Sunday, July 30, 2006

And The Winner Is...?



22 comments:

Binty McShae said...

Excellent, and so topical...

...and I'm going to get Footsie back for making me the first casualty! (or would I then just be missing the point...?)

El Barbudo said...

Fucking hell Kim. I didn't know whether to laugh or throw up. That's first class shit

fatmammycat said...

Seems a perfect summing up to me.

the anti-barney said...

You nailed it in one Kim,cooked it to perfection.
B.t w.,I wish to object to being placed on the same side as the Tin Man.

SheBah said...

Absolutely spot on, Kim. It should be printed on a full page in colour in every newspaper in the world, translated in every language.

happykat said...

Excellent. Kim, you did sum it up nicely.

Female equivalent of a Beard Tug to you, sir.

(what is the female equivalent of a beard tug, anyway?)

Kim Ayres said...

Binty - nothing personal. I just knew I already had a version of you looking surprised somewhere so it was easiest if you got shot first. Besides, you're well enough loved by everyone that I thought it would create more impact

EL B - praise indeed

FMC - thank you

A-B - I appreciate you coming out of retirement to comment, but if you're still in conflict with SafeT then you'll just have to shoot some innocent bystander to teach him a lesson

Shebah - now that would be interesting

HappyKat - you can tug anything you like at me and I'll take it as a mark of respect :)

Binty McShae said...

Happykat... questions like that are just plain dangerous! Fnar!!

Binty McShae said...

...although I suppose for you a whisker-tug may be deemed appropriate!

Sarah said...

holy hell on earth!

well done. and i feel a tad ill as well.

(well done)

Sarah said...

oh and.. you transitioned VERY well, very subtle but it added to the mood and light of the topic.

SafeTinspector said...

Very funny!
I feel as if my metal carapace should've allowed me to survive the first round of killings...

LindyK said...

Spot on, Kim -- that was great. I seriously doubt anyone could've said it better!

justin barker said...

Huzzah

SafeTinspector said...

Hey! I just noticed they killed Rileybot! YOU BASTARDS!

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Sarah - I reduced the saturation and lightness in each successive background.

Lindy - high praise, thank you

SafeTinspector - I hated doing it. It was quite an emotional experience putting blood, crosses on the eyes, piles of ash etc on to all the characters, especially rileybot. The point being that in war it is the innocent who are hurt.

There can never be any justification for the killing of children for people's political or economic beliefs and prejudices, and I really wanted to get that point across.

Kim Ayres said...

For anyone who's not read it, I wrote about my thoughts behind this strip on my own blog:

War! What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Stella said...

Wow Kim, that is excellent.

Dr Maroon said...

This is the end...bum bum bum,
My only friend...the end,
Of every thing alive the end,

Yes, well done indeed Kim.

The Israelis are using up their ammo so quick that the Americans are flying it in as fast as possible, using us to refuel. Does that make us accessories before the fact or something. What if we said no like the Irish (and the rest of Europe)?

In a minute of Catch22ishness, I wondered why Binty was the first to be shot.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Stella.

Doc, there was no deeper meaning behind Binty being first other than my reply above (7th comment).

SafeTinspector said...

Gosh...I'm going to have to send in another barely coherant strip script if nothing pops up soon!

Paula Wooters said...

If only people who behave this way could see themselves as they truly are....