Monday, April 30, 2012

Two Types of Hardcore Basketball fans (Bx3 #57)

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I'm more of a Lev (the guy in the gray hoodie if you're new to the comic) type hardcore basketball fan- the long serpentine trying to be objective analysis- than the Chub (yellow jersey) rooting hard and having faith in one team kind of fan.  How about you? I guess it's possible to be somewhere in between those two extremes... and there's the people out there that just seem to root for individual players too, forgot about them when I was drafting up the comic.

I also have no idea who will win this year, despite my ability to talk at length about it. It's wide open in my eyes. That makes it all the more exciting, doesn't it?

A side note- I feel really bad for D. Rose and Shump.  Hate to see guys go down like that, but it just shows how hard it is to predict what will happen because anything can happen.  I tore my own ACL once playing basketball, and the resulting forced period of inactivity is when I started getting really into art. You just never know the path you're going to end up on, no matter how much analysis you do of the past.

Thanks to @Nerdnumbers for a little inspiration on this one.

Monday, April 23, 2012

We'll Settle This at Recess (Bx3 #56)

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This is the second comic in a row that I've made the "Garnett is a bully" joke. Please nobody tell him.

This is actually the second time I've drawn some NBA players as children.  Did it a while back for a guest spot for Hoopism.com. Go check it out if you missed it the first time.

This comic is available as a high quality art print in the print shop- Free shipping worldwide on all orders through Sunday the 29th!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Guide to Common NBA Celebratory Hand Gestures (Bx3 #55)

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Baron Davis has an interesting take on the 3-goggles.  The "three-puffs" I guess we should call it. I wish I could have fit this into the comic.
(Hat tip to @WJCheney)

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Living the Well-Considered Life (Bx3 #54)

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Any similarities to real life basketball talking heads are intentional, but like in an "intentional foul" kind of way, if that makes sense.

A word directly from me (because I have no sponsors)-  

In addition to the link below for Bouncex3 t-shirts,
I've also set up a way to purchase original comic and illustration Bouncex3 prints.
There's a handful of options available, and you can choose from different sizes based on how big the wall-space is in your conversion van.

-If there is a comic that you'd like a print of that is not currently available please contact me and I will add it to the store so that you can order it.

-Because the Prints come direct from the printer I am not able to sign them.  If you'd like a signed print please email me and it can be arranged. Basically it will be the cost of the print in the store with the S+H doubled because I'll ship it to myself first, and then ship it to you. (Maybe with an original sketch thrown in???)

-If you are living the minimilast lifestyle and don't need more "stuff" in your life you can also make a direct monetary contribution from the "donate" link below as well. If you'd like I'll send you a Hi-Res digital print of your choice for any amount donated.

As you can see I am running the site without ads (for formatting and other reasons).  Any of the options detailed above (and linked below) are a way to support the site if you are a frequent visitor that enjoys Bouncex3.  I am hoping to continue developing and improving the comic- and all contributions will go a long way in helping me achieve that goal.  No pressure of course- your continued readership is already great support in itself!

Thank you- Joe

Sunday, April 1, 2012

T-Shirt Contest Results

(Take me to the hilarious new-this-week comic-link)
So those are the answers.  How'd you do?  Not as good as the winner it seems. The Winner of the MASK contest was.... Dr. Calvin!
Congrats! Dr. Calvin is the only person that got the anti-tiger mask correct.
You won a free Bouncex3 t-shirt and a lifetime of me emailing you asking for medical advice.
Because I'm evil if you check the tags from the original mask comic, big-time clues to the two hardest masks were right in front of you! Sorry about not mentioning that sooner.

The winner of the random drawing from all the twitter and mask entries was.... Jordan W.!  You can follow him on twitter and make the case that he should give the t-shirt to you here:  @JordanSWhite

Hopefully our two lucky winners will send us some pics when they get the shirts and we can see how they look!

Okay, so what now? You didn't win.  The T-shirts are still available for purchase in the store. 
If you purchase one it would look great on you I'm sure, and it would be a small way to support this comic if you're a fan.  If you like "Skreened" on FB or follow them on Twitter, you'll get a 10% discount code that you can use as well. 


Also I should mention there's another contest and chance to win going on right now- good for those of you that know more about basketball than masks (crazy idea right?).  
Wagesofwins.com is giving away one of my shirts for whoever can predict which player will the have the best statistical performance in the remainder of the regular season. So head over there and check that out!


Thanks for your participation and your support of the comic!


-Joe

Basketball Glossary #1 (Bx3 #53)

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These are all 100% true. Go ahead- look them up in the rule-book, I'll wait. (Runs away quickly)
Believe it or not this is officially the first time I made a "How U" joke... seemed appropriate here.

Check back in the future for more explanations to these obscure basketball terms that you've always been wondering about.

Also: T-SHIRT CONTEST RESULTS ARE HERE!