The Fool in the Forest



Let us have a frank discussion about your intelligence. No…don’t be afraid. I have good news! If you are reading these comics, you have already passed the I.Q. Test with flying colors! For it has been found that those who enjoy comics are usually above average in intelligence. This is according to a recent study conducted somewhere, most likely.

And, since you are so smart, wrap your head around this: I can safely say the phrase, “Anybody who doesn’t like comics, or is not reading this article is an utter fool”. Nobody can be offended because at the very moment you read that phrase, you are instantly rendered non-foolish. It reminds me of the sound in the forest conundrum, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Now consider…”If an utter fool is insulted in an article that the utter fool didn’t read, is the utter fool still insulted?”

I assume that you are one smart cookie, so I know that you won’t tell any utter fools about this article. And even if you did, and they read it, then they too will have been rendered non-foolish. It seems that I have inadvertently stumbled upon a philosophical loophole.


Artistic Theology


I think of art as a form of worship. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Does it not make you feel good when somebody likes what you did so much that they just had to copy it? God probably felt pretty good when Michealangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. Or when Van Gogh painted Starry Night.

Speaking of Van Gogh, I just bought a Vincent Van Gogh calendar. His paintings disturb me. But, in a good way. I have feelings when I view his paintings. I don’t know what the feelings are exactly, but they are feelings nonetheless. For instance, when I look at “Crown Imperial Fritillaries in a Copper Vase”, I feel dizzy. Or, for example, when I gaze upon “Morning: Going Out to Work (after Millet)”, I feel flabbergasted. And on occasion, while gazing at “Wheat Field with Cypresses”, I sometimes feel a little gassy. Not a particularly deep emotion, but a feeling, anyway.

I believe that he worshipped God through every painting that he did. Those of us who believe in God all have our own personal way to worship. Mine is through my art. I am imitating God by creating my own little world. Therefore, by imitating, I am flattering. Subsequently, by flattering, I am worshipping. Do I fear heavenly charges of copyright infringement? Naw. God doesn’t care about that. He wants me to copy Him. And besides, He doesn’t need any more money. After all, God is more than likely…richer than God!

Success! (A Christmas Miracle!)


This is now a fully functional PayPal “Buy Now” button existing in the sidebar. Go ahead…give it a try! When you hover over it, it says, “Use PayPal to contribute!” When you click on it, you can choose the amount that you want to give. This button was created for tips and usage payments. For instance, let’s say that you just have to give me money because you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Oddbox Comics. Click on the Chupacabra and write in the amount. Or perhaps you would like to use my art for your own purposes. After my approval, this is how you can pay!