CHARLIE SHEEN HUMOR: The 9 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons (So Far) [UPDATED]
Note: This was originally posted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The more the spotlight-addicted Charlie Sheen boasts of such things as "tiger blood," the more opportunistic humorists are going to tap that ripe comedy vein.
The self-orbiting Sheen is continuing his talk-show binge Tuesday, as ratings-hungry hosts trip over themselves to turn over the mike to the "Two and a Half Men" raconteur. Sheen, he of the high-powered F-18 mouth, is now providing such a constant stream of quotable fodder, Comic Riffs expects it's only a matter of minutes before someone begins using his sound bites or rapidly followed new tweets as New Yorker cartoon captions -- a la the tweets of Sheen's fellow eccentric egocentric, Kanye West. (And really, a George Booth porch-dweller bragging on his high-flyin' hottie lifestyle might be just the trick to prick the collective gasbaggery of these drooling-host interviews.)
(Update: Ask and ye shall retrieve. Comic Riffs said this morning it was anticipating the eventual (and inevitable) Charlie Sheen/New Yorker Cartoon mash-ups. Now, Matt Stopera has delivered this afternoon with this gallery of Sheen-adapted captions.)
The first genuinely funny cartoon we came across last week was Michael Kupperman's "Good Ol' Charlie Sheen," a simple but effective send-up using the first-ever "Peanuts" strip -- that now-classic from October 1950. (The ever-deft Kupperman, btw -- author of "Tales Designed to Thrizzle" -- also has an excellent illustration accompanying an Ian Frazier "Shouts & Murmurs" riff in the latest New Yorker mag. (See how swiftly this all comes full circle?)
image courtesy of Michael Kupperman (click here to see larger image)
Perhaps inspired by Kupperman, Jimmy Kimmel -- on his late-night ABC show -- put the same sort of twin-Charlie mash-up into animated form:
Meanwhile, Sheen's new rounds of ranting have now provided King Features cartoonist Francesco "Ces" Marciuliano ("Sally Forth") with multiple installments of his inspired "Medium Large" silliness -- pairing Charlie's pearls of wit and wisdom with web-ready kitty pictures for "Cats Quote Charlie Sheen." ("I Can Haz Tiger Blood"?) A few more days of Sheen's chat-show rants and Marciuliano -- who is racking up the page-views -- will have a quick-press non-comic paperback on his hands. (If Sheen really cares about cashing in, he'll trademark his feline-friendly quotes asap, now that his mouth is a one-man cottage industry.)
image courtesy of Francesco Marciuliano (click here to see the full gallery)
And because eventually, so much pop-culture parody finds a way to graft itself onto "Family Circus" or "Garfield," now arrives "Sheen Family Circus" as sure as death, taxes and -- what's that? -- yes, here's another Sheen morning interview now.
Ah, and here arrives the cartoon cavalry in Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based House of Satire that stays busier than James Franco on winter break.
When Sheen begins waxing on about otherworldly powers beyond the comprehension of us mere terrestrial mortals, the comics fan can't help but think one thing: Superman! (And other interplanetary superheroes.) Sure enough, over at ComicsAlliance, artist Chris Haley and writer Curt Franklin (of the webcomic "Let's Be Friends Again") have twinned Charlie's sound-bites with some of comics' greatest heroes.
And then, of course, the nation's editorial cartoonists have gotten in their good licks, to boot. To wit:
(image courtesy of cagle.com)
| March 1, 2011; 7:30 AM ET
Categories: General | Tags: Brian Fairrington, Charlie Sheen, Chris Britt, Chris Haley, Curt Franklin, Francesco Marciuliano, Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Stopera, Michael Kupperman, Next Media Animation, Sheen Family Circus, Steve Kelley
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