Waiting to Exhale on Godot

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

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I’ve heard from lots of people that they particularly like this Godot gag. I think it’s because those of us who get it know we are in a minority so it makes us feel smart. This clever gag comes from my known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh, who’s never short on brains. Like Beckett, he’s a dour sort of guy who struggles with existence every day of his life. If I didn’t employ him to color my weekday gags, he’d likely be living in a cardboard box under a bridge. With the money I pay him, however, he’s able to afford to live in a tool shed at a golf course. Not bad for an artist!

Here are some of Wayno’s thoughts on both his writing and coloring processes, PLUS some earlier incarnations of this gag.





Kevin is an even sadder case than our old buddy, Wayno. He believes he can be a “star,” which is something 21st-century America has convinced virtually everyone of. He does, at least, have the proper haircut.






bz 07-11-97 MotelWEBOLD BIZNESS: Here’s a cartoon of mine from ’97 that represents the sort of things that give me existential angst.