Friday, October 31, 2008

mostly banal: SUPERPOST!

Despite my bitching and moaning in the last strip I posted here, I have not quit these diary comics. I got pretty busy this week - lots of overtime at work and my mother was in town for a visit - and I just kinda went underground (internet-wise). I kept drawing though and I'm including here a bunch of the strips I drew this past week. Not one for everyday (as per the plan) but, whatever...

A "Thank You" to you guys that have read and posted comments on these strips. I appreciate the support. Most of you know this is not my first venture in autobio/journal comics and the subject is one that I've put a lot of thought into. I really feel like I'm getting somewhere with these that I'm comfortable with and comfortable calling my own. I appreciate you reading and hope you stick around for more.

(also: more ! tomorrow, hopefully)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

mostly banal: a car is a car is a car

I drew these really fast.

This is getting perhaps a little too ambitious. I mean, three pages for a friggin' car?


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

mostly banal: I'm none to happy with this one so I threw in some other sketches too

I'm going to start posting these the day after I draw them. I think that's the way it's usually done with diary strips, right?

Not my best work. It was late and I was tired. What can I say?
To make up for the strip I threw up a couple other sketch-type things here:

These two are for the long delayed story I'm doing for Alexander Danner, "Uncertainty."

Essentially these are the first two panels and therefore the first page of a twenty-six page story.
I've had the script for coming on two years now and I can't seem to get my ass in gear. I'm trying again.

This is just the kind of doodle I do when I'm bored at work and don't want to think in panels. I don't know what's happening to this guy but I bet it isn't very pleasant.

Ugh... whatever.

Better diary strip tomorrow, I hope.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

mostly banal: muh peeps

Still sick. Working lots of long hours lately. Doesn't help me get any healthier...

Friday, October 10, 2008

! - page thirty-five


Page thirty-five. Not finished yet, but getting there.

Also in comics-posting news: Awhile ago I put my contribution to The Future is so Futuristical up at my site in a bare-bones HTML interface. I always liked how these turned out and thought I might un-bury them from the blog archives. Of course, then I never told anyone...


Thursday, October 09, 2008

mostly banal: the gag(strip) reflex

Thanks to everyone who's commented on these last few strips. I apreciate the support.

I guess I am a diarist again.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

mostly banal: first impressions

This is starting to get a little less Porcellino, a little more "me."

Good thing or bad? You decide.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

mostly banal: autumn in Ohio

More mock Porcellino nonsense. And a reference to my strip from yesterday.

Look! Up in the second panel! That's me!

Monday, October 06, 2008

mostly banal: a la Porcellino

I've been toying around with reviving my boring diary strips. It'd have to be something ultra-simple, something I could jot off at the end of the day. Like this Porcellino meets Kochalka strip.

Something to think about...

Friday, October 03, 2008

! - Page Thirty-Four

Say you draw little comic strips and post them to the internet.
Say you're in the middle of a rather drawn-out narrative and you just stop posting one day.
Maybe a couple people had been following your story. Maybe you never told them you'd be gone.
Say you want to return to posting after a long, unannounced hiatus.
You've got a few options:

You could make a long-winded post detailing your excuses for not posting anything for two months running.

You could make a lame apology to anyone still granting you their attention.

You could make promises to keep up with the story now, and see things through to the end this time. (whether you later keep these promises would remain to be seen, of course.)

Or, you could just pretend that the whole pause never happened and continue posting at your leisure...

Anyway, I came across a live cover of Radiohead's Black Star, by country singer Gillian Welch. It's a sweetly melancholic, acoustic-country version of the song with an awesome guitar part, courtesy David Rawlings. It's been my musical obsession this week, despite the fact that she consistently pronounces "black" as "blake" throughout. I recommend.

(psst--- don't remember how the story got to this point? maybe you should look here.)

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