Friday, May 18, 2012

Talk

7 comments:

John Robert Mallernee said...

Dr. Jarlsberg:

I took today's "JOHNNY OPTIMISM" comic strip and combined it with the previous two (02) to make a nice story, which is posted on my web site, "OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE".

Naturally, I attributed full credit to you, plus I encouraged readers to visit the "JOHNNY OPTIMISM" web site so they could enjoy reading the comments from your many fans.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

TrickyRicky said...

I wuv you. You wuv me. We don't hate, but Barney made me detonate.

My Dog Brewski said...

Barney says: "You'll never see it coming..."

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@John Robert Mallernee- Combining the cartoons is a good way to go. Running 3 in a row with the same character was just sort of an experiment, and one I may repeat from time to time if a storyline makes it necessary (for instance, if I broke up and separated these cartoons by a lot of time, I'd assume that by the second or third appearance, a lot of people wouldn't know that the toddler has claimed his rattle is a bomb, and the cartoon just wouldn't make sense). The flip side is that I like to keep things mixed up and unpredictable in Johnny's world, so I won't do this too often (and I'm pretty sure today's cartoon ends the run of tiny terrorist gags) (Although I just now thought of a new one I could use to "button" this run. Hmm - maybe I'll sneak it in.)

@TrickyRicky- Ever since the CIA started using Barney's "I Love You" song as an interrogation tool, it really hasn't been a good idea to inject The Great Purple One's name into sensitive negotiations.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@My Dog Brewski- But he'll say it so sweetly that you'll just want to give him a hug. Or not.

Suzy said...

Too cute!!!!! This one made me laugh out loud....

My Dog Brewski said...

Stilton:
My comment above as a reference to a Bob & Tom skit.