When Food Goes Bad

When Food Goes Bad by Bearman CartoonsIt is interesting how one thing inspires the next.   Thinking about smells in my last post got me thinking about when food goes bad.  Which of course drove an image of a gang of bad food, which of course led that group of a moldy steak, cracked egg, and sour milk to end up in a police line-up.  Don’t ask me how my brain works.

So of course it was time to do a long overdue tshirt design and this is what I came up with.   Think it might be good for a baby bib or kids shirt so I put them on all those things now available on my store.

It was fun experimenting with a single color palette of blue.   Anything you see that is dark blue lines used to be black.  I think I need to do a tutorial for Photoshop (Elements) users on how easy it is to change your line color after the fact.

Anyone ever have food poisoning??   I think I am up to four times in my life, but I eat out a bunch.

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  1. Red Dwyer says:

    Oh, this is a perfect bib! I love that font. Excellent!

  2. colleen says:

    If the bad food in my fridge is any indication…….the slab of meat needs a few more patches of colorful mold. and there should be a puddle of slime around it. And there should be evil smellwaves emanating from the carton. 😀 LOVE IT. It would make a great bib for a baby or the front of an apron….

  3. Comedy Plus says:

    Yes, and when food goes bad they can be deadly. A line up is exactly where they need to be. I love the way your mind works.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  4. DadaHyena says:

    Don’t forget all the produce you buy because you plan on eating healthy (like you’ve promised yourself several thousand times before) that you inevitably forget and leave to rot in the vegetable drawer.

    They are not pleasant.

  5. Bill Murphy says:

    I like your use of Blue in this. Even the lines are blue. Very “cool” indeed. 😉

  6. Mark Stokes says:

    I know that round guy. He was once a good egg.

  7. lisleman says:

    Is there anything in the Bill of Rights protecting us against bad food? maybe we need another amendment. Since I don’t draw cartoons take my suggestion for less than the value of a spoon of baking soda. I suggest you put these bad food guys under the harsh light of a fridge for interrogation.

  8. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I love this. I have never had food poisoning as far as I know. Most of the food in our house doesn’t stay around long enough to go bad. I am from the old school and I don’t like to waste stuff. I go through there frequently and see if anything is getting close to being out of date and if it is I find some way to use it.. Sometimes I come up with some strange meals. Maybe I should do a cooking video about salvaging nearly expired food.

  9. Tony McGurk says:

    What a great concept. You could doing a series about the Bad Food Gang wreaking havoc on a small town as they go on a wild crime spree. The blue colouring looks really great

  10. Jande says:

    Man, I love this one, Bearman! It’s perfect. <3

  11. Binky says:

    Do you find you’re having problems with your CafePress shop link? I find that when I click on someone’s shop link (including my own) I get taken to Cafepress’s home page, or an error page. If I click the link again, it works. On the forums, this issue has been ongoing for a very long time.

    • Never had that problem that I know of. Did it happen to you with my links?

      • Binky says:

        Yes, it did. And I tried it again today, and same thing. The first time I click on your link, it takes me to an error page. If I go back to your page and click again, I go to your shop. I think we’re all losing business from this glitch.

        • Well that sucks. We are losing business from their stupid policy changes constantly. I used to make a bunch of money from people selling via their site and I give them a cut. Now I am lucky to make $10 a month

  12. frigginloon says:

    Ah, the usual suspects!!!

  13. David Hurley says:

    Hey, have you been looking in my frig! Those guys get very cranky.

  14. Nice toon, it reminds me of something. 🙂

  15. George Ford says:

    I’ve had very strong cases of food poisoning. They would have been lighter, but my greedy ass happened to gorge on salmonella instead of eating just a normal amount.

    My first case of FP involved my brand-new girlfriend deciding to cook lemon-pepper chicken for me. She wanted me stuffed and pleased, so she concocted about ten or twelve luscious chicken breast strips. Whar I didn’t realize in my youth (before I learned how to cook) was that chicken needed to stay in the pan a little bit longer than 20 seconds per tender. Personally (in my ignorance), I was happy because I was starving and was glad to not have to wait forever for dinner to cook.

    She didn’t want any, so I wolfed down nearly ten undercooked pieces of chicken, wondering why I couldn’t find a grain to cut it by. Oh, well, who cares, right? I also didn’t wonder why my stomach was gurgling and talking to me while I was eating them.

    Needless to say, I spent the entire Thanksgiving one year trapped on the toilet with a brand-new girlfriend who really got to know me that day. And she didn’t have a phone (and this was before cell phones), so I ended up missing Turkey Day dinner with all of my family who had no clue where I was nor who I was with.

    Good times.

    My second incident involved Taco Tuesday at Del Taco. For the uninitiated, Del Taco is similar to Taco Bell here in CA. Each Tuesday, they run a deal where you can get 3 tacos for a dollar. I bought about 9 of those babies after a long hard day at work and proceeded to “destroy the evidence”.

    Once again, I should have noticed when my tummy began gurgling on the sixth or seventh taco. 🙁

    I spent the next couple of days living in the water-closet, liquid spurting from every orifice. My wife learned how much of a wuss I was during those days too. 🙂

    • I don’t mind it coming from the backend. Last time I vomited so hard it came through my nose and I ended up trying to blow chunks of food out that was stuck up there. Needless to say I ended up with the worst sinus infection ever.

      • George Ford says:

        Ooooh…I feel you on that. I ‘urled a cheeseburger once thru my nostrils. Lemme tell you this: mustard is not supposed to come outta your nose. Feel the burn.

  16. Keri B says:

    Definitely had food poisoning more than I would like. I think I’m up to about 5? But your post reminds of when my husband thinks the milk spoiled, he says here smell this. Wtf, if you think it smells bad, I sure as hell am not smelling it! Lol.

    • George Ford says:

      As much as I love milk, I always think it’s spoiled when I smell it. I never like the scent of milk regardless of the expiration date. 🙂

      • Haha Keri, my wife does the same thing. That is why we drink Almond Milk now. Lasts like a month so it never seems to spoil

        • George Ford says:

          My wife is lactose-prejudiced, so when she first visited me, she bought Almond Milk. I swear that stuff lasted six months in my refrigerator like it was never gonna go bad. I’m scared of it actually.

        • Keri B says:

          We just had to start buying smaller quantities. No more gallons, Just a half gallon and have to go to the store more often. I tried soy milk and wasn’t a fan. Maybe I will try almond. I am definitely not a good person to ask “here smell this, does it smell bad to you too?”

          • I wasn’t a fan so much of soy but almond milk is good. Also for real milk try Horizon. That stuff seemed to have a 3 week shelf life for some reason.

  17. Andro says:

    This is an awesome posting Bearman, your style oozes excellence my fine and wicked friend 🙂

    You might not believe this but one of my friends of yesteryear used to wait until his milk had gone sour before drinking it, actually it was even more than sour it was literally likened to a grotty mass of cheese slime in his bottle, and I know this is true because I saw him drink it on a regular basis 🙁 It is enough to make a dog puke I tell you 🙁

    Have a very nice Friday with lashings of anything you like
    apart from the aforementioned cheese slime 🙁 🙁 Eeeeuw


  18. Something is rotten at the supermart

  19. benzeknees says:

    Love the design!

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