Archive for the ‘Mrs. Yannes’ Category

May is the new February (I guess)

May 13, 2010

Yesterday was the end of the Mrs. Yannes/Valentines series rerunning on If you want to read it from the beginning, start here cuz I’m going to throw out a spoiler below.








The seed of the idea came of a Valentines-themed coupon we got in the mail from out car repair place. Then I had the idea of Mrs. Yannes recognizing her lost love in the cartoon of the muffler. Realizing that she actually resembles a spark plug came much later in the writing process. And, wow, I’m glad it did.

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Reader Wildcard24365 was nice enough to comment, “Touching, yet consistently surrealistic.”

Thursday is the new Sunday – Pop goes the…

May 13, 2010

The Sunday strip that’s rerunning on today doesn’t have the greatest end gag (does it really get across the craziness of Mrs. Yannes?) but I like the art and concept.

I think I was trying to represent the idea of a seismic rumble in the unseen-until-now drop panel. Once again, not sure if it works too well.

Apologies all around.

Happy Valentine’s Day

May 7, 2010

As you may know, when Bo Nanas reruns on it’s…well…a bit out of sequence calendar-wise. Today starts a Valentine series featuring the kookiness of Mrs. Yannes.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Fill ‘er up

February 18, 2010

The Sunday strip rerunning on today is an ever-so-timely post-thanksgiving one, using language from the old game show “Concentration.” (Now there’s a timely reference.)

In the unseen-until-now drop panel above Bo’s shadow goes looking for leftovers which, three months later, may have started to turn.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Brick…house!

December 17, 2009


The Sunday strip rerunning on today shows Mrs. Yannes in the full-bloom of bonkerness.

The drop panel above is a tribute to the amazing Krazy Kat.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Rain, rain, go away

November 12, 2009


The Sunday strip rerunning on today is an OK gag, one better suited to summer, but we’ve been having so much rain here that it ends up being appropriate.

The drop panel above shows why Bo will never go hungry.

Work, work, work

September 6, 2009

I really like this strip (and it’s one of my wife’s absolute favs), but the problem is that the reader might have to work to get the gag. The worry is that someone might give up before they get it. I’ve always liked comics that take a bit of effort; feels like a reward when it dawns on you. I have a 3-foot blow-up of this strip that was made for an exhibit that I use at conventions, but I get the feeling that it doesn’t “read” quickly enough and folks just think “Oh, a monkey” and walk on by.

Funny on top of funny

August 29, 2009

A couple of readers have added some pretty funny riffs about the strip running today featuring Mrs. Yannes’ cooking exploits. (Kudos to “cabrobst” and “bald 716”)

The end of Bo, revisited – #7

July 28, 2009

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The end of Bo, revisited – #6

July 27, 2009

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