Beware of scarf. December 7, 2011 Posted by Mookie
UPDATE: Holy babylony. My very limited number of scarves sold out in under ten minutes. If you placed an order after I ran out, I will be refunding your money as fast as PayPal can process it.

DOMINIC DEEGAN SCARVES go on sale today in the SEER'S CATALOG at 3PM US EASTERN STANDARD TIME. There is a very limited supply of scarves so please limit your purchases to one per customer. If you place your order and the scarves have sold out, you will receive a full refund. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed for the latest news.

Before anyone sends me any angry emails about this, let me go on the record to say that I don't think everyone who has a traditional wedding has had a boring, sad day and that the only type of wedding that's really joyous or meaningful is one that's really crazy or full of outrageous flair. I've been to plenty of traditional weddings that had a lot of personality and were a lot of fun, but there are some people for whom that sort of thing isn't right... like Donovan and Miranda.

New comic books come out today. With so many monthly titles falling from my reading list, there was very little to speak of last week. Literally. I got one comic book last Wednesday. Granted, it was the new issue of Thunderbolts and that is always a good read, but it didn't warrant me taking up space here in the news box to talk about it. Here's hoping this week will prove a little more substantial.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
Grandma guilt. December 6, 2011 Posted by Mookie
While Gwendolin Deegan may have been skillfully wielding guilt against Miranda, she did have a point. Elven music is an intense experience, as Dominic and Luna discovered during their vacation.

Dominic Deegan scarves go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7th at 3pm US Eastern Standard Time in the SEER'S CATALOG. They are in very limited supply so be sure to get yours while supplies last! It may be a cold winter and you don't want to be caught unprepared!

Me? I'm going to stock up on all the delicious seasonal stouts, porters and winter ales that my favorite breweries have to offer. I love good beer.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Scarf sale! December 5, 2011 Posted by Mookie
On WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 at 3pm US EASTERN STANDARD TIME, which is two days from now, a very limited number of Dominic Deegan scarves will go on sale in the SEER'S CATALOG. Be sure to get them while supplies last!

I will also be taking my annual Christmas / New Year vacation at the end of this month. The final comic for 2011 will be on Friday, December 23 and will resume updating on Monday, January 2, 2012. I take this break every year to spend time with my family (especially now that I've got two of them) and generally enjoy the holidays. I hope you folks do, too.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Elope? NOPE. December 2, 2011 Posted by Mookie
There's a little bit of my real life seeping into today's comic, but it has nothing to do with my relationship with my new in-laws... and I'm not just saying that because I know at least one of them is reading this.

The "...still want to be my husband?" line is something Alyssa and I used to say to each other whenever we were feeling any wedding-related stress (just replace "husband" with "wife" for my line). It was our little way of reassuring one another that we were really committed to this whole marriage thing. I think it's worked out pretty well so far.

It's December, so that means it's time for a holiday special in the SEER'S CATALOG! This year there will be a very limited number of Dominic Deegan scarves for sale, guaranteed to keep you warm in the coming winter months! Scarves will go on sale WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th at a time to be announced on Monday.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
A terrible, terrible weapon... December 1, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I hope this clears things up regarding Miranda's maiden name and Donovan's parental situation. His elven upbringing was mentioned VERY briefly to Thuen Gor, but he never got to finish his sentence.

As for guilt? It's an amazing, horrible weapon when wielded by the right (or wrong) person. I feel I'm a bit of an expert on the subject, having been raised in an Italian Catholic family and hanging out with many Jewish friends as a child. I can tell you this much about Italians, Catholics and Jews... they all love guilt and aren't afraid to use it.

In my experience there are two kinds of guilt trips one can receive. The first is when you've clearly done something wrong and the guilt trip is meant to make you feel exponentially worse. The second kind is when someone has perceived that you've done something wrong and lashes you with such a deeply cutting verbal barb that, for a few moments, you really believe that you're guilty of whatever they're accusing you of.

Donovan got hit with the second kind.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Comic books, illusions and vikings. November 30, 2011 Posted by Mookie
UPDATE: I've been getting a lot of emails about this, so I thought I'd set the record straight. There is no mistake in today's comic. "Deegan" is Miranda's maiden name and Donovan took it when they got married. This will be further explained in tomorrow's comic.

There's not a whole lot to speak of today down here in the news box, so I'll keep things short and sweet:

- Strado Deegan and illusionists in general are fun. You'll never see one skulking around in a black cloak being sullen.

- New comic books hit the shelves today. Let's see which titles hold my interest (i.e. Superman, Aquaman, Animal Man, Wonder Woman, Blue Beetle) and which ones will fall to the wayside (i.e. Justice League: International, Justice League: Dark, The Savage Hawkman).

- I've been playing a lot of SKYRIM lately and it makes me want to play all my viking-themed metal, as loud as possible, all at once. And here's an awesome metal cover of the Skyrim theme.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
On weddings and grandparents. November 29, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Miranda's parents have only been mentioned very briefly in the comic's past. Once as tragedy, and once as comedy.

Speaking of weddings, one month ago today I married the love of my life. It looked a little something like this:

It was a Halloween wedding. I was a monster. She was a fairy princess. And yes, her bouquet was made of lollipops.

The lesson here?
Do whatever the hell you want on your wedding day.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Interdimensional Evil Eye. November 28, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Miranda's "evil eye" has been terrorizing people for years around here.

