Carrying on


So you’ve had the official reckoning – the A-to-Z of KerDoodle creation. But the thing of it is, there was a lot more. There were so many drawings done, which could never make it into the official story, but which nevertheless had a certain something of their own.

So let’s do it this way: let’s pick a pic or two, just randomly, and take a look at what we see – you know, on its own merits. Now that you know the history, I think you’ll have a better appreciation of what you’re looking at for each rendering. A word to the wise, however: in order to understand this you’re going to want to make sure that you’ve read the entire blog. This is not me being self-serving. This is me wanting you to have the best experience you can of my little productions. So, if you’ve already taken the tour, well, you’re golden. If not, click here, and begin. You might even thank me later.

Where to begin? How about here, with the big bang. I like to poke fun at conventions in my work, and this offering was no exception. It occurred to me one day, while I was buying popcorn at Costco. My mind, somehow in an altered state even as I did my shopping, managed to find its way right down into the depths with an ‘analysis’ of where life began.

Here we see an alien of some kind suffering from the effects of a popcorn binge gone mad. There’s noise, and mess, and this is pretty much what I picture when I hear scientists talk about the beginning of the universe. High temperatures, violent winds, debris everywhere. Basically, everything out of control at an atomic level.

Of course, this interpretation of the cataclysmic event which caused us presupposes a few things. First, the existence of aliens – whether human or not, this guy is really at the heart of things. It also presupposes the existence of popcorn, and I don’t need to point out the flaws in that argument. Finally, it would seem that electricity has been harnessed by this pre-existence civilization. Can anyone see the difficulties here? It is, of course, a contradiction in terms. All I can say in my defence is that this is what I saw, and there ain’t thing one can be done about that.

This one was also inspired. At the time, during Covid, there was a lot of talk about conspiracies, and a lot of people were behaving very strangely. So I sat, and wondered, and mulled, and thought, and ruminated even more than that, and I figured out after a while that there was only one explanation possible. Clearly, I thought, some external influence was whispering in the ears of these distracted people. And of course, being who I am, I decided it must be an alien.

So here is this fellow, having landed his little spaceship in the middle of the street, whispering some unsavoury “truth” or other in the ear of one of the local residents. Of course we all know what happens with unsavoury truths, don’t we? They spread like wildfire. There’s excitement in the air, as he whispers his little tale, and I can’t help but wonder if from his input the world is not about to change.

What do you suppose he’s whispering?

Finally, for today, I should point out that during all the recent political mayhem, it has occurred to me that some of the judicial decisions coming down in a certain country which shall remain nameless have been, let’s just say, a little strange. While I don’t think I need to provide you with examples, I did look for explanations, and this is what I came up with:

Here we see the Supreme Court. Now, I’m not going out of my way to pick on one country. This gaggle of goofballs could represent any country in the world. The main idea is that appearances can be deceptive. Here, the justices all appear normal, except perhaps for one. To put it another way, ‘one of these things is not like the others’. So, which one do you suppose I’m talking about?

I was quite pleased with this when I drew it. It is exactly as I envisioned it, and there are elements within it which I think in some cultures might qualify as humorous. It’s fundamentally realistic too, if you disregard the purple KerDoodles and the alien. Or, is that what actually makes it more realistic?

I’ll leave that for you to decide.

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