It’s crazy how life can throw you a curve ball that grinds all of your progress to a halt. Three days after I posted my first blog about the state of the comic I fell extremely sick with the flu. It took me about two weeks to fully feel back to normal, which seemed to be the average time of recovery from this flu. And, believe me, I’m very thankful and fortunate nothing more serious happened, considering how vicious this years flu season has been. Needless to say, I wasn’t able to accomplish much during my down time and even missed Paulie’s and my opportunity to meet up and work on the comic.
Things did end up getting better and Paulie and I met up last Friday (1-31) and accomplished some much needed work on the comic. We finalized the direction the comic will take this year, outlined a ton of new material and even got some of our convention schedule nailed down. We also set this years comic goal at 40 comics, which was our same goal last year, that we unfortunately missed by 10 comics. We may have fallen a bit short last year, but we did beat our previous years published comics by 10, so I’m happy with the improvement.
We’re really excited about bringing the comic back out, but we want to make sure we have enough finished material that we don’t end up with any missed weeks of publishing. So, we’re thinking the comic will be coming back February 10th or the 17th. We will definitely keep all of you posted and we can’t wait to start up the comic for all of you really soon.
We’ve been on a short break during the Holidays and although the main intention was to get some much needed rest, we’ve still been working behind the scenes on the comic. One change you’ll notice, is that we’ve added a donations button to the right hand side of the site. Now, I don’t want you all to think we’re asking for any kinda handout or anything but, money is one of the biggest factors to keep a small comic outfit like us going. We’re definitely not going to ram the idea of donations down your throats, we’re mostly just showing the way for kind people to show their love for the comic…with money. But, even if you don’t donate we still love you all and just showing up is and always will be the best thing you can ever do.
Next week Paulie and I will actually be meeting up and once that happens we’ll know when we’re officially coming back.
Hey, you guys! As the year is coming to a close, I don’t want to take much of your time up with my ramblings so, this week I am going to tell you a quick story. This year has been no different for me, like usual, as Christmas rolls around I always get sick. But for some reason, this year my annual sickness really hit me hard and I was down for a whole weekend. My typical sickness allows me at least to be a shambling zombie but this year I wast so lucky. I don’t know what it is about being at the pharmacy and buying things that makes me uneasy, like I’m trying to buy condoms and the cashier is judging me. “Hey, Dante, don’t judge my sexual prowess,” I thing. Anyway, not to go deep into my sickness but lets just say things left me from all directions. So, as I walked to the counter with my stomach medicine I kept thinking, ”This chick is going to think I have diarrhea.” When it was my turn I set my medicine down on the counter face down trying to be slick, but of course she had to flip it over while she scanned it. When she did I could see her reading the box, but before she could even look up I for some reason softly said, “Oh, man, I’m not going to make it.” While making this weird face where my left eye squinted,and I clenched my jaw. All while turning my head almost in pain. Just then she looked up at me, and she thought I was going to spray fart everywhere. Let me tell you, I have never had a transaction completed so fast before; it was amazing. Hell, somehow she even got my rewards card scanned in without even asking for it. After that I took my bag and started to walk to the door, but right before I left I stopped did the quick butt grab and ran out for a laugh.
So, enough about me and how I changed a CVS cashier’s life, let’s get you on to the comic. This is our last comic before we take a break for a few weeks. We hope you enjoy our last installment and the conclusion of Here Comes a New Challenger story arc. We’ll see you in a few weeks, until next time…
Hey, you guys! As you may know, I have a new kid; which has really cut into my sleep time. So, to fill the void, I have been watching a lot of movies. The only problem with this is I have already almost cleared out our Netflix library. But, instead of re-watching movies again, I have moved on to some more obscure titles. If I could make a recommendation for anyone: check out Hobo with a Shotgun (Jarv concurs on this one), its a real crowd pleaser. But the movie that caught me really off guard the other day was the Toxic Avenger. Now I have seen the movie before, but being younger I think that I really missed out on how crazy the 80′s really were.
First of all, how is the most popular person you know named Bozo? From what I remember, Bozo was a clown that invented beer pong with that awesome bucket game he had. Not some nut job that lived at a gym but did not really have any muscles. Now, this is where things got really weird: how is running kids down with your car a game? Even for the 80′s, this activity seemed out there. But, I think the special effects they used was the only thing that saved them. Man! did you see when that kids head got smashed, or when the dog got shot? I don’t know what kind of goo they used but it was awesome, it really caught the subtle feeling of an exploded head.
The last thing that really caught me in the movie was how much the 80′s hated blind people. My first concern was that someone and I quote ” I’ve always wanted to corn hole a blind chick”. Now I know that there are perversions today but this is a new one to me. Next, how did everyone just let this chick walk around with a deformed monster like Toxie? You had to know he was giving it to here, yet they just let it happen. It makes me almost think of the Superman- Lois Lane argument whether she could even receive his super sperm. Hell, what was his toxic sperm going to do to her? All I do know, is that should have been the start to gremlins.
Alright enough of my wandering mind, we need to get you to the comic…and I obviously need sleep! We have only a few left this year, so no need to keep you away any longer. Enjoy this week’s installment, and until next time…
Hey, you guys! Alright, this is going to be my last talk about my kid, I promise. You will never believe what I had to do this week. I sold myself to the devil this week, and had to do something that I said I would never do! This week I had to go to story time at the Library. Which, in itself, does not sound that bad to take in a little story, maybe a nap, then a juice box, and the kid would have some fun too. But, when I arrived I found out just how wrong I could be. It was not just story hour it was developmental hour, which means you have to read, plus sing and dance with your kid. Now, just for those of you who don’t know me, none of this is my style, but to add to it I was the only father that showed up to this class. So immediately, everyone else thought I was either gay or my wife had left me. I tried to push the gay thought because it seemed more respectable, but I think everyone caught on to it by the end of class.
Then, as the class started the teacher kept staring straight into my soul while we had to read, which makes a Dr. Seuss book even harder to read. But then things got really weird when we had to start to sing. Now, you know that mouth moving you do at church when you have to sing but you really don’t want to. I tried that, which I thought was going well. Till after the first song and the teacher made us redo it because “Some of us did not get into it”. Damn right lady! We all know the wheels on the bus go round and round, lets move on. So, we had to start all over and I had to look enthused! Lucky before we went to class I was watching the Flight of the Conchords, so I immediately started to softly sing Hiphopopotamus vs rhymenocerous to Z. Which made both of us happy and got the teacher off my back. But I was on a slippery slope now, and as the next song started I looked around the class and noticed that there was an abundance of wiener in the class. So I immediately lead into “To Many Dicks On the Dance Floor”. Now at this point I may have gotten a bit loud because the mother next to me stopped singing and looked around, laughed then moved across the class room. That’s right take your son and make a little more space, lady! Z is here to Party.
I knew I was way too into it at the end of the class when I thought the song the class was singing timed up to me singing “Its business Time”. I swear they all were singing the “Wow wow ya” part for us! Alright I am probably way off in that but it felt right. Looks like we might have another great comic idea. So,while I work on the idea why don’t you guys enjoy this weeks comic. Till next week…