This is Not Magritte
Bizarro Blog
by Dan Piraro
6d ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— If you’re not familiar with the name of surrealist painter René Magritte—the inspiration for the above cartoon—you’ve probably seen his work. Here’s a page of his most famous paintings.  Both Wayno and I have drawn numerous cartoo ..read more
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Sibling Quibbling
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by Dan Piraro
1w ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Welcome to this thing, Jazz Pickles. I hope you’re feeling crispy and tart today. The Sunday cartoon above is about sibling rivalry, albeit among mythological characters. I once read that even though it can be brutal, it is completely ..read more
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A Conversation with my “They”
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by Dan Piraro
1w ago
By Dan Piraro (The following article is from my subscription newsletter The Naked Cartoonist. Subscribers receive a new article via email each Friday morning, and this one from yesterday got such a positive response that I’ve been asked to make it available to non-subscribers, too. I also include an audio version for each article. Subscription info.) Audio produced by Temporary Genius Productions Me and the kids around 1990, pretending we were at the beach from our front yard in Dallas. I successfully raised two children to adulthood who, until recently, I called my daughters. But in the past ..read more
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Delicious Death Wish
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by Dan Piraro
2w ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Hey there, Jazz Pickles. Thanks for stopping by. I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the years trying to understand nutrition and have come to a conclusion: Conclusions are pointless. At least for now.  As a big believer in scie ..read more
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Shoes Your Poison
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by Dan Piraro
3w ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Saludos, Jazz Pickles and other whatnots. Welcome to this thing. Today’s cartoon is about the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Like many children’s rhymes and stories, it’s been sanitized a bit over time. I’ve always heard it like this ..read more
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Big Head Cure
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by Dan Piraro
1M ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Hi, gang. How are my Pickles today? Have you been to a headshrinker lately? I’m a big fan of therapy but I haven’t been in a while. I’ve only gone when I’ve had a particularly tangled issue I needed help with, like whether I should bre ..read more
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Wizards of Oil
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by Dan Piraro
1M ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Welcome, Jazz Pickles and all types of musical, preserved fruits. (Yes, cucumbers are botanically classified as fruits.) Today’s cartoon is tangentially about climate change. My wife and I became aware this week of a person we know who ..read more
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Elephant Jibberish
Bizarro Blog
by Dan Piraro
1M ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. Perhaps the character Tarzan is so enduring because he reminds us of ourselves.  He was raised by apes, just like we were. He became master of the jungle—as we all wish to do in school and later, in the workplace—and then he was somewhat tamed by Jane, his romantic p ..read more
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The Nature of History
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by Dan Piraro
1M ago
I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose weekly blog post I highly recommend. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ———————————————————————————————————— Hysteria is natural in the course of history. We humans are a rascally species of apes and with our big brains and opposable thumbs, we’re experts at finding new ways to get into trouble. It seems there’s always something to be alarme ..read more
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Fools in Love
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by Dan Piraro
2M ago
A couple of bat-men share stories over drinks. I’m Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro newspaper comic. Each week, I post my Sunday Bizarro comic, a short essay, and then the past week’s Monday-Saturday Bizarro comics written and drawn by my partner Wayno, whose blog post this week has some very fun extras. And here’s this week’s ANSWER KEY to my Sunday comic’s Secret Symbols. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Welcome, Pickles of Jazz. This week’s Sunday cartoon (above) is about the inevitabilities of romantic partnership. What starts as an exhilarating flight with a superhero nec ..read more
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