Well, I’m in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the annual Reuben Awards Weekend. Even though this is my fourth time here, I still can’t believe that I’m able to do this and hang out with some of the most creative people on the planet. It’s a great honor, and one I don’t take lightly.
If all goes well, I’ve already put Monday’s page up on the server, but if there’s no update, well, you know why. We’ll get caught up next week. However, my plan is to have pages ready to go… I’ve got two months of constant updates and I don’t want to break that streak! However, you know how it is when you’re getting ready to go on big trip….
Well, the “Design A New Top For Sam” came and went—not with a bang, but with a whimper (as T. S. Eliot would say). It’s my fault… I got busy with other things and didn’t promote it like I should. Oh, well… lesson learned.
I’d like to thank those of you who took the time to create a design for the contest. They were all great suggestions!
Since the scores were all tied (I assume you “liked” your own entries…), I decided to cast the deciding vote for…
Josh Winthrop’s second entry (he did not one, but six!)… Here’s the relevant part of his submission:
And here’s my take on the design:
I like the asymmetrical nature of the design, which was something I had toyed with on signs of my own. It’s also attractive and complimentary of Sam’s… ahem… assets, while not being oversexualized (and overtly sexual!).
Congrats to Josh and thanks to everyone else who entered! Great job, all around!
P.S.: Josh, email me your address so I can send you the original of the above pic…
Beats breaking other stuff, doesn’t it?
Next weekend, I’ll be attending the annual Reuben Awards Weekend put on by the National Cartoonists’ Society. This year, it’s going to be in lovely Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (and if you’ve ever been to Pittsburgh, you know what I mean).
I’m going to try to keep this run of consistent thrice-a-week updates going, but if I don’t… well, you’ll know why.GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! I have next week’s strips drawn and (mostly) lettered! That means that my trip to Pittsburgh will not interrupt the flow of centaury goodness. The bad news is that I exhausted all the script I have written, so… I guess I need to hole up somewhere and start scribbling like mad (and if you’ve ever seen any of my “scripts” for Accidental Centaurs, you’d know how descriptive that is…)
FURTHER UPDATE!! Huzzah! I got the pages for next week finished, so… NO INTERRUPTION next week!
The week after that might be another matter… Gotta get writing…
Also, a quick reminder… I’ve got printed editions of “Dictating the Course” available on Lulu (along with other Accidental Centaurs books)! This books are in full color, and are also available as a download. Also—on the naughty side of the ledger—there’s also a third Plain Brown Wrapper comic available in print and as a download, both in full color.
Remember, your purchase of these books is the main way I get any kind of support for doing Accidental Centaurs. Buying these books keeps the strip going, and we all want that, don’t we? Of course we do!
Oh… if you’re interested in that sort of thing, don’t forget about NSFW Friday…
A big project that I’ve been working on for the last several months has finally gotten finished and is now up on Lulu! The complete collection of “Dictating the Course” is now in print and digital editions!
This was a massive undertaking. In essence, it was the first Accidental Centaurs graphic novel. There’s 100 pages of story and it’s in full color. There are several pages that were posted to this site as line art (which was done for expediency), but now they’ve been fully colored and to match up with the rest of the story.
In addition, there’s the original story for “Dictating the Course”, which will show you just how much this story evolved (which is the nice word for the process) and mutated (which is the accurate word!) over the span it took to tell. There’s also the sketches and developmental drawings that I used to create and refine characters and aspects of the story.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Bill Holbrook, creator of Kevin & Kell, On The Fastrack and Safe Havens, wrote a very nice foreword for the book! What a guy!
The book is pricey, I know. Remember, though it’s FULL COLOR, and color is horribly expensive. However, if the color looks as good as it does on Volume 1 and Naughty Bits, then it’s going to be worth every penny.
If you want to get a signed copy, just buy it from Lulu, then contact me to make arrangements for signing it!
The links for purchasing will, of course, be available on the “Buy Accidental Centaurs“ page, here’s direct inks to the new products: