It features one of my favorite cartoon tricks, to draw a picture that at first glance looks like something familiar, and at closer inspection is something entirely different. I didn’t invent this trick, of course, I’ve just always loved it.
Below is perhaps my favorite example of it of my entire career. Tonto points at smoke signals in the distance. Or does he?
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I included this cartoon in the retrospective-of-my-career-so-far book, Bizarro and Other Strange Manifestations of the Art of Dan Piraro. If you like me or my work, it’s a must-have book. I’m not saying that just because I want to sell the books (without decent sales numbers, you can’t keep publshing), but because it honestly is a great book for people who like my work. Lots of unpublished paintings, sketches, photos, as well as my favorite cartoons from over the years, a humorous autobiography (that I wrote myself!), stories from my comedy show tours, controversial opinions about everything from tofu to our ravaged nation, you name it.