Archive for the ‘Drop panel’ Category

Thursday is the new Sunday – Quality is job #2

September 15, 2011


Sorry I missed last Thursday’s Sunday but this week’s strip is pretty good so hopefully it’ll make up for it.

I wish I could’ve done this well with every Sunday. Even though it’s one of my trademarked wordy strips, the color really works. And it involves the return of The Lost Man…

Thursday is the new Sunday – Inside out

September 1, 2011


Take a look at the Sunday strip rerunning on today. Can you tell me what’s wrong with it? Here’s a hint: it has to do with an error with one of the conventions of cartooning.

Yep, in the fourth panel Mrs. Yannes is speaking, but the “pointer” is pointing to Bo. I had forgotten that this had happened until somebody commented on it.

And I’m not sure what I was thinking with the little-seen drop panel above. Something about a picture frame being a window frame? If anyone has a better idea, I’d be happy to hear it.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Sweet and sour

August 25, 2011


The Sunday strip rerunning on today was actually for Valentines Day. But we all need love all year ’round so, here ya go.

This strip also reminds me that I’ve built a number of gags around people in costumes that are commercially driven. This includes Bo actually dressing up in a monkey costume.

Dadding Badly – Water, water everywhere…

August 23, 2011


I am a wimp.

For proof see this week’s embarrassing Dadding Badly strip.

And, please, try to leave me a shred of dignity.

Thursday is the new Sunday – The air up there

August 18, 2011


The Sunday comics rerunning today on is yet another of the “Bo takes the air out of some blowhard” strips. Although this guy does a lot of the work himself.

Dadding Badly – Puzzling

August 16, 2011

As they say, give a man a fish and he’ll have a fish. Give a man an animal puzzle and he’ll have a heck of a time getting the fish piece in the right fish hole.

You can see the whole Dadding Badly comic strip right here.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Bag it

August 11, 2011


Well, it looks like the Sunday strip reruns on have settled into appearing on Thursday sagain. Seems like old times…

This strip is one of my favorite types to do – the back-n-forth, 194o’s comedy team shtick – but because it’s all about conversation, it tends to be pretty dull visually. (Most cartoonists do big, tour de force artwork on Sunday. Not me.) I also like when Bo really deflates someone with a big sense of self-importance – a guy who needs to start a conversation about himself and steer it in a certain way.

Friday is the new Sunday…I guess…for now…

July 5, 2011

I took a few days off for the holiday and when I returned to all things bloggy, I found that Bo Nanas Sunday strips are now rerunning on Fridays. Well, last Friday at least. We’ll see if it holds.

If you remember there was no Sunday the week before, possibly because a whole series of “Bo as mall elf” strips were rerunning (and still are.) This Sunday is holiday themed and strikes a bit too close to home. Our Christmas lights are still up. I’ve using the “we had a kid” excuse for a while, but it’s starting to look flimsy.

Saturday is the new Sunday – Inner child

June 18, 2011


Here’s the probably-never-seen drop panel for the Sunday strip rerunning today on Once again, I really like this one. That may sound conceited but, really, I rarely have a string of Sundays that I thought were strong.

Saturday is the new Sunday – Birds of a feather

June 11, 2011


Don’t know what to say about the Sunday strip rerunning today on I just really like it. Not crazy, laugh-out-loud – just nice. And here’s the probably-never-seen drop panel that accompanied it.