You guys have been waiting so long that you deserve NOTHING LESS than an EPIC FOUR PANEL COMIC:
I know I shoulda updated Duck With A Gun long before this. But LOOK AT this FOUR PANEL COMIC.
I mean, REALLY look at it.
In the second panel, THERE IS AN "L" REPLACED BY ONE OF MY DAMN DRAWINGS OF A BULLET.
I know you won't believe me when I say it, but the "L" replaced by a bullet WAS UNINTENTIONAL. I have NO IDEA how it got there
I had worked and reworked the panels of this cartoon until they finally looked right, and then, when they finally did... I noticed for the first time that I had somehow accidentally pasted a bullet over one of the "L"s.
Ah, whatevs. It LOOKS like I might have done it on purpose. That's good enough for me.
Folks, I'm trying to run Duck With A Gun on nothing more than Blogger, Windows Paint and an HP scanner that I picked up cheap at Costco.
I know y'all are mad at me for not updating this comic blog for so long, but, believe me, I'm doing the best I can.
There's going to be one of those "Tea Parties" in my town on Tax Day, and my friend Andy says I should attend it. But I don't think I want to, even though I totally got hosed on taxes this year. It's not that I don't care about huge bailouts for scoundrels while innocent people watch their savings vanish. It's just that I never believed in humanity's future, so what's the point in trying to make a difference?
But maybe I'll go anyway, because there is still one thing I do believe in:
The new season of Deadliest Catch starts today. It's pretty much the greatest show ever. In fact, it's the only show I ever want to watch. Sometimes I watch other shows just to get furious that those shows are not "Deadliest Catch." I don't want to watch "Lost," or "The Office," or "24," or "Heroes," or "30 Rock," or "American Idol." I want to watch "Deadliest Catch" and nothing else, and maybe it's time to take to the streets to spread the message.
And if you don't like "Deadliest Catch," I hate you forever.
Is this a mean cartoon? Now that I look at it, I think it might seem a little like I'm kicking General Pickett when he's down. But I like General Pickett, I really do.
Over the weekend, I watched the scenes of Pickett's Charge from the movie Gettysburg (someone posted the whole sequence, from Longstreet's planning it to the aftermath on YouTube), and I have to admit, I still get something in my eye when General Pickett is frantically asking what's happening to his boys. It's a pretty good movie. A little long, and not exactly fast-paced, but still, a pretty good movie.
I wish I could say the same for the sequel, "Gods and Generals." I wanted to like it, but, come on. If it isn't self-indulgence for a director to bring a Civil War movie to a screeching halt just to watch Jeff Daniels reciting the poetry of Richard Lovelace, then I don't know what self-indulgence is.
I was watching a thing about the Battle of Alesia on the History Channel, and I was seized with a burning desire to draw Vercingetorix the Gaul. He's got that huge mop of hair. Also, his name is fun to say.
I drew some hills in this one, so this cartoon actually has background!
Three paragraphs down on this page explains why I drew Vercingetorix not letting any girls into his "club.".
It was many years ago. My friend, Ben Hatke, and I used to draw cartoons about animals and Star Trek characters on little squares of paper that we would stick in the office "Grievances" box.
One day I drew a duck. Then I looked at the expression and thought he looked kinda guilty. So I drew a little smoking gun for him to hold. This is that drawing:
I don't know why, but I really liked my picture of a duck with a gun, and since then I have drawn many, many ducks with guns.
I don't have a Grievance Box in my office anymore, but I've been wanting to start a blog to post my cartoons. I was talking to Ben about it the other day while I was drawing another duck with a gun, and it occurred to me(or maybe Ben had the idea--it's a little fuzzy in my memory) that "Duck with a Gun" would be a good name for a cartoon blog.