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< Lots of old, pre-Internet Doctor Fun stuff, including Science
< Fair, and other interesting things. Readers often pick this
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< Fun book
< April 7, 2004 - Doctor Fun Emergency Break! Peeps Week is
< Canceled! Well, sort of. Peeps Week is delayed, ok and the
< Doctor Fun studio has "gone dark" this week, to use tv talk.
< This is an unplanned break. The next planned break wasn't
< supposed to be until June, and a gigantic Peeps Bonus was to
< be ready to go by this Sunday. So what's going on? Good
< things, actually (no, I'm not having a baby). As you may have
< heard, there have been rumors of a Doctor Fun book, and the
< rumors are true. Unfortunately, through no particular fault of
< anyone, the Doctor Fun book has been drifting about in the
< Horse Latitudes for some time. But it's drifting no more, in
< fact, there's a bit of a typhoon, and the final,
< ready-to-go-to-press version of the book needs to be ready
< next week. After all this time, of course the book is all
< ready to go, right? Um, sort of. In a better, more organized
< world, the book would be ready, but it's not quite there, and
< I've got to get it done. Finishing the book does not involve
< drawing anything new - just a lot of tedious desktop
< publishing-type stuff, but stuff I need to do myself, although
< since we changed the format to landscape I will probably draw
< a new cover (maybe a bit punchier than the proposed one). So,
< that's the way it is. I will finish out the cartoons this
< week, but Doctor Fun will be off next week, and the Peeps
< Special will run after the book is ready and I can finish it,
< hopefully all by the end of next week, if not sooner.
< Unfortunately, I don't have a supply of old cartoons on
< standby ready to upload for these types of situations, so it's
< cold turkey this time around. On the other hand, the world is
< crying for a Doctor Fun book, right? Right. And lest you
< complain too much, may I remind you that I have a day job.
< And when will the book actually be available? No firm date
< yet. Plan Nine Publishing is testing some new equipment and
< production methods. I would think if the test is successful,
< very soon.
< April 5, 2004 - It's Peeps Week (again) with Doctor Fun! There
< will be a bonus (hopefully, again) at the end of the week.
< March 29, 2004 - As I suspected, driving all over the country
< last week put me on a short deadline to get the cartoons ready
< for next week, so the break continues. But hey, I did put 100
< up this time around.
< March 15, 2004 - There will be a short break next week.
< March 22, 2004 - As promised, Doctor Fun is on break, this
< time maybe for a week, or maybe two weeks, depending on my
< schedule. In the meantime, I've uploaded not 50, but 100
< newly-scanned cartoons from 1990.
< March 15, 2004 - There will be a short break next week.
< March 8, 2004
< * Today's cartoon about the guppy has been covered before,
< but you'll have to find the old one yourself. It was too
< late to change it - anyway, it's important to update the
< jokes to keep up with emerging penis enlargement
< * Some things are getting smaller, though. Here's a picture
< of my new downsized computer setup. Here's the old setup.
< * There will be a short break around the end of March.
< March 1, 2004 - that Valentine's Day sucks. In
< non-celebration, I've put together a collection of 50 slightly
< raunchy Doctor Fun cartoons from days past. Slightly raunchy
< because this is still a PG-13 cartoon - the ibiblio merger
< with Vivid Video fell through. There are plenty more - a quick
< peek found more than 100 possibilities. Do I have a dirty
< mind? Probably not, since it was 100 out of a couple thousand
< - only a few know for sure. And finally, If I've accomplished
< anything in this life, it's that something actually comes back
< if you type "vagina squirrels" into google.
< February 3, 2004 - Wow - more news already! Thanks to Gary
< Marshall of Pacific Internet, there is a new Doctor Fun mirror
< in Sydney.
< Also, the new Comics Museum in Groningen, The Netherlands is
< putting together an exhibit on net comics that will include
< something about Doctor Fun. This is happening sometime in
< April. I don't know much more than that. I've offered to come
< over (on my dime) and give a talk on Doctor Fun just for fun.
< Haven't heard anything back - stay tuned, and let me know if
< there is any interest.
< February 2, 2004 - Doctor Fun is back. I apologize for the
< lack of old cartoon updates during the break; I had one more
< set and didn't have enough time to finish putting it together
< and get all the new cartoons ready at the same time. In fact,
< I didn't get to quite where I wanted to be, so I may make up
< for it by taking a one-week break in March sometime. We'll
< see. In the the meantime, the march to 520 weeks continues.
< I still have hopes of seeing at least one Doctor Fun book, but
< haven't heard much back from Plan Nine Publishing. In any
< event, I plan to have the book assembled by March, and after
< that we'll see what happens. I still have all the favorites
< and requests you sent in ages ago - thanks for those - keep
< sending them if you like.
