Wednesday, September 17, 2008

#16: Delicious!

If you realize just how free you are...what will you DO with that freedom? I would imagine that in most most responses, ice cream would be involved.

Thus ends my comic buffer. Craaaaaap.

I need motivation.

Albums during drawing:
"Silent Alarm" - Bloc Party
"Led Zeppelin III" - Led Zeppelin
"461 Ocean Blvd" - Eric Clapton

Thursday, September 11, 2008

#15: That Makes Me a Saaaad Panda

When you take our secret recipe, that makes me a saaaad panda.

Also, I hate the art in panel 4. The End.

Albums during drawing:
(Half of) "Sound of Silver" - LCD Soundsystem
"Either/Or" - Elliott Smith + "Miss Misery"
"Daydream Nation" - Sonic Youth

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

#14: I Hope You Like Text

This is, without a doubt, my favorite comic I've done so far. I can never look at panel 3 without giggling uncontrollably. If you didn't know (and you probably didn't), I ripped off was inspired by this comic from Penny Arcade (I'm pretty sure I don't even need to link the site, but whatever). There is no doubt in my mind that Tycho (Jerry Holkins) is one of THE BEST writers in all of webcomics.

A side note for all you non-ND kids: each dorm is divided by gender, and "parietals" is a designated time at night when a person of the opposite gender is not allowed to be in that dorm, and is punishable by...something...I don't know. What can I say, we're Catholics.

Albums during drawing:
"Enema of the State" - Blink-182
"Dude Ranch" - Blink-182
"OK Computer" - Radiohead
"Pablo Honey" - Radiohead

Sunday, September 7, 2008

#13: Kool Kids

This is the first one-shot comic, meaning it's not attached to a story arc. There are many more, I assure you.

For all of you non-ND kids, Keough is the dorm I live in. I pass by that sign every day, and what you see from this strip is all I think of when I do. The other posters around it are also little jokes that I think only ND students would understand. Except for the last flier, which is a reference to Hemingway (which I'm sure almost no one will understand).

Also, Joey has slender, girly wrists, apparently.

Albums during drawing:
"Summerteeth" - Wilco
"No Matter Where We Go..!" - Latterman

Thursday, September 4, 2008

#12: Give Me a Reason (Just One)

Guys, never give crap like that to a girl.

Girls, never take crap like that from a guy.

Have I established Brian as a maelstrom of asshole-ery yet, or what? I swear, the real Brian is NOTHING like this...unless there's something he's not telling me...

And so ends the "Introductions" story arc. When I wrote those comics, I didn't think it would go on so long...or that they would all string together. Though this arc is over, there will (eventually) be more characters entering the fray.

Albums during drawing:
"Greatest Hits" - The Cure
"Disintegration" - The Cure
"XO" - Elliott Smith

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

#11: Scrabulous

As an English major, I am quite good at Scrabble. Though, I'm not nerdy enough to study a dictionary. Also, has anyone seen all the volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary in one place? It's not quite as big as I make it here, but still, IT'S HUGE!

Also, the background of panel one bugs me like no other. I made it TOTALLY wrong, and now it looks like some weird optical illusion. Either that, or Joey is now a giant.

Albums during drawing:
"Scary Monsters" - David Bowie
"Hunky Dory" - David Bowie
"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" - David Bowie
"Heroes" - David Bowie
( was a Bowie kind of day, I guess)

Monday, September 1, 2008

#10: Your Problems Are Better Than Mine

And so the comic enters the double digits. Truly a milestone.

I actually wrote up this strip and "Hardcore Nudity" JUST to explain why Joey's pants fell in "First Impressions."


Albums during drawing:
"Figure 8" - Elliott Smith
"You Forgot It in People" - Broken Social Scene
"Don't Turn Away" - Face to Face