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I am aware of the many inadequacies of this first attempt. For instance: the comic frame is an uneven nightmare. I learned my lesson the last time: I printed it on a computer; I will do the same next time as well. Also, the lettering is too big and sloppy (it will only improve with practice), and the pen I used for the balloons is too narrow (I only have one pen at this point).
HOWEVER.
The joke is solid, I haven’t lost the voice of my characters, and I like around 55% of the art. This has no background, because I was concerned with character, and I’m much better at drawing things alive vs. inanimate.
All of these things will improve as I go on. I have to get myself back up to the level I was at when I quit Mythocorp, when I could actually draw a fairly nice-looking strip from time to time.
So, that was, for better or worse, Shredders #1. Stick around, and I will make more and better installments.
Thanks for indulging me.

I am aware of the many inadequacies of this first attempt. For instance: the comic frame is an uneven nightmare. I learned my lesson the last time: I printed it on a computer; I will do the same next time as well. Also, the lettering is too big and sloppy (it will only improve with practice), and the pen I used for the balloons is too narrow (I only have one pen at this point).

HOWEVER.

The joke is solid, I haven’t lost the voice of my characters, and I like around 55% of the art. This has no background, because I was concerned with character, and I’m much better at drawing things alive vs. inanimate.

All of these things will improve as I go on. I have to get myself back up to the level I was at when I quit Mythocorp, when I could actually draw a fairly nice-looking strip from time to time.

So, that was, for better or worse, Shredders #1. Stick around, and I will make more and better installments.

Thanks for indulging me.

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Assertion: “Weird Al” Yankovic’s pseudo-B-52’s classic “Mr. Popeil” off of his In 3-D album is more awesome than many actual B-52’s songs. YouTube it if you don’t know it/don’t believe me.

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I am having some serious scanning problems here, which is fucking typical. No scan will ever look as good as the original image. Never.

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endearedangel replied to your post “The strip is called Shredders, and it is is about a fictional…”

I think it’s funny you said 2 to 3 days awake……. I am sure it is driving you batty. :)

I see no such typo!

*looks around nervously*

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endearedangel replied to your post “The first strip of my new venture is completed save for the scanning…”

It has not been 10 years! Maybe 7 at the most :p

Oh, I forgot about the Ennui comic that I drew for a bit, after you moved to Arizona, so…I guess you’re about right, actually?

FINE.

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The strip is called Shredders, and it is is about a fictional intelligence agency that is staffed with what is essentially the whole cast of characters I had for a cosmic horror meets corporate culture comic I did ages ago called Mythocorp. Well, now they’re all government spooks, which allows me to play with some interesting ideas.

I think this will be very fun if you stick with me through the fits and starts of doing a regular strip again. I will try to update it from between 2-3 days a week, increasing as skills and interest increase.

See you tomorrow to debut my first hand-drawn attempt at a comic in over ten years! Woo!

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The first strip of my new venture is completed save for the scanning and clean-up, which I will not do tonight. It looks okay, but my lettering is predictably terrible (this will improve with practice).

When I post it tomorrow, if you like it, and are intrigued by the premise, for chrissakes, tell me

Laters.

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F/X has ordered a 2nd season of Fargo. New characters, new story, new era! This is exciting! The big question: will it tie into the movie as ingeniously as the first season did?

The wait is going to be interminable.

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First strip is finally pencilled (not bad; it only took me since last September!). Now to ink and add dialog! Whee!

Then to do this same process over and over again forever!

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Made an appointment with a primary care provider through the Oregon Health Plan today, my first one. So accomplished! So productive! So poor!

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