Well, as you might have noticed I haven’t put up a new comic today. The unthinkable has happened. For the first time in Rhubarb history I’ve missed my usual Tuesday update. I’m sorry.
A few of you may already know, that I’ve been so incredibly fortunate as to receive an award this weekend. Or “Anyone for Rhubarb?” did. The “Ping-award” for best Danish webcomic. Big award show and all. I stood on the same stage as Jaime Hernandez, Jill Thompson and loads of Danish comic celebs. Brian Azzarello in the audience. Nervewrecking, but absolutely fantastic. I’m very proud and unbelievably humbled. Still, in the midst of all this very wonderful ruckus I kind of blew my deadline. Darn it!
I’m gonna try to make up for it though. I promise. For starters I made this little drawing. It may not look very award winning at first glance, but it is. Trust me.
Finally, let me just thank you all for your amazing support over the course of the Rhubarb’s existence. There most certainly wouldn’t have been any awards without it. Thank you, Rhubarb-people! You rock!
I hope to see you all again next Tuesday for another round of Rhubarb.
Scene from my everyday life. Yes, I am God.
Also, this is my very first true black and white comic on the Rhubarb. I felt it turned out sorta okay. What do you think? Do you also feel it’s black and white?
Earlier this week something quite fantastic happened. I got nominated for a Ping award. This is a huge deal for me, so I thought I would do a little bragging here on my “blog”. The concept “Ping Award” may not sound very familiar to you. Especially if you’re not Danish, but it’s a thing I assure you. A Danish-comic-award-thing in fact. It’s handed out each year to people in comics – Danish and international. I’m nominated in the category best Danish web-comic. Or Anyone for Rhubarb? is. I myself am not a comic on the web, but I am Danish. I suspect that helped a lot. Anyways, long story short; I’m proud as a peacock!
Sadly everything related to this is in Danish. It’s a pretty weird language. I totally get if you’re not into that, but I’m gonna leave you with a few links anyway.
- An interview I did for the online comic-magazine “Nummer 9″. http://nummer9.dk/artikler/hvem-vil-have-rabarber/
- A nice description of Anyone for Rhubarb? as a nominee http://pingprisen.dk/anyone-for-rhubarb/
- The award site itself http://pingprisen.dk/
Well, it’s no secret. The “holiday break” is dragging out a bit. I was hoping to make my comeback today, but alas the universe wanted it differently. Mostly Saturn and Jupiter. Not Uranus – that’s another bad joke.
For those of you wonderful creatures still hanging on though – Next Tuesday I promise – The magnificent return of the Rhubarb! – It’s gonna happen! (Better be magnificent *shaking fist at self*)
Until then I’m presenting you with this silly little thing that never made the original cut ages ago. Uranus.
Introducing a new segment on Anyone for Rhubarb. I call it Doodles!
My blog was feeling kind of overlooked and friendless (yes, I talk about my blog as if it was a person. She likes that.). Something clearly had to be done. As a man of action it barely took me half a year to come up with this fabulous idea and a few tiny months to actually act upon it. I’m pretty awesome like that.
The plan is to, every now and then, feature a handpicked selection from my vast amount of doodles for anyone interested to see. I must warn you though artistic quality has little to do with what’s gonna happen here. It’s merely doodles, baby!
So without further ado here’s the first bunch.
In other breathtaking news of great importance, I don’t know if you’ve noticed the little box on the right side of the screen, advertising a movement of some sort. Allegedly rhubarbian in origin. Yes, that’s right. Anyone for Rhubarb now has its very own Facebook page.
It’s kept pretty exclusive at the moment. Only people who click the “like-button”, either here, or on Facebook, are admitted membership. Even so, if you’re not a member already, I sincerely hope you’ll consider joining. It would give me great pleasure to welcome you to the group. Also, it might be a last chance to join, before it becomes all mainstream. Who knows, all of a sudden everyone’s a member, Anyone for Rhubarb has diversified the playing field and now sits on most of the worldwide gum-market and everybody’s like “why aren’t you chewing the lemony fresh Anyone for Rhubarb-gum, don’t you know it’s very classy, cause it’s made out of real chewing-gum from the forests?”. You can still become a “first mover” though and I don’t have to tell you how good that feels. Besides, and let me be totally honest here, the Rhubarb needs all the help it can get. It’s a pretty silly fruit/vegetable, of course it can’t go without a little support.
However you choose to play it, I’m glad you’ve taken the time to pop by, and I hope to see you return in the very near future. If you feel like visiting the aforementioned Facebook page, it’s right here:
You’re welcome to write a little something nice on the wall while you’re there, should you be so inclined.