Monday, March 8, 2010

Art at the Mill -Part 2 and COMICS

I thought I'd post this old ink and wash drawing because it is also making the trip to Art at the Mill. I loaned it to a friend some years ago and it has been hanging in his office for so long that it felt a little like an imposition to ask for it back. The girl in the picture is asleep, but she still seems to like to travel.





Also, to continue my intermittent Sunday Comics on Monday, here is a short one about Knock Knock jokes:



YOu see, as far as Julia is concerned a Knock Knock Joke consists entirely of shouting "knock knock!" again and again. I'm still trying to come up with a good place to put these journal comics. These guys seem to need a room of their own.

Finally, I added Larry MacDougal's blog to my list. I remember finding his fantasy art years ago and being awed and inspired. His water-coloring is always a feast for the eyes.

6 comments:

j'aime said...

i love that sketch, ben. i seem to remember it of yore. i used to tell that knock knock joke about the banana and orange, but i would always get it backwards: "banana you glad i didn't say orange?!" maybe you could teach it to julia.

Ben Hatke said...

Oh yeah. Zita is supposed to be doing the one that ends "LETTUCE in it's cold out here." but she get's it wrong. Angelica's favorite is just to say "Doctor" and then when you say "Doctor Who?" she start's laughing.

Because, you know, Doctor Who...

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud when I read the comic because our mealtimes seem like a long string of knock knock jokes lately--none of which make any sense. My son (he's 3) tells one that's supposed to go like this: Knock, knock. Who's there? Car go. Car go who? Car go honk honk! beep beep! But when Hank tells it, it goes like this: Knock knock. Who's there? Car! CAR! HONK HONK!!!!BEEEEEP!!! He also jumps down from his chair, and runs around the table. It was pretty funny the first ten times...

--Elizabeth Butina

Rob Fullmer said...

That cracks me up! My little girls just figured out Knock-knock jokes and it's much the same. My favorite part is where the young one grabs your face. I can see it.

At the same time, that ink and wash drawing is fantastic! I'm jealous of your friend who had it hanging in his office. Too bad I'm nowhere near that art show.

Thanks for sharing, though!

Ben Hatke said...

Ha! YEah, the moral of the story is that kids do knock knock jokes much better than grownups. My other favorite on is when you just shout knock knock! and then start laughing and screaming.

I'm glad you like the drawing Mr. Fullmer. I've been thinking of offering some small commissions very soon -smaller ink drawings for about $25 of the character of your choice...

I'm trying to raise money for new juggling and fire show equipment.

Elenatintil said...

Julia and Polly have obviously been exchanging knowledge on knock knock jokes. Polly does the exact same thing...

(come to think of it, the older kids do the Doctor Who thing as well...hmmm...)