This guest strip marks the final guest strip for Baby 7 Celebration, and it is done by none other than Marc Lapierre of the hilarious comic Spooky Doofus. Now if you read Spooky Doofus and have combed through his website, you will see that the person who has submitted the most fan art is Me. what can I say, I dig his artwork and his sense of humor. Marc has helped me throughout my first year with great encouragement and pointers on improving on my own style and artwork. Now I am by far a great artist, but I do feel I have improved in what I do, just take a look at my first comic and what I have done recently (I’m just saying) Getting this comic in my email was awesome, as was getting any of the guest strips. Marc and I have found we have a very comparable sense of humor so when I read this I thought he nailed Z & G just perfectly. What better type of gag then an 80′s movie about arm wrestling. Seeing G trying to get Zech to invoke the spirit of Lincoln Hawks by turning the hat around was hilarious. I love the expressions on their faces. Great job Marc, thanks a bunch. So this ends The Guest Strip Baby 7 Celebration and I would like to thank all who submitted their time and talent to give me some time to welcome my son to the world. I am working on a blog and a special picture to properly thank all that participated. Until then, The Union Proposition story arc will resume on Monday so stay tuned. Thank you all for your continued readership and have a safe and Happy New Year.
Archive for ‘December, 2010’
Today’s guest strip is from James Spence of the science fiction webcomic Girls in Space. I started reading this comic back in March and haven’t stopped. He has intrigued me with aliens, pickles, and time travel. Trust me, take a look at his comic and you will understand and love it. I want to thank James for this piece as I have totally been floored by all of these guest strips and seeing my characters through the eyes of the creators of the webcomics I love. This is the final week of Baby 7 Celebration and I’ve wanted to thank everybody for the time that they have given me to spend with my family. Next week goes back to The Union Proposition to finish that story arc.
Today’s Guest Strip for Baby 7 Celebration is by not only one of my fellow webcomickers whom I met on Twitter, but a fellow Pokemaniac. Shane McCarthy (The Space Between) was one of the first webcomic creator’s to give me some encouragement as a fledgling webcomicker. Through tweeting, we found out we were both Pokemon fans. He even gave me some of my first fan art as he drew Milly for one of his comic’s in his all out female-fest of Pokemon villian goodness that you can see here. When he asked for a guest strip I was happy to do one. During that time, he said he that he had come up with an idea for a guest strip for me. Months in the making and here it is. The only reason I mention that is due to the fact that in the comic, Zech is still with only one leg which was part of the story earlier this year. Also, with some more background, awhile back, he did a pinup of his character Sam as a Ballerina Zombie… or is it Zombie Ballerina… or maybe… uh, nevermind, anyway, he had said that he had a smidgen of inspiration from Zech to draw her the way he did. I love seeing Z & G in the art styles of some of my favorite comic artist, this being one of them, ever since he said that he would do a guest strip, I kept trying to imagine how it would look. I am not disappointed with it. Thank you Shane for your humor and your time. I need to start thinking of another Pokemon comic for the upcoming game. Speaking of Pokemon, there are two alternate comics that Shane did for me that I may put up some time. It involves an actor, Pikachu, and a fetish… I am just going to wait when it is not the holidays to put it up. Merry Christmas all.
What can I say about this guest strip for Baby 7 Celebration. Today’s guest strip was given to me by the very talented Bill Charbonneau of the hilarious sports webcomic Small Market Sports. As with 95% of the webcomics I have started reading, I found Small Market Sports through Twitter by a fateful ReTweet. I checked it out and went through the archives and was hooked. The blend of sports and humor is perfect. Then when Bill was welcoming a new addition to his family, he was looking for a little help with guest strips so he could focus on the baby. I quickly threw my hat in the ring. Now this is how Bill was able to teach me. With Bill allowing me the chance to do the guest strip for him, he was allowing me to get out of my comfort zone. Not only was I doing a strip with characters that weren’t my own, but I was writing a strip with an entirely different theme. I was worried that I wouldn’t pull it off and he wouldn’t like it, but he did and he offered that if I ever needed help he would happily do a guest strip for me. Well, this is the awesome strip he sent me. Seeing his take on my characters totally floored me. As with all of the guest strips I received, seeing the products of these webcomickers have made my day and in my own personal way, gave me some small validation as a webcomicker. Thank you again Bill.
This guest strip was given to me from Brad Joyce, one of the two Brad’s who produce the funny strip Flip and Barrel. From it’s beginnings on Facebook, I first heard about them from Marc Lapierre when Flip and Barrel had Spooky Doofus in one of their strips. I took a look at some of their other strips and threw a “like” on their Facebook page, because dang it, I did. From there, we started following each other on Twitter and we became friends through that. When Brad heard I was having a new addition to my family and was receiving guest strips, he quickly offered his talent to creating a guest strip for me. I’ll tell you what, it makes a person feel pretty good when someone offers their time like that to you. I can’t wait to return the favor in the near future. As for the strip, I cracked up when I read it. Although I love Nic Cage in his early stuff, such as Valley Girl, Raising Arizona, and Vampire’s Kiss, I have to admit that his acting went dead in his recent years… get it. Anyway, tho it may only be in the talking stage as of right now, there may be something in the works between the two Brads and myself to bring to light and spotlight a certain type of webcomicker. I expect to talk some more with them in the new year.
Metal Jaw Comics first guest strip for the Baby 7 Celebration is by Bearman of Bearman Cartoons
With every one of my guest strip contributors, they have each taught me an aspect of doing a webcomic that stays with me and am very happy that they have given me important building blocks that have helped me along. Bearman taught me the importance of reader communication. Comments are a two way street, and reciprocation goes a long way. I have met and have got to know some cool people that way. Thank you Bearman for your contribution and injecting your humor in my characters.
With the birth of my recent son Samuel David. I am taking a little break with the help of some of my webcomic compadres! And seeing how this child is child number 7 in this family, I am calling this Baby 7 Celebration! I have guest strips from the likes of Bearman, Brad Joyce, Bill Charbonneau, and Shane McCarthy as of right now, with the expectant strips from 2 others. The list will be updated as I receive them. So starting December 13th, the Celebration will start. But I will be doing a holiday strip for Dec 27th. And when the guest strips end, The Union Proposition storyline will resume and come to a conclusion. So stay tuned and enjoy.