There’s no new comic today (due to stuff), but in lieu of one I do have this little treat to give you. We’ll have a new installment for you on Thursday.
A few weeks ago, in case you didn’t read about it, I was explaining how back before Ellie was launched into space, Dr. Strang took her on a promotional tour around the world. They met world leaders. They were guests on popular television programs. And, of course, they also made appearances at local shopping centers.
One of our readers, Frank, wanted to know if I could post something from Ellie’s world tour. So here’s a newspaper ad for a department store appearance. Plus it features a drawing of Ellie that doesn’t really look like Ellie. Dig that pony tail!
Here’s another website I thought had ended years ago, but when I checked it out today on a whim, I discovered that it had updated as recent as May. Boring 3D is a strange collection of computer generated images by graphic artist and animator Jimmy Maidens.
Each picture has a caption that might have something to do with what is going on in the scene, or might not. And while most stand on their own, others are part of a larger narrative.
I don’t know what it is I like about Maidens’ scenes. They all look as if they’ve been constructed from Play-Doh and then photographed like toys: up close with a short depth of field. The grass appears to be made of Koosh Balls. Dogs glow for no apparent reason. Clouds have the consistency of Scrubbing Bubbles. Maybe it’s all of these things along with the plain weirdness of it all.