Those who know the Organization well know that we have an unyielding love for board games, engendered long ago in 8th grade by Daniel Running. By board games I don’t mean Monopoly or Life or Scooby Doo’s Mystery Mansion, but stuff like Diplomacy and Warrior Knights and Games of Thrones. In the past we’ve often used Burke to play games on the weekend, and I guess we’ve always assumed that it was okay to, especially since Daniel was with us. Turns out we were wrong. Or perhaps someone was just feeling left out.
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And here begins the first part of The Org‘s Tribute to David Shapiro. This particular strip was inspired by the madness that is dodgeball on Founder’s Day. There’s a special kind of stress that I associate with cramming two teams of around 35 people onto the gym floor to duke it out in a brutal dodgeball match. In such a crowded and noisy environment it’s very easy for refs to lose track of those hit, which can lead to many (justified) accusations of cheating. And, of course, if anyone can shed some light on such insanity, it’s David Shapiro. Keep in mind that this conversation never actually occurred, but, as Puck said in issue 19 of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, “It is still true!”
[ED: Don't forget to RSVP for the Davids by clicking HERE - Koaly, the author of The Organization, is "officially" attending!]
I’m a big fan of the website Letters of Note – which posts actual letters from the famous and the not-so-famous from deep in history up to today. There are letters ranging from Churchill to Paul Newman, from Gandhi to Iggy Pop, every one of which will produce a smile and/or pack a wallop.
The letter below is from Bill Watterson, author of the great Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. In it he dispenses valuable wisdom useful to any aspiring cartoonist (yo koaly!) — as well as to anyone who is working on learning more about how to draw the daily strip of his or her life.
In the fall of 2004, three young 7th graders founded a group at the Edmund Burke School dedicated to truth, justice, and all that was not “jerkish.” Soon, they gathered more members and the group entered a golden age of prosperity and fun, acting sometimes as detectives for hire, other times as the young kids with overactive imagination they truly were. They called themselves The Organization.
This past year, the Cageliner ran a handful of comics which followed the exploits of these young adventurers, but after a falling out, the comic and its mysterious and handsome author decided to relocate to Burke.Word. We hope you enjoy it.
As an intro, we are going to post the comics that appeared in the Cageliner this past year – below is the first Organization comic (ED: kinda like Mantle’s rookie card). After a while we’ll start putting up the new stuff. Hopefully during its run on the blog, it will start to make some sense – or, bewilder you enough to read the next strip to see if it helps. If you have any questions about the strips, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. I would be happy to clear up any confusion.
The Organization 1 (click on image to enlarge)
You can read all of The Organization Comics by clicking here
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