Archive for ‘April, 2009’
EDIT: Thanks to everyone who helped out, I’ll put together a more structured thanks to you all tomorrow!
So if you’re reading this you’ve probably noticed that the comic above doesn’t look like my usual style. That’s because this is “Guest Artist Spectacular Month” – while I’m burying my head in revision for my finals a whole bunch of wonderful, intelligent and attractive people are going to draw comics which I wrote – and will no doubt draw it better than me.
So, between now and May 29th you will see my jokes done by the artists of:
- Familar Ground
- Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit
- Daily Wisdom
- Slightly off-topic
- Business Casual
- Autumn Lake
- Smyzer and Blyde
- Bitmap World
- Clémentine Beauvais
All of whom are worth a read through now. I’ll be linking to each one in the 1st comment of each comic, as well as, by magic, into your RSS feeds – as well as that top line of this post changing.
I am incredibly grateful to all for taking part in this. To anybody reading this who has a comic I would absolutely suggest getting involved in the TWCL forums, they are some of the nicest people on the internet.
Anyways, have fun,
P.S. Are you aware of Newspaper Blackout Poems? If not, you totally should be, they’re mesmerisingly brilliant.
Well its that fun tme of year here in Cambridge where exams happen, and for me I’ll have finals which are actually relatively important. So uh, three comics a week is a little tricky when you kinda need to learn the entire course. Thinking up the ideas isn’t a problem, it’s the process of getting them onto paper/pixels which takes up the hours
But never fear! For the webcomic-o-sphere is a wonderful place and within hours of posting a “help!” notice on my favourite forum several attractive and intelligent people have volunteered to do some of the pencil & ink work. What this means for you – the discerning reader – is that from a point in the near future (somepoint next week probably) until the end of May (ish) you’ll see comics written by me but drawn by a variety of talented people. I’ll still take the occasional break from cramming to pen the occasional toon as well.
If you are a webcomic artist and may be interested in being part of this, check out my posting at TWCL. Everyone else, sit back and enjoy the ride.
P.S. Today’s Simualted Comic Product ‘toon was one of the best things I’ve seen for ages.
Yep, it’s my birthday today! I reach the giddying heights of 22 years of age, huzzah! My presents include plays, cooking appliances and DVD box sets of The Wire. Plus a couple of other more digital gifts (I don’t think either were actually aware of my date of birth but mneh):
- This comic made headline news at Webcomics TV – which is a rather groovy webcomic about webcomics, check it out
- My sonerous voice can be heard asking a question on last week’s Answer Me This Podcast (about 12 minutes in). Shortly afterwards the podcast was nomiated for a Sony Award. Coincidence? I think not.
So, as I believe my birthday should be a holiday in most major religions, why not celebrate by forwarding your favourite comic to a friend? Adding one to your blog or digg or reddit or whatever the kids are using these days? (I don’t know, I’m now old and out of touch with the youth) Or painting a 60ft replica on the roof of your parents’ house?
Maybe by offering me a job for next year [online CV] … (with the economy the way it is, it was worth a shot)
Happy fun day!
So unless you’re reading this in an RSS reader then you’ve probably noticed the new background to the site here. Like it? Yay or Nay? [comment below]
Also – some links!
- Ink Tank is one year old today! Huzzah!
- www.mycardboardlife.com is a comic made largely out of cardboard – groovy stuff
- And your life is not complete until you’ve read Scary Go Round
Sleep tight and don’t let those beg bugs bite – you really don’t know where they’ve been.