Ooooooh, shiny new responsive theme. I likey; it actually comes off well on mobile devices like it ought to. It’s almost like I’m getting better at faking it. Yes indeed. I think I’ll keep it. Phase one of site redesign is nearly complete; stay tuned for some multimedia content in addition to the comic over the next few weeks.
Also, be sure to check out the guest comic by yours truly, currently live on Ninja and Pirate!! Joe Flanders is a tirelessly consistent creator whose work is rife with cleverly crafted gags (visual, contextual, punny, you name it) and serial story lines that mix drama and comedy in equal measure without breaking the strip’s tone. That’s a tricky thing to pull off, but Joe does it. All that more or less made it a necessity for me to help give him a chance to unwind this month as he sits back and reflects on a year’s work well done (who am I kidding, no doubt he’s hard at work on the next chapter).
I’ll be shifting to a twice weekly update schedule next week; Wednesday and and Friday seems to be the best bet at the moment; fresh content on hump day and the end of the week! What an incredible plan! In addition to this momentous news, I’ll be transitioned over to the new fully responsive theme as well.
See you next Wednesday!
And thus begins 2016. I’m beginning to believe that I’ve managed to jump start the old creative processes so long dormant, and will be able to resume the thrice weekly update schedule I was accustomed to all those years ago.
In the last two months I’ve also done something I hadn’t done since doing it exactly once in 2009: I used Twitter. I’m not joking; I used that site once nearly seven years ago to post one joke tweet and didn’t touch it again until late last year. I think I’m gradually growing acclimated to the ways and means, although I’ve long detested the short form headline oriented content and never really saw the point in the face of other services more amenable to things other than briefly spat out assertions with no room for context or supporting arguments.
But all in all, I’ve re-entered the world of the social Internet and content creation with as much aplomb as could be expected of someone in my place, I think. I am somewhat of an introvert after all.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be rolling out a new responsive format to the site; this old thing you’re currently looking at was a stop gap measure to get something live while I finished getting the artistic me warmed up. More stuff soon after that, and I can’t wait to get started!
So, let’s see where this year goes. I’ve kicked off, let’s start to run.
Welcome to part the third; here begins what I might lovingly refer to as the “Story Proper”. The previous two brief sections existed mainly to introduce us to the main players, those being Smith, Sherman, and May. There are more to come but those will do for now. It was a deeply rewarding experience to dive back in to this sort of content creation after so long a hiatus, and I hope to be able to continue to do it for a long time to come.
The title page for Part Three continues the theme of Sherman in the foreground, Charles represented (somewhat) in the background. At the risk of appearing to jump up and down yelping “ask me what it means” like a ninth grade creative writing student, you may have noticed that in each of these title pages, Charles is represented either by a picture, an effigy, or a silhouette, and is never really visible as himself. In contrast, Sherman is in the fore, in full color. Yes, Sherman the stoic green-haired bodyguard is the protagonist. As if it weren’t obvious.
In this part of the comic, the events set in motion by Charles’ impeachment continue to barrel along toward the inevitable path to disaster. Let’s see what happens as the governor engages the challenge with his trademark verve.
To all who have had a look at the comic so far, thanks for stopping by, and I wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season. Don’t write junk.