Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mock the Past: Bonus Content

An extra one for Saturday. Why were people like that 70 years ago? This might have something to do with it:

Beef fucking suet.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mock the Past: And Finally...

Draw your own conclusions.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mock the Past: Vintage Sexism

Well that's... better?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mock the Past: Vintage Racism 3

Vintage Racism 3

Um, yeah. Wow. I'm... I'm just going to stop with the vintage racism now.

Let's instead lighten the mood by pointing out that this image (the first panel of a comic strip entitled "Sambo, Sue and Jolly Golly", by the way) and the two before it all came from the following 1940 children's annual:

Uncle Jack's Joy Book?

Uncle Jack's Joy-Book? Enough of the unsavoury old-time prejudice -- let's get back to some good, clean paedophile references!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mock the Past: Vintage Racism 2

From offensive Asian stereotypes to offensive African stereotypes:


I should mention that this one is from the same book as yesterday's -- you didn't have to look far for your racism in the 40s.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mock the Past: Vintage Racism 1

Something different this week: time to offload a pile of images that best serve as a reminder that the past is indeed another country. A country where this sort of thing is par for the course:

Vintage racism, number 1

It gets worse.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Famly Values

'Now Timmy, there's no need to resort to those masturbation pants for your sexual thrills. Why don't you do the respectable thing and marry the first girl you take a liking to -- say, Hettie here -- then you can demand sex whenever you want.' 'Whenever I want?' 'Yes, Timmy. It's a man's right.'

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Return to the Tree

Eventually, the creationists learned to argue from a position of mutual respect. Their dogs, however, retained their taste for human flesh and knack for treeing their quarry. 'Damn it! I should never have evolved them to act that way.' 'No, you still haven't quite got it. Here, let's get to safety, then we can go over phenotypic plasticity...'

Well, the first one has received more attention than any other comic I've done -- I figure it deserved a sequel.