Sunday, November 11, 2007

Finalities

I publicly released my first comic on the 8th of December, 2006. On that day, I released 7 comics, untitled, but of one paradigm. These were my first comics, and the intention was for them to be poorly drawn, but with emphasis on the dialog. I continued drawing these comics the 11th of January, after releasing 28 of them. I stopped, because I realized they were terrible. The jokes were, at best, juvenile, and the pictures were still the same. I decided, I was going to draw better ones.
On the 23rd of January, I released my first comic of a new paradigm, titled Lisp. It was badly drawn, but it didn't involve the characters from my first one. Along with Lisp, I released Vector Math Is Funny? which was a huge departure from my original ideas. I drew a few with new ideas in mind, some funny, some quite dry, and probably a few that were just unfunny. It was ok, because I was experimenting with a new idea. These are the comics I am most proud of.
In August of 2007, I decided to do a regularly syndicated comic, with new ones added every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is where the story gets bad. I start writing comics like crazy and I, for the most part, release them regularly. They get complicated, and I start to enjoy drawing them. But...After awhile, they start to look like my old ones. The characters become badly drawn and the jokes got more and more juvenile. Trite is the word that I would use to describe them now. Inspiration becomes harder and harder to come by and I start to question whether it's worth continuing to draw them.
I've decided that it is not. I've always wanted to be syndicated by some external source, or even to have a legitimate website for myself to show off these creations, but as time progressed, I began to think that they weren't good enough. This last two weeks or so of comics have proven to me that they're not. Since September, my overall readership has dropped near 25% and now, I'm lucky to have four hits per new comic. Sure, on deviantart I have a small (very small) following, but it's quite irrelevant to me. I've returned to the comics that I stopped drawing. Stick figures, explosions, and overall non-sequiterness has began to dominate my comics. My drafts are more and more of the same. I've drawn over 15 comics in the last week, not one I deem funny. The ones I'm choosing for my releases are ones I find the least unfunny.
If I one day learn to actually draw and to actually write jokes, I might start up again. At the same time, I just watched my comics go from shit, to semi-excellent, to shit again – a pattern that I'm not particularly proud of. I will continue to write comics and jokes, but they'll remain in my notebook until I convince myself that they should go elsewhere. To the six of you who will see this comic, I apologize, but really, there are better webcomics out there. Just go there, they're funnier, and more well draw, and clever, no point in me pushing my crap.
I'm now also retroactively releasing all my comics on this blog (but not the 28 I drew from December to January) under the Creative Commons license (by-nc-sa). Maybe someone else will have a better idea on what to do with them.

So, without further adieu, here's my final comic:



Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Easy Mistake

Sorry, hosting was being dumb, but here's today's comic:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Apologies

To the 4 people who check here regularly: Due to extenuating circumstances, there was not a comic posted yesterday. My apologies, but please check back on Tuesday the 6th for a new comic. (Hrm...Perhaps there will another series...not Tuesday though...maybe next week...stay tuned)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Math Exam 1

Math Class #1



Sorry for the no comic on Saturday. This is the first comic in a 5-day Series titled "Math Class". Check Back tomorrow for the next installment!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

From the Future.

To the (literal) 2 people who came here yesterday, I apologize for not posting. To make it up, I'm announcing a contest-esque thing. If over the next week, if 20 absolute unique visitors (new people) look at my comics (this blog), then I will release a 5-strip, series over an entire week (Monday-Friday). That's 5 comics in 5 days, all in a related series too! That's the challenge. Anyways, here's the comic that was suppose to be put up yesterday

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Border Wall

Gotta scroll for this one

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ben Franklin of 21st Century

I'm really sorry that I didn't update yesterday, I wasn't home all day. Here's a comic tho

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Magic Carpet Ride

This one is a bit large, I got lazy.

It's linked to here

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Smoking is bad

This one is horizontal, so I'll link it instead.

Click Here

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

Ok, so this is going to be just for my comics.

Links to my last set of comics. I'm going to try something here: I'm going to add a new comic every Tuesday, Thursday, and weekend (Saturday or Sunday). Lets see how long I can pump these out.

Added Aug 6th:
Yummy
Grow up

Added Aug 5th:
Curious?

Added Aug 3rd:
Prepare for the worst
Bets please
Unfortunate

Added Aug 2nd
Fishes need Oxygen?
Follow the Rules