For some reason, an old post of mine from early 2012 featuring a very classy cartoon by B. Kliban is generating a lot of traffic (800 hits in 36 hours for a blog that averages 50 hits/day). The cartoon in question is reproduced below, currently being located via very specific search terms like ‘b kliban ottist,’ hey ottist,’ and ‘hey ottist paint this.’
What I want to know is: why the sudden interest in B. Kliban from people in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, and Germany? On what message board…in what social media…by what celebrity mention did this cartoon return to light? If you’re arriving at this blog after searching up this cartoon do please feel free to solve the mystery in comments below.
For the curious, an entire Imgur album of Kliban cartoons can be enjoyed here.
Hey, ottist! Paint this! by Bernard “Hap” Kliban