Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What's so funny?

This week's Toon Weekly challenge was about clowns. Simple enough, but the true challenge was to not draw the typical red nose and big shoes, and to reinvent the clown as if it was being portrayed for the first time.
The true purpose of clowns are to make you laugh, but clowns to me are more irritating and creepy than funny, and I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment. So if big shoes and a red nose aren't funny, what is?
Big fat guys are funny. So are horrific overbites and buck teeth. Comb overs are funny. What's a funny hat? Can't go wrong with a fez. Body hair is ALWAYS funny. Coconut bras are funny, especially on guys. Tutus are funny for the same reason. Underpants with hearts on them are funny. Heck, even the word underpants is funny. Misspelled tattoos are funny. Sock garters are funny. And I always giggle at old-school roller skates. Combine all those things, and you get this guy:

He could easily be just as irritating as a clown (certainly as creepy) but I bet he gets a ton more laughs.

8 comments:

Mike Giblin said...

Hahahaha, great character Kenny!

KeelanParham said...

Very funny. Nice work.

Ted said...

Funny all the way around! Now keep him away from any kids before he lands on them!

Just Toons said...

I keep coming back to this picture...it's just so damn funny!!! It's too cool.

Michael "Locoduck" Duron said...

Disturbingly gorgeous on so many levels.

Kenny Durkin said...

Thank you gentlemen.

"Disturbingly gorgeous" has replaced "delicious eyebrows" as my new favorite Duron-ism.

Emily said...

Once again, yours was laugh-out-loud funny!

michele nichols said...

Niiiice. And clowns? They don't even really creep me out, they are just extraordinarily obnoxious. This clown is obnoxious..in a really GOOD way! (say the word "clown" enough, and even just the word itself is pretty funny).