Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Be prepared.


Whenever I try get folks to move to Boston, it often boils down to "but it's too cold" and "what do you mean winter can last 5 months?" First of all, there are much colder places than Boston: Maine. I a grew up there, so a Massachusetts winter is nothing. That said, it's a bit of a right of passage for newcomers to make it through their first winter.

The Improper Bostonian asked me to draw a cartoon to help folks prepare. On streets now, even though it was a balmy 55 today. Pfft! You call this December? 62 tomorrow? Good thing "Rudolph" is on right now, or I wouldn't know.

10 comments:

smac said...

Nice one. great color choices. Love the little hidden gems inside his coat.

Jason Curtis said...

Really fun piece Bob, all the details are great.

I'm from Canada eh, so I know all about snow and cold.

Dave Schlafman said...

Looks great. Love the ice axe.

Krishna Chavda said...

this is is awesome. chapstick and the handkerchief are essential.

David DeGrand said...

Fun illo! If you think people are wusses about cold weather in Boston, try visiting Texas. The second we get below 60 degrees people start acting like they're right out of "The Day After Tomorrow".

Sherm said...

Youe drawings are so damn appealing! Love it...your stuff always makes me smile!

Bob Flynn said...

It topped 70 today in Boston. Crazy!

Glad you all got a kick out of it. Put it to use if you're from a colder climate.

John-Michael Morgan said...

Great colors, man.

And David DeGrand is actually right about cold temperatures in Texas. People in San Antonio got really hyped for the "snow flurries" that never happened last week.

Carter Malouf said...

I really like this one especially the 200$ in case of snow emergency that always gets people. I'm from Minnesota the land of ice and snow so this one hits home with me.

I go to WashU and I'm taking Doug's class next semester and I just wanted to say I really like your work!

Chinmay said...

Hilarious! You've captured the true spirit of dwellers in New England area and ofcourse the brutal winters here :-) loved the illustration Bob !