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Saturday, 24 July 2010

HBIC Comics - Volume 3

My weekends are something similar to the image to left. I spend my day in the sun, I'm surrounded by a lot of sand and clay, and I normally have a sunburn to show for it. The last few weekends of softball have been hot and dry, and that's awesome for playing. It's not so good, however, when you're out all day in the sun. Thankfully, my SPF 75 sunscreen worked wonders today. I'll be back out there tomorrow, but things should be ok as long as I lather myself in more sunscreen. Needless to say, I could use a break from both the softball and the sun. Here are your HBIC Comics for July 24.

Benchies is a comic strip produced by Rick Pearson. Mick and Mike find themselves in all sorts of humorous situations, and hockey is just one of those situations where crazy things happen to the guys! You can find more of Mr. Pearson's Benchies every weekend on Uni Watch Blog where Mick and Mike get up to all sorts of hijinks!

Here is your Benchies for July 24, and it appears that Benchies is looking to join the NHL Competition Committee:

Small Market Sports is a comic strip produced by Bill Charbonneau where his cast of characters are always up to something. There's Carter (the baseball), Doug (the football), Dave (the sports radio), Nash (the basketball, and Wayne (the hockey puck). Named after the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, Wayne the puck is "a hot-tempered and slightly egotistical 'super-star' (in his own mind, anyway). As the ambassador to his sport, he is quick to defend the unrelenting jabs about the excessive violence that permeates his hockey. Even if he has to drop his gloves and knock some teeth in to do it." Mr. Charbonneau produces a new comic every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday about these characters, and you can find them on Small Market Sports!

Here is a Small Market Sports comic strip for July 24 where Wayne is worried about a lock-out, but Carter may give Gary Bettman new expansion ideas!

Bizarro is a fun comic strip produced by Dan Piraro. Dan takes the mundane, everyday occurrences and puts a new twist on them by looking at them from a different angle. Honestly, his work makes me laugh all the time because of its twisted humor, but that's why it's a such a great comic strip. Dan's Bizarro can be found on his blog, BizarroBlog, where he posts daily.

Today's Bizarro isn't a comic, but a great blog post by Mr. Piraro. It was written almost two years ago to the day, yet we're still talking about problems in Iraq. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I suppose.

One last bit of fun, a reader requesting anonymity decided to snag the image that I used a while back of a horse with a bit of a problem, and came up with the Manitoba Moose's response to the Jets arriving back in town this season. Pretty funny!

A big thank you goes out to Rick Pearson, Bill Charbonneau, and Dan Piraro for allowing me to put together a hockey-related comics page each and every Saturday. If you know someone who would like their work published, please have him or her contact me here. Whether you're an amateur or a professional artist, I'd be happy to feature your work on my site!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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