Sunday, November 09, 2008

mostly banal: weekend post

We like to preview movies for the kids before they watch them so they won't sneak up and freak them out too much. This one might be a little much for a three year old to handle. I think I want Sophie to keep thinking of zebras as cute fuzzy little animals for at least a little while longer.


In other "news"...
The RCPS (Revolutionary Comic Presentation System) is a physical, infinite-canvas-type comic with a poster-sized base narrative and additional postcard additions to the branching story. A week or two ago I mentioned in the comments at my LiveJournal, but couldn't remember who made it - or even what it was called, really. I promised then that I'd dig up the info and, well now I have:
It was created by a Mr. Chragi Frei, in Switzerland as a graphic design graduation project. It's pretty impressive. You can find out more about it here.

Now on to Friday and Saturday's comics:
(or Saturday's and then Friday's, as the case may be)

Friday, November 07, 2008

! - page thirty-nine

If you missed it or don't remember here's what's happened so far.

Apparently my old grade-school best friend, Nate Silver, accurately predicted the electoral outcome of the presidential election down to the exact number of (electoral) votes each candidate would receive. Here's a clip of Nate on the Colbert Report before the election (which I missed when it aired, not having Comedy Central).
I'd heard of Nate's success as a baseball statistician, but I haven't seen or spoken to him in, oh... say, seventeen years or so. Nate was my closest friend in all my grade school years, and I've always regretted losing touch (I kind of socially imploded when we moved from East Lansing to Wooster in the early 90s). Seeing him all over the news and on TV after all this time has been a bit surreal.

Anyway, good on ya, Nate. Way to statistitize.

As long as I'm blabbing I should point you to some drawings I did for Troy Swain's drawn word project he's been posting at his LiveJournal. The drawn word project is pretty cool (unless you ask Frank Santoro) and he's got a lot of really talented cartoonists and illustrators to participate - and then me too...
Check 'em out!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

mostly banal: steam


A slightly different version of yesterdays strip (because I am slightly obsessive)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

mostly banal: th' dogs

Broke out the ol' BIC for this one. One of these days I'm gonna nail down just exactly what month it is.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

mostly banal: November Fourth

I skipped up a day in my posting due to the ephemeral topicality of the subject matter. And it was easy to draw, so...

Hey! Anybody notice that I wrote "September" in the date for yesterday's (umm... Sunday's) strip? That's the second time I got the month wrong since I restarted Mostly Banal. I am a poor diarist...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

! - page thirty-eight

Here is what is quite possibly the least interesting update of an ongoing comics serial ever. Ah, well... it's all part of the big picture, right?

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