Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Oh, That Hypocritical Duck!

If there's one comic strip that pisses me off on a regular basis, it's Bruce Tinsley's Mallard Fillmore. It's not that I disagree with virtually every position presented in this strip - I do, but that's not the problem I have with it. It's that it isn't a comic strip. It doesn't say anything funny or insightful, it doesn't have characters or storylines. It's just Bruce Tinsley using his talking duck as a mouthpiece to express his political views. It embraces ad hominem attacks and creates and destroys straw men that in no way represent opposing viewpoints. It engages in logical and rhetorical fallacies witch reckless abandon. It wallows in constant hypocrisy. And to top things off, it uses up precious real estate on the funny pages, space that could be used for a much better strip. Dude, get a blog.

So. Here I give you the first installment of a Mallard Fillmore parody - in this case, a They'll Do It Every Time / Mallard Fillmore mashup called "Oh, That Hypocritical Duck!" Enjoy!

NOTE: The idea has evolved. See "Duckwit".


madpuppy said...

That strip gives me the urge to warm Mallard's globe... but good!

Oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

Nice art, DB.

It's amazing how effective cartoons are at propaganda. Just ask Jack Chick, who got the idea for his booklets from Chinese communists.

Bill @ Bill's Notes

Anonymous said...

BTW, I wasn't calling you a propagandist ... I was making a side observation.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Nice job! I hate that strip too.