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Tide Pod Challenge Cartoon

Tide Pod Challenge

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Tide Pod Challenge Cartoon

Another foamer in the morgue. Tag em, bag em, then try and sweep up the bubbles. Yes, the youth are now eating soap balls for sport, and public authorities are scrambling to make sure “Generation T” doesn’t wash itself off the map while participating in the Tide Pod Challenge.

What is the challenge exactly? Eat a packet of laundry detergent, then post the pictures on the internet. Ostensibly the goal is to raise awareness for rabies, another condition that causes one to foam at the mouth.

cronenberg rabid
Woman with rabies rides elevator.

Like so many public health initiatives, the one to expose the danger of Tide Pods is completely misguided, placing the blame for toxic laundry disasters on society’s eternal scapegoat, the wayward teen. Consider this:

  • Washing your clothes in toxic chemicals: acceptable use, perfectly cool!
  • Sending those same toxic chemicals down the drain: right on, no problem!
  • Allowing idiots to eat yummy soap balls and in the process extinguish themselves from society before they can grow up to be air traffic controllers, train engineers, medical imaging technicians, or simply contribute to the gene pool: bad idea, public health crisis, red alert!

This cartoonist doesn’t want your foaming face wheeling him around the nursing home someday.

And of course the whole thing begs the question – are people so lazy they can’t even measure their own detergent anymore? This is coming from a guy who grew up with powdered soap – there was NEVER a problem with that stuff.

Washing machine disaster
Powdered soap a safe alternative.

Okay, I’ll admit it’s a little sad to see teens tweeting to the Tide Corporation to ask what to do about their burning insides, but, um, really? How did you make it this far in life already?

Check in end of week for another Grinsane cartoon!

p.s. Technical question – is the cartoon clear? My wife says my Tide Pod looks like a smooshed Pepsi Can.

Carnivorous Plants

Fast Food for Carnivorous Plants

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Carnivorous Plants

Even carnivorous plants have fallen victim to the rising trend of corporate food and instant gratification – and who can blame them? Let’s face it, fried ants taste better!

This image was inspired by living in Florida, which has many horrors lurking in the swamps, and not just reptilian ones like alligators and pythons. The plant kingdom has its own vegetable basket of nasty, deadly things – just read about the Manchineel tree sometime if you don’t believe me.

Plant horror is an underrated sector of the horror genre – prepare to see more creeping, snapping green things on the pages of Grinsane!

Fix Anything with Duct Tape

Fix Anything

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Fix Anything with Duct Tape

It’s not easy being a zombie. If you ever find yourself part of the walking dead, make sure to shamble to the closest Home Depot and stock up on the essentials. Personally, when it comes to duct tape, I’m a big fan of Gorilla Tape which I’ve used to fix a swamp cooler and cat proof a kitchen. Unfortunately, the stuff takes paint right off the walls.

It was brought to my attention on Reddit that duct taping a zombie might actually serve to armor the zombie. This is an intriguing concept. I leave you with this question to ponder: at what point does a duct tape zombie become a duct tape mummy? Does the zombie have to be Egyptian? I think a mummy is basically a zombie, but I haven’t given it much thought.

Until now.

Expect a Grinsane cartoon on this topic sometime in the future.

Park Rules

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Once again, let it be known that werewolves along with all other canines are not allowed on the grass during the reseeding effort. The lawn is still absolutely tanked after the massive LARP war that took place outside of the Grinsane studio several months ago. The owner is a real stickler about this. Please follow the rules, lycanthropes, and do your killing in the forest or the dog park. This is your last warning before we break out the hose!

Witch Black Cat Adoption

Black is Beautiful

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Witch Black Cat Adoption

An easy choice for any self respecting witch, especially with Garfield playing the violin in the front row. Historically, a witch would not go to the pet adoption center in search of a familiar, but today things have changed, and one can indeed find a soul mate / minion / accomplice / master of darkness at the pound.

They say black cats have a harder time getting adopted because people think they are evil. Well, here’s some breaking news for any of you who would reject a cat on the basis of color: black cats aren’t evil, you’re just stupid! People are evil, and cats are just cats. Except for the one in this cartoon. Yeah, he’s definitely evil. You’ll be seeing more of him.

So yes, sometimes a black cat is actually evil. Just don’t be going around stereotyping, okay? Any cat has the potential to be evil, especially as the litterbox or avian wildlife is concerned. I think a fair way to state the issue would be to say that black cats are not as a rule any more evil than any other color of cat. I’ve know a few orange stinkers, too, and my current torty is definitely casting spells around the house.

Don’t be a cat racist! Black cats matter, too!

Witch Flip on a Broom

Witch Flip

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Witch Flip on a Broom

Welcome to Grinsane! And since you’ve always wondered, this is how a witch does a flip on a broom.

I’m flipping out too over this new website — lots of working parts… goblins on hamster wheels, potions to be drunk, and sacrifices to be made. It always seems easier at the outset, but now it’s clunking along and I’m happy to share with you a new horror comedy cartoon every day this week.

What can you expect to find on Grinsane in addition to gag panels about witches? Well, first there are cartoons about classic horrors like werewolves, zombies, and ghosts. Then there are comix about movie villains like Jason, Mike, and Fred. Add to that, panels with killer blobs, malicious puppets, evil plants, cosmic horrors, and maniacal clowns… you get the picture.

If you stick around long enough you might even get to meet Devil Baby Grinsane himself.

After a week of daily toons, the schedule will be once a week and then some. And make sure to subscribe to me on your favorite social media platform.

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Go Grinsane!

Go Grinsane!

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This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I have a manilla folder full of rough sketches of single frame “horror” cartoons and I finally found some time to clean them up, splash them with garish color, and turn these machete swinging mutants loose on the world.

Some of them are silly and others a bit more twisted. It’s all good fun, even if you cringe now and again. This site also might be your best chance to see a witch do a flip on a broom, in case you wondering how that works.

The toons will start rolling in on January 1, 2018 — prepare to go Grinsane!

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