Monday, November 16, 2009

Victory Centre #6 - "A Crinkly Bottom"



I'll be busy preparing for Thought Bubble in Leeds this week so the Victory Centre will appear only when necessary. But come on, let's hear it for Mr Blobby. Talk about your Ray Davies of the Kinks, or Andy Partridge from XTC, Blobby is right up there with the British hitmakers.

Yes, some scorn him for his association with creepy beard-wrong Noel Edmonds, but I consider him one of the most important artists of the last decade. The film below ranks, for me, up there with Coppola's "The Conversation" and the best of Bunuel or Truffaut. Mesmerising.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm sensing quite a lot of Desmond Fishman here.

~m. said...

Oh, I am so looking forwards to Thought Bubble. So, so much.

Bad Andy said...

I must admit that I only ever found Mr Blobby funny when he was being used as 'Gotcha' material, but watching that clip compilation actually made me laugh out loud four or five times. Maybe we miss the anarchy of Blobby, if not the music.

John A said...

Agreed!! It is his anarchy that I like! He goes totally berserk. There's one point in the compilation where he kind of comes to rest with his head at 45 degrees to a wall and I couldn't stop laughing.

Billy Kavanagh said...

John, the ravers (and the Daily Mail) have got to him first.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220390/Pictured-The-abandoned-ruins-Mr-Blobby-theme-park-ravers-trash-site.html

John A said...

BAN THIS SICK STUNT.

This shit just got personal, ladies and gentlemen.

James Corachea said...

Your Mr Blobby drawings remind me of when I was in primary school. I used to doodle pictures of Mr Blobby or Jeremy Beadle in my school books usually sporting an evil grin. At the school christmas fair instead of getting in the usual father christmas they got someone to dress up in a Mr Blobby costume (this must have been the year that 'he' had the xmas number one). We had to design a poster with a drawing of Mr Blobby on it so I think this is what kicked off the inspiration.

If I kept at it to this day I could have been the next webcomic hero of the internets. Luckly there are people as old as me who remember it.

Patrick K. said...

Geez, must be a British thing. That video is actually scarier than some horror movies I've watched.

Laura said...

My foster sister used to love him so much! I can't believe how much he used to mess things up, excellent!

Morwen said...

There's something inherently funny about seeing Noel Edmonds having to deal with the chaos that is Mr Blobbly. If you look closely you can see that at one point his expression clearly says "Now I understand how they all felt".

joedecie said...

Thought Bubble is less than a week away and I am yet to print any comics. I like to live life dangerously.

Chaz said...

Really, some things are too British to comprehend.

justbinahv2 said...

Oh dear, this video is far too British to register in my all-too-American head. :/

And yes, all I can think is "big pink Desmond?"

Bhangb3b3 said...

I'm rather new to this blog, though not to your work. I know this is an old post and unlikely to get a response, but who on earth is/was Mr. Blobby? The compilation was both entertaining and extremely confusing? Was he a part of a [hilariously destructive] children's show from England?