Triple Shrinkage

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

bz panel 05-23-13Bizarro is brought to you today by Eating Too Quickly.

When drawing this cartoon, the biggest challenge I faced aside from drawing three adults on a small couch was giving the three men the right looks. In cartoons such as mine, I usually will go for a recognizable stereotype to increase the percentage of readers worldwide who will understand the gag.

Even though the story line here is very “California,” the stereotype look of the lawyer isn’t particularly common here. My divorce lawyer, for instance, wears Hawaiian shirts, jeans, flip-flops, and a straw fedora to work. My agent, on the other hand, looks just like the guy against the wall above.

Also note that while most cartoonists use the same colors for the flesh tones of all of their characters, I’ve got four characters here and four different flesh tones! It’s the little details like this that make Bizarro the finest handcrafted, home-brewed cartoon panel currently appearing on this web site.