Sunday, April 25, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday April 25, 2010 (24) THE RULES

THE RULES
Comic strips seem to function as they do because of an implied set of rules that become established. Readers of the comics each form their own opinion of what these rules contains.  Perhaps I can better express this concept by giving some examples...
1. Charlie Brown will never kick the football.
2. Andy Capp will never get a job.
3. Ignatz Mouse will always find a way to bean Krazy Kat with a brick.
4. Gyro Gearloose will always be lucky.
I don't recall any of these rules being explained within these comic strips, but they became obvious to me by reading the comic strips over time.  If the humor in a comic strip is character-driven, the characters must be consistent, thus the rules become established.

I too, am learning these rules that make "Don't Tell Grandma" function. I'm not going to explain the rulea or list them, but if you scroll down through the pages posted on this site, you'll figure them out for yourself.  You'll "get it".

By the way, I have removed the Dagbo Dog comics from this website.  I have other plans for that comic book stuff.  I think that this website "Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories"  is better suited for short form works, like the Grandma comic strip.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday April 18, 2010 (23)

Thanks so much for visiting. I drew this one in Photoshop CS3 without using papaer or pen. I couldn' find my drawing stylus so I drew it with the mouse.
I sure hope you are having a good day. See ya soon.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday April 11, 2010 (22)

Thanks for visiting. Please brouse around and look at the other 21 Don't Tell Grandma pages posted on this site. See ya soon.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday April 4, 2010

Thanks for visiting today. Happy Easter. Happy anniversary Brian and Whitney. Happy anniversary Matt and Katie. Please caome back and visit again soon, leave comments, and tell your friends about Don't Tell Grandma.