I am writing this right now from underneath a blanket fort!
That’s not true.
Blanket forts are goofy. They’re for goofs. I’m too mature for something as ridiculous as a bunch of chairs and blankets used to hide all my toys from my siblings. I’m an adult! I put my toys on display in bookcases!
They’re conversation pieces.
June 10th, 2010
Hey everyone. If you know anything about me you probably know I listen to a butt ton of podcasts. I like to argue it’s to expand my knowledge of current events and the world but honestly their sole purpose is to give me something to listen to while I draw.
Of all the podcasts, This American Life is probably my favorite. It’s funny, interesting, relevant, and WAY too professionally done to be given away for free on iTunes.
Ira Glass may be the lead singer to Weezer, Superman, or both.
Which is sort of the problem they’re having now. They needs donations! They needs ‘em! I’ve already donated and I’m hoping I can get you guys to pitch in as well, or at the very least get you to start listening to the show. (Because, seriously, it’s awesome.)
Think of donating not only as a way to support public radio but also as a way to support LF! Without This American Life I’d probably have to start drawing to the music I listened to in High School. That would have serious ramifications on the comics! Plus, how many jokes can I be expected to think of about Everclear? (Four.)
What about SOUTH America? HUH?
So please, if you can, visit their website and donate a few bucks. It’s tax deductible and all the funness! Also it keeps Ira Glass employed, and that dude is way too adorable to be left on the streets.
He is like a puppy who wronged a Greek God and is forced to live his life as a man. A-Dor-Able.
June 2nd, 2010
Hey everyone, yet AGAIN we’ve done another 24 Hour Comic. Things are looking more and more likely this will become a monthly tradition.
First off, here’s my very very very FAILED 24 Hour Comic Adrifter. I’m really bummed about it since not only did I finish the least I’ve ever finished, but I also go no where near to finishing the story. Anywho, at least Sanjay and Milton finished their comics titled Addicted to Ghosts and Fun Fun Adventure. Check them out! Also don’t miss out on newcomer Angelina’s 24 Hour Comic here.
In fact you should probably read her comic the most since she lets me take her out on dates.
Anyway, here’s hoping this is a learning experience for me and I’ll be able to complete the next 24 Hour Comic!
May 11th, 2010
We did it again! Another 24 Hour Comic!
And by we, I mean Sanjay, Greg, and newcomer Milton!
And by 24 Hour Comic, I mean THIS.
My first 24 Hour Comic was called The Day I Rode a Giraffe. It was a great challenge that pushed my comic-ery skills forward. Since then I’ve tried to do others with little success. Now we’re considering doing them monthly!
For the most part I’m pretty proud of this recent attempt. Tekkactus, creator of Sandgate, gave me the title via twitter. And Cowbirds in Love Superfan McGurker helped me mesh out the end to the story via UStream.
Yeah, an actual UStream. I know I’m supposed to act like an old pro at regular webcomicy things like UStreams, but it was my first time and it was a lot of fun interacting with readers.
Also, at one point I tried to draw William Riker but he ended looking like George Lucas.
That trombone looks a little too much like a lightsaber too...
Anyway, my first comic with the group, The Roller Coaster Crisis, was only 12 pages long. Don’t Park Your Car There is only 20 pages long. I think at this rate I’ll be able to reach that 24 page goal at my next attempt!
Read our 24 Hour Comics!
April 29th, 2010
Like comic books? WANT to like comic books? This Saturday is a great opportunity to give my favorite medium of entertainment a try.
That’s right! Free Comic Book Day! Show up at any comic book store (the link above includes a shop locator) and you’ll be able to just take a bunch of comics for free (the link also has the list of comics available for free!).
There’s some great stuff available and I personally recommend the Atomic Robo issue. Also don’t be afraid to ask the people working at the shop for a recommendation! There are tons of comics in every genre available. Let the kind comic shop worker’s know what you like and I’m sure they’ll point you in the right direction.
I love comics. I love the experience only sequential art can achieve. I love stories not limited by budget or actors. I love how the white space between pictures can manipulate time. And I love a day where everyone else is given the opportunity to love comics as much as me.
April 20th, 2010
WOW guys. Wow. Another year has gone by and here we are at 4/20 again. Man, the time flies. Heh. Flies… HIGH, am I right?
Well, as a straight-edging dude with a tummy too weak for coffee I can tell you how great I think 4/20. It’s honestly the best day of the year. Alcoholics have Saint Patrick’s Day. Pyromaniacs have the Fourth of July. Mom’s have Mother’s Day. But pot smokers have 4/20, a day chosen for different reasons depending on who you ask.
Anyway, we all self medicate. We all have our drugs. There’s a can of Monster Energy drink to me left right now just waiting to be guzzled so who am I to judge? Let’s just enjoy ourselves and trying really really really really really really really really really really hard to not be annoying.
Really really really hard.
(It’s still cool to say “straight-edge”, right?)