Doug Savage and his Savage Chickens

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I found this book at Book Warehouse, located in an Outlet Mall, in Troutdale, OR.

After reading it, I came up with the thought that Doug Savage is Canada’s answer to Scott Adams. Although I am not quite certain just what the question was…

The cartoonist has a website, from which we find:

Self portrait

When I was a kid, I wanted more than anything to be a cartoonist. My favourite TV show was Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, a cartoon about a boy whose drawings came to life. I read the local library’s entire collection of Peanuts cartoons, and every other comic strip I could get my hands on. I started drawing my own comics in the squares of old out-of-date calendars. I loved drawing and I loved making up jokes.

Like a lot of people do, I lost track of that childhood dream somewhere along the way, and I found myself working in an office instead, doing decidedly uncreative things. Under the glaring fluorescents, my penmanship deteriorated and I forgot how to draw. A few more years passed, and I started getting migraines.

The chickens come to life

Lucky for me, creativity is a bit like a stubborn weed that won’t die: the roots run deep enough that it will keep growing back under the right conditions. One day, when I was sick of working overtime and I’d had one migraine too many, I drew two chickens on a sticky note.  Quickly I learned how important it is to have a creative outlet in life. I haven’t had a migraine since 2006 (knock wood) and I’ve got the best work-life balance I’ve ever had. And hey, look at that. It turns out I’m a cartoonist, after all.

I love drawing Savage Chickens. Besides the cartoons, I’m exploring all kinds of other creative things, like animation, sculpting, and painting. I’m trying new things all the time and loving every minute of it. So I guess my motto is, start now, you never know where it will lead.


Yeah, I admit it.  I’m a lazy bugger.  Let’s hear it for copy and paste…

He has a Youtube channel.

Also,  Google has a bunch of his cartoons.

And GoComics, which run his daily strips.

There are also several other sites on the internet devoted to this strip.

However,  I am more interested in the cartoons in this book.

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This cartoon introduces Prod3000, a robot. Now you know from whence he/she/it comes, so that hopefully it will explain the robot’s place in later cartoons.

Of course, not everyone works in a cubicle at work.

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There are a lot of self help suggestions in the book,

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Good tips on getting ahead in the workplace.

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How about decorating your cubicle?

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Flow charts for the oblivious.

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Some life coach tips.

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How to make your work more fun. Note: The acronym ‘PLO’ stands for Please Leave On, and not for the political organization.

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More fun at work.

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How many of us have suffered through the latest shiny thing in the field of team building?

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How about we close with a name tag.

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So, now that you have a few cartoons from the book, why not point your browser to any of the many sites showcasing his work?

But first, please note that the lower right corner or the book doubles as a flip book animation of a worker drone slowly dropping off to sleep at his computer.

Now off you go to the internet.

Enjoy.

Ted.

PS-I forgot to mention that he also has a book, Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy,

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28954366-laser-moose-and-rabbit-boy

or

http://www.lasermooseandrabbitboy.com

Be sure to scroll down to the story.

T

 

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