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Archive for April 2008

#333 – Theft and a Hug

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People were being mean to her. Not nice, people. Not nice at all.

So, technically this was supposed to be Sunday’s comic strip, but I ended up taking a 6-hour coma and got nothing done the rest of the day. Thankfully, I had this one finished beforehand.

But yes, NY Comic Con 2008 was fun, fun, fun. Saw lots of people dressed up, walked around, made a fool of myself, survived a night in the city, slept on a bathro…oh, I’ll talk about that more later when there’s a comic for it. I, uh, of course sucked at taking photos so there won’t be too much to see. Though I might have some for you when I get around to stealing others’ hard work.

I must look like I’m running away
To you at your faster pace
I wonder what it is you could have seen, in me

“Let It Happen” by Jimmy Eat World

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April 21, 2008 at 12:12 am

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#332 – Elvis is Dead

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Yes, I’m posting on the weekend! And early too, so that I can wake up in the morning and head into New York for Comic Con 2008. But I was able to get a bunch more comics done this week and rather than prolong their births into the world I’m getting them out there.

To those that watched Battlestar Galactica tonight…YES. Thank the gods of Kobol! Finally! To steal an excellent way of putting it from someone else, “Ding dong, the witch is dead!”

Okay, to sleep with me.

Will we last through the winter?
Will we make it to see?
I never wanted a partner and I never loved you,
Now you are free to leave.

– “In Fear and Faith” by Circa Survive

Written by Paul

April 19, 2008 at 12:14 am

#331 – Showery Thoughts

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Big thanks to WordPress for putting my comic strip again on their front page! Got lots of new visitors from it, which is always nice. Now let’s hope some stick around…

But yay, it’s Friday! And I’m going to Comic Con tomorrow, where I will drown myself in all things geeky and great! Woooooo! And maybe I’ll run into the Pope at some point or another? Maybe.

Now that you know my weekend plans, please tell me yours.

The dogs and pigeons fly up and they flutter around,
A man with a badge skips by,
Three fellas crawlin’ on their way back to work,
Nobody stops to ask why.

– “Three Angels” by Bob Dylan

Written by Paul

April 18, 2008 at 8:39 am

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#330 – That Question

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You know, THAT question. The one I seem to get asked aaaaaaaaaaaaaaall the time. More times than not, something comic-worthy will happen and someone will ask if I’m going to draw about it. It is then at that exact moment that I decide I will not draw about it. I guess I don’t like being predictable. Or something. So yeah. There’s that.

Now on to an important manner. I gots me some fan art from Tara (see above), and I appear to have transformed into a handsome, young man:

This was another good moment from the night that I thought about drawing. I’ve decided that being indecisive is a-okay, Get it? Pffft, I thought that was funny.

NY Comic Con 2008 plans are almost final. Will update everyone for sure when I got it all settled. I know, I know. You all want to meet me.

So you can sit on chimneys
Put some fire up your ass
No need to know what you’re doing or looking for
But if anyone should ask
Tell them I’ve been cooking coconut skins
And we’ve been hanging out
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt
La la la la la la la…

– “Coconut Skins” by Damien Rice

Written by Paul

April 17, 2008 at 12:13 am

#329 – No Carding

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Three days until NY Comic Con 08. Still trying to figure things out. Hoping for the best. Weally, weally, weally hoping for the best. I got my fingers and toes crossed. Not my eyes, that gives me a headache.

Question of the Day: I know I’ll upset some people with this, but toooooo bad. When was the last time you were carded buying liquor?

To the opium den and the barroom gin
In the Belmont chair playing violins
The gambler’s face cracks into a grin
As he lays down the king of spades

– “The Card Cheat” by The Clash

Written by Paul

April 16, 2008 at 8:36 am

#328 – Reader Responses

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So, I was looking at my scanned in line art for this week’s comics and I thought, “Hmm, if I color all of these it’ll take me all night long. If I just do black and white I can be done in 15 minutes and then spend the rest of the night farting around on the Interweb.”

Guess which option I picked.

Monday brought me some nice mail, which I conveniently placed on top of the not-so-nice mail:

I got my contributor copies for Kaleidotrope #4, which is publishing my short story “She’s a Hearth,” as well as a freebie from High Maintenance Machine since I entered his contest. Now to find a place to put that sticker…

I really really really really want to go to the New York Comic Con this Saturday, April 19th. Someone please go with me so I don’t have to take the ferry or train into the city by myself. If I end up doing that, I will most assuredly get mugged, shot, and then die all alone in a heap of trash. In that order. So please, you know you want to geek out with moi.

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April 15, 2008 at 8:40 am

#327 – Three Random Tidbits

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Um, by “last night” I of course mean Friday night. Really, how can one not sleep well after watching some Battlestar Galactica? Don’t answer that. It’s rhetorical.

Happy Monday morning, hamburgers. How was your weekend?

This is where the summer ends
In a flash of pure destruction, no one wins
Go nuclear, nuclear
The violets in my eyelids goin’ red
Sentimental geek
Shut up and go to sleep

– “Nuclear” by Ryan Adams

Written by Paul

April 14, 2008 at 8:38 am