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Can someone syndicate this man? Cartoons on the back of business cards. Beats the lame ones you often find in say, The New Yorker. Courtesy of Capital Influx.
posted by Dukebloo (26 comments total)

 
His musings are as entertaining as his doodlings. Good stuff.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:49 AM on November 21, 2002


[this is good]
posted by monkeymike at 9:52 AM on November 21, 2002


*remembers that stuff like this is why he comes to Metafilter in the first place*

*get's a little sniffily*
posted by Cyrano at 10:12 AM on November 21, 2002


freaking awesome I'd love to meet this guy.
posted by bitdamaged at 10:13 AM on November 21, 2002


I would think you wouldn't want to admit out loud you're not all grown-up enough to appreciate the New Yorker.
posted by skimble at 10:16 AM on November 21, 2002


I subscribed to and read the New Yorker religiously for over six years and cancelled it two years ago in favor of the good, refreshing stuff I see on the internet. While the magazine does have some fine writing and cartoons, it is just not that vital anymore, just a golden cog in the machinery of hype and drivel.
posted by Dukebloo at 10:26 AM on November 21, 2002


Excellent post. I thank you, while my employer curses the day you were ever born.
posted by Reggie452 at 10:35 AM on November 21, 2002


This is indeed the kind of stuff I come to metafilter for, and it's a good post, but I have to say, I'd be more amused by a random New Yorker cartoon than I was by any of these... maybe I'm just old school.

Test that theory here, at the New Yorker's online cartoon database. Specifically, from the latest issue, this one cracked me up.
posted by jonson at 10:37 AM on November 21, 2002


Wow, this guy is a master scribbler. I aspire to reach his level of controlled messiness. I didn't find the comics too funny, however. They kind of distracted from the crazy masses of lines.
posted by picea at 10:40 AM on November 21, 2002


This is awesome. Nice!
posted by Hall at 10:42 AM on November 21, 2002


thanks dukebloo. Many gems there. was anyone able to get to work?
posted by G_Ask at 10:45 AM on November 21, 2002


should've read, "was anyone able to get www.mrhell.com to work?"
ugh
posted by G_Ask at 10:46 AM on November 21, 2002


the New Yorker's online cartoon database. Specifically, from the latest issue, this one cracked me up.

So...very...dry...

Cartoons on the back of business cards.

So...very...bitter...
posted by crunchland at 10:49 AM on November 21, 2002


What crunchland said.

McLeod's visuals are very cool (I would love to see the margins of his notes from high school), but as cartoons, they are more pessimistic than humorous. It seems that McLeod is successful (head writer for a children's cartoon), but I guess he has to retain a tough New York edge to remain an true artist.

I wonder what Hugh McLeod's caption would be for the New Yorker cartoon caption contest. It would have a f-bomb in it, no doubt.
posted by Frank Grimes at 11:03 AM on November 21, 2002


Gorgeous post. Thanks.
posted by jacknose at 11:16 AM on November 21, 2002


this is excellent! kinda reminds me of this guy.
posted by tangent at 11:35 AM on November 21, 2002


Jonson: "...here..."

Haw, I say, a haw, haw, haw. Verily. That doth crack one up indeed, a-haw, a-haw, a-haw.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:36 AM on November 21, 2002


reminds me of explodingdog, both in its art, and its ability to stock me with ICQ N/A messages for the next decade.
posted by krunk at 11:42 AM on November 21, 2002


i've been a subscriber to the new yorker for about 12 years now, and reading it since i was about 7 (well, just for the cartoons for the first few years, and back then i didn't really get too many of them) and i have to say that i've never seen a weaker batch of cartoons than appeared in the latest "cartoon issue" (2-3 weeks ago). bleh.
posted by chr1sb0y at 12:55 PM on November 21, 2002


Makes me wish I kept more of my post-it doodles.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 2:41 PM on November 21, 2002


Anyone notice how the last ones he did are right before 9/11/01? I wonder why....
posted by fungible at 3:07 PM on November 21, 2002


did you see this one? [second from top]
posted by dabitch at 5:59 PM on November 21, 2002


Anyone else getting scrambled images from this site? Especially in the oldest groups of sketches...
posted by five fresh fish at 9:18 PM on November 21, 2002


Actually, his stuff reminds me a bit of Ashleigh Brilliant.
posted by strangechord at 10:15 PM on November 21, 2002


If you read his about page, part of why he chose to put this stuff on the website like this was to avoid "having the middlemen (publishers, galleries etc.) getting in the way". Maybe he doesn't care for syndication.
posted by elbie at 7:04 AM on November 22, 2002


Great stuff. Thanks.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:54 PM on November 22, 2002


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