Sunday, July 31, 2011


Tonight's comic is inspired by 'Love Can Run Faster' by Robert Palmer.
Palmer is most well known for his rockin', rollin', and music appearing in Dr. Pepper commericals-in'.
But, for the B-Side to the aforementioned Dr. Pepper song Robert Palmer wrote 'Love Can Run Faster' and enlisted the production help of reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry, here is what they came up with:

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Today's comic is based off of Amy Winehouse's 'Wake Up Alone.'
I think everyone knows most of the unfortunate events of Amy Winehouse's life, so I'll just let this be a post about enjoying her music.
RIP Amy Winehouse.

A bonus track off of her first album:

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Heat.

Holy. Shit. Everyone. 
My comic succumbed to this heat wave and combusted.
It was probably the biggest tear jerker of the year too.
Guaranteed Eisner Award.
I will try to make up for it with multiple comics tomorrow.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Neighbor Totoro.

With Japan beating the US in the women's World Cup finals last night and me going to see Cibo Matto tonight, seems like the stars are aligned for a Japan theme week.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Sorry, no real extended background today. Tonight's song is 'Barbwire' by Nora Dean.

And as a bonus here is the track where 'Barbwire' got its riddim, (term for an instrumental in reggae and dancehall, popular riddims are often re-used by many different artists) The Techniques 'You Don't Care':

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Soulful Sunday.

Here is what is going on with that last panel, just in case:

And as a quick explanation for the new followers and folks visiting the site, every Sunday I do a comic inspired by a soul song. Sometimes the comic is inspired by just the title of the song or sometimes it is about the content. But, either way, I post the comic, then some interesting tidbits about the musician or song, then a link to the song the comic was based off of.

So, tonight's song is 'Cause I Love You' by Lenny Williams.
Lenny Williams started his musical career by pursuing it as a solo act, but didn't have much success. It wasn't until the band Tower of Power brought him on as the lead singer (the spot was recently vacated by Rick Stevens due to being brought up on murder charges,) that he gained recognition. He stayed with the band for 3 years, 1972-1975, and helped them record their 3 most popular albums.
Williams then left the group to start his solo career back up again. He scored a few hits during the late 70's, including 'Cause I Love You', but oddly (sadly?) one of his highest charting hits came in 1987 with 'Don't Make Me Wait For Love' off of Kenny G's Duo Tones album.
Here is 'Cause I Love You':

Also I'll usually post a bonus track.
Tonight's bonus track is the first track off of the first album Lenny Williams recorded with Tower of Power, 'What Is Hip?':

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mr. Idaho.

I want to say a huge THANK YOU! to everyone that has been tweeting, blogging, tumbling, following, and all those good things about my blog recently. I truly appreciate it and have been very interested in seeing all the cool places my comics have been turning up!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

American History Facts.

Naturally, the theme for the week shall be America.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I'm Free.

I'm going to post the song first this time instead of the comic just because I feel like the whole reason I made the comic the way I did today is based off of the vibe of the song. So, listening to it while looking at the comic might make for a more enjoyable experience.
Tonight's song is 'I'm Free' by The Gaylads:

The comic:

The Gaylads were an early influential Rocksteady style vocal group. Rocksteady is one of the bridges between ska becoming reggae.
Here is a bonus track of The Gaylads 'Lady With The Red Dress On':