Sunday, January 30, 2011

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday January 30, 2011 (63)

Thanks for clicking your way here today. While you are here, please stay a while and enjoy the approximately 100 pages of comics that are posted here.
Then tell your friends about Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories.
May I suggest that you follow the link on the right to visit The "Snipe" Shop. As of this morning there is one design of the "Snipe" that is available on shirts, hats, coffee mugs, tote bags, and other stuff.  More designs to follow!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The "Snipe" (29) Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hello and welcome to the comics.  This is the second "Snipe" page I drew today. I didn't like the other one enough to post it.
Have you been reading about the new Spider-Man show on broadway? The one with all the accidents.  I find it kind of ironic that the guy who co-created Spider-Man lives in a building that is actually on Broadway.  I wonder what Steve Ditko must think when he sees enormous posters for this popular character that he designed and actualized on paper being featured in a musical show.  I hope he experiences a sense of accomplishment that outweighs the injustice that has been done to him. Steve deserves the credit where it is due him.

I am also thinking about my friend Okey and hope he is comfortable.
See ya soon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday January 23, 2011 (62)

I'm not too sure whose side Basil is loyal.  Basil is the kid in the Don't Tell Grandma comic.  He seems to try to get along with both Grandad and Grandma.  Grandad is a fun guy but Grandma seems to rule the household.

According to the statistics Google provides, this website gets many viewers from Thailand and South Korea. Hello.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The "Snipe" (28) Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello my friends and welcome to BLC&S. 
I just love an original comic strip. You can feel that the rough india ink is raised up on the surface of the smmoth bristol board.
Did you know that the "Snipe" was first created in 1973 when I was in Julia Newhouse's Commercial art class? If you do, please contact me because there should only be about 10 or less people who were there. Mike, Pauline, Vince, Calla, Dave, Sharon, Dick, and Julie plus a few.
Gotta go. See you soon.
Start saving up for a "Snipe" hat or shirt! They will be available soon.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday January 16, 2011 (61)

Hello and welcome to Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories. Hope you enjoy the comics and send the link to your friends.

There are many comics on this site  and I would imagine you could bookmark this site and come back again and read all of the Don't Tell Grandma and The "Snipe" comics that are filed away in the folders called 2010 and 2009.

Happy birthday to MLK and Dad.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The "Snipe" (27) Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thanks for visiting BLC&S. If you are here for the first time, wipe your feet.
Enjoy the comic and tell your friends and enemies about them.

Farewell to Al, you will be missed and much remembered.

Hope elsie and Eddie are comfy down in Florida.  I'll think of you guys and my friend Dave whenever I'm outside more than an hour shovelling snow.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday January 9, 2011 (60)

Thanks for visiting BLC&S today.  I would like to say a special "Hello" to all of you who have added yourself to the group of followers. The people in this group get a notice when they log on to the Blogger dashboard that there is a new posting on this comics website.
Of course you already know that you don't need a notice. You are always invited to visit, especuially on Sunday and Wednesday.
There are about 60 Don't Tell Grandma comics and around 30 of The "Snipe". Scroll down the page or use the links on the right hand side of the page under 2009 and 2010.
You can share this comic on Facebook or email it to your friends and enemies.
You may have noticed that I seldom set my comics in a snow scene. Snow is pretty in pictures but rather inconcenient at times in reality.  During the winter when I am constantly sweeping and shovelling the stuff, I just can't make myself draw snow. 
Have a nice day and I'll see ya Wednesday with a new "Snipe" comic.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The "Snipe" (26) Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hello friends and enemies. Thanks for visiting my comics website. Today's "Snipe" comic continues our "Snipe" spectrum color miniseries and at number 26 marks a half year.

Big Deal!

I am thinking about moving Don't Tell Grandma to a weekday. I seem to get more traffic on weekdays. If you have an opinion about this please let me know.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Don't Tell Grandma Sunday January 2, 2011 (59)

Frankly, my attitude toward 2011 is optimistic. Good riddance 2010.
Maybe by an example I can explain what I am aiming for in my Don't Tell Grandma comic. It is kind of illusive, but I'll know it when I get there.  It seemed to me that Chuck Jones got it right in the Roadrunner cartoon series. He set the tone, the "rules" and the concepts and got them right.  On the other hand, look at the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. Bob McKimson tried and tried to tweak that cartoon series, making changes in each new episode. Don't get me wrong, he had some great characters to work with but he never was successful in geting the series to have a great internal logic like the Roadrunner series did.
I happen to think that Don't Tell Grandma is gettting closer and closer to what I am looking for, but it ain't there yet.  But the "Snipe" was dialed in from day one.
See ya soon.