Saturday, June 19, 2010

Doofus And Valiant

I never got any particular feedback, good or bad, specifically about these cartoons, but I think they're some of the funniest EFL-related shit I've done.

Naturally these are based on Goofus and Gallant, from that dentist office favorite, Highlights magazine, who surprisingly (to me, anyway) linger into the 21st century, pitting, respectively, anti-social self destructiveness and sycophantic neurotic submissiveness against various everyday life situations.

(Enjoy this GOOFUS AND GALLANT STORY ADVENTURE on the Highlights website.)

Probably David Letterman's take on the characters back in the 80's had something to do with it, but I can't think of the particular seed of inspiration which led to these cartoons. I went through a phase where I was using a ball a lot in class; I suspect that led to the joke in the cartoon, and I was off and running.

I realise these are sitting on the wrong side of legible, but if you click on the cartoons you can get a slightly clearer picture.


Chris said...

Those are funny, for sure. The "I hope thats not a lump" one made me laugh out loud.

I have a feeling that your a chimera of the two.

like the new site design.

Anonymous said...

Where can I get my Doofus t-shirt?

Anonymous said...

Thought I was on another blog when I saw the new site design and something about Chomsky.

Then I scrolled down and saw the good ole Doofus Valiant cartoon. Good shit.

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Anonymous said...

Dude, this fucking hilarious. That stuff is awesome... and sums up more than a few people i knew while being am english teacher.

great gags and good website.