Alright, after the page that is currently posted (Episode 59) there are 8 pages (Episodes 60 – 67 I guess based on the current numbering on the site) ’til the end of this particular story arc (only took 8 years, a new personal record!). 4 of those 8 Episodes (60-63) are finished and ready to be posted. The remaining 4 (64-67) are worked up to some degree either as a roughs or loose pencils. My plan is to hold all 8 remaining pages until all 8 are finished.
To celebrate the completion of this story and to reward longtime followers (and since the remaining action goes pretty quickly), I will be posting all 8 pages on the same day an hour apart. I have not determined WHEN this day will be because the pages aren’t done yet. But, as soon as they are done (or at least when I have an idea of when they will be done) I will start promoting the 8-pages-in-8-hours Post-a-thon.
IDEALLY this will happen well in advance of Free Comic Book Day 2014. This year Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and I will be appearing at the Manchester, NH branch of Double Midnight Comics along with several other artists, the 501st Legion of Star Wars cosplayers, the Ghostbusters of New Hampshire and a boatload of other guests, cosplayers and activities (COOKOUT IN THE PARKING LOT!!!). Please swing by, say “hey” and get a free sketch of something from me. Also, buy some comics while you’re at the shop as well. It’s not cool to just show up and get the free stuff. Don’t be that guy.
Check out and stay informed about Double Free Comics Book Day at Double Midnight Comics HERE.
Hey look, comics!
I figured out how to migrate everything over so it looks like I am back in the business of letting my comics stagnate. I’ve got some cosmetic work to do around here to tighten a few things up. There’s some white border bleed through (on my monitor anyway) and a lot of the pages look like they are showing up bigger than they should be which is effecting the resolution a bit (they look blurry to me). I don’t remember exactly what I had in the sidebars, so I will probably have to start over there… you know what, I think I’m just going to start over aesthetically with the whole thing. I’m ready for a clean break from the past. Ready to move into the future.
Here’s the deal: there are currently 8 pages left in this story. That could change based on how I thumbnail them out as I go. 2 pages ago there were only 6 pages left (see how this is kind of like torture?). Of those 8 pages 2 of them are already drawn and in the process of being colored (it takes me a long time, because I hate it). 6 more pages, this thing will be finished and I’m going to redo the entire site and we’re going to start fresh with a brand new 6-year, 67 page-story (j/k Less time, more pages) in beautiful black and white color (cause I hate coloring).
In the meantime, if you’re in Newport, Rhode Island, stop by The Annex comic shop and pick up a copy of Annex Comics #1. It’s a mini-comic sized collection of submissions from a bunch of the regulars at the shop. I have a pin-up that will ultimately just direct you back here. But hey, it’s a cool picture that I drew recently to advertise the old comics on this site. Here’s the pencil image. Buy the book if you want to see the finished inked version.
Apparently while I wasn’t paying attention, ComicPress (the WordPress theme that runs this site) updated and blew my site to hell. The new updated 4.0 version promises to be a better, smoother, more pleasurable experience (or something) but I have to do a bunch of behind-the-scenes work to migrate it over to the new version. I don’t like doing this kind of stuff so it’s going to take me some time.
You’ve been patient with me in the past and I appreciate the continued patience. If this migration doesn’t work… I’ll be moving to tumblr or flickr or just printing out and mailing the pages to anyone who wants them (not really. But maybe).
Thanks for your patience everyone. I can’t guarantee that I’m back on a weekly schedule, but this thing is getting finished. It’s been a looooooooong time, but I missed these guys (and you guys) and I’m glad to be back.
VERY special thanks to Jack Laiho.
Just picked up a really exciting commission. I’m not totally sure that I can talk about it… so I will refrain from talking about it. It will absolutely interrupt my plans to get all 8 pages of SM done by my birthday. I’ll post an update on the Stick-Man pages as soon as this commission is done somewhere around the end of March when I can reassess how realistic it is to get all of those pages done by 4/23 (my birthday… just in case you forgot).
In the meantime, you can still listen to me talking pop culture (mostly movies and TV) on The Strange Ink Picture Show and more specifically about comics on Eat.Sleep.Comics. Don’t forget to subscribe to both podcasts in itunes.