Celebrity Gus?on June 17, 2013 at 12:01 am
Today I’m starting the 4th chapter of GITM. As you can see in the first of these strips, I will be having some special guest stars, including the illustrious Jerry Coyne. I have to admit that I debated about whether to use their actual names or call them something like Jerry Toyne, Richard Hawkins, and PZ Bryers. I really wasn’t sure if the caricatures did the three of them justice, but I decided to go with their real names anyway.
I was a little hesitant to use this strip as is, since there’s a bit of an inside to joke here for readers of Jerry Coyne’s website (he doesn’t like to call it a blog, so I’ll respect that). The site is called Why Evolution is True, and on it he talks about biology, his atheism and, well, cats. Having said that, I decided that even if you don’t know about his site, the gag in this strip was still amusing enough to use! So consider it a bit of a tribute to Coyne, who also wrote the excellent book not coincidentally titled, Why Evolution is True. I highly recommend the site and the book!
Don’t censor yourself; use the real names. I’m sure those guys have bigger concerns on their minds than suing cartoonists!
Good point, but I was more worried about insulting them, rather then being sued by them. If they did want to sue, good luck getting loonies (Canadian dollar coins) out of little ole’ me! 🙂 But you’re right, no self-censorship here! And I’m sure Dawkins won’t be insulted like he was when South Park caricatured him…
You say you want an evolution? Well, you know, we all want to change the world! Great caricature, Chris!
Well don’t you know that you can’t count me out (in). Thanks Mark!
I can’t wait to see where this is going! 🙂
I hope it doesn’t disappoint! 🙂
I sure hope Gus can haz cheezburgers too