All the Bob cartoons I've put on the net. Absurdly complete.
ANNOTATIONS Cartoons with commentary.
BUY THEM NOW
Gads! Flooded with new shirts now!
Answers and questions for curious people.
And a concession to the 21st century, a small hit counter...
Old Updates, archived on August 29, 2002! July 30... Mid-week Update... Sorry to throw your timing off, folks, but I'm not gonna
be around for Friday, being in San Diego
as I hope to be. So here's the cartoon now...
July 26 - I'm gonna stop beating myself
up over late updates... I mean, by now you guys are pretty used to the update
happening sometime on Friday, right? I get all worked up over fans on the
East coast, going to work, not seeing an update until 1 or 2 o'clock...
but hey, that's just how it's gotta be sometimes, or even most times. So,
a cartoon, a little slip of a thing...
San Diego San Diego San Diego Yep, San Diego Comic-Con's
coming up real fast, like, next week, Wednesday to Sunday, and barring
bureaucratic interference, I sould be there, handing out stickers, laffing
it up, drawing stuff for people, madness madness. I've even got a table
of my own this year, in the Small Press Area, designated X2. I'ma gonna
be pretty lonely and scared, all by myself in freaky America, so if you're
going to be down for the show, do do do come by and say howdy and hear
me yap your ear off about how great Shaolin Soccer is. I'll be wearing
my Treaty X shirt...
I appear to have some allies on the inside at Monday
Magazine in Victoria, BC, so let's push push push to get that so-critical
second paper so I can actually claim to run in more than one place. To
that end, Victorians can e-mail Alisa
Gordaneer, the Editor, and with wit and charm make the case for Bob
in their local paper.
Books, books, books, buy buy
buy, and if you buy now, you'll get a fancy Bob the Angry Flower sticker!
Wildness! (and maybe I'll fix the links on the words "books" and "buy"!
There we go! Done!)
July 19 - Yep... I'm busy runnin' around, trying to get all ready for
Diego Comic-Con, so nothing too too fancy this week, just a cartoon.
Don't worry, I'll have some good cartoons soon...
quickie July 14 update... Ain't life magical sometimes? I do a big cartoon about
creationists, and I post it the same day Scientists
Build Virus from Scratch. Check out the synchronicity...
July 12 - Sweaty in the City... Here's a little thing some of you American readers perhaps
didn't know... during the summer months, even Canadian cities as northerly
as Edmonton can become quite hot! Like 35, 36 degrees, (Celsius, of course)!
Whew! Anyway, no big deal; I just thought I needed a couple of lines of
text on this update before presenting the cartoon, which I now do:
AND Conventions, conventions, conventions! Well, two conventions,
at least. First, there's the San Diego
Comic-Con , from July 31 to August 4, and the Small
Press Expo, on September 6-8. I hope to see some of you crazy cats
out there, and I'll have more infor as the days approach. Also, buy
July 5 - Time slips ever on... Yep, we're coasting down into the second half of 2002
now, fun for everybody. Nothing too fancy for the update this week, just
Anything else? Well, See Magazine hasn't updated their web site
yet, so if anybody cares, here's a couple of movie reviews I've done for
them, covering The Powerpuff Girls Movie and Men
in Black 2. Guess what I thought of each; you're surely right!
June 28 - I am a Bad Man What other explanation can there be for lying around
in bed until after noon --Mountain Standard Time, no less-- without having
updated the web site that so very many of you depend on? Well, let's fix
that right now, by leaping up and presenting the newest Bob cartoon,
Anything else, anything else?
Um, let's see, nope... nothing there... already told
you guys about Shaolin Soccer. Well, here's my review of
for anybody who cares, but why would you? Already told everybody about
upcoming appearances at the San Diego
Comic-Con and the Small Press Expo,
so that's done. Anything else? Nothing bouncing to mind. I'll update later
if there's anything I feel y'all need to know. Meanwhile, please buy
a few hours later....
