17 comments:

Mark Martin said...

His potted meat complexion is not from hornet stings.

If I told you what caused his potted meat complexion, I'd ruin all the fun! Just roll with it.

greg said...

He didn't think the cactus was a cute chick and make out with it?

Mark Martin said...

It didn't happen in the immediate past and it's not why he's in hospital.

slatts said...

When the immediate past becomes the distant future...far out, man!

Fasten your seat belts, boys. It's gunna be a helluva ride with Mark "I'm-not-the-race-car-driver" Martin at the wheel!

Jed said...

I like the borderless vlignette style here. And I like the way the limited color is working.

Pinkhamster said...

I want to know where I can get a Charlie Brown cactus holder!

Nice hair-do, resigned slouch, and comfy shoes on dat nurse.

eeTeeD said...

we've had a lot of fun here over the years.
i can't understand why you would want to abandon this place for facebook.

Jed said...

I'm still wondering what happened to your comics drawing slowdown. You were supposed to seriously taper off due to dire financial concerns. What are you trying to do, finish this thing?

Mark Martin said...

Cripes, I'm only on page 8 (counting backwards) and I envision this thing being at least 100+ pages. I can't even see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I look at all these 200 page graphic novels all over the place, I feel like the slowest artist on earth.

As for the severe halt - buddy, I only WISH I knew how that was all going to pan out. It sure would make it easier to plan ahead.

But hey! I'm not complaining! I know my troubles are nothing compared to those guys standing in the soup lines in the 1930s.

eeTeeD said...

"...I feel like the slowest artist on earth..."

feh.

i AM the slowest artist on earth. if only i could be as prolific as you are.

sigh.

Pinkhamster said...

I'm so slow I haven't done shit.

eeTeeD said...

pinky, how are you doing with your life-change goals?

have you made any progress?

i hope so. i hope you are doing well. i'm still rooting for you.

Jed said...

As I was saying before, the biggest names in the business, Clowes, Tomine, Ivan Brunetti, have you beat for slow. I'm pretty snaily myself, and I've got a lot more time to dedicate to my comics than you have.

My feeling is, as long as you continue to hack away at a steady pace, and never abandon the thing for any great length of time, even if you're just chipping, rather than hacking (it's a bitch to pick up a project you've put aside) speed isn't an issue.

And there are very few people outside of those who work on comics full time who do 200+ books at anything but a snails pace. Even Herge, with all his assistants, put out no more than a 65 page book a year. (I could be wrong about that. I'm sure Eeteed will know)

Anyway, quityerbitch'in. Be a doer, not a talker. You're making comics already, bubula!

Pinkhamster said...

Herge actually drew Snuffy Smith every day for 40 years.

eeTeeD, I lost 50 pounds and made no progress since (though I haven't gained that part back). I need to pick up the pace.

Jed said...

Snuffy Smith? We're talking Mr. Barney Google himself, Billy DeBeck. Obviously you're joking, but either way, you just can't outnerd us here.

Mark Martin said...

FRED LASWELL!

Anyway, new Crazy Boss update coming later tonight or early tomorrow.

Jed said...

I like Barney Google better anyway.