Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The "Snipe" Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (25)

Thanks for visiting. This "Snipe" comic is the last one for this year. I've gotta remember to start using the 2011 date after this.

We remember the ones we lost this year and also celebrate the ones we gained.

See ya soon.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday December 26, 2010 (58)

The last Don't Tell Grandma comic of 2010. This is true because one of our main characters won't be available until next year.
Hope all of you were able to enjoy the Christmas holiday. See ya soon.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The "Snipe" (24) Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hello and welcome to BLC&S. Hope you enjoy the experience. Can YOU tell Santa that you have been good?

A special thanks to Steve Knopp for being a very supportive friend.

Cousin Karen, I know you will read this so remember, I am thinking about you and hope you have a fun and meaningful holiday.

See ya Sunday (or whenever you visit the site again) for a new Don't Tell Grandma.

Did you know that Grandad designed the stunts for the Spider-man Show on Broadway?  It seems like he must have a hand in there somewhere.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday December 19, 2010 (57)

Hello.  You might have heard that "Don't Tell" got eliminated. That is something else besides "Don't Tell Grandma"

Happy birthday to sister Debbie.

I keep promising myself that one day I'll do like Aunt Elsie and Uncle Eddie and move away from snow.

Hope to see my friend Dave this week. And I hope to hear from all of you.

Quick question...Which comic do you favor: Don't Tell Grandma  or   The "Snipe" ?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The "Snipe" (23) Wednesday, Dcember 15, 2010

I'm back! Here is part two of our color mini series The "Snipe" Spectrum.
Happy birthday Donna.
See ya Sunday (I hope) with an all new, full color Don't Tell Grandma comic.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday December 12, 2010 (Rerun)

I was not able to do a new Don't Tell Grandma comic this weekend. This is a rerun of one that I believe to be the best one I ever did.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The "Snipe" (22) Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The "Snipe" shows up again as happens on Wednesdays. This week there is a one panel color feature beginning within the "Snipe" comic, The "Snipe Spectrum".
I suppose I'll limit this thing to the standard Crayola Brand Crayon Eight Pack. (If it keeps on being fun). This will explore several facets of the "Snipe" Don't get confused...there are not eight "Snipes"  Each color is an element of THE "Snipe"

OK so now I'm confused.  See Ya Sunday.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday December 5, 2010 (56)

Hello to you. As you can see, Grandad has done something dangerous and is again taking an ambulance ride. His grandson, Basil, somehow learns from his example.
Happy Birthday to Barbara.
I and the "Snipe" will be back Wednesday. Make sure you are back here as well.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The "Snipe" (21) Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanks for visiting, but please, for your own sake, don't get close to me. I confirmed that my temperature was 101.6 while I was making up this "Snipe" comic.
Coe back soon.  If you have an enemy or two that you don't mind passing germs along, please send them this comic.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday November 28, 2010 (55)

Hello and welcome to Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. It is not unusual that some of the stuff in Don't Tell Grandma is true.  I really ran my clothes dryer this way for a while.
Hope all of you are having a great day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The "Snipe" (20) Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to the Maguire boys, the Ferrari boys, Archer, Greg, Ken and Steve, the Foster girls, Sharon and Mike, The Moriarty boys and girls, the Shamblins, Barbara and Steve, Debbie and Mike, Donna and Rodney, The Chandlers, The Trudgens, the Fullers, the Cosh family, the Bonhams, the Alleys, the Rollins, and the Lillys.

At the rate this thing is going, I'll have you looking for a The "Snipe" Christmas Special.

See ya soon.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday November 21, 2010 (54)

Good day to you. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving this week.
Happy birthday to Nick!
Be sure and visit again on Wednesday for an all-new "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The "Snipe" (19) Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanks for visiting. Today the "Snipe" is in color...Big deal!

