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New journal comics over at These Sweet Memories

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So, the last update here on MyLifeComics was a comic about getting married in two months. And here’s an update to that, some two three months later. I got married! Look, here’s proof:

Mmm…cake.

Anyways, I never got to announce the true end of MyLifeComics, but yeah…it’s over.Sorry, kids. I’m rebranding my journal comics over at These Sweet Memories. If you were a fan of what I did here, please continue to follow the adventures of my sometimes boring, sometimes not-so-boring life over there. And tell everybody you know; it’s hard starting out fresh all over again. Link, link, link is as follows:

http://thesesweetmemories.wordpress.com/

Paul, out!

Written by Paul

November 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Supertown news and some found sad comics

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I’ve recently been pondering about what to do with Supertown since my application to The Rampage Network was turned down. None of the free webcomic hosts really called out to me and I whined a bit online, expecting…well, expecting not much really. Super surprise, though, as LJ reader pixelfish is going to be helping me out with getting Supertown up and running (much thanks in advance to her, and I’m sure there’ll be more thanks to come). So get your insulin shots done with now because the sweet and super adorable comic is most definitely now forthcoming…

Also, while cleaning up some paperwork in my apartment, I stumbled upon sketches of Sad Comics #71, #72, and #73, all three of which I had earlier assumed to be lost. Anyways, enjoy what could have been:

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If I told you what it takes
To reach the highest high
You’d laugh and say “nothing’s that simple”
But you’ve been told many times before

– “I’m Free” by The Who

Written by Paul

August 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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That’s All, Folks

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…for now.

I’m going to keep this short. Real short, actually. I’ll be taking a break from MyLifeComics, and I’m not talking about merely a few days off. Fortunately (take notice that I didn’t say unfortunately there), I’m no longer in a place in my life where I can devote the time and passion it takes to do a daily webcomic. And so we shall part, for now, as I’m sure to return at some point down the road. These things are inevitable.

Thank you, dear readers, for following along with me over the past two years. Your comments and support have meant the world to me, especially those from Tara, Bitsy, D, TK42ONE, Kelly, Trina, and many others.

If you’re interested in keeping tabs on me, there’s always deviantART and LiveJournal and Twitter and a slew of other places you can stalk me at. Do your worst.

For those reaching for the box of tissues, just remember this: we only part to meet again.

Excuse the bitching, I shouldn’t complain
I should have no feeling, cause feeling is pain
As everything I need is denied to me
And everything I want is taken away from me
But who do I got to blame?
Nobody but me

– “The Good Life” by Weezer

Written by Paul

March 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Posted in comics, life, mylifecomics, news

Just a quick post for new viewers

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Hi, everyone coming over to here from Pop Candy! Thanks for stopping by, and have a look around. There’s some 600-plus comics in the archives dating back to November 2006, and while it may look like I haven’t posted anything since the end of December 2008…that is not true.

Here’s the deal. I’m catching up on the backlog of daily journal comics, and when I do post them, I change the date of the post to match that with the comic. So, I’m still here, working and drawing away, despite how it looks.

Eventually this post itself will be backposted to make room for the remainder of the comics. But I felt like a little explanation couldn’t hurt.

That said, enjoy my life!

Written by Paul

December 23, 2008 at 12:29 pm

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I Swear I Have a Solid Alibi, Dad

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2008-11-26

Click for the full news story. It’s a rather sad story, but it’s the world, alas.

I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven’t said
And see what you might see

– “Miracle Drug” by U2

Written by Paul

November 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Posted in comics, death, life, news, weirdness

Rollo Cookies Disaster, and a Soup Party Surprise

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2008-11-08

Remember the first Soup Party?

Anyways, it was really yummy bread, I swear. I’m blanking on what it was specifically (Tara will know), something with sesames, but it was like dipping a little slice of Heaven in a bowl of Tom’s homemade New England clam chowder, which itself is a bit heavenly. Oh, and here’s the bonus comic for today…

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Time could sustain me
I used to so obvious with all my words, oh
But at least I was honest

– “Hello, Color Red” by Daphne Loves Derby

Written by Paul

November 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Posted in comics, food, foodwhore, love, musings, news

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Wine Tasting on a Gorgeous Afternoon

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This one just felt like it needed color. So I colored it. Don’t get too comfy with this sort of thing.

Anyways, the wine-tasting event was pretty good. I tried some whites and some reds, with my favorite probably being the Merlot of the bunch. The selection of cheeses was limited, but they were good to snack on. I didn’t go for the brie, but D braved the scene. Eventually, a newscrew from Channel 4 showed up, but Mom, D, and I were deemed too unfilmable and were ignored like the dregs in the bottom of an empty bottle. Oh wells, we tried. Or didn’t, really. The best part of the event was how laid-back it was, just sitting outside in the warm air, listening to live music, sipping wine and talking wine and all things wine-related. Look, we’re a wine family. There’s no way around it; we didn’t used to be, but we are now. So drink up!

