The phrase 'I just turn on my monkey and it makes me feel good' sounds very dirty, but I can't explain why. It's great to try to use expressions like that on the comics page. People want to complain but they can't, because they can't figure out quite what they should be complaining about.
When you can't draw chameleons and you can't draw blenders, it's a bad idea to write strips where chameleons become blenders.
I seem to be able to get away with pun strips if I add a panel at the end where I somehow indicate that I know it's a bad pun.
Man, I put myself in a lot of comic strips. Something's wrong with my sense of self.
One funny image can sometimes save an otherwise mediocre strip. At least that's what I tell myself so I don't feel quite as crappy when I've just wasted four hours drawing and coloring a Sunday strip.
I like to make fun of Jeffy [of Family Circus] the most, because I know the grown-up Jeff Keane personally and enjoy ridiculing him.
When in doubt, give a character big, blown-up eyes and puffy lips.
Having a syndicated comic strip is a great platform for ripping on expressions you hate.