Practiced with my nib pen by inking a bunch of characters from the Cairo font.

Practiced with my nib pen by inking a bunch of characters from the Cairo font.

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Floppy life

Floppy life

hey floppy

hey floppy

Bee, you must tell me where you found that fine hat.

Bee, you must tell me where you found that fine hat.

Li’l Goblin deals a deathblow against the Chaos Warrior as his last act of living. R.I.P. Goblina u_u

Li’l Goblin deals a deathblow against the Chaos Warrior as his last act of living. R.I.P. Goblina u_u

And now the lady-orc has been tied up with her own panties by the wizard and a goblin.

And now the lady-orc has been tied up with her own panties by the wizard and a goblin.

We’re Building a Shaqzine.

We’re Building a Shaqzine.

shaqzine:

SHAQZINE submission by Pictures in Boxes.

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pew pew pew!
A circle of blue, in Friday’s Robbie & Bobby comic!
P.S. Every Robbie & Bobby book is now available in PDF format at my Gumroad store for $1 each. Volume Zero has 430 comics!
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A circle of blue, in Friday’s Robbie & Bobby comic!

P.S. Every Robbie & Bobby book is now available in PDF format at my Gumroad store for $1 each. Volume Zero has 430 comics!

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Julia Ideson Research Center. Pros: has a public reading room furnished with antique furniture, free wifi, smells like old books, clean restrooms. Cons: no comics.

Julia Ideson Research Center. Pros: has a public reading room furnished with antique furniture, free wifi, smells like old books, clean restrooms. Cons: no comics.

shaqzine:

SHAQZINE submission by Kyle Ferrin.
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mmmm… buried hatchet burgers…
New Robbie & Bobby in the works. Feels good to be back with my little dudes.

New Robbie & Bobby in the works. Feels good to be back with my little dudes.

Mocca Haul Part 2 of 2! Comic reading for days.

Mocca Haul Part 2 of 2! Comic reading for days.

My haul from MoCCA is so vast, I lack the ability to frame it all in a single photo. Here’s MoCCA Haul part 1 of 2.

My haul from MoCCA is so vast, I lack the ability to frame it all in a single photo. Here’s MoCCA Haul part 1 of 2.

“Waiting For O’Neal” by Graham Irvin

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Connor was the valedictorian hopeful during his senior year at Robert G. Cole, a relatively unknown high school, when he first saw Shaquille O’Neal in action not on the basketball court but on the stage.

Though the school’s production of Waiting For Godot lasted over three months Shaq appeared in only the first performance as the tree in front of which the more prominent characters spoke. It was a mystery to everyone why he chose to portray the usually stationary prop as a basketball player in warm-up tear away pants, and even more strange that none of the other characters seemed to notice the animated wooded plant. No one, audience or performers, could deny that the hypnotic dribbling and through-the-leg-figure-8-passing added a level of activity the play theretofore did not possess.

Connor, head reporter for RGC News, was assigned to write a review of the opening and interview the actors after the play. 

“He was tall; very tree-like.” began the short review. Connor felt detailing the show would be impossible if not useless, just as philosophers found it difficult to define the exact meaning of Being or Knowledge or Beauty. Perhaps truth with a capital T could not be expressed, only seen. Since he had never heard of anything the playwright had written, this performance greatly influenced Connor’s view of Beckett. He only partially understood the implications of an expected guest who never arrives. He was unable to remember any of the dialogue. The review ended with this: “It was like Godot was there the entire time, dribbling the meaningless ball of existence, waiting for me, for us to arrive.” 

O’Neal did not have a dressing room, he simply exited the stage and walked down the hallway after the curtains closed. Connor ran after the giant man, shoving past the other student actors. Shaq was still dribbling when Connor stopped him. 

“I think I get it, I understand the play.” he said, “Is it saying that the thing we’re always searching for is right behind us? Is it that life is really good at ball-handling technique? Was the ball supposed to be the world and you were some great and powerful god?” 

Shaq just spun the orange sphere on his middle finger and tilted his head to the side in feigned misunderstanding. Knowing but not saying.

“Is it that the true meaning of life is found in the people we never acknowledge? That the best questions are left unanswered?” Connor neared hysteria as Shaq rolled the ball down his right arm, across his shoulders, and up to his left hand. 

“Well,” O’Neal finally answered, “I just walked onto the stage. I was practicing in that gym over there and went to get some water from this fountain over here. I didn’t want to leave my ball in the gym so I brought it with me. People always steal my b-balls.  Got turned around in the hall I guess and ended up on that stage. No one said anything so I just kept bouncing. When you get peace like that you just go with it.”

“You mean you weren’t even supposed to be in the play?” 

“Nope.”

“Nothing makes sense anymore.” 

“Listen, Connor…” O’Neal began. 

Wait, how do you know my name?” 

“That’s not important. No one knows the true meaning of life. I sure don’t. That play don’t. Is it a lay-up? Probably not. Is it a dunk? More than likely. The point is we’re all searching for the same thing. ” And with that Shaq pointed the basketball up and shot it toward a trashcan at the end of the hall. It missed by ten feet easily. He then slowly began walking down the corridor to the gym and faded away into the darkness. 

Connor was not awarded the Valedictorian honor that year and spent the rest of his life attempting to adapt Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit to feature all of its characters as NBA mascots. His struggles have yet to come to any fruition. He has yet to make his own 3-point shot. 

Shaquille O’Neal would not act again until the mid-90’s. Much like the first time he just accidentally walked in front of the cameras during filming. His character Kazaam of the Children’s fantasy movie Kazaam is rumored to be a reimagining of Beckett’s Tree, but no one is really sure. 

Samuel Beckett, on his deathbed in 1989, was asked if he had seen O’Neal’s take on his most famous play. Beckett said simply “Shaq’s skill as a basketball player is the real Endgame.” and then winked as if to a camera that was not there. 

*ponders*