See ya soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday November 14, 2010 (53)

Thanks for visiting. Today's Don't Tell Grandma comic is week one of year two.
There is only one past but there are many many futures. This is what makes time travel so tricky. This is why Grandad always leaves a trail of bread crumbs. Or else, the crumbs are left behind because he is such a slob.

See ya Wednesday for an all-new The "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The "Snipe" (18) Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanks for visiting. Todays "Snipe" comic was drawn in marker. I like to mix things up as I go.
See ya soon.
By the way...DON'T look at these comics at your workplace. Wait until you are home on your very own computer and spend all the time you want looking at them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday November 7, 2010 (52)

This Don't Tell Grandma comic marks a milestone. Today's comic completes one year of posting a full color DTG on this site without missing a single Sunday. It proves to me that I can do this on a deadline.

Congratulations to cousin Eddie Allen who is now a grandfather.

Be sure to tell your friends and enemies about my comics site.  See ya Wednesday with a new "Snipe" comic. There are many DTG and "Snipe" comics on this site, so stay a while and enjoy them.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The "Snipe" (17) Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanks for visiting. This "Snipe" comic was drawn on the smooth side of Canson recycled Bristol Board, with Dick Blick India Ink, using an Esterbrook Radio 914 pen point. I also threw in a Sharpie pen and some work with a #2 Kolinsky Sa
ble Richeson Brush. Now that you know all of the secret tools to use, you can now draw just like me.

Happy Birthday to Steve Ditko. I don't think Steve does computers and I do not think he has ever seen the "Snipe".  He has, however, seen a handfull of Don't Tell Grandma pages. I hope Steve enjoys every day of his life.

Also Happy Birthday to Becky L., Rodney G., and Monica T.

The election is finally over. After watching endless TV commercials I must conclude that for any given office, both the candidates are no darn good.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday October 31, 2010 (51)

Thanks for visiting. I usually do this comic in a paniked marathon session on Saturday night and early Sunday morning. This Saturday night there will be six grandchildren here for a "Slumber" party. This comic was created in advance, ready to post on the correct day.
Next Sunday marks the completion of one year with a full color DTG comic posted every Sunday. I am now convinced that I can handle a deadline.
See ya Wednesday with a new "Snipe" comic.
How would you like to have The "Snipe" sent to you as a subscription 3 times each week?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The "Snipe" (16) Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hello to ya. I'm glad you are visiting today.  I have a grandson who will be convinced that I did this particular comic for him. (I also did it for everybody else, but let's let that be our little secret).
Since Halloween is coming, I thought a monster would be cool.
When I was growing up, I had a paper route that I delivered on Wednesdays. There were 360 customers on my route and I swear it rained every Wednesday from 1964 to 1969. No need to check with the National Weather Service because they would only lie to you about that. Since I do the "Snipe" comic for Wednesday publication and it is raining today, it made me remember the paper route. See you soon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday October 24, 2010 (50)

I don't know if this is how all people think in this situation, but I must confess this sometimes runs through my brain.

Thanks for visiting Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. This has been around about a year and there is lots of content on the sute.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The "Snipe" (15) Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Because I knew you, I have ben changed for good."

That is NOT a quote from the "Snipe".

Read lot's of comics on this site and tell your friends.

See ya soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday October 17, 2010 (49)

Thanks for visiting Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. Happy Birthday Alexandra! RIP Aunt Irene. Hello to my 11 cousins I saw on Wednesday in New Jersey. Richard, Kenny, Andy, Jeff, Karen, Cathy, Jimmy, Susie, Eddie Allen, Paul, and Mary. 

Hello to Uncle Jack, Aunt Ann, Uncle Eddie, Aunt Elsie, and Aunt Dot.

For those of you visiting for the first time, there are lots of comics on this site. If you ckick on an image, you get a larger version which is easier to read. There are comics if you scroll down and more on the month by month archives.  Please come back Wednesday for an all new "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The "Snipe" (14) Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I suppose if I keep messing with this subject there will be a new YouTube video of some guys with there faces covered slicing off a cartoonist's head.

