Monday, May 24, 2010

Heartaches Pilot 14 : Puppet Trauma Theater

Shan comes over with her own hand-made puppet collection. She puts on a funny show to try to cheer Roxy up and make her forget about her great loss. Shan waves Fuzzy Bunny's whiskers on Roxy's nose. Roxy resists happiness.
The trauma begins. Instantly the cute puppets attack each other's most personal weaknesses.
"Oh yeah? Well I hate you, Gooney-Thing! You're nasty and ugly!" yells Fuzzy Bunny. "Let's settle this with extreme violence!!" Shan bashes the adorable puppet faces together. Bash Bash Bash Bash! Their interior cardboard structures collapse.
Roxy is a bit shocked but intrigued by the subtle multi-layered drama.
Shan brings up her foot-puppet- a rational authority figure man character: Mr. Probation. He calms the fight down with reason and soft pseudo-psychological buzz words. Now Roxy thinks that's funny and starts to cheer up.Shan presents the topper to the skit - her butt puppet: Poopy the Poodle Tard who talks with a fart whistle!

The curly tard reminds Roxy of her lost poodle toy and she explodes into tears.She turns around and buries her face in her pillow.
Shan is very worried now. When even butt-puppets fail to cheer up a kid, you know there is a serious problem.


Matt Jordan said...


Of course, the best Butt Puppets come with Dung Poo Grip.


Anonymous said...

That Poopy the Poodle Tard part killed me! So did Mr. Probation. Seems like this is more a concept aimed for the adults, rather than the kiddies.

Elana Pritchard said...

Oh dear. Maybe these comics will cheer her up?

silly comics by elana

RooniMan said...

Butt puppets!

Esun said...

Hi, im new to this blog.

I really like the way you depict feelings and emotion in every single line you draw.

This is something many (including me in the past) were afraid of. :)

georgeliquor said...

...From my 14 year old point of view, Roxy is kind of cute.

Just had to say that.

georgeliquor said...

OMG, John! You have to see this new Yogi Bear card! It's so cool!

I want this card.

Anonymous said...

Love where this is going.

Zoran Taylor said...

I love the idea of consciously being excessively goofy in a medium known for its un-self-conscious excessive goofiness. Only exaggerated behavior in an exaggerated world could justify a "butt whistle".

yawn said...

Butt puppets and probation puppets always bring a smile to one's face.