Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Funnies: HEATHCLIFF


"Heathcliff's creator, George Gately, has been plagued by 'cartoonitis' since he was a child. In grammar school, his fourth grade art teacher gave the class an assignment to draw a picture depicting something from the American Revolution. George titled his picture 'George Washington Crossing The Delaware', drew an empty body of water with bubbles surfacing and subtitled it 'The Boat Sank'. George didn't get a very good mark in Art that month.

He did better later on when he started freelance cartooning. His first major sale was to The Saturday Evening Post. Since then he has appeared in just about every leading magazine in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and around the world. His work has even been displayed at a cartoon exhibit in the Louvre in Paris."
- from the preface to the book

In no particular order, here's a few of my favorites from the book:

from HEATHCLIFF (ISBN: 0-448-17335-2) 1976


Hey, at least they brought him home instead of going straight to the pound


Like them dang 'ol Duke boys, he's "been in trouble with the law since the day he was born"


He doesn't get along with criminals too well, either


He's pretty energetic for a fat cat, ain't he?


He's a little conceited, but he has three girlfriends, so you can kinda understand why


There's a right time and a wrong time for practical jokes. Heathcliff doesn't know the difference


Despite his unlikeable traits, he's a helpful sort of cat




Heathcliff appears every day at Comics dot com, Creators dot com, ArcaMax dot com, and GoComics dot com
Plus, he has his own Official Site
And Dean over at Dean's Comic Booth pokes a little fun at Heathcliff every now and then
Also, there's this guy who likes Heathcliff
One last link (if you're not bored of websurfing yet); you can watch Heathcliff cartoons via Blinkx dot com

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