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Okay, so I’m not going to go in to some long winded explanation for why I haven’t been posting comics lately. We’re past that, I feel.
However, if I’m going apologize for something, it should be this comic strip. It’s not a joke, it’s not funny and it doesn’t even make sense because the context is missing. However, if you can forgive me my strange desire to do something artsy and sort of… dark… then give this little thing a read. I have to post it right now as I’ve just finished drawing it… before I change my mind and decide that this will make me look like some kind of self-important artist asshole who writes screenplays in a coffee shop.
I have been doing a lot of writing (not in a coffee shop) on the novel. Several chapters are done now and the story has developed in a direction I didn’t expect. I’ll naturally publish it when it’s finished and edited for the countless spelling and grammatical mistakes that are no doubt in it.
If you’re curious, there is an uncensored version of this. I was originally going to post that version but there was this little voice in my head that kept telling me that I should never actually show nudity on here. I don’t know why… maybe I’m afraid people will think I’m perverted. Not really sure why that would bother me though… they talk about dildos and say “fuck” all the time.
If anyone has any thoughts on whether I should swap this one for the uncensored version for the sake of… whatever… please write and tell me. If you guys think it’s okay, I’ll change it.
Thanks for reading. I miss doing this… I hope I get up the resolve to get back on the horse and start putting strips out again.
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Well, folks… a friend and true master of his craft has just presented me with this fine piece of work. This latest strip comes from the pen of one Sam Ray, a comic artist I’ve known for many years through DeviantART. He was kind enough to draw this strip and now you all get to see it!
His DA profile is here- CARTOONRAY!
As far as the joke in this strip goes… I’m not sure if I need to say much about it. Dustin’s nonchalant attitude about announcing his intention to masturbate and Lisa’s blasé attitude toward the whole thing is nothing more than a simplified way of looking at both of their personalities.
I do find it interesting how people can get used to things and begin to be unaffected by them, no matter how strange or unusual or off-putting they may seem to the uninitiated outsider. I suppose it’s this aspect of our nature that allows us to be employed by the meat packing industry or to work in the medical and/or hospice fields.
On an unrelated note, I’d like to express my sorrows to the families of Leonard Nimoy and Sam Simon, two men who have filled our lives with a lot of joyous television and films. Here’s to you gentlemen!
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This is a throwaway joke and has little to do with anything… I just thought it was funny. Plus it was fun to draw. Hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I did.
This is a timeline I’ve been working on for quite a while. It’s a collection of all the most talked-about events in the American media during the 1990′s and the 2000′s.
I regret not making it vertically-oriented, but by the time I realized my mistake, it was way too late to change it since I’d spent so many days on it between research and typing (mostly research).
I might eventually redo it, but honestly, I’d rather not.
I’m thinking I might just print it out as a huge poster and hang it in my house. Maybe not… we’ll see.
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This makes me chuckle. I am almost 30 and I still laugh at poop jokes.
I can’t say a whole lot about this one other than an apology for having waited so long to make it. I’ve been busy with other projects and haven’t had time to focus on Apartment 18.
I will only point out that the colors are a little more washed out than I usually do. I kind of like it like this. It feels a tiny bit grittier. Eh… not that it makes much of a difference.
I recently moved to Palm Springs with my girlfriend and it is a big shock to live in a city for the first time. Do you know there is more than one movie theater here? It’s such a culture shock to go from hippies and trailer parks on every corner to a Channel or Louis Vuitton on the corner. Punk rock doesn’t exist here and it’s very hard to get used to that. I feel very out of place wearing all black in the middle of the desert. Do you know I went for a jog today? A jog. That thing that old rich white people do while they wear silly shorts and bright colored shoes. Not golf, that’s with silly PANTS and bright colored hats. They’re easy to confuse. It’s great here but jeez… it’s very different that living in a small town in the Northern California redwoods.
Actually, Pat Benatar has nothing to do with this. I LIKE Pat Benatar but that’s not the point. The point is that I just received this fabulous piece of work from an artist on DeviantART who goes by the name PolaroidDestiny.
Pretty effing sweet isn’t it? I particularly like the 80′s hairstyle… in fact, the whole piece reminds me of the girl in Journey’s Separate Ways music video… which I love as well. Pretty rad.
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Movie poster design I’ve been working on for the past few weeks, fiddling with it occasionally. Finally done. If there’s interest, I’ll do a run of these and have them printed and sell signed versions. How much would you pay for this?
It’s Monday afternoon. I’m full of Key Lime Pie and RC Cola and I have some more fun artwork to share. I wanted to wait until I had a few to share before I posted again but here are some awesome new pieces of art from the deep dark land of DeviantART.
The first is by and artist in Japan named Ashy who goes by the name Paperxxplanes on DA. She did this cool piece of art-
Cute, isn’t it? The next one was by an artist in the UK named Dawn. She goes by the name Balloontea and is doing headshot commissions for 50 points a piece. 100 points is a dollar, by the way. You do the math. How can you not buy one? Go pick one up! Here’s the link to her profile- BALLOONTEA
And here’s the drawing she did-
And finally, we have this piece from an artist in Finland- They go by the name Rotnym on DevianART.com-
So, kids… if you want to do one of these, hit me up. Also, guest artists for comic strips are still up for grabs; it’s paid work. Let me know and we’ll do this.
Hey everyone… it’s Sunday night. My lovely lady friend and I spent the whole day cleaning and finishing our bedroom and now it’s time to post some fantabulous artwork from the likes of you.
Two new art trades have happened. The first was by an artist named Allie in Australia. She goes by ShroomHattah on DeviantART, check her out. Her stuff has a very free and feminine modern style to it. Definitely worth a look.
This is the piece she did. Beautiful isn’t it?
In return, she got this- a drawing of her newly adopted character, Valerie.
(I had a lot of fun with that one.)
Next, and most recently came a piece of art from an artist all the way in beautiful Spain! Exotic. She does a manga/anime style of work and did this lovely piece which really captures the essence of our main character.She goes by the moniker Konsu4 on DeviantART so while you’re looking at ShroomHattah, take a few minutes to scope her work as well. This is the piece of art she did (It even matches the website quite nicely!)
I’m ashamed to admit I was a bit late with my part of this- She actually got hers done before me… but as an excuse, I’ve been busy wasting time. This was what she got in return, a rendering of her Naruto fan character, Konsu.
So another art trade has arrived! We’re still doing these, folks. Yup. This time it was from a fine comic artist down under in Australia, Colin Fisher (He goes by Givardo on DeviantART). This was what he did-
Cool huh? It’s fun to see the old outfit that this character used to don as opposed to the new teal sleeves and vest. These art trade things are so much fun to do; I always get such wonderful pieces of art back from people!
I did this for him-
Let’s keep ‘em coming folks!