Chordate Chords

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Bizarro 05-05-13 WEB










(To see these beasts closer to life-size, click the Hippo’s belt buckle.)

Bizarro is brought to you today by Rockin’ Non-Humans.

Until relatively recently, scientists believed that large mammals only participated in jazz and classical music. Then, in June of 2006, explorers from National Geographic happened across a heavy metal band in the African Congo. They weren’t particularly good, but then you don’t have to be to play heavy metal. Perhaps the strangest element of this band was not that they were breaking all previously held scientific beliefs about non-human mammal musicianship, but that the drummer was able to consistently show up on time to rehearsals and gigs, in spite of the fact that he had no visible means of traveling on land. This is doubly surprising because it is something that human drummers can rarely accomplish.

This fun little ditty was the brainchild of my known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh. I loved the idea primarily because it would be so much fun to draw, and I wasn’t disappointed. I must admit that this was a blast to envision and create. I used to be the lead singer for a band “back in the day,” so I drew upon lots of memories of those times. Although, my band was New Wave, so we didn’t wear the same kinds of costumes these gents are sporting nor did we make gratuitous references to death or the devil.

Here’s what the talented Wayno of Pittsburgh has to say about this collaboration and the upcoming adventures of his own band.