As has hopefully become abundantly clear, I place a premium upon quality artwork in my administration of this blog. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce Josh Frankel, the newest addition to my staff.
Josh has been generating NBA comics since 2007 at his blog, Garbage Time All-Stars. His comics have also appeared on Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie blog and in Basketball Prospectus. He lives in an amorphous region known as Golden State and “is a big fan of inbounding the ball off of an opposing player’s back.”
On the illustration above, in his own words:
An amusing side effect of the so-called super-team is the way every meager scrap of off-hand nothing is swaddled in over-caffeinated analysis. Throw in a media drooling to see their Riley-as-executioner story reinforced and a superstar who’s preened under the microscope for too long and you get posts about every stray raised eyebrow, mush-mouthed post-game comment, and, yes, light grazing of shoulders. The body language says everything! They’re not smiling enough! What can the towel boy tell us? There are layers of meaning in this passage of gas!