Sunday, September 9, 2012

May and Omar!

Introducing: MAY AND OMAR!  And their hapless doggie, Baby.  How does one explain May and Omar...
These characters are the epitome of dysfunction, misdirected anger and failed revenge.  May is cheap, desperate, manipulative and domineering.  Her husband, Omar is the perfect simpleton who rarely attemps to stand up to May's endless machinations.  Baby, the doggie, is the indestructable foil- the object of both May and Omar's frustrations.  Baby is the perpetual Innocent.  And pays the price for it.
 
These cartoons were created and drawn by me starting in my childhood and were always crude, violent and psychologically disturbing.  But I thought they were funny just the same.  Some of them will hit the nail on the head.  Others will make you wonder why I didn't have more adult supervision.  Taken as a body of work, however, May and Omar aspire to greatness and are spectacular in their failure.  I hope you grow to love them. - Glen Banks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

Carla Ardinger said...

I have a bunch of these cartoons you made from school. Contact me--I'd love to hear from you! Carla (Smith) Ardinger ih2mp22@yahoo.com

Glen Banks said...

Look me up on Facebook! I'd love to say HI and I'd love to see those old drawings!!

Mike Hadland said...

Hey Glen...

I don't have any cartoons, but I definitely remember May and Omar from back then when we were both students at Jordan High School. I also seem to recall a cartoon in which one of the characters was a Lapidary. That was really original and funny (okay, and a little weird), and I haven't seen anything like it to this day.

I also got to be an audience member at the Lounge Party about 10 years back if you'll recall. Anyway, love to hear how you're doing these days.