Traffic on this site is exploding all of a sudden, and all on account of one old B. Kliban cartoon

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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

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4 thoughts on “Traffic on this site is exploding all of a sudden, and all on account of one old B. Kliban cartoon

    zakku2 said:
    June 5, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    It was mentioned on the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

      wes responded:
      June 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM

      Thank you! I’ll post a link when I find it on YouTube!

    tedg1athome said:
    June 7, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    I searched because it was mentioned on the Season 6 premier episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee that the “Ottis” cartoon was one of Julia Louis-Dreyfeus’ favorites.

      wes responded:
      June 9, 2015 at 4:37 PM

      Good work. Thanks for running it down!

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