Our Band Could Be Your Comic
June 23, 2009 1:42 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter's own COBRA! has been producing a great comic about a rock band for quite awhile; and now it's been released as a book! Get to know the Awesome Boys in Nowhere Band.
posted by interrobang (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I hate to snark, but flickr is a god-awful way to read a comic. Good thing there's a proper interface (the last link), and now, a book!
posted by zsazsa at 1:47 PM on June 23, 2009

BTW, who knew Metafilter usernames would make such good band names?
posted by zsazsa at 2:23 PM on June 23, 2009

(blushes at post)

Yeah, I agree about Flickr; but I know some people who've gotten into the habit of reading it there, so I still do the uploads. The main site's definitely the preferred way to get the comic.

and to be honest, I've been waiting a long time for someone to get the MeFi usernames band name joke...
posted by COBRA! at 2:31 PM on June 23, 2009

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA! (congrats!)
posted by cavalier at 2:38 PM on June 23, 2009

I've been enjoying this, thanks. My boss may hate you for posting this, but I like it.
posted by marxchivist at 3:46 PM on June 23, 2009

This is great! Way to go COBRA! Sweet post title too.
posted by snsranch at 4:17 PM on June 23, 2009

thanks for the link & yea! COBRA! i just spent the last hour getting up to speed on the awesome boys. very entertaining, and very true to the mark. thanks.
posted by msconduct at 4:52 PM on June 23, 2009

Some of this stuff looks familiar - was some of this in Rift? The map of the Turf Club (you stopped before you got to the photo booth!) The booth at the CC Club. The Entry. I have spent much time there. Oh yes.

Several years ago, there was a band called the Astro Zombies, mainly made up of members of the First Ave stage crew. I think they played three shows, including New Band Night. They were OK, very seventies rock influenced, somewhat psychedelic. Their lead guitar played had the most wicked awesome pants.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:41 PM on June 23, 2009

Oh man, I'm loving this one.
posted by lekvar at 8:13 PM on June 23, 2009

I just all 76 episodes. Very very good. And now I have the RSS feed.
posted by awfurby at 11:09 PM on June 23, 2009

Thanks a lot, everybody. And for what it's worth, I'm inking #77 over lunch today, it'll be up by the end of the week.

Some of this stuff looks familiar - was some of this in Rift? The map of the Turf Club (you stopped before you got to the photo booth!)

I don't think the strip was ever in Rift* (I talked to them about it briefly, but we never agreed on anything), but I did have a column there for a little while with the same name and covering sort of the same material (only not, y'know, fictional).

With the Turf strip, I drew that one from memory, and was kind of crestfallen the next time I was in there and saw what I'd gotten wrong with the layout. Object lesson about being lazy, I guess...

*Rift's a Twin Cities music mag that's gone through a couple of Christlike death-and-resurrection cycles.
posted by COBRA! at 7:27 AM on June 24, 2009

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