Skip to comments.Pcottraux's Tuesday FReeptoon
Posted on 01/03/2006 2:59:53 PM PST by pcottraux
And now I present you with the second Dinkelmeyer bonus. If you missed the first, click here. Today, there are three cartoons in all. These were all drawn on graph paper during my math class in 12th grade, first semester. They were the first to be drawn in pencil, which I discovered was a better sketching tool than a red pen.
This is not a great strip, but it serves a purpose. I wanted to really craft the Gym Teacher, who never had any real name. Based not loosely on my own gym teachers, he is a sadistic, nerd-hating monster. This was also my first real attempt at a decent background. Cars are hard to draw.
Its a little immature how much I hated math class. I drew this cartoon during another long, boring lecture. Its a play on the extreme embarrassment that comes with being caught sleeping or doodling or whatever in class. How come the other students always get such sadistic joy and laughter out of things like that?
You may also notice that this is the first time the characters name actually appears. Granted, I didnt have a full name for him at the moment, but the last name was there. I didnt know where it came from at first but recently realized it. The name comes from a character in an old episode of The Three Stooges. Ms. Dinkelmeyer was a comically ugly woman. I hadnt seen the episode in years, but somehow it came to my mind subconsciously to plant that name on this character Id created.
This exact thing went through my mind one day. Its a little mean-spirited, but I decided to turn it into a cartoon. Mrs. Beast became the name of Freddys mostly unseen math teacher (a teacher who COULD be her makes a later appearance). This one also introduced the phenomenon that would be repeated throughout the rest of the strip: Freddy looks different in every panel. Maybe it creates the illusion of movement or I couldnt draw very good. Either one.
Thats it for today. Starting Friday, we will begin to see the REAL Dinkelmeyer strips. These were the prologues. And I will start posting only one per day
thanks PC.. will chew on the HS ones when I get back.. just in a short while & I need to do some mom/pet "things"... GWB is cute.. looks like some fun with the HS ones.
I do enjoy, pcottraux!
And, don't you think: Its a little immature how much
I [we all] hated math class. ??
Thanks for the laughs!
You're first again.
Have fun doing the mom/pet "things."
Another round of good offerings. I especially enjoyed the "Doom and Gloom" newspaper - must have been the New York Times, or the LA Times, or USA Today...
I especially like the burning people photo. That's great!
The title says "National Accuser," but I guess that pretty much is the NYT, LAT, USA Today, and just about every other newspaper in the country.
I'm glad you like it so far.
It would have been a pain in the neck to draw people underneath the hats, and I'm too lazy anyway. It's actually more interesting the way it is, because it suggests that the press is perhaps empty-headed.
Oh well I tried
I don't have a copy of the singles ping list, at least not the one scott7276 uses. Although a good many of the people on the singles ping list are already on my FReeptoon ping list anyway.
LOL! Good view of how the MSM would react to that if Bush did that. I especially like the plate with the "Death and Destruction thanks to Bush" and "Brimstone on the Streets" and the nuclear explosion lol. Is it just me or does that say "The National Accuser?" Anyway reading the Dinklemeye cartoons now and will follow up in a few minutes.
Frogger made me laugh!
I also love the "I'm the President" seal. I want one.
Math teacher one too. I had no problems with arithmitic and some geometry BUT algebra was impossible. Even today I do not know basic Algebra. I know what XYZ axis are though.
Ouch. was Ms. Beast her real name? LOL.
All in al VERY good! :)
It could make a good tag line.
No, Mrs. Beast wasn't really her name, I made that up, LOL.
I was actually pretty good at algebra. Algebra I I took twice. Algebra II, though, I barely scraped through that one. Geometry was horrible. THe class I drew these in was pre-calculus.
Yes, that does say "National Accuser." I'm surprised there isn't a newspaper already called that.
Same here. Or TREASON TIMES as NY TIMES should be called.
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