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Written by Bearman Cartoons on February 6, 2013
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Etch-A-Sketch inventor Andre’ Cassagnes passed away last month. I never could get that damn thing to work well.
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I couldn’t either, but I had one and I played with it a lot. Way fun.
Have a terrific day. ☺
I could draw something horrible very fast on that thing
I shouldn’t laugh
No, really, I shouldn’t !
This is sad, sad news
But . . . .
Love the humor, Bearman !
I hope Andre’ would approve
I’m sure he would.
Wouldn’t it be nice if life worked that way?
Sometimes I would like a doover under my own control
I loved my Etch-a-Sketch!! Just was not very good with it!
Most of us were not
my 80′s childhood simply wouldn’t have been the same without my etch-o-sketch.
PS: great cartoon
I don’t think I even had one. But most of my friends did so I got my time in.
That was in bad taste. But I couldn’t play with an etch a sketch.. I found it too hard…
sorry it offended you. I was going for more from the aspect of a child’s mind.
Maybe that is why I enjoyed this
cartoon so much Well my drawings
are always childlike everyone knows
that Of course your artistry is
always top notch
No my artistry is bottom notch but I write a decent gag once in a while that saves me
Start all over with a clean slate.
Wouldn’t it be nice.
Shhhhk. Shhhhhk. Shhhhhhhk!
haha it took me a second to figure out what you were saying.
As akid who kinda knew how to draw, Etch-A-Sketch only served to vex, confuse, and confound me. I hated it and never owned one. If I’m not mistaken, I believe I tried to break every one of them I ever encountered.
You were a spaz kid weren’t you
I was. Even that electronic Simon Says game drove me crazy along with Operation. It wasn’t until I was a pre-teen that I developed strong hand-eye coordination.
accck…I don’t want to know how you developed it.
I had one of those as a child, but never could work to make anything special.
You don’t run across many etch-a-sketch artists
I’ve seen some fantastic images on some of them. Assuming they weren’t faked.
Can you imagine after 2 hours and someone bumps your table.
That’s what your siblings are for.
Hilarious comic. From other people’s comments about not being able to draw with an etch a sketch very well I am able to draw comfort. Mine only served to frustrate & annoy.
Which is the brilliance of it. It was an early form of gamification
You have to shake it for twenty minutes for the best results but then again it helps if you are genius I was always brilliant on those lmao
There’s a challenge. Photos of your best work.
Presumably you mean of the etch-a-sketch.
Thanks for the update. I turned mine into a political campaign speech reader.
I loved them so very much! Used to love drawing across the whole thing so you could see inside. It was like a window to another world! I think I may still have one floating around.
I would try intricate patterns but would get bored of that after about 5 minutes and shake it up
It was a rather frustrating thing to try to make anything decent on it. It was still fun, though.
Anyone that could draw a circle on that was a genius in my book
I never could rememeber the knobbs.
they were left and right
And turned left and right, too.
Mine turned round and round.
Etch-a-sketch was the torment of my childhood.
I thought it was your wild hair
Loon had a childhood?
She farted into adulthood
Oh, oh my. I am trying not to giggle at this solemn occasion…but no there it goes. Did anyone notice?
No, they did not. They were busy whispering about me rolling in the aisle.
The bride is trying to get through
About the only thing I could do with an Etch-A-Sketch was to draw straight lines and draw squigggly lines.
In any event, a tastefully funny cartoon you got there.
I remember how frustrated I was that I couldn’t ‘end’ a line without running it off to an edge.
Like that was my biggest problem.
They should have had one with a finger eraser
Love it. Love Etch-A-Sketch. Bought one to vex my children. They had no clue how I could draw skylines. I was better at ovals than circles, but then again, I cannot draw a circle with a pencil…
Once again, you are being delivered to my spam folder. le sigh.
Any clue why your Pinterest button does not pull the featured image?
No. Was wondering that myself.
Well I’m not sure. Don’t send more than 40 emails in a batch
I really like this one.
Lol you are a genius..love you wit n humour , sorry couldnt control a chuckle ..this is so funny
Why would I want to control your chuckles. haha
He was the Steve Jobs of his generation.
He could have made a fortune if he didn’t sell the company
The Etch a Sketch always reminded me what kind of artist I wasn’t
Always reminded me of the kind of artist I was…sloppy
When I was a kid we used to just have to sketch images in the dirt.
Great comic though.
There was dirt back then?
It was fresh dirt.
Hahahaha. So funny Bearman. Amazing artwork. Nothing offensive at all; and so consistent with what a kid would say. Or myself.
Last line reminds me of the Hokey Pokey..
You put your left withered leg in
you take your right chest-spreaders out
you drain out all of your formaldehyde
and shake it all about…
and start all over again!
Etch a Sketch and the Hokey Pokey guy should have done a duet.
Hilarious! That was brilliant. I bet Andre’ Cassagnes would be proud~
Put me on the list of kids that LOVED the etchisketch. When I was little, I could actually *feel* the parts of my brain working. Going up and down, left and right was easy, but to make your hands move to make those diagonal lines was a real brain feat. I got a real kick out of that toy.
The elusive diagonal line. Many tried…few mastered
It was my favorite toy! Used to draw landscapes with it.
Only cuz rectangles are easy.
Etch An Immortal!
Only if you Bronze it.
It was never easy to draw those tricky diagonal lines.
Now that I work digitally it still isn’t
I guess he didn’t etch out that concept.
His plan was etchy
Well, I just laughed out loud at this one, Bearman! Well done! ♥
I think I was somewhere in the middle because I both loved it and hated it. The OCD part of me spent a lot of time trying to force the little bugger to make circles and curved lines, not to mention diagonals. I’m pretty sure I threw one against the wall in frustration. Aluminum powder everywhere!
I think that in many ways it was the precursor to the iPad. Steve Jobs must have had one and thought, “What a piece of cheap crap this is, I can do MUCH better!” (and he could, too!)
Actually my favorite more than the etch-a-sketch was that plastic you drew on and it created art from the black stuff behind it. Then you could life the plastic and start all over.
omg! I’d totally forgotten that one. I think I wore holes in it, I used ot so much. lol
Aww, if only it were that easy.
I had not heard he passed away recenty. Funny story: Our organization recently donated etch-a-sketches to a northern Thai tribal village through a toy donation. The kids loved it! when we started our mobile iPad Education Initiative (eMobile)the kids surprised us by turning their iPad upside down in order to erase what they had done. Hilarious and beautiful!
There should be an etch a sketch app for the ipad. Cute story
Recently the CRProject donated etch-a-sketches to a remote northern Thai Lahu village. They loved them! When we started our iPad english language initiative we were amused to find the students would turn their iPads upside down in order to erase what they’d done. It’s a difficult concept for village kids going from etch-a-sketch to iPad.
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