Take a scroll down memory lane with Mark "Off the Mark" Parisi — enjoy this special anniversary collection, featuring exclusive commentary from its creator, PLUS a bonus comic (or two!)
This is how it always looks to me. I hated drawing the orchestra.
I always liked the way the trilogy of the child/dog/cat worked here. The gag was originally just between the boy and the cat, but a cat drinking out of a toilet didn't resonate as well. I added a dog and it all fell into place.
Inanimate objects remain a favorite subject. I probably don't draw enough ice cube humor.
Back in 2000, both Windows and Books for Dummies were fresh, and this idea seemed like it was just begging to be drawn. It still works today, but I have so many cartoons that don't (I won't be posting those).
Dog cartoons are really fun to draw. And, I think most cartoonists get off on being able to get across a gag with no caption or word balloons. I know I do. It's a major bonus if the cartoon comes close to crossing a line.