The Blockhams in "HEAD GAMES"

Submitted by Six Zero on October 17th, 2013 at 3:31 PM

 

HEAD GAMES

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Drastic measures... and drastic drawings.

 


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Comments

TruBluMich

October 17th, 2013 at 4:32 PM ^

Ya, this one's a little to screwed up.  You just depicted a man, with a family, getting his head cut off and put on a spike in a backyard over a sport.  Not very funny.

/Ok, the Bubble Screen part was pretty funny, just add something at the bottom showing that it was all a dream and Charlie's been playing to much GTA V.

Six Zero

October 17th, 2013 at 5:00 PM ^

That today's strip has little to do with Saturday's game and much more to do with the reactions following it.

The last panel was originally sketched with Borges still "x-eyed," as it were, and Glenn saying something along the lines of "Okay, is it fixed yet?" or something to that effect.

I wanted more of a punchline there, and something less grim. But yes, I should make it clear that I'm not at all in the FIRE BORGES camp and did this strip not to support such claims, but maybe ridicule it just a bit.

MadMonkey

October 17th, 2013 at 5:24 PM ^

this one.   It's one of the things I love about MGoBlog -- the criticism is often internally directed.

I think you surprised a few of us because your other work just seems so . . . wholesome.  This piece was very edgy.  Keep up the great work.  These are getting better each week as you find your voice to go along with the great artwork and characters.

 

Nosce Te Ipsum

October 18th, 2013 at 2:06 AM ^

You're depicting Borges' head being ripped off by a father and son and then put on a pitch fork and it's about the overreaction on the board and to ridicule the people in the fire Borges camp? This is indefensible, unjustifiable, unforgivable, and another other word that has that same meaning. This is trash and you're trash for posting it.   

Nosce Te Ipsum

October 18th, 2013 at 1:31 PM ^

You thinking that something is appropriate makes it appropriate? Okkkkk, got it! You want to make another point? My thinking that decapitation by a father and son on a man who calls plays in a game is vile means I shouldn't go outside or open my door for a couple weeks? OKKKKKKKKK, GOT IT! Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. 

mgobaran

October 18th, 2013 at 9:16 AM ^

Settle down. it is a damn comic strip. You're acting like this is being paid for by the school or something. Artists have the right to do whatever they want. A couple things here...

1. You guys, this board, have been calling for his head all week. For a man to be fired, in real life. "With a family." 
2. He is still alive at the end.
3. It's October, Halloween, people put heads on stakes (pitchforks) all month long, and you drive by the house and say, "oh how nice."

Keep up the great work Six Zero. Everyone else take a Xanax.

 

MGoShoe

October 18th, 2013 at 9:01 AM ^

...this fanbase and this readership would see the dark humor for what it is. A send up of those who want Borge's metaphoric head using a literal (as much as a drawing is literal) head to show the ridiculousness of the concept.

I am disappoint.  

maizenbluenc

October 18th, 2013 at 10:11 AM ^

And the last panel did show Al's head alive and still stubborn (i.e., very much alive and still opposed to bubble screens). I found this to be a great bust on ourselves.

Clearly somepeople have missed the vampire and zombie obsessed culture our kids have become anyway here. What could be more family oriented than some Octobet gouhl?

MGoCombs

October 18th, 2013 at 12:30 PM ^

IT"S A COMIC STRIP!! Six Zero didn't actually cut off Borges's head, or call for anyone to physically cut off Borges's head. It's a metaphor: an object, activity, or idea that is used as a symbol of something else (merriam-webster.com).