Friday — April 1st, 2011

Blog: April Fools’ Day 2011

Blog: April Fools’ Day 2011

UJ Guest Comics

Over the years I’ve done exactly 4 guest comics for friend-of-the-comic cartoonist David Wilborn’s Urban Jungle.

David and I started our webcomics at roughly the same time, and I’ve been super pleased to help him out with a guest comic the few-plus-one times I’ve done it. Especially since he’s a real cartoonist with a real comic, and I am/have neither of those things.

My four guest comics:

I was comicking — I swear — but then I didn’t like how the comic was turning out, so I ditched it. But by then I had no time to start over on a new one. So no comic. I’ve been stripped of my title of Comic King after all my fruitless comicking.

Turns out there’s no comic today, sorry about that. However, since we’re all still looking at my stale 80s Juicy Fruit reference, I sought out a video of the commercial in question. Here’s a pretty good presentation of it:

Blog: April Fools’ Day 2011

To Chinese and Back Again

For April Fools’ “fun” I took a few DDT comics, used Google Translate to translate them from English to Chinese, then pasted the result into Babel Fish to translate it back to English.  (Actually, for “Reputation” I used Babel Fish first, then Google Translate.) I’m sure I’ve seen this idea several times before, on the web as well as on an episode of Newsradio.

Anyway, there are three comics in here, rotating every 8 seconds.

April Fools' 2011 Animation it is awesome and you're missing it

Jamboree Trip” –> “Travel of the big camping”
Reputation” –> “Prestige”
Epic Fail” –> “Epic poem defeat”