dumbjokesDo you like dumb jokes? Do you like VISUAL dumb jokes? Then you’ve got to check out “Mike Rieger draws DUMB JOKES and he must be stopped,” or just “DUMB JOKES” for short.

Mike has long had a habit of drawing random puns, mashups, and humorous randomness for years. He was the first artist on TwoGargs’ humourous superhero series DIAPERMAN, and his wit continues to find its way into Twogargs’ scripts.

His first collection of art prints, his book “Modern Oddity,” hints at his humour but this latest art book makes it blatant. If you feel like a good laugh (and a great book that can be either a coffee table conversation starter OR a bathroom reader), check out Mike’s DUMB JOKES.

Don’t forget to visit his website, mikerieger.ca !!


Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the constant drive of working on comics and just do something for yourself.  Although in my case, it’s more like “having something done for me” since I can’t draw.  I’ve been thinking about all the fannish things I enjoy and how I’d most enjoy being a part of those worlds.  To that end, I’m informally creating a kind of “Storybook” for myself where I get to participate in hanging out with my imaginary friends!

Dare Munro introduced me to The Venture Bros. :

Michael meets the Venture Bros.
Michael meets the Venture Bros.

And then Mike Rieger got me a spot on the Gatchaman team, although I first knew them as G-Force:

Gatchaman G-6, "Canary Michael."
Gatchaman G-6, “Canary Michael.”

Here’s what Mike said about this pic:  “My friend Michael considers wolves to be his totem animal.

“No, not a wolf,” my wife told him. “You sing constantly. And randomly. With songs you make up on the spot. You love sunshine and shiny things and the colour yellow. You are a canary. You are the most canary!”

Michael agrees that this is true, and this Christmas commissioned me to draw him as a canary character from Gatchaman, an anime about ninja teenagers with bird powers. Michael’s powers include the sonic tweet, a grappling-hook iPod, a small mirror with which to reflect devastating solar ray attacks, and a small dish of water to take baths in. And something involving cuttlebones.

I am told I am, for the curious, a large long-haired calico housecat, the type who are fastidious, take up a lot of space around the house, and are alternately aloof or giddy on our own mysterious schedules.”

How fun is that?  As a kid I always wanted to be part of the cartoons I saw, the comics I read.  It’s a joyful little indulgence to finally realize that young boy’s dream.