See ya Sunday for a new DTG comic.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday October 10, 2010 (48)

Welcome to 10-10-10.  What a goofy date. I became a teen ager on 6-6-66. That was also the last day of school that year. Big Deal!
I had a pretty good visit with my long time friend Dave yesterday and was flattered to talk with someone who could actually tell me about the "Snipe" and Don't Tell Grandma".
I hope some of you are reading my comics for the first time today. There are 48 Don't Tell Grandma comics on this site and about a dozen of the"Snipe".  Just scroll down to see the recent stuff and open the month by month archive tabs on the right to see the older comics.
When I learn how to do it, I'll make this easier to navigate. I like easy to navigate comics sites like Penny Arcade and PVP.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The "Snipe" (13) Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One of my goals in life is to become the cartooniest cartoonist in America. Perhaps I have be successful in a panel here and there.
This is dedicated to my favorite cousin, all of them.
See ya Sunday with a new Don't Tell Grandma comic.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday October 3, 2010 (47)

Thanks for visiting Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories today. If you click on a comic you get a bigger more readable version. It's my job to make sure that is worth doing for you.
There are 47 Don't Tell Grandma comics on this site so far. Scroll down for some of them and look in the month by month folders to the right for more.
There are also a number of "Snipe" comics and some other stuff.
If you like this stuff, please tell your friends. You can actually share the link to these comics on Facebook and Twitter by scrolling down to the very bottom and clicking on the appropriate icon.
If you don't like the comics, the heck with ya. Please send the link to your enemies.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"The Snipe" Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (12)

There are consequences for not letting folks be themselves.
Thanks for visiting this comics website. Tell your friends if you like it and tell your enemies if you don't.
See ya soon.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday September 2, 2010 (46)

Thanks for visiting.  This one revisits a lot of my old characters. 
Good to hear from some of you. Please come back again Wednesday for the "Snipe" .
Comics is America's Greatest Artform.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The "Snipe" Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (11)

There is a lot of truth to this one. 

Remembering Mom's birthday today. Happy birthday to Jessica.  Howdy to each and every one of the old gang from Fenton Circle, even the ones who didn't actually live in Fenton Circle.  Thanks for visiting. Lots of other comics on this site. Please come again and tell your friends. By the way, Loretta, it is OK for the "Snipe" to use the "S Word" when he is referring to himself.  Arf Arf.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, September 19, 2010 (45)

"A friend is another self" -Aristotle

Thanks to the fellow who sent me that quote. I really like it and have given some thought to the truth it contains.
Hope all of you are well and hope to see you back here for another visit.  As you can see below there are lots of comics. They could be better organized, but every one of them is a stand-alone.  You don;t need to get too involved with this stuff, just enjoy one at a time.  See ya Wednesday for another new "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday September 15, 2010 (10)

For the record, this "Snipe" comic took me about three hours to create. I enjoyed doing it. Thanks, Dean, for telling your friends about this comics site.
With the daily newspapers going away, the internet will become the preferred comics delivery system. Thanks for supporting creator owned comics.
Good luck!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, September 12, 2010 (44)

I happen to be glad it is September 12th. It should always be September 12th. Nice to see you.
This comic is dedicated to Maelee, Nick, Hayden. Ryder, Addison, Harrison, Luke, and Caleb.
As you know, this comic carries ads that Google computes are related to the content. Let's test this...
Many mornings I like to eat Quaker Oats. They can be part of a balanced healthty diet. I also like Quaker cereals such as Cinnamon Life and Quaker Oat Squares.
My wife still very much likes her Ford Fusion with the SYNC system and Sirius Satellite Radio. And let us not forget the Art Supplies available from Dick Blick.

