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C4, Booth #718

In sentences I never thought I’d type:

Lar, Moss, Will and I are heading to Winnipeg this weekend for the very first time, to attend the Central Canada Comic Con, or C4 as google keeps telling me it’s called.

While I’m not sure how central Winnipeg actually is both to and in Canada, I find myself excited for this simple fact-

We get to spend Lar’s birthday with him.

And for that, well, I find myself excited about going to Winnipeg.

You can find the lot of us at Booth #718 for all three days, so be sure to stop by and tell us a tale.

We like tales.

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See you in the ‘peg, folks.

Quote of the Day

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
-Alexander Hamilton

 

Happy birthday to me!

Hey children! Unca Lar here. I know I know. I’ve been neglecting the whole posting thing but I still love you all. Well most of you. Don’t think I don’t see you shamefully touching yourself there Bob.

Anyhow as many of you know my birthday is coming up on Hallowe’en! What’s that? I hear you say “Lar’s birthday is Hallowe’en?! That explains a lot!” Yeah, Bob. Real original. Never heard that one before.

Regardless, I’m not here to ask for anything. I’m a cartoonist. On any given day I’m drawing monsters or boobs or both. I got it good. I need for nothing and want for little. So I’ve got gift for you. Yes, potentially even Bob.

Everyone who buys a Sailor Bacon plush by Hallowe’en will automatically be entered into a draw for some original artwork. I’ve created five 8.5×11 pop culture Richard ink drawings and one 11×14 Richard Mermaid painting. In addition to the raffle remember that $5 of every Sailor Bacon purchase goes to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to help researchers find cures and therapies for this terminal disease. Yes I will ship the art world wide – you don’t have to celebrate Hallowe’en to qualify. Yes if you buy more than one Sailor Bacon it counts as more than one entry in the raffle. Also shipping of the plush is FREE!

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Happy birthday everyone and happy Hallowe’en.

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And Back Again

Been an interesting couple of weeks, with a show in Saskatoon and a family trip to Vancouver to see my brother. But at long last, I find myself sitting comfortably in my office chair doing the work.

At least until I leave next week for New York Comic Con.

But in the meantime, I’ve been using the travel time to catch up on some shows and figured I should share my thoughts with you kind folks.

Daily Show with Trevor Noah

I was nervous going into the first episode, as you might call me a Jon Stewart superfan. But after sitting through his opening and interview, I think this Trevor kid is going to do just fine. I laughed, I enjoyed his showbox method delivery and he’s only going to get better with time.

Comparing him with Stewart isn’t fair, as 17 years is a long time to hone your skill. That said, if you compare Noah to first year Stewart, I think we’re in pretty good hands.

I’ll share my thoughts again, after a few weeks in.

The Bastard Executioner

I want to love this show, but 3 episodes in, and I’m not sure what to make of it yet. Sutter usually has a slow burn though, so I’m willing to give it a full season before I make a final call.

Z Nation

The most poorly written and plotted show on television, and fuck me, but I can’t stop watching it.

Fear the Walking Dead

5 episodes in, and it seems to be following its daddy’s formula, of a series of middling episodes concluding with a great, action packed one. We’ll see if this Sunday’s season finale delivers.

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Enjoy the day, folks, I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled blogging this week.

Quote of the Day

“I say we lock ourselves in our room and use that one swear word we know. It’s a good one!”
-Anger, from Inside Out (2015)