< For those who are interested in such things, I've switched
< production of Doctor Fun and everything else off my Sony VAIO
< Pentablet (which developed all sorts of unfixable problems)
< and to my laptop (Fujitsu P5010), which is much nicer,
< although I'm now drawing on a separate Wacom tablet again.
< More news...
< Welcome to the all new spiffed-up and friendlier Doctor Fun
< page! I've thought for awhile that most of the people who
< visit this page are first-time visitors, and return customers
< just go for the goods. New visitors poke around, get confused
< and angry, and then leave and never come back. Not if I can
< help it. Welcome, friend! This all new extra-friendly and
< improved Doctor Fun page is just for you!
< What's that picture at the top of the page, is that the
< No, that's the logo - we'll get to that later. It's just a
< pretty picture to look at.
< What the [DEL: fu :DEL] heck is Doctor Fun?
< Doctor Fun is a cartoon. Not all Doctor Funs may be suitable
< for children and some childlike adults. There's a new Doctor
< Fun every weekday. Doctor Fun is hosted by ibiblio, the
< public's library and digital archive, at the University of
< North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Doctor Fun first appeared on the
< Internet in 1993, and has been at ibiblio (ibiblio has had
< other names, including SunSITE and Metalab) since 1994. What
< Doctor Fun is, for the literal-minded, is a 640 x 480 pixel
< 24-bit color JPEG file. Doctor Fun has the dubious distinction
< of being the first web cartoon. Doctor Fun was not, however,
< the first cartoon on the Internet.
< I still don't get it. Why do they let you ...? You're not ...?
< But ...?
< Never you mind. Look - there's no reason for Doctor Fun to
< even exist, but here it is.
< Thanks! Now that I know all that, I want to read the latest
< Doctor Fun cartoon!
< Here is the latest cartoon. If you'd like to always link to
< the latest Doctor Fun, you can use this link:
< You can get a little thumbnail of (only the artwork) the
< latest cartoon, too.
< That cartoon sucked.
< That wasn't really a question, was it? If you didn't
< particularly like whatever the latest Doctor Fun cartoon
< happened to be, perhaps you are still Doctor Fun-curious and
< would like to see some Doctor Funs that other people seem to
< like a lot. Here's a mix of cartoons that other people,
< perhaps like you, seemed to enjoy. These cartoons actually got
< some hits, or I actually got some e-mail about them, or both.
< * Here's the one about Barney.
< * Here's the one about beavers.
< * Here's the one about gerbils.
< * Here's the one about tribbles.
< * Here's the one about wasabi.
< * Here's the one about vasectomies.
< * Here's the one about Clusenix.
< * Here's the one about Usenet.
< * Here's the one about Don Knuth.
< * Here's the one about The Incredible Hulk.
< Those cartoons all suck, but continue with your feeble efforts
< to entertain. Show me some more.
< Now, then - those are not necessarily my favorites, either. So
< I went through each year and picked out some that I thought
< were either particularly funny, or particularly well-drawn. A
< few I thought were both funny and well-drawn.
< * Here's the one about the donuts.
< * Here's the one about Godzilla.
< * Here's the one about the chickens.
< * Here's the one about the human cannonball.
< * Here's the one about Mr. Spock.
< * Here's the one about the sperm.
< * Here's the one about the protozoa.
< * Here's the one about the blow-up doll.
< * Pick this one!
< * Here's the one about the squirrel.
< * Here's the one about the ice cream cones.
< * Here's the one about the pinatas.
< * Here's the one about the deathray.
< * Here's the one about the elephants.
< * Here's the one about tomatillos.
< * Here's the one about watering the plants.
< * Here's the one about the tapeworms.
< * Here's the one about the Zamboni.
< * Here's the one about the operating room.
< * Here's the one about the goldfish.
< * Here's another one about squirrels.
< * Here's the one about Gumby.
< * Here's the one about Santa.
< * Here's another one about chickens.
< * Here's the one about Mr. Potato Head.
< * Here's the one about the weasels.
< * Here's the one about the Titanic.
< * Here's the one about the Muppets.
< * Here's the one about the pickles.
< * Here's the one about Vlad the Impaler.
< * Here's the one about carrots.
< * Here's the one about Rear Window.
< * Here's the one about the fleas.
< * Here's the one about the Enchanted Forest.
< * Here's the one about Steely Dan.
< * Here's the one about the Amish.
< * Here's the one about noses.
< * Here's the one about Mister Clean.
< * Here's the one about Harry Potter.
< * Here's the one about the chipmunk.
< * Here's the one about the polar bear.
< * Here's the one about Ultraman.
< Back to the top
< These are the cartoons with just the right balance of
< 30-something sophistication and juvenile humor that I've been
< searching for! Thank you, Mr. Cartoon Drawing Man! Where can I
< read more?
< Still not satisfied? Why not visit the Doctor Fun Archive,
< where you can browse all the old cartoons? Or Doctor Fun's
< Special Cartoons Unit, where you can browse stuff that's even
< older than Doctor Fun?
