1. By Jack
    April 5, 2009 at 9:01 am | permalink

    umm . . .

  2. By Lauren
    April 5, 2009 at 9:26 am | permalink

    are there some captions missing?

  3. By Leah Gunn
    April 5, 2009 at 9:28 am | permalink

    yeah, umm…
    explanation, please?

  4. By Linda Diane Feldt
    April 5, 2009 at 10:38 am | permalink

    I was going to try a wild story line involving snorkels or flutes and realizing he was trying for an authentic war re-enactment photo without pants (realizing with later shame) with a photographer who also runs a coin shop but even with my wildest imagination this cartoon makes no sense. And my greatest fear is that maybe it actually does make sense to someone. Or is that the point?

  5. By ted whalen
    April 5, 2009 at 10:42 am | permalink

    I think we’ve been BEZONKED!

  6. By Sarahbear
    April 5, 2009 at 11:02 am | permalink

    I think the question marks coming out of the vase in the last panel say it all.
    And as always, the colors are lovely.

  7. April 5, 2009 at 11:33 am | permalink

    It is usually more fun to read Bezonki from bottom panel to top.

  8. April 5, 2009 at 11:36 am | permalink

    It’s about the state of confusion that arises from desires.

    Or maybe Alvey created it during Hash Bash.

  9. By peter honeyman
    April 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm | permalink

    perhaps there is a series of bezonki strips drawn horizontally, but someone accidentally cut them vertically.

  10. April 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm | permalink

    A person could get a taste of this by looking at the Bezonki archive page, which shows the first panels of recent strips: http://annarborchronicle.com/tag/bezonki/

  11. April 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm | permalink

    Bottom up, top down; as Peter Honeyman remarked about another Bezonki strip:
    ʇı ʇǝƃ ʇ,uop ı

  12. April 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm | permalink

    Wait, I’m *supposed* to get Bezonki?

  13. By my two cents
    April 6, 2009 at 8:03 am | permalink

    I think it is a discussion about “what is art”?


    Art is in the eye of the beholder.

  14. By Jake
    April 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm | permalink

    “Sunday funnies”? I guess the artist is the only one laughing at the rest of us for trying to figure out what he’s saying. Maybe it makes him feel good by making us feel dumb.

  15. By Joan Lowenstein
    April 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm | permalink

    Bezonki gets a call from a friend who just made a lot of money in some kind of scam. Bezonki gets the idea to create a forgery of a Civil-War-era stamp and try to get some money for it. He then sits and contemplates the ethics of his decision by staring at the urn containing the ashes of a revered relative.

  16. April 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm | permalink

    I think we have a winner, folks. Congrats, Joan.

  17. By CJr
    April 8, 2009 at 8:33 am | permalink

    I think the urn is destroying the evidence.
    I love the picture of the rog…I mean frog.

  18. By Mary Morgan
    April 8, 2009 at 9:31 am | permalink

    Joan, you inspired me:

    Bezonki, recently released from prison for beating up short purple hairy men, uses the cell phone he was given by the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative to call his aunt, whom he entrusted to keep his chest of treasures while incarcerated. There he keeps the gun and outfit he uses for his Civil War reenactment group. He finds a coupon for a local photo studio, but gets frustrated cutting it out because his scissors are dull. Undaunted, he goes to the studio and gets his picture taken. The photographer also owns a stamp and coin shop, and notices that the buttons on Bezonki’s uniform are actually rare and valuable Civil War-era coins. However, he tells the gullible Bezonki that they are mere trinkets, pulling out a fake catalogue to make his point. Bezonki sells the buttons/coins for a pittance, then returns home and pulls out his own coin catalogue, only to discover he’s been duped. Crap! He’s so upset that he fails to realize the TV he’s watching is actually a lamp and a vase.

    What vapors are wafting from the vase? Stay tuned.

  19. April 8, 2009 at 4:55 pm | permalink

    If you think his cartoons are difficult, you should try reading his books!

    Doiky Doiky

  20. By Becky Jones
    April 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm | permalink

    Just be yourself.

  21. April 9, 2009 at 8:09 am | permalink

    “finds a coupon for a local photo studio”, naturally printed out from the Chroncle of course….

  22. By jcp2
    April 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | permalink

    He’s short on money and doing everything he can to get by.
    1. Drops landline for cell only
    2. Gathers old junk to sell on eBay.
    3. Clipping coupones for groceries.
    4. Signs up with army for recruitment bonus.
    5. Goes to pawn shop to sell family heirlooms
    6. Says goodbye to favorite books before they go on Craigslist.
    7. Sad that he has only one thing left of value
    8. That thing is his TV, which he sold and now has nothing left to do at home.

  23. April 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm | permalink

    Hmmm. To Bezonki or not to Bezonki. That is the Fernblad.