Thank you for two wonderful years! Here's to 2 more. Or more. Or less. I'm playing it by ear.
This was created with FlickrDown and AndreaMosaic.
This doesn't show all of the comics, just 400 or so.
View it larger, if you dare.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
If you ordered a comic in the last round of sales and you haven't received it yet, it will be in the mail by Monday.
If you ordered one in the current round, you've been paying attention to twitter. If you haven't been paying attention to twitter, I completely understand. It's crazy over there.
Also, tomorrow's comic was secretly posted to twitter, but if you'd rather not go looking for it, it'll show up here sometime Saturday night.
Finally, if you are on twitter and are bothered that I don't follow you, feel free to leave your twitter name in the comments. I turned off email notifications a while back because it's too overwhelming and all I really use twitter for is cracking wise and secret comic sales anyways. Let's all save the dramas for our mamas, shall we?
Finally also: tomorrow (Saturday) is a very special day. Can you guess why? I don't have anything particularly special planned at this point, but I am going camping so maybe that counts. I might even sleep in a hammock.
at 12:30 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I grew up spending too much time at the library. I'd mostly peruse illustration annuals or books of collected cartoons.
Once, while flipping through a copy of the Best of H.T. Webster, this drawing caught my eye. At first I thought the final line of the caption said something about Chewbacca. Then I wondered if somehow this was where George Lucas got the name for everyone's favorite wookiee. I had heard Lucas was a fan of comics and illustration (somewhere there's a picture of him in his office with an original Leyendecker hanging on the wall behind his desk), so to my young mind it seemed entirely plausible.
This notion of a nearly forgotten comic strip influencing contemporary culture stuck in the back of my mind, and likely played a part in the nonsense you see here everyday.
It's probably worth noting the pencil-necked fellow in the above linked panel is Caspar Milquetoast, whose last name has since been adopted into our vernacular even though he's largely forgotten.
And speaking of George Lucas: yes, tonight's comic is a reference to THX-1138, albeit extremely oblique.
at 8:54 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
I didn't discuss this with Jesse in advance, but this drawing is currently up for auction on ebay. The winner receives the drawing and a signed copy of the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out. All proceeds will go to support the Sound of Young America. Learn more here.
at 11:57 AM
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
Thanks to everyone who has ordered a comic! There are some real pips coming up (for lack of a better term).
A note regarding an end of an era of sorts: from now on the comics I send will be drawn on white paper. The colored paper stock they've been drawn on all this time (well, most of the time) is now impossible to find. They'll still appear nice and old-timey looking here, but not in person.
at 12:07 AM