Carlo is the creator of the webcomic Life… after Death, Life after Death is about an out of work Grim Reaper navigating current events, new roommates and his new found mortality… I’ve been following this comic for quite awhile and it is definitely a comic I look forward to every update. Carlo’s guest strip is a very funny, cause I remember having this conversation with someone when I first came up with the idea of Z&G, along with ghost poop, but that is a different story all together. I would like to thank Carlo and the others for giving me the time I needed to enjoy by children and move into my new house, If ever you need help with anything, let me know and I’ll be there.
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Today’s guest strip is brought to you by the funny Frank Jordan, the creator of Company Man Comic. One of the things I really like about this strip is that Frank decided to go with the story line that has been going on with the ROUS. If you have to ask what ROUS is, just watch The Princess Bride. As for Frank, here is a little about himself:
“Well, let’s see…I’m just a laid back, nice guy (That doesn’t mean doormat!) in Phoenix just trying not to spontaneously combust in the scorching heat of the summers here! You can find me at Toonmanaz@gmail.com feel free to drop me an email sometime. I’m originally from Saint Louis, MO so my favorite Baseball team in the whole world are my St. Louis Cardinals! I love to laugh and make others laugh. I’m also a Cartoonist.
Please check out “Company Man” It’s updated Mon – Fri. So check it everyday!”
So now that my beloved Houston Astros have moved to the AL, Frank and myself can be friends. Ha Ha Ha. Be sure to check out his site because there is a whole lot of funny coming out from over there. Once again, thank you Frank for your help and giving me a chance to spend time with my daughter but moving into my new home. One of the greatest strengths in the Webcomic Community is the community itself and how we help out our brethren when the need arises.
My buddy and favorite Editorial Cartoonist Bearman has brought today’s guest strip to you today. If you have never been to Bearman Cartoons then you don’t know what you are missing out on. I have been a BearManiac for awhile now, and if you don’t believe me, check out the guest cartoons I’ve provided here, here and here. This isn’t the first time that Bearman has helped me out, just like Brad did back with baby 7, Bearman too helped out with this gem. Thank you so much Bearman for helping not only enjoy my eighth child, but I have also recently closed on a house and currently moving in to said home. Thank you so much, and for more than just that, for most of you that didn’t know this, I started doing ZGVision’s because of the first 2 guest cartoons I did for Bearman, I enjoyed doing them so much, that I had decided to incorporate that as a once in awhile strip concept. After you see this comic, go and check out his site. Right now, you can learn about Australia and Kangaroo Berries… uh yeah… Berries… no twigs.
I approve this message, this PSA has been provided by one half of the Southern Fried Inkslingers Brad Joyce. This is one person that I would have never became friends with and even met him if it wasn’t for Twitter. Brad has lent his talents to Metal Jaw Comics back when I celebrated Baby Number 7 with a guest strip and two pieces of fan art of Whisper and Zech.
I have even had the pleasure to meet Brad when I flew out to North Carolina, stayed at his house and went to Heroes Con with him and Brad Snyder. I have to say, I have never done that before, and I am glad I did, because the moment I hung out with him, it felt like we were old friends who just hadn’t seen each other in a long time. I’m glad to call Brad my friend and have enjoyed all that he does, especially the podcast he does now. He had always talked about doing something like that so I was very excited when Walter and him crammed it in our earholes and liked what I heard. There is no question that Brad is genuine on the podcast, He is very much like that in real person, I don’t know if that puts you at ease or scares you… take your pick. I hope to work with Brad on something in the future, even if just a small project. I have a few things that I would like to do, but we’ll see what is in the cards for the future. For now, enjoy this guest strip as I have. Gotta love Jack Hudson and Sporks!
Well, My daughter (Baby no. Eight) Juliet Amelia was born on December 28th, know that she was doing around the start of the new year, I sent out the beacon of light to my fellow webcomic creators and asked anyone if they would be so kind to help me out while I take a little time to start things off right with our newest addition. The first one up is all the way from down under! Terence MacManus is the creator and overlord of the webcomic Average Joe. Here is what his comic is about:
“Average Joe is a comic chronicling the (mis-)adventures of a young, struggling Australian actor…
…who, thanks to a botched government experiment, has been granted a suite of superpowers.
Faced with the challenge of his teetering career, the experimentations of a mad scientist, a trigger-happy secret agent and a reporter who just doesn’t seem to understand that romances with the local superhero are part of the job, Joe faces up to his challenges the best way he can.
Pity the government weren’t experimenting with a ‘competency‘ serum…”
I absolutely loved what he did here, he brought back some faces that have been in limbo for awhile now, he even reached back and showed the ole Worcestershire Brothers who first appeared here. Even Clyde from The Zombie Union is sitting there. People have a way of coming back in this strip, and especially with the events that have happened recently, this comic is very far off of what is down the road from now. Thank you Terence for helping me out. This was very much appreciated! As for the rest of you, after you read this comic, head over to his comic and have a gander!
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.
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.