Hey everyone, I’ve been out of commission due to some living arrangement issues, however I am back and will be putting some new comics up ASAP. I might even start whipping out some editorial comics, wouldn’t that be nice?
I just discovered this outdoor sport called Geocaching! And I thought what could be cooler than creating a Perry Penguin trackable Geocoin that you could see tracked here right on this page? I will also do one for Vindibudd! This is so cool! Leave comments if you have questions please! Oh, btw, this comic for 7/23 is one of my favorite single cartoons that I have ever drawn.
My prayers are with the victims and families of this psychopath in Colorado right now. I was hoping to write a quick review of The Dark Knight Rises today for those who are interested but I’ll just say that I liked the film, it was a good movie. But as I am looking at news coverage of this nightmare, I am moved to comment about the irresponsibility of people in the press and those commenting about the chaos in a manner that somehow blames a movie.
Listen. Batman didn’t instigate this. Batman movies, Warner Brothers, or anyone involved with comics didn’t instigate this. This was the act of a lunatic who somehow felt he was entitled to commit mass murder. I’m reading where he allegedly called himself the Joker. Nonsense, this guy is trying to project his own motivations onto a comic book property. If a person chooses to become a homicidal maniac, it is because they themselves have justified in their selfish mind why they should. So if you want to go see The Dark Knight Rises, go ahead and do it. As a matter of fact, it is the best way you can fight against lunatics like this wretch in Colorado, you go and live your life like you would always normally live your life. These types of mad men only have the power over you that you give to them.
Violence in movies does not instigate violence anymore than fairies in bedtime story books instigate people flinging pixie dust. Sick minds who have been brought up irresponsibly will do whatever they want to do whenever they want to do it. Blaming an art form is lazy and irresponsible.
I’ve loaded up the queue with comics from here until August and I will be adding more as I find them. I have been determined to make this a complete repository of all the Perry Penguin comics I can find. Once I have all the old ones loaded, I will start drawing new comics and I’ve been tearing at the bit with some ideas. Yes they will be political and yes they will be politically incorrect and above all they will be funny! Please come back daily, there are no ads and it’s free to read, what more could you want?
And now for a diversion into movie land:
Sooooo The Dark Knight Rises comes out at midnight tonight! I will definitely be parked in my favorite local theater’s comfy leather seat to take this one in. Batman has always been my favorite superhero and The Dark Knight was probably my second favorite movie of all time. I will duly report on these pages my thoughts for tomorrow morning. You can also follow me on Twitter @Vindibudd and @Perry_Penguin.