You’ll have to forgive this comic as it was uploaded in haste. I am very busy these days for two reasons, the first being that soon Alex and I will be moving to a new apartment and the second being my work for Ad Hoc.

Be sure to check out there website HERE

This month they are doing the opening suite for Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera, which you can listen to right here:

The performance will take place Saturday April 14th at 7:30 PM
Christ Church, 141 East Avenue

This a free performance, and I will be there selling my wares so if you live in Rochester you really have no excuse whatsoever for not attending. I mean really.

It’s been a lot of fun so far I’ve researched all the characters that I’m doing and I must say its a unique lineup. The Pirate Jenny for example:

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I’m going to indulge myself in a brief rant that may prove unpopular but its been eating at me for years now. Every now and then I like to ask my peers what webcomics they’re reading and I’ve often been horrified by what I hear.

There’s a disturbing trend that’s been going on since the early days of the internet; the stick figure. Don’t get me wrong I loved the good old days where Xiao Xiao was king and everyone felt that they really could compete and make their own sticky works.

But now we have comics like XKDC, which is one of the most popular webcomics online

And I’ll gripe about it and I hear the same thing every time: “Oh well he knows how to draw he just chooses not to focus on the art” or “well it’s actually really well written, have you read them?”

Well I have read them, and there are some funny gags in there I won’t deny it but one of the results of XKDC’s popularity has been an onslaught of rip offs like: THIS ONE or THIS ONE HERE or perhaps THIS ONE RIGHT HERE or maybe THIS GUY

At the end of the day what drives me crazy is the fact that while comics like that are getting the spotlight there are artists out there working their asses off that none of my friends have ever heard of. The Meek for example, seen here:

Here are four well drawn, well colored, interesting to look at webcomics that you should check out:

The Meek

Band Vs Band

Dreamless

Girls of the Wild

Alex’s love of that last comic is actually THE reason why I’ve been working in color. Anyway that’s my rant, it’s over now. Soon when I’m done with moving and all that jazz I’ll be able to go back to spending a LOT more time with my own work, it’s going to be amazing. I’ll let “Dal Dal” from Girls of the Wild sum up my feelings about it: