So I posted this meme called “Lego my Eggo” on Google Plus the other day trying to make a waffle look like a Lego piece. I think it was funnier in my head than my execution of it. Ever fail yourself where you think something is hilarious and then you put it down on paper or draw it and you realize it really isn’t that great?
Something that is funnier on paper is Joel Poirier’s Stripped Comics. Joel recently revamped his website to look like a comic book store. I joked that he needed a Bearman doll on the shelves.
No doll but he was kind enough to put a sticker on the shelf that actually links back here. Sadly I have to share company with Aidan Casserly of Scapula (haha j/k Aidan – if you don’t know Scapula go check him out too)
Maybe you needed to post a cat picture with it 🙂
um…speaking of failure…isn’t it time you created a gravatar??
I have one but it seems not to show up here, I am not sure why.
It’s all email specific I think so unless you created one under a different email address..
Let me try it this way then… With my gmail addy.
right there with you Bearman… we can’t win them all…l
I need to though…
There have been a few comics I’ve done where the execution in my head is dead-on and then when translating it down to paper/photoshop doc it blows all types of chunks. And I think Joel’s homepage is awesome. Of course, I think it could use another zombie or ghost sticker next to the undead guys. 😉
This may already be in the works 😉
Who knew sucking up could give you an edge. Need to do that more.
It don’t work that well for me. 😉
I actually thought of that Lego my Eggo idea myself a while back but didn’t draw it. You did a perfectly fine job on the execution. I am geeky enough to find the idea moderately amusing.
As long as it is moderately amusing, I am cool with that.
That right, we can’t with them all, but we keep working at it.
As long as I am batting over .500
Maybe you better try harder, then.
.500 in baseball would be an MVP
What would it be in cartooning?
I could live with that.
Sadly more people need to follow our wins.
I don’t think it would be very tasty, but looks scrumptious!
Add enough syrup and anything is edible.
I tried telling my wife that, but still, no go. Sigh….
I thought she could cook?
Naw, I make the Ramen noodles in my family. I slave over a hot microwave all day.
I’ve often thought something was funny only to find out it was only funny to me. No one else got it, so I can relate.
Cool on the sticker. You really have to look for it though.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Hear that joel. My sticker needs to be a poster. haha j/k
Very imaginative, Bearman. First edible Lego I’ve ever seen!
I am sure there are kids out there that have probably eaten some.
Don’t sell yourself short. I chuckled when I saw it.
Glad our senses of humor are on the same level.
I like it and have thought it for years. Waffles are like Legos. Little V gives it two thumbs up, too.
Cool on the sticker. I love the look of his home page.
I want to revamp the look of my site. I don’t have those mad skills to do what he did.
I never have this problem. All my ideas are 1000% better when I write them down. Really. They are.
I can only imagine then how much they suck in your head..haha j/k
Sometimes a lot!
There’s a figure of me there too!
You are right…WTF, I didn’t get an action figure. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOELLLLL!
That’s what my foot looks like when I step on one 🙁
Why are your feet round?
It’s never a laughing matter when the breakfast platter takes out your front tooth.
Am I whistling now?!
All I want for christmas is my two front teeth.
Do things things only come in circles? I need a square one to finish my spaceship.
Wouldn’t you need a circle for a spaceship? UFO’s aren’t square
I think that every comic idea I create comes out way differently than I imagined it would be, I wish I could reproduce what’s in my head. That’s why I love to see what others do with my characters, because it seems that they’re able to fully realize my mere daydreams.
I’ve read Stripped a few times and liked it. I don;’t know why it’s not a regular thing. I’ll give it another looksee.
I need about 10 people all with expertise in different areas to just do all the things that stream out of my head.
One of my best friends and I have a lotta “you had to be there” moments where we still die laughing to this day reminiscing. When we meet other people and tell them about us, the stories are not funny at all to them.
My whole life is you had to be there moments
I think most of the jokes that I come up with are hilarious. Unfortunatly only a select few are really appreciated.
I find you funny. The problem is I don’t know when you are serious..haha
How come my red avatar didn’t show up? It’s been one of those days. I guess the face about sums it up.
Everything seems funny in my head. If people knew what I was thinking while they told me their troubles I wouldn’t have any friends left.
I tell them. I figure if they can’t handle the truth from me who can they handle it from.
Well I had a giggle over it Bearman so
I think your first instincts were correct 🙂
Have a ghoul Friday, I mean a cool Friday 🙂
Nice to know someone is in the gutter with me. Be safe this weekend.
Thank you Bearman, and you too my friend…
The Lego Eggo looks like a perfect icon to launch an app, but what would the app do? Track your Eggo consumption, or keep track of your lego collection? You know what would be cool? An app that lets you take a picture of a lego object, and then tells you what the blocks are. Hmm… I wonder if there is such a thing already? I’m off to check.
That would be good. I can never copy the stuff off the box because I can’t see what pieces they used in the middle.
I’m sorry, but a lego my eggo in my toaster just melts and sets off the fire alarm! I wont even tell you the mess it makes with maple syrup! [blinks]
I wonder if they could at least make lego red colored maple syrup
People are always tellin’ me I’m funny…except in the comment section on my comics. Maybe I need to do a reality show.
BTW- I thought the Lego Ego was very funny and I ain’t lookin’ for points.
Talk to you later… I gotta go call my agent about that reality show idea.
Are they not telling your in your comment section that you are funny or are your comments in your comment section not funny?
What comments? J/K
The comments are funny enough.
“Ever fail yourself ” – yes with many of my blog posts
Thankfully there are some gems.
Might be better with a normal shaped Lego piece. Who knows. Like you said, in your head it looks one way and then you make it and does not read like you thought it would.
But regular shaped it wouldn’t look like a waffle..haha
I have a few like that that I haven’t posted. I think I should follow your lead & get them posted. Maybe do them on the weekends. You could try making some Lego Maple Syrup for it.
Get em posted. I will laugh at least.
My 12 year old son cracked up when he saw the Lego my Ego picture. May I have your permission to save it and print it out, He wants it on his bedroom wall..
Absolutely…I am honored that I can connect with the 12 year olds still.
Oh Thank you very much 🙂
WHOA! I never saw that! Awesome job, Joel (wherever you are), and thanks for the link!
…oh….great….Bearman is there, too….
Just keep your hands to yourself.
You’re right, B. I didn’t get the joke until I read your explanation, and then I thought, “Hey, that’s clever.”
I hate it when that happens to me, and if I’m lucky, they get caught by my wife before I post them. She’s the perfect audience: a non-comic reader. If she gets my jokes, I’m probably OK with most other people.
You are like me. My wife is my gauge. If she doesn’t get it, no one will get it. Sometimes I just have to add the explanation for her sake (though she never reads my comic…)
You know, no matter how much syrup I put on my Legos, they still hurt my teeth.
You need to toast them first.
I never drew anything but I do have a ton of Famous Interviews at Dummies of the Year that fell kind of flat :-/
I like your lego my ego drawing.
I enjoy them….
Story of my life! I find myself way funnier than I actually am. Just ask my kids…”Seriously, Mom. You’re not that funny.”
Thankfully your kids are funny and you can still entertain me.
Its sad but true, I think a lot of things are funnier in my head. I used to laugh at my own jokes when i was little too.
As long as you didn’t answer yourself we are OK