Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'Twas The Night Before Christmas... New Verse

We now join a recitation of the classic poem, "The Night Before Christmas", already in progress…

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Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From Banana Candy!

Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a great year and I for one have a lot to be thankful for, and I hope you do too.

Here is a video for the Thanksgiving Song, which my brothers and I recorded in 2005. I had been listening to the radio and the DJ was talking about how there are no Thanksgiving songs, at least none as ubiquitous as the Christmas songs we hear for the last three months of every year, and challenged listeners to send in their own compositions. I went home and wrote and recorded this with my brothers that night, sent it in, and they never played the damn thing. They ended up giving a prize to a guy who recorded the Adam Sandler "Turkey Song" with his own dopey lyrics. This one, meanwhile, has become an annual favorite in my family. That's me on the first verse, my brother Steve on the second, and Joe on the third. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Golden Age Strongman's Halloween Costume Drama - Part 2

If you missed it, read Part 1 here!
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Golden Age Strongman stretches his mastery of disguise to its absolute limits, but as usual, he comes out on top.

I love the sheer delight he takes in pulling the wool over Carol Crane's eyes. And he never misses an opportunity to openly mock her about it!

This reminds me of another scene from unrelated comic book character, DC's "Superman":

This image was once again taken from this amazing site!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Golden Age Strongman's Halloween Costume Drama - Part 1

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Lucky for Golden Age Strongman, he's an absolute master of disguise! Why it is so important to him that he arrive at the party in costume, I don't know.

The story continues... click here for Part 2!

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Graveyard Smash - Part 2

If you missed part 1, read it here!
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I forgot to mention that my brother Steve helped me out with the dialog on last week's episode - thanks Steve!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Graveyard Smash

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It makes you think... would a Monster Mash be all that much fun, really?

Yes, that is a glass of blood Dracula is holding, and yes, he is stirring it with a severed finger.

The story continues... read part 2 here!

For your Halloween delight, or if you are somehow unfamiliar with the original Monster Mash song, here is a version I recorded several years ago with a young talent named J-Monster Jones. He adds just the right touch of ghoulish charm to the track.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Who You Gonna Call

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I'm sorry to say this is based on a real experience... and it only got worse from here.

Owning a house has its merits, but sometimes I look back wistfully on the days when I lived in an apartment, and could just call someone to come handle any unpleasant tasks that may arise.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Golden Age Strongman's Shark-Infested Shenanigans

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From the journals of Strongman:

The "Tornad-Ark", one of my favorite and most frequently used forms of punishment, is among the most satisfying instruments of justice in my repertoire. When I travel to the oceanside I find myself hoping to come across some manner of rogue, as it would afford me an opportunity to teach him a lesson. The message couldn't be more clear: if the hungry jaws of the man-eating shark don't do you in first, the gale-force winds of the tornado will most certainly tear you limb from limb! It is truly a sight to behold!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bigfoot's Big Break

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Sasquatch, Ol' Bigfoot himself, has officially learned what it means to be a celebrity in today's world. You should see what was hacked from his cell phone!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hat Trick

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I know it should go without saying, but never try and catch mysterious confetti of unknown origin on your tongue.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day! Golden Age Strongman in "From Heel To Paternity"

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Poor Billy McWeepums - he just picked the wrong guy to idolize. To paraphrase Betty Draper on a recent Mad Men, he doesn't realize that the worst way to get close to Strongman is to love him!

This strip was actually inspired by my favorite comic book cover of all time, featuring a completely unrelated hero, "Superman":

Taken from this amazing site!

Happy Father's Day to all Dads out there!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Golden Age Strongman Goes To The Movies!

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So there's a new Superman movie opening this week. The occasion reminded me of the release of Strongman's first movie, "Man of Strength". As you can see, he was none too pleased with the results. The production went ahead without his involvement (rumor has it he was unwilling to negotiate his licensing fee of $All). And, really, who wants to see a cheap and obvious knockoff with a slightly different name?

Check back on Sunday for an king-size, full-color Strongman Father's Day special edition!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Charlton In Charge

That Charlton had the best grimace in showbiz!

It took me many years to realize I actually like the original Planet Of The Apes. The trial scene actually goes something like this. They were trying to make a serious point about racism or something but it's pretty hilarious!

Finally, I can't let a post like this go without linking to this:

UPDATE: I just wanted to acknowledge my brother Steve, who inspired the basic premise for this one during an Apes viewing. He's a funny guy, that Steve!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Gentleman Always Waits

I once saw a guy travel 6 city blocks like this before finally making contact with the ground!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Animal Fashion Faux-"PAWS!"

Houndy B. has a reputation as one of the most ruthless killers of the animal kingdom. Definitely near the top of the food chain when it comes to animal apparel choices.

Seriously, what was that snake thinking?!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Golden Age Strongman's Midnight Encounter

Someone had to break the silence. How are these two supposed to fight crime together with these issues lingering in the air?

Read Golden Age Strongman and Batso's previous encounter here.

This strip is dedicated to Orson Scott Card.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Long Descent

Poor guy. There was really no way out of this one.

Sometimes it's just not your day!

National Zipper Day!

For those of you who feel compelled to learn more about National Zipper Day: here, go nuts.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Golden Age Strongman's Amazing Powers of Forced Amnesia!

You may remember that Superman is able to perform this same trick in the Richard Donner movies to make Lois Lane forget his secret identity. Coincidentally, Golden Age Strongman can do it too!

It was only a matter of time before fellow superhero Batso figured out who Strongman really is, if his reputation as the world's greatest bat-themed detective is to be believed.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's Day Special: Golden Age Strongman Pulls a Prank

He looks so human, it is easy to forget that Golden Age Superman is actually an alien being from another world. It's important to note that he doesn't mean any harm... it's just that while his physical form may be highly evolved, his sense of humor is not!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Questionable Decisions: Drive-Thru

I should note that I have nothing against Taco Bell. In fact, I kind of love it. But there's a time and place for everything!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Is Here!

What better way to celebrate the coming of Spring than with a strip highlighting the inevitability of death!

Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Special: The Teenagers In "Erin Go BLAUGH!"

I can't be 100% sure if this really happened.

Don't feel too bad for the little imp, though. If there's one thing the movies have taught us, it's that the Leprechauns are never gone for long...

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Peek Inside the Mind of Golden Age Strongman

Why does Golden Age Superman - oops, I mean Strongman - do what he does? It turns out, the urges that drive him are not all that complicated after all.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Don't You Just Hate When That Happens?

You're walking along, minding your own business, enjoying the fresh air and a lovely ice cream cone... and BAM... face first into the business end of an innocent puppy. It doesn't seem to pleasant for him either, incidentally. The point is... you never know when your day is going to go south. But if you're going to eat ice cream while strolling through the park, it couldn't hurt to keep your eyes open.

If I had a nickel...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Typical Encounter With Golden Age Strongman At Work

Travis Trent, the secret identity of Golden Age Strongman, knows he must keep up the illusion that he is less than the ideal specimen of manliness. In fact, when he gets the opportunity to bask in the irony of star reporter Carol Crane's contempt for him, he absolutely relishes it. If only he were more aware of how his half-hearted masquerade affects others around him! If only he cared!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What Would Golden Age Superman Do?

This strip introduces Strongman, the mighty 1930s-1940s superhero from the "Golden Age of Comics". Musclemen had different values in the 30's!

Captain America Saves America

This isn't the best comic I've ever done ("thrown together" might be a good way of putting it), but I just thought I'd post something to get things rolling.
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