Friday, May 31, 2013

What to do when threatened by a Black Hole?

Black holes are these singular cosmic oddities which are so dense that they collapse on themselves and attract everything in their vicinity. Even photons, no matter what their confession or wavelength are, cannot escape. Because of their sheer gravitational force, their inner core is a bizarre place where time and space are not quite the same notions as the ones you are used to, and expect to find, when you go to your local grocery shop or even to the local pub.

Now after the theory, some practical advice...

What to do when threatened by a black hole ?

  • stay calm
  • don't engage in any conversation and keep your distances. They are pervert cosmic thugs
  • don't accept candies
  • throw some photons to buy some time
  • don't look at the black hole directly, first because they are susceptible and second because you won't see anything
  • a proven technique to confuse black holes is to ask them the question "What time is it ?". This will throw them in a state of deep Heisenbergian uncertainty and will leave you a certain time to escape.

Hope these advices will be useful.
Happy intergalactic journey !

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Near Death experience (revisited)

This one is part of previous cartoons that I'm revisiting without the orange background and with a new wash.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Had obscurantism prevailed, the Earth would still be flat

I originally drew this cartoon with the title: Had Galileo not existed, the Earth would still be flat.
After I posted it, some enlightened readers, rightly pointed out that it's the Egyptians who determined that the Earth was round and calculated its circumference, a few thousand years before Galileo's great grand parents met.
I've learnt a lesson here and should have verified my facts before posting.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Let the cat out and leave the cash

I've never drawn any psychiatrist cartoons as the subject has been thoroughly covered by cartoonists and has become such an exhausted cliché that it's better to avoid the subject altogether. Nevertheless, I've decided that I wanted to have at last one in my records so that on my epitaph one will be able to read:

"He will be forgiven for his sole psychiatrist cartoon.
This only shows that he was human after all, 
with his strengths and weaknesses, 
highs and lows"

Rereading it, I'm not sure if I want to have that epitaph now. Anyway, I will probably make another one about desert island, or worse, a psychiatrist on a desert island

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fascinating ability of toothpaste tubes

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Annihilating the Planet

For some reasons, I believe that invaders should have a briefcase. It sure looks more professional.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Getting your cartoon published in The New Yorker during your current incarnation

From what I gather, it's difficult to get a cartoon published in The New Yorker.
The process might take some time and you might need to repeatedly submit cartoons for a long time before one is accepted. Year is the base unit to measure this waiting time.Hopefully with some perseverance and an auspicious alignment of stars, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that your cartoon gets published in The New Yorker during your current incarnation.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


In case you're wondering, here's some info about galaxy NGC 584, including motels, gas stations on the route.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Telekinesos, the highflying ouzeria

To this date, one of my preferred cartoons, but this is, well, just my opinion.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Going to the Moon (2)

Another of my old cartoons that I revisited and am republishing with my imprimatur.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Early Tablets (2)

Another recycled old cartoon of mine republished after I gave the imprimatur to Imprimatuur! Thank you. I'm starting to get rid off all my previous orange backgrounds and will republish some more in the future.