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Open and clothed. July 22, 2011 Posted by Mookie
If this comic isn't ending with a cliffhanger, it's ending with a joke. And sometimes that joke is a pun. And sometimes that pun is a real groaner. I think we've got one of those today.

One week from today is the deadline to submit your artwork for the upcoming Fan Art Week, in which five pieces will be showcased on the front page while I'm on my annual summer vacation during the first week of August. So send in your submissions for a chance to be featured on the front page! Fan art featuring the current storyline and/or the characters involved in it are preferred, but if something "off-topic" really floors me I'll show it off anyway.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and have a nice weekend!
Insulting himself, too. July 21, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Yep. In calling Scarlatti a jerk for messing with Szark's head he basically insulted himself as well... since getting into people's heads is kinda what Dominic does. Although when he does it, he's usually trying to be helpful. Usually.

I haven't been to the comic book shop for three weeks now. I feel a little guilty, but with Flashpoint and Fear Itself crossing over into every title I read I just find myself caring so little about what happens next. And if a superhero comic can't capture that "I gotta know what happens next!" feeling in me, then I'm not spending my money on it.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
All the way under his skin. July 20, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Is Szark doing his best Inigo Montoya impression in the first panel of today's comic? All he'd have to say is, "Father... guide my sword!" and we'd know.

Keep those submissions for Fan Art week coming! It will run for the first week of August while I'm away on vacation. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 29!

I should have a new convention added to my schedule in a few days. Keep an eye out to see where I'll be next!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Pieces of you. July 19, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I sometimes wish I had a crazy little chaos seer to keep me from shooting my mouth off. Sometimes I am quite good at censoring myself. Most times I am not so good at it.

Submissions are still being accepted for the upcoming fan art filler week! I'll be on vacation for the first week of August, like I am every year, and I want to showcase five pieces of art by you, the greatest readers in the world. Send in your submissions for a chance to be featured on the front page!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
The price of power? July 18, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Is Dominic's theory about Celesto's gleeful bloodthirst correct? We'll find out soon enough!

I mentioned last week that I'll be taking my annual summer vacation during the first week of August, and that I need five pieces of fan art to cover my absence. So send me your submissions for a chance for your work to be featured here on the front page! Submissions relating to the characters in this current storyline are preferred, but if something is really impressive I'll show it anyway.

The submission deadline is Friday, July 29.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on!
Psycho(planar)-killer. Qu'est-ce que c'est? July 15, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Celesto seems a bit more "enthusiastic" than usual, doesn't he? Like maybe there's a reason he does so well on the psychoplanes?

It was strange to do a straightforward eight-panel comic for a second sight encounter again, but it was the only way I could deal with this much dialogue and not make the strip look cluttered. Oh well. Maybe next week these two won't be so chatty.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
Celesto the Mimic. July 14, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I originally wanted today's comic to have more of an out-of-panel feel to it, like some of the other scrying strips have had lately, but in the end the good old eight-panel layout was the only way to work in that much talking. Celesto was feeling wordy today. Plus, I got to draw a lot of shattered panel debris, which I always enjoy.

Other than that, there's not a whole lot of news to report and that's fine by me. No news is good news, I say.

Yesterday's news post has all the relevant information about my upcoming vacation, my need for five pieces of filler, and my lack of attendance at Otakon this year.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
All the king's horses and all the king's men... July 13, 2011 Posted by Mookie
With my summer conventions all over, the only "event" I have left is my annual summer vacation with Alyssa and her family. I'll be gone throughout the first week of August, so I'm going to need guest art to fill up the week I'll be gone, just like last year and the year before that.

So put on your art caps and start thinking of pieces to submit, preferably involving the current storyline and/or any characters involved. I'll need five pieces altogether, and the submission deadline will likely be Friday, July 29. This may change, but I'll keep you folks posted.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Bits and pieces. July 12, 2011 Posted by Mookie
It looks like Dominic was able to make use of Heliner's display of "swordsmanship" after all.

ConnectiCon was incredible. Due to some communication flubs I (as well as many of my fellow webcomickers in attendance) wasn't scheduled to do any of my usual panels, but I was still the MC for the Cosplay Death Match. What an incredible rush that was.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by and said "hi." It's always nice to meet you guys face-to-face and I can't wait to do it again.

Speaking of which, while I won't be attending Otakon this year I will be attending a startup convention dedicated to webcomics called, appropriately, Webcomics Con. Click the link in my convention schedule and check it out!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
ConnectiCon ahoy! July 8, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I'm at CONNECTICON this weekend!

Stop by and see me! Come to any of a number of panels I'll be doing, or see me host the Cosplay Death Match on Saturday! Or do all of those things! I'll be in a fantastic mood regardless, as this is my favorite convention ever.

There will likely be filler of some kind on Monday.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, geek out, and see you at CONNECTICON!
Swing and a miss! July 7, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Today's strip makes me giggle more than it probably should. I think it's Celesto's look of outrage in the last bit of Heliner's sloppy bit of sword-scrying.

I'm leaving for CONNECTICON tonight, but Friday's comic will be going up normally.

There will, however, be filler for Monday, either in the form of some guest art or a convention-related photograph from the weekend.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and I hope to see you at CONNECTICON!
My father's sword. Awesome. July 6, 2011 Posted by Mookie
The theme of "my father's sword" is pretty common in classic fantasy. I wonder if "my mother's sword" will be a new theme someday? Or maybe even "the blade of my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate."

Some of you mentioned that Dominic was incredibly nimble yesterday, given how physically frail he is. I hope today's comic clears up that the wards' attack were psychoplanar, not physical. I had tried making yesterday's comic with some text to explain that, but in the end I thought it looked better without any dialogue.

I continue to look forward to ConnectiCon this weekend! Whoo-hoo!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
This area is warded. July 5, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Wards are serious business if you don't know how to get past them.

I hope everyone who celebrated it had a happy 4th of July. I hung out on my back porch with some friends, some food, the neighbor's bulldog, and my copy of Big Bang Mini on Relax mode.

This weekend is my favorite convention. CONNECTICON. I have a great relationship with this con, having attended each and every show since its maiden voyage, and every year things get more and more fun. I will be hosting the Cosplay Deathmatch again this year, as well as doing panels and generally being available for those who want to stop by and say "hi!" If you're in the area, I encourage you to do so.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Fireworks and DOOOOOM. July 4, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

And if you live in a country that doesn't celebrate this date, commonly known as "the rest of the world" to those of us here in the U.S., then... well, happy Monday, everybody!


That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
And stay out! July 1, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Someone asked me if the Dominic-getting-thrown gag was a reference to the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Honestly I'd forgotten all about that recurring joke, so if there's any similarity it's an honest coincidence. Still makes me laugh, though.

The only other bit of news is that it's my birthday tomorrow, but since it's a weekend the comic's updating will not be affected. Whatever I may do to celebrate tomorrow (i.e. sit around and drink expensive beer), the comic will update normally on Monday.

And next week is the wind-up to CONNECTICON.
I'm so excited.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and have a nice weekend!

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