Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A Story, Part One

Trying something new here this week. Instead of my "normal" blog-style sketchbook comics I'm serializing a kind of short story in three parts. This is the first.

Though perhaps realistic,in style, it is a fictional story featuring made up characters that came from my mind. The people depicted and what may be construed as their personalities and demeanor are entirely a fabrication on my part and are not meant to represent any actual living human beings. There should be no misapprehension of this as an autobiographical short or in any way a depiction of any real occurrance from my life.

In completely unrelated news, Sophie is sick for the first time.

Friday, February 24, 2006

All of these things took place on the stated day (Wednesday), but not necessarily in that order. And the given sequence is not vital to the desired effect (save the coupling of the third and fourth panels and the placement of the last panel). So is this still a comic? The space=time equation doesn't exactly fit here (except in that each panel is a discrete temporal "event"). Even in the third and fourth panels the sequence is a completion of an idea rather than a temporal instance (finishing the sketchbook and starting another actually occurred several hours apart). Closure (or whatever you want to call it) still occurs, but not in the panel-to-panel way that it's usually described. You take in all the parts (including the title) before you reach the central theme of the strip.

This could be read as an illustrated list with the last panel serving as a summation. If I drew pictures for my grocery list would it then be a comic?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

My War on TV

Another one that suggests a more fully realized comic to me.
I inked this one in and used color in honor of it filling up my sketchbook. Time to start another, I guess.

I don't want to lead anyone on here. It should probably be mentioned that the reason we downgraded our cable was financially motivated rather than what may be implied in the comic. Full disclosure, and all that...

The science is also pretty much completely made up.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I Win Valentine's Day!!!

I win because I have the best wife in the world.
I love you too, Rachelle.

Here's some very special Valentine's Office Supply Art:

For more themed artwork and the origin of the happy bunnies, check Rachelle's blog.

Now go hug somebody.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Book Report

This was supposed to be a synopsis of the last three books I read, one panel each. It just kinda grew a little.
I'll probably end up doing the other two as well - I liked them both better than this one.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Enough about experimentation. Let's talk about CUTE BABIES now!

You know, I really had a hard time narrowing it down to just these six.
This kid fills my heart to bursting every day.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

On Directions


the Webcomics Examiner, where the article runs though the week.

Magic Inkwell Comic Strip Theater by Cat Garza

e-merl including Brain Fist by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Hypercomics.net by Neal Von Flue (special apology to Neal for the title)

John Barber Comics

e-sheep by Patrick Farley

Scott McCloud

Joe Zabel points out what could be construed as a "factual inconsistency" on my part in the panel on Scott McCloud. I edited the text to better reflect my intended message. The original can still be found here.

Friday, February 03, 2006

It's pretty much my favorite animal.

I went kind of crazy with the elephants today.

If anyone starts a "draw your favorite animal" meme, I'm all set.

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