Pirate Crew

September 20, 2009 - 3:44pm

Something like this is the next snippet of The Prime Derivative storyline...

What the heck was "where the hell are the singing cats?

September 1, 2009 - 10:35am

I did a comic in law school I called where the hell are the singing cats? (I stole the title from Paul Newman's exclamation from the audience of the first David Letterman show on CBS) which I continued to create after graduating from school.  At first I mailed copies to friends but in early 1996 I started posting them on a geocities site which is gone but here's the Wayback Machine link to it.  (That site is lost -- although I suppose it might be on the Wayback machine somewhere.)  Later I grabbed the domain and used it for various things including posting singing cats comics.  Here's a "history" of the comic I wrote up at that point and here's a breakdown of where the singing cats comic appeared.

The ones I did in lawschool hold up (for me) in a way - they're more bittersweet (although they trended towards sarcasm as I worked on it) but the ones I did afterwards largely don't really -- as they're almost all incredibly topical (and so kind of meaningless today) and often don't have much going for them other than a sneerful scattershot of sarcasm.

The 2005 Digital Strips Interview with Xaviar Xerexes

August 30, 2009 - 10:22am

For the historical record:  I was interviewed by Zampson and Daku for the original version of Digital Strips back in 2005 -- the only time I've been on a podcast.

Webcomic Merit Badges - Gabba Gabba Hey

August 29, 2009 - 10:53pm

You get the webcomic merit badge Gabba Gabba Hey for joining a collective.  Hey I get this one too - I was part of Alternative Brand Studios (or Altbrand as it was known as) back in the 1999-02 years (that might be stretching the formal existence of Altbrand a bit).  All of us met making Halloween cross-over comics for the Fright Night Project, which was for several years an annual webcomic tradition.  (I ran Fright Night for most of its lifetime too - taking over from Terrence Marks who started it).

Webcomic Merit Badges - Guest Artist

August 29, 2009 - 10:44pm

Okay I get this merit badge -- I did a few guest comics for others back in the last century.  The main two I remember (fondly) are one for Chopping Block and one for GPF.

I just found the GPF one -- it was a joke about patents!  Ha, perfect for GPF.  And jokes about patents are just as relevant today as they were in 2002.

(Can't find the Chopping Block one on google though...)

Prime Derivative #3

August 19, 2009 - 9:39pm

I'm still drawing this very silly pop culture parody comic -- I think I'll try to stick to black and white.  This one, however, relied on the A Team van for the joke so I did a second version with a quick flat coloring to make sure no one missed the reference.

Resolution: Let's Do Webcomic Publishing in Drupal Right

I have been tinkering with to be my personal "creative" site (a slight deviation from last year's "about" annoucement) and in doing so - make Drupal webcomic-friendly.  Luckily it's almost there so I think with some pushing from me this could actually be a big year for Drupal + Webcomics.

I just posted the call-to-action below at the ghost-town-like webcomics group at

Using Drupal To Publish Webcomics

January 11, 2009 - 3:35pm

Drupal really missed the boat in not more actively supporting webcomics a few years ago and now Wordpress with the help of the very effective Comicpress theme has taken a huge chunk of that market share.  If you're starting from scratch Wordpress + Comicpress is a great way to get going.

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