I’m watching Fringe and reading an abundance of superhero related comics at the moment. This may be an unhealthy cocktail.
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Vigilant long time readers may well notice that this looks like a follow up to the classic Rhubarb strip “Something, something, then pirate”. You’re right it is. Not really on popular demand though. Just regular demand. Mostly my own.
I’ve been watching quite a few westerns lately. Most recently The Wild Bunch and I can tell you this much, you wouldn’t have caught Pike Bishop copy pasting anything. He drank whisky like it was water.
I saw Joss Whedons “The Avengers” last week. Did I like it? Let me just say, I may end up marrying it. Yes, movie-to-man marriages are highly controversial in many ways, but love always finds a way. Keep in mind though, that nothing is decided as of yet. For one thing I want to keep my options open for Nolans forthcoming “The Dark Knight Rises“. Everybody knows you can only marry two or three movies in a lifetime. I’ve already exceeded this limit by at least 20 or 30. Safe to say that’s way too many and people are starting to talk.
Meanwhile fellow web-cartoonist – the exceedingly talented Mr. Brendan Boughen – suggested this might be a good time to cash in on the temporary electric buzz surrounding the Avengers by featuring them in a comic ( this was by the way only his exact words in opposite land). Of course I had no patience for such ideas at the time. Unfortunately I suffered a minor black-out and woke up a week later with this comic all done. What happened?
On a serious note, when the special edition Blu-ray of the comic comes out, you will hear the commentator track state that the original title was “Caught in a trap I can’t walk out Because I love you too much baby “. This is a downright lie!
When you’re done reading Anyone for Rhubarb? I highly recommend checking aforementioned Brendan Boughens work out on Cartoons by Jim. http://cartoonsbyjim.com/ It’s not very funny …in opposite land!
Another looong Rhubarb comic, perhaps the longest yet. If it’s any consolation to you while you’re struggling to finish it, it also took a looong time to create.
“If it’s very long, then it’s probably very boring”, you might say knowingly to yourself. At this point, you might also hear a knock at the door. It’s the postman and he’s carrying a package for you. Inside the package is a note with the number 721 scribbled on it. It might be the exact number you thought of in another unrelated situation a couple of days ago, when a guy asked you to think of a random number at a party. In this case, you realize you’ve been part of an awesome mind reading trick. You feel exhilarated with excitement. This is incredible. Even though there’s no music you can’t help dancing. Wilder and wilder, around and around. Finally exhausted you sit down shaking your head laughing. This just might be the best day of your entire life. Perhaps you should even go read that long, boring comic now.
“Splleebabx elull”. Due to what turned out to be an unreasonably busy day, this is all I found time to write to accompany the comic. It doesn’t mean anything. In most other cases I probably wouldn’t have used it.
Pirates are a safe bet, right? Pirates, cutlass’, bandanas and some awesome boat plundering and things automatically start to reek of smash hit. Pirates are for pop culture of the sea, what zombies are for the mainland. See also pop culture of the air: flaming seagulls of wrath, and pop culture of the forest: That guy Tom Cruise plays in Legend. You can’t go wrong with pirates. Still, you can’t say I didn’t make a darn good try.
This comic was made to satisfy the surprisingly large group of readers who feel that the topic of pee have been sorely overlooked here on the Rhubarb. Yes, I know the comic hasn’t exactly been overburdened with pee related content, but I swear it’s purely coincidental. I have nothing personal against pee per se, let’s just get that out of the way once and for all. I’m not particular fond of it either, but I’m not anti-pee. All in all, I feel I have a pretty normal relationship to pee. There isn’t talk of any deliberate disregarding or ban of pee, I just haven’t found myself looking to pee for ideas until today. Nevertheless, I hope this comic makes up for the lack of such material earlier on, and with that out the way, I hope we can all concentrate on the future.