Sun, May 3 - Mini-Update Just a quick note here, folks, saying that I'll be electioning and recovering in Edmonton this week, so the next update will have to wait until I get back on Saturday. Woo-hoo! Vote! Go Rachel go!
Fri, May 1 - Volatile Whoof! So much so quickly and so soon. Not only does the new Ultron movie come out today, a happening towards which I have dedicated most of my waking thoughts for the last six months, but also --also!-- there's a friggin' provincial election in Alberta, Canada going on right now. Longtime readers may be aware that, though I currently live in Seattle, I hail from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. So an election is a big deal. Making the big deal even bigger and dealier are a couple of additional factors. One, there's a chance that the Progressive Conservative party, the party that has been governing since 1971, might fall and be replaced by a new government. Two, there's a chance --unthinkable up until maybe a week and a half ago-- that the New Democratic Party, our lefty-liberal Canadian political party, might just win. Three, and this is where it gets personal, my sister happens to be leader of the NDP. It's her awesomeness that has largely contributed to the possible ascendancy of the NDP, and if the impossible happens and the NDP actually wins, she would become premier. Heady stuff, as I'm sure you can imagine, and it's got my head a-brewin' and a-stewin'. I'll be heading north to Edmonton this weekend to do some last-minute phone-calling and vote-pulling, and then I'll be there gnawing my fingernails off Tuesday night along with hundreds if not thousands of volunteers as we watch the results come in. So! Plenty! And in the spirit of democracy and public participation in governance and marking little marks on little scraps of paper, I offer the following:
Fri, Apr 24 - Nigh Ultron Oh man oh man, I am really getting excited about the ol' Ultron. It's already out in other parts of the world and folks seem to be digging it. This is the most desperate time, when reviews will start popping up and particular details will emerge into my range of perception that I'd rather not know. I'm not one to get too incensed about spoilers, but I think my tread will take on a more cautious cadence in this last remaining week before the show, just to be safe. Let's post a cartoon! Sure! Why not! This is both the time and place, so let's do this thing
Fri, Apr 17 - MORE! Whoa, how, hey, howdy, how are all you folks and readers feeling about the oncoming spring? You know the classic tells of spring, the way spring just can't help but reveal itself: longer days, warmer weathers, bluer skies, much less snow and all those annoying plants sprouting and creating leaves and acting like it's time to wake up and begin a year's work again. ASSHOLES! I hope and trust you're all hating this lamentable process as much as I am. Because, make no mistake, I hate it. It forces change and makes one have to reconsider things. UGH! STUPID ORBITS! Ahem. I'm not really against spring, either as the concept or the season, but one has to put up appearances if one's running a web site about an angry flower. It's expected. By whom? Shush, now. At any rate, or at least the current rate, let's us all sit back, crack a beer or gin or some form of liquid refreshment and consider the following
Fri, Apr 3 - Hi, folks! Hi, folks! How's your Friday? Good? That's great. I hope you all got through April Fool's Dasy without serous injury or --God help us-- loss of life. I know it can be dangerous out there with all those amateur comedians trying to be funny, but I think we were able to avoid the worst of it this year, and for that I'm grateful. Man, I know I shouldn't be this excited, but I am. Why? One simp0lre reason: the new Avengers movie is les than a month away. I'm not gonna lie, folks; I cannot friggin' wait for this movie. I know, I know, this is hardly a minority opinion or super edgy, but it's pointless to deny it. I a super down with these Marvel movies and I think this new one is gonna be great. There. I said it. And I'm not taking it back, either. A cartoon? Sure, why not? I've got one right here...
Fri, Mar 27 - Ee See See See Hey, folks, guess what's going on in Seattle this weekend! Stop guessing; I'm going to tell you. It's the Emerald City Comic-Con, otherwise known lovingly as ! Nope, I won't have a table there this year. Yes, I know it's dumb not to, but I just want to actually attend a con without having to work it. HOwever! Many of my supremely talented PopCap colleagues will be there, hawking wares not only individual but collective, the latter being the latest edition of the Monsterpedia, a delightful anthology of spooky, silly, terrifying and puzzling monster stories. So, you know, you folks who happen to be attending the con, you should swing by their area and grab a copy! You'll be glad you did. In other news, a cartoon:ECCC
Fri, Mar 20 - Yahoo! Hey, folks! There's been a whole lot of whiny, self-pitying drivel on this sie lately, particularly last week, and I think it's kinda gone out of style. So no more of that for a while, I think, no matter how drunk and maudlin I may sometimes feel. Besides, this week's comic's a corker, the all-consuming
Fri, Mar 13 - Late March, Early April Oh dammit oh dammit, why (how!) shall I just keep getting drunker and drunker, and making cartoons and cartoons again and again, like they didn't even make a thing? Shall I pop up another cartoon for y'all, another one, a weak, barely-breathing extension of myself, some amused trifle that could get me off the hook on Sunday (Cartoon Drawing Day!) as fast as possible? It seems that I shall. Readers, folks, constant readers, I have been giving you less and less every single day. In the updates, less, and the cartoons, so sadly less. And yet, I will say that I've been at the very least reliable. Essentially every Friday there's always been another Bob comic, for years and years. Have they meant anything? Perhaps once they did, now they don't, but they still keep appearing. Like, for example, this exemplary example of cartoon art, which presses all the right buttons and speaks to all the necessary truths: