Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Land of Doom/Picture Book Marathon 3/28

Just like in real life, the outskirts of publishing are pretty boring.

Picture Book #3

"Caveman Chopper Rescue"

Caveman no like watch friend get eat by dino. Caveman make chopper. Rescue friend from dino.

Pretty self-explanatory. I love it when a caveman refers to himself in the first person as "Caveman," that makes me laugh. There is a whole new generation of children for whom a "Flintstone" is just a chewable vitamin. And I don't think anybody under 30 remembers Captain Caveman. I think the caveman is absent from the childhood entertainment landscape right now. I really like the caveman.

Had a big day yesterday. Two major milestones: first of all, I got my 50th follower! Thanks Abby! (I wish following a blog were as easy as "friending" someone on Facebook--then I'd have a zillion followers. Unfortunately, the Google Friend Connect thing is kind of a drag. Click on that, if you haven't, I'd feel so much cooler if I had lots of followers.)

Second, I finally performed "The Turtle Trick" in New Super Mario Bros. You know, where you bounce on the turtle on the stairs and get 99 extra lives. I could never do that in the original game--I tried SO hard as a kid. But I finally pulled it off in the new game. Big moment. It's pretty neat, in NSMB, if you have 99 lives, Mario loses his hat.


Katya said...

For what it's worth, you've got 95 Google reader subscribers (including me), so that's at least 45 more people who are following your blog, even if they're not "following" it.

Debbie Barr said...

I'm seriously loving this "Land of Publishing" thing. And cavemen are fun, too. Even if they did not pervade my childhood. Which probably makes you right.

Abby Annis said...

The #50? I feel so special. ;)

Love the "Land of Doom" comics. And I think you're right about the caveman. The other day, my 8-year-old told me she thought a book about a caveman from space who solves crime would be so good. (I'm not making that up) Though she was going to write it herself. You better get going on that if you want to corner the caveman market. :)

Nathan said...

Katya--Thanks for the info. I didn't even know there was info on Google reader subscribers. Neat!

Debbie--Thanks, the Land of Doom will get more interesting as we go. There's some weird stuff to come.

Abby--Yup, THE #50. Although it looks like I bumped to 52 overnight! Hooray!

"Caveman from space who solves crimes" may be the best concept ever penned. I, for one, am jealous.

Juliana said...

Voila. But I never pay attention to the stuff I'm "following" .. but I've had you on my Google Reader subscriber list for a couple months!

Chris said...

Captain Caveman? Are you serious?
so I just youtubed him. You didn't make him up after all. He was there in all his 1977 glory. I love that he costars with the Teen Angels.
Something has changed in the superhero scene since then, I think.

Heather Zundel said...

Woohoo! #55! But I've been subscribed to you for a while too. :)

Keep these comics and story ideas coming. You are making the bleak month of February look so much brighter.

Anonymous said...

So, are you switching to 1:00 now instead of midnight? Oh dear, I don't think I could make my homework (my excuse for staying up) last quite that long. And look, it's already midnight. *Sigh.* I really like seeing tomorrow's comment before I go to bed. Oh well. Perhaps after February's mega-project we will get back on schedule. :-)