About Accidental Centaurs

Q: What's it all about?

A: Accidental Centaurs is the story of Alex and Sam, scientists who were working on an experimental teleporter when it malfunctioned and opened a vortex into another dimension. There, they find they have been transformed into centaurs, as Homo sapiens can not exist due to the laws of physics, chemistry and biology of that universe. They also discover Lenny, a wisecracking djinn that has been assigned by the rulers of this new universe to be their guide and protector.

Q: How long has it been running?

A: The strip originally launched on January 16, 2002. That original continuity ran until 2011, when it was rebooted and "reimagined". The old continuity was deprecated and is now only available in a print book. The rebooted storyline is the current and official one (and according to the cartoonist, far, far superior).

Q: It seems to end on a cliffhanger. What's going on?

A: In February 2016, the cartoonist announced that Accidental Centaurs was going on hiatus. The reason for this increasing pressure from other projects and questions about the financial viability of the property. While the strip is on hiatus, it is not dead. The cartoonist has stated that he fully intends to revisit Accidental Centaurs in the future. Plus, there's also other, related activities going on.

Q: What is "Plain Brown Wrapper" and "Naughty Bits"?

A: Speaking of related activities…

"Plain Brown Wrapper", "Naughty Bits" and "Alternate Centaurs" are brand names for adult, not-safe-for-work material that is related to the Accidental Centaurs universe. They can be classified as "erotica" that uses the Accidental Centaurs characters and settings. Stories branded as "Alternate Centaurs" are not a part of the mainstream Accidental Centaurs canon. "Plain Brown Wrapper" (a Monty Python reference) refers to stories distributed in comic book format. "Naughty Bits" (another Python reference) is used to brand collections of this material.

Welcome to 2018! (or, "I'm Not Dead Yet!")

Hey, gang! How the heck are ya?

I know I promised an update, and I know I promised it in July and here we are in January of the next frakkin' year. Well, better late than never, eh?

First, as some may know, I am no longer working with Nancy cartoonist Guy Gilchrist. The reason is a very long story that I really don't want to rehash here, but it also means that a project that was very near and dear to my heart, the Nancy spinoff entitled Random Acts of Nancy is no longer being done. The strips updating on GoComics are repeats.

As we barrel forward into the new year, I'm going to be doing more video projects, including some live draws, similar to "The Nightly Draw" that I was doing for a while. It won't be nightly, but I do plan to get back to doing that once I get some equipment issues sorted out.

As for Accidental Centaurs, it is being updated, albeit at a slower pace than I'd like. The new story, "The Seven Centauri" is being sent to Patreon members as the pages update. When the story is complete, it will be made available to the general public. I do hope to pick up the pace in 2018.

If you'd like to see that story unfold, you can see it by becoming a patron via Patreon if you click here and join today! Only $5 gets you access to the new story!

I realize that 2017 wasn't a very good year for Accidental Centaurs. Here's hoping that 2018 is the start of a brighter future for our favorite oatmunchers!

Posted on January 9, 2018 6:23 pm PST