Swinging Shingles

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

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It has come to my attention that a lot of people don’t know what “shingles” are in the context I’ve used it here. Shingles in this case are not the square thingies on a roof, but a condition caused by the chicken pox virus that sits dormant in your body for decades, then sometimes breaks out in a painful rash when you’re old. So, while a singles bar would be full of youngsters, a shingles bar would be full of oldsters. Mystery solved.

And, before my more observant Jazz Pickles point it out, there are FIVE secret symbols in this pic, not four, as it says on my signature. This is why friends don’t let friends draw drunk.


BIZARROVERS: Today it is my great pleasure to offer here in my archival section one of my all-time fave gags. I love the concept of the organs inside the Statue of Liberty and still remember the fun of visualizing and rendering them, though conceptualizing and drawing a spiral staircase from below was a colossal pain. I’ve been inside the S of L and it looks just like this, with a spiral staircase up the center but without the organs. From inside, you can see a reverse image of the wave of the fabric of her dress and the curves of her face and arms, etc. It’s pretty cool, daddio.Bizarro 12-12-04 Liberty WEB1