Introducing Seal of ApprovalI like comic strips, which is odd because I find most comics extremely unfunny. In fact, some comics (Family Circus) kind of piss me off. Comics that are funny though, those are the shit. When I got to my college I found out that they had a newspaper. I checked out the comics section and it turns out they were definitely not the shit, but rather just shit.
Well, I set out to fix this. One night in a dream an idea for a comic came to me: two seals discussing the inertia of pop culture. It works on so many levels, three that I can think off the top of my head. It would also work great because I can't draw and they would never move. I called it Seal of Approval because I like puns. Unfortunately, all attempts to make this comic ended in complete and utter failure. I'm just that bad at drawing, even if the characters don't move or do anything and are simplistically drawn, it was still below my high standards.
Luckily, I was able to find somebody who can draw. His name is Andy McCanna. He can draw like a freaking beast. We decided to team up together and rid the streets of crime, err..I mean make a comic. We submitted this comic to the campus paper and they waited six months before telling us it was rejected. Then they started running this comic.
What the fuck? The last time I checked comics were suppose to at least try to be funny. You know like a joke or something. Hell comics can even get away without having jokes if they are at least insightful or clever. This thing has none of those. It's not a comic, it's just something somebody thought. I have a lot of random thoughts too, but I don't just write them next to a drawing and call it a comic. I come up with a punch line and then add a second character. Christine Burns may not appreciate my blunt comments on her work, but they had to be said. Plus, I am confident she will never see them since college students are way to busy to come to our site. Our audience seems to be made up of mostly teenage Degrassi fans and Michigan Department of Human Services workers
After being rejected from the newspaper, Andy and I were ready to give up on my dream. Then we decided to take the strip to cyberspace, where comics with animal characters are appreciated and attract creepy fan bases consisting of people who are attracted to cartoon animals. The choice to allow Dumb Baby to host Seal of Approval came easy since I don't know how to make my own website and I already to work here.
These comics here are some of the ones that we submitted. We have more coming and will be up soon, enjoy.