Fri, July 3 - Pride Goeth Whoops, hey, folks, sorry about the update being a little late this week, but you know how it is when you start your long weekend early. Canadian readers, I hope y'all had a good Canada Day on Wednesday, and for all you U.S. readers, try not to blow yourselves up or start any raging fires this Fourth of July weekend! Anyway, it's July, which neans that the is rapdily approaching. As always, I'll be nailing down a table in the Small Press Area, K16, AIlse 1400, and I'm happy to announce that I'll be selling, fresh off the press, exciting brand new copies of Yep, it's the 9th Bob the Angry Flower book, featuring more pages, more cartoons and more annotations than ever before! Come by my table and get one for your very own! Oh yes, and ther's a cartono, a bit late to the Pride Parade, but still. Fri, June 26 - Return!San Diego Comic-Con
Wed, June 17 - Return! Whew! What a crazy weekend I had at the North Country Fair Music Festival in gracious Driftpile, Alberta! Such sun! Many rain! All flies! I've got so many insect bites on my hands and wrists, I look like I've got leprosy. And who knows? Maybe I do! But somehow, just as it is every year, it was worth it. Sorta. Mostly. In any case, we've got some more cartoons coming along, two this week in recognition of the lack of an update last week. First we have this "gem": And then, unto the heels of of the last, we pose the critical question:
Wed, June 17 - Delay Just a quick heads-to-the-air, folks: I'm going to be attending the North Country Fair this weekend, so there'll be no Friday update this week. But fear not! The update to come will feature TWO exciting cartoons, both at once! MiGod!
Fri, June 5 - More What, you folks desire more? More thoughts, more opinions, more pictures of the world outside to take home and eat on on your own time? Well, fine. Here's a bunch: Tomorrowland: Distressingly disappointing, given that it came from Brad Bird, but nonetheless it still contains interesting notions! Mad Max: Fury Road: Yep, go see it. I got a little bored in the latter quarter, but that's only because it turned the whole story around! Global Warming: Yep, still a thing, likely will transform our world in the next handful of decades! We can't undo it. We're just gonna have to find a way to live with it find a way to live with it. Another cartoon? If y'all insist. It's this:
Fri, May 29 - Yay! Hooray, and I say again hoo ray! Stuff is fun. Weather is nice! Life is worth living! Yay, everybody, yay. Welcome to the part of the earth's trip around the sun where everything alive is excited to be so. Spring, it is! Let's spring a bit! Just a bit before maturing to summer, where it's no longer about random sex, it's about contemplative boning. And in this spirit, I offer another BtAf, a cartoon strip, a series of panels that describes a narrative that play out in the... Eff it. Stop explaining and start showing. This week's strip is
I'm still slowly getting used to the idea of a Rachel Notley Alberta, but hey, in the meantime, Maclean's magazine interviewed me for an article this week. That's kinda neat!
Fri, May 22 - Yeesh... Man, last week's update surrrrrre was drunk. Crazy drunk. Happens sometimes, particularly when you're still reeling from the effects of your sister being elected premier of Alberta, but still. Bad form. I'm still slowly getting used to the idea of a Rachel Notley Alberta, but hey, in the meantime, Maclean's magazine interviewed me for an article this week. That's kinda neat! How about a cartoon? How about this cartoon? I'm still back in Seattle so I don't know how to be a proper excited Alberta New Democratic Pary person. Plus I bailed on all you Albertans after my my sister took on all the work and I just went back to Washinghington.
Fri, May 15 - More On. A movie doesn't get to 93% on Rotten Tomatoes by sucking or being forgettable. If you're reading this you've seen it and likely you agree. So much fun. Hulk thrashes ass. Tony Stark is good juice every time he appears. Hawkeye has moments. Black Widow has moments. Captain America gets moments! Thorâ¦ well, Thor got the least of the goods but if you think back even he got plenty to do. Audiences agree: Avengers is awesome. Orâ¦ is it? Many many films have been offered to the public as big bowls of popcorn but this particular one has found itself to the audiences' taste where so many previous such offerings have been consumed and hated (Transformers 3 being an excellent example, a movie I fell asleep during). Most summer superspectaculars promise a bowl of popcorn but deliver instead an ashtray of burnt corn and unpopped kernels. Yet Avengers is different. Why? It would seem like these kind of simple this-and-then-that storytelling techniques should bore audiences. And they wouldâ¦ except that modern super summer action blockbuster movies just don't seem able to accomplish even these basic building blocks of how to get an audience onside. That's not to say Avengers doesn't indulge in a lot of this. But at least Avengers does it knowingly while maintaining the primary importance of connections. Scenes conect to scenes, characters connect to characters and ideas connect to moments. So, when the big extended 45-minute action sequence begins, we're ready for big moments that have been set up and perhaps not paid offâ¦ which is why those moments, when they arrive, are so damn satisfying. Setups and payoffs. Connections between people and ideas. And since that's what this whole movie, ultimately, is really about --a bunch of people who make no sense together coming together and yet they doâ¦ that is, The Avengers-- the whole thing not only feels good but IS good. It means something after all!
Mon. May 15 - More On I'm stitll so back in Seattle I don't know how to be a proper excited Alberta New Democratic Pary NDP person. Plus I bailed on all you Albertans after my my sister took on all the work and I just went back to Washinghington state, WA, in the US. For now, until there are better, more insistent options, those options will have to take back seats to current Bob the Angr Flower cartoons, as: Cartoon? Sure, there's one. It's