See that ‘Share’ bug over there on the right hand side of the screen? That’s the latest angle on adding people to Team Hubris. If you use social media, roll over that ‘share’ and click on your preferred method of spreading the word about Hubris. You could even go to the first cartoon, share THAT, and get your buddies started on their own Hubris adventure. It’s much appreciated on my end, and hopefully a good read on their end. Thanks, guys! You, as ever, Rock!
Posts Tagged BMX
Video Card on my desktop system went out yesterday. So, today, you get a Hubris cartoon that was done entirely digital on my laptop with a bamboo tablet hooked to it, from the layout sheet all the way to final art… not even a paper sketch exists. Weird to me. Not so much to the younger set, I guess.
You can’t win, you know. Your instincts and your forebrain and real life aren’t on the same page. They’re not even reading from the same book, no matter what anyone tries to tell you.
Want to hear one of my favorite theories? This is a fun one. Share it, but remember to tell everyone you heard it here.
You know how boys tend to do stupid stuff “to impress girls”? And everyone stands around going “Why’s that idiot riding his bike with no hands, standing up on the handlebars?” and “Why’s that kid mouthing off to his buddies about his sports abilities and injuries?” and “Doesn’t he realize that girls aren’t impressed by that macho crap?”
Well, they’re right. It doesn’t make sense that guys do dumb things in front of girls to impress them.
That’s not what they’re doing.
They’re doing stuff to intimidate and drive off the other males, thus having more opportunity with the females for themselves. Pure biology, but we insist on seeing it the wrong way ’round.
We need a Jane Goodall primatologist for people. Someone to sit around the mall and say, “The loud male I call ‘Zippy’ in the red shirt is posturing in front of his friends and bullying elderly humans in hopes of mating with the blonde cheerleader I have named “Ditzy”. I will follow their progress closely.”
I thought I might use this space today to explain why I used this particular punchline.
Hopefully everyone (save for one or two people) saw it and thought, “Oh, cute, they think Bigfoot is a Wookie. What a fine pop-culture mash-up.”
Mike used to live here. He’s a tallish, hairyish sort of fellow his ownself and he draws comic books. Lots and lots of comic books. The good ones. The real ones. One of my favorite illustrations he’s done made me laugh out loud. I’m not even sure it was in a printed comic. It wasn’t when I saw the art, yet. Anyhow, the page showed Mike himself at a comic convention being forced to confront an obnoxious attendee or something like that. I only remember the funny bit- the funny bit was Mike rising up out of his chair to tower over this other guy while two little kids watched from off to one side.
One of the kids says, “Ten bucks on the Wookie.”
I have no idea if that was an original line, or a parody of a movie line or what. I don’t know if I recall the page correctly at all. I do recall being so impressed by the art and the line that I, like many other people reportedly have done, tried to buy the original page.
That was many years ago, and when I laid out this cartoon, I had a totally other gagline in mind. ‘Til I remembered Mike and his page.
So, tip o’ the hat, Mike… and for the rest of you… “Hey, look, the dumb guy in the audience mistook Bigfoot for a Wookie.”
The local skatepark just turned a year old. As if that wasn’t cool enough, it got a gift… or rather WE got a gift. There’s a 16′ steel wave that was added to the park just about a month ago. Here it is:
The surface is becoming art. The swirls and whorls from countless turns are beautiful, plus, the park enthusiasts are trying to slap stickers as high up the wave as possible as they ride. Normally, I’m not so fond of putting stickers on the nice new skatepark, but when they’re that far over your head, it’s sort of impressive to see ’em there. No Hubris stickers yet.
Once upon a time, I painted a mural for a really good bike shop locally. It’s sixty feet long, eight feet high, and eight feet off the floor. Also, it has Lance Armstrong on it, and one of his bikes hanging right in front of a full sized matching illustration of the same bike. It’s kinda cool. I included every kind of bike I could think of- BMX, road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, hybrids, cyclocross, even kids bikes including those chopper-looking things that went through a vogue a few years ago. And unicycles, of course. It was fun.