Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Friendly Pharmaceutical Reminder

A friendly update from your friends at pharmaceutical companies. There is NOTHING that pharmaceuticals can't solve - - Remember: A pill a day keeps the doctor away!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore, Act I, sc. v


Bands that SKIP together, STAY together.

One more Wizard of Oz homage, ripping off the fairly iconic image of the gang skipping along the yellow-brick road. PLUS, It's not often we get a fairly comprehensive view of the street, so there's some decent perspective here in this scene.

This wraps up Act I, with the plot in full swing -- what do you think happens next? I feel like most stories that try and do a parody of a specific film (like Star Wars) are a little TOO faithful from scene to scene, and they just try tobe sarcastic in each scene. In this, I'm aiming to instead just have jokes related to the Wizard of Oz, but I'm not hellbent on copying the literal story narrative. So expect more Wizard jokes, but don't expect them to follow the story very faithfully -- that's just not as funny!

My brother made an excellent point, though, that the beginning few scenes should have been in black and white, and that's a great idea! I wish I'd thought of that!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore, Act I, sc. iv


For the record, the streets were stained yellow before the monkeys escaped their cages, so that's no excuse .. I'm lookin at YOU Beardo, ya freakin BUM.

More Wizard of Oz gags, did you notice them?

First, the obvious reference to following the yellow-brick road. And what lays at the end of the yellow-brick road? ... anyone? EMERALD CITY. Right. Which also has a humorous allegory here on King St. The Emerald Pity Pawn Shop (which we visited in the last episode From Busk Till Pawn).

Do you like having the monkeys running around? Is that hilarious? I hope so, because it's sure an added inconvenience when I'm drawing these damned things.

Enjoy!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore, Act I, sc. iii


Step 1 after you drive over the band - - GET OFF THEM! Unfortunately for the Roadie, she backs directly into the Stunt Monks van, and unwittingly released all the monkeys out into the streets! Yikes.

And of course, there are a few more Wizard of Oz gags in here, if you can spot them?

First, the "Tornado" drops a van with a House on it, onto a lady in black & white striped socks, just like in the movie! Also, she's not wearing ruby slippers, but something close enough. At least these LOOK like slippers. I wouldn't call what you saw in the Wizard of Oz "slippers" - - I'm fairly certain I would have called them "shoes."

Also, Mr. Minestrone's first instinct was to run to the crushed band members to help ... himself to some cigarettes. What a dirt bag!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore, Act I, sc. ii


THAT'S IT! You're OUT of the BAND!

I'm sprinkling in some Wizard of Oz gags throughout the Caper this time around, can you spot them as we go? Hint, there's one here .... (on the bus!) Also, I love that Kansas's Richard Williams has an eye patch - -SO bad ass!

So, how analogous to the film, The Wizard of Oz, do you think I'm going to be able to be with this Caper? I had to stray from the story, but I feel it's for the best. Hope you're enjoying it!


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore, Act I, sc. i


Given the title, you may be able to deduce what this episode's going to be all about. I hope for it to honour one of the most classic stories of our generation. These first two panels cover a lot of ground in terms of setting up the entire episode, believe it or not. Like, almost everything that's going to happen is set up in just two frames, it's incredible.

Hang on, Not In Kansas Anymore is freaking RIDICULOUS and way further out there than I was prepared to go when I stared writing it. I'm excited to share it!

Thanks for reading.


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