Copyright © 1999-2002 Brad McCormick, Ed.D.,
Invenit et fecit. firstname.lastname@example.org
27 April 2006 (2006-04-27 ISO 8601)
classic Zap comix cartoon (ca. 1972).|
|A man goes into a cheap diner -- what we in America
call a "greasy spoon". The man orders a hamburger.|
|All utensils in the diner (knives, forks, etc.) attack the man
to try to protect the poor defenseless innocent hamburger
against threatened murder by mastication (being eaten).|
|The utensils chase the man out the door, and he runs for
his life! The man runs and runs, with the vigilante utensils in hot pursuit!|
|As the utensils posse closes in on him...|
man gets a bright idea (cartoon frame with light bulb above
the man's head): The man runs back into the diner and orders ANOTHER HAMBURGER!|
|[Compare: Maurice Ravel's Opera:
"L'Enfant et les Sortilèges"
|In their November 17, 2003 issue, The New Yorker magazine ran its 5th annual
"Cartoon Caption Contest". I sincerely believe that I never knew about their contest until I saw
it on "The Back Page" of the 17Nov03 issue. I think my "Make your own cartoon" page was my own
idea, based on thinking how one could change what the characters in a Dilbert cartoon say to each other.
In any case, the only prizes I offer are chances for you to: (1) Share your cartoon with me, (2) Possibly
have me post your cartoon on my website where very few persons will see it, and/or (3) For you to
show your cartoon to other persons and maybe even get it published, yourself (I have never got any
of my cartoons published). Just do it!|
|You protest, dear reader, that you cannot draw. I can't draw, either.
Verily, I say unto you: Cut and paste and reproduce [i.e., Xerox aka photocopy]! Let other people do the drawing for you
(it's called: collage). Get your ideas out --
by any [semiotic] means necessary! [Don't forget: all existing symbolic forms
make up a universal semiotic parts bin (aka smorgasbord) for your new creations!
Take what you want; eat what you take!]|