Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Omar comin'!": The Wire gets amazingly interpreted by artist Dennis Culver

Coming next fall to HBO Family: Omar, Butchie and the two lesbian stick-up artists whose names I can never remember in The Wire: The Animated Adventures.
For my forthcoming self-published compilation of my webcomic, I'm presently working on a section about The Wire, which will consist of "30 Reasons Why The Wire Is the Best Show Ever" and a piece of Wire-related artwork that was done by me.

I was Googling to see if there were any illustrators out there who ever interpreted The Wire in pencil and ink when I stumbled upon a fantastic Wire character gallery that True Tales of Roller Derby artist Dennis Culver recently posted on his Flickr. (*Exasperated sigh*) My drawings of the Wire characters will never look as dope as Culver's.

If The Hallmark Channel ever airs reruns of The Wire, I'll look forward to their redubbed version of Senator Clay Davis.
[Via ComicsAlliance]

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Just when I thought I saw all the clever signs from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's nearly one-week-old Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, more signs continue to be collected and posted online.

'I fought Nazis and they don't look like Obama.'
(Photo source: Rachel Donner)
That WWII vet's sign and this one I saw during Comedy Central's live telecast were neck-and-neck for my favorite sign:

'Make awkward sexual advances, not war.'
(Photo source: Funny or Die)
But then I discovered the following four. Those of us who have been suffering from post-election blues need some cheering up, so here are some other funny signs you might have missed.

One rally-goer channeled a movie I love (the guy who shouted that line used to regularly pester Colbert on The Daily Show!) and another rally-goer amusingly referenced a recently-debuted-on-Blu-ray '80s movie that's still enjoyable despite its really dumb race-related moments.

'I scare Juan Williams at airports.'
(Photo source: The Huffington Post via FoD)

'I don't know what we're yelling about!!'
(Photo source: Ryan Splitlog via FoD)

'Re-elect Mayor Goldie Wilson. Honesty, decency, integrity.'
(Photo source: Blastr)

'Socialist or something.'
(Photo source: Blastr)