Saturday, 17 July 2010

HBIC Comics - Volume 2

Another day on the ball diamonds means another day with rain. Thankfully, I was only coaching today, so I didn't have to be out in the rain as an umpire. They were forced to evaluate the fields with the cycle of drizzle following by torrential downpours, but the good news is that the lightning finished the day off. I no longer have to be in the rain, but the result is an early morning tomorrow as we need to squeeze the games in for the Provincial Tournament. A berth in the Nationals is on the line, and that means we have to be on our game tomorrow morning! In order to get my head in a good place, here is another edition of HBIC Comics. As always, click on the strip to see it in larger form. Enjoy!

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 17, and check out the awesome jerseys worn by Mick and Mike:

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 17 where the hockey season always takes precedence:

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. Click here to read, and check out his thoughts on the "Pope of Canada". Great article!

While it's not a comic strip, I'd like to point out the work being done by Old Spice, ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, and ex-NFL player Isaiah Mustafa in their recent viral campaign where "the Old Spice Man" answers Twitter questions. He took a question from @NHLBlackhawks who asked, "What would you do on a day with the Stanley Cup". His manly answer is 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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