Monday, June 04, 2012

Overheard in the Dining Room:

I went by the grocery store in the hippie enclave of Broad Ripple today and saw this:


Why yes, that's S.W.A.T. Magazine right there in the center, (and my name is on the masthead even if it is in fine print!) We're winning.

Then I get home and the phone rings:
Marko: "Have you checked out Day By Day yet today?"
Me: "No, why?"
Marko: "Seriously, just go check it out..."
Okay, that's frickin' awesome. It's a childhood dream come true: I totally need a copy to hang on the fridge. (And I don't care how many cool points I lost by picking Huck up and waltzing him around the kitchen singing "Hooray! I'm a comic book character now! I can hang out with Black Widow and Iron Man!")

That may be the first appearance of a Clark Custom pre-war S&W .38-44 Heavy Duty in DBD!

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Tam!

axeman

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

(he posted on mine recently too...)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

(well, I was pleased he noticed me, at least.)

Murphy's Law said...

Very nice. You are now officially famous. :-)

rickn8or said...

Squeee!!
And we can all say we knew you back when you needed help with punctuation.

DanH said...

Well, to be fair, I think most of us wanna be Tam when we grow up ;p

Hollowpoint1938 said...

Now, two of my favorites, VFTP and DBD are connected. Cool!

pdb said...

That is Incredibly Awesome(tm).

SewerDweller said...

congratulations, you have arrived.

John B said...

Yes, we all want to grow up to be Tam.

Though I'd look awful in that bikini pic.

Hammerbach said...

I KNEW there was a reason I liked Chris Muir!

TotC said...

That totally makes my day. Kudos O Mistress of Snark

Christina LMT said...

I totally geeked out when I saw it! Congrats!

RobertM said...

That's awesome!

AuricTech said...

As someone who, upon purchasing a copy of GURPS Traveller: Ground Forces, found himself featured in a sidebar as a posthumous recipient of the Starburst for Extreme Heroism, I know just how it feels to be mentioned, by name, in a fictional work intended for mass distribution. It feels [bowderlized] AWESOME! Congratulations!

Carl H said...

Hat tip!

Anonymous said...

He made you look awesome!

Charlie Foxtrot said...

!!!!!!!!!!!

TOO KEWL! ;^)'

instinct said...

Sweet!

Robin said...

Whoa, am I jealous.

Anonymous said...

My favorite superhero!

I can't wait till you get the back page of Guns and Ammo!

CAR said...

Congrats!

fast richard said...

Yup, Awesome.

Borepatch said...

So now that you're hangin' with Spidy and Iron Man and the gang, who's going to play you in the film?

;-)

Borepatch said...

So now that you're hangin' with Spidy and Iron Man and the gang, who's going to play you in the film?

;-)

Borepatch said...

So now that you're hangin' with Spidy and Iron Man and the gang, who's going to play you in the film?

;-)

Keads said...

I'll be over here kicking rocks in the corner.

Congrats! That is covered in awesome sauce.

Hope Huck got the import of the moment. I'm thinking not.

Ed Skinner said...

We are in the presence of greatness!

Ben said...

Recognized you the moment I saw it too. Very cool.

Hat Trick said...

Congrats. He captured you well.

CGHill said...

"Frickin' awesome" seriously understates the case.

Anthony said...

That was totally awesome!

doubletrouble said...

Cool.
You're the first comic strip character I've met in person!

(not counting the dust-up with Spiderman that time...)

Anonymous said...

Squeeeeeee!!

Totally awesome.

John Bernard Books

Anonymous said...

Huck probably wondered "What Now?".

That's totally cool. Congrats!

Bob said...

Cool beyond measure.

Anonymous said...

I stopped by to congratulate you but was way, way too late. Congratulations anyway.

Now,may he'll have you and Sam hanging out on the beach in your bikinis next? (hope, hpe)

Texas Sean said...

Prints available any time soon!? Signed! Signed prints?

Will said...

Ah, to be immortalized.

You go, girl! (that is the correct usage, yes?)

Now, can we get you, or your character, onto the big screen?

David said...

I'm totally geeking out. :)) Someday I'll look back and say "well, no we never met but I bought her a book" :)

Turk Turon said...

Wowee!
Wow-wow-wow!

Turk Turon said...

P.S. I noticed that the cartoon is a link to your blog.

Anonymous said...

What? Wait. What didja do, go to Fla. to get Sam to tune the Beemer, get some range time w/ her and Zed, and did'nt tell Rx you were going? DANG!! :-D. CONGRATS! JohninMd(help)

Marja said...

Congrats!

Green with envy here. Well, greener (used to be before too because you can shoot, and are quite a bit younger and a lot slimmer than I am :p).

Chris said...

Sweet!! The planets are aligning.

MSgt B said...

Came by as soon as I saw it this morning.

Congrats. You get a pile of 'cool points' for that one.

Radagast said...

Bah. I thought it was the Wolf & Klar model.
http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com.au/2009/03/sunday-smith-45-44-hand-ejector-3rd.html

Congrats. As a new comic book hero do you get to pick your secret super power?

