I did a series of comics for College Humor that went up last week all about “Highlights Magazine: College Edition”. It’s got all the classic sections, “Check…and Double Check”, “Goofus and Galant”, “The Timbertoes”, “Hidden Pictures”, and even “Your Own Pictures”. Check it out by clicking here or the image below:
Some Advice for Graphic Designers
Also, wrote up a blog post last night, some advice for graphic designers based on Frank Chimero’s post that I happened to read. You can check out the original here and my own advice here.
Otakon, which I haven’t had time to talk about what with CHART MADNESS on Wednesday, was LOADS of fun! Lots of you fans in the surrounding area came by and made me feel welcome, and I really cannot thank you enough for that whether you bought something or not. Of course if you bought something, all the better.
I mostly spent the weekend at my table, so I didn’t get a chance to chat with other artists that much or go to any panels, but I was on a “collaborating in comics” panel thanks to Dern, and was in the same row as most of the Super Art Fight crew all weekend. Best of all was the chance to chat with Caldwell, since he lives out of town and the chances we get to hang out are great. We got to talk about the chart that you all saw on Wednesday which, officially, was the biggest day of The System ever.
True story, the DC Metro app I use to tell me when the next train is coming decided to update itself off of usage on my iPhone 3G. I posted about this on Twitter, and my clever friends began the app pun war. Thanks to Ananth, Caldwell, Hatton, Dern and Brandon for the chatter and ideas that inspired this comic.
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You ever revel in being weird? Where? When? My long history of being weird dates back to being a huge Gonzo (of the Muppets) fan. It was even the basis for my college essay, which I guess turned out well enough. It did get me into college and all.
Another “terms” comic. I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I love working on them. They always turn out well I think. Today’s comic is actually based on a true story of biking to work last week, where a guy zoomed by me, leaving only inches to spare, only to get pulled over a quarter mile later. Serves him right in my mind, as I wasn’t doing anything wrong. Makes you wish everyone just wasn’t in such a hurry all the time. Has this kind of thing ever happened to you?
To those that have stuck around since “chart-okalypse”, thanks! Hope you like what you’re seeing around here. As a recap on the chart, we’re working on a “PG” version of the chart as well as some more items that feature some of the artwork, including Professor Internet. Stay tuned to the site for more.
Another comic on Wednesday. To those in the US, hope you’re enjoying MLK day. To those outside, hope Monday isn’t sucking too hard.
Welcome, Systemics to another fun-filled week of… fun here at The System. BIG THINGS are in store for the week, and I’m not just talking about the toothbrush shown here. So stay tuned!
Speaking of that giant toothbrush, I found out while researching this comic (yes, this comic took research) that there is a place online for ALL your giant novelty item needs. Need a giant hamburger?Giant toothbrush?GIANT WHISK? They gotcha covered. The best part? There’s videos. With a theme song. A-la “Will it Blend?” comes “Is it big?” (SPOILER ALERT: Yes.)
As far as the comic goes, this falls under the True Story tag. I have what is known as a “Wee Apartment” (under 300 sq. ft) and with a place that small, anything left out or foreign objects are automatically in the way of other things. It seems only fair that if something proportionally in the way in my tiny place should have an equivalent size taken up at her place in return, no? It’s the law of equivalent exchange! Or maybe I’ve been watching too much animé.
Ever leave things over at your girl/boyfriend’s? Thinking of bringing over a giant novelty item? Have Peter Gabriel stuck in your head? Share in the comments!