This message is to everyone I know or have ever met. If I call you at random hours, I apologize. I got one of those new Android phones and its absolutely terrible. Apparently, every button is for calling someone, so there's no button for... say... "re-order my contact list." It hurts my face. Boy, I really hate it.
Implication is Everything
New page of The Indies is up. I had a few thoughts on how I was going to draw this. On one hand, I love exercising amendment one with impunity, but I also know people read this comic at work, so I decided to facilitate that. I'm also going to point out a fun game I like to play when I'm writing this story, and I'd love it if everyone at home plays along: Imagine this exact same story word-for-word, only all the gender rolls reversed. I think it says a lot about our society.
I'd like to think people read my quips...
...but I know most of my friends would have pointed out that I meant the 1st amendment when I said the 2nd. I know my Bill of Rights, really I do.
Two for Thirteen
There are two pages of The Indies this week, #13 and #14. A few years ago, Q taught me how to talk to my fictional characters, and Natalie has expressed to me that she wanted to be shirtless in at least one comic specifically to show that she has a not-flat tummy. She is quite comfortable with this fact.
I love Seattle
A gaggle of gentlemen just walked down The Ave dressed in frilly dresses like it weren't a thing. This city is awesome. (I'm pretty sure today is Pride Day, but in Seattle it doesn't really need to be.) PS: New Indies today.
Then It Got Complicated
New page of The Indies is up. I honestly didn't think I'd get it done with the holiday Sunday, but its really becoming habit. If my mission with The Indies was to have fun making comics again, than mission definitely accomplished.
Up All Night
I had my very first shot at helping run a Red Cross shelter last night. I worked the night shift which involved a lot of staying awake over the hours decent people sleep. (Which, point of fact, was Big Josh's primary job for quite a while). In my case, I spent most of the time getting next week's page of The Indies done. It'll still be up Monday, but I'm a week ahead all of the sudden, like those professionals I read about in the papers. Meanwhile, Twitter gave me a great idea for a quick and easy comments box, then they broke it.
About half of my really bad days end like this
New page of The Indies. Armand: exit stage right for a while.
Your Mother Would Like to Speak With You
New page of The Indies. I am so glad I'm not a parent yet.
The Indies - San Diego Special
I've actually never been to San Diego Comic Con but I dedicated this week's The Indies to some of the indie attendee testimonials I've read over the years. Next time you go to a con, seek ye the tables with no lines. They need your love.
First Indies of August
The interesting thing to me is that I've been writing The Indies for about five months now, but the story itself has only progressed over two days. If you're keeping track of continuity at home, it's all happening on a weekend in March of 2010. You know, when I started it.
I'm reading Scott Pilgrim finally. I'm ashamed that it took a movie deal to get me to pick up the book - especially since I was on a major Oni Press kick a few years back. Scott just seemed to slip below my radar. I'm really enjoying it. It's very FLCL, in a good way. Also, Canadian. I like Canadians, eh.
Look kids, its Fremont!
This week's page of The Indies officially sets us in Seattle. Also, Jet is kind of a pain to do lettering for.
Thanks, Scott Pilgrim
If you read the newspost for today, you know that today is my birthday and I started it feeling awfully depressed thanks to the melancholy masterpiece that is Scott Pilgrim. Well, it actually got me to work through a bunch of crap, and I'm finishing the day feeling pretty okay. I hope the movie is as good.
For the first time in like... I dunno, 6 years, all of the Splurdagumi are together in one place. This is accomplished by the miracle of frequent flier miles and there only being four of us left.
Scott Pilgrim Movie - No Spoiler Review
Scott Pilgrim vs The World was an enjoyable adaptation of epic source material. It put me in more of an ass kicking mood than The Expendables did. Also, Scott didn't order a caramel macchiato. He couldn't afford a caramel macchiato. He ordered a god-damned double-double. HEY HOLLYWOOD! If a Canadian goes into a coffee place, orders a "Double-Double" and is given a coffee, its NOT THAT HARD for us USians to figure out that a "Double-Double" is some mystical Canadian coffee beverage. At least coins were twonies.
This is the tightest I've ever packed dialogue, and that's saying a lot considering how much Jet likes to talk. Its funny how walks down memory lane don't discriminate between the good and the bad ones.
I am neither gay nor a woman...
...but the thing that made me flip out the most about this was the part where she set it to match her purse.
Slow to admit it
Manly Guys Doing Manly Things is pretty much the best web comic on the Internet right now. This is coming from a guy who has a web comic on the Internet right now. Also, for those of you who don't have Nintendo Power: when you get the Scott Pilgrim game on Xbox, try entering "X, X, X, A, B, A, Y, Y" at the start screen.
Good Morning World
Comic is en route. I really didn't want to let this one be a rush job.