Archive for the ‘The Nerds of Paradise’ Category
A new Time Picnickers page is up this week. And another should go up by the end of the month. My first Occupy Comic is in Occupy Comix #1. You can read the issue free here. I also added a donate button to the site if for some perverse reason you want to encourage me to keep making comics. All funds go to patch the tattered holes in my clothing, sprightly songs about orphans and chimneys, and the search for my motivations– though not necessarily in that order.
Well, this comic is now outdated. As I’m sure you know, Zuccotti Park has been raided in a para-military style assault in the early hours of Tuesday morning. This time around, the city accused the protesters not of harboring suspicious packages, but of possessing an Iraq-like hoard of imaginary secret weapons. According to the city’s legal papers, the city is pretty darned sure the protesters have weapons because the police saw “discarded mace” after 700 protesters were arrested (and some maced) on the Brooklyn bridge on October 5th.
They also alleged that “makeshift weapons… such as cardboard tubes with metal pipes inside” have been observed in the park. To shed some light on this second allegation I’ll quote from the NLG’s Know Your Rights! Pamphlet, “Police will seize signs on wooden sticks, metal and pvc piping; it’s OK to attach signs to cardboard tubing.” In other words, the law has hedged protesters into only using cardboard tubes. But in the terrified imaginations of those writing the legal brief, even the (com)pliant cardboard tubes, if one digs deep enough, must conceal, like all unknowns, hidden dangers. As I write this now, protesters are being unconstitutionally removed from the park for yet a third time.
I’ve begun a new comic! It’s here and yes it is about gourmands who travel through time searching for fresh ingredients. Scripted out it looks to be very long. But not to worry! I plan on a updating every week for the next few months. This I swear! I’m working on two books at the moment, editing Dates Worse Than Fate for publication (of some sort) and I’m about halfway through a second book, a science fiction novel entitled (working) The Savage Twins. Here’s the first few pages from when I started the second book as a comic then decided I preferred to put it in novel form. So there you go! More free comics (albeit ones you will only be able to finish in novel form some time in the indefinite future)! Also, as a sign of my loosening grip on my own priorities/moral compass, I’ve joined twitter!
Last minute announcement! I’ll be at the Mocca Arts Festival in New York City tomorrow because it’s 10 blocks from my apartment. I won’t have a table or anything. Rather, I’ll just be rambling from display to display and getting in adventures like the wandering cartoonists of old. If you want to chat you’ll just to recognize me by my famously penetrating stare/shabby clothing. Above image is from a comic I’ve been working on. More art/comics/announcements to come soon! I swear!
This one comes from my long experience observing mouse culture in my complicated daydreams.
Longer (multiple page) comics next.
For those of you who got a Fighting Machine for Christmas and want to do a quick Fighting Machine to hamster conversion, I’ve posted a helpful guide. The original Hamster to F.M. guide is below. I have no idea who made it. Purrington? Also, there’s a crazy amount of snow in New York City. This morning, on an exploratory mission to Starbucks, I had to eat one of my dogs (hot dogs). Also, I’m never drawing a hamster again. I hate drawing them. Their noses defy categorization. What differentiates them from a mouse? How should I know? The careful observer will notice that I drew the hamster differently in every panel. The even more astute observer will notice that this was because I never figured out how to draw a hamster.
The last page of The Raisins D’Etre is up! The saga has concluded, as perhaps you guessed it would, in puppies, balloons, and glimmering gems.
By the way, the glacial pace at which I post comic pages is often because my attention is devoted to several long-term projects which will eventually see the light of the day.
I’m working on a few different things at the moment, an as yet unannounced indie Xbox game, a more adventure-themed (less comicy) comic, and a novel(la?).
I’ve been working on the novel(la?) for about four years now but it should be finished sometime this spring. If you’re a fan of The Nerds of Paradise and A Lesson is Learned, I think you’ll like it. I haven’t started looking for a publisher because, well, human contact interferes with my rich fantasy life. But if I don’t find one then whatever, I’ll just sell it out of my apartment like the crazy person I always dreamed I would grow up to be.
The Xbox game– it’s super-awesome. I’ll keep you posted when the demo is released or the promo site pops up.
And the other comic… I might post some of it here. But I haven’t decided if the web is the right format yet.
So what’s coming next? I have some one-page and one-panel comics which will go up in December. So stay tuned! Or watch from a safe distance using the .rss feed.
I redesigned some of the secondary pages on The Nerds of Paradise with a new “hungry-caterpillar” style background. Does this herald site’s/possibly internet’s transformation into wondrous multicolored butterfly?