This is what I do at work. For whatever reason drawing strips makes more sense at the video store. They're short, brutal and oftentimes not funny. With some luck I'll have The Wizard of God strips done in the coming days. Workin' for the weekend.
Go Low Page #1
Whole Lotta Kisses Page #1
**I can't seem to finish either of these comics. So, I figure I'll post the first pages and eventually follow up with the final two when I feel like they're complete. They just keep turning out the opposite of what I had originally planned.
Maybe that's what will have to go down?
**I just realized that my poorly executed page construction makes it seem like I'm calling Chris a fraud. What I'm really doing is almost exactly this, except I'm doing it by making fun of a movie he liked.
***I love him.
** Argel is rocking some daily comics. Yay! Each post is usually the combination of one or two life moments. He keeps the dangers of journal comics in check with a good sense of humor, but manages to leave enough weight to keep it interesting. I couldn't slang enough praise for this man. Check, check it out.
** An event I left out - Before we left for the restaurant Ben was folding his laundry in the living room. Took about 30 minutes. Right before he was about to finish Joe undid every fold in maybe, 12 seconds. Throwing shit everywhere.
Oh, and Joe mentioned this man. An amazing artist. An interview.
** I just realized that there is no way to tell the actual size of these comics, and since this one is extra small I'll make a note of it. This one, right here, probably fills up about 1/3 of a regular sized printer paper. Usually I'll draw a total of four of these on a page, front and back. So when seen like that they're kind of nice looking. Compact.
** Reprise was interesting. I have a few things I want to say about it but I'll save it for a later post. I'm almost done with a Top 20 Movie Recap from 2008. So I'll make sure to have that up at some point. It should cover most of the movie talk I've been bottling up for about a year.
**Heart Attack Jack is my good friend Argel's first mini-comic. It's definitely worth checking out, really solid characters set against a fun space adventure landscape. Each new issue keeps stepping it up but I'd advise starting at the beginning to get the most out of it. The man's a hard worker and basically every week inspires me to keep drawing.
You can read the first four issues on his Flickr.
I'm still figuring out a way to make these work. I can't decide if I'm happy with what's going down here. I've never been super into journal comics, but who knows? Maybe I can make it interesting. All you can do is HAND it.