Store is still up. Starting this new year out a little rough, but I hope to get back on track. I know there is not a ton of stuff on the blog, but a lot of my concentration is on improving my web-comic. I will post as often as I can here, but I am not even sure if this is frequented by anything more than Russian spy bots and hackers. Hopefully I do have actual real people reading my blog and you enjoy it. If you want to see more comics, head over to www.rubbateets.com.
It’s a simple game. Think of 4 creatures, a huge/large one, a medium one, a small one, and a tiny one. You can replace creatures with beings, things, whatever. The main thing is the size.
Now if you want you can ask someone else the same question. Ask a friend, a stranger, a family member. That guy watching you dress, whoever! I asked one of my BEST FRIENDS EVER, Levi Krause, and he produced an awesome pic!
Next, you draw those 4 creatures (etc) stacked. That is essentially it. The fun comes from the ludicrous nature of having these beasts stacked one over the other. You can ink them, color them, whatever you want. But the main rule is 4 creatures stacked (note variations below)
If you do not like to draw or prefer other methods, use those! Collage those pictures from National Geographic! Cosmo! Whatever! Or maybe ask an artsy friend to draw yours, they may be already if they went with the “ask a person” option
Large to small, crazy, reverse the order, cause some serious stress on that little guy.
Grab a bag (crown royal!) go to the dollar store (or the Wal Marts) fill the bag with cheap creatures and pull 4 blind from the bag
Add more or subtract from the original number, maybe 12 stacked is your thing. I just happen to think 4 is a good number to start at.
If you doubt your spontaneity and you don’t want to ask someone else, make a dice list. Write a bunch of animals down in whatever amounts and then pull out that dice bag, preferably in that crown royal bag again, and roll them twenty-siders! Here’s an example, maybe 4 columns 6 rows, easy with a six sided dice,
This is in the test phase for my brain. It's inspired by surrealist games. I think it sounds good. If someone else has ideas, please tell me. I think everyone can take it and run with it. I just wanted people to have some fun. I know that there are illustrations out there like this and those inspired me also, I don’t think there are any games like this, and so maybe I have something here. Anyways, have fun and I would love to see and post anyone’s Beast Stack that they create.
I was thinking about something, why in the world doesn't Bill Watterson, of Calvin and Hobbes fame, make a glorious comeback? It has to be a "I'm just done with this part of my life" thing, but that bums me out when people that are so good at something just hang it up and "retire". Think about it, if he was to start NEW comics on a web page, he would be a millionaire in a month, and well deserved. He wouldn't have to worry about theft, because he will have a army of supporters. Look what happened when someone tried to steal from the Oatmeal. Ouch! So Bill would not have to worry about that. He could do any size and any format he wanted. He could probably even do NON-Calvin and Hobbes stuff and we would all gobble it up. I would. I would gobble that nob so fast. Even Harper Lee is making a come back. IT CAN HAPPEN!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN BILL!!