Skip to comments.Pcottraux's Friday FReeptoon (First Red-Ink Bonus)
Posted on 12/30/2005 3:02:11 PM PST by pcottraux
And now we reach the bonus, just as I promised. All of my Dinkelmeyer bonus cartoons will include my own commentary on each
and in some cases, that will be a requirement because some of the toons are in-jokes that dont make any sense unless I explain it.
The first small collection of cartoons are essentially doodles I made in class (the strip will later rise above that). The first few were done in a notebook of graphing paper for my math class. They were done in red ink, although I dont fully remember why. I guess the red pen I had was the only writing tool that was expendable. I have included subtitles in case the handwriting isnt legible to everyone.
This first little thing is not great, but it captures a moment in time. I drew this one the very first day of my senior year of high school. I was in a miserable mood. I drew this really as a doodle expressing my misery. At first, the cartoon was kind of a hybrid version of myself, but I immediately felt that the character I was making here was not the same as me. He was someone different.
Technically, these arent the first Dinkelmeyers because the character did not have a name yet. The inspiration I drew from was Charlie Brown; I wanted to create this as a guy who was a lovable loser, who never won and bad things were always happening to him. Bad things always happen to Charlie Brown, and thats why we can relate to him (because those kinds of bad things happen to all of us at some point or another).
This is my favorite of the original red ink Dinkelmeyer toons. This is an early attempt at hallway humor a play on the little awkward moments in hallways, bathrooms, standing in lines, etc. Larry David got rich on this kind of thing with Seinfeld.
This is the last red-ink Dinkelmeyer. Really, something as silly as walking into a girls bathroom would not make it into one of my FReeptoons today. Nevertheless, I wanted to introduce Principal Buffcake, a guy who was pretty much uncaring, apathetic, and less than intelligent. Buffcake would make a few more appearances in the strip, but didnt become the regular character I wanted him to. Part of the problem was at this point, my main character didnt even have a name yet, and I had already named the secondary guy?
Thats it for the first few Dinkelmeyers. Starting Tuesday, we will see the first ones to have a little more detail and care in them
and they will also be drawn with pencil (the medium I chose for the remainder of the strip). They are still drawn on graph paper, but after that I restarted the strip in a regular notebook (next Friday, we will start with those, the REAL Dinkelmeyers).
I know four is a lot for one day, and there will be three next week, but I wanted to hurry up and get the preliminaries out of the way. When the real Dinkelmeyers start next Friday, I will only post one at a time. Were in no hurry.
Added everyone who voted "yes" Tuesday to the ping list to the regular ping list to simplify things.
I was beginning to wonder if anyone was ever gonna' show up.
It seems like not many people have been online recently.
Considering how big and enthusiastic the response was Tuesday, I'm surprised at what a big flop this one has been so far. But we'll see.
Paul_Denton sent me an e-mail earlier saying his computer was acting messed up and stuff.
I doubt that it's a flop. There just aren't many people online. Have to see how the singles thread does later tonight.
Maybe the New Years thing?
LOL!! Great work again!
Another one shows up.
Yes, another one....
I really like them. I can so relate to the awkward moment. You want to impress someone and then you just wind up looking like a total fool.
Good job on the Media shark "breaking it off" with Cindy Al-Sheehadi..
If islam were true...it would work for truth. It would be good for all creation.
Unfortunately, islam is bullsh!t.
It just doesn't work.
But your work which...tells the truth about islam is God's work indeed. The Lie must be exposed...islam is a well-orchestrated LIE.
Tell the truth and evil will run from it (evil cannot stand the light).
You must be looking at the old archives.
That reminds me, I usually say this every week but forgot this time: archives on my home page.
I'm sure there aren't too many people interested in FReeping on the biggest vacation week of the year. Don't take it personally.
Thanks for the ping.
THat last panel is really something. I was able to cram drug use, Nazis, AND making fun of Islam, all into one panel. That's something.
I remember hearing Admadinejad making statements that he had received divine visitations from Allah while speaking to crowds of people that he was "the chosen one" to "wipe Israel off the map" and "kill all Jews and Christians." The first thing that hits my mind: GREAT! Just what we need! Another psycho nut case!
Yeah, there's a lot of that kind of humor in those old cartoons.
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