Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Drawing Conclusions: the REAL Part One

This is the real part one. The last installment was the prologue. Because when you start with a prologue you are hoity-toity. Comics!





Clip One: Banjo Man (FYI: this clip may be not safe for work. Adult language.)


Clip Two: Dance to Remember


So as you can see the REAL part one is a whopping four pages about a moment I’ll always remember. I’m starting to worry that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew with this project -there’s so much to tell! I think most entries will be one or two pages.

This is taking me back to my old days as a freelance reporter for the Lafayette Leader newspaper, when I would grab my not-so-trusty mini tape recorder and ride my bike to meetings about a new overpass or a zoo fundraiser. This was a lot more exciting.

Be sure to listen to today’s audio clips where you can get a taste of the banjo Man’s very excellent music and hear his controversial ideas about vandalism, which will have Mr. Andy O’Neill chortling “I told you so.” Andy chortles a lot.

See you in the comments.

17 comments:

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

I know this is a big undertaking for you, but I am really enjoying it! Thank you!

Margaret E. Perry said...

perfection.

NOD said...

Keep it up!

Elenatintil said...

I'm really enjoying this comic reporting as well! Please keep going with it! And I love love love that Anna randomly started dancing to the Banjoman. THAT ROCKS!

Jeanie W said...

This is great! Thanks for creating and sharing it.

I love the new blog banner too!

Jeanie W said...

This is great! Thanks for creating and sharing it.

I love the new blog banner too!

Ben Hatke said...

Yes, the old blog header was getting a little dusty.

Internet Peasant said...

I am SO chortling right now.

Ben Hatke said...

Yeah but chortling is like your hobby so it's not that big a deal. You chortle when you open a bag of doritos.

Mark Siegel said...

SO cool! Bravo, Ben! Brava Anna!

Aimee Fairman said...

Ditto on the banner! I love everything about this...anxiously anticipating the next installment!

Matt Phelan said...

Wonderful, Ben!

Fr Matthew Green said...

I love your style of reporting with comics!

sdn said...

This is a great journey -- we're honored to share it!

Mom said...

My two favorite parts: "You're asking a musician . . . "

and

"We will always remember that time."

"Yes we will . . . since we got it on tape."

Chortlingly,
Kate Adams

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