The Musings of a Foolish Dreamer
                   New Incongruous Gears is up! It’s basically a nerdy love letter!

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        Page 143! On time, too! Hey, I regenerated again! I’ve still got the same daft old face though! So while this is obviously a Dr. Who reference, it doesn’t have to be. If you didn’t know that it was, the point still comes across. Indeed, whenever I feel like just a grizzled old man, all she needs to do is appear, and I’m back to my old self, which is ironically my younger self. I suppose this same idea could also have been made into a ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ reference.

                   New Incongruous Gears is up! It’s basically a nerdy love letter!

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        Page 143! On time, too! Hey, I regenerated again! I’ve still got the same daft old face though! So while this is obviously a Dr. Who reference, it doesn’t have to be. If you didn’t know that it was, the point still comes across. Indeed, whenever I feel like just a grizzled old man, all she needs to do is appear, and I’m back to my old self, which is ironically my younger self. I suppose this same idea could also have been made into a ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ reference.

                New Incongruous Gears!

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  Page 142! I missed the last update again, due to life events, so….Anyway, so this is pretty much what happened at the store recently. Sometimes when I make a joke, I get a blank stare! It could be because some of my jokes are just that bad, or perhaps I delivered it with off timing.
    Pencils?? You better believe it! I do miss the earlier days of penciling the comic a little. One reason why I stopped was to get more practice inking, but also it was cleaner. With penciled pages, I did have cleaning up to do, sometimes digitally, especially in the earlier days, and it could take a while. I don’t have as much time to do that right now, so inking helped with that. At the same time, I feel that something is just missing or lost from something I draw when it’s inked. There is a phrase for this phenomenon, which I can’t recall, but it does exist. I thought it would be a nice change and I did appreciate it. I probably won’t keep doing it regularly right now but we’ll see.

                New Incongruous Gears!

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  Page 142! I missed the last update again, due to life events, so….Anyway, so this is pretty much what happened at the store recently. Sometimes when I make a joke, I get a blank stare! It could be because some of my jokes are just that bad, or perhaps I delivered it with off timing.

    Pencils?? You better believe it! I do miss the earlier days of penciling the comic a little. One reason why I stopped was to get more practice inking, but also it was cleaner. With penciled pages, I did have cleaning up to do, sometimes digitally, especially in the earlier days, and it could take a while. I don’t have as much time to do that right now, so inking helped with that. At the same time, I feel that something is just missing or lost from something I draw when it’s inked. There is a phrase for this phenomenon, which I can’t recall, but it does exist. I thought it would be a nice change and I did appreciate it. I probably won’t keep doing it regularly right now but we’ll see.

                        Neeeeeeeeeeeewwwww comic! Check it out!
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          Page 141! Just a sort of filler image. We watched Pom Poko recently, the Studio Ghibli movie (but not directed by Miyazaki) about tanuki, Japanese raccoon dogs. I hadn’t watched it in a long time, but it was a first for her; she thought it was cute, so I made this. I didn’t want to draw in the exact style of the movie characters though.
           I also intentionally left out the, uh…anatomy parts of both tanuki (although only the male’s would you be able to see…). Yeah, I…didn’t feel like drawing those.
            Also, I realize the colors on this are a little off. I’m still trying to figure out how to adjust settings when I scan anything with color.

                        Neeeeeeeeeeeewwwww comic! Check it out!

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          Page 141! Just a sort of filler image. We watched Pom Poko recently, the Studio Ghibli movie (but not directed by Miyazaki) about tanuki, Japanese raccoon dogs. I hadn’t watched it in a long time, but it was a first for her; she thought it was cute, so I made this. I didn’t want to draw in the exact style of the movie characters though.

           I also intentionally left out the, uh…anatomy parts of both tanuki (although only the male’s would you be able to see…). Yeah, I…didn’t feel like drawing those.

            Also, I realize the colors on this are a little off. I’m still trying to figure out how to adjust settings when I scan anything with color.

