The mystery of where all the B. Kliban-based traffic was coming from has been solved. Julia Louis-Dreyfus mentioned ‘Hey, ottist! Paint this!’ in the most recent ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’ The action starts around 7:00.
For those who haven’t seen much of Bernard “Hap” Kliban’s work, some of his best cartoons are collected in an Imgur album here.
Thanks to all my recent visitors, a substantial portion of whom apparently found something else of interest to read, see, or listen to on these pages.
YouTube link deprecated. Here’s a link to the video @ the CICGC website.
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