As is his habit, Bizarro's talented creator, Dan Piraro, turned my sketchy idea into a greatly improved cartoon panel by adjusting the viewing angle, and adding just enough background detail. Oh, yes, and actually doing a finished drawing.
I fully expect this cartoon to show up on a certain ridiculous television program and be touted as proof of Bigfoot's existence. After all, how could a cartoonist ever draw such a perfect likeness without a live model to study? Well?
All of our earlier collaborations can be scrutinized for clues to other mysteries by scrolling through this blog's Bizarro Archive.
Speaking of the archive, you may know that in addition to writing gags, I've been assisting Dan by coloring the daily Bizarro panels. Before I started, I spent a couple of days looking over his shoulder, slack-jawed, studying his coloring technique. It's not just heave-ho with the old paint bucket.
My very first attempt to ape his style (sorry) appeared exactly two years ago today. Coincidentally, it also featured a fictional simian.
In another few years, I'll be fully vested in the Bizarro pension plan, and can look forward to monthly deliveries of tiny UFOs, pickled eyeballs, and novelty dynamite in my old age. Oh, the perks of working in the cartoon racket!