              Hey-hey, it’s a new Incongruous Gears! By me! Who else?
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     Page 140! It’s a day late but I still made it. So yeah, we’re tired a lot of the time lately…That’s just the way life and schedules go…Naturally, I got the idea for this from the last comic about being sick; or I got them close to the same time, I think. Aw well, anyway, they still represent an aspect of our lives.

              Hey-hey, it’s a new Incongruous Gears! By me! Who else?

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     Page 140! It’s a day late but I still made it. So yeah, we’re tired a lot of the time lately…That’s just the way life and schedules go…Naturally, I got the idea for this from the last comic about being sick; or I got them close to the same time, I think. Aw well, anyway, they still represent an aspect of our lives.

                        New comic! Huzzah!
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         Page 139! We’re not still sick, but this was kind of what it was like; wearing blankets and hoods because we were cold…I thought about it and found it amusing.

                        New comic! Huzzah!

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         Page 139! We’re not still sick, but this was kind of what it was like; wearing blankets and hoods because we were cold…I thought about it and found it amusing.

                     New comic page is up! Yaay!
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        Page 138 is up! Ah yes, Spring is indeed coming! There’s nothing like…skunk to remind you of that. Yeah, so the skunks are already starting to come back out, evidently. Ugh….
        This one does feel a tiny bit cramped, I guess, especially in regards to room for the text. Hmmm… 

                     New comic page is up! Yaay!

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        Page 138 is up! Ah yes, Spring is indeed coming! There’s nothing like…skunk to remind you of that. Yeah, so the skunks are already starting to come back out, evidently. Ugh….

        This one does feel a tiny bit cramped, I guess, especially in regards to room for the text. Hmmm… 

                 Neeeeeeeew Cooooooooooommiiic! Check it out!
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     Page 137! Yaaay, on time! A simple idea, but also I think a symbolic one, if you’re a comic/movie/Batman fan. I think a lot of fans reacted to the news of Ben Affleck as Batman as…going bonkers. By that I mean that the news was so absurd that they went bonkers and it sure sounds like the Warner Brothers have gone bonkers. It sounds like they WANT the movie, which is actually supposedly mainly the next Superman movie, but Batman appearing as a supporting character, to fail. For a number of reasons, a lot of people just didn’t take this news seriously, and it was hard to take Warner Brothers seriously with this project. You can certainly think Affleck is a decent actor or whatever, but him as Batman is just an idea that’s hard to imagine, and again, take seriously. This is especially considering that he was in another superhero movie, Daredevil, which is generally considered to be a bad movie (although I’ve heard a number of fans say the director’s cut is actually better. I have no interest in watching it though).
     It also doesn’t help the movie’s integrity in that they’re calling it, so far anyway, Batman VS. Superman. This may not be the final title, and hopefully it isn’t, because…that’s a terrible title.This is also especially odd because again, this is supposedly the next Superman movie; why not call the movie, for now, Man of Steel 2 then? Because they want to throw Batman in your face and want you to know oh he’s in there.That’s the important bit, right? Batman VS. Superman though, it’s not a title you can take seriously, and it doesn’t sound like the Warners want you to take it seriously either. They tried this once before, too; years ago, they were planning a different movie called Batman VS. Superman, with none other than Wolfgang Petersen attached to direct. It didn’t go through, which is for the best, because Petersen had….weird and terrible ideas….like John Travolta as Superman. I am not kidding. [http://moviehole.net/201255361superhero-movies-that-fell-apart-batman-vs-superman]
    So…yeah. We’ll see what happens. I honestly will possibly not end up seeing this movie anyway. Warner Brothers and Disney (who owns Marvel) are going about their movies now in such wrong, terrible ways that I don’t have real hopes for either of them in making much worth seeing. But that’s another story.

