Because I think it’s funny, let’s have an imaginary dialog.
Wait, what, does that mean I can talk now?
B-but… how are you doing this?
Oh my god, this is amazing.
I know. Anyway, we may be getting off track.
Right, right, keep it together. So, uh… What is this? Wait, was that lame? That was lame wasn’t it.
You’re doing great. This is a webcomic/microblog where I post old comics I used to make at work when I was being a bad employee, along with new comics I make now because apparently I have nothing better to do with my life.
Wait, old comics?
Yeah. I mention in the very first post the deal with that. You can read it over there.
And new comics?
Yeah, starting with one a week, and hopefully I’ll have enough to keep this going a while. There are only a limited supply of the old ones, and I’d like to keep making more.
Why do they look so bad?
Because I drew the first ones in MS paint, and I’ll keep drawing the new ones there too, unless I get bored. In which case I’ll delete this question and it’ll be like this never happened.
You-you can do that?
I can do anything I want to do.
Wow. I hope my life can be that way someday.
You know what, I bet someday you will be able to. But only if you believe.
Thanks! That really makes a difference. Anyway, when is this going to be updated?
The current plan is to update with a new comic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesdays and Thursdays I’ll use to answer questions, reblog fun crap or otherwise waste your time. We’ll see what life has to say about any of that actually happening as planned, but fingers crossed.
Sweet. Now I have a reason to make it through the work week.
I’m glad this is working out for you.
Is this for kids?
While the art style is quite simplistic and I do try to tap into that sense of youthful fun (hence the dude riding a T-Rex at the top of the page), my sense of humor is pretty dark. Death, violence, slavery, drugs, racism, those are all themes in some of the comics I’ve all ready created. Who knows what I’ll do next! You have been warned.
That said, I do try to avoid swearing in the comic. I don’t have anything against swearing at all (in fact, I f’ing love it) but it doesn’t really fit the tone that I’m going for.
I just wanted to create something my mom could read without getting upset. This isn’t that, but I’m getting there.
Are you really doing this at work?
No, although as mentioned, the original comics were done while goofing around at my old work. That was years ago now. Now I do this when I should be working on my various freelance assignments which come to think of it… crap!
A few final questions: How come some of the jokes are stolen/lame/played out?
For the older comics, because I was just making them for my own (and occasionally my co-workers) amusement, I didn’t really care. If an idea came to my head that I wanted to quote unquote draw, I would do it. I should call out any instances of outright theft and if the owners find it offensive that I riffed on them, then I’ll remove the comic.
As for new comics, I’m sorry if you don’t like them. I’m extra sorry if you think I ripped somebody off, because they are all 100% original, brain wackiness notwithstanding. Feel free to e-mail me if you think there is an issue.
What tools do you use to make the comics?
My imagination and free time! Beyond that, this comic is hosted on tumblr, which is a really fantastic blogging tool. Also, the comics are created using Paint XP because Paint in Windows 7 is kind of shitty. If I wanted features, MS Paint, I’d be using Photoshop, okay?
I also draw using my optical mouse (in case you couldn’t tell) which is purely by choice, since that’s how I was originally forced to do them when I was slacking off at work. When I replace my WACOM tablet, I might show off my actual artistic ability, but for now, this is what you get.
Finally, who are you? Wait, why did I ask this last? That doesn’t really make sense.
Don’t worry about it. My name is Brent, and I’m a writer, actor, director (etc, etc) who lives in the beautiful city of Vancouver. When I’m not making comics for this blog, I’m cycling around town, writing my next play or doing other awesome things.
I hope, one day, to be your hero.
Why are you holding a pencil in that picture? I thought you said you drew this with your optical mouse? That was like, ONE question ago.
Just… just shut up!
Okay… Well, I think that’s all for now. Can I go?
Oh, yeah, sure. I’m kind of shocked you’ve stuck around this long.
Me too, honestly.
Right, uh, see you later?
For sure, any time!
Really, you mean that?
Um… I guess so.