Archive for ‘January, 2013’
I’m writing this on the first day of January, 2013, and I started FunnyWebComic back in…September 2008 I think? I don’t want to distract myself to check. Anyway, somehow we’ve ended up here, at 1,000 comics. Crazy!
(I mean, there’s more comics I made on Plant-Man and Blow The Cartridge, but hey, who’s really counting?)
Thank you for being along for the ride. The last year’s been an interesting one, I think I learned to just have more fun making comics and not worry about making them viral or cool or hip whatever I was “supposed” to be paying attention to. I stopped making them for anyone but myself and – crazy – I think I did some decent stuff that actually found an audience. Thanks for your emails, comments and tweets, they have all really helped. Thank you to my long-suffering wife Sabb for putting up with this. There have been a lot of times where I let making comics just take over my life.
So…2013, what’s going to happen?
Well first of all, I think Hive FM is going to go to its own website very soon. Don’t fret too much they’ll still be here, just like how my Blow The Cartridge comics were on both sites for a long while when that strip split off onto its own site. But I did notice that Blow The Cartridge really grew into its own once it got its own domain and I think Hive FM could do the same. Stay tuned!
I’ve also decided not to do any conventions this year…it’s just way way WAY too much stress for what I get out of it. 2013 has a lot of stuff going on and, seriously, preparing for Supanova is practically a full time job for two or three months. It’s a fun event, but maaaaaan. I’m way better off putting my comic energies into…well, the comic. The comic needs improving. The comic ALWAYS needs improving. So how about I stop treading water and improve it?
However, one cool bit of news is that I’ll be teaching kids comics at Carindale Shopping Centre Library on January 13, so if you know any kids that want their fragile little minds warped by the power of COMICS come on by! Check this link our for more detail. See you there!
I started work a week before the majority of the rest of the team ends their holidays today, and boy oh boy was it tempting to go through the office MP3 playlist and wreak havok.
But I am a good person and wouldn’t do that, would I?
Of course not.
I would also not kick a radio, that seems a bit harsh, unless we’re talking about my dad’s radio that he carries around with him all the time. He has it tuned into static. I don’t think it’s actually picked up a radio station since the Reagan administration. His hearing is so bad that he thinks he’s listening to The Goon Show or something, I don’t know. My God what I wouldn’t give for a chance to kick that stupid lump of plastic into the creek.
My wife wrote this one, and by write I meant I just mentally copied something she said for use here later. The magic of cartooning!
I just figured Gorgon would be the kind of guy to spend his days at the golf…ranch? I don’t know what the word is. Clubs. That’s it.
OK this will be the last one of these I swear.
And by I swear I mean I know I’ll totally do it again you can’t stop meeeeee
There’s nothing worse than when someone new starts at work and they’re funnier than you, just nothing.
One time there was a fire in the restaurant I worked at and two of us died but the important thing was that I was able to make a “someone ordered the steak well done” joke before anyone else, good times.
Yay it’s the return of the doctor from Medical Drama Comic! Remember when I used to do those comics? Me neither!
The best two interviews I had were ones where we just talked about how awesome the Commodore 64 was for an hour or so. What’s up with that?
I think this is the most important interview question! There should also be time to ask if you’re one of those people who says “bless you” EVERY time someone sneezes or just the first time each day, because man that would drive me nuts, I don’t care if you work hard or not just don’t say it EVERY time Jesus tapdancing Christ on rollerblades people.