Sunday Funnies: Bezonki

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Bezonki Ann Arbor comic

Local artist Alvey Jones is a partner in the WSG Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor. Bezonki appears in The Ann Arbor Chronicle on the first Sunday of each month. Limited edition 2011 Bezonki calendars are still available! For details, contact Mary Morgan at

Section: Entertainment

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  1. By zollar
    February 6, 2011 at 9:52 am | permalink

    Would somebody…..anybody explain,interpret this( comix).Still not getting it.

  2. By johnboy
    February 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm | permalink

    There is nothing to “get”. The purpose here is for you to read this comic and then laugh out loudly and make some pithy comment. In doing so you will have impressed those around you that somehow you are more intelligent, sophisticated and insightful than they because you “get it” and they don’t. It is really nothing more than a collection of weird drawings.

  3. By Elizabeth
    February 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm | permalink

    I’m glad you say they’re nothing to “get”, Johnboy. I’m mystified that this “comic” even exists.

  4. March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm | permalink

    Here’s what the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Summers-Knoll School say. (They didn’t seem to find it mystifying. They love Bezonki, and so do I.)

    Bezonki and his wife go skydiving.
    They parachute down, near a strange city.
    Once they’ve landed, they find a hole in the ground with a sign that tells them it is the entrance to the underground café. There are creepy eyes staring at them, so they go down.
    They get drinks (either martinis or coffee, we’re not sure) from the creepy bartender.
    They play poker with an old friend of theirs, a bird. Bezonki is not pleased with his drink.
    Bezonki and his wife decorate the robotic cradle for their baby.
    Bezonki waits, bored, while his wife waits, excitedly, for the special baby-making machine in the basement to shoot a baby up into the cradle in the room above.
    Bezonki and his wife now have a baby!

  5. By Mary Morgan
    March 9, 2011 at 9:23 am | permalink

    This narrative makes total sense to me – what a sweet love story. Kudos to the S-K students!

    One note: The Chronicle stumbled a bit in publishing this month’s Bezonki. The cartoon typically runs on the first Sunday of each month, but will be published this month on Sunday, March 13. Our apologies to Bezonki fans who await their monthly fix.

  6. By Rod Johnson
    March 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm | permalink

    What I don’t “get” is why Bezonki seems to piss people off. It’s like intellectual road rage. Alvey Jones spends some energy making a thing that some people like. If it’s not a thing you like, pass it by. Or get a blog or something. You don’t have to invent motives for the people that like it. Really, it’s OK if not everyone knows what you don’t like.