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Noise Pollution

by bloom22
What happens when an Urban Bohemian, Indie kid moves in with a bitter and belligerent Punk Rocker? Noise Pollution, that's what. A comic about Alternative music and the people who listen to it. For Fans of Punk, Indie, Folk, and Alternative Rock.

Comic Updates: Monday and Friday

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What happens when an Urban Bohemian, Indie kid moves in with a bitter and belligerent Punk Rocker? Noise Pollution, that's what. A comic about Alternative music and the people who listen to it. For Fans of Punk, Indie, Folk, and Alternative Rock.

Comic Updates: Monday and Friday


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Can ANYbody tell me what happened here?
Strength to thee, where ever thou art.
My Cornflakes Just Don't Taste The Same, Anymore.
I admit I'm a little behind myself, but I'm starting to miss that biting social/politicial satire of yours. Tell ya what: I'll start digging around, and see what I can find. Then it's your turn!
Ho ho ho that Glen. What a fuckin' fatty.

I just want to say that, even though I voted for Obama in the last election, I still feel obligated to resent any and all symbols of authority, includign the ones I vote into office (it the punk rock in me I guess). That being said, dudes got some real work to do if he want to KEEP not being George Bush. And Congress, why don't you just go ahead and fail the American people just a little more while your cutting out the public option and force everyone to buy private health care from a already bloated and broken (not to mention horribly corrupt) insurance industry, or be slapped with a ridiculous fine. Oh wait you are already doing that. Well waita beat my cynicism to the punch there boys. Bravo, bravo

The title to this comic is a pun on Prizzy Prizzy Please, an experimental indie noise/ garage punk band from Indiana. If you like stuff your parents wouldn't, you'd probably like them. Here is their myspace:
December 9th, 2009
I love GIMP. I use it for any photo or image editing I need to do. Who wants to cough up hundreds of dollars for Photoshop anyway?
December 4th, 2009
Yeah, sorry. Maybe next year... but only if you're good.
I do like doing these. Even if I'm forced to them in Gimp. There's something very liberating about doing strips in a photo manipulation program. What ever the reason, I'd like to restate, that I like doing it. This does NOT mean an end to draw strips though. I could never give up putting real pens to real paper.

I know how you guys like links, so as a special treat, I thought I'd share this one: %20Fugazi.mp3

It's 40 minutes of Fugazi stage banter and it's surprisingly listenable. In case it ever crossed your mind that Ian Mackaye might run out of opinions at some point allow this recording to correct you.

What? No Fridge Magnets?
So much for the stocking-stuffers I had planned.
November 30th, 2009
Rule #1 of living with Glen, don't mooch off his cigs.
Oh, I can tell those two are going to be getting along just fine already. Hohoho hehehe aaaaaah yeeeeah...

Seeing as the holiday season is fast approaching, I'd like to remind everyone that Noise Pollution Comics does not have ANY merch for sale. None of this non-existent merch can be found in our non-existent store, conveniently located NOWHERE.

Remember, all non-existent orders need to be placed by Nov 2nd, 2213, in order to arrive on time at the address you didn't give me.

Debit and Credit are accepted. (Sorry, no CODs)
November 24th, 2009
Seriously... am I right, or am I right?

This was all done in GIMP, btw. I don't think I want to make a habit of making comics entirely through electronic means, but for what its worth, it was a nice change of pace. I might have to do more in the future.
November 21st, 2009
You are most welcome sir! =)
Good to hear from you again. How's Grad school?
November 21st, 2009
Thanks for the informative links! I had never heard of many of those albums and most of those genres!
November 20th, 2009
So I've discovered Killing Joke recently, and just in time to learn that they're going into the studio soon to work on a new album (sweat tities!). This is news worthy owing to the fact that my tastes have been leaning more and further towards post-rock in recent weeks and I'm not sure if its because I'm becoming a hipster or if its just a side-effect of the swine flu I managed to contract and subsequently fend off in October. Which ever it is, I’m defiantly seeing more Gang of Four in my future.

NPR has released its list of the top 50 recording of '00 in preparation for the end of the decade. The breath of the list is surprising, as is it's- dare I say- accuracy? Leave it to NPR to put all other such lists to shame. Who says publicly funded programs are a waste of time? Dumbies, that's who! (VH1, if pressed, would most likely be one of these naysayers; owing to the shear number of lists they compile, all of which tend to screw the pooch at their very conception. ‘Cause it doesn’t matter how many lists they make, they can’t force me to agree that Black Sabbath was the best of/at anything. Not possible! FAIL!) Anyway, check out the article here-

The good folks at NPR also published a short article on genre definitions of the '00. Its also pretty good and informative/ well informed, even if reading it will make you loose a little faith my generation as well as those to come. Crabcore is particularly ridiculousness, although I'm willing to wager that the onset of Crunkcore may yet result in a flood of murder-suicide before the year is out. You can read all about it here-

Have a good weekend!
I probably wouldn't have written this stip if weren't for three interloping factors:
1. I have a good friend who's very much into Ani Difranco
2. Ani recently played a show in Green Bay at the Riverside Ballroom (I know right?! Someone other then Motley Crue playing Green Bay! Total shock!)
3. And Finally, s recent interview on Chicago public radio's Sound Opinions. It was a very through and intimate conversation, and made me respect her a lot more as an artist. (Hence Why I wrote a strip about here music. See how that works?)

If you don't know about Sound Opinions yet then you need to clamp on your good listener ears and prepare to come face to face with a impenetrable wall of rock trivia. Jim and Greg know more about rock and its history then anyone else I can name. Check out their pod casts here, they're pretty bitchin'-
(Try not to get brains everywhere when they blow your mind btw ;))

Also, the title of the strip, from a NoBunny song. Remember that guy? I like that guy-
Hey! We've missed your comics! I hope the LSAT goes well, I hate those stupid standardized tests.
I welcome that mayhem with the utmost anticipation. =)
Hey. And Thank You, as well. The cartoon's kinda hokey, but ya never know. Delmer, the Beaver, might be chasin' humans around with a chain-saw, before you know it
Hey, good to see ya, and thanks for the recommendation!
Wow, hey there. What's up?
Sorta disappeared again for a while there… again Sorry about that. I've been getting ready for the LSAT in Dec, and its really taken priority over updating for the last two weeks or so. It sucks ‘cause I had a couple of great ideas for a Halloween strip too. Just couldn’t got around to committing any of them to paper though. Oh well, maybe next year. I think I'll be able to turn one of the strip ideas in to a Thanksgiving thingy, but we'll have to see.

Btw, Death: For the Whole World to See, TOTALLY worth owning. It pretty much sounds like what might happen if the Stoogies had kinky sex with the Bad Brains. You can check out some of their stuff here:

To wrap things up, I'd like to say thanks to Uncle Fester for the fan art. You can check it out at his and Cousin It's art dump located here =>
It's based on an older strip that I did last year sometime. It defiantly made me chuckle. Thanks again! =D
Yeah I feel like Ive been neglecting her a bit as of late. I'm glad I could think of a joke to include her in some how.

btw, I got your PM. It's totally fine with me if you post that thing you wrote me about. Thanks again. I'm really flattered. =)