I am really, really, REALLY sorry.
It has been forever since I had posted any new Zip. I've been very busy with a full time day job and I haven't had time. If I had a choice in the matter I would be putting out five pages a week, like the old days.
I promise to get back to making new Zip soon, but in the meantime I've been working on other, smaller projects, like....
This book's being put together by Ray Friesen (the same guy who did Fairy Tales I Just Made Up) and the Kickstarter has about a week left before it finishes. Also, the only way to get a copy of Cats Committing Crimes is to pledge, so make sure you pledge now!
Once again, I am really sorry. New Zip soon.
From the first panel I ever saw of Jessi Sheron's, I thought she had a great eye for angles. By the end of the first page of her's I read, I felt the same way about her layouts. Her artwork really takes its time to set the mood of a scene, and often uses subtle, imaginative symbolism, but never feels as if it's extraneously padding the book for length.
Am I seeing things, or do the shadows cast by those columns look like teeth inside a gaping mouth?
Jessi Sheron's The Evil Queen is no exception. It's a moody fantasy that's similar enough to Maleficent that Disney fans will enjoy it, but distinct enough to stand on its own, with plenty of suspense and sorcery in the mix.
Imagine a psychedelic space adventure featuring graffiti art from the trendiest neighbourhood in town: that’s GalaXafreaks.
It’s a comic book set in a distance galaxy, starring a cast of aliens who look like they leapt straight out of a line of skate-stickers, whose creatively off-the-wall character designs and vibrantly luminescent colouring couldn’t be more eye catching if the floppies came packaged with battery powered neon lights.
Gonzonzardy it's been a long time since I posted my last blog. My last entry was before issue 13 was released, and now we're on the cusp of release issue 16! I'm going to have to remember to post more often.
Anyway, as you can probably tell from the title, it's Rare Disease Day. Some of you may know that I myself have Aniridia, a condition that affects about 1 in 50,000-100,000 newborns worldwide. Readers who have really been paying attention might know that this very same condition was one of a few things that inspired the Zip in the first place.
It manifests itself in diverse range of ways since many other conditions are associated with it, but aniridia causes highly dilated pupils, or a lack of iris altogether. It can be caused genetically or through environmental factors.
So I'm writing this from a back up computer right now, because my actual computer's at the shop getting fixed.
This is annoying because I had a whole bunch of unreleased comic ready to publsih.
This is why I stayed quiet on Monday when the website had its third birthday. So I guess, happy birthday to us now, instead of then!
Sorry about all this. New comic coming as soon as possible though!
To find out about how I was reading Mark Millar comics (before reading Mark Millar comics was cool), which current comics are objectively and indisputably (maybe) the best, which guilty pleasure comic I desperately need in my collection, and more: click here to check out this new interview I just did over at Indy Comic Press Release!
After some slacking off on my part: we're back!
We have a new issue beginning and a new logo to go with it.
And... um... that's it!
Check it out.
Check out this new Lousy Pandah animation starring the Game Grumps. Also? I illustrated the background at the beginning of the video:
Okay, so I know the comic's late, and I apologize for that (I had a stomach bug for a while and it pushed me way off schedule) but I HAD to post this the second I saw it:
Congratulations to all the couples who now have the option to get married, and congratulations to anyone in the gay community who now have the option. There will no doubt be backlash for this decision, but I think it's safe to say that this is a big step on the road to equality.
Life's tough when you're different. But it just got a little less tough.
I read this comedy website a lot, and they ran an article about the psychology of various stereotypes of people you see on the internet, One of the entries was about trolls, and it linked to this step by step video guide for making trolls give up, every time.
I was pretty skeptical at first, because people always say it's best just to ignore trolls. But I found this vid very compelling. It made so much sense and made me feel like I really understand trolls a lot more. So I had to try it out. Every time I have so far, it's worked. Feels nice to be able to put someone like that in their place and stop them from being deliberately anti-social at the same time.
So anyway, watch this video and never get trolled again.
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