5 or 10 dollars was a damn good deal, equivalent to about $80 and $160 today.
Joseph's face in the last panel was a prime candidate for me wanting to change my avatar, but I think I'm going to see how tomorrow's page turns out first.
At some point when I have capability I want to make up funny vintage-looking posters for the bands listed in this chapter. Yeah, these are the things I find entertaining. I'm dead where it matters.
13 Links for 13 Updates 9/13
The AKAScooby Blog by Rob O'Brien
Rob O'Brien, aka Scooby, ak-to-me-a "Schoob," is a man of many projects. Like I'm pretty sure the dude creates in a month what I put together in a year or a year and a half. Taylor Swift sketches/portraits, various cartoon pin-ups, multiple webcomics and an ongoing webnovel- he's basically a powerhouse. His current oeuvre, "Livin' the Dream," is a cute slice-of-life piece about a guy who is dating his dream girl. I really like that it's one of those stories where the guy is average looking and the girl is gorgeous BUT it's just portrayed as a regular loving relationship instead of them secretly or not so secretly hating each other and making one another miserable. The "Flying Tigers" webnovel is a much longer work that has been ongoing for years, and began as a webcomic before changing format. A recurring theme in Schoob's comics and stories is the blending of slice-of-life mundane events and relationships with a setting that sometimes employs sci-fi or fantasy/magical elements. Schoob's passion for his art and his characters is plainly evident in every piece he creates, and it's really pleasant to see someone so dedicated to his stories and to improving his art.
Tomorrow's update will be tomorrow. Hopefully not so late in the night, sorry about that. It's been... a day. Take care, see you all soon.
I like Joseph's faces in all the panels! And I feel bad for him - I used to act the same about art contests when I was younger. Aw Joseph, if this doesn't work out you can always perform at Teague's school, they are used to all sorts.
The Train Station Triplets look more menacing than I expected! I wonder if the Whimsical Winchester Widows got their name while trying to take an interest in their husbands' rifles...
....noooo, this is not a good place for me to run out of comic to read! D: More plz!
@Oly-RRR: Lol!!! Joseph just sees the success or failure of these things as a reflection on his own self worth :C
Aahahaha I thought they were adorable because of how tiny they are compared to their "leader," and I like your interpretation of the Widows better than mine, which was something mundane like "old widows, tired of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves, are inspired by the suffrage movement to get out and LIVE LIFE." XP
@pixieface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcR19y7GPM I'm making comics asbestos I can!!!!
And welcome aboard our hunkajunk steam train :D I hope you'll enjoy the rest!!
@mitchellbravo: I expected the Train Station Triplets to look like three lost primary school girls so I was not prepared for this display of masculinity I guess! XD
I'm telling you, there's too much crime fiction in my brain! That and I appropriately watched The Producers this week. :P
I woke up really early for some reason so the muffin video seems PROBABLY MORE FUNNY THAN IT SHOULD BE :D
@pixieface: This is exactly what happened to me in July I think. At least you're in the right place - welcome to the support group! :D HI, MY NAME IS OLY AND I READ COMICS EVERY DAY, SOMETIMES I EVEN GO AS FAR AS BINGE THROUGH SEVERAL CHAPTERS OR - gasp - DRAW COMICS.
@Oly-RRR: HAHAHA AWWW THAT WOULD BE CUTER. I'm picturing that he literally found these three Italian immigrants at a train station and was like "hmmm I can use this as a gimmick and make money" :P Ahahaha oh I hope you enjoyed it!! That's probably my favorite Mel Brooks film (well, the original, the remake falls a little flat with me but that's to be expected with my acceptance of change and new things XD )
The slow, slow zoom in on the tongue at the end as it wavers slightly really gets me for somre reason XD
@mitchellbravo: Hahaha, yes! And in my headcanon one of the Whimsical Winchester Widows still has a husband alive and he's like "Um, darling, I find the name of your band really creepy..." and she's all "Well too bad, the girls already decided on it!" :D
THERE'S A REMAKE?! Now I wonder which one I watched... Damn, probably a remake because it had John Barrowman? And I enjoyed it! :D Not enough to put it in my top 10 (not even sure what is in my top 10) but good enough to watch again at some point!
@Oly-RRR: AHAHAHA YES! "Well if you spent more time with me maybe I wouldn't FEEL like a widow, how about that, Charles???" XP
Ohhhhhhh yes then you must have seen the remake :P That's Home's favorite, I prefer the 1968 version because Gene Wilder was always one of my favorites, Zero Mostel is perfect, and Kenneth Mars just is great in the nazi role as well. (If you ever saw Young Frankenstein, Kenneth Mars also plays, IIRC, the constable with a prosthetic arm that keeps malfunctioning and causing him inconvenience and trouble :P HE IS ALSO THE VOICE OF GRANDPA LONGNECK IN THE ORIGINAL LAND BEFORE TIME)
The remake isn't bad at all, but it's based off of the musical that was based off of the original, so it retains a lot of that "musical" vibe to it which doesn't do much for me. Hahahaha oh that's a good question! I don't know what my top ten would be either, but I have so few things I enjoy repeatedly watching that I'm sure it would fit in there after all!
@mitchellbravo: Aaaw Gene Wilder, I'm sold, I need to watch the original! And I keep meaning to watch Young Frankenstein BUT NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT THE CONSTABLE I NEED TO WATCH THAT ASAP
And yeah, I thought that it was kind of weird in a sense that it was basically a musical making fun of musicals, which is good irony in a way but I find it hard imagining showing it to someone who doesn't like musicals and making them sit through the first ten minutes before the irony becomes obvious.
I watched Billy Elliot this weekend and I enjoyed it much more than I expected but to be fair I kept my expectations kinda low. But I'll save the full rendition for the KERDS :D
@Oly-RRR: Gene Wilder is one of my favorite actors ever, and Young Frankenstein is my favorite role of his, like it's just perfect for him :P
Yeah, the original had less of that- uh- like meta-recursiveness? Lol. I mean obviously the whole plot is kind of tongue-in-cheek but it's not really that different from many humor films from the 60's in my experience, you know?
I had not heard of Billy Elliot until this time and now I am more intrigued :o
@mitchellbravo: I mostly know him from Blazing Saddles (and his role obviously reminded me of Chauncey, pffft), Young Frankenstein is one of those films that I plan to watch and everyone tells me to watch but for some reason it never happens... Maybe soon! :D
And yup, it definitely had the 60s air about it!
I somehow missed Billy Elliot until I drew the ballet short. Which is weird because I think I heard the soundtrack versions of songs before so I heard the soundtrack somewhere but never looked up the film. There's also a musical based on it (and not the other way round I think) but I dunno, I think it's the kind of story that works better when told as mundanely as possible and I think it'd lose that as a musical.
@mraab: Hehehehe. I think a lot of people feel such a way about their pet hobbies... and of course, kids who get a bad grade and feel it's indicative of their personal value instead of their grasp of the selected material.
Our first place winner goes to...
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