January 16th, 2014

Pyro Pussy

by Wayno & Piraro

bz panel 01-15-14bz strip 01-15-14Bizarro is brought to you today by Middle Children Taste Best.

My favorite thing about this cartoon is the way the characters are drawn. The hipster girl and her trendy, hipster, nerd boyfriend/husband have a certain look that I recognize and that’s always gratifying as an artist. I often have no particular kind of person in mind when I begin to draw a character but somehow it begins to head in a certain direction and I follow it.

About cats: Though I prefer dogs, I enjoy all non-human animals and really enjoy having one around the house. To my mind, the only real downside is that they are destructive. Sure, once they get old and lazy and rarely do anything other than sleep they’re not so bad, but for x years before that, they seem to find innumerable ways to make your stuff look more crappy day by day. Whether it is the dark spot on my sofa where the dog sits most of the time, or the scratch marks on my favorite chair from the cat’s claws, or the muddy, bare spots in the yard where my llama has eaten away all the grass then dug a hole to lay her eggs, the place is just a mess. Still, they provide so much love and companionship that I willingly make that sacrifice. Even when my Aye-Aye wrecked my Lamborghini, I just couldn’t stay mad at her.

OLD BIZNESS: Way back in the late 1900s, I was inspired to write this cartoon by my Italian Greyhound, Bruno. I loved that dog and played tennis-ball fetch with him at least once a day, often twice. He absolutely could NOT get enough of it. On hot days, he would return the ball and beg for me to throw it again and again until he would literally pass out. The first time it happened, it scared me to death. I vowed to make him stop before he got to that point again but he did once more, a few weeks later, get to the point of staggering and falling down, panting. After that, I was much more careful and never let him get that overheated again. He was a great dog and I still miss him sometimes.bz 04-05-96 hermit dog WEB

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