November 26, 2004
There will be a completely new, I just finished it this week, never before published ASTRONAUT ELEMENTARY comic strip debuting Sunday November 27th. It stars a cute a little robot named Cybert who you may have seen on stickers and other promo items I've done but has only appeared in the strip once before now. I've been meaning to do this story for months but just finally got to the point where it made sense continuity wise. Hope people like it because the story continues over the next few weeks! But I'm only half way through inking page 4 so I gotta get busy!

Read it here!

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November 24, 2004
The NY Times review of the SpongeBob movie had some great quotes:

"In the wake of the recent election, there's been some talk of healing, but until today no single figure has emerged with the capacity to repair the deep fissures in the body politic. We are so hung up on blue states and red states that our only hope may lie in the primary color that has been left off the map. We need something - or someone - yellow, and also absorbent and porous enough to soak up the ill will and scrub away the lingering bad feelings.

Now more than ever, the country needs SpongeBob SquarePants...

The film's appeal, along with what you might call its moral, lies in the close fit between Mr. Hillenburg's brightly colored, daftly inventive approach to animation and storytelling and the buoyant, grating good cheer of his hero. In the course of his journey, SpongeBob tries on several occasions to prove his manhood, and in each case succeeds in proving the opposite. His unembarrassed embrace of his own immaturity may make some parents uncomfortable even as it explains SpongeBob's appeal to grown-up slackers and misfits; he indulges our juvenile instincts rather than pushing us or our children toward anything resembling responsibility.

This regression comes as something of a relief, because it offers both a flight from the burdens of maturity and an alternative to angry, aggressive forms of immaturity that dominate movies, television and video games. SpongeBob is weak, indecisive and easy to ridicule, but he is also loyal, decent and optimistic (and always neatly dressed) - a walking, singing reproof to the glowering, vengeance-seeking macho types who hog all the attention. If you're tired of their bluster and swagger, SpongeBob is your man....a welcome antidote to the self-seriousness and brutality that rule so much of the popular culture."

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