Riding in the cargo bike on the way home yesterday, Ansel watched "Masks" and "X"- the episodes of the Teen Titans featuring Red X....So he has been recently reminded just how cool he thinks this skeleton masked, morally ambiguous guy is. So cool that there needed to be three of him.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ansel loves super dogs even when they are hanging out and not looking particularly super: Battlepug, from "Battlepug" by Mike Norton looms behind Le Bruiser from "Guarding the Globe" by Robert Kirkman and company. When we arrived at school this morning, Ansel announced to his best friend, "I have TWO dogs on my napkin!" I thought I would be getting some flack this morning for their passive poses, but Ansel was unusually pleased.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
A non ironic mash-up of my sons' pop culture exposure for the weekend: We watched "The Lorax" on Saturday. Meanwhile, Archer bombarded us with details about Halo, a game that he has not played and will not play any time in the foreseeable future. But he can still read about it and be an authority.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Danny Dragonbreath, the fox and the fairy ring: We are still reading Dragonbreath #7 at bedtime. And, Ansel's Kindergarten is working on the letter "F" this week, so the fox character has proved popular at school.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
The kids are reading "Invincible" again, all 94 plus issues, plus other related Image Comics compilations. So age-inappropriate that I can't believe we read most of it a year ago, but so very compelling. I think Ansel is particularly taken with the dark blue suited Mark and Darkwing #2 as they slightly resemble Nightwing and Batman.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ansel wanted me to draw the tiger character from Kinectimals. I was feeling perverse last night, and drew a realistic tiger instead. Ansel did not see it this morning, but Archer reprimanded me for confusing my tigers. "A Baby Bengal tiger is white, Mom! That is a Royal Bengal tiger." My apologies to Bengal tigers, both real and virtual.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ansel is still quite taken with the cat Glissando from Ben Hatke's "Legends of Zita the Spacegirl" And he noticed that the utility belt is very similar to Batman's.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Ansel came to the conclusion yesterday that Batman was slightly more popular than Toothless with more Kindergarteners (or at least with those who mattered to him) Or perhaps it is easier to get a Batman backpack? At any rate, we are covering both bases today.
In "Irrational Treasure" an episode of Gravity Falls, the 8 1/2 th president of the United States appoints 6 infants to the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Num-Nums. Archer finds this hysterically funny and requested said Chief Justice drooling on his napkin. This one is pretty much exactly "as seen on tv" although I added some extra drool, and as Ansel immediately pointed out this morning, while the other baby is pushing on his face on the show, the Chief Justice's eyes are completely closed.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Dipper from "Gravity Falls" chats with Hiccup from "Dragons: Riders of Berk" on Archer's napkin: Perhaps they are discussing whose body is the right proportion?... or the difficulties of preadolescent stardom? I did distort both of them a bit to put them in the same universe. Hiccup is taller and thinner when appearing on his own show and usually Dipper's legs are shorter.
Ansel selected Toothless from "Dragons: Riders of Berk" (as well as "How to Train Your Dragon" of course) for his first day of school. He reasoned that it would be popular with his classmates.