Showing posts with label Editorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Editorial. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Longest Break Ever




Well, that was officially the longest break I have ever taken between posts/comics/panels/pleas for help. It ran from, roughly, August until five minutes ago. It's January already! Damn!

I'm not sure why these temporary breaks happen. I guess I'll just put it down to being cranky. When I work, I am less cranky. When I don't do anything, I get more cranky. And that crankiness created a spiral and a feedback loop onto itself and, the next thing I knew, it was the 29th birthday of Abbott and Gooseberry on November 8. We're coming up on THIRTY YEARS of incompetence, blank stares, quiet disapproval, and unfunny panels smeared with Photoshop goo. What's the deal, man?

As our friend Farmer Butt says, fuck that shit!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

your immigration status




Every once in a while, I end up with a second version of the finished panel. Here's the original version, which I thought was lost. I condensed the idea down a bit and did the one above. Here is the same thing, basically, with different wording:


















Tuesday, April 8, 2014

They Disemboweled Archie


That's dark:
Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies.
"Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend.
Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series.
The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie will continue to be alive in the comics set in the present day.
 They took a knife or a gun to that kid Archie, and they left him bleeding in the arms of the women he toyed with. Speculation over who killed him will end once they reveal the whole story, but I would guess that he either crossed a high school heroin dealer or did a booty call that went bad.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Twenty-five Years


The weird failure that is Abbott & Gooseberry was born 25 years ago today.

On the 8th of November, practically every year except 1996 (I was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) and maybe one or two other years, I have drawn an Abbott and Gooseberry portrait like the one above (pencil on water colour paper).

Since I have no intention of stopping, and a good mind to inflict more of this on the world, today is as good of a day as any to indicate that there will be some changes around here and, hopefully, an increase in cartooning.

The original idea was pretty simple. Dude. Cat, but a cat in a box. Then some smartassed kid and then a farmer. Not much more than that. Ample dry lines and attempts at humor. Enough drawing to get by. Then, hopefully, PROFIT!!! But, no. There hasn't been a dime of profit ever and few and far between are the panels I think are really good.

It's time to take it up a notch or two and maybe post more than 3 times a month, I think. It's time to empty the archives, draw more, post more, and run wild.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

block, spoon, lunge


Why would Abbott want to kill a beloved American actor with a spoon, a lunge, and a swish? No idea. But if you see a farmer with a corn auger, run. Run like the wind.

getting high


Getting high is not necessarily cool, and I don't endorse it, but this kind of thing always lends itself to a cat comic. I want to get a cat specifically so I can use cat nip as a ploy to get the blessed little beast to roll around in a state of blissed-out confusion.

really leaping


Not a particularly funny one, but I was thinking of Black Grape's Get Higher a while ago and this sort of burped itself into existence...

Monday, April 22, 2013

these times


This seems to be where we're all headed--broke, desperate, and kept out of the mall by Johnny Law. I haven't been to the mall in ages, but it has nothing to do with any of those things. I just got tired of the food court, man.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

farm lawyer


A farm lawyer is a courtly, amicable gentleman who helps with legal advice, notary services, and disputes over whose pig ate what in whichever vegetable garden.

This is not to be confused with a bankruptcy lawyer or a real criminal lawyer; the 'farm lawyer' concept dates back to when people were too shy to speak up for themselves and had to have an eloquent member of the community get their crazy ass out of minor legal trouble.