My slowly proceeding plan to take over the world has taken a significant step today: my first podcast interview was published at the Becky & Joe Show. Joe Wilson is a Molalla-based journalist who shares a weekly podcast at pdx.fm with Becky Bergman. They take on a lot of different topics. In my case, I [...]
March 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments
July 14th, 2009 · No Comments
You should click that image to read it at full size. You should. Then you should check out Mudtown by Brendan Clawson and Greg Bigoni. But probably not at work.
February 21st, 2009 · No Comments
A screenshot of search terms that brought users to In Contempt yesterday: “Orangutan masturbation” — surprisingly, not a feature of my recent work. An orangutan does appear in a couple strips last year, so at least one strip got a hit. Sorry to disappoint the ape fetishist who sought more prurient fare. Speaking of ape [...]
February 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Click that image to read all that glorious text. Glorious snarky text.
November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments
Josh Fruhlinger wants to know (and so do I): I’m completely uninterested in discussing the didactic content of this cartoon, but it does bring up a question I’ve always found completely fascinating, which is: why are large, wooden barrels the Universal Comics Symbol For Poverty? I mean, I know I’m a decadent 21st century denizen [...]
May 17th, 2008 · No Comments
I just learned the news from The Daily Cartoonist that Will Elder has died. Alan Gardner links to a great tribute by MAD cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom links to Mark Evanier, as well as some great stories about Elder at Journalista!. For those who don’t know, Elder was among the original stable of MAD Magazine [...]
April 24th, 2008 · No Comments
My fellow Cartoonists With Attitude Matt Bors and Jen Sorensen will be at Powell’s Bookstore on Burnside this Friday at 7:30pm. Here’s how Matt describes it: Jen Sorensen and I will present a live slide show and reading of our comics and Jen will be signing copies of her new collection of cartoons, “SlowPoke: One [...]
April 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Found via the Daily Cartoonist, this clip of cartoonist Steve Brodner shows how wonderful traditional media can be. The watercolors are fascinating to watch. I couldn’t hear the audio, because my work station doesn’t have speakers. I imagine it’s insightful and witty. What else would it be?
March 30th, 2008 · No Comments
The NY Times Arts & Leisure section has a wonderful profile of Al Jaffee, the cartoonist behind MAD Magazine’s long-running “fold-in” gag and “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” series. Among the many great MAD cartoonists, the most influential for me as a young, budding toonster were Sergio Aragones, Mort Drucker, George Woodbridge, and Jaffee. Drucker [...]
March 17th, 2008 · No Comments
Tom Toles: Pearls Before Swine: Is this a new meme? UPDATE: Point of order, my wife points out that in the first cartoon Popeye does not, in fact, choke on the spinach. He just eats it and dies. STILL, I say, it’s funny that two different cartoonists used Popeye dying from spinach as a joke.