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I'm Gonna Make a Thing
July 2, 2011 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Hobo Lobo of Hamelin is a thing by a dude, who’s all like, “I’m Gonna Make a Thing.” And then he did. Or is doing. Or, you know, whatever. This dude can be found on the internet. He websites to put food on his family. A wonderfully crafted and designed illustrated book for the digital age.
posted by netbros (26 comments total) 71 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is very cool!
posted by entropone at 4:17 PM on July 2, 2011


Show off.

Seriously, who needs flash?

I almost think the words detract, but this is great. I love side scrolling stuff.

I remember this old story that side scrolled, but I think it had embedded flash elements and such. It was cool. I looked it up a couple of years back, but the wayback machine had only bits and pieces of it and it made me sad that is was gone. It was about a woman and a whale if I remember correctly.

Anyway, I love story telling like this. It's neat. I dig the art.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:27 PM on July 2, 2011


The Village of Hommlet Hamelin
posted by stbalbach at 4:36 PM on July 2, 2011


This is awesome.
posted by Renoroc at 5:05 PM on July 2, 2011


i love this so much; totally jealous of whoever made it. my only complaint is it ends way too soon, so i'll definitely be bookmarking this and keeping an eye out for updates.

i didn't notice this until my 2nd time through, but it automatically scrolls from panel to panel if you use the numbered circles at the top left; it's much smoother and more enjoyable that way. also, don't miss the "what is this thing?" page here; it's an entertaining read.

great post, thanks!
posted by jjoye at 5:21 PM on July 2, 2011


Ooh, motion parallax!
posted by tickingclock at 5:24 PM on July 2, 2011


My face hurts from grinning wider and wider as I scrolled through this extraordinary little thing. It has been far too long since the internet has made me grin like this.

I hope it puts lots and lots of food on his family.
posted by squasha at 5:24 PM on July 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I had any food, I would put it on his family right now, and then pour a few drinks on top. Fantastic stuff.
posted by zylocomotion at 5:48 PM on July 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is beautiful!
posted by rhapsodie at 7:16 PM on July 2, 2011


Oh I can't wait to find out what happens!
posted by iamkimiam at 7:17 PM on July 2, 2011


I absolutely love this; thanks for this, netbros.
posted by cooker girl at 7:18 PM on July 2, 2011


Sweet. What a cool idea.
posted by doctor_negative at 7:27 PM on July 2, 2011


Great find, thanks netbros. I love the art.
posted by arcticseal at 7:31 PM on July 2, 2011


This is a fine thing that he has made.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:31 PM on July 2, 2011


is a thing by a dude, who’s all like, “I’m Gonna Make a Thing.” And then he did. Or is doing. Or, you know, whatever.
Do you really speak like this?
posted by joost de vries at 7:57 PM on July 2, 2011


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Hobo Lobo of Hamelin is a thing by a dude, who’s all like, “I’M GONNA MAKE A THING.” And then he did. Or is doing. Or, you know, whatever. This dude can be found on the internet. He websites to put food on his family.

posted by Devils Rancher at 8:04 PM on July 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do you really speak like this?

the fpp text is a copy-paste from the site's "what is this thing?" page

on preview, devils rancher beat me to it!
posted by jjoye at 8:05 PM on July 2, 2011


Beautiful
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:53 PM on July 2, 2011


This is really great, and I especially love the (automatically calculated?) blurb about the update schedule:

Stats: Updates happen on average every 8.4 days. Recently they’ve happened 9.8 days apart. Last update happened 6.4 days ago. Next update better fall before 10:39am on Wednesday, July 6th (CDT), or the mayor will choke a puppy.
posted by free hugs at 11:03 PM on July 2, 2011


It's a good thing!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 4:00 AM on July 3, 2011


Oh, hey! I know this guy through fora. That's odd.
posted by subbes at 7:20 AM on July 3, 2011


I hear "Hobo Lobo" and I think Firesign Theatre.
posted by grubi at 7:21 AM on July 3, 2011


That's a terrific use of real webdesign. Probably harder to pull off than flash, but the result is so much better. The story is pretty good too.
posted by codacorolla at 7:59 AM on July 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


This RULES.
posted by Lobster Garden at 8:07 AM on July 3, 2011


cjorgensen: I read all of that guys comics back in the day - it looks like he actually has some news ones up at electricsheepcomix!

I remembered the whale one in particular. It was called Delta Thrives, and I found it here: http://e-sheep.sansara.net.ua/www.e-sheep.com/delta/heartofthesun/index.html

(There was a popup that I didn't understand about teleport pro so I haven't linked it properly on the off chance it is malevolent. It is definitely the right comic though).
posted by fizban at 2:39 PM on July 3, 2011


Thanks. I'll check that out.

The Hobo guy is on twitter.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:02 PM on July 3, 2011


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