This is always a special weekend, celebrating the independence of both Canada (July 1st) and the United States (July 4th), with fireworks, cookouts, and drunkeness. Speaking of inebriation, let’s visit with the fathers of our countries as they meet up for the first time.
It’s funny because it makes light of human suffering.
Have a fun weekend, and try not to set anything on fire you didn’t intend to.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS fathers of the nations moments:
And two more, because I couldn’t resist:
and finally THIS gem I found online, drawn by my buddy Leonard Kirk! It involves comics and our fearless founding father!
You can see Pete punching other people HERE.
You’d think the John A. figure would have had a whiskey bottle accessory.
Could we not just, as Americans, annex Canada claiming that you all harbored too many of our “chattel” while slavery was still legal, thereby incurring, with interest, a debt large enough that we just own you now?
I always enjoyed that drawing for Pete. I drew that at a con and remember using Google Images on my phone to find a decent picture of Macdonald. 🙂
By the way, is that Sir John A. figure giving us a Fonzie style thumbs-up?? I guess it makes sense as Canadians go all over the place saying, “EHHH!!”
Leonard: Why didn’t you use the same reference I used? Both Washington and MacDonald were in my pocket. He’s on the Yankee dollar and quarter, and our guy is on the ten. I happened to have a quarter and a ten in my pocket when I was drawing this, so that was good enough! As always, your con-sketches make us all ashamed to pretend we’re cartoonists near you.
Maybe I’m biased, but given that Washington got the 12″ G.I. Joe treatment, it seems clear that he wins the head-to-head match with MacDonald. Though I won’t sell short the feat of negotiating with rail people. Ask Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid about E.H. Harriman sometime.
Ty: I tried that. The older tens had a pretty decent shot of him but the newer tens are way too close to his face. The top of his head and much of his hair seem to fade off and you can’t see most of his suit.
…Plus, the only ten I had was kind of battered and wrinkly, anyway. The part of his face that I could see wasn’t very clear.