Big Dog: The Vladamir Putin Comic Strip

It’s a surprisingly quiet Sunday morning in the real world but not quite so quiet online. There’s a little something I wrote for The Pangolin over there and I’ve also managed to finish my latest comic strip, which I’m posting here. I think it’s an improvement over my last attempt but not good enough to submit to any competition. Comedy never wins anything and I don’t think this would even make any shortlist. Looking over it, I can see that I strayed into my preferred territory of slightly strange humour which won’t be shared by many people. I need to write something more heartfelt, lacking humour, and with some strong emotional message. Perhaps I’ll try to get the gothic tale written and drawn that I mentioned last week. I tried but go nowhere and drew this instead… Perhaps I just don’t have it in me to be sincere and serious (see my Elephant in the Room strip for an explanation why). All I know is that this feels like a lot of work just to throw away on a Sunday morning blog post.

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Putin 2

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9 Responses to Big Dog: The Vladamir Putin Comic Strip

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  2. Barman says:

    I think it is brilliant! :)

  3. TheSpine says:

    Well, you’re very kind and I really appreciate that. I just wish a few more people liked it or even looked at it! ;)

    • Barman says:

      I wish I had your talent!

      Have you ever seen The Perry Bible Fellowship? Another one of my favourites…

      • TheSpine says:

        Trust me, you don’t wish that at all. ;)

        No, I’m looking at it now and chuckling away. They’re very nicely twisted. Love the one about the man swapping his kid for the monkey but I can’t figure out the one called ‘Honk’…

        • Barman says:

          It is a clown’s car…. you know the way they drive into the circus ring, the doors, bonnet and boot fall off and about twenty clowns pile out of it…?

          I’m just laughing at ‘Food fight’

          • TheSpine says:

            LOL. I feel dumb not spotting that about clowns. I was obsessed with the ‘honk’.

            Oh ‘Food fight’ is very funny but in that slightly sick way enjoyed by people who enjoy playing Celebrity Death Bingo… ;)

          • Barman says:

            I am a bit sick…

            See also Toad Race and Scorpy the forest friend…

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