All of the work is begun
The babies comes one by one
We lie in the midday sun
And say that this is a miracle that we’re here today

– “Miracle” by Josh Rouse

Written by Paul

September 13, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Changes, always with the changes

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As we close in on the 400th comic here at MyLifeComics, I’ve started to do some thinking.

It actually began with a remark from D. She’d been glancing at my notebook where I actually draw these little moments of time and noticed that I do not date them nor number them in the notebook as I do so here on this website. There’s both a simple and convoluted reasoning for this. Would you like the simple reason first?

I’m lazy/dumb.

Ah, lucky for you, the convoluted reasoning is a little more fun to write about. See, the first mmm three hundred comics or so were drawn on pieces of loose paper and then tossed in a folder without any sort of organization to them. Sure, I know exactly what goes where and what happened when…but then again, it is my life after all. After that, I bought myself a nice notebook to keep them all in…yet I still didn’t date them or give any kind of clue as to when they were happening.

But the confusing part is that, more often than not, the comics I post here are about events that happened two to three weeks prior–yet they get dated with the day that they are posted, which leads people to believe things that are not necessarily true. This happens because I’m most certainly not able to draw a comic every day and then post said comic with a bloggy words beneath it every day. I just don’t have the time, the passion, or the love to do that–even though y’all here are great.

But! I’d really like to have my journal comics reflect a truer sense of my life, a more accurate account.

Which leads us to August 2008. A test month. A month where I’ll be drawing a comic a day (31 comics minimum, for those non-mathy people), but they will not be posted every day. I will post them online according to their dates when I can. I put that in bold for a reason. This means no more daily posts here, no more midnight comics, no more of that for now. But eventually, all the comics of the month will be posted here for your enjoyment.

But wait! There’s more! I’m going to be collecting the month’s worth of comics (along with bonus ones cause I’m nice like that) in a small, cheap print zine. Each month will get their own issue, and I’ll probably put these up for sale via this blog, with payment through PayPal. I’m thinking…$3.00 a copy for the time being.

I’m hoping that this will free up my weekday nights so that instead of worrying over getting the comic done for the following day–as well as drafting a post that is somewhat entertaining–I can get back to writing. Writing short stories, writing bits of flash fiction, hey, maybe finishing that frakking novel that loathes me for ignoring it for so long.

Because the truth is, of all the things in the world that I’d really want to be (excluding chocolate chip cookie taste-tester), I’d much rather be a writer and a cartoonist. I’d still like to be both, but if the former can happen before the latter I’d be pleased as punch. This will have no effect on Fortuitous Twist, which will just be updated when I want it to be updated.

Thanks for reading (if you read this far), and try not to hate me too much for this. No one really likes change, but it is either this or I slowly go mad from all the wishful thinking…

Written by Paul

July 25, 2008 at 11:27 am

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#389 – Vacation Ends

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Guess who didn’t feel like drawing people for this comic? Go on. Guess.

Hey, who else heard about Batman going a little batty? Where was my old man crush, Sir Michael Caine, when all of this was going on? Where oh where? WHERE WAS BRUCE’S BRITISHY VOICE OF REASON?

Snapple Real Facts #197: The first person crossed Niagara Falls by tightrope in 1859.

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking, so refined
Say wouldn’t you like to know what’s going on in my mind

– “Big Spender” by Queen

Written by Paul

July 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

#379 – Complex Story

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Yet another example of how strangers just love to say whatever is on their mind when I’m nearby. Anyways, embarrassed and slightly blushing, Tara and I did our best to distance ourselves from this lady. And before you jump to conclusions: No, I don’t beat her up. In public or behind closed doors.

Or do I?

Er, moving on. Some things to post about today:

Thing 1. I’m starting a new fictional webcomic called Fortuitous Twist, but the site is mostly empty for the moment as I’m just in the baby stages of getting it together. I don’t know. I’d like to think if you’re a fan of my journal comics then you’ll like what FT is all about. I’m not gonna lie and say it hasn’t been swimming in my brain for a very long time. Who really knows? How about you just be super awesome and favorite/bookmark/RSS it so I feel loved?

Thing 2. The Girlfriend needs some help. Her laptop is overheating and just not doing generally well. She’s put together a petition that explains why she needs a solid, working machine (comics don’t make themselves, people!). Go sign it here and show your support!

Thing 3. I swear there was a third thing I wanted to post about, but I can’t remember it now. Grrr. I must be getting older or something…

Snapple Real Facts #168: One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns.

He’s a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans
For nobody

– “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles

Written by Paul

July 9, 2008 at 12:00 am