone who can dig up a clip on YouTube.

Next Week: I don’t know yet.

Bender’s Back, Baby!

I haven’t seen any commercials for this, but then again, thanks to the strike, I haven’t been watching much TV. Just thought some of you would like to know the first of four feature length Futurama DVDs is out now.

I’ve already watched it and they haven’t missed a beat. There are two or three musical bits that fall flat, but over 80 minutes awesomeness and The Chanukah Zombie more than make up for it.

Since most of your favorite shows are on indefinite hiatus, this could be the perfect solution for the strike comedy doldrums. Buy it from this link, and I get a couple bucks. Or don’t. You don’t owe me. It’s not like I give you free cartoons or anything.