Hey everyone, sorry for not having a comic update today. I’ve been feeling under the weather the past couple of days and wasn’t able to string together enough time at the drawing desk to put together a comic for today. I promise I will try to get better as fast as possible so we can get back to the regularly scheduled updates! I hope everyone is enjoying the spring semester coming to a close and looking forward to some well deserved down-time. Thank you for being so supportive of this little endeavor. I don’t know what I’d do without readers like you.
So, today’s comic is an alternate universe where Alfred is also Bruce Wayne’s music teacher. Alfred would be a great teacher because he would take NO SASS. I think I just like the dry humor that was written for the Alfred in the Batman animated series, and I appreciate a teacher who has a good sense of humor. What do you think, would Alfred make a good music teacher?
First of all, congratulations to Artiphon on their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. Secondly, you still have plenty of time to jump on that deal if you want to get an Instrument 1 for yourself. Check out their kickstarter video:
I think it’s funny that all the things we concern ourselves about the proper approach to playing an instrument will be long forgotten in the far future. The only thing more interesting to me is examining the point in time when these edicts are just starting to be forgotten. It may not be the Instrument 1 that brings about this change, but it’s fun to think about. I don’t know if the future of music will be found in an all-in-one device like the Instrument 1 or if there will be completely NEW instruments that will become more popular for musicians to play. I just hope that musicians of the future are as deeply devoted to the craft as the musicians of the past and present. Also, I wouldn’t mind a Ressikan Flute.
First off, I want to thank everyone who came by the booth during TMEA. You are the reason why it is so much fun to continue to make Odd Quartet comics!
TMEA is by far the largest and most stressful convention I go to during the year. It is only stressful in the sense that I always think that I am going to mess it up somehow. But every year, things work out fine and I enjoy every minute of being there. This year seemed particularly significant because I got to see a bunch of friends that are now band directors, or who are working in the music scene somehow that I have not seen in YEARS. I joke sometimes that being a music teacher in Texas is like being in a really big family because it seems like everybody knows everybody else. But, it is the kind of family that I wouldn’t trade for anything else. I’ve known some of those people since we were in beginning band in middle school and now they are getting married and having kids!
I didn’t get a chance to go to any of the clinics, but I did get a chance to walk the exhibit floor for a bit and I will try to post some of those photos here, or on the Facebook page for you. A quick note about the store – TMEA went so well that we are sold out of certain shirt sizes and designs for now. I am going to be reordering most of those designs this week so that they can be restocked as soon as possible. Thanks again to everyone who came by the booth and thank you for supporting Odd Quartet. I will do my best to keep making Odd Quartet better and better.
I wanted to let you know that the Odd Quartet booth will be returning to TMEA! In a little over a month, the Texas Music Educators Association will host their clinic and convention in San Antonio, and I will be there with posters, t-shirts, and originals for sale at Booth #3429. So, if you have some free time in your convention schedule please stop by the booth and say Hi. Looking forward to seeing you all Feb 11-14 in San Antonio.