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The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!

The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!

by bobadventures
Bob Smithson was the world's most average man... until the day he became a Weirdness Magnet. Now, spaceships crash into his roof, unicorns nibble his lawn, or world-destroying bombs get left on his doorstep every day. He's handling it surprisingly well, with a combination of kindness, common sense, and being too dense to be as scared as he should be.
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The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!

Bob Smithson was the world's most average man... until the day he became a Weirdness Magnet. Now, spaceships crash into his roof, unicorns nibble his lawn, or world-destroying bombs get left on his doorstep every day. He's handling it surprisingly well, with a combination of kindness, common sense, and being too dense to be as scared as he should be.

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bobadventures
September 9th, 2019
@maarvarq: Welcome to the new site! Glad to have you here!
maarvarq (Guest)
September 9th, 2019
For some reason I'd missed the notification that you'd moved, and was just seeing why I had a zombie notification on the old RSS. Problem solved!
bobadventures
September 7th, 2019
@Too Old To Be Cool: As good a translation as any! :)
bobadventures
September 7th, 2019
Sept. 7, 2019
Hi all. I’m very sorry for having been absent for so long. I’ve just been working a crazy number of hours at a job that leaves me very physically tired when I get home. What little time I have around the edges these days has been taken up with other, necessary life stuff, or just with recuperating. I am *trying* to fix my overall situation to provide more time for things like my main artistic outlet here, but t’ain’t easy. Thank you all deeply for your patience (You’re reading this, so I assume you’ve been patient; if you’re *not* reading it, well it doesn’t matter too much what I say. Cauliflower axolotl flibbertigibbet sock.).

This coming week, I’m going to be heading back to my old stomping grounds in L.A. — specifically, my friend Rick Solomon’s Animate For the Cel Of It Productions studio in Burbank — to try and get a Bob-related animated project off the ground. Which will be very very exciting *if* it becomes a thing. Wish me luck!
Bwuh?
Loosely, I believe it translates to "That caught me by surprise; I cannot articulate an answer at this time."
bobadventures
August 4th, 2019
"The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!" website's spiffy new redesign comes courtesy of Indigo Ink Solutions at https://indigoink.solutions/

Thank you so much, Meredith!
Bob B (Guest)
July 26th, 2019
Oh, agreed! Stereotypes, both positive and negative, are the easy way out. We shouldn't blindly assume all people are a certain way. I actually think that overdoing it turns it into more of a parody, pointing out the absurdity of thinking all members of a particular group are like that. Case in point: I have known lawyers and politicians who are decent, intelligent people, contrary to their frequent stereotypes.
Formedras
July 24th, 2019
@Bob B: Many stereotypes (such as "women are horrible drivers" or the majority of stereotypes against black people) are created from whole cloth, complete fabrications. Many others are only true because they're literally forced upon them.
Bob B (Guest)
July 24th, 2019
Stereotypes exist for a reason, even though they tend to make people think of them as the norm rather than the exception. Having personally seen multiple instances of people matching the wife's demeanor, I'm willing to allow it here. (Which is a long-winded way of saying "Don't over-analyze it, just sit back and enjoy the content!") ;)
Formedras
July 23rd, 2019
@bobadventures: Offensive. Overly common, and pretty sexist, wife stereotype. Could have gotten away with the personality if it were limited to how she treats Sorbeset, though.
bobadventures
July 23rd, 2019
Um? Not cool in the "that's an awful pun" sense, or in the "that's offensive somehow" sense? I... would rather hope I'm at liberty to put obnoxious characters in my comic upon occasion.

The daughter, btw, is "Sore beset," Sorbeset, implying her home life is, as we see, not an easy one.
Formedras
July 22nd, 2019
Dude, the wife's name? Not cool, man.
bobadventures
July 22nd, 2019
@Too Old To Be Cool: The art teacher guy with the "Yes, I see" catchphrase.
Remind me, please.
bobadventures
July 17th, 2019
Thank you all for the feedback! And for your patience. Hopefully the revision won't take too awfully much longer.

I actually have the next strip inked and lettered, I just need to get it scanned, cleaned up, and composited. Been working a heavy schedule at the dayjob, till yesterday when a bug hit me like a ton of bricks; I'm trying to shake it as quickly ass possible because I've got an important trip coming next week.

And TOTBC, Jansen says hi!
Well, at least he's not saying, "Yes, I see" a lot...
Bob B (Guest)
July 15th, 2019
Updates also work better if you bookmark the correct URL, so you don't get the same comic date every time! I've just corrected that, thanks for the recent updates, Jim.
Brian (Guest)
July 12th, 2019
hey, wonky is a lot better than no update at all
Formedras
July 10th, 2019
I like the changes so far. Not perfect, obviously, but you did say that. Comic's looking good. 80% viewport width, I'm guessing? (Of course, I could just hit the inspector if I really wanted.)
bobadventures
July 10th, 2019
Please pardon the webpage for still looking wonky. It is undergoing renovations as we speak.