Thursday, March 20

supersonicsoultoon: Bye, George



I realize that this cartoon may be difficult for some of you to understand without some background. The Cliffs Notes:
  • Washington State is named after the United States' first president, George Washington.
  • The state government is represented here by a caricature of George.
  • There's a joke being made here that may require some knowledge of the Sonics' arena situation. It may not even be a funny joke.
  • George Washington never really played basketball, but did you know that his teeth were made out of whale bone?
Yes, this should have come out a week ago. Maybe I'm a bit too much like George myself.

--chunk

11 comments:

solidgoldlovechild said...

i'm diggin the cartoons chunk. keep them coming. glad to see them compiled on flicker.

solidgoldlovechild

Paul Merrill said...

Comedy rule #1: Never explain your jokes!

Brilliant work as usual, my friend. Your imaginary check is in the mail.

chunkstyle23 said...

SGLC - Glad that the Chinese gub'mint has Supersonicsoul on their "safe" list. Thanks for the comment.

Paul - I never went to comedy school, Remember? I got sick and you went in my place, stealing all my glory. I was the comedic Drew Bledsoe.

Anonymous said...

Well played! You should be a cartoonist! Seriously, good job Raf! -K

ryan said...

Hilarious, and sadly accurate of what happened in the past week in Olympia.

Love the whale bone reference - I'm guessing you read the same slate.com article about John Adams that I did!

Nuss said...

Nice work, Raf. And talk about retro jerseys - we're talking 1700s here! Any chance you can work up a design? I'm thinking the Sonics could use the coat George is sporting as a warm-up jacket ...

Anonymous said...

Perfect. Man I hate those Olympia buffoons.

Anonymous said...

Sweet 'toon, guys. Very Schulz-esque (Charles, not Howard).

Alan said...

This cartoon makes me happy they didn't name the state "Columbia" like some originally wanted to.

Keep up the great work!

Steff said...

It might not be new, but for those who haven't heard of it, the Suns and most importantly Shaq shared their thoughts on the Sonics' situation:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/basketball/355735_moore20.html?source=rss

Scott Brothers said...

Great comic Raf! Even though I have no idea what you are talking about (even with the Cliff Notes) as I am deficient in the Sports Enthusiast area, I love the pictures and anything with powdered wigs! Keep it up! And keep reaching for the stars!