Bucky and Alma Forever

tootncommon

By Shaun Pinello ©Little Dog Comics 2016

Theres a story behind the joke on this page. Not a great story but whatever. It’s my story and I’m going to tell it.

It goes back to 2011 when I worked at a nursing home. I was on my way home from work and for some reason I thought of Tutankhamun, you know King Tut, and how it sounds like toot’n’common. Like you have a toot in common. I know, I’m killing this joke right now, but it was funny to me at the time and the more I thought about it the funnier it got. It’s like when you were a kid and you insulted another kid on the playground and that kid’s like, “Very funny I bet that took you all night to think of that.” I’m the kid who stays up all night it case you didn’t get that. You probably got that.

This joke kept percolating in my head for weeks. I had the punchline but it took me a while  to get the set up. And once I had the set up I needed the perfect opportunity to spring this terrible joke on the world. And as luck would have it I worked somewhere where toots happened loud and often. The nursing home. Old people live there and for those of you who haven’t spent much time around old people, they have little to no control over their farts.

My main job was to go to someone’s room, help them out of bed or a chair, and take them to the gym for physical therapy. I was helping this lady move from an arm chair to a wheel chair. When she stood up she farted. A long raspy toot with hints of wetness. Most of the time the social convention is for both parties to act like nothing happened. You can’t even crack a smile. But she was really embarrassed so I felt like i should break the tension. I said, “You remind me of the Egyptian pharos, you both have a toot’n’common.” She laughed and we were best friends after that. At least until she forgot who I was thirty minutes later.

I warned you it wasn’t a good story but you still read it all the way through.

Sketch Book Week 01

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My nephew turned seven last month. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. Seems like just yesterday he was three and belting out Taylor Swift ( I knew you were twubble when you walked iiiin!) Anyway, I usually wrap his presents in brown paper and do a little sketch on them. This year he was so concerned about protecting the drawings that he asked for help opening his presents and saved the paper. After that I bought a small brown paper sketch book, about half the size of a sheet of copy paper, with the intent of doing three to four sketches in it every week. So far I’ve managed to keep up for two weeks and this week I started posting them on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Patreon feeds. So pick your favorite social media outlet and follow me so you can see the sketches as I post them or check back here for the next time I do a re-cap like this.

Presidential Report

lincoln lettered

by ShaunPinello ©Little Dog Comics

When I made my last post I noticed the next post was scheduled for Lincoln’s birthday 2/12. I tried to make a page in time but was a day late so, “Happy belated birthday Lincoln.”

I did some research while coming up with ideas for this page and found out that Lincoln was a pretty funny guy. He seemed to have a joke or humorous anecdote for every situation. This page is based on a time when he was feeding his cat at the dinner table with a gold fork. His wife admonished him for it and he shot back, “If a gold for was good enough for Buchanan it’s good enough for Tabby.” Which is funny because James Buchanan was his unpopular predecessor.

Here’s some other interesting facts:

Abraham Lincoln did not like to be called Abe. He preferred to be called Lincoln.

He was a great animal lover. He had goats that lived on the White House lawn and were even permitted to go inside.

He was the first president to have a beard. That’s fifteen baby faced presidents before one was brave enough to rock the manly follicles. An interesting side note, out of forty-four presidents only nine have had beards.

Go here for more facts about Lincoln.

Barley Smash!

barley hulk web

© Little Dog Comics 2015

When I started drawing dogs as superheroes I put the call out on the internet for suggestions. Barely a minute later my sister was the first to respond. She wanted to see her dog, Barley, as the Hulk. Knowing Barley, this is a perfect mash up (or smash up). He’s not an angry dog but he is a destructive force of nature in the tiny body of a Boston Terrier.

We’ll be back on 2/12 so don’t forget about us!

Bat Dog

bat imha

© Little Dog Comics 2016

There are two interests I hold above most others, dogs and comics. Kind of obvious, after all, this is Little Dog Comics. I try to mash them together as often as i can which lead to a series of dogs i know dressed as the super heroes I think they would be. If you would like own a drawing like this of your dog visit our Etsy shop.

You may notice that we haven’t had an update since April 2015. Almost a year! I know that’s a long time but we needed the time to develop great new content so that we won’t have gaps like this in the future. Our new schedule going forward will be every other Friday  starting 1/29. See y’all soon.

Mew Mew

cat parachutist

 

© Little Dog Comics 2015

In my original Kid Universal story you may remember that there was a band of parachuting cats. Now that I’m reworking that story I thought it would be a good idea to work up some designs for each cat as well as a back story for them. It may not all end up in this story but may find its way into a future one.