See ya Wednesday with a new black and white "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday September 9, 2010 (9)

Hello and good to see ya. Today - The "Snipe", next Sunday Don't Tell Grandma in full color. Hello to my good old Fenton Circle friends. Hello to my New Jersey family and my West Virginia family. If I were more organized, this comic would run on the day you are supposed to change the battery in your smoke alarm.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, September 5, 2010 (43)

Thanks for visiting. I always try to make the visit worth your time. Thanks to those of you who have listed yourselves as followers. Welcome to Chris and Jimmy, and Steve.
Labor day weekend was something our Dad used to take quite literally. He would trim trees and paint stuff and make us kids help do the work. Usually for most of the day.
Come back again Wednesday for another comic about the "Snipe". Tell your friends about this website. See ya soon.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday September 1, 2010 (8)

Back home. The "Snipe" is ready to scan as soon as the ink is dry. It is past my bed time and close enough to call it Wednesday.
This one is dedicated to Dot, Danny, Paul, and Mary.
Hello to Steve Ditko.
Please come again to visit this site. Updates on Wednesday and Sunday.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, August 29, 2010 (42)

Yet another introduction to on of my comics. The usual elements are included in my introductions.
1. Thanks for visiting.  2. There are lots of comics on this site. 3. The "Snipe" appears in a new comic each Wednesday.  4. An all-new full color Don't Tell Grandma comic is posted every Sunday.

I am kind of proud of this one. I think it is simple, cartoony, and colorful.

This one is posted from New York City on 45th street.  Back home and back to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday August 25, 2010 (7)

Thanks for visiting Bob Lilly Comics and Stories. That first sentence is one of the elements to include in an introduction. I am a little ahead of my drawing schedule and am saving these posts to the Google server in advance. This allows Becky and me to travel this week. So all that remains is to write introductions.
Today's comic will likely be posted from Sussex, New Jersey, my birthplace. If you click on a comic, a larger version will appear in another window (an introduction element).
There are about fifty separate comics pages on this website so navigate around and read them all.  See you again Sunday. I have put Basil and Grandad back in their box. I'm proud of how the next Don't Tell Grandma comic looks.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, August 22, 2010 (41)

Welcome to Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. Every Sunday we have a new Don't Tell Grandma comic in full color. Since Becky and I will be travelling this coming week and I won't have access to the high tech equipment I use to draw comics (bristol board, dip pens, 2 month old evaporated india ink, and Photoshop CS3) I have saved the next three comics to the server so I can post them from my Iphone.
About all that is left for me to do now is write introductions like Smilin Stan Lee to go along with these comics. There are usually three things I include in these text intros and if I can remember them, I will begin including them Wednesday when the next "Snipe" comic is posted.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday August 18, 2010 (6)

Hello again. On Wednesdays a new The "Snipe" comic appears on this website. I think elves must come into my shop on Tuesday nights and draw these things.  Be sure and come back again Sunday for an all new full color Don't Tell Grandma comic.
As a bonus, I have included a drawing of the man who was the greatest cartoonist who ever lived. He is the creator of the Thimble Theatre comic strip...E. C. Segar.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, August 15, 2010 (40)

Hello again or for the first time. Glad to see ya. This comic makes 40 Sundays in a row with an all new full color Don't Tell Grandma comic. I think all 40 are still available for you to view if you scroll and click around a bit on Bob Lilly Comics and Stories.
Come back again on Wednesday for a new The "Snipe" comic.  Becky and I will be travelling soon and hope to see Irene, Elsie, Eddie, Jack, Ann, Dot, and many, many cousins.  I had better draw comics ahead of time so I can post them from my phone.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday August 11, 2010 (5)

Thanks for visiting Bob Lilly's Comic and and Stories. Today's comic is The "Snipe" number 5.

Today's Story could be called "Bob Lilly Mouths off". In other words, an opinion piece.

