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.
C

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.