Ape Lad: Hobo Life

Today on Boing Boing tv, another exclusive interview with Aloysius, the hoboist great-grandpappy of illustrator Adam “Ape Lad” Koford. The elder Koford shares never-before-known knowledge with us about what it was like to live la vida hobo while he developed that famous comic strip about cats. Previous BBtv episodes featuring Ape Lad and Aloysius are here, here, and here.

Next, we feature some floating, mobile, hobo homes, in Walterrobot‘s short film Moon Avenue Box Man.

Creative Commons-licensed images from Flickr were used in the Hobo Life segment: by Flickr user cudmore “WANTED,” by Ken Lund, “Rock Candy Mtn,” by IamSAM “CANDY,” by -goob- “Cigarette tree” by ponanwi “Whiskey” by pink hats, red shoes “STEW”, by moonjazz “Lake” by raindog “NT STARS,” by Aliento Más Allá, “Camping out”, by prkos “GULLY,” by mmechtley “DITCH”, by compujeramey “CULVERT”,
by T.M.O.F “SHANTY.jpg”, by alex.ch “SHACK”, by dave_7 “RAMBLER”, by lordsutch “MANSION”, by Nesster “MANSION”, by Jace “Storm Drain”, by tsc_traveler “yert”, by SqueakyMarmot “Quansot HUT” by The_Jester “PUP tent”, by saruwine “Lean To,” by covilha “VAN”, by Jasmic “Wheel”, by Dom H UK “Ampitheater”, by Beige Alert “BEEF,” by Jasmic “MONKEYS”, by pingnews.com “ASTRONAUT”, by babasteve “MONKEYS”, by dospaz “ASTRONAUT”, by procsilas “ASTRONAUT”, by skampy “MONKEYS”, by keeping it real “Stephen Hawking”, by elisfanclub “WALRUS”, by hawk684 “HAPPY HOBO” by iboy_daniel “Doll head.”

No hoboes were harmed in the making of this BBtv episode.

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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5 Responses to Ape Lad: Hobo Life

  1. biphenyl says:

    Hahaha, it’s a pretty excellent ditch yeah? I’m just glad I’m not going crazy! Come to think of it, there may have been hobo signs in there.

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    A hobo tried to light me on fire once.

    Well, he might have just been a bum.

  3. biphenyl says:

    Haha! I recognize that ditch at 0:57!

  4. minTphresh says:

    hey! that’s my old friend ralphie the rag picker ( the renny-dudewith the spankin phresh tites!) there at the end of yer video. im sure he would be honoredf to be considered a hobo, but he’s really a hard workin actor/entrepenuer from st.pete fl.! glad to see he still be workin that shizzle!

  5. Xeni Jardin says:

    Hey Biphenyl, looks like we neglected to credit you properly — my apols! Folks, that cool ditch photo is from http://biphenyl.org.

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