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Showing posts from April, 2009

Smoke gets in your eyes.

Drawn at a small concert some months ago, coloured on my computer a few days ago, this is a (belated) dirge for indoor, public smoking in Seattle. The show's venue was an indoor courtyard in what felt like a cross between a public theatre and somebody's house which just happened to be tucked between two bars and a couple doors down from a tattoo parlour. The club had no sign, no bar, and allowed customers to bring their own booze to the party. Smoking was also allowed inside. Scandalous, I know.

Pointless Man fears compromise.

Conceived and drawn on a bus, my only two panel comic ever.

3 Guys, 1 Gun: Season Finale

Maybe people would be more interested in following through with their moral convictions if those beliefs were themselves more stylish. Adding colour just makes sense, damn it.

3 Guys, 1 Gun: This is the Plan.

You don't know what it's like. You don't have a clue. If you did, you'd find yourself doing the same thing too. Planning to break the law! Planning to break the law!

But does the reader ascribe this intent as intentional to the characters at hand? Perhaps they are innocent of societal or legal mores? Again, many comics operate on this assumption. Just how stupid (or grossly ignorant) are these guys supposed to be?

'3 Guys, 1 Gun', part the second. Or is it parts three and four?

This series functions as both an implicit critique of and an explicit attempt at the traditional three panel comic strip. There is a similar ambivalence here towards violence and guns. Some people are confused by this, though I don't consider it very subtle.

What was I doing four years ago?

Game testing for Nintendo (a 12 hour commitment for an 8 hour day, between lunch and the commute by bus) feeling very tired, and drawing this comic in between. Took me all of one walk to conceptualize the four pages I've drawn in this series, but I just now managed to get them to look close to decent in a digital format. No one ever accused me of knowing my way around Photoshop. Anyway, I'll post them up over the next few days, and, who knows, maybe I'll try my hand at finishing up the series.