While AtBC – The Comic Strip is an original webcomic created by me, I must give credit for the various Creative Commons Licensed images I use, both for ethical reasons and to point you to some of the web’s best artists.
To begin with, the basic photo I’ve used thus far (the man sitting in his cubicle) is an image entitled Reason #3 Why I’m Going To Get Fired, by ldanderson. While this photo is just a snapshot, be sure to check out his other photos, some of which will be featured in a future episode.
The hockey poster is of Bobby Clarke, retired Philadelphia Flyer and the epitome of The Broad Street Bullies. If you don’t believe he was the greatest hockey player of all time (with the possible exception of Bernie Parent), you just suck.
(Aside: I just found out through Wikipedia that Bernie Parent is co-owner of Face Off Circle, a rink in Warminster PA. That’s where I learned to skate.)
Episode 1: Oh Danny Boy – The left monitor image is an actual screenshot of the comment screen at AtBC. The right monitor image is an uncredited image I found some time back at MySpace. The image of the legs peeking out of the closet in the final frame is an image entitled ‘Hide me, don’t wanna see anybody!’, by Perszi.
Episode 2: Sockpuppets – The left monitor image is an actual screenshot of Page 19 of The Bathroom Wall at AtBC. (See here for the relevance.) The right monitor image for most of the strip is an actual screenshot of Uncommon Descent, an Intelligent Design Creationism Hoax blog – specifically to the page where JanieBelle got banned. (Again, see here for relevance.) I made the “Free Porn Click Here” image in the final frame. The changing poster on the back wall of the cubicle (with the exception of the one in the third frame, discussed in episode 1) is a collection of photographs from one of my favorite Flickr photographers, Rob Beyer. In order, they are Madison and Erica – Bent, Betty On Red pt1, Bond Girl – Eyed, Boxer, Erica and Madison – Star, and The Jean Shoot – Him.
Episode 3: Shimmy – The changing poster on the back wall of the cubicle is a collection of Flickr images involving belly dancers. The images are as follows: Belly Dancers by masochismtango, Swinging by buckofive, Belly Dancer – 1 by jorgekazuo, the next picture by a Flickr user named Woodrow seems to have poofed so no link, Veil by wanderingnome, 16th March 2005 by Paul Watson, and Stop! by Soleil d’Egypte. Screenshots on the right hand monitor are of the following sites: Amused Muse (Kristine Harley’s blog – highly recommended), The Design of Life website (recamouflaged version of Of Pandas and People, a creationist “science textbook” used to disguise Christian Fundamentalism in a failed attempt to circumvent the first amendment), Expelled the Movie website (a soon to be released Ben Stein “documentary” designed to spin the Kitzmiller v. Dover decision as an academic freedom and persecution issue), Uncommon Descent (see above), UDreamOfJanie, Molly’s Mirror (Molly Montrevoir’s blog – also highly recommended), and back to Amused Muse. The magazines on the desk are as follows: Al Gore on the cover of Time (May 2007) in reference to the Global Climate Change denial that seems to go hand in glove with other science denial, Time’s 100 most influential people (May 2006) featuring Judge John E. Jones (see Kitzmiller v. Dover, above), Alfred E. Newman and George W. Bush on the cover of The Mad War on Bush, a fictional cover of Time featuring the “Ban of the Year” (created by AtBC denizen Faid in reference to the stifling of dissent, thought, or questioning at UncommonDescent by Texas resident David “The Bannanator” Springer), The Dixie Chicks on the cover of Time (May 2006), a fictional cover of Playboy featuring Molly Montrevoir (created by me in conjunction with JanieBelle), and a fictional cover of Playboy featuring Kristine Harley (also created by me in conjunction with JanieBelle). The After the Bar Closes coffee mug is a digital creation by me, and the mug in frame four is a “Don’t Mess with Texas” mug. The wine bottle featured in frame six is a Mondavi (I don’t remember which, but I think the vintage was ’04 and it may have been a Cabernet).
Episode 4: Doomed –