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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Golden Ellipses: Creativity in Cartooning (Highest Text-to-Image Ratio)

And the winner is...

Can't Even be Bothered to Draw Mallard's Body

In the category of "Creativity in Cartooning (Highest Text-to-Image Ratio)" we have the following nominees:

9 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

I didn't read any of the links - I've got pre-Spring Break exams and a paper to do this week, and I need all the brain cells I can get.

So just by *looking* for a few seconds, I'm going with the Sunday one - he has all this space*, and he wastes it.

*Thinking of Bill Watterson and his fight to keep all that space

Kaitlyn said...

I just voted and the results say each nominee has 0 votes. 0_o

12xuser said...

I thought the one about the dog would be the best because it has two whole panels with nothing but text. Then I saw the last one, which is THREE panels with nothing but text. Mallard's head doesn't count. At least he drew something in all of the other comics.

ian said...

linking to clown hall is what decided it for me. i already voted based on citing PETA in a comic once before.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Kaitlyn: one's vote doesn't appear immediately. Don't know why.

Ah, THERE's the Jonah Goldberg one ("Conventional Wisdom")! That would've been good for Least Useful Asterisk (and "Fat Dead Dog" would easily win my vote for Image That Guarantees Bruce A Special Place In Hell), but I'm going with Can't Even Be Bothered To Draw Mallard's Body.

I mean, my God, why even draw the duck at that point, Tinny? Because your mean ol' liberal editor demanded it?

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Ha ha! Poor ol' Wally Willy must've really appreciated that caricature!

Did I just hear a mouse fart? ...No, it's a Tinsley-inspired groundswell!!

Michael said...

I voted for "Fat, Dead Dog". Just ridiculous.

NW said...

I voted for "Can't Even Bother to Draw the Duck's Body." But I came close to voting for "Conventional Wisdom" just because he drew a vagina in the first panel for some reason.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

because he drew a vagina in the first panel for some reason

Oh my God, you're right. There's another mental image I'll never be able to get rid of... (I guess he wanted to balance, ever so slightly, the overwhelming number of penis-chins and dork-necks he's been drawing lately.)

"...To help those less-fortunate live." Wow, that takes some gall, doesn't it? We've seen Tinny's charitable side in other strips: "Let 'em all die so I can pay fewer taxes!!1"

Is the first hippie supposed to look like he's part walrus, Tinny? Or do you just suck?