What’s Eating Grampa?

Time for a little father / son time in today’s ‘toon. Enjoy!

I didn’t realize this until today, but on Friday I drew the 1,450th PC Weenies strip. Bob’s come a LONG way from this, in the span of 11 years:

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-Krishna

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  • timelawdReply
    March 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Congratulations.
    What about a strip with your current style and a prehistorical Bob ?
    Time machine ? You’ll certainly find a better way to make it work.
    I know I’ve seen this before in a comic book, but do not remember where.
    Looking forward to read (and watch) the next 1.450 strips.
    By the way, I’d love to see Bob get an assistant like the crazy girl he worked with in the previous job. She rocked.
    Cheers,
    timelawd.

  • vyzion360Reply
    March 30, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Congratulations! I haven’t stopped by the site in a while, so I actually had to catch up on like three months of comics! It was well worth it though!

    Poor Bob … *lol*

  • L.Z.Reply
    March 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I’ve never posted, but have been a long time reader. You have an amazing talent!!
    I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your strips on a now weekly basis. I remember when they were 2 or 3 times a week. Those were the days eh?

    I just can’t wait to see where Bob’s new job takes him next!!

    Well hey, keep up the AWESOME work and I’ll continue to read. I’m hoping to buy the book very soon now!!!

    • KrishnaReply
      March 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

      thank you, L.Z.! the best thing a cartoonist can get is feedback – I really appreciate that you took time out to let me know your thoughts about the ‘toon. More fun and adventure is in store…. :)

      • hariReply
        March 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

        As much as I would agree with L.Z. on the general sentiments expressed above I might add the above comment is more along the lines of praise than feedback.

        In the nicest possible way I think feedback is not the right term for the comment above.

        Now as a fairly regular reader, I’ve made it known a few times when I was NOT happy with the story lines or the general direction the comic was taking in some of them and I’m very impressed by the positive spirit in which Krishna takes it. I think that quality is way superior to mere artistic skills is what makes him unique among artists in general: ability to take a bit of criticism without getting all defensive and aggressive.

        Sorry to get so technical here, but I felt that it was right to mention it here.

        P.S. I still think the single panel comics of old were something a cut above these regular series comics. They packed a punch that these ones just don’t seem to have. Creativity was stretched to the max on those ones and I think you have a unique ability for humour in those single panels which not others can replicate easily. You had to combine visual AND verbal humour in a single shot and that as I can personally state from experience is hard, hard, hard however obvious the finished toon looks like I can tell you!

        Even taking this particular comic itself, the punch line was a tad predictable and I think this theme of “too much tech” has been already explored a bit on PC Weenies. In that context, I think experimenting with slapstick was a good thing, though I think it was pushed a bit too much in the last storyline.

        Putting it a different way, I don’t think I would have been hooked to PC Weenies but for those single panel toons. Keep posting them occasionally from the old archives, Krishna! :)

  • krishnaReply
    March 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

    thanks, Hari. As much as I know you loved the old single panel ‘toons, I feel that I’ve said all I could say with them. It’s true – making single panel comics that pack a “punch” is difficult – but looking at it another way – not every comic needs to be “punchy”. Sometimes humor can be subtle, and there’s nothing wrong with that. :)

    I wanted to explore a bit more about why Grampa doesn’t like technology. Sure, we know he doesn’t like it, but I don’t think his reasons have been explained up until now.

    Today’s toon was more of a social commentary – the fact that people are now more accustomed to talking via technology rather than face-to-face is something that will only continue.

    One of the underlying themes of “PC Weenies” has always been “There’s more to life than technology”. I’ll continue to explore the ramifications of this, as I think it will continue to be relevant.

    Thoughts?

    • hariReply
      March 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      I agree with the general theme though.

      I think that last panel could have read “Dad, can you fit all that into 140 characters?”

      • krishnaReply
        March 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

        I tweaked the last line. That’s the beauty of webcomics. :)

      • hariReply
        March 31, 2010 at 12:16 am

        Good change. :D

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