Thursday, October 30, 2008

EEK! It's a Caption Contest!

Readers of GoComics may have noticed this on the site today. I'm running a fun little caption contest.

As of noon today (Thursday, October 3oth), I've received well over 30 submissions. Thanks to all for the creative captions. Keep 'em coming!

Captions can be emailed to me at through Sunday, November 2, midnight EST.

I'll pull what I feel are the top 5 candidates. I'll post these 5 captions here and readers can vote in the comments section.

The captions will be up for 4 days (Mon-Thursday Nov 3-6). Voting will be closed at midnight Thursday and the winner will be announced Friday.

The caption that receives the most votes will be declared the winner. (Let's keep the ballot stuffing to a minimum, shall we? I'm counting on everyone to play fair. One person = one vote)
The lucky individual whose caption garners the most votes will receive the original strip art and their winning EEK! will run the following week on GoComics.

The winner will retain the copyright to their original caption. I will retain the copyright to the art and, of course, the title of the strip (EEK!).

Questions? Comments?



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sick Puppy

Today's EEK! stirred a bit of controversy over on GoComics.

Some sample comments:

"Awful!!! There are enough weirdos out there that will get ideas from this!"

"How about a cartoonist’s brain? Oh wait, it’s already decomposed!"

"This strip has always “pushed the envelope” but that is not a compliment. The strip for today has crossed the line and is totally tasteless."

My response:

"Please note: No cartoon puppies were harmed during the creation of this comic strip.
The cartoonist does not condone putting cartoon puppies in cartoon microwaves, nor does he condone the consumption of said cartoon entities by green-skinned cartoon monsters.

Plus, I don’t think that cartoon microwave is even plugged in.

To all those who like “penguins, unicorns, puppies and rainbows,” the disclaimer at right clearly states that you should not read EEK!

So stop reading before you find out what unspeakable thing we plan to do to a unicorn!"

I guess vampires, cannibals, zombies, ghouls, disembodied heads, Satan, Hell, stray human body parts in jars, reanimated corpses and demonically possessed teenagers are okay. But not imperiled cartoon puppies!

Got it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

EEK! of the Week

This one goes out to my local optometrist. Here's looking at you, kid!


For the past year or so I've written funny T-shirt sayings for the What on Earth catalog. I generally send them a new batch of gags every three months. Here's a recent favorite.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Brain Waves

Who is Allen and what have they done with his brain?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Going to the Dogs

This puppy has made the rounds without a bite. I think it's kinda funny.


Friday, October 10, 2008

EEK! of the Week

Also try fat-free bat wings.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More than a Nickel's Worth (Part 2)

Hey! My blog is now worth $16,668!

That's more than my 401k after the stock market meltdown this week. Yay!

Politics Uncensored

Here’s an amusing email exchange between me and my old college buddy (shout out to SF!) about the presidential election. (WARNING: The following contains strong political opinion, sarcasm, and derisive name-calling – just like the election ads on TV).

Grandpa, McCaincient, McGrandpappy, McPOW, Gramps = John McCain

Barry, BHO, Barack = Barack Obama

ME: Did you catch Grandpa at the debate last night? He really comes across as a tired old man. This was supposed to be his "game-changing performance" -- sadly he was trounced by Barry.

Looking at the polls, BHO is way ahead in electoral votes. And the most reliable indicator -- which candidate has the better-selling Halloween mask -- also favors Barack.

I said I'd eat a bug if Obama was elected. Maybe I should start shopping around. (Chocolate covered ants?)

MY FRIEND: Yeah...these debates have become sleep inducing (unlike the Veep one). Both guys often avoid the question and go into their own little "heard-it-before" spiel of what they wanna say. Except McCaincient's are more grossly inaccurate and feeble, while Barry's were more button-pushing. BHO only had to jab and counter punch, which he did to good effect, while again, McGrandpappy had to go for the KO, which he never seemed to get off.

What happened to that precious, "Tom, I have to comment on Sen. Obama's choice of friends, namely the domestic Terrorist William Ayers"?

So Indy may actually go Blue this year?!? WTF!

It's looking good for BHO but it ain't over until it's over. The stock market is dumping bigtime at the right time...for him.

And you will notice at the end of the debate -- they really need to start talking to each other instead of to People In The Audience or to the moderator -- that even in Red State Tennessee, peeps were gathering around Barry and Michelle for autographs and pictures! Even dudes who seemed to look pro-GOP.

Meanwhile McPOW and his standoffish-looking Cindy (who wouldn't get close to nobody in the grimy audience) hung out for awhile then disappeared. Barack was there for 5-10 minutes after gramps left for his nap.

Bugs: let me help you...

$10...u prob won't even know you're eating a cricket...just some slightly crunchy choc?

I read that Grandpa pulled his attack ads. When the country's in deep shit they don't like going negative?

I personally find Obama's positive, issue-oriented ads refreshing. Too bad it took an economic meltdown to get people to listen -- and not just scream about same-sex marriage or baby killing.

I love how McCain invoked the Republican Deity (Ronald Reagan) not once, not twice, but THREE times! Sadly, he's no RR and people know it.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Look for this Christmas card design at finer adult novelty stores in 2009.