Thursday, 27 September 2012

Not quite a crazy cat person, but I'm working on it.

Come in. Take a seat.
Over there. By the peacock.
They're exotic, you know.

Now where was I?
Oh yes.

I have a cat. Her name is Rumbles.
My housemate picked her up from the hardware store where he works.

They don't sell kittens, they just had a stray one hiding under some boxes.

Rumbles is a precious little thing who speaks only to complain and sleeps where she damn well chooses.
Feel free to ride that segue straight into today's comic.

Sleeping locations are selected seemingly at random in Rumbles World.
Sometimes it's the couch. Sometimes it's a table. Sometimes it's a box.
There was two month period where she slept exclusively on or in bags.

This was actually quite impressive.
It could be a shopping bag or a back pack or a suitcase.
Anything really.
As long as an English speaking human would refer to it as a "bag", Rumbles would sleep on it.

But Rumbles isn't an English speaking human.
Rumbles is a cat.

How did she know?!

I had my royal scientists (I'm a very progressive King) work on it, and they concluded that cats are either psychic or magic.
To quote The Shining, I "corrected" them.*

For eyes only,
~King Longburns.

*With an axe. I corrected them with an axe.
Have you people not even seen The Shining?

Don't worry, they're fine.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Dark King Rises.

Bane, huh?
He was cool, eh?
With his whole face thing going on, and his scary mask-voice.
It's just as well that they re-dubbed his voice, because he went from sounding like a guy trying to talk through a rolled-up sock to a cross between Darth Vader and some kind of story-telling Santa Clause.
This is the main theme of the comic today.
The mask-voice, I mean.

The other theme is that I really wanted to draw Bane.
Also Batman.

Yes. That's right. We're doing Batman again this week.
This is the last one though, I swear.

I enjoyed Dark Knight Rises, and I thought they did a great job at creating a believable, live action version of Bane.
Let's face it, as much Bane is an intimidating and intelligent character in the comics (or so I'm lead to believe, I haven't actually read them) he does look like some kind of Luchador on magic super-steroids.
For this movie they performed the clever trick of making Bane instantly recognizable without actually looking like his comic counterpart.

The movie Batman and Robin made the mistake of making their version of Bane look just like the comic version, and then also giving him the mental capacity and skin pigmentation of a piece of broccoli.
They also made the mistake of the whole rest of the movie.

~King Longburns.