I speak now in support of my childhood (and adult) heroes, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. To be blunt, if I ran the world the comics Spider-man, Dr. Strange, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Sgt. Fury, Iron Man, X-Men, Thor, Hulk, The Avengers, and others would have ended when these men chose to leave Marvel Comics. That is UNLESS Marvel comics made a contractural arrangement on equal non-coercive terms with each of these character creators. I kid you not. Spider-Man would have ended at issue 38 back in the mid-1960s when Steve Ditko stopped unless arrangements were made with Steve.
I often express this opinion and have heard comics fans counter with, "I don't agree because you wouldn't have had the John Romita Spider-Man". This misses my point entirely. It is not an artistic or enjoyment thing... to me it is a moral issue.  Without Steve Ditko, there would not have been Spider-Man. He actualized the character and many of the basic elements. He had "skin in the game". So why would he not own a piece of his creation? 
I absolutely believe the same way about Jack Kirby and his creations that he actualized. Feel free to disagree with me about this issue.  If I ran the planet Earth, creators would have inalienable rights. A corporation would not automatically own an intellectual property because they furnished the paper.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, August 8, 2010 (37)

This comic is numbered out of sequence. I discovered that a couple of weeks ago, I skipped over number 37, so this is it. Next week...number 40.
Come back again Wednesday to read the new "Snipe" comic. I have taken a staycation this week and have drawn a comic every day this week (so far...this is Friday as I write this text). My non-repro blue pencil is now less than 2" long. I have drawn two pages after this posted comic with old blue. Time to get another one from the box and put it to work.

If you are a new reader, there are lots of Don't Tell Grandma comics on this site. The frame to the right with months and numbers in parentheses open many of these pages for you. If you click on the image, your browser will open a larger, easier to read version of it.  And your comments and feedback are appreciated.
See ya soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The "Snipe" (4) Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's Wednesday...It's The "Snipe"! In glorious efficient Black and White. See ya Sunday with a new Don't Tell Grandma" comic.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, August 1, 2010 (39)

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you like these comics and come back again. This Wednesday a new "Snipe" comic. Every Sunday a new Don't Tell Grandma in color.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday July 28, 2010 (3)

Thanks for visiting. "The Snipe" is in black and white because this is posted on a weekday and I really don't have time to color two comics every week.  I'm not sure that color would fit into the world "The Snipe" occupies.
Happy Birthday to Chris. May you again enjoy July.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, July 25, 2010 (38)

Thanks for visiting. This is number 38 in 38. For that many weeks a new Don't Tell Grandma has been published on this website every Sunday.
I printed all of my Grandma pages this week. I have never seen this stuff printed in color on actual paper. I have only seen it on computer screens. Generally pleased with the results but in some cases the colors were way too saturated for print. It is OK to make mistakes as long as you learn.
This one is dedicated to Becky, who doesn't allow me to get on the roof anymore if nobody is home.
Hope you come back Wednesday for a new "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The "SNIPE" Wednesday July 21, 2010 (2)

Ok friends...Here's the drill.  So far my comic, "Don't Tell Grandma" has not exactly developed a large audience. That's alright at this point. There are only 37 published weekly pages and I'll do 100 pages first before I make any decisions about continuing it.
The "Snipe" comic is something I can do in Black and White. It is quick compared to coloring a page.  So the "Snipe" will probably show up here on Wednesdays.  I hope you like it.  New DTG on Sundays and a new "Snipe" on Wednesdays.  Congrats to Alex and Mike!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, July 18, 2010 (36)

The drawing was done the old fashioned way, then colored in Photoshop CS3. Hope you like it. Happy birthday to Ryder and Whitney.
My internet was down since Wednesday. The guy came to the house on Friday. Back in business. I have a "Snipe" comic already drawn and scanned. This will be published this coming Wednesday. Technology willing.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

DON'T TELL GRANDMA Sunday, July 11, 2010 (35)

Thanks for mouse clicking your friendly way to my comics web site Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. Good to see ya. Lots of stuff on the site so stay a while and look around.  I try for funny but sometimes settle for amusing.
Your feedback is always appreciated.
If you would tell your friends on your email list or your facebook friends about these comics that would be cool.
Come back again soon.