|Archive Cast Forum RSS Podcast Poll Results FAQ Search News Facebook Fan Art More Stuff Random|
1 [caption]: Robert the Infuriated Inflorescence
1 Bob: We're incomprehensily in medias res!
1 Lovebot: <Nooo!!>
2 Bob: At last, Lovebot is dead!
2 Stumpy: Bob, why do you hate Lovebot so much?
3 Bob: He represents everything I'm philosophically opposed to!
3 Freddy: Unconditional love and compassion?
4 Bob: No! Continuity extending beyond a single strip!
First (1) | Previous (1101) | Next (1103) || Latest Rerun (486) |
Latest New (3280)|
First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
Miscellaneous theme: First | Previous | Next | Latest || First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
This strip's permanent URL: http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1102.html
Annotations off: turn on
Annotations on: turn off
Stephen Notley's Bob the Angry Flower was the first comic I recall reading on the new Inter-web-thingy back, oh, maybe a decade ago. The art has matured, but the wacky and often downright bizarre situational comedy is as vibrant and confronting as ever. Bob is a flower, and he's... well... angry. His complete disregard for anyone but himself drives many of the strips, and often it gets him into insane situations that we seem to enter in the middle of a conflict without knowing any of the back-story that leads up to it.
Since there is no continuity, we are confronted with the mind-whirling task of figuring out what the heck is going on in the opening panel. But that's part of what makes the strip so compelling. The situations are downright hilarious by themselves before you add the dialogue and action resulting from them, and Notley uses this in medias res to get right to the heart of the story that he tells in a single page, with staggering economy of words.
Oh, and yes, I drew this. You can tell I didn't trace it by the terrible expressions on Bob's face in panels 1 and 3, although I think I did a reasonable job of copying Notley's art in panels 2 and 4. The big happy eyes are easy to do. For panels 1 and 3 I tried to do different facial expressions and, well, you see the result.
LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies,
which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site.|
This material is presented in accordance with the LEGO® Fair Play Guidelines.