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     Page 137! Yaaay, on time! A simple idea, but also I think a symbolic one, if you’re a comic/movie/Batman fan. I think a lot of fans reacted to the news of Ben Affleck as Batman as…going bonkers. By that I mean that the news was so absurd that they went bonkers and it sure sounds like the Warner Brothers have gone bonkers. It sounds like they WANT the movie, which is actually supposedly mainly the next Superman movie, but Batman appearing as a supporting character, to fail. For a number of reasons, a lot of people just didn’t take this news seriously, and it was hard to take Warner Brothers seriously with this project. You can certainly think Affleck is a decent actor or whatever, but him as Batman is just an idea that’s hard to imagine, and again, take seriously. This is especially considering that he was in another superhero movie, Daredevil, which is generally considered to be a bad movie (although I’ve heard a number of fans say the director’s cut is actually better. I have no interest in watching it though).

     It also doesn’t help the movie’s integrity in that they’re calling it, so far anyway, Batman VS. Superman. This may not be the final title, and hopefully it isn’t, because…that’s a terrible title.This is also especially odd because again, this is supposedly the next Superman movie; why not call the movie, for now, Man of Steel 2 then? Because they want to throw Batman in your face and want you to know oh he’s in there.That’s the important bit, right? Batman VS. Superman though, it’s not a title you can take seriously, and it doesn’t sound like the Warners want you to take it seriously either. They tried this once before, too; years ago, they were planning a different movie called Batman VS. Superman, with none other than Wolfgang Petersen attached to direct. It didn’t go through, which is for the best, because Petersen had….weird and terrible ideas….like John Travolta as Superman. I am not kidding. [http://moviehole.net/201255361superhero-movies-that-fell-apart-batman-vs-superman]

    So…yeah. We’ll see what happens. I honestly will possibly not end up seeing this movie anyway. Warner Brothers and Disney (who owns Marvel) are going about their movies now in such wrong, terrible ways that I don’t have real hopes for either of them in making much worth seeing. But that’s another story.

                    Hooray for updates! My comic, Incongruous Gears, has been!
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       Page 136, and on time, too! So this is Castleville that she’s playing here; I originally intended to mention that on the page somewhere, but then I guess I just forgot. There are people that would know anyway. Also incidentally, you evidently don’t really actually have an avatar or anything in the game, but I just also thought it helped set the scene I was trying to create for playing a game. Don’t…take it too literally!
    So yeah, this also stemmed from a real conversation, and is pretty much verbatim (even the final panel!). So…why would anyone…prostitute out their cows? Well, remember Funky Barn on the Wii U, which I also referenced in another comic? Yeah, there’s somethin’ goin’ on in that Funky Barn….
     So yeah, I..don’t know.

                    Hooray for updates! My comic, Incongruous Gears, has been!

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       Page 136, and on time, too! So this is Castleville that she’s playing here; I originally intended to mention that on the page somewhere, but then I guess I just forgot. There are people that would know anyway. Also incidentally, you evidently don’t really actually have an avatar or anything in the game, but I just also thought it helped set the scene I was trying to create for playing a game. Don’t…take it too literally!

    So yeah, this also stemmed from a real conversation, and is pretty much verbatim (even the final panel!). So…why would anyone…prostitute out their cows? Well, remember Funky Barn on the Wii U, which I also referenced in another comic? Yeah, there’s somethin’ goin’ on in that Funky Barn….

     So yeah, I..don’t know.

                    New, but late, comic page is up! By me! Check it out now!
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        Page 135! It’s a day late, but it’s up! I just got a little behind. So, as indicated in the past two comics, we both got sick recently, she worse off than I. The same thing happened at Christmas, actually. Anyway, although sick, one night in particular, she was really this determined to knit anyway. Her spirit was strong! So yeah, she went to work on it!

                    New, but late, comic page is up! By me! Check it out now!

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        Page 135! It’s a day late, but it’s up! I just got a little behind. So, as indicated in the past two comics, we both got sick recently, she worse off than I. The same thing happened at Christmas, actually. Anyway, although sick, one night in particular, she was really this determined to knit anyway. Her spirit was strong! So yeah, she went to work on it!

