The Blockhams in "AMUSEMENT PARK"

The Blockhams in "AMUSEMENT PARK"

Submitted by Six Zero on June 26th, 2012 at 1:01 PM

AMUSEMENT PARK

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It never fails... you're out and about, spending a great afternoon with your favorite people, when suddenly you run into one of... them.  You take the high road, you let them have their chuckle at your expense, but it still stings.

Well, that was last year.  Enjoy your run-ins with 'them' this summer, although I somehow think they won't be so eager to seek you out.

Check back with us on Thursday for more adventures of the world's first illustrated maize and blue family!


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The Blockhams in "SUMMER JOB"

The Blockhams in "SUMMER JOB"

Submitted by Six Zero on June 19th, 2012 at 1:32 PM

SUMMER JOB

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Girls.  Summer break.  Raise your hand if you're jealous of young Desmond.

The story continues on Thursday... what sort of line do you think Desmond leads with???

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The Blockhams in "THERAPY, DAY ONE"

The Blockhams in "THERAPY, DAY ONE"

Submitted by Six Zero on June 12th, 2012 at 1:20 PM

THERAPY, DAY ONE

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For How bad is your fanaticism of Michigan sports?  Does it warrant professional psychiatric help like the devotion of Tom Blockham?  When I started writing this I tried to consider the type of questions that a shrink might pose to such a patient, and tried to be honest with my own answers as well.  I invite you to do the same as Mr. Blockham visits the couch for the next few episodes to analyze his devotion to Michigan.

Tom's reclamation continues on Thursday.  Don't miss it.

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The Blockhams in "ANGRY BOSS"

The Blockhams in "ANGRY BOSS"

Submitted by Six Zero on June 5th, 2012 at 1:27 PM

ANGRY BOSS

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For most of us, our fanatical and absolute devotion to Michigan sports have gotten us into some degree of hot water at the workplace. Few of us would be so indignant, of course, but that wouldn't necessarily make for good reading, would it?

On Thursday we'll keep up with Tom and his ongoing altercation with THE MAN, namely the eternally grumpy Mr. Boyle.

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The Blockhams in "TACKLING TECHNIQUE"

The Blockhams in "TACKLING TECHNIQUE"

Submitted by Six Zero on May 22nd, 2012 at 11:46 AM

 

TACKLING TECHNIQUE


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Ohio State vs. Michigan.  Thor vs. Loki.  Mark Dantonio vs. dentistry.

And now, I give you... Baby Bo and Fielding.

 

On Thursday we'll start with a new string of Charlie-related strips pairing our own Michigan fanaticism with good ol-fashioned childhood optimism and creativity.

I'd also like to announce that next week I'm embarking on a good ol' American family vacation...  As such, the regularly scheduled Tuesday and Thursday strips will tentatively run on the official site with an automated publish, but I'm not going to be putting together the Tuesday strip here on MGoBlog. So no Tuesday post next week.

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The Blockhams in "SUMMER BREAK"

The Blockhams in "SUMMER BREAK"

Submitted by Six Zero on May 15th, 2012 at 9:21 AM

SUMMER BREAK


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That time of year.  Keep reading in the next few weeks to see what
kind of job Glenn has lined up for his youngest son, and the
adventures that will follow as a result.

On Thursday we'll catch up with young Charlie, still struggling
with his recent Involuntary Spartafication.

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The Blockhams in "GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER", now UPDATED

The Blockhams in "GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER", now UPDATED

Submitted by Six Zero on May 8th, 2012 at 9:48 AM

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER


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Recently ProfitGoBlue playfully suggested that I was running out of ideas for strips. Actually, it's quite the opposite.  When an idea for a multi-strip story arc like this comes around, the hardest part has been weeding out the material into a handful of self-contained scripts.

In short, there's plenty of additional ideas that could have been fleshed out, for say, the 'LADIES MAN' arc... Glenn telling Tom about the Sparty dress-up, Bump in the bathroom doing his hair and putting on his Drakkar, Bump actually on the date, stuff like that.  That'd be fine for a daily strip, but for a twice weekly release like The Blockhams, that'd drag the story into several weeks, perhaps even a month.  So by the time it was all over, no one would care, even the ones like Seth who hate me for hating Bump.  That was a joke, btw.

All content aside, I'm curious to hear what you, the readers prefer-- self-contained, single stories or these multi-strip plots.  The singles are easier for me to create, and certainly keep me from neglecting other members of the cast... but creatively speaking, the arcs have their own rewards as well.

Take for example, today's strip... I think it's safe to say that no one saw this coming, not even myself.

On Thursday we'll conclude the LADIES MAN story arc with an... epilogue of sorts.


 

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OT- Help the Blockhams by Sharing your Favorite/Best/Worst Sparty Stereotypes

OT- Help the Blockhams by Sharing your Favorite/Best/Worst Sparty Stereotypes

Submitted by Six Zero on May 3rd, 2012 at 8:15 AM

For those of you following along with The Blockhams, there's been some recent discussion about how the Blockhams lil bro Bump has broken away from being a simple Sparty cliche.

BUT... later today readers will see the MSU ribbing taken down an unexpected path in today's Blockhams strip, one that will continue into and conclude in next week's strips.

I have my own favorites when it comes to stories about Sparty fans and the things only they are capable of... but I thought it might be fun and interesting to hear from the MGoCommunity:

What are you favorite Sparty cliches?  What stereotypes ring most true?  Or which ones are just too bizarre to be anything but true?

The best ideas might be utilized in next week's Blockhams comics... and certainly it might be a fun thread to read on a quiet Thursday. Thanks everyone, and GO BLUE!


UPDATE:

Today's post is now live... and now you can all possibly see where all this is going.  Stay tuned for next week's unforgettable edition of...


And also, thanks for the responses this morning.
I am inspired.

The Blockhams in "WOMANLY ADVICE"

The Blockhams in "WOMANLY ADVICE"

Submitted by Six Zero on May 1st, 2012 at 9:24 AM

WOMANLY ADVICE

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IT'S LADIES MAN WEEK!!

Chalmers Blockham.  Lonely Bump, the self-proclaimed "Green Sheep" of the family,
has done the unthinkable.  A living, breathing, self-aware girl has cast her eyes on him.

However, Bump will learn that achieving his Holy Grail--
a girl's phone number-- is only the beginning.

Drop by the official site tomorrow for an EXTRA WEDNESDAY strip as
Bump continues his quest for actual female attention-- and then check
in on Thursday to see how Lil Bro makes out!!


 

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The Blockhams in "LADIES MAN"

The Blockhams in "LADIES MAN"

Submitted by Six Zero on April 24th, 2012 at 9:58 AM

LADIES MAN

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Today's strip is dedicated to all of those who have voiced their frustration that
nothing good ever happens to Bump, or that I just like to torture the Sparty brother.

So now that ol' Chalmers has caught a break, what will happen next?  You'll have
to keep reading over the next few weeks to see what I've got in store for him.

OnThursday Tom and Charlie will gear up for the NFL Draft.


 

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