Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hourly Comics Delivered

Here are my silly hourly comics, as promised. I’ve never watched that show, “24”, but when I heard the premise I maybe raised my eyebrows. After Hourly Comics Day I have a new appreciation for how much happens in just a single day. My eyebrows are now resting at normal level.

Still, the hardest thing about “journal” style comics is resisting the temptation to just make stuff up. I’m maybe not so good with that temptation. Anyway, click the pic to see little bits of my yesterday:



And thanks to my friend RAINA for reminding me about Hourly Comics Day! Her book, SMILE, is in stores now and available on Amazon. Raina’s really good at comics.

16 comments:

Margaret Perry said...

oh! I love them, Ben! Especially "someone is grumpy" and the look on anna's face as you bemoan your loss of adventures. Haha. Well done!

Ben Hatke said...

Ha! Thanks Maggie! Next year maybe I'll talk Anna into doing Hourly Comics too.

j'aime said...

that was pretty good, ben. i didn't cry at all, but i liked them.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I'm still giggling about this - you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

I watched the first season of "24", simply because Phillip loaned it to us. You're right, it's hard to believe how much can happen in a day and how long ago the morning can seem by nightfall. It shouldn't be a big deal for you, though...if your day starts at ten.

yo'papa

Ben Hatke said...

No! Ten o'clock is when I realized it was Hourly Comics Day! I was up long before that. With people jumping on me.

Jill said...

Does Anna really write letters with a quill pen?

Ben Hatke said...

Doesn't just about everyone write with a quill pen?

Congratulations to you, by the way...

J. Smith said...

Thanks for the comics! Can you get me a Robo-Butler? What do they typically run - $7.50 and two proofs of purchase? Or is he more of a Millennium Man $10 million robot? Again, great material.

Tim said...

During your Winter Crisis why didn't you just rub the oil lamp next to you and get the genie to give you more adventures?

Great comics. I loved all the little comments like "Libraries are supposed to be QUIET?" and "Modern clothes are so...dumpy."

Daniel Nichols said...

Magnifico, Ben. I ran off a copy for the wife and chillen to enjoy...(I only compute at the libarry).

Allison said...

"Good night sweet master"...I think I need a Robo-Butler too!
I can sympathize with the part where the librarian thought you were 19. I'm 20, but people tend to assume that I'm 15 by my appearance. However, if I look several years younger than I really am my whole life, I for one am not going to complain, even if it means librarians start telling me to write book reports.
Oh wait, I AM a librarian. Does that mean I have to start my outline now? :)

Ben Hatke said...

Woo, thanks guys! I didn't realize ol' Robo Butler would be so popular. Poor Robo Butler has a difficult life.

Tim: unfortunately that is a teapot next to me, and NOT a magic one (believe me I've tried). We really did have an oil lamp on our table for awhile but it is currently in need of repairs.

mike said...

hah! that was great, ben! i wish i had the time to participate again this year. maybe next!

regina doman said...

I LOVE THE HOURLY COMIC!

Okay, I'll have to do it next year.

And you still have adventures! Your life continues to be wonderfully Chestertonian.

But if you really feel you are getting bored, you can always declare war and stage a barbarian attack on our farm. SHIREFELD WILL DEFEAT YOU, of course, but you could always try.

It would make a good comic.

Ben Hatke said...

Do it Regina! You would do a great job!

You know what happened the last time I was involved in a war like that... Live Possums delivered to my door on Valentines day...