Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Shermin’s Cincinnati goat farm.
(For those of you who live too far away from Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood to understand, please follow this link to our WKRC local news coverage.)
Monday, December 13, 2010
Shermin the Vermin and U.S. Education: "Waiting for Stupid-man."
(Special thanks to Dan Schubarth for this wonderful idea. His prize will be awarded immediately: the newest addition to Shermin's vermin cast is hereby christened "Dan the Squirrel.")
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If some nice reader suggested names for them, this rodent team might be back.
And, yes, I said THEY might be back. Yes, the squirrel is dead, but c'mon. It's only pixels on a screen, folks.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
In the very first "Shermin the Vermin" cartoon, I depicted him after attacking a baby. I deeply regret that, and I hope today's cartoon makes up for that insensitivity, which, as I said, I deeply regret.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Really, though, I'm just waiting for the sponsorship deals to come roaring in. Health workers, animal experimenters, animal experiment protestors: we can all unite in loathing, can't we?
The "Shermin Sicky Army" is on the limp, and they've got to get sick some time!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I learned a new term this November: the "toilet hat." This handy, portable creation sits beside more hospital beds than most people want to know about.
For those who require photographic proof of the existence of this fine machine, follow this link to see the fantastically unwearable Toilet Hat.
And remember Shermin's thoughts on what to be thankful for: "It's not the eating - it's the excreting."
Monday, November 22, 2010
A rat of principles, Shermin puts his ass on the line.
Because, yes, everyone deserves to be respected for who they are.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
But Shermin the Vermin is no mere two-dimensional rodent. He has nightmares, too. Just like you and me.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Alternative title: "Contractual Obligation to Mommy #1."
My family dynamic: Mom wants a rat? Mom gets a rat. With love.
Credit where credit is due: cartoonist Joe Kuth suggested using my hatred of parrots for a cartoon, and film-maker & artist Kevin Necessary inspired the bird's ability to inflict self-loathing on its victim.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
(Click on the image to see at full-size - it'll make more sense.)
This one's for the cereal commercials of and before my youth. The "Taste Like a Chocolate Milk Shake..." title was the slogan for a Cocoa Krispies commercial starring Snagglepuss.
And this one's also for good hygiene.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This cartoon is based on a very creepy personal experience. I still shudder when I hear Randy Newman singing "Baby, take off your coat/Real slow."
Shudder, Shermin, shudder.
Click on image for full-size. As if you'd want this to take up a larger section of your brain.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So, today, Shermin the Vermin (born in the gulf and the swamps) is Mucked. Mucked along with the rest of us.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Some day, I'll do a picture inspired by her skating style, which is NOTHING like this foo-foo ice dancer.
Although foo-foo is plenty terrifying for the rat.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Hard to ignore the screams of: More. Important. Stuff. You know, money and immediate gratification.
The pressure: does the Chop-Chop-Chop of "Must-Do" wants to cut off your tail too?
- - - Cheese Us. Mellow out. Have a hamburger. Tomorrow will be a better day.
Oh, poo - it IS tomorrow.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lynda Barry's book "What It Is" is wonderful for creative types, teaching us to create with uncertainty as our guide. The book has brought me out of my fear twice now. Thank you, Ms. Barry.
As ever, CLICK ON COMIC STRIP TO READ FULL SIZE.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
"Officer Shermin:" This strip has nothing to do with the current Frog/Underground storyline. I've just got a dozen things to do tomorrow, big plans for the next 2 Shermin strips - - - and I didn't want Shermin fans to wait that long!
Hence, this Shermin strip from the vaults. Enjoy!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE, OR YOU WON'T SEE THE WHOLE STRIP!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"Guano the Bat" - we hardly knew ye.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE ENTIRE STRIP! (Otherwise, you'll see only half of today's strip, and wonder why it doesn't make any sense.)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Click on image to enlarge.
You know, I should create a blog with a bigger image space, thus saving all of you the trouble of enlarging the comics to read them.
And - darned frogs.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
By the way, "Hello, Boss" is the name of a sugary-sweet canned coffee drink I used to buy by the case in New Orleans East, in the Vietnamese "99 Market." The name and can alone was worth the drive.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
A.D.D.Man and Shermin meet, and Shermin appreciates the experience of life.
The old Winnie-the-Pooh chapters always begun with the words "In Which" before summarizing the next adventure. "In Which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents."
As to what today's Shermin cartoon means, all I can figure is this: Shermin has sides he hasn't shown me yet.