It’s part of the new influx of Cartoon Infrastructure funding.
Wrestled with that thought. Ultimately, I decided it was one connection too far for some less astute comics readers.
Thank you, my friend. Better than a poke in the eye. But I wondered what the age cutoff for getting the joke would be.
It’s almost like the cartoonist considered that, but then knowing ikea names have little meaning, and needing to suggest the word ‘water’ – understanding most people don’t know the Swedish word for water – went with a close nonsensical permutation of it. Almost like he put some thought into not being literal about it.
The answer is two: one to hold the light bulb; the other to draw the desert island.
It’s like the cartoonist barely knows what he’s doing.
I see what you did there.
Tough one to draw. I was so worried it wouldn’t read … especially on newsprint in black and white. Big “whew” when I see people get it.
Truth be told, it was originally titled Wide Of The Mark, but just days before the launch, my first syndicate realized it was too close to my friend Mark Parisi’s Off The Mark. They gave me a few hours to come up with a new name. I sent them a list of a half dozen or so, and they picked Loose Parts.
Thanks. By the by, let me know if you all think my comments about process help or hurt. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts about how artists create things and I find them fascinating. But I know others think it ruins the magic to see how things are made.