Saturday, February 10, 2007

CRASH!

Can't you just anticipate the CRASH?

This is a tribute to one of the best comic strips ever... Calvin and Hobbes. I used to love it when Calvin went flying into the abyss on his little red wagon or sled. The strip was the perfect combination of art and writing. It ended much too soon. I still miss it. I have been a life long fan of the comic strip. I always thought it was my destiny to draw a syndicated comic strip, but it never happened. I drew a strip in a magazine for many years but that ended a while back.

Every day I start my morning with a mug of coffee and read comics online. Here is a little secret I will share with any of you comics lovers. Go to the Houston Chronicle comics page and click on the "build your own comics page." You will be able to put up to 8 comics of your choice on a page and bookmark it. Then each day you just go to the bookmark and see those comics. I have two pages that I read each day.

HEY! I counted up... and THIS is my 100th post on JONESAPALOOZA since I started it in October 2005! WOO HOO! There is just something about those big, round numbers like 100! Thanks to everyone who stops by from time to time, and thanks to all who take the time to drop me a comment. I appreciate it!

I hope the next 100 is just as fun!

11 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Hehehee.....uh oh.....
great work!

ernie said...

Love the rosette pattern in the coloring. It adds that great printed comics touch. How did you do it?

Doug said...

The old Photoshop halftone filter trick... I'm still trying to figure it out, but got a nice texture with it on this one...

Steve said...

Great job!

Geninne said...

Hey! Congrats on your 100th post! I've enjoyed every one of them :-)
I *heart* SocMo

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

It's a good thing sock monkeys are invertebrates, right? They are, aren't they??? Let's hope. Great work.

megan said...

Heehee, adorable! I like how you've left us anticipating the crash. The "funnies" (as we call them) are the only reason why I'd even consider getting a newspaper subscription. Current events: pah!
Congrats on Jonesapa100za's 100th post! (See what I did there?)

LudaChristian said...

This is great... unfortunate for ol' Socmo, but great.

lil kim said...

yes, Calvin and Hobbes was one of the greats, and one of my favourites when it was around. I always wanted a pet tiger. And congrats on your 100 posts! I always enjoy them.

i luv socmo said...

Calvin and Hobbes is my ALLTIME FAVORITE comic strip. I miss them both very much.

I think that landing's gonna knock the stuffin' out of poor ol' Socmo.

wynlen said...

Looks like SocMo is in trouble. Great tribute to Calcin and Hobbes!

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no