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I got a lot of questions about the beer cartoon, primarily because it is rather opaque and not particularly well done. Some people tried to make it a complete sentence – “I bean my mug” – others were unsure what it was in the first place – “I (rock? bean?) my coffee.”
It doesn’t make a sentence, it’s just that I replaced the usual heart with a kidney to refer to how quickly beer goes through you. I know, it doesn’t really make much sense. I may have been drunk when I drew this one.
The next cartoon was one I wondered if people would understand but I didn’t get any mail from confused readers after all. I’m still guessing some people just thought the guy was exasperated because the printer was out of ink. But I intended to show that he was “low” on ink, the way a person might get “high” on something. The way I originally drew this was rejected because it was felt that if I showed someone drinking, eating, or inhaling an ink cartridge, some kid would try it and die and I’d be accused of corrupting the public. If you promise not to try this because I’m telling you right now it might kill you, I’ll show you the original image.
That’s all for today, have to walk the dog now.