Monthly Archives: July 2014

Here Comes Your Sun

oh140731RJ braids logic into long strands of tasty Twizzlers that he snacks on to keep his blood sugar up between bouts of arguing with Verne.

It’s an adaptive survival technique.

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The Impossibilities Are Endless

oh140730Actually, in reality, it would take eight minutes for the dim signal to get to the sun and eight more minutes for the dimming to be felt on Earth.

Fortunately, Over the Hedge doesn’t exist in reality.

 

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The One With a Dimmer Switch For the Sun

oh140729For the six people out there wondering why we used a dot screen for the last two panels and didn’t just shade the sky a darker shade of blue…  We’re not strange modern day pointillists, but slaves to the daily newspaper where comics are still black and white (and dot gray). New fangled color is for the intertubes.  Everyone else gets 2-bit color.

I don’t make the rules. I just stare at them until they get bored and go watch Adventure Time.

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Global Climate Tickling

oh140728Over at the gocomics.com comments they’re having another temperature tempest over today’s cartoon. Facts aren’t very much in evidence.  They never are when they blow their nose in the face of the truth.

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The One Almost Entirely in the Dark

oh140727I write these black out panel cartoons to give T a break from drawing. No other reason. It’s just because I’m a nice guy. Who cares.

Also, I once made T draw a whole stadium full of people. In detail. With hats. Hats are hard to draw. Especially cowboy hats.

But now we’re even.

Sort of.

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Spray It Forward

oh140726Always.

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Extinction Event

oh140725Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Wrote the history major.

 

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Praise for Odd Squad: King Karl from School Library Journal

From the August issue of SLJ:

Gr 3-7–Much like Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books (Abrams), comic strip creator Fry’s latest series entry brings readers a middle school student low on the totem pole, with harebrained schemes that play out through a mix of text and imagery. Lead character and narrator, Nick, also has an astronaut who often appears in his reflective comments, acting like a blend of a conscience and a parent, reminding Nick that his ideas usually look better on paper than in practice. In this installment, Nick and his best friend, Molly, both members of the school’s “Safety Squad” (part hall monitors, part crossing guards), begin to worry about him, but not because Karl owns a talking bird who wears a top hat and spends much of his time talking to sea monkeys. Instead, they worry that a “secret” group, known as MELZ (after their school’s namesake Emily Dickinson) is recruiting him and not them. Nick also worries about state testing; caring for his grandmother after she “breaks her butt” dancing with her boyfriend, the school janitor; and his maybe crush on Molly. The story is a humorous blend of outrageous and believable. The content is young and the text simple, making this most likely a better fit for upper elementary students than for middle school.–Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School, CA

Check out the first four chapters of Odd Squad: King Karl by clicking on the link to the right.

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Humans Are Cute

oh140724 Aerosol cheese? Why? Is slicing, shredding and melting too hard? Why spray cheese?  Why not spray mayo or ketchup or mustard or oatmeal?

So many questions, so few answers.

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Toasty Nuts

oh140723Attention kids at home: Do not dry your underwear in the microwave! Bad idea! Do NOT do it! Please!

Over the Hedge: Responsible, Liability free cartoons since 1995.

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