Ideas for strips can come from anywhere. I saw this pile of hoses on the street and it inspired this strip. Inspiration can come from any situation, anything and any direction, you’ve just got to pick up on it.
Ha, very cool. That is true. You never know when an idea will hit you or when Gorr will run off with something.
Gorr saw a comedy opportunity and took it!
Thats going to take forever to clean up.
I’ve tried untangling a hose like this and everytime I think I’ve figured out where the snag is, I find a new one! Takes forever!
Please tell me you left those hoses in the street…
I’d rather let my bushes turn brown before I tried to untangle that mess.
I think that’s why they threw them away, they’d rather ditch ’em than untangle ’em, lol!
Yes, Gorr. Yes! 😀
Spoken like Gorr’s #1 Fan!
As a boy scout I became obsessed with knots. Why does a rope-like object form a knot automatically? It makes no sense. It seems to fly in the face of “object at rest stay at rest”.
To the comic: Also reminds me a bit of Billy’s lines from Family Circus.
Rope-like objects have their own brand of physics, it seems.
Somehow, I always do this to my hose. I almost think it would be better if Gorr did it, at least it would be cute.
I really don’t understand the whole hose thing either. How a perfectly organized hose can get so tangled with almost no effort. It’s one of life’s mysteries!
I love how some ideas come from such mundane everyday life! It happens to me occasionally, good stuff, Mark!
Seems I get the most comments on strips about the most ordinary things. Glad you like it, Tim!
Inspiration will hit outta no where. You can be trying to write and think and think and think…nothing. Step outside, bam. There’s Gorr pulling the hose. GO GORR GO!
Cartoonists are like big sponges. We absorb ideas from everywhere, and sometimes we literally step on ’em, lol.
Man, someones getting hosed-eh?!? [grin]
But in a good way.
Every cord I own does this every time I turn around.
This is what a hose looks like in its natural state. It’s against their natural instincts to be rolled up nice and neat.
You’ll never get that thing rolled up right again.
I think that’s probably why most people just leave ’em in a tangled pile!
That’s why I landscaped everything….if it dies, well then it dies. I think I watered 3 x this whole year.
So we won’t find a hose on Bearman property, then?
That’s how my hose often ends up. I just look at hoses, ropes, extension cords & they tangle. Maybe the reality is Gorr has been sneaking into our home during the night.
The Trugg Castle strip arrived yesterday. Thanks heaps Mark. Your artwork looks even better in real life. Your line work is amazing. What sort of pen do you use to get all the varying line thicknesses???
I’m glad you got it ok, Tony. I use brush for most of the outlines and Micron pens #2, #3, #5, and #8 for the details. When you get it framed and everything, send me a good pic and I’ll post it in my blog.
Inspiration strikes! Aaannd… We all get soaked! ;`)
A cold splash of inspiration!
Gorr is enjoying the last weekend of summer. Before the hose goes away for the winter.
Can’t have any frozen hose spaghetti lying around, can we?
Hoses are evil! Just buy a new one!
That’s much simpler than trying to unravel that mess!
Great drawing and I followed the hose maze all the way end to end!
My compliments to you, Gruhn. I drew it and I couldn’t even do that!
I’m betting it’s Gorr that goes around tangling every hose in the neighborhood…and the Christmas lights, too!
Oh, what a tangled web he weaves…!
Real life makes for great inspiration. That hose reminds me exactly of my headphone cord on my mp3 player. I can never get it properly untangled.
I usually just give up and leave a few knots in. Less stress.
Look at his little paws lol! That’s bliss… Maybe he won’t go far because of all the knots. Great comic from a slice of twisted simplicity!! 😉
Twisted simplicity – that sounds good, Michelle! Your words are as nice as your drawings!
It is amazing how cords, hoses and rope do this well enough on their own when you aren’t looking!
The natural state for a hose is chaos.
I get most of my ideas when my wife is talking to me about her favorite tv shows. I’m so human, darn!
There’s your proof, it can come from anywhere!
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