Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Retro", Chapter 4: Continue? (Part 1)

This is it! After weeks of work, the first chapter in the finale of Retro is complete! After accidentally eliminating the existence of video games from all of history, our four friends are headed back in time in an attempt to undo the damage they've done! Is it too late? Will they be successful? Will children be forced to just go outside and play for all time? Find out now! 

Missed out on the previous chapters? Get caught up right now! Find Chapter 1 hereChapter 2 here, and Chapter 3 here!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Retro" Chapter 3- Game Over (complete)

In preparation for the drop of "Retro" Chapter 4 (coming in just a few days, as soon as I get Photoshop lined out on my new tablet), get caught up with the latest chapter in its entirety! 

Unsure of what's going on? Check out "Retro" Chapter 1 here and "Retro" Chapter 2 here

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

This morning I was going to post something cute about Guardians of the Galaxy. I really was. And then this awful thing happened. In case you're unaware, today three armed Islamic extremists stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine, and slaughtered twelve innocent people, including cartoonists, writers, the editor, guests and guards. 
In case you’re wondering, this is the sort of thing the extremists had their panties in a bunch about:
(it says, “If Mohammed Returned…”; the kneeling man is saying “I’m the Prophet, you idiot!”, and the man with the knife is saying, “Shut up infidel!”)
Offensive? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely. Joe Randazzo, comedian and former editor of The Onion put it better than I ever could:
“Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. It is, in many ways, the most powerful form of free speech because it is aimed at those in power, or those whose ideas would spread hate. It is the canary in the coalmine, a cultural thermometer, and it always has to push, push, push the boundaries of society to see how much it’s grown.”
There will always be people who try to stamp out criticism, silence those who would point out the faults of humanity. If anything, the horrific acts committed today only reinforce the necessity of the satirists; if evil this dark exists in the world, it must be ridiculed. 
As a cartoonist myself, I’m picking up a weapon and fighting. And I hope you’ll do the same. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

ADDiaries: I hate that moth.

I've posted on this blog before about having adult Attention Deficit Disorder and what it's like to live with it. And while I'm not the only one who struggles with it (or even has it worse than anybody else with ADD, necessarily), in the light of New Years (and my resolution not only to blog more, but to self-promote more), there's another struggle that often teams up with my ADD and conspires to keep me from accomplishing my goals. From what I can tell, it's even more common than ADD.

It's self-doubt. 

So, as we enter a New Year filled with possibilities, I hope you crush your self-doubt moths with the shoe of perseverance, dedication and hope. I like to imagine it's a size 14; better for moth-smashing.

(No moths were harmed in the creation of this post. Please note that this post is heavy in metaphor- please do no actually crush moths with huge shoes in an effort to keep your weight loss resolution. This message brought to you by the Conservatory for Innocent Moth Lives.)