Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

The Tale of Three Funnies

April 27, 2018

Back in 2008 there was a news article about the cartoon character “Popeye the Sailorman”, stating that the authors copyright was to run out in January 2008, it was 70 years since E.C. Segar(1919-1938) created his character, 1938 + 70 = 2008. I thought to myself, interesting, what can I do with this iconic figure that is aligned to our current ideas about society?

(copyright under fair use)

 

I decided to to look around and see what is the growing trend in norms in places like California, bang it hit me, “Drugs”, they were legalizing cannabis, mmm, being an Artist freed from some corporate copyright restrictions I had a poetic license to transform poor old Popeye to my hearts content.

In walks “Dopeguy the Dealer”, I decided to use one of the very popular images as a base, the one Bud Sagendorf drew to promote Popeye, when he speaks, “I yam what I yam!”, I changed that to “I bong when I can!”, it fit. After much creative work I posted it to Redbubble, it was no great success, but I thought that I was being tongue and cheek enough so the community could see how I transformed him into to a modern equivalent.

My upload

 

Time passes, April 2018, I get an email from Redbubble saying that the Copyright stake holder Hearst Holdings Inc. says I am in breach of copyright, mmm, it seems the USA has extended it copyright laws to 95 years, that means 2033. The rest of the world can use it but not in the USA, so rather than argue with the simple facts about what constitutes differences in character, I just redrew the character so nothing can be said about similarities that lawyers would pick and claim ownership. Redbubble have been excellent in these matters and I highly recommend buying their products, there range and quality are great.

My current picture

 

If you like my version, grab a Tshirt here
https://www.redbubble.com/people/artoj/works/31469647-dopeguy-the-dealer?asc=u

This and many other experiences has made me realize that any character I create, will be given freely to the public after my passing, any benefits are there for anybody to exploit. I would rather leave this planet a little, happier or better than I arrived, regards Arto.

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Fake News

February 9, 2017

I have stopped watching my TV about 15 years ago and I have been feeling ill about watching “Liberal” Fake News channels the last 8 years, the ones come to mind from America are CNN, NBC and ABC. The list very long which should include Australian junk like ATN, TCN and TEN they all pander to a mental delusion of what News really is. Not only the News channels but Facebook is full of posts that come from the same fake and dubious “Main Stream Media”. Here are some graphics that came out of this distaste and the inspiration from a direct and honest portrayal of MSM by the wonderful President of America, Mr Donald J. Trump.

I will add more to this post as time goes, regards Arto.

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New Cartoons

March 13, 2014

Here are four new cartoon series that I have now created to give me more room to express some of the more unusual aspects in life.
The list includes, “The Scammer”, which we all have been victims of is some way or another and sometime we can see others doing the Scam on TV, Radio, Internet, Emails, Telephones or in the public spaces.

The Scammer
“Statistical Reality”, was born out by the simple discovery of how the media create a false consensus reality by NOT showing the proven statistics that will be in opposition to the promoted rhetoric.

Statistical Reality
“Counter Actions”, is another way of telling you the 1000’s of stories that never get told but are privy to those people that serve over the counter in many types of retail and whole sale environments.

Counter Actions
“Random Choices”, This is one of those ideas that allows you to understand the multitude of possibilities that each person makes in any given situation, can be very funny at times or tragic if your choices are ill conceived.

Random Choices
Here included are my two favorite outlets for my humorous outtakes, “Where Now?”, number 43 and “MIC Oligar”, number 9.

MIC OligarHave fun, Regards Arto.

Synthonyms V

March 2, 2014

Here are two new Synthonyms one is a well known drinking trough and the other is just the other meaning for a well known banking lubricant. Enjoy regards Arto.

SoreButts1B2

MoneyVenom1a

Synthonyms IV

June 20, 2013

Here are some new Synthonyms with a few well known companies that are run by crooks. Some who love to feed us genetic poison, some who would love us to ruin our health with junk food and others who pay their employee next to poverty rates while importing slave labor made goods from 3rd world countries. Enjoy regards Arto.

Monstero1b

NastieKidRot1

Forgets2

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