    Do you know what this is? 
     This is a poster for Stripped, a documentary about comic strips and cartooning, by Dave Kellet, of the web comics Sheldon and Drive, and Frederick Schroeder.
       This poster was illustrated by Bill Watterson.
        Yes. BILL WATTERSON, The one and only BILL WATTERSON. They actually got Watterson to illustrate the poster, and he agreed to participate in the documentary. That news….just blew my mind right over the moon. And in the trailer, you can HEAR his voice. I…don’t know if he appears on camera, as other cartoonists do, such as Jim Davis, Bill Amend, Cathy Guisewite Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (okay, Krahulik is the cartoonist in that duo, but both appear in the movie), but he does participate in the movie to some degree.
       Just…wow. That is quite a feat. It’s just unbelievable.
         Okay, in case you somehow don’t know, Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes. The comic ended in 1995, and ever since, Watterson has been almost completely reclusive. Once in a very rare while, he has agreed to surface for a brief interview, but those are few and far between. Attempts by others have been made to interview him in-depth about his life and work, such as Nevin Martell, told in his book Looking For Calvin and Hobbes, and another documentary was recently released, Dear Mr. Watterson, which was a fan look at the comic.
      However, again, Watterson generally just let himself drop off the Earth and into a completely private life. There’s been word and rumors that he does still work on art, but he doesn’t publicly release any of it. The first artwork he released since he ended Calvin and Hobbes was a piece he did for charity  for Parkinson’s disease research, in 2012, after Cul de sac creator Richard Thompson was diagnosed. Watterson expressed his love for Thompson’s comic, and painted one of the comic’s characters. 
    Getting Watterson to actually do this is an amazing feat, it can’t be understated. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say! The documentary is due to come out on iTunes on April 1, but from what I understand, there will be a video release later.
         http://www.newsarama.com/20460-stripped-documentary-creators-on-bill-watterson-love-for-the-medium.html

    

    Do you know what this is?

     This is a poster for Stripped, a documentary about comic strips and cartooning, by Dave Kellet, of the web comics Sheldon and Drive, and Frederick Schroeder.

       This poster was illustrated by Bill Watterson.

        Yes. BILL WATTERSON, The one and only BILL WATTERSON. They actually got Watterson to illustrate the poster, and he agreed to participate in the documentary. That news….just blew my mind right over the moon. And in the trailer, you can HEAR his voice. I…don’t know if he appears on camera, as other cartoonists do, such as Jim Davis, Bill Amend, Cathy Guisewite Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (okay, Krahulik is the cartoonist in that duo, but both appear in the movie), but he does participate in the movie to some degree.

       Just…wow. That is quite a feat. It’s just unbelievable.

         Okay, in case you somehow don’t know, Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes. The comic ended in 1995, and ever since, Watterson has been almost completely reclusive. Once in a very rare while, he has agreed to surface for a brief interview, but those are few and far between. Attempts by others have been made to interview him in-depth about his life and work, such as Nevin Martell, told in his book Looking For Calvin and Hobbes, and another documentary was recently released, Dear Mr. Watterson, which was a fan look at the comic.

      However, again, Watterson generally just let himself drop off the Earth and into a completely private life. There’s been word and rumors that he does still work on art, but he doesn’t publicly release any of it. The first artwork he released since he ended Calvin and Hobbes was a piece he did for charity  for Parkinson’s disease research, in 2012, after Cul de sac creator Richard Thompson was diagnosed. Watterson expressed his love for Thompson’s comic, and painted one of the comic’s characters.

    Getting Watterson to actually do this is an amazing feat, it can’t be understated. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say! The documentary is due to come out on iTunes on April 1, but from what I understand, there will be a video release later.

         http://www.newsarama.com/20460-stripped-documentary-creators-on-bill-watterson-love-for-the-medium.html