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Finally!!

These were some typos in the original version of this page, but they’ve been corrected. Because of the way that WordPress and the webcomic plugin work, I lost the comments for the original page. Sorry about that.

Issue 1.1 now available for download!

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Hey, gang!

issue1.1Now that “Sorry, Right Number” is finished, I’ve got all the corrected pages collected together into a nifty download that’s available right now! It’s only $2.99!

Not only does it have corrected pages (which have not been posted online), this download edition features pages from the manual for the PP-1001 Portable Probability Field Analyzer and Projector! It’s also in full color, which the webcomic version is not…

Updates

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Greetings, programs! (I know, I know… but that movie had (in no particular order) computer graphics that were mind blowing in 1982 and still look great today, the Dude, and a really cool computer that the Dude used to hack into Encom.: an Apple ///!!!)

Sorry about the lack of the final page. I’m in Nashville, right now, working with Guy Gilchrist. I had planned to finish up page 24 and post it but… no ink! Seriously? Seriously?! NO FRAKKIN’ INK?!? What kind of a Mickey Mouse organization are you running there, Lotshaw?

Page 24 is all pencilled up and ready for inking, which I ‘ll do when I return to Georgia. I’m going to stop by Jerry’s Artarama here in Nashville (which is just across the Interstate from where I am now) and get some supplies. First stop when I’m’ in the store: the india ink.

Meanwhile, please consider buying some of the art I’ve got up for sale. All this art is just gathering dust in my house (literally—Jessie is a magnet for red Georgia clay), so I’d rather it go to you, the readers. Check out the art sale pages for the G-rated art and the not-G-rated art. And for those of you who have asked, I am now able to take Bitcoin for some transactions, thanks to updates from Stripe, my credit card service.

Again, sorry about the page delay. Believe me, I’m frustrated by the pace, too.

ART SALE

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Hey, gang!

I’ve got a lot of really exciting things planned for Accidental Centaurs and The Maykits. However, to do them, I need to procure some equipment. So, to try to raise some funds, I’ve set up an art sale!

I’ve got original pages from the strip available for sale, as well as adult art from NSFW Friday. I’ll be adding more and more pages, but for now, there’s almost 50 pieces availble.

This is your chance to get some original comic art at what I hope are pretty good prices. Original pages from “Sorry, Right Number” are just $25!

All proceeds from the art sale will be earmarked for the equipment purchase.

And for those of you who have asked for it, I can now take Bitcoin for the art sale purchases!

Click here for the general audience art sale.

Click here for the ADULT art sale.

 

Vamping for time

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Hey, gang!

I need to come up with some content to put up here as I get the next story ready. The plan is for a really neat, special story, and I don’t want to rush it.

However, since I don’t want to leave you in the lurch, I’d like to ask you for questions you’d like answered about the strip, the characters, me, my workflow (or lack thereof). Anything you’d like to know, just post it in the comments. Ask questions of me or the characters. I’ll pull questions that I can make into entertaining (and informative answers) and put them up on the site.

It’s like “Viewer Mail”, but with fewer snarky skits and hokey jokes.

Maybe.

Roy Doty (1922-2015)

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It’s always sad when cartooning loses one of it’s own. It’s even sadder when the voice that is stilled is one of cartooning’s Greats (the folks who earned that capital letter). Sadder still is when you know that voice personally and called him a friend.

Roy Doty passed away. He was what I call a “That Guy” illustrator. People may not know the name, but when you show an example of the work, they’ll say, “Oh! THAT guy!”. We don’t have “that guy” illustrators any more. They’re a victim of the time and changes in media. That’s a real shame.

dotyI got to meet Roy for the first time when he was the Guest of Honor at the Southeast NCS Chapter meeting in Memphis. I sat across from him as we ate some truly legendary dry rub ribs at Rendezvous, listening to some truly legendary stories about the glory days of cartooning. He nicknamed me “Slim” and drew the image I’ve posted with this message. At the Reubens in Boston, after he had been honored by the NCS with the Gold Key, he and I sat in the ballroom for hours, talking. Just talking.

Later, I worked with him on a proposed animated version of Wordless Workshop. In Pittsburgh, I showed him a sample of animation. He paid me the highest compliment of my career. “You get it,” he said. “People have been trying to animate my work for 60 years. You understand it. Simplicity!”

There was nothing simple about Roy’s work. Simplicity and cleanliness should never be confused for non-complexity. Just as Ernie Bushmiller honed his work to a fine edge, Roy wielded his pen like a surgeon does a scalpel. Only what is absolutely necessary is on the page. Remove any one thing, and it’s just lines. The whole is always more than sum of the parts.

I hope one day to be a crusty curmudgeon with a twinkle in my eye, just like Roy. He griped, he complained, he drove many NCS Presidents to drink (well, that’s not hard to do… we’re talking about the NCS…), but he always had his tongue firmly in his cheek and the best of intentions. We’re going to miss Roy.

You know… “That guy…”

Etsy

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Hey, gang!

For those of you who like Plain Brown Wrapper, I wanted you to know that I’ve put a bunch of NSFW Friday originals up for sale over on Etsy. These pieces are priced starting at $25, and the won’t be the last. I’m also going to do some clean pieces that will be available over there as well.

Remember, these sales help support Accidental Centaurs by supporting me. Please consider buying some of the swag I have on the site, such as Accidental Centaurs all-ages books and comics, Plain Brown Wrapper digital downloads, or my retrocomputing merch! It’s all going to a good cause: keeping me from having to get a real job so I can keep drawing centaurs for you! :)

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that Buy Adult link led to a page full of bad links. This has been corrected by having the links involved take you the pbw.accidentalcentaurs.com page, which is what I meant for the links to do in the first place.

Random Acts of Nancy

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random-acts-logo-swankyIt’s random! It’s Nancy! It’s live!

For the last several months, I have been honored to be working with the great Guy Gilchrist, who writes and draws the classic strip Nancy®. The first product of this work debuts today on GoComics: Random Acts of Nancy!

In this feature, we’ll be taking classic Ernie Bushmiller panels from Nancy that were offbeat and wacky to begin with, and then pull them out-of-context so they become even more bizarre and surreal. It’s a Dada experience that would make Jean Arp’s head explode, and it starts today at the Random Acts of Nancy page on GoComics.com.

UPDATE: The links now take you directly to the Random Acts page on GoComics!

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