Idiot Box, by Matt Bors
Politics lately has really made me ill (sorry, Bush supporters). That's what's so refreshing with Idiot Box; Matt tells it like it is. The strips are funny, and sadly rings of more truth than it should. At least Matt can help us laugh at some of the craziness that we have to live with.
Some background on Idiot Box, in Matt's own words (thanks, Matt!): "It started in February 2003 when I was at the Pittsburgh Art Institute. It ran in the paper there. I live in Ohio now and the strip runs in the Front Weekly (Pittsburgh), the Columbus Free Press (OH), and I'm syndicated online by the Universal Press Syndicate. I've appeared in other papers and mags also on a one time basis."
Check out the great art below!
Example of Idiot Box daily by Matt Bors, November 15, 2004. Copyright Matt Bors. Bristol board size: 11" x 8 1/2". Matt's description of this strip (see below) says it all.
Description of the Idiot Box daily for November 15, 2004, handwritten by Matt Bors.
Example of Idiot Box daily by Matt Bors, December 20, 2004. Copyright Matt Bors. Bristol board size: 11" x 8 1/2". I love how Matt draws his characters; awesome renditions of our "elected officials".
Description of the Idiot Box daily for December 20, 2004, handwritten by Matt Bors.
Example of Idiot Box daily by Matt Bors, December 29, 2004. Bristol board size: 10 1/4" x 4 3/4". This was a cartoon done by Matt to raise money for disaster relief in Southeast Asia. Per the words of Matt's blog, "I felt like actually doing something instead of sitting around and talking about how bad the tsunami was in Asia. Buy this original cartoon I just decided to do this morning. All money goes to Unicef." I bought the cartoon. Notice the beautiful bends at the corners thanks to the United States Postal Service.
Description of the Idiot Box daily for December 29, 2004, handwritten by Matt Bors.
An incredible specialty sketch signed by Matt Bors. I asked Matt to depict some of his characters on the beach in Hawaii, and only an insane genius like he could think up something like this. What a beautiful piece.
A page straight out of Matt Bors' notebook, where he formulates his ideas for his strips. On the bottom third of the page, Matt has his notes for the strip dated December 20, 2004 (the art for the strip is pictured previously). A nice glimpse into Matt's creative process.
Another page out of Matt Bors' notebook. This page has more of Matt's notes for the December 20, 2004 strip.
Cover of Attack of the Killer Sherpas comic, signed by Matt Bors. This was a gift from Matt, and it's great because there are a lot of webcomics featured in this comic, including Idiot Box, The Zoo, and Bob the Squirrel, along with some other titles.
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