Toilet humor

Where the sit hits the fan... or something like that!

This past weekend Darlene and I attended WonderCon in San Francisco (as guests, not exhibitors). While in town— actually, our first stop in San Francisco— was Isotope. James Sime runs one of the finest comics shops in the country. Just ask anyone… especially any of the dozens of comics writers and/or artists whose art adorns a toilet seat, proudly displayed along Isotope’s roof line.

James Sime, toilet seat and me

Last November, James gave me (and Cool Jerk) with a blank toilet seat. I was honored to have the opportunity to have my art among the likes of Amanda Conner, Jim Lee, Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, Tom Beland, Kyle Baker, Darwyn Cooke, Brian K. Vaughn… just to name a few.

(Click it to enlarge!)

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intimidated; I had to bring my A Game. First, I had to have a joke that no one else thought up, AND I had to make mine stand out a little bit. So I added one of those sanitary belts that you see in hotels. It also served to add my logo and another gag (“Sanity strip — for your protection”).

Hope I don't look too crappy in James' pic.

Thanks again, James!

  1. R. Horn says:

    And to think of the days you wouldn’t even purchase a package of toilet paper! Times have
    changed considerably now that you’re posing with a toilet seat in public!

  2. SKleefeld says:

    That. Is. AWESOME!!

  3. Cory Freeman says:

    To think, I remember when you just doodled on napkins.

  4. KeithG says:

    It is a Toilet Seat That I would be I would be proud to put down.

  5. Our Man Horn says:

    @R. Horn: And I’ve bought many toilet seats over the years, too (mostly as gifts).

    @SKleefeld: Next time you find yourself in SF, make sure Isotope is on your MUST list.

    @Cory: And keno tickets. And human anatomy class handouts. And on that one drunk guy at that one party in college….

    @KeithG: Thanks! That would be the preferred display option (other artists drew on the inside of the lid, the seat, the underseat… even the screw covers).


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