A man (Charles) and a woman (Charlotte) walk in the moonlight.
“Oh Charles,” says Charlotte, “I’ve had such a wonderful time tonight — and the moon is so beautiful!”
“OH NO!” exclaims Charles. “I have to go right now!”
“A terrible curse!” says Charles. “Every full moon I turn into a — AGH!” He doubles over in pain.
“Charles, what — ?”
“RRR — RUN! AAAAAA” Charles screams from off panel as the woman gasps in fright and surprise.
“Charles, you’re a — a — a house!” says Charlotte. And indeed, a one-story house stands in Charles’s place. She hesitates, then asks, “May I use your bathroom?”
This is all a story told by a young girl to her younger brother, who says, “Whooooaaa” in amazement. “So that’s what a warehouse is!”
♫ October is time for ghostly tunes; this one has cows: “Ghost Riders in the Sky” by the Ramrods.
Happy Bonza Bottler Day!
Another October means another set of Trick or Treat Comics! Eight miniature comics perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters, Halloween party-goers, goblins, etc, Trick or Treat Comics #3 features trick-or-treating pumpkins, monster hybrids, bone-playing instructions, were-comics, trick-or-treating dinosaurs, and more!
Eight 2.75″ x 4.25″ 8-page comics by:
- Anne Thalheimer
- Colin Tedford
- Elizabeth Neronski
- Megan Coleman & Michael Logerfo
- Marek Bennett
- Sarah Margaret Frye
Planning to hand them out for Halloween? You can get all three sets of Trick or Treat Comics for the price of two.
I’m doing it — why not you, too?
We’ll begin [...] at noon with a brief COMICS WORKSHOP crash-course in comics creation and self-publishing from N.H. cartoonist Marek Bennett. Then we’ll dive in and draw for the next half-day, pausing for a pizza party dinner and a reading of our work as midnight approaches. Whether you bring an existing art project or start a completely new one, the time limit and group dynamics will help you find, nurture, and grow that sweet spot of inspiration, improvisation, and concentration.
All ages welcome! No experience needed! Work hard! Have fun! Meet artists!
The cover of Little Zero #6: Curse of the Were-Comics, part of Trick or Treat Comics #3.
♫ “Be You (Beep Beep) Dub Disco Mix” — Punks Jump Up
I made the comics navigation prettier and more usable, and made the “sidebar” visible on small screens (it currently lives just above the footer in all views). Onward! (Previously)
This weekend I table at MICE (the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo); it’s a great show and admission is free, so don’t miss it!
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint project between the Boston Comics Roundtable (an independent arts collective) and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Unlike traditional comics shows, which emphasize commerce and memorabilia, MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics. We connect local creators with local audience. We also run a number of workshops for children and adults, as well as panel discussions on the craft and relevance of the comics form. We’ll be featuring several special guest creators, along with an expanded line-up of programming.
Comics are navigable again. I need to make the navigation links prettier and more usable, but it works and that’s the main thing.
♫ Music for tomorrow’s Pickle Festival: “Pickle & Peppers Polka” by Polka Generations (you know you love it).
I guess I shouldn’t have said what WordPress theme I was using so soon, since I switched again. Now I’m using Four Years as my base theme; I’ve made several changes and still have more to do (so many details!) but I’m pretty happy with how the homepage is shaping up. I still need to fix the comics navigation, though — that’s next.