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Nomencreature - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Nomencreature

A personal favorite, drawn a little over a year ago to no acclaim. Point of trivia: You can tell because a croc’s fourth lower tooth is enlarged and visible (sticking out behind its nostrils) when its mouth is closed.

Rocket Science - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Rocket Science

My boss and I got into a conversation about the origin of this expression. Her question: “What did people say before there was such a thing as rocket science?” I don’t know, but I knew this worked best as a New Yorker-style cartoon. My alternate caption was “I wish I was taller.”

Have a Coke and a Smile - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Have a Coke and a Smile

There’s an old urban legend that Fanta originates as “Nazi Coke,” which isn’t true actually, because as you can see, Coke was Nazi Coke. Those posters behind Max in the first frame are both closely drawn from actual promotional materials. Now we have Coke as sponsor of the Sochi Olympics, of course, in which their role is not only to help …

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Star Wars Comment Section - Comic by Christopher Keelty

A Long Time Ago in a Comment Section Far, Far Away

Inspired by recent experiences. “Recent” in this case meaning “over the last 17 years.” I was extremely proud of “Why So Sidious,” which I initially had as “Why So Serious” until I realized I was missing a prime gag. Googled it and realized about 100 people have used it before, including one particularly terrific piece of artwork by …

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Eastwooding - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Eastwooding

Yes, that’s an original image. And yes, I’m quite proud of myself. Clint Eastwood is one of my favorite actors and directors. He got famous acting in movies that glorified guns and violence, and graduated to directing introspective films about the toll violence takes on the human soul. Unforgiven is my favorite Western, and one …

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