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.
Remember how I mentioned my friend Ray Friesen a few days ago? A while back I contributed to a book he was working on, and coincidentally he just launched a fundraiser to get it finished. Ray's pretty funny, check out one of his old strips:
The book he's funding now is a collection of fairy tales he wrote with added craziness. Here, I'll let him explain:
So if you like the look of what you see, head over to Ray's Kickstarter page. I recommend Ray for everything except pronoucing your name correctly (I'm just going to start signing everything "Mike 'It-Rhymes-With-Space-Dammit' Scrase" from now on).
...and now it's online.
It's actually my dad's band, and the keen eyed among you may remember that they were referenced in issue 7 of Zip.
Anyway, here's the video:
Get it on Comicsy.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, it's an anthology comic collaboration of several different artists and writers, based on the theme of time travel.
Alternatively if you prefer your comics tangible, there's a pretty good chance they'll be selling it at this year's Bristol Comic Expo. I'll also be there, selling print versions of Zip #1 as well as this t-shirt:
All the contributors get a sentence or two about their story in the anthology, and I'm among them. Check it out.
Also I forced myself to do some drawing this week. I have no idea if I'll have anything ready by this coming Friday, but I'd like to think I will.
I can't be sure of when it's coming out, but Mashed just posted this on their channel:
Quite pleased at how many shots I'm in actually. This probably won't hold true in the full sketch, but at least for now, you'll get to see plenty of my handsome face.
Pictured: my handsome face
Well, well, well. Even as I sit surrounded by unpacked boxes and an irritatingly slow internet connection, it turns out you just can't keep a good me down, and you can't keep a good anthology down either.
Yes, I've mentioned them before, but The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, a comic anthology with a time travel theme, just tweeted this:
Which is, in case you were wondering, a preview of the story I wrote for their third issue, coming this March.
Yup. This went online a few days ago and yet I haven't said a word. I totally meant to, it just slipped my mind.
The sketch was made for Bad Teeth and produced by Hat Trick. It also involved Ashens apparently, but he wasn't there when I was filming so I have no idea what he actually had to do with anything. I'm sure it was plenty though.
Anyway the point is, I'm in this sketch and it is funny:
Update: he's the narrator. My bad.
Updated update: He also wrote it alongside the Guksack boys. I'm just learning new things about this video, that I myself was in, all the time!
Welp. I didn't Star Wars hard enough yesterday. I showed up an hour early and the line still curled all over the habourside and out into the street. So basically I've been sleeping through the day and will be Star Warsing even harder tonight. I've got my umbrella, some sandwiches, and a bunch of comics. I can do this thing. How dangerous could the habourside be in downtown Bristol on a Saturday night anyway?
May the force be with me and crap.
You may remember that I've done some work with Guksack and Mashed. Well, over the weekend, I've been doing more filming with the Guksack boys Watch this space for news on that.
Also, I've forgotten to mention this here until now, but this week I'm performing as part of a live show in London, and getting to say that makes me feel super fancy. Reserve your (free) tickets here.
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