Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
It's hard to tell if the name of this great feature is meant to be pronounced "Aspirin" like the pain killer or a truncated form of "Aspiring" as in "to seek or attain or accomplish a particular goal" but nonetheless we see once again the rabbit-pulling-magician-out-of-hat motif as feature myriad times on this blog although in this case many magicians of a diminutive size. The feature is some 1949 unsigned work by the great Mad magazine artist Harvy Kurtzman. Tip o' the magician's hat to the fabulous Cartoon Snap blog.
Posted by J. Lemon at 11:18 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
today's Dark Side of the Horse. Wow! What an honor. I've hawked this great strip a few times on this blog and it just seems to get better and better. You can see Samson's strip at GoComics and he has a Facebook page here.
Posted by J. Lemon at 10:09 AM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wordle website I entered all the keywords and tags from my comic strip for the past two years and this is what came up. Obviously I do way too many strips about food and insects. "Gun" seems kinda big. I don't think I can recall any strips with firearms at all.
Posted by J. Lemon at 2:24 PM
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle. I'm an avid fan of mondo Dutch master Femke Hiemstra's work, especially when she draws rabbits in her Alice in Wonderland meets surreal nightmare low-brow art noir style. The image above is called "Le Carrefour", probably nothing to do with the French hypermarket chain.
Posted by J. Lemon at 4:30 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
Our house is now completely solar powered. We finally got to turn on the system a few days ago, several months after it was installed and it was nice to see the meters immediately start spinning backwards. Starting January 1st we'll actually be selling electricity back to the grid as long as the sun keeps on shining. I climbed onto the roof today with a couple of friends who happily posed for photographs. I will no longer be able to yell at them when they leave the fridge door open.
Posted by J. Lemon at 1:39 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday's strip as a lot of fun to draw and featured several vintage radios. The Bakelite model is an actual radio I own. You can see it in this picture below (with a couple of half-finished strips on the table).
I actually shipped the radio from England when I moved to California. The dial features lots of long gone European wartime radio stations. I hacked the insides so that I can play my iPod through the speaker. Avid Rabbits Reader "Jo Jo" Left this fascinating information on GoComics:
"For future strip consideration regarding Bakelite: the grandson of the guy who invented Bakelite ran off with his son’s girlfriend; the granddaughter-in-law had intimate relations with the son (her own child) to “cure” him of his gayness; and the son murdered the mother and later attempted to murder his grandmother".
Posted by J. Lemon at 8:57 AM