Thursday, August 12, 2010

D&D Jailbird Blues Part Nine: A Small Kindness



l tell you one thing, those police cars drive FAST.

I hope these little comics will continue to be entertaining after the solution to the mystery has been given. I don’t want to beat a dead horse by keeping the story going too long. Though this adventure was costly, nerve-wracking and inconvenient, it gave me a lot to think about. It’s still on my mind.

Links: Here is one of the best reflections of the relationship between art and family life that I’ve read in a long time, an article titled The Parent Trap: Art After Children, by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Highly recommended reading.

(Link discovered via Bill Powell and Colin Mason).

13 comments:

Tim said...

I hope you found out why he had the arrow and reveal it in an upcoming strip because that is going to bother me if I don't find out. :]

Thanks for the link to the Frank Cottrell Boyce article. Kinda makes me want to run out and have more kids!

Chuck Shunk said...

I'm still amused. By the way, I hope the Sheriff who arrested you knows about this comic: I bet he'd be amused, too.

Mark Rohlena said...

I too hope we get to find out about the arrow (even if you have to make something up)!

We had some checks stolen once (not the same thing, obviously), but the perps (ha!), like in your case, cashed them in convenience and grocery stores because IDs are rarely checked. We were in Texas getting gas when the ol' debit card was declined. No exciting arrest stories to go along with that . . and we got the money back pretty quick . . . I was ready to try and track the people down myself in a full on Law and Order Denver, Colorado moment, but then I got into a compelling episode of Seinfeld or something and lost interest.

Anonymous said...

Ben: You really ought to forward these comics to the Front Royal Police Dept. or print them out and send them to them. It would be a good thing for them to see themselves as others see them!
I still can't believe they didn't offer you an apology. Sheesh...it was the least they could do.
Love, Mama

PS I am thinking of writing them one of my famous letters. I would title it "Don't Mess With My Boy!"...that sounds kind of Southern rednecky, doesn't it?

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Keep it going Ben!!

Ben Hatke said...

Wow, the arrow! I didn't think it would be such a hit.

HE said he found it in a field. Then he told me he kept it in the car so that people would ask about it. I thought that was PRETTY FISHY!

But okay, I'll keep the story rolling to its natural end.

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely still interested to see the rest of the story. You've successfully turned your stressful experience into entertainment!

--Elizabeth Butina

Ben Hatke said...

More comics coming up, then!

Daniel Nichols said...

Definitely finish the tale; I want all the sordid details about your one man crime wave.

Ben Hatke said...

Hooray, thanks Daniel! I'm glad you guys are still interested and entertained! I have several more of these scribbled down as thumbnails.

Christina said...

I want to know more! Please keep up the comics! This is quite interesting. It must have been an experience to be arrested.

Anonymous said...

It's the Sheriff of Nottingham with Robin Hood's arrow.

Ben Hatke said...

:-)