Monday, August 23, 2010

Undeniably my finest work as a cartoonist.

How to make a comic that only your sister and your dad will understand, and that only your sister will find funny:
  • Over the course of 9 years, watch "Wild America" on PBS every Sunday night with the family.
  • Over the course of 14 years, make birthday cards for your dad that deride and belittle his favorite musician, Merle Haggard.
  • Transcribe the first few minutes of an episode of "Wild America" about belligerent badgers. Find/replace "badger" with "Merle" and "digging" with "drinking."
  • Spend about five minutes looking up Merle Haggard song lyrics and plug them in where appropriate.
  • Snicker uncontrollably at the finished product.