Friday, September 08, 2006

Minus EV

I think Violet played this a little too passively. If you're going to go to all the trouble of buying the outfit and even getting into the sexy pose on the bed, I think you have to see it through and demand that he at least turns around to see you. I guess Corbin pissed her off a bit too much, though, by ignoring her requests to come to bed. He sure screwed up.

Fans of Daniel Negreanu should check out Monday's strip, because it very oddly features him killing someone! Art isn't finished yet, but here's a preview --

I'm scared.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! Don't go all [adult swim] on us will ya!?

9/08/2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger Gath said...

Whoa! How did we get from toddler-gambling to full-on hollywood nudity?

Actually, when I put it like that, it doesn't sound so hot/cold.

Really though, this was pretty risky. Testing the waters, are we?

9/08/2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Hmm! There was no nudity and certainly no "full-on Hollywood nudity"! We couldn't even see a hint of her nipples, although we probably should have through that sheer material! I didn't think it was risky at all, but I'm wondering now after these responses. I really like this strip, and not just because of Violet's outfit! It's about a wife trying to do something nice for her husband and get his attention, but he ignores her because he's too caught up in his poker game, ending with the joke about how it's not +EV for him to stay in the game because he doesn't get to have a good time with her as she walks away. I could have had her doing something else nice for him, other than wearing sexy lingerie, but those things wouldn't have been funny or made much sense -- just sad probably. Anyway, I thought it worked, but maybe not.

9/08/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger PenaltyMan said...

I didn't think it was testing the waters, I just thought it was more of a gag on the oblivious husband doing something, while his wife tries to get his attention seductively.

Almost cliche, but still funny :-)
Can't wait for gangsta' Negreanu on Monday :D

9/08/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

It is fairly cliche, yes. My sense of humor is usually much crazier than what's been in this comic, but I've been trying to appeal to the masses at times. Monday's strip kind of throws that out the window, though, with "gangsta Negreanu"!

9/08/2006 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i know a guy whose wife constantly has such trouble as in this strip :)

Altough he plays Counter-Strike instead of poker :D

9/09/2006 3:54 AM  
Blogger Brandon J. Carr said...

This is my favorite strip so far...the pacing and artwork are the tops. Does it have to do with the lingerie? Hmm...I hope not. I like to think of myself as a stronger person than that.

I look forward to Monday's. Guns are neat. He looks like he's ON TILT...WITH A VENGEANCE.

I think I just named my next screenplay.


9/09/2006 8:39 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Hey, Brandon, glad you like this strip. I think you do a really good job with the art on "Life's a Bluff." I'm a screenwriter as well. Working on a horror movie right now that I hope to make independently soon.

9/09/2006 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh. Five words come to mind.

Dumbass. Idiot. Stupit. Oblivious. Loser.

I feel sad for someone that would trade hawthawthawt xxx action with his lady for something that he could do anytime he wants. Lingere only comes once in a blue moon, and something that "ZOMIG HAWT" comes about as often as a lunar eclipse.

9/09/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

I agree with anonymous, but keep in mind that he didn't actually see her in the lingerie and didn't realize what she was up to. I'm sure he would have left the game instantly if he actually got a glimpse of her.

9/10/2006 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was some kind of classy sex mag where they interview poker players and one of the questions is how to get a guy's attention if he's playing poker and she wants to fool around. Negreanu said something like "If he's a cash game player dress up in sexy lingerie but if he's in a tourney forget it"

I liked how she even mentions to him that it's a cash game.

9/11/2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Ha, that's cool. I hadn't read that.

9/11/2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Brandon J. Carr said...

Bobby, I'd love to hear about the horror project. I'm a horror fan and I like the special kind of low-budget horror that comes our of the independent sort.

And thanks for the kind "Life's A Bluff" comment. I think, though, that by the rules of webcomicdom we're supposed to be fighting. Prepare to battle.


9/11/2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

I can't fight with you -- if Tiger Claw dies, who's going to draw "+EV"??? You'd have to take over obviously.

The script isn't finished yet for the horror movie, so I don't have it copyrighted or registered with the WGA yet, and it's a very original idea, so not gonna mention it publicly yet, but it involves vampires and zombies in a way we've never seen before. I plan on putting out a graphic novel of the story no matter what, even if I'm not able to make the film, and who knows, you might be a good option to draw it if you're interested at the time (hopefully soon, probably by February at the latest). Tiger Claw is very busy with other projects and barely has time to draw "+EV" at the moment. It's too late now for me to possibly film the movie this year before the weather gets too bad (shooting in South Dakota), since the script isn't even done, so now I'm planning on May.

9/11/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger Brandon J. Carr said...

Well, it sounds very intriguing. When you're at the point you can share, drop me a line at!


9/14/2006 7:34 AM  

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