*Eclipses are the gateway drug to staring at things you shouldn’t stare at… One day you’re staring at an eclipse, the next day you’re staring into the normal Sun… and before you know it, you feel compelled to stare into the fire… at light bulbs… and all manner of too-bright things. Just say NO to staring at the sun, kids!
*To think, it has been more than a year since the universe ended! It came back, of course… but it just proves I was ahead of the curve, ending the universe last year. And, seriously, who doesn’t love Hostess Fruit Pies? My feelings would NOT be hurt in the slightest if they wanted to send me large boxes of assorted flavors. Hint… hint…
*Sorry for the skip day on Thursday… I did something else, that I’ll be posting on the weekend. Meanwhile you get a Saturday cartoon tomorrow to make up for it. Also, if you wonder why today’s episode isn’t as funny as you think it should be… trust me… it’s part of a two day gag. It will be funnier tomorrow when you see what happens next. Or, I suppose, it still might not be funny and I’m just terrible at this. Stay tuned! 🙂
*Okay, I know what you’re thinking… Where’s the joke? I mean, it’s just two guys talking… and the one guy’s wife calls him home for dinner. That’s not funny! Okay, yeah… it’s not laugh-out-loud funny… but if you think about it… their names are kind of funny, right? Besides, these are new characters. Give ’em a chance to grow on you. Everybody’s not funny on command all the time! Sometimes stuff just happens… it’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s not funny… it’s just life, happening. Watch the life happen folks. Watch the life happen.
*Thus ends the latest installment of Batfly and Robant… not with a bang, but with a thud. The longest running Batfly and Robant so far, but their story is not complete. Our creped crusaders shall return whenever Fisherman Gorton needs them… but tomorrow is a new day, and with a new day comes… new characters? Stay tuned!
*Sometimes I do political and current event stories and humor… but the real world has been a little scary and depressing lately. I thought maybe it was good to just be silly for a while, which is why Batfly and Robant have been very disconnected from the real world the past couple of weeks. Literal escapism in the form of a trap might accidentally be deeply profound in a weird way… where you’re actually safer inside the trap than you are once you escape to the outside world. But they can’t stay in the self-made trap forever, eventually everyone has to try and get back out and make the best of tough times. Here’s hoping I can continue to be a little bit of a distraction some days to help you get through the real-world nonsense with some fictional nonsense. 🙂
So… I actually composed this meme back in January, in time for the Inauguration… but recent events have made it perhaps even more relevant today so I’m finally getting around to putting it on the blog. I still have a lot of stuff that I’ve done this year that never managed to make it to the blog, but I’m starting to try and catch up!
I did post this on Facebook back then, to mixed reactions… including at least one Donald Trump supporter who didn’t “get it” apparently. I thought it was a pretty good parody of the Independence Day movie poster, juxtaposed with reaction to last year’s Presidential election here in the US. Nothing super-profound or anything… just an obvious jab. 🙂 It’s a mixture of bits from the original movie poster and some heads of appropriate political figures (Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin) that I found on the Internet to mash-up together in Photoshop.
Let me know what you think, and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.