Subnormality for June 1st

June 2, 2008

I make comics. Here is one. Next week: another one. This is me being enthusiastic.

–Rowntree

17 Responses to “Subnormality for June 1st”

  1. Michael Ezra Says:

    I would’ve thought Pink-Haired Consumer’s mind was, despite her airheaded speech patterns, more complex than that. There was that strip where she flipped off the postal clerk without, it seems, consciously intending to.

  2. Questo's Dad Says:

    I like how the headlines are so now. “Penguins are gutless losers” sounds about right. Or maybe something along the lines of “Penguins completely outclassed”. If you start making hats don’t bother asking, just send me a Movie Cone one.

    Nice work as per.

  3. Tim Maxwell Says:

    Looks like you finally got to draw how you WANT to draw! Very nice strip. I think that you could have better conveyed the minds of the characters if you hadn’t tried so hard to make them grotesque, though.

    I think it’s true that underneath the surface, most peoples’ minds are messes. We have all sorts of hidden irrational fears and problems. If people could see one anothers’ minds, I think that that most of those irrational fears could be quickly corrected, because they would be clearly visible. I also think that we would lose unusual but beneficial mental conditions as well, and people would become much less unique in their minds, as they presently are in their bodies.

  4. Trex Says:

    “Insert Soul”… awesome.


  5. I would’ve thought Pink-Haired Consumer’s mind was, despite her airheaded speech patterns, more complex than that. There was that strip where she flipped off the postal clerk without, it seems, consciously intending to.

    Ah, but her arm was acting of its own accord, hence her bemusement.

    Nice work as per.

    Cheers.

    Looks like you finally got to draw how you WANT to draw!

    A little bit, yeah. I takes what I can gets. Your analysis of the whole people’s minds thing is rather insightful, also. “Unusual but beneficial mental conditions–” I like that. Reminds me of that episode of the X-Files where the guy’s brain tumor gives him magical powers or whatever. “Cerulean blue…” But anyway, you’re totally right in that the “correction” of people’s problems would result in a loss of the uniqueness that many of us prize.

    “Insert Soul”… awesome.

    Inspired by a real person, too. Well, millions of real people probably….

  6. Tom Says:

    bananaglass fifteen will see a tribute to the wonder that is subnormality.

    watch this ever ondulating space.

  7. Zifnab Says:

    Wow. I will avoid making small talk with cute girls at subway stations as they are all apparently horrible, man-eating monsters. Yikes.

  8. Eric Roussac Says:

    Wait, if not her subconscious, then what mysterious clandestine force is controlling pink-haired girls arm!?

  9. Eric Roussac Says:

    Is it Yoda?

  10. Eric Roussac Says:

    Is it the government?

  11. Eric Roussac Says:

    Is it the devil?

  12. Eric Roussac Says:

    Is it the crazy world of Arthur Brown?

  13. Eric Roussac Says:

    Is it the patriots?


  14. It is, in fact, the crazy world of Arthur Brown.

  15. Michael Ezra Says:

    That would give these lyrics from Brown’s signature song a whole new prophetic meaning:

    “You’ve been living like a little girl
    In the middle of your little world
    And your mind, your tiny mind
    You know you’ve really been so blind
    Now ‘s your time, burn your mind ”

    In other words, Brown was warning the Pink-Haired Consumers of this world that if they didn’t wise up and say “no” to hard-sell sales tactics, he would use the demonic power of his fire-helmet to *make* them do it.

    Okay, I just made that up. Except for the fire-helmet; on stage, Brown really did wear a big hat with a live flame in the middle. No foolin’.

  16. Julien Molteni Says:

    I’d love to meet that pink-haired girl !

    We’re lucky to have her around, aren’t we ?

  17. Gabrielle K. Says:

    I notice Pink-Hair doesn’t change into a monster.


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