Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Comic #0 - Why am I doing this

That's right, I'm drawing a comic. Why? Because I like comics. I cut my teeth on Marvin, Garfield, For Better or For Worse, Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and many others in my youth. First through the newspaper, then through books. Over the years I've never quite lost touch with these characters. Some have passed on and new ones have arrived to fill in (Foxtrot, Rhymes with Orange, Dilbert, and others).

More recently, I've discovered web comics and online graphic novels. You can see some of my favorites over there on the left but here's a quick rundown of who/what I follow (I'm sure I'll miss a few - apologies to if that includes you).

Some are diary comics, some are fictional, but nearly all are fantastic in so many different ways. Story arcs, humor, action, just so much that makes it readable everyday.

And, with that in mind, two web comic artists I follow (Paul and Kelly) said they were losing a bit of their drive to draw. So I took it upon myself to fill in the gaps for any of their fans while they refill their creative juices. I'll be posting four comics over the next few days. Maybe I will inspire Paul and Kelly to keep drawing just so I won't have to torture you with anymore comics.

Deepest apologies to all. And no, I'm not responsible if your eyes start bleeding.


Trina said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait!

Neil Richard said...

Everything has been uploaded and scheduled. Keep your peepers peeled the rest of the week!

Paul Abbamondi said...


I'm sure I'll keep on drawing, I just need to recharge my batteries, so to speak. Looking forward to these. :D

1979 semi-finalist said...

Awesome! I'm inspired already.

And thanks for the plug :) I can always use more plugs!

Neil Richard said...

Spark plugs, electrical plugs, or something more sinister?

And to help your ego grow, I only plug the good stuff.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Hey TK, Good for you! If you are interested, check out Though it's geared toward kids, it might have some info to help you in your online comic quest.
(Thanks for your comment on my blog).

Neil Richard said...

Kim - Thanks for the link. And thank Google Alerts for directing me to your site.