Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Road Report up at Red94

Hey, I filed some notes/drawings with Red94 after attending Monday's Warriors/Rockets game. Cheggitout.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Boxed Out, Rockets at Kings, 12/19

Rockets at Kings

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boxed Out, Kings at Clippers, 12/6

kings at clippers

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GTAS at Red94

So, I'm going to be doing some comics for excellent Rockets/NBA blog Red94. I've enjoyed reading Rahat Huq & co. over there for some time now, so I'm excited to join the line-up. I'll still post plenty of exclusive work here, but some extra goodies will flow to Red94. I'll mention the Red94 stuff here, and of course it will be pointed out on Facebook and Twitter. Got it?

And here's my first drawing over there, in which I point and laugh at the Heat. You like that sort of thing, right?

---JOSH

Monday, November 29, 2010

Boxed Out, Spurs at Hornets, 11/28

spurs at hornets

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boxed Out, Bulls at Rockets, 11/16

bulls at rockets

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boxed Out, Knicks at Bucks, 11/9

knicks at bucks

Still working on how to do more of these. And improve the quality. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Boxed Out, Raptors at Kings

Raptors at Kings

The Toronto broadcast of this game did actually mention a product called Astro Biobest as being the official yogurt drink of the NBA but I found no evidence of this sponsorship in two minutes of bleary googling. Scam?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boxed Out, opening night

I did a 4-panel comic of the 4 quarters of tonight's Blazers/Suns game:

Boxed Out, opening night

I made this really fast to get it out before the box score had cooled. Is this a good idea? Should this be a regular feature?

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Sheed is gone, and now we are all 'Sheed

t'd up

OK, last of the pre-season sketches. All I gotta say down here is THANK MICHAEL JORDAN'S JEANS THE SEASON IS FINALLY STARTING!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mister, can I draw on your neck?

Chris Andersen's color coordinator

Hopefully your retinas still function after seeing Chris Andersen's latest upgrade. Pretty spectacular, eh?


That neck is emitting such high levels of radiation that it actually awakened The Name Forge of Destiny from its off-season slumber! A tattoo this magnificent sends powerful nickname pulses through the aether. Here's a list the Forge related to me as I wiped excess magma from its sleepy eyes with a damp cloth:


PEACOCK
THE DAYGLO EAGLE
THE FLUORESCENT FALCON
GRAFFITI NECK
RAINBOW CONNECTION
TASTE THE RAINBOW
HOW DOES MY NECK TASTE?
CRAYOLA AYATOLLAH
NUCLEAR NECK
TROPICAL MEDLEY
HUMAN COLORING BOOK
ULTIMATE NECK
RETINA WRECKER
BIG PALETTE

Name Forge showed up to the pre-season with 1600 pounds of added muscle. Coaching staff asked it to slim down but, well ... suggest/vote in the comments, please.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What's a Chosen One to do?

I heard what you said about me
I mean, I've poked at LeBron's clownish narcissism before but I'm starting to feel sorry for the guy.

This part is old news, but let's review anyway. He commits the "sins" of making a big deal about free agency (after winning his second consecutive MVP, encouraged and enabled for years by league GMs and all media outlets) and then choosing the roster most likely to yield wins (rather than blind, loyal commitment to mediocrity and the dubious virtue of going it alone). For this his jersey is burned in the streets, he's called a traitor by a grade-schooler masquerading as Cavs owner, the pack of media jackals questions every element of his character, and on and on. Everyone wants a piece. In a recent survey of GMs James received only a single vote as most likely to win MVP this season. I know they'll say that you can't win an MVP playing with these other all-stars but that's straight baloney coming from the same guys who a few months ago would have gladly murdered any number of hobos with their bare hands if they'd thought it would earn them favor with The King. And the same guys who then scrambled to overpay Rudy Gay, Joe Johnson, Amir Johnson, Drew Gooden, Darko Milicic, Rudy Gay (contract so nice I'm saying it twice) etc as Kelly Dwyer so excellently pointed out here.

(My only real problem with The Decision is that it was brutal TV. Next time: fewer grisly Jim Gray close-ups, more windmill dunks, please.)

So, I hope LeBron comes out ready to force-feed some fools their own words this season. Every time he throws it down I hope he's imagining the ball to be the chubby, bald head of this-or-that hater Hall of Famer. Maybe give some "no hard feelings" high-fives to various GMs with a palm full of Pat Riley's corrosive hair gel. I'm excited for the coming season, and one big reason is that I think we're going to see some high-quality waste-laying from a former MVP with the eye of the tiger.

Switching gears a bit: hey Miami, speak up if you want this image on a t-shirt. I am collecting data for that kind of endeavor.

And: Garbage Time All-Stars is back. I plan to generate a not-insignificant amount of drawing and comics pertaining to the 2010-2011 NBA season. You have been warned.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Storied franchises

Storied franchises
Not really excited about the historical significance of this confrontation. Ah well.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Way to go, guys!

Congratulations New Jersey!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Warriors on the Blocks

Warriors on the Blocks

In case you hadn't heard, the nacho cheese-colored hot-rod on cinder blocks that is the Golden State Warriors is officially for sale. Needs a little work, yeah, sure, a family of opossums is living under the hood, but still ... hard to say how all the mismanagement impacts value. They seemed quite valuable as recently as spring 2007, and the fans are loyal despite all the torture. Don't stop believing, Bay Area!

---JOSH

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Name Forge of Destiny III

The Name Forge of Destiny

The Name Forge of Destiny

The Name Forge of Destiny

The Name Forge of Destiny

The Name Forge of Destiny

For those unfamiliar with The Name Forge of Destiny, you can read earlier iterations here and here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Exchange

Kevin Martin for Carl Landry

I understand that this is pure fantasy, it's a business, life goes on, etc but let us note the trade deadline deal sending Kevin Martin to Houston and Carl Landry to Sacramento. Most modern NBA trades are unappetizing samplers of overpaid guys who've worn out their welcomes, nebulous future considerations, career 12th men and draft busts. This is different. Both of these guys rose from obscurity to become fan favorites. Kings/Rockets bloggers rushed to assure each other that they were sending a special player in the deal. It's one of those times when it hurts to be "cheering for laundry" (as Jerry Seinfeld put it).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tyreke

Tyreke

Just a little tribute to one of the guys who's made being a Kings fan quite a lot more bearable.

---JOSH