Been neglecting the blog, but I’ve been kind of falling behind on a lot of other things lately too. I finally finished a couple of commissions, and more importantly, I got done with the end of year 3 story arc. While it’s only three strips, the panel count is more like five or six and it’s drug everything else down to a screeching halt creatively. Hopefully I can get back to drawing happy stuff for a while.
Also managed to catch “Nosferatu” over at the Capitol theatre on Saturday. Kind of blows my mind to think I was sitting in a movie theatre, watching a film that was new when my grandfather was a teenager. I’m hoping to make 12 hours of terror this wekend, and if you live in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a 12 hour movie marathon (10PM Saturday to 10 AM Sunday) of seven horror films. One of them is always a surprise showing (last year it was “Primal” which turned out to be pretty good) along with some very recognizable scary movies. Last year They screened the original “Nightmare on Elm Street” – seeing that on the big screen was worth the price of admission alone. This year it’s Fulchi’s “Zombie”, “Inhumanoids From the Deep”, Croninberg’s “The Fly”, “Basket Case” (Funny, I just saw this for the first time at Cinema Wasteland two weeks ago.), “Return of the Living Dead” and “My Bloody Valentine 3d” (Which Amy wanted to see on Valentine’s day that year…except it was out of the theater by then!
By the way, there IS a new Violent Blue up today (we still have yet to miss an update and I’m very proud of that.) find it here:
I see that no one has taken a stab at that Whose Line caption yet. I feel really bad about that. Usually I can whip up two or three, but just haven’t had any inspiration over there. I hope someone can throw a strip or two up there before Ben has to change it.
However, we do have a new Violent Blue up, talking about how Christians seem to find each other in the strangest places. I was a little surprised the first time this happened at The Chamber Nightclub, but at this point it no longer freaks me out. It’s not just clubs either…I find the people of faith at Horror cons, comic shops, film and art festivals…and it’s never when I’m expecting it.
Speaking of comic shops, one of the guys I was playing Heroclix with Monday night told me there was a new one out in Lorain, so I slipped out there this week. Not a lot of local places sell modern Heroclix singles so I really wanted to check out the selection. The place is nice, clean and friendly, in fact, they were kind enough to hook me up with that FCDB Green lantern I missed out on! I’m thinking of stopping out there for game nights on the off weeks I don’t play at Warzone (Like the week of my wife’s monthly game night). Check out Get ‘Em Comics at this address :
Finally, we got Taversia Top list back up on the comic site, so do me a favor and vote me up a bit over there huh? I’ve got some lost time to make up for.
You can find today’s Violent Blue here:
The new caption over at Whose Line is it Anywhoo is indeed up, but “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” is a Little too much like “Maybe it’s time for a new job” that we just did a few months ago, and I used all my ideas on that one. You may have stumped me on this one Ben.
In the mean time, I may post a couple of pages from teh Whose Line project I’m playing around with….a single story, but with each page using a line from the Whose Line submissions. I’m a page or two behind, and I actually have one strip that goes before the first one I did…yeah it’s confusing. You didn’t expect anything I do to be simple did you?
There’s a new strip up over at Violent Blue. We’re almost out of this story arc, but f you’d prefer superhero antics, you can also check out the new strip up at Whose Line Anywhoo. Bonus points if you can figure out where the Joker’s speech comes from.
Visit the new Violent Blue here : http://violentblue.thecomicseries.com/comics/265
and the new Whose Line here : http://www.whoseline.thecomicseries.com/comics/151
Visit us here.
So the art show got rained out yesterday. I’m a little upset about that. However, I guess it gives me more time to prep. On the other hand, the date that was mentioned for the rain date is the last day of Cinema Wasteland. I’m even more upset about that. Grrrr. I guess I’ll live.
See todays strip here :
and my guest strip over at Whose Line here :
Now I’m off to meet up for Heroclix at War Zone games in Parma. I should be there around six or so if anyone else wants to play.
New Violent Blue up today, view it here:
Now if I can only get the Kansas Song “power” out of my head…. and believe it or not, when this question was asked in Church, I did NOT give either of these answers. (But other people did…)
Sorry for the late update this morning. I input the wrong number for the month and it posted as if it were back in July. The new Whose Line posted this morning should make up for my lateness though!
View it here:
New Violent Blue up. You wouldn’t believe how much of this one is true. You know, I always wonder where people get their computer passwords from…sometimes it’s better not to know. In other news, I’m gearing up to hopefully do a guest strip (a crossover one) over at Mad Dog. We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime, visit us here:
Oh look! There’s ANOTHER Whose line up. Unfortunately, I got so obscure here, that I only know abotu two people who will probably get the joke without resorting to looking at the notes in the comments.
Find it here : whoseline.thecomicseries.com/comics/129
Working on some website face lifting over at Violent Blue. Added a FB activity monitor and reshaped the flag counter. I swear, if I could just get a nice side column of links and stuff (move the facebook feed, get a blog feed, stuff like that….I’m not the code ninja that the squrrel is) next to the comic frame I’d be done…and could get back to important stuff, like making comics.
In other news, the flag counter has registered our 20th country. I find that to be really exciting.
Finally, we all know Captian America is opening this week, and it is playing at one of my preferred theatres (the Lorain Palace) so I’m definately going, probably next week. We’re in the middle of a story arc though, so I don’t know that there will be a comic based on it. If there is, it’ll be late.
We’re still continuing the blind date arch, over here at Violent Blue
However, it’s also come to my attention that Whose Line snuck up one of my strips when I wasn’t looking. If you’re into Doctor Who, this is hilarious. If not, it’s probably just confusing.
Also fair to note, this strip was entirely done with my new graphics tablet. Still working out the bugs.
Happy reading, and eventually I’ll get around to talking abotu going to see Transformers and hamlet last week (Not at the tsame time, but still.)
Whose Line is it Anyhoo? is bravely publishing my guest strips again. This week’s caption is “Best two out of three” . I’m trying not go with a traditional useage of these phrases…as a result, it’s been taking me to some really strange places.
View today’s strip here : www.whoseline.thecomicseries.com/comics/120
A happy Independence Day to all of my American friends, and to all my British friends; sorry for the inconvenience.
There’s new Violent Blue up today http://www.violentblue.thecomicseries.com/comics/237
and there’s a guest strip over at Freakin Awful Puns! freakingawfulpuns.thecomicseries.com/comics/166/
New Violent Blue is up. This turned out to be a bit of an unintentional follow up from my guest strip over at Whose Line ( www.whoseline.thecomicseries.com/comics/115 ). Funny, because I had this one queued up at least a week before I drew the other one.