AJD said...

Radagast, she delivers deadly snark at the speed of light, why would she NEED another super power?
;-)

Mark Alger said...

Too bad Chris doesn't have comments. We could be congratulating HIM on his eminent good taste.

M

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Sweet.

Greg in Allston said...

There's no stopping her now. BWAAAHAAHAAHAA!!

Very cool, Tam.

Anonymous said...

Tres Cool!

Well Deserved.

Gerry

Reno Sepulveda said...

That's got to be the gunblog equivalent to the cover of Rolling Stone.

GreatBlueWhale said...

According to the Left, you've always been a comic book character.

My first click in the morning is to DBD. The second is VFTP.

Rob Reed said...

That was so cool.

And thanks for ID'ing the revolver. I knew it had to be a S&W of some sort, but couldn't tell exactly what.

Rob (Trebor)

Robert Langham said...

Holy smokes.

Anonymous said...

Next stop: Tam, the newest Avenger.

jf

Anonymous said...

Yay Tam!
Instantly recognized you on DBD.

Boat Guy said...

GREAT START TO THE DAY! Like GBW, DBD is the first click and VFTP is the second...
Good on both you and Chris Muir!

phlegmfatale said...

I squeed!

RL said...

Congrats Tam.
If you don't mind, please pass on my big-ups to Mr. Hulk on his Loki handling skillz.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they in negotiations to get Sissy Spacec to play Tam?

Rich in NC

Dwight Brown said...

I for one welcome our new social media coordinator overlord.

May death come quickly to her enemies.

Joel said...

Any chance of your putting in a good word with Tony Stark? I could use some of those powered prosthetics he's so handy with...

Anonymous said...

Who is going to play her in the movie?

I'm thinking Charlize Theron.

BobG said...

So, what color of cape and tights are you going to get?

Tirno said...

BobG, I don't think Tam's going to be the cape and tights sort. I see her as attired in mildly tactical clothing, not mall-ninja-ish at all.

But her super power is to produce seemingly infinite amounts of concealed firearms, taclights, knives, magazines/speedloaders, etc from the many pockets of whatever she's wearing, very much like the Highlander (Connor or Duncan) could always pull a 3" katana out of whatever he happened to be wearing at the time.


Scene: Abandoned Warehouse
Mook Number 1: Boss, we gots Lady Snark tied up in the back.
Boss: She give you any trouble?
Mook Number 2: Well, Mooks 3 and 4 had to step outside to calm down after she made dem cry. She had some t'ings to say about dey Yoonion that didn't sit right wit dem, being from big Yoonion families and all.
Boss: And you two mugs soiched 'er, did ya?
Mook Number 1: Oh, yeah, you shouldn't seen the haul. I picked up dis sweet flashlight outta dere. Duct taped 'er to a chair.
Boss: I'm gonna go out onna limb and say you two missed a few t'ings. One, some kinda knife good fer cutting duct tape. Two, a shot timer. And three, a Colt Model 1902 Pocket Hammerless chambered in, at a guess, .32 ACP. Ask me how I know.
SFX: BEEEEEEP! followed by gunfire

Tirno said...

3' not 3". I apologize for stuttering.

Turk Turon said...

Anon is right: Charlize Theron.

RandyGC said...

Now she can provide some gun handling training and weapon selection advice to Black Widow in person!

Congrats Tam! Nice Work Mr. Muir

Anonymous said...

Nice!!


Antibubba

MonteG said...

Social Media Coordinator... does that, by chance, mean that you're the one who posts the S.W.A.T. Magazine Facebook wall posts I'm always liking?

Anonymous said...

Muir is a racist hack that traces all his "cartoons" from porn.

Tam said...

MonteG,

Yes.

Chris said...

Congrats! Post a pic when Huck flys by a remote control! :-)

CIII

PA State Cop said...

It would be a Heavy Duty.

Tirno said...

Tam, do you have the ability to get the IP address of the post of Mr Anonymous from 8:10 PM, June 05, 2012? I'm of the opinion that that sort of statement deserves to be backed by the full reputation of the individual that made it.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I knew you had it in you.

dad

WindRider said...

Yes, but does today's strip (6/6/12) mean that you're going to be seen shooting down an Obama drone soon?

Hmmm, what gun for that?

roland said...

Congrats, news of your badassery is spreading.

Larry said...

You know who else is a cartoon? Larry Freakin' Correia, that's who. That's some pretty exclusive company you're keeping there.
Congrats!!!

Tam said...

Larry,

"You know who else is a cartoon? Larry Freakin' Correia, that's who."

Yeah, me and Larry Correia were hanging out with Batman and Psylocke and Wolverine at the Hall of Justice last night, and I said "Larry," ('cause we're all tight and first-name like that,) "y'know what we oughtta go do to COBRA?..."

Turk Turon said...

The new one's up. Watch the skies!

Mustanger said...

Back when I was a kid, back in the 1980's, COBRA was the enemy of GI Joe. When did COBRA start going after the Superfriends, etc?

Montie said...

Dang, head to the boonies for a couple of days and look at what I missed! Awesome Tam!