Idioms of Idiocy

If you are standing in a group of ten random people, one of those ten believes in lizard people, a worldwide pedophile ring, and a flat Earth. Could anyone predict that the National Enquirer would all of a sudden become serious journalism? I blame the movie “Men in Black”. In one scene, the character played by Tommy Lee Jones tells the character played by Will Smith, as they are looking through supermarket tabloids at the newsstand, “Best investigative reporting on the planet”. It was a movie, people! A MOVIE! A Fictional Story! Just as QAnon is fictional nonsense! Grow up, please! You are starting to frighten me!

This is your freebie for June. Go here to get more Small Consolation.

More Stoopid!

Come and get it! Stoopid #3 is now available. It is chock full of cartoony goodness, as always! My favorite in this issue is “Things your dog does when you leave.” Get yours today or you will be sorry. That is not a threat, it is a promise. You will be sorry that you are missing part of your collection. Go here…Stoopid!

A Snapshot of History

This is a rare treat for all of you nonpaying fans of Small Consolation. Once in a while, for promotional purposes, you will get an extra freebie. I really like this one. This is only political if you take it that way. All I am attempting to do here is to capture truth and humor. This is the year 2020 in a nutshell. This is soon to be available on t-shirts and other products in Bird Smirk, my CafePress shop. Watch for it!

Patreonage

Hello everybody! Today, I announce my new Patreon venture! It is dedicated to only Small Consolation, my new weekly comic panel.

In a nutshell, this is how it works. I am creating a Small Consolation every week. You can see it for free (on a monthly basis), either right here, at my Patreon site, or at my Small Consolation Facebook page. 

Or, for $1 per month, you will get two Small Consolations, sent directly to you. For $3, you get three per month. And for $5, you get a Small Consolation EVERY SINGLE WEEK!

Let me be clear about this. Small Consolation is going to happen every week whether or not you subscribe. However, remember, that for every free Small Consolation that you see, there are three that you are missing out on! Those three are reserved for Patrons, only. Tap on the Patreon logo below to get more info. Thank you!

New Gig

Announcing my new art studio!

I got a gig on Fiverr. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Fiverr is a site where you can go to find freelancers of all kinds. Freelance writers, bloggers, videographers, photographers, artists, etc. On the other hand, you could also think of it as a site where you can offer all kinds of freelance work, like writing, blogging, videography, photography, and art, etc.

I think of it as an art studio because that is where my freelance cartooning business will be conducted. In a way, Fiverr is basically acting as my agent. They promote me and handle all of the businessy stuff that I would rather not have to mess with. And there are no upfront charges! I don’t owe them one red cent until I sell. That is when they get their pound of flesh. They get 20% of everything I make. Even though I think Fiverr is making a killing (they have thousands upon thousands of freelancers), I think that is a fair price for what they do. My only investment, so far, has been time.

Here is the downside…remember when I mentioned how many freelancers are using Fiverr? I said, “thousands and thousands”, and that is not an exaggeration. 13,404 to be exact. 13,404 other cartoonists in the Cartoons and Comics section. Talk about competition! Perhaps my style will just naturally stand out in a crowd. Either that, or I could come up with a gimmick to grab attention!

Wait! I got an idea! I am not even asking you to order anything (unless, of course, you wanted to, that would be okay, because maybe you need a new Facebook avatar or something), all I ask is that you visit my studio. How many clicks a certain gig gets is a determining factor in its position in the hierarchy. I am asking for your help and I thank you in advance. Please click on the image below to visit my Fiverr Gig!

P.S……My friend Joy has informed me that when she clicks on the image, it asks her to “get  account”, and well, frankly, I think that kinda sucks. I was hoping that it would take you directly to my profile. When I click it, that is what happens (maybe because I do have an account). At any rate, I think the click actually counts so keep on clicking, please! And, you know what? Maybe you should get an account. What does it cost you? A couple of minutes? You can get just about anybody to do just about anything you need! Check it out!

Stoopid! #1

Stoopid! Magazine #1 has just dropped, man! Lots of funny goodness inside. I think it is a good combination of cartoonists. Kind of like (dare I say it) the variety of cartoonists from Mad Magazine. My favorite one for this issue is the one on the back cover by Paco Puente. Get your copy of Stoopid! here…https://www.stoopidcomicsmagazine.com/