Ska: The Perfect Bowling Music

Here we go. Hopefully some happier music will help Sandy’s art not be quite so dark and violent. If you don’t recognize the song, it’s “Sell Out,” the smash hit from ska-geniuses “Reel Big Fish.” If you were cognizant of the mainstream music scene in the late 90’s, you probably heard it all over the place.

It’d be easy to say that this strip is really self indulgent, and it kindof is, and it’s partly that I’m excited that RBF is finally coming to my town for a show (ska shows are legendary in awesomitude) but this is actually more than that — it’s setup for a storyline! Imagine that! See, there’s a (sortof) spoiler for this story, aren’t you glad you read the blog today?

In the meantime, Happy Birthday America! (It’s pronounced ‘MERICA!!!) I do so love this country and I’m gonna celebrate it real hard. I hope you do the same, and if so, be sure to enjoy it, and maybe throw on some ska. Nothing says “America” like some very danceable ska tunes. Except maybe… lots of other, much more American things… but still, it’s fun.

Happy Independence Day!


  1. Stuart Harvison

    Loved todays comic… Choc in liquid form haha awesome!!… punching bags, so true. i could use like 10

  2. Mike

    Ha, I wondered if I was the only one using those up. Thanks, man, I’m glad you liked it!

  3. Chris B.

    I’ve “dented” my share of punching bags. Another good one here, Mike. I like the comparisons that can be made between location for a visual artist “working” and for a musical artist “practicing.” All of those can apply to any band I’ve ever been in, in some form or fashion.

  4. Mike

    Thanks for the kind words, Chris, and I totally agree about the similarities for visual arts and music.

  5. Vince LoGreco

    I remember Reel Big Fish played at my college my senior year. It was an awesome show until the incredibly large amount of alcohol that the lead singer drank took its effect. After a while he crawled behind the drum kit and began playing random guitar solos. He had to be carried off the stage. But hey, chugging an entire fifth of Jack Daniels will do that I suppose. But an awesome show none the less!

  6. Mike

    Oh my gosh, that is unbelievable… and yet I almost expect it from them…