Thursday, June 16, 2011
The internet and websites are a mystery to this old cartoonist. A couple of weeks ago, the traffic to this site took off. It increased by tenfold. The audience was there all the time. Then suddenly, today, the traffic slowed way down to a trickle.
I wonder why it increased and decreased....
See Ya soon!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
You keep reading them and I'll keep drawing them.
I have toyed with the page layout and addes some pictures of my comic characters on the top of the page. With the great response I am getting to my comics site, I am encouraged to learn how to improve it.
See Ya soon.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The "Snipe" is about freedom. Don't mess with the "Snipe".
At great risk, I thought I would list some of my favorite living and active cartoonists. This list is not necessarily in order. Here goes... Sergio Aragones, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, Jeff Smith, Bobby London, Tom Richmond, Jim Borgman, Garry Trudeau, Seth, Joe Kubert, Stan Sakai, Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Mort Walker, Eiichiro Oda, Jim Steranko, Dave Sim, Patrick McDonnel, Steven Pastis, Charles Barsotti, Mike Mignola, and Al Jaffee. If you happen to see one of these cartoonists, tell them I said hello.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Today is the "Snipe"'s day off. Grandma has rules that try to keep Grandad from blowing up the house. She has to be pretty carefull about she says things because Grandad has a very concrete mentality. That fact is based on me.
Please bookmark this site and come back often. Please visit all the sites I have linked on the right. They are all great.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
I have had difficulty adding comments to my site and to others today. My comments seem to loop back to my Google log in. I have visited several sites. I tried to answer lesdyxius who has a prety good comics site called Hungry Comix. There is a link to follow from this site.
I also greatly appreciate the Grantbridge Street comics site. Pay them a visit.
I really like Shane Glines Cartoon Retro. I wish Shane would post a link to my site. Still, go visit him. Great Site.
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Welcome to Bob Lilly's Comics and Stories.
Which cartoonists do you think I learned from as I developed this drawing style. Who am I imitating. Whose drawing or rendering licks have I stolen along the way. Please leave your opinion on this in the comments section and I'll respond to it.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
I think it would have been cool if he puffed on a cigarette while he duked it out with Wolfman.
You can't help but think of stuff like that if you are a cartoonist.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Lot's of people have visited my comics website today so I did a new Don't Tell Grandma comic with the energy you gave me.
BTW, if you look close you can tell Grandad is listening to Lady GAGA.
Here is dancing rear end Typography...
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I remember that in many of the newspaper comics that I read the story would pause for a day and Little Orphan Annie or Dick Tracy would wish the readers a Merry Christmas or whatever was appropriate. Now that I do comics I have come to realize that people are not going to access a comic during a holiday weekend.
That inspired my current bout of laziness.
DTG IN "DAILY" STRIP FORMAT
For a little while I will continue my Don't Tell Grandma experiment with a series of daily comic strip format posts. I wish to develop this aspect of the Grandma comic.
Happy Birthday to Jimmy Lemon, Addison Tharp, Katie Lagrange and Matt Lagrange.
THE NEW X-MEN MOVIE - MY VIEW
I really didn't expect to like the new X-Men - First Class but I generally like to see these superhero movies in the theater on a big screen. Despite my prejudice against Marvel Comics movies, I really thought that this story hit on all cylinders.
I have developed a dislike of superheroes in costume in movies. How the heck can someone act well and convince an audience of the emotional aspect of a scene with their face covered in a mask? OK in comic books...stupid in movies! This is why Batman or Spider-man generally get their mask torn in the last big scene so you can see the actor's face. The TV show Smallville showed us that the acrobat costumes are not needed either.
This X-Men movie didn't burdon itself with masks and costumes. It does tell a well motivated story with a sequence that causes the X-Men team to form. You don't need to be a comic book nerd to understand this one. Story comes first and subbordinates the special effects.
I must confess that I have always felt like an outsider and can really identify with the way the mutants are treated as outsiders in this movie.
I expect to like the Captain America movie. There was never a more action popping from the page comic book than Captain America as drawn by Jack Kirby. Period! I also like the way Cap's costume looks. I can actually imagine the army issuing the version of the uniform as seen in the previews. Looks good. I'll wait and see.
The movie preview that ran chills down my spine was Green Lantern. This looks to be the biggie for the summer. Either take someone or allow yourself to be taken to this one for father's day.