Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Comicman Cometh

I've decided to display this strip at the front desk for the high school tour coming through this afternoon:









I never thought I'd thank the rag of this one-newspaper town, but they saved you all from reading about a Tales From the Wheelie Bus spearheaded by too much perfume, too much cologne, too many cigarettes and a token or three of weed, the combination of which would have made an more-than-adequate backup weapon within the Ypres Salient, all with a lovely, overheard conversational denouement featuring the evils of gaydom, 144k in rapturous witnessing and Jeebus spewed forth from unwashed masses sans connection to any money and/or national influence.

Good luck with that whole future gig, America.

Read this brand new interview with Bill Watterson, then get outta here.

18 comments:

susan said...

I must admit to being one of those who misses Calvin and Hobbes too but we make our own magic in this world and must be grateful for the bits shared by others.

I'm so glad I can walk to my job and even come home for lunch.. never mind the weirdoes who walk fast with their elbows sticking out.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

Watterson stopped his strip right about the time you came on the Cleveland scene.

Coincidence?

Regards,

Tengrain

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Cormac Brown said...

Don't Freida see this, it will break her heart.

The cartoon, that is.

Cormac Brown said...

Nice interview, but "Chagrin Falls?" That's the best name that they could come up with?

Holte Ender said...

I love Bill Watterson's attitude. Good luck to him.

Randal Graves said...

susan, the problem with making one's own magic is harvesting all the blood while going unnoticed.

tengrain, bah, I'm old school, '73 in da hizzous, Thieveland, land of the scandalouzzzz.

Maybe anon's onto something about this lack of human blood.

cormac, I know, then she'll go all Ivan Drago on me.

I think Discomfiture Falls was already taken by a town in Texas.

holte, amen to that.

Tom Harper said...

That smartass rabblerousing Calvin is exactly what's wrong with this country. Students are supposed to memorize meaningless drivel that serves no purpose, do exactly what they're told, and don't think or ask questions.

If there are too many kids like Calvin, where will American Industry get its next generation of workerbees? It's scary, I tell you.

S.W. Anderson said...

"Ah, the life of a newspaper cartoonist -- how I miss the groupies, drugs and trashed hotel rooms!"

I can see it now: Randal on the wheelie bus, reading this story in the paper until he comes to the above. Suddenly, Randal stands and shouts: "Eureka, I've found it! Someone I can relate to — in my next blog post."

okjimm said...

Ah.... I remember when, just like Church&State, there was separation between Comics&Reality..... now there is just separation between jimm&Money!

Ya know... I remember Beaver Falls..... but she got up and finished dancing round dat dere pole.

David Barber said...

I don't know what you're on about and I feel I need to become "Americanised" so who should I be supporting in the Superbowl this weekend. I may even stay up and watch it, but I don't know the bloody rules!!

Beach Bum said...

Screw that smartass Calvin, I miss Opus.

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susan said...

Well, Aleister Crowley got away with it.

Demeur said...

If only I could remember all the things I've forgotten I'd be a wizard. Now what were you saying?

Randal Graves said...

tom, gasp! Who will fill our cubicles? Illegal immigrants? They'll only bring the plague!

SWA, believe you me, no one, and I mean no one, gets more action than a library employee. Rock stars? I laugh at them.

okjimm, he'll be here all week. Enjoy the veal.

david, think of it as rugby with pads and 4,936 stops in the action per contest. Geaux Saints!

BB, Opus was cool, but Calvin was king.

susan, he had all that magic working for him.

demeur, what was who saying?

Cormac Brown said...

"I think Discomfiture Falls was already taken by a town in Texas."

Ha, second funniest thing I've read today!

Dr. Zaius said...

At least you have a positive attitude about the whole thing. ;o)