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.