- Buy packs of “Midnight Snack” & my other Halloween comics.
- Right-click & download the PDF of “Midnight Snack” to print. All I ask if you download is that you email or leave a comment to let me know you downloaded it and how many you plan to print & where (for example, “30 copies for trick-or-treaters in Putney, VT”).
Assembling the comic is pretty easy! Print the PDF double-sided at 100% (no scaling; don’t let the program “adjust to printer margins” or anything like that). Each copy of the file produces 4 copies of the comic; when you cut them apart, the pages will be in the right order for you to staple & fold. If using scissors instead of a papercutter, you may want to cut after folding. Staple in the center & fold. If you’re using a standard stapler, you may want to fold the comic before stapling or use a ruler to help find the center (at 2 3/4″). If using a long stapler, the measurement marks probably don’t go down to 2 3/4″, so line up a ruler with the one on the stapler to get the added measurement.
Page 2 of 4 of my piece from Sprouts, the new food-themed anthology from Trees & Hills. I’ve been wanting to do more nonfiction comics in general and especially some journalism-type comics, and for this one I finally left my cave to go interview someone – hooray! I’m already busy on another bit of graphic journalism that I hope to share soon.
This strip took more research than you might expect! Selected sources:
- Shellshock (more commonly known as the Swinging Reverse STO, a type of “facebuster”)
- Butterfly Suplex
- Pasta shapes
- Bonus item: Noodle wrestling
This comic is part of the Comics Rehab Ripoff, in which I and some cohorts post at least 4 panels every 4 days to encourage our comics groove. Follow along to possibly see some of my comics before they appear here, or better still to see the good things my companions are posting. Want to join in? Drop us a line with your email address or email me at email@example.com!
New comics are still a little ways off, as there are a couple anthologies I want to submit to with June 1 deadlines – hopefully I’ll make one of them (two seems very unlikely). In the meantime, I’ve brought in a band to entertain you:
Stand back when they bust out the jams!
I bet he’d think splitting atoms to boil water is a great idea.