Artist Makes 20 Funny And Humorous Comics For People Who Like Dark Humor


I’ve talked to a lot of comic book artists over the years, and they all agree that fitting a whole idea into only four panels is the most difficult difficulty they face. Consider multiplying this task by four and putting the same concept on a single panel. Most comic book artists would be depressed, but Dave Blazek would feel like a fish out of water because it’s his specialty. The great cartoonist has a wealth of syndicated experience from The New Yorker and other major publications, and he’s attained a level of proficiency that makes generating a single-panel comic look simple. Because brevity is the spirit of wit, let’s cut to the chase and get right to the point: here are the Loose Parts Guy cartoons!

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Dave Blazek, as previously noted, is a member of the “old guard” of the comic book industry, with his Loose Parts comics dating back to 1998. Naturally, there are only a few people who have spent as much time on the scene as Dave. It was back when there was no Instagram or any other network that made self-publishing much easier, and a comic had to follow the old comic book method, which was through the newspaper. The Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer were home to Dave and his then-partner John Gilpin. As the expression goes, the rest is history.

Let’s see how long the Loose Parts comic has been running… It’s been twenty-three and a half years! Even more astounding than the time period is the fact that the comic was nominated for and won an award. And, unlike many other prizes, this one has genuine weight. Mr. Blazek and the comic ended up winning the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award, which is comparable to the Oscars of the cartoon world in terms of prestige. They were nominated a few more times after winning it twice in 2019 and 2020. I wouldn’t be wrong if I said the comic was “critically praised.”