Tuesday, April 10, 2007

So easy a Caveman did it.

Today is a sad day, maybe. It all depends on how you felt about the syndicated comic strip B.C. with it's gentle yet stale comedy. It's creator John Heart is dead. Why does this inspire me to finally update my Blog after several months? Other than the feeling that I have to eventually, I felt this is as good of a time as any to let people know who still actually check my blog know my feelings in this matter and call them to action. Mr. Heart is dead but B.C. is not. His family still plans on using his archived artwork to continue with his comic strip.

I enjoyed B.C. the same way I enjoy a slice of toast with grape jelly. Sure it tastes good, and gives you a bit of sustenance, but over time one grows board of it. Now we have the same piece of toast but it has artificial grape flavored jelly substance on it. Give it up heart family. Charles Schultz didn't keep posthumously publishing Peanuts. Both B.C. and Peanuts were small pieces of my childhood reading. Peanuts is registered as a fond memory, if B.C. continues it will only live as an abomination of a family who doesn't respect the memory of their loved one enough to let go. I encourage anyone who has a local paper that publishes B.C. to write into them and suggest that they let a new comic into their pages. Have them give a chance to some one who may touch our hearts and funny bones like Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, and Garfield did.

Now on to the more personal. I have been struggling with the administration of my new school already. While I believe that I am on the correct course to getting in to collage it feels like I am having to jump through every hoop imaginable to register for classes. But as one of my advisers says "Close enough for Jazz." Everything aside I will be joining the students of UW White Water this next fall and I am happy to do so. the biggest problem so far has been meeting the requirements for admission into the Education department. The weirdest of which is the need to attend a lecture (also available on DVD apparently) before I can get into classes. I'm glad that you have to do some work to become a teacher but damn if it's not a lot of bureaucratic bullshit. The time is slowly ticking down towards my departure from NYC. I have to say that I will miss it. Not my crappy job or my asshole customers, but rather the people who have made me keep my faith in my fellow man, or woman as the case may be. To those of you out there reading this who are my friends from the midwest and otherwise. thank you so much for being friends. Friends and loved ones are what the worlds about. Money would be nice too but I can live without.

Peace and love

RIP John Heart... you were mildly humorous and safe but your time is now past.

List of current web comics fit for syndication:

I can only think of one

Suzie's view (http://hackneyed.net/comics/sv/)

the classic art style of Sunday paper cartoons with the heart of a little boy and his stuffed tiger.
If you agree send your love and support to the author and local papers.