So there I was at Denny’s with a bunch of friends after a Cartoonists Northwest meeting. And–while clogging our arteries—some of us are joking around. Now, not all cartoonists are funny in person.
(I’m only intermittently funny at best—and even then you have to buy me dinner to get a decent joke.)
But my pal Moira McDonough (creator of the graphic novel Venus Penvy) is genuinely witty in “real life.” Still, I was taken off guard when she quipped about “a marriage of mass destruction.”
I loved the line. I hope you do too. Thanks, Moira!
SCENE: Woman and man embracing. The woman is upset and he seems to be comforting her.
WOMAN: It’s a marriage of mass destruction!
Guest Gag: Moira McDonough
In the age of Google, does anyone still go on “blind” dates?
All it takes is a quick web search and—behold! Your “mystery date” is no longer a mystery. You know exactly what your perfect date looks like. Right now.
Or is it 20 years ago?
Hey! Has that been Photoshopped?
MAN (to woman): You’re
the most wonderful woman who ever lived!
WOMAN (thinking): It’s a
miracle! A blind date with...perfect vision!
Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia
By the way, about the honeymoon…I may be busy that weekend. Do you mind going alone?
WOMAN TO MAN: I'd love to help you plan our wedding! But right now...I've got a date!
Of course, flattery would never work on someone as brilliant as you. You’d know right away if I was just buttering you up–because you’re so wonderful!
SCENE: Man speaking to a woman.
MAN: Good news, Gorgeous! Flattery works!