< However shall I peruse only this week's Doctor Fun cartoons?
< You can also see all the cartoons to date for the latest week.
< If you want to link to this page, it is always:
< In a shameless attempt to increase traffic, I'm introducing a
< new, and perhaps temporary, feature called "Some Old Week of
< Doctor Fun Cartoons". It changes every day. Link to it at:
< What's the deal with the logo? I don't understand the
< relationship between the unchanging dog-like character in the
< Doctor Fun logo, and the actual cartoon, and stuff I don't
< understand makes me mad.
< There is also a Doctor Fun logo, which should be at the top of
< this page unless I screwed the link up, in which case there is
< an "error". The little guy in the logo is Doctor Fun, but he
< doesn't actually appear in the cartoons. We won't ever be able
< to sell any cute little Doctor Fun beanie dolls or big ugly
< Doctor Fun blow-up dolls unless there's some kind of cute
< little mascot, and that's the best I could come up with. (To
< date there haven't actually been any Doctor Fun dolls of any
< size at all.) There is a larger version of the logo available,
< than the one that appears on this page. Nobody ever clicks on
< it, but here it is anyway.
< You can get the smaller version, too.
< And a thumbnail.
< It would be nice if I could search the Doctor Fun captions.
< Tell me I can search the Doctor Fun captions.
< Oh, yes, you can search the Doctor Fun captions two different
< Jack Leblond at Net Smart Incorporated, and Support Your
< Troops has kindly provided a mirror for Doctor Fun in the form
< of a search engine. You can also get a random Doctor Fun
< cartoon at Jack's page. Have fun.
< Mark Plaga has created another Doctor Fun search page. Mark's
< page will display a slide show of cartoons after you make your
< search. Have more fun.
< It would be great if I could search more than the captions.
< Yes, it would be great, but none of that is available and it's
< entirely my fault.
< Electronic postcards are so popular with the young people
< these days. Can I send a Doctor Fun electronic postcard to
< some teenage girls I met on IRC?
< You can send a smaller version of a selected number of Doctor
< Fun cartoons as an electronic postcard at Toonogram, sponsored
< by Cyber Loft.
< Toonogram was provided courtesy of Mostafa Eldefrawy, who did
< all of the work. Mostafa was also kind enough to give me the
< code to turn any Doctor Fun into a Toonogram, which I will do
< I should wish to receive Doctor Fun cartoons as missives in my
< "electronic mail". Is there perchance a Doctor Fun mailing
< You can receive the latest Doctor Fun cartoon in your e-mail
< by joining Nicholas Barnard's Doctor Fun Mailing List.
< I'm far away. Not close up. Is there a Doctor Fun site closer
< to me?
< These Doctor Fun mirrors might be closer to you than ibiblio.
< This list is new and improved because the cartoons on these
< sites actually update. There used to be more mirrors. If you
< know of a mirror that isn't on this list, or want to be a
< mirror, drop me a line.
< * Australia - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page
< from Australian Cybermalls. (Their page only updates the
< latest cartoons, and looks different than this page.)
< * Austria - Today's Doctor Fun and browse the Doctor Fun
< files from the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna,
< * Germany - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page from
< Dr. Bernhard L. Winkler's WWW-Mirror at the University of
< Bayreuth, Germany.
< * Great Britain - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page
< from Manchester.
< * New Zealand - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page
< from Nick Kean in New Zealand.
< * Sweden - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page from
< * United States - Today's Doctor Fun and The Doctor Fun Page
< from the ibiblio mirror at Yale Medical School.
< Back to the top
< We're a group of former Enron billionaires trying to spend our
< now-worthless stock options on foolish purchases. Where can we
< buy Doctor Fun stuff?
< Nowhere that that I know of, but if you keep asking for stuff,
< sometimes stuff appears.
< Are you soliciting ideas for Doctor Fun?
< No, I am not soliciting ideas for Doctor Fun.
< But, I've got an idea..
< Is Doctor Fun Copyright (c) 2003 David Farley?
< Yes. Feel free to link to Doctor Fun, send it to your friends,
< send it to your enemies, print it out and use it for toilet
< paper (use the glossy photo paper so you clog the toilet real
< good) or tape it to your door. But anything beyond personal
< use I'd appreciate it if you'd contact me. You can use all
< those file names that never change to always link to the
< latest cartoon, the latest logo, the latest thumbnails, the
< latest week, and that. Thanks.
< Some of those e-mail addresses on the old cartoons don't work.
< That's a puzzler.
< Yes. tezcat.com, for instance, is out of business. This is the
< correct address:
< d-farley at ibiblio.org
< More! More! I want to know more!
< Quick - before you wet your pants, read the tedious and
< exhaustive Doctor Fun FAQ.
< Thanks for reading Doctor Fun! David
< Back to the top
< These pages maintained, and contents copyrighted, by David
< Farley, d-farley at ibiblio.org
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