Thursday, July 19, 2007

Boston Wahful House


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goddamn funny, Carl.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A full boar. I expect nothing less from the grindiest man to ever live.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Clay said...

Ol' Grinderstad is my favorite character.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this sports and traveling band banter calls to mind the detail that The Flaming Lips will play the Aragon on Friday September 7th. If anyone is interested tickets go on sale at 11am this Saturday. Fake blood, crowds of animals, laser lights, descending UFOs, streamers, confetti...

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Que cosi, que cosi, gratzi, gratzi!

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Grindy get us back in the space ship and in hot pursuit of more pie????????????????

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:56 PM  
Anonymous mel said...

Looks like the pie hunt will have to wait until next year.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous thern said...

Excellent play in yesterday's two games (double-header). Do you think Scotty Pods can hold up for the remainder of the year? I don't think so.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does aj look different than last year

8:14 AM  
Blogger carl said...

I like that question. With most of the caricatures, I sketched them a few times while looking at pictures of the real guy. Then after I drew them once, I use my own drawings to base new drawings on. So all of the caricatures have morphed over time.

Beyond that, I switched from drawing with markers last year to drawing with ink and brush this year. So everything is a bit looser, and hopefully more interesting to look at. I don't like the AJ in the last panel of the latest strip, but as a rule, I don't re-draw anything. I think drawing imperfect inconsistent faces makes them look more lifelike. It becomes more like looking at a stack of photographs and saying, "This is a good one. My eye looks weird in this one. I don’t like my hair in this one. This would be a good one if Carl wasn't making a stupid face." In the end, your brain mashes up all of the images and you come up with a 3D image in your mind. In contrast, 3D Foxtrot characters don’t exist in my mind.

Look at me making up my own drawing theories. I guess that’s what untrained artists do.

I’m also internally trying to justify the fact that my Palehose strip has become more of a once or twice a week comic strip. I still sit and watch or listen to most games with my sketchbook in hand. I want the comic strip to truly reflect my baseball team, and we all no how interesting this season has become. I contemplated spending the second half of the season aimlessly following Captain Hand and the Legend of Aaron Rowand. But I decided that if I was going to do a comic strip about the White Sox, I should get back to following the White Sox. I’m trying to be the comic strip artist who reflects all things White Sox, and I’m feeling uninspired. It might be a fitting reflection.

That gloomy perspective aside, I have a funny punch line written for the Crede/ Fields situation to use in this Sunday’s Daily Southtown, which I will use, and it will make people laugh. So stay tuned! Happy happy! Joy joy!

How’s that for a long comment? I feel like a real blogger.

Stay rehabby, my friends.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay, Carl. Nobody expected the season to go this badly, and inspiration is rare watching this team.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need more pie!!!!

(pie=Palehose 7)

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the next Palehose coming out?

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Valerie said...

That's deep bro! Deep, but interesting. :)

8:31 PM  

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