I've got a backlog of about 90 e-mails in my inbox, some
dating back to before I left for Madison. As it's official angryflower.com
policy to respond in some way to all e-mails, I swear I'm gonna book a
day soon to clear that all out, though in homage to the Bush Administration
I won't provide a definite timetable. Leftover "Schrodinger's Fridge"-likers,
rest assured, I hear you.
And while I'm at it
I received a nifty galley proof of the book I illustrated
for supergenius Lore Sjoberg of fabulous BrunchingShuttlecocks,
generous hosters of this very web site. It's called The
Ratings, and everyone, everyone should buy it when it comes out this,
I think, October from Random House.
June 21 - The First Day of Summer Whoo! Summer's here! Get nuts, folks! Gonna be a quick
update this week, cuz I'm-a gettin' ready to head north for the weekend,
there to attend the North Country Fair, where I guess they play music and
I'm assured they do the crazy drugs. So, to work:
Cartoon Yep, there is one this week, a snappy little story for
kids I call
And I haven't been linking to my See Magazine movie
reviews lately, and I'll try to remember to do that, but I can't let this
update go by without screaming about one of the most satisfying, joyful,
exhilarating movie experiences I've had in years. I'm talking about Shaolin
Soccer (shut your mouth!), yes I am. Basically,
it's a Hong Kong film that came out last year, it just won a raft of HK
Academy Awards, and --like the finest HK movies-- it's a delirious blend
of action, comedy, drama and romance. It's kung-fu meets soccer, and it
delivers and delivers and delivers, getting better and better, until by
the end I was literally weeping tears of happiness. Seriously. Stunning,
incredible, wonderful movie, made me believe in film again. Get it on DVD
and then watch it.
June 14 - Late-ish update again Sorry folks, I was kinda busy last night. But no fear,
there's a new strip, on a topic I've dealt with before, and here it is:
Upcoming conventions I'm happy to announce that I've got tables booked for
the San Diego Comic-con
(August 1-4) and the Small Press Expo
in Bethesda, Maryland (September 6-8). Whew! Readers of this page may have
detected my anxiousness about whether or not I was going to get a table,
so I hope you can read my glee and happiness at getting my tables confirmed.
Exclaim magazine Exclaim, for those of you sad people who don't live in
Canada, is a monthly national music magazine -- in Canada! This month they
have a spiffy piece on Bob, and you can read it by clicking here.
The e-mail campaign to encourage papers to run my strip
seems to be having some small effect, so let's keep it up. In Vancouver,
you'd want to e-mail Beverly Sinclair at the Georgia Straight at
In Victoria, you'd want to hit Alisa Gordaneer at Monday Magazine
In Regina, you'd chat up Stephen Whitworth at the Prairie Dog email@example.com.
As before, feel free to be interesting and evocative in describing how
much you love BtAF.
June 7 - Back from AAN! Yep, I'm back from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
convention in sunny Madison, Wisconsin, home of cheese and The
Onion. How'd it go? Well, we'll see. I got a couple of leads, and that's
where you, my loyal readers, come in. But first, this week's cartoon, designed
to satisfy the quantum physics enthusiasts among you...
Where was I? Oh, right -- papers. So here's the thing. A couple of
papers, notably Vancouver's Georgia Straight, but less enthusiastically
Victoria's Monday Magazine and Regina's Prairie Dog, expressed
some interest in a new Canadian cartoon. What the--? I'M a new Canadian
cartoon! So what can you do? Well, if you live in Vancouver or Victoria
or Regina, a brief pithy e-mail from a few of you about how thrilled you'd
be to see Bob in your local paper could make all the difference. Feel free
to be interesting and evocative in talking about how great my cartoon is!
Didja happen to catch the nifty link to Bob on Fark.com
the other day, the other day being Saturday, June 1, while I was away?
If you're not reading Fark already, you should be, cuz it rules. And, incredibly,
apparently, they think I rule as well. I even got a little e-mail from
head Farkman Drew Curtis, thanking me for thanking them. If you don't know
maybe you're not too thrilled. If you do, then you're not thrilled enough.
Either way, awesome.
Earlier updates? They're here.
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