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What the hidden Bizarro symbols mean

I’ve known of the hidden symbols in Dan Piraro’s Bizarro strip for years, but didn’t know each one had a specific meaning. The

The News-Democrat explains it all:

About 10 years after he started the strip, Piraro began adding “secret symbols” to his panels.

“I started on a whim in 1995 — just to entertain myself,” he once told the Houston Chronicle.

The first was the upside-down bird, which you also will find on the far wall of the House of Rope in last Sunday’s panel. Since then, he has added an alien, an eyeball, a rabbit, the pie — and six others.

Community Comments

#1 Craig L Wittler
February/21/2014
@ 6:19 pm

As the article noted, the explanation of all the symbols are on the Official Bizarro website, but here is the specific page address http://www.bizarro.com/symbols/index.htm (this is not the place where Piraro blogs about his latest cartoons and tosses out some fun reruns http://www.bizarrocomics.com ), and it has been for years. But of note, he has been combining two of the symbols recently for a recurring business sign in the background: “Bunny’s Pie Repair” and I have it from an unreliable source (Piraro in his blog’s comments) that there may be related merchandise soon…

#2 Dick Smith
May/26/2014
@ 12:30 pm

In Sunday’s Bizarro I only find 9 symbols, it’s been 30 hours now and I still stuck. I had to retrieve the comic from the recycle bin, my loving and caring wife thought I was finished!

#3 Dick Smith
May/26/2014
@ 12:33 pm

Need to find 1 more symbol from yesterday’s Bizarro, the lost loafer or the crown of power

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