Last time I did any DIY I came up with the DIY reactor kit. This time I was thinking about wardrobes.
I had the feeling that someone must have done this gag before and a bit of googling found one very similar here. Finding your idea isn't that original happens quite alot and even leads to me seeing cartoons in print that are almost identical to ones I have drawn in the past. Every week when I draw for the CCGB caption competition I inevitably see some of my ideas drawn by others proof that great minds do think alike.
This one wasn't all that obvious to everyone in the CCGB competition on the theme of Evil unless you've been following the news of Southampton's Hobbit Pub sued by a US film company for copyright infringement. The campaign to save the pub from the evil lawyers attracted more than 3,000 followers in a few days.
They were expected to call it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD instead Apple called it the "new iPad" which is great from a cartoon perspective because I couldn't figure which of it's features was worth cartooning about (and I'd already done the whole Moses tablet/iPad2 pun last year).
All I can think is having something called the 'new iPad' will be confusing for those who sell the old iPad and is going to seem really outdated at this point next year when the 4G version of the iPad is launched.
For those interested in the actual technological improvements it has:
This cartoon only makes sense if you know about Lego Friends the new girl friendly LEGO range launched this year that now entered into my house and is competing with our traditional LEGO.
It managed to stir up a fair amount of controversy from those who didn't like the way it was marketing to girls only as a sort of mini-Barbie instead of a creative construction toy. All I know is I have old and new LEGO and the tiny traditional mini-figs are never going to measure up to the new plastic girlie figures.
ps. I did mean to post this yesterday which is why it talks about the girl proposing.