January 17, 2008

Toon Thursday: And the Plagiarism Continues...


* Big Old Asterisk: All credit for quotes (which, please note, are slightly mangled for the sake of humor) goes to Paul Tolme in his hilarious Newsweek commentary detailing exactly what it's like to have a romance writer "borrow" one's...factual essay on black-footed ferrets of North America.


Seriously, if you haven't read his article yet, go do it now...the cartoon will make a lot more sense if you look at the picture of the book jacket...

5 comments:

theyayayas said...

omg, I love it! You're giving Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney some good competition.

Trisha

Little Willow said...

*cracking up*

TadMack said...

*rolling, laughing*

The really great thing is the follow-up -- some great things are happening for ferrets, even without us knowing the bosom-heaving details of their romantic lives. A win-win. Great toon!

a. fortis said...

This was a fun one to do...and I HAD to do it. There was no question about that. ;)

I only wish I'd had more time yesterday--it doesn't quite live up to my mental vision. Due to time constraints I had to settle for some slipshod computer-applied color. (Paint bucket, the friend of the lazy...) Oh, well. Glad you guys liked it! I definitely amused myself.

liquidambar said...

That ferret stuff is some racy pillow talk, n'est-ce pas? The story was so funny, it was worth wading through all the annoying pop-ups and video clips on the Newsweek site.

Toon Thursday is a-smoldering.