Drawn by artist Dan Piraro, Bizarro is a single-panel cartoon strip that has been going since 1985 and has been published in over 360 newspapers and magazines.

One of the old-school cartoonists, Piraro has made the transition into web-based comics, a completely different ballgame where the competition is fierce and most artists struggle to make even a basic living from their craft.

Piraro is a prolific artist who aims to make a new comic every day, 365 days a year. Residing somewhere in Mexico with his beloved wife (who he refers to as his ‘Olive Oyl’), his takes on the absurdity and mindlessness of modern life are designed to make you think, as well as laugh.

According to his bio, his single panel gems are a “unique concoction of surrealistic imagery, social commentary, and witty plays on words. Indeed, if Salvador Dali, Garry Trudeau and Oscar Wilde had an illegitimate child, that child would be Dan Piraro.”

While he has produced thousands of comics with a variety of topics and themes, this list deals exclusively with therapy. Piraro often includes his ‘secret symbols’ in his comics too, the number he has included is indicated right above his signature. Look out for an eyeball (the Eyeball of Observation), a piece of pie (the Pie of Opportunity), a rabbit (the Bunny of Exuberance), an alien in a spaceship (the Flying Saucer of Possibility), the abbreviation "K2" (referring to his children Krelspeth and Krapuzar),  a crown (the Crown of Power), a stick of dynamite (the Dynamite of Unintended Consequences), a shoe (the Lost Loafer), an arrow (The Arrow of Vulnerability), a fish tail (The Fish of Humility) and an upside down bird (the Inverted Bird).

Can you find them all? Lay down on the couch, relax and scroll down below to check out some of Piraro’s classic comics, and don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

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Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

I suddenly laughed out loud. People were staring. Worth it.

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Ethan Hunter
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3 years ago

IT'S BRUCE!

Emma Knappe
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3 years ago

All the different actors, that's clever

glowworm2
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3 years ago

Should have included Kevin Conroy. While he didn't physically play Batman, he did voice him.

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Andy Dixi
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3 years ago

There is an anecdote about Shtirlitz - a Soviet spy in Berlin (In the TV series he is played by a famous actor Tikhonov): Shtirlitz wakes up in a prison cell. He doesn't remember how he got there, what day on the calendar and who is in power. He thinks for a long time and finally decides that if the Gestapo enter the chamber he will say: "Heil Hitler, I am SS Standartenfurer Otto von Shtirlitz", and if the Soviet soldiers enter, he will introduce himself: "I'm a Soviet intelligence Colonel Maxim Isaev". At this point, the policeman comes in and says: "Damn! You were so wasted last night, Mr. Tikhonov!"

Pandola
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3 years ago

this is absolutely the best...

Norma Williamson
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2 years ago

What is the question? :D

Ann Gibbs
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2 years ago

All time favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoX-HkOcEuE

Eric Mikalo
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3 years ago

Reminds me of the south park episode where the chef had multiple personalities

Kawaii Panda
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3 years ago

Where Keaton? :(

JD Cassavaugh
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3 years ago

*Michael

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Analyn Lahr
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3 years ago

Just call him Batman. Pretty sure that's what he calls himself. At least that's what he told Terry in that Batman Beyond movie. Return of the Joker, wasn't it?

SykesDaMan
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3 years ago

Even Bruce Wayne would work

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Jorge Garcia
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3 years ago

Bruce Wayne: Split

Alia Ris
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3 years ago

Nicolas Cage.

Carlos Superhuerta
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3 years ago

Beautiful.

Emma Knappe
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3 years ago

Also, pie under the chair and eyeball under the lounge and on the far right degree

_WEIRD_ONE_
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3 years ago

the 4th one is the eyeball on the poster above the actual one ( sorry im confusing)

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serena
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3 years ago

Very clever

stellermatt
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3 years ago

it's David, inside he's still a lonely child...

seno aditya
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3 years ago

Batman actualy has an acute insomnia

glowworm2
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3 years ago

Dissociative Personality Disorder Batman? XD!

C.Marrero
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3 years ago

Is bruce!

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Uh oh. Shrink is about to get shrunk.

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Ethan Hunter
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3 years ago

There's no elephant in this room...

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Ethan Hunter
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3 years ago

"And they keep saying, I FOUND HIM! whenever they see me."

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Yes! This NEEDS to be upvoted! Part of the reason why I couldn't go through my anxiety therapy was because the amount I was being charged caused me more anxiety.

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Pamela
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3 years ago

Reminds me of the family guy that was just on this Sunday

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

True shit.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

He's very hurt because of that bitch.

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Jenger Spice
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3 years ago

There's a pie on the table just sittin there

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Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

Transspecies self identifying sheep needs society to just accept him as he is...

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Mangopirtelo a
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3 years ago

Reminds me of "I'm just here for the comments" -Michael Jackson meme

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Erin Mc Neese
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3 years ago

on second thought, i feel much better. okay thanks, byeeeeeeeeee(slowly fades away as he runs out)!

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

watch responsibly

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dogemaster
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3 years ago

alien in there

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Katja Pirjevec
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3 years ago

A slice of Pie,a dynamite, an eyeball and a bird are hidden in every photos...

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JayMike
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3 years ago

Why is there always a cake or other weird prop on the scene?

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Eric Trahan
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3 years ago

ouch

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Demand royalties!

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Nini Meow
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3 years ago

He imagines the pie as well 🤣🤣

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago

Dr Ben Carson!

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

but my handwriting has got much, much worse

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Skure
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3 years ago

I would like that too

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David White
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3 years ago

*vegan zombie* graiinz

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C.Marrero
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3 years ago

Tradition?

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Hans
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3 years ago

Not with shoes on the couch! Oh no!

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Valeria Ismerai Garcia
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3 years ago

me

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

"You'll understand once you've your own kids, Birdie"

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earringnut
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3 years ago

"vampire being eaten by a radioactive sheep"

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UniversalMel
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3 years ago

There goes the dynamite....

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BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

And all that before he even gets off the ground. After he gets on the plane, he can finally relax.

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Took me a while to realise he was levitating. Some animation lines would've helped!

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David White
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3 years ago

CoUlDnT dEcIdE oN cApS Or NoT

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Dinetk
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3 years ago

I'm a therapist: I will use this to announce holidays 😃

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DE Ray
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3 years ago

Having been a mechanic for a while, I must say - several of the people who brought their car in would have benefited more from a session with a psychologist. Or as my then boss said, 'the only problem with that car is the loose nut behind the wheel'.

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Virgil Blue
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3 years ago

Nightmares of being planted? I think he's just nuts.

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BusLady
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3 years ago

Maybe Doc is Dad, like in the other comic.

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David White
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwwww

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alwright
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3 years ago

Since I stopped in mid air after running off that cliff...

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

ohhhh *shivers*

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Hey Dogtor!

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David White
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3 years ago

Chicken

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BusLady
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3 years ago

And you can't prosecute yourself

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Heather
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3 years ago

Fresh Prince, anyone?

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alwright
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3 years ago

BWAHAHA XD I'm dead

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Pi...
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3 years ago

The wrong person is being analysed.

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Type cast.... ALWAYS type cast!

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Aw. Give him his guitar!

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alwright
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3 years ago

Don't think the lit stick of dynamite under the sofa is gonna help XD

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Kim Knight
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3 years ago

Now I want pie. And lit dynamite. And an eyeball. And a birdie with a hat. And...

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