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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

That damned Patootie

What's Mallard raving about today?

Joe Biden

That's supposed to be Joe Biden, is it?

I have to confess, however, that I am rather amazed at the insecurity manifesting itself as bravado on display here. Two weeks of self-congratulation for penning a 4th rate screed with bad drawings? It boggles the imagination, really.


Rebochan said...

You'd think he'd find some common ground over the alcohol induced idiocy.

NLC said...

Hmmm.... OK, let me see. I guess if Tinsley can do it, I might as well give it a try:

"Hey Bruce: Gosh you must really hate all the ribbing I've given over the last few months! Boy howdy, I bet you can't even sleep at night, what with you thinking about my merciless skewering all the time! It's just so obvious that my witty criticisms are the most important thing in your life!"

(Dear King Features: Please contact me for my fee schedule. I'm expensive, but as you can see from above, I'm worth it.)

[WV: "noodis": I don't wear clothes and I left my spelling-dictionary in my pants pocket.]

dlauthor said...

Wow, he captures Biden so well, it's eerie. The really pointy nose, the enormously long eyebrows, the jutting underbite! Just like Biden doesn't have!

Anonymous said... could "Mallard Fillmore" be a pain in Joe Biden's patootie for 15 years if it never mentioned him prior to the 2006-2008 elections?

rewinn said...

Actual text of Biden's letter:

"Dear Mallard: Who the hell are you, and why should I care?"

Michael said...

He looks more like Billy Graham, or an aging Guy Smiley.

Kip W said...

Yeah, I was going to go with Billy Graham.

Tinsley would serve the cause of art better if he just drew stick figures with heads that were just circles with a name inside. I'd save six to eight seconds a day trying to recognize a face that's not so much a caricature of a person, but a caricature of the last time he drew that person.

Jazzbumpa said...

Ohhhh. This is just pitiful.

Can you imagine how miserable life must be inside Tinkley's empty shadow of a soul, and with his warped little walnut of a brain?

Someday soon, I might start feelng sorry for him.

GeoX said...

Christ, this is embarrassing. Can anyone remember ANY other cartoonist behaving in such a self-aggrandizing way over such a piddling anniversary? Tinsley may not actually imagine that his crappy comic is as important as World War II, but you'd never know it from the way he's carrying on.

And as the above poster notes, the idea that Tinsley had ever even HEARD of Joe Biden before last year--much less that he's been spending the last fifteen years mocking him--is beyond laughable.

I wonder if he imagines that, given the Republican Party's current general disarray, this is a golden opportunity for him to become more prominent in the movement, and that's why he's pimping the living shit out of whatever modest publicity he can get out of this. Seems at least halfway plausible.

(SPOILER: this will not work)

xy said...

Well, Alley Oop only finished celebrating with dinosaur drawings a few weeks ago so maybe Mallard figures he should keep his horrible drawings going for another . . . oh wait, nevermind, his drawings are always horrible.

CW in LA said...

I see he Tinshley still has to label his caricatures for there to be any hope of the reader knowing who's being caricatured.

WV: phicsrea - a gland that in alcoholic ducks secretes a bile that is somehow both bitter and insipid at the same time.

rewinn said...

Kip W: Ah, let us not put down stick figure art!

Tinkley could not compete in a world that include intelligently-written and cleverly drafted works such as XKCD and The Order of the Stick. The latter, in particular, has a HUGE audience that not only has HUGE and active internet fora, but PAYS CASH for glossy printed copies of comics it can get on the web for free!

Heck, there are even holiday OOTS ornaments. Can you imagine anyone paying cash money for a Mallentine?

Kip W said...

Rewinn, show me where I have denigrated stick figure art in any ... Oh, crud, I did seem to suggest that Tin-eye might be capable of it, didn't I?

I hereby apologize to Matt Feazell and everybody else.