Some day your prints will come.

It’s been, jeez, three and a half years since I last did one of these recap comics. And over nine years since I started The System. If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say “recap comics”, every 100 comics (like numbers 700600500400300200 and 100) we take a step back and review what we’ve learned. To say that three and a half years ago feels like an eternity feels like an understatement. Here’s some updates from the world here at System HQ:

I have debated calling the comic quits here at comic number 800. As it is, I can take every 200 comics and catch up on publishing books, and it will make for a nice four-book set. They can each be color-coded as C-M-Y-K (the first was yellow, the second is going to be cyan, we’re going a little out of order but we can get there). Truthfully though, I don’t want to put a giant period at the end of this project. As much as it sucks to have it lingering, when I do find the time to put one of these comics together it still means a great deal to me, and I’ve heard from some of you it means a great deal to you as well.

So for now, consider the project moving at a colossally slow rate for the time being. Book 2 is actually all designed and ready to go, and as soon as I find some time I’ll be putting together a Kickstarter for it so y’all can order your own copies. Hopefully the last two books will follow, and with them more comics.

Also, if you are a convention-going type, I still am hitting up the convention circuit with shirts, books, prints, and touring with the Super Art Fight gang.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep posting comics until morale improves.

—Rosscott

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Peachy is actually my code word for 'I'm not okay but I don't want to talk about it or get convicted of your murder.'

How are you doing?

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Sometimes.

If you don’t know who the dog is, see Jimmy the Murderdog.

Super Art Fight 100

After 6 years, thousands of miles, and countless jokes about Ninja Turtles, Super Art Fight is celebrating 100 shows with a blowout in Baltimore! It is this Saturday! Details hereTickets here!

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Systemic Alex Numann of NextFab Studio took the Jimmy the Murderdog image I posted and made a huge freakin’ 8″x10″ version out of freakin’ steel. I bet Jimmy would approve. I know I do.

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A special System in the Wild post / guest comic from Systemic Kirb Hysteria, who sent me this comic featuring My Little Pony characters as well as your favorite murderous canine. You can check out his DeviantArt page here.

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I love seeing stuff like this! Thanks for sending it my way! I encourage all of you to make your own System stuff. In fact, here’s a PNG of Jimmy the Murderdog (click for a huge one). GO NUTS.

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This one courtesy of Systemic @GreyDuck on Twitter. I see the resemblance to Jimmy the Murderdog. Do you?

Send cool posts and System images to systemcomic at gmail!

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He'll get you.

Jimmy the Murderdog is having that kinda day. He has that kinda day every day.

If you’re having that kinda day, watch this:

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Hey, Jimmy. Where ya been?

It’s not often I can fit guns, knives, and coffee in the same comic.

If you like Jimmy the Murderdog (who doesn’t?), limited quantities of the Jimmy The Murderdog shirts are still available here.

Super Art Fight in LA! This coming weekend! Meltdown / Nerdmelt Comics! Be there! Tickets here!

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The System 600: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE THE LAST TIME WE DID THIS

Like numbers 500400300200 and 100, another recap of what we’ve learned in the last 100 comics. I enjoy putting these together, but they do take quite a while. All the panels are from comics from the last 100 comics. Can you name where all of them are from?

Also, we have something else to celebrate! We also recently passed the four-year anniversary of the comic as well. 400 comics! That’s pretty good, right? That officially makes The System my longest-held job / relationship.

<I’ll insert more words about what it’s like to do 600 comics here soon.>

Anyway, if you want to help me celebrate, there’s a few things you can do:

  • Share your favorite comics from the archive with friends.
  • Comment on posts.
  • Buy prints of any comics you like from HilariAwesome.com, our online store.
  • Buy shirts from HilariAwesome.com, our online store.
  • GET READY to give me more money, because I’m going to be launching a Kickstarter for The System Book 1 in a few weeks. As soon as the book is mostly built and I have a quote for the number of books, it’ll all come together. Stay tuned!

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Welcome to the first installment of “Ask Rossmom”, where people write in and my mother (yes, my actual mother) answers your queries about life, the universe, and everything! If you like it after reading this one, and want your own questions answered by my mom, write them to systemcomic@gmail.com, subject line “Ask Rossmom”. The first one comes from Jess:

Dear Rossmom,

I’ve heard you have an affinity for dogs. Could you please share your thoughts on Jimmy the murderdog? Does he represent a fear of dogs or a mistrust of animals? Why do you think there are muderdogs but no mudercats, muderrabbits, etc?

—Jess

Dogs are descendents of of grey wolves and wolves have a reputation as being carnivorous (think of Little Red Robin Hood); so, it seems like a natural progression.  I don’t think he represents a mistrust of animals.

A fear of dogs, well, no I don’t think that either; however, I can see how that could be an interpretation.  After all, dogs tend to go crazy at the sight of a mailman.  And, if you have a good watchdog, you’ll hear barking at the scent of a nearby stranger.  Even friendly dogs can jump on you to show their happiness at seeing you and I suppose that could scare someone, especially if you aren’t a dog person.  Hey, to carry it to an extreme, some people could be scared of dogs because of walking out of a room or house coated with fur–you never know. (I considered merely being frustrating.  However, I would never have considered giving up my dog because of its shedding.  Now, when it peed on any male who walked into the house, well, that I considered embarrassing, but still wouldn’t have considered parting with my dog.)

I think (although only Rosscott knows for sure) Jimmy represents an animal whose body can best fit pictures of guns and the name sounds a lot better than Jimmy the Murdercat or Jimmy the Murderrabbit.  Aside from that, cats would generally rather ignore you than attack you and a rabbit is thought of as a furry little adorable creature.

However, as I feel it is my responsibility, apparently there exists “leporiphobia”–a fear of rabbits.  It is rare, but it exists.  Not that this relates to that fear but rabbits “were considered rodents until 1912, when taxonomists put them into a separate family due to their unique teeth and diet.”members of the animal kingdom.

And, those are my thoughts about Jimmy.

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