The Blockhams in "BRAND NEW CHARLIE"

Submitted by Six Zero on February 28th, 2012 at 10:03 AM


When we last left our story, Charlie Blockham awoke to the sounds of
his mother telling him to get ready for school.  She also pointed out his hair,
which has grown to monumental proportions in the two months since the
strip has began. What's a full-headed boy to do?

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I'm very proud to announce that we're doing something very different and
special this week over at the and @TheBlockhams on Twitter,
affectionately and not-so-eloquently titled...

That's right-- The Blockhams Goes Temporarily Daily!!

For one week only we'll be honoring the hair and style of Ryan Van Bergen and others with AN ENTIRE WEEK OF BLOCKHAMS STRIPS!!  The young Blockham has embraced his new identity and the changes that have arrived with it... but what will happen when the new and imrpoved Charlie takes the act to East Pneumonia Elementary???

Join Michigan's only illustrated family as they explore the follicular exploits of Team 132 and beyond!  Visit every day to follow the story and celebrate the phenomenon known throughout Schembechler Hall as #Flow. 

THE BLOCKHAMS™ runs every Tuesday here at MGoBlog, and at least every
Thursday on its official home page.  Also, don't forget to check out our newest
feature, Friday Roughs, a spontaneous low-end comic based on trending
Michigan events, available on Twitter and Facebook every Friday.

Follow THE BLOCKHAMS™ on Twitter at @theblockhams.

And do not forget to LIKE THE BLOCKHAMS™ on Facebook at  Hurry up, because new exclusive
Blockhams content is coming to Facebook and ONLY Facebook-- Visit now!

Finally, follow the one and only Ryan Van Bergen on Twitter at @VanBergen53.



February 28th, 2012 at 1:08 PM ^

And do not forget to LIKE THE BLOCKHAMS™ on Facebook at Hurry up, because new exclusive Blockhams content is coming to Facebook and ONLY Facebook-- Visit now!

But the Facebook stuff won't be archived at, right? If I were you, I'd follow the example of successful webcomics instead of going for branding presences on every platform.


February 28th, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

I wish I was still in college so I could grow out my Flow.  I always wanted to do it but my college girl liked short hair and now I'd just look unprofessional. 


Also why doesn't Mr. Blockham smack his boy for calling his mother by her first name.  Growing up in my family that was a big no-no.


February 29th, 2012 at 10:40 PM ^

is there some kind of software that caters to making comics? Maybe some kind of advanced storyboard creator? What do you use to create yours? Software? PC or Mac?

Really good stuff.

Six Zero

March 1st, 2012 at 8:18 AM ^

there is software out there for creating comics... but I'd be terribly worried that they all come out looking the same homogenized way.

I've developed a fairly streamlined and customized process involving Illustrator, Photoshop, and pen & ink on paper, not necessarily in that order.  I've thought of putting together a post or something sometime that explains exactly what I do and how I do it, but in truth I doubt it would be as entertaining as it sounds.

Thanks for the compliments!