Even though we kinda fell off on posting comics over the last few months, the state of Side Quest is actually pretty good. It’s crazy to think that June 6th marked the one year anniversary of me being a part of Unlawful Good: An Anthology of Crime by Dude, What? Comics. You can get a copy for yourself here. It was a wonderful experience working on the comic and it has continued to be a great experience selling the book and meeting fellow Unlawful Good creators and comic fans.
This past Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) there was a spirited camaraderie with all the creators in the book. Whenever we’d sell a copy of the book we’d always encourage the buyer to walk the show floor and get autographs from the other artists/writers at the show. This created a lot of great opportunities to drive traffic to different areas of the con, meet new people, and get a feel for what the fans liked about the book.
Once again, I can’t say enough kind words about Dude, What? Comics, especially our editor Heather Antos, and of course all of the comic creators that were involved with Unlawful Good.
There has been a few other things getting in the way of us posting comics regularly. But, I’ll get to those next week.
Hey, you guys! I found myself watching a bit of TV this week and man did I get caught up in the commercials. I’m probably like 90% of all Americans and just DVR the TV shows that I watch, so I normally can just skip right past the commercials and not have to worry about them. But this week I had a bit more time available so I was able to actually watch some live TV, and man do I love the drug commercials. You know the ones where the two old people are in bath tubs out on the beach. Or the one for Viagra where the couple is going out to dinner, but you really know that the guy is just self conscious that he is going to have either a flaccid piece after dinner or pop a ragging mega boner during the appetizers. But hey that’s the dance, you have to buy here dinner before the love making happens. Sorry guys, I don’t make the rules, I just live by them.
While I can go on for hours about some other life lessons from these commercials, I really wanted to focus more on the side effects that are always listed at the end of the commercials. I know everyone has seen them. Yes, take this pill and it will help with depression, but you will get heads aches, blotchy skin, sweat profusely, have and odd odor, fall asleep randomly, possible die, and have anal leakage. I thought it was hilarious that half of the side effects usually could lead to the reason you would need to take the drug in the first place.
After watching numerous commercials I realized two things. Number one: why the hell do we have drug commercials? Shouldn’t we go to the doctor and they will tell you what drugs you should take? They must love when someone comes in and tells them what they should take. Like they did not spend forever in school and training to be the expert in these situations, but hell, you saw some TV and you know just as much as they do.
Number two: I wonder what would be listed if you put the side effects together for our comic. As you all know Jarv and I have no problems making fun of ourselves and almost everything around us. So, everyone hit us up on Facebook or twitter with any side effects we should include in our list. I would love to get this put together for you next week. So, let me get you to this week’s comic so you can get those ideas flowing. So enjoy and until next week.
Hey, you guys! We are off to another new year, and yes, we are still here! Now I was not sure where I wanted to go with the this years first Blog, until I was at the grocery store the other day. It is not often that I am shocked by others behaviors, I usually pride myself with being a stand out for strange behaviours. But, while I was taking a stroll through the grocery store I happened to see a young lady with a pregnancy test in her hand. I normally don’t perv out and check chicks out in the feminine hygiene aisle, but something about the pregnancy test just caught me off guard. Maybe because she was so young, or because I am a dad and it got me thinking about my kid, but it was something. Then it happened! This girl held the test up by her scared to death face and took a selfie! She then either sent it in a message to someone or may have posted it to a social media site, either way, I was totally shocked what had just happened. What has happened to the world today? I guess I just thought there might be some moments you just want to keep private. Hashtag I might be a teen mom might not be a Kodak moment (totally dated myself with that reference). You would the fear of becoming a parent would be enough to remember for a lifetime, not nowadays, it’s not a real moment until the proper filter and vignette has been apllied.
Now, to move onto the comic, we are planning on getting as many comics out this year as possible. I do want to let you know for the next little bit we’ll be featuring the last five pages of Ayleen #0. That way we can put a little more time into some great Side Quest comics. So, enjoy both comics and until next time…
In no particular order* here are my top 10 albums of 2014. There is a small section at the bottom that represent some honorable mentions. These are a list of albums that I got during the holidays and really didn’t get a chance to fully digest them enough to add to the official list. So, in no particular order* my list.
*The only ones that are in a specific order are 1,2 and 3.
- Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
- Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
- Trap Them – Blissfucker
- The Banner - Greying
- Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
- Babymetal – Babymetal
- Interpol – El Pintor
- ’68 – In Humor and Sadness
- Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
- Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
Honorable mentions: Slipknot (.5: The Gray Chapter), Lonely Kamel (Shit City), Iron Reagan (The Tyranny of Will), Death From Above 1979 (Physical World), Cannibal Corpse (A Skeletal Domain), Primus (Primus & the Chocolate Factory) and, Blood and Banjos (Blood & Banjos).
Buy your music kids. Enjoy the comic.
Hey, you guys! I was looking for a few things to talk about this week, so I was out trolling the web a bit. When out of the blue I decided to do a quick search for ‘Side Quest Comic’ and see what comes up. I was shocked to see the multitude of comics showing up using the Side Quest title in on way or another. I like seeing new comics coming into the fold but if you’re going to rock the Side Quest name you better bring it. This Side Quest Comic crew is built to last.
But on a different note, I was really excited at the images that came across. We had some great images of the comic that came up, plus a few pics of our ugly mugs. But, then I saw something really cool, there are actually some photos of the other artists that were around us at some of the Cons we have been attending. Comics, like any other entertainment business, can have it’s rough edges but I’m happy to say everyone we’ve met and became friends with are some amazing people. Creating comics is a tough business so I give everyone at those Cons all the credit in the world. They are out there putting it all on the line and toughing through the rejection, bad conditions, and hang overs that would stop normal people. So to all of you guys keep on keeping on.
Now in a strange twist I was surprised to see Chuck Norris and Ivan Drago showing up in my ‘Side Quest Comic’ search. I guess they could represent us. I just wonder which one of us is old Chuck Norris in the Canadian tuxedo. Or who is Ivan Drago in the russian military outfit. Well, while I try to solve this mystery why don’t you guys get to the comic. So, enjoy, and until next week…