She's used it during the Storm of Souls...

...then three times during the War in Hell...

...and it's even brought a spellwolf to his knees.

Dominic and Luna have had a very long engagement. I think it may be time to address that, one way or another.

Otherwise I hope everyone has recovered from the Thanksgiving weekend! As for me, I've got a fridge full of leftovers that won't last long. Nom nom.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
There's always moustache... I mean, hope. November 25, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Some folks are recovering from what I hope was a happy and filling Thanksgiving. Me? I'm off to celebrate Thanksgiving again with my other family. These are the kinds of things you have to plan for once you're married, after all. Fine by me! More delicious food for me. Nom nom.

But I wasn't about to let my second Thanksgiving (I sound like a hobbit) get in the way of the comic updating, so here's a Friday update for you fine folks! I do hope you like it.

Other than that, there's very little news to report for today, and that's just the way I like it before the weekend.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
Wild Edge warnings! November 24, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

And if you don't live in the U.S. make sure you eat an extra-satisfying meal or five today, just to keep in the spirit of the holiday.

The comic will update normally tomorrow.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a tofurkey to devour.

Om nom nom.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and happy Thanksgiving!
More Jayden and more moustaches! November 23, 2011 Posted by Mookie
It's been a long time since we've seen Jayden. The last time she made a significant appearance was THE SHADOW OF SIEGFRIED, and then only a brief (non-speaking) appearance during OH, SNAP. We've seen Milov a few times since then, so I think it'll be nice to catch up with her.

Yesterday I mentioned MOVEMBER. Upon seeing my news post, my best friend directed me to his brother's Movember fundraising page. I know whose moustache I'll be supporting.

Remember that the comic will not update tomorrow, as it's the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and I will be celebrating it by stuffing my face full of delicious tofurkey. I'm also looking forward to grossing my father out as I eat whole handfuls of brussels sprouts in front of him. He hates them. I loves them. Nom nom.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Moustaches and minor characters. November 22, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I wish I could take credit for today's comic. A few weeks ago, a reader visited me at YOUMACON and asked me if the reason Mervin's moustache was so bad had anything to do with the metamorphosis. This wasn't the case originally, but the idea made me laugh, so I decided to go ahead with it. Truth be told, I'm not going to miss drawing that god-awful moustache. Bluh.

Tessa here is a very minor character who originally showed up in two versions of "The Confession," and again in THE SHADOW OF SIEGFRIED. I don't expect anyone to remember her, nor has she been a major player in past storylines, but I like to bring her out every so often when the Luanians are around. Plus, I enjoy drawing her crazy hair.

And finally, the appearance of Mervin's rejuvenated moustache coincides nicely with MOVEMBER, the moustache-growing fundraiser to raise awareness for men's health issues. I considered participating, but I look awful with just a moustache. But it's a good cause, so I'll simply donate before the end of the month.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
On the run. In a demiplane. November 21, 2011 Posted by Mookie
If you don't want to flex your webcomic memory muscles, here's your linky reminder that Miranda and Donovan kept Karnak hidden during the Orc War.

This Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and I'll be taking that day off, as I have every year for the past several years. There will be crummy filler doodle and/or a (hopefully) amusing picture of my cats engaged in some form of antics, whatever that may be. The comic will update on Friday normally.

I'm a big fan of Thanksgiving. It's my second favorite holiday, behind Halloween. It's entirely about the preparation and consumption of delicious food. And I stuff myself stupid on tofurkey (which, despite the jokes made about it, will fill you right up). I'm looking forward to my annual food coma.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
I'd smack a guy with a guitar if he maimed my brother, too. November 18, 2011 Posted by Mookie
A couple of notes about today's comic, the conclusion of THE SEARCH FOR CELESTO:

- Gregory did say he was going to do this to Celesto if he found him.

- Does that door look familiar? You think Luna will be kicking herself once she realizes how close she came to actually finding Celesto earlier?

- While it may be interpreted that Dominic is the reason that Celesto is bleeding so profusely, remember that he's been bleeding all day.

I do hope you folks liked this story. As always, feedback is welcome.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
The disguise is wearing him. November 17, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Dominic can be pretty compassionate to his enemies, all things considered... except when they lay a hand on Luna. No pun intended. Well, actually, pun very much intended.

I picked up new comic books yesterday. A lot of them. Here are my favorites and what I thought about them:

ATOMIC ROBO: VOLUME 6, #3: Another great issue of this fantastic comic. The perfect mix of quick, engaging dialogue and fast-paced action. The chalkboard may have been my favorite part of this entire volume so far.
BLUE BEETLE #3: The conclusion of Blue Beetle's "rebooted" origin story, which remains pretty close to his original origin story. Whatever. I love Jaime Reyes and Blue Beetle is a great superhero.
WONDER WOMAN #3: Another surprisingly great series of the DC reboots. Cliff Chiang's art is fantastic and the heavy tie-in with Greek mythology is making me a very happy comic book nerd. This is a solid read.
DEADPOOL #46: When written by Daniel Way, Deadpool is amazing. Forty-six issues of solid entertainment is a hell of a track record. His current duel with Evil Deadpool is funnier than it has any right to be.
THUNDERBOLTS #165: I love this team. I love this book. I love that the Thunderbolts went back in time to punch fire Nazis in the face. Pure, awesome comic bookery.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.

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