Today's J. Post cartoon

I knew for a while that I wanted to do something pithy about the 21/12/2012 hysteria. My first instinct was something like me sitting at a drawing board in a field full of sunshine and flowers and whatnot with a caption saying something like "Yup, still here" and an annotation saying that it was drawn before said date. However, I don't use a drawing board and the weather here's pretty cloudy and windy and gloomy, so that was scrapped.

girl weariung boots looking at smartphone well now that december 21st has come and gone maybe we can forget all about this end of the world nonsense man wearing glasses cap and jacket hands in pockets boy running guys i got this mysterious calendar in the mail and it ends on december 31st 2013 that must mean the world ends then we gotta prepare
This final product was drawn on December 21st itself, and it pokes fun at the notion that just because the Mayan calendar cycle ended some nutters thought that this meant that everything else would end as well. Because the Mayans were clever enough to predict Armageddon right down to the exact day but couldn't foresee their own civilization's destruction. Yep, that makes sense.

Drawn using:
No. 2 pencil (sketch)
Black 0.4 mm pilot pen
Black 0.5 mm needle-tip pen
Serif PhotoPlus Starter Edition

1 comment:

  1. hey man; there never was a mayan end of the world prediction. their calendar is a circle. what happens when a clock makes a full revolution? does time end?

    do CIRCLES have a beginning and an end?

    it just depicts the passing into the age of aquarius when our solar system is aligned with quarius as opposed to the last one it was in (dont know myself), happens every couple thousand years and this one was special because it was the renewal of the of the calendar, just as midnight is the renewal of the day, along with all the metaphorical and literal implications of a new day