I love having this Hansi blog. And what I love about it the most, besides the fact that it’s all about me, is that it allows me to have an alter ego, wherein I can explore all things forbidden, in bad taste, of questionable socially redeeming value, and in a manner loaded with sexual innuendo in the spirit of adolescent bathroom humor. [Some things never get old]. It’s kinda like being a little boy again when everybody called me Hansi. The thing of it is, as I get older, the line between “Hansi” and the real deal is fading rapidly, and I’m Hansi more times than not.
Well, one night I was sitting around, pretty much like in the picture on top, and it came to me that I needed a new alter ego. Being in an altered state of mind, that sure came easy. Hence, Hot Dog Man was born. [Actually he was conceived that evening, but it’s the same thing if ya believe that life starts at conception, and to kill a fetus is first degree murder; until that is, you come out of the womb, where-after you’re on your own and it’s open season on your ass.] There’s an old saying that “a man ain’t nothing but a dog on two legs”. A real truism if ya ever lived with one or seen em run in packs. While my Hot Dog Man is not a true canine, he sure thinks like one at times. And while not quite a super hero, old H D (that’s short for Hot Dog Man) does have the power to amuse, disgust and generally make ya think twice.
These quickie drawings, done with a #2 pencil, are a new style for me. Although a lot of my stuff appears cartoonie, I’m really not into cartooning. But drawing stick figures in interesting posses has always been a source of fascination, and allows me a freedom which my more finished work lacks. I guess if you had to give it a name, you could call my new works…what else: Doggie Style.