No, that's not a colloquial greeting. It's actually the name of this year's Bad Cartoon Contest winner, created by Steve Klamm.
Based on his drawings, Klamm seems to be a pretty chill chap. He'd have to be to create the hairy-legged ice cream characters that won him the honors of being published in Boise Weekly every week for one year.
This year's judging panel consisted of Boise Weekly Art Director Leila Ramella-Rader, BW graphic designer Adam Rosenlund, BW cartoon contributors Mike Flinn and E.J. Pettinger, and yours truly. And along with the bad-but-oh-so-good confections that earned first-place bragging rights, we perused a number of illustrious illustrations that made us laugh, cry and throw up in our mouths a little.
We saw religious entries, political entries, entries misogynistic in nature, some about health care, several that highlighted drinking, and others in which it looked like the sender gave a stubby pencil sans eraser to a toddler and said, "Here ya go, Sunny Jim. Draw whatever is on your tiny, unformed mind. I'll send that in to the Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest."
But between the great and the grating, we saw several cartoons worth not only a mention, but also a special, individualized category. To them and to the other contributors, thank you for your submissions. As gross and frightening as some of them were, you reminded us how weird and wonderful this community really is. And if a picture is worth a 1,000 words, you people said more than we ever expected to hear.
by Steve Klamm
by Elijah Jensen
by Tarey P.
"It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Wrong" Award
by Dean Goulder & Mike Goulder
- Dean Goulder and Mike Goulder
"I Can't Eat This. I'm Diarrhetic" Award
by T. Wampler
- T. Wampler
"Too Bad They Never Looked Up 'Don't Pee On The Carpet'" Award
by Matthew Gregory
- Matthew Gregory
"Not-So-Super Nintendo" Award
by Joe Pullin
- Joe Pullin
"Better Than A Dong Zombie" Award
by Veronica R.K. Cleary
- Veronica R.K. Cleary
"Created When Bill Clinton Was In Office" Award
by Randy Halford
- Randy Halford
"That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does" Award
by Laura GIbson
- Laura Gibson
"Not Safe For Toddlers" Award
by Peter Johnson
- Peter Johnson
"There's Very Little Jive In These Turkeys" Award
by Steve Willhite
- Steve Willhite