Most of the time, readers turn to newspaper comics for a laugh. The trick here is how to entertain and commemorate in a funny medium without trivializing one of the defining events of modern history. Brendan Burford is the comics?
If you were a cartoon character, canaries would erupt from your cracked skull and fly around in circles every time you hit your head. When you swore, your curse words would censor themselves as a long, seemingly random series of nonverbal iconography. And every time you said anything, it would result in words actually burbling up to hang in a cloud above you.
Last year, when I moved into my first house and found myself burdened with a longer commute, I resolved to make changes to my morning routine. For one thing, I decided to get up earlier. That meant placing my alarm clock in another room, so I would have to get out of bed in order to shut it off. The first few weeks, I was so tired that I either shuffled right back to bed or crashed on the couch.
Cory Thomas remains best known for his comic Watch Your Head. First launched as a comic strip inThomas relaunched it in as a webcomic, tweaking the story and characters, though it has remained the story of a diverse cast of characters attending Douglass University, a historically black university. He continues to update the comic occasionally, though a lot of his attention has been focused on other projects like the James Patterson book Public School Superhero.
But Thomas doesn't see much of that. I ask how long it takes him to draw strips and he laughs. It takes me about a day.
Watch Your Head is a webcomic and former daily syndicated comic strip written and illustrated by Cory Thomasfocusing on the lives of six students at a fictional historically black university. WPWG moved up the launch date of the strip from the date originally planned so as to make it available as a potential replacement for The Boondockswhich went on permanent hiatus in March Watch Your Head ended as a newspaper strip June 1,