Tuesday, August 31, 2010

D&D Jailbird Blues Part Twelve: No Phone Home



There’s a bit of poetic license here. My giving the raspberry falls more into the category of “things I should have done” rather than “events as they actually transpired.” My actual reaction to the news that I would not be giving Anna a reassuring phone call was to say something like “Oh, okay” in a glum sort of voice.

Moving right along: ...The Small Press Expo in Bethesda! As I mentioned in my last post, I will be there. Today’s news is that I will be there ...WITH COMICS! I have a small stack of collected journal comics (and other art) that I’ve titled “Tales From the Bohemian Highway.” These little books will be signed and available for sale or trade! So let me know if you’ll be there too because I won’t be at a table, just wandering around like a hobo or a comics-drawing vagabond. Here are some pictures of my little book:





Several more pictures and a bookshelf after the jump!












And finally here are a couple bits of household ingenuity. First a Bookshelf made by me, out of old fruit crates and barn wood planks...



...and second a kind of hybrid vehicle that I discovered outside yesterday -made either by elves or my own crafty children. Hard to say.

9 comments:

Ryan said...

Sorry, Ben. Neo from "The Matrix" lied to you. The You-Get-One-And-Only-One-Phone-Call rule is a Hollywood movie trope. It only exists so police dramas can have the obligatory "I know my rights! I want my phone call!" scene, which, from a legal standpoint is gibberish, but it makes for good cinema.

Ben Hatke said...

Well, I suppose it wouldn't be the first time a character from The Matrix lied to me...

Chris Chan said...

It's a good thing that you didn't actually blow the raspberry at the intercom. You'd have left a DNA sample behind you.

mike said...

shame on me for not visiting your blog enough!!! so much great stuff. your jailbird story is so fun! well, prob more fun to read than how it went down. but still! loving it! would totally buy/trade for one of your SPX comics too.

and so exited for zita. the new webcomics are great. i'll do what i can to spread the word. :D

Ben Hatke said...

Hey Mike! Thanks for spreading the word about ZSG! Every mention helps a new little book like this. It seems like a long time ago that I saw you in Florence when I was so worried about the story.

Anyway, after SPX there will be more comics here for sale/trade.

Christina said...

I love the comic with the old man in the car. Too funny. I wish we had rude and quirky old men where I live. Makes me want to live in the country.


You DON'T get one phone call? That's no fair! Shame on the media for propagandizing something so tantalizing for jailed folk!

Vijay said...

I always read comics through online and i read this story which is quite different than others. Very interesting.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I'm a new reader (found your jail comics and loved them) and I would really like a copy of your Bohemian Highway book. Is it for sale somewhere? Thanks!

Ben Hatke said...

Hi Emily! the easy way to get a copy is to follow this link to order the book from lulu:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/ben-hatke/hatke-family-adventures/paperback/product-13629157.html

But I have some copies here at home so if you email me at ben@hatke.com I can send you a signed copy with a little original drawing in front.

--Ben