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Friday, August 8, 2008

centennial (er, bicentennial): 200th idea celebrating 200 ideas

Hey! You! This is the 200th one!

No, I'm not dead yet. In fact, I've been able to reach my 2nd centennial. Hot damn! Just like for my first centennial, I bet you're expecting me to create something new and exciting.

You don't learn, do you?

But, just because I'm a lazy bum, that doesn't mean other people are. In fact, some people have actually made some fan art for Elderly Apple. In essence, they're doing my work for me, and it's great! Now I know how Jim Davis feels!

The first is by a good friend and even better graphic designer, Alex Martinez, in what he calls his "Tribute to Schnorr" (that's the name of the Elderly Apple Guy's offline persona, you see), creating a parallel dimension version of a few different ideas.

Captain Cakehead the Pirate (sans parrot)

world's most emaciated cat on a mission for Her Majesty's Service

a librarian's spirit emerging from an old grimoire

hypochondriac ghost in a protective bubble (I...think?)

barbecue brawl: tines vs. tongs

students graduating from skeletal school

grim reaper taking a bath

street lights greeting each other on their way to work

And, in the spirit of some gentle ribbing, here is a guest piece done by J Horsley the 3rd of y2cl comics.

Now, finally, bringing us back to our roots (with an added twist), here is an idea by Dumb Bum (yes, that's his name) of Minos the Minotaur.

Of course, by doing these, Elderly Apple's potential idea list has been shortened by two, subsequently shortening the life of the comic by two days. Damn.


Andrew Schnorr said...

Also, the Olympics are stealing my thunder. Dag, yo!

Anonymous said...

I like Alex's "re-mastering" of your efforts. It looks really good. Also good to see other comic strip creators coming around EA, for better or for worse.

Good job Andrew, EA has far exceeded my expectations.

-Comrade Chavez

Anonymous said...


that's all i got...again.