visuals are key

One just fades into another.  Today’s will be replaced by tomorrow’s.  Nothing is real… even the stuff we think is real… it’s all temporary.  All. Temporary.

 

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There will be some changes

On August 1, 2018, Facebook will be changing its API.  Long story short, I will be unable to automatically post Bob content on my personal Facebook page.  Of course, I can still post content to the page manually.  Automatic updates to the Bob the Squirrel Facebook page and the Bobnuts Facebook group will not be affected. There just may be less content on my personal page.

There are a few things you can do:

  1. Make a point to come to bobthesquirrel.com every day for new content.
  2. If you are already a friend on my personal Facebook page, consider liking and getting updates from the Bob the Squirrel Facebook page or join the Bobnuts Facebook group.  The latter two will continue to be automatically updated.
  3. If you want the latest Bob the Squirrel strip delivered to your email every day, sign up with GoComics and add Bob. He’ll be waiting for you every morning.

I don’t like it, but it is what it is.  In the grand scheme of things this wouldn’t even register as a minor inconvenience. Hope you all stick around to enjoy the show!

A new tradition continues…

Last year, I decided to start a yearly tradition… to re-create Norman Rockwell’s “Triple Self-Portrait” using what has happened to me in the year to populate the panel. Here is the black and white version of this year’s installment. Lots of detail. A color version will appear as a Sunday panel in the beginning of August. #tripleselfportrait #normanrockwell #tradition

Here is the 2017 B&W version next to this year’s installment:

Categories: art strip studio thoughts

Squirrel Sweet 16

It’s that time of year again.

On February 10, 2018, Bob the Squirrel turns 16.

Old enough to drive, but not old enough to vote.

The staff at Bob the Squirrel don’t have any plans as of yet.

NO cakes, no parties, no shows…but it would be nice.

With all the chaos in the world a squirrel birthday party would be an interesting diversion.

A Squirrel Sweet 16 perhaps?

 

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Bob and Rachael Ray – a one-sided love story, part three

via Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray, celebrity chef, guru and overall dynamo,  has been the object of Bob’s desire for over a decade.  What blossomed in 2006 , was still blooming in 2007 and 2008, continued on.

2009

February 9, 2009

February 10, 2009

Bob continued his obsession at the end of the decade.  Things in my life were settling down.  We were all moved in to the new house, Lez, Lauren and I were becoming a real family.  And yet, I still felt the need to be a little passive-aggressive when it came to Bob and Rachael Ray.  And

It was around this time I actually had a shot of getting on the Rachael Ray show.  It got pretty far too… I was talking to one of her producers about being on their marriage proposal shows.  The premise would be that I was on the show talking about the comic strip… Lez would be in the audience.  She’d think she was there just to see that.  That’s when I would propose. (I managed to get a good proposal in later on)  On the show. In front of millions. I was nervous.  I was looking at rings.  This all came about and would come about in a matter of 10-12 days. I was in the running to be picked.

The producers then asked if I’d be willing to shave off my ‘stache and beard… essentially giving me a make-over. I (like an idiot) refused… and the phone never rang again. I take a few moments every February since to kick myself for being so foolish. I never told Bob.

Something is wrong…

December 29, 2009

Toward the end of 2009 I did a series of strips where Lez get Bob a Rachael Ray spatula for Christmas.  I thought it was a funny premise… watching Bob go nuts (sorry) over that particular item.  The strips were very funny.  Very funny.  I scanned & sent them off… and proceeded to work on the next story.  Another two weeks of strips finished. Boom… I’m on a roll.  It was only when the Rachael Ray strips were to begin running that I noticed a teeny tiny error.

I had managed to spell Rachael Ray’s name wrong.  In every. Single. Strip.

Going back and fixing it was possible, but not practical. I’d not only have to fix the spelling on the bad strips, I’d have to re-date the two weeks of panels I did AFTER these.  Three weeks of strips changed.  So, I let them run.  Enduring the emails about my error.  Know why?

Because I was going to a week of strips ABOUT the error.  Take that frown and turn it upside down.  Make fun of myself… because, why not?

Only problem was I had to crank them out in record time. Like two days.  This leads right into…

2010

January 4, 2010

January 5, 2010

The benefit was I was now further ahead than I’d ever been.  In the grand scheme of errors ever committed by humanity this doesn’t even rank.  I used it.  I really poured the Rachael on in early 2010.  This made the Valentine story somewhat bleh.

February 12, 2010

Next up… new decade, same heartbreak.

CRAZY AUGUST ART SALE!

I’ve decided to sweeten an already great original art deal.  I will include one pack of BOB THE SQUIRREL SUNFLOWER SEEDS!  (limit one pack per order) These aren’t seeds for eating (although you’d have to fight Bob on that) they’re seeds for PLANTING!  These seeds were harvested from sunflowers I grew in my backyard.  They’re the ones I saved from you know who (Bob).

It may be a bit too late to plant them this year but you’ll have a great piece of art and a head start on 2018!

Click on the image above or here to grab some art and get some seeds!