Rain

posted 12th May 2020, 1:50 PM

Rain
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12th May 2020, 1:50 PM

Marcel

I tried some new things here. I was going to be really clever and use a palette I made from a color photo of a black and white TV, but looked like crap. I did use it in the Virus Updates comic though. Anyway I said what the hell and did a full color comic instead. This was actually the first comic I wrote about the kids, but I didn't have the line in the last panel. For you young whippersnappers who don't get the reference, It comes from Burns and Allen. I loved that show. It was surreal how they kept breaking the fourth wall.

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12th May 2020, 3:08 PM

Paztoid

I miss my Lincoln Logs...and Erector Set. I'm somewhat disturbed by Billy's use of Raggedy Ann and the plane. :)

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12th May 2020, 6:52 PM

Marcel

I always loved the way Lincoln Logs smelled. Real lumber, not plastic. Billy's pretending that a giant Raggedy Ann monster is attacking his base. That plane is real. I had one. Die-cast metal with folding wings and retractable landing gear. It was awesome!

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12th May 2020, 3:48 PM

BlueDragon

Ha ha! It's always semantics XD

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My partner has that dogs playing poker picture XD It's a classic. ;)

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12th May 2020, 8:05 PM

Marcel

Semantics, yeah. I once heard a comic do a routine about how kids are like little lawyers. "But you SAID!"
I wracked my little brain trying to think of something to put on the wall of a kid's playroom in 1957. They didn't have posters back then. Then I remembered that I had this image on my HD from an issue of PC Gamer magazine from way back when they included a CD with demos and stuff and a MYST-like game to play. The images are beautiful .bmp files that I grabbed to use as wallpapers. That painting is hanging on the back wall of an elevator. I imported and painted over it. None of the original image is there. Doing that made me really appreciate just how fucking good that painting is! I don't even know the name of the painting or the artist or when it was done. I suppose I should look that up. :D

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13th May 2020, 9:34 AM

BlueDragon

Oh my gosh, are kids ever! And they rake over the meaning of everything. I remember being that little know-it-all turd (now I'm even worse, I think XD)

It's by Coolidge from 1894 :D (I looked it up because I was curious and I don't want to start working.)

I recall Grandma telling me that during the depression, because their apartment had so many drafts she had an aunt with no kids who would buy her magazines with stars or whatever in it, and they would use wall paper paste to put them up on the wall.

So they were like killing two birds with one stone: fixing up the wall (a bit) and letting Grandma have some cool pictures on the wall XD XD Isn't that funny? I wonder if that's when people started thinking of posters inside? It's pure conjecture, but I loved hearing stories from (and about) her.

But, that was like pre-40s, and it was kinda out of desperation XD

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13th May 2020, 12:31 AM

area5.1

It's "Dogs Playing Poker by C.M.Coolidge", and it's somehow a classic image.

There's something quite poignant here Marcel,.. kids playing with simple wholesome toys (was the plane a corsair?) and the real downer that was a rainy day.

I kinda missed the reference slightly, but I do recognise the "Say goodnight Gracie", so I do get-it.

Well done!

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13th May 2020, 9:40 AM

Marcel

Thanks! I'm going to look up C.M.Coolidge. The plane wasn't modeled after a specific aircraft. It looks sort of like a cross between a Hellcat and a P-47. You can get one for yourself on ebay. Coincidentally, we went from a dry period to a rainy one the day I posted it.

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13th May 2020, 9:40 AM

BlueDragon

Ha ha! I didn't refresh before responding. Sorry for repeating Area5.1

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13th May 2020, 7:14 PM

Marcel

I've gotta tell you how I obtained my plane. We walked into the toy store and saw them on display... on the deck of a gigantic cardboard aircraft carrier! I begged my Mom to buy the entire aircraft carrier, but I had to settle for a single plane. I mean, what little boy wouldn't walk out of there with one after seeing that? Maybe I should turn that into a comic...

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14th May 2020, 5:57 AM

area5.1

There's a lesson in life there.. ask for something bigger and compromise on what you actually wanted.

Sounds like a comic idea. You have kicked off quite a lively set of comments.

Like the plane, but not $100 much!!

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18th May 2020, 10:50 AM

BitterBadger

Reminds me how I used to quote my favorite Looney Tunes cartoons as a kid. Nowadays, there's so many Youtube channels (and Netflix) that I wouldn't know where exactly kids would be getting their influence from these days.

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19th May 2020, 1:10 PM

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