Theater Of The Absurd: Eating With Chapsticks by Syd Baker

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Theater Of The Absurd: Eating With Chapsticks by 

I don’t know what to say about this one… I remembered some ancient art Decco cartoon work with heads like billiard balls, and made my own, long ago.

You may want to avert your eyes…

This was just before the computer came to my house, then everything changed…

NFS, because of the brand name.


cartoon, ink, watercolor


  • Tpp2
    Tpp2over 5 years ago

    Amazing creative Syd!

  • Thanks Teresa, not every day you see a talking baked fish, with lemon!

    – Syd Baker

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Nice artwork Syd – I still have a hankering for the brush, but have to admit that digital creations can be fantastic. Just hope they don’t take over entirely. I guess Disney built up an empire based on the circle – Mickey and co. I usually start my cartoon caricatures with lots of them joined together.

  • Fortunately I still draw lots for work, mostly pencil character concepts, and keep my hand in it, even some 3D characters start out in sketch form. This is the last of the best Old Stuff!

    – Syd Baker

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    that brain power is something else.. you bet.. that fish feels much better.. battery powered ins nice too!!

  • That’s right, if we all lived in teepees we could still watercolor!! And all the fish would feel good!

    – Syd Baker

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 5 years ago

    LOL! Fabulous Syd! Too bad it’s not for sale………….. crazy good stuff! :o)

  • I don’t dare mess with the Chap Stick lawyers, their reputation is unsavory…

    – Syd Baker

  • retepk
    retepkover 5 years ago

    I like the Thirties-style of the cartoon and the irony.

  • The irony is so thin it borders on the Insane… but the doctor says I’m doing much better!

    – Syd Baker

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiover 5 years ago

    Unique; I appreciate a lot you´ve paid this great tribute to the cartoon style. This is something!!!

  • Thank you, my friend, This is how I would express myself before I got interested in the 3D styles, pre-computer!

    – Syd Baker

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Syd, This is marvelous!!

  • Thank you my friend, sometimes the craziest things pop into my head!

    – Syd Baker

  • Luchare
    Luchareover 5 years ago

    this is COOL!! Should put this on a t-shirt too :OD

  • I fear the Chap Stick legal community, very godfather, you know…

    – Syd Baker

  • lefotodelmaui
    lefotodelmauiover 5 years ago


  • Happy is good, seems to be my purpose!

    – Syd Baker

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsterover 5 years ago


  • My Dad loves bad puns, “groaners”, but this one got twisted and took off at right angles, especially when the fish decided to talk.

    – Syd Baker

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