Tonight, I'll post a new New Year's Eve WolfieToon!
I think it's probably the best one I've ever done, which may not be saying much.
But you can decide for yourself. Here are a select few!
That might play better if you know it's a parody of the most famous celebrity you've never heard of! Kay Kyser and his band had one of the most popular radio shows of the '30's and '40's! But he retired in 1950, and the TV generation didn't ever see him. He and the gang did make a few movies, though-- check out the YouTube stuff!
When I originally presented this cartoon, one viewer was very confused as to our Spanker's identity; is he one of the party's Hired Hands, and if so, just what were his hands hired to do?
Or is he perhaps our Spankee's date, who was trying to find a quiet, out-of-the-way place for some celebratory frolic and/or discipline?
The cartoonist seems to have been too absorbed with that delectable derriere to bother with any clear storytelling.
No doubt about what's happening there! And what a sweet couple, did you notice that they have framed their child's water-color painting of a horse or a wolf or a big crab-spider, and hung it over the fireplace, instead of putting it right in, where it probably really should go?
Well, well, Christmas is a week away! You may feel like it's been going on for a tiresome bunch of weeks already, but I don't listen to commercial radio, and keep the commercial TV at a minimum, so I've spared myself that!
So now that it really is a decent time to get those letters off to Mr. Kringle
and start other preparations!
(Altered version of a cartoon you may have already seen!)
If you're the sociable type, enjoy those parties! Probably ought not to be too sociable, though.
That's a deliberate misquote, but apropos, as you shall see.
In Bram Stoker's novel, and most movie versions of "Dracula," the Count's three vampire wives try to attack the guest he's saving for himself, for his own designs.
They're, shall we say, fairly aggressive in the book, somewhat more subtle but still determined in the 1931 movie. Dracula orders them away, and they obey, but what if afterwards, in a scene we didn't get to see, he decided to reinforce his position, putting each of them in certain positions?
Then it might have looked like this new scan of the pen-and-ink-wash WolfieToon from 2005!
Well, I don't know if the Spanker pictured here actually is Stan/E, but it's certainly a striking bit of artwork, displayedat this post over at "Au Fil des Jours!"
Long-time lookers-at-WolfieToons might recognize it as a "finish" over this pencil sketch "layout!"
Here is a translation, and a slight color tweak to pinken the people. It's probably a weak translation, but if you native speakers-- maybe even Stan himself!-- can help me make it more idiomatic and truer, I'll fix it, and give you the credit!
Stan said he was quite taken with the romantic attitude of the sketch some time ago, and decided to have fun drawing his version! I like it a lot, especially the eyes!
I don't know if he ever saw the completed WolfieToon:
Oh, and I even adapted it for New Year's!
Now you have more versions than you want or want to tolerate!
Stan is an artist of considerable talent, and you can see a lot more of his work at his blog, even more Translated WolfieToons, like this one.
(I still like the gag, but there's some perspective problems in the drawing that I'm not going to point out if you can't see them.)