A cartoon series about a funeral director and his macabre clown assistant, called “Ghoulio and Lincoln,” was another great discovery at the CANA convention. I’m pleased to bring this unique cartoon to my readers. Look for a new cartoon every Friday.
The cartoon’s creator is Fernando Lincoln Centeno, a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of California. He has been a mortician since 1995. He has created cartoons since his days in mortuary college, when he and a friend used to draw a “cartoon of the day” depicting the instructors and students.
“I created two characters, Rigor the Rat and Mortis the Cat, and the current strip was supposed to have them as the main characters,” Centeno explained. “I met Ghoulio the Clown a couple of years ago and we immediately inspired one another artistically.”
Okay, to get the joke in this first Ghoulio and Lincoln cartoon, you need to know there’s a long-standing circus act that features multiple clowns jumping out of tiny automobiles (if you haven’t been to a circus and seen this sort of thing).
Lincoln says, “I’m very sorry. It was a tragic accident. It’s hard to lose so many at once.” Ghoulio replies, “Yes, but you did a great job. And, you really saved us a lot of money.” “I do what I can to help,” says Lincoln.
Then you see the casket with multiple red noses and oversize shoe tips peeking over the edge. “Besides, I was able to fit all fifteen into one casket,” says Lincoln.