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Ewww! March 17, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I grossed myself out a little bit when I made today's comic. Imagine how Dominic feels... and what he's seeing. Bluh.

Today we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, where tradition states we wear green and drink copious amounts of beer. I will be breaking from tradition slightly this year thanks to a suggestion I saw on Twitter from Seth Green. His idea was to take the money you would be spending on a six-pack and instead put it towards a donation to help the relief effort in Japan. So the Red Cross will be getting my beer money today.

I will stick my other Saint Patrick's Day tradition, however. I will, as I have done for many previous years, be locking myself in my apartment and hiding from the roaming hordes of drunk college students.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
...groan. March 16, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Work is underway on Two Thief or Not Two Thief: Dominic Deegan Volume 6. If all goes according to plan I should be able to take pre-orders in April, and officially go on sale sometime around May or June. Keep an eye out for more announcements.

In other comicky news, new comic books hit the shelves today, so be sure to check out my Twitter feed to see what I think of whatever I'm reading at the time, as indicated by the #ComicBookDay hash-tag. I'll try not to give out too many spoilers or succumb to total nerd rage.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
Don't fear the seer. March 15, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Dominic's right. You don't have to be an oracle to change yourself or the world around you.

And yes, he's leaving out the part where he has played the role of an "editor" and changed the fate of the world directly through his use of second sight, but only for today.

The people of Japan still need help. You can donate to the Red Cross via the link or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Fear of the Dom(inic). March 14, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Looks like Randy was right about Taz's fear of Dominic after all.

With the return of daylight savings time the comic will once again be updating at 3am Eastern Standard US time. Not a huge deal for those of you who check the comic first thing in the morning. For those of you who stay up all night, it's back to the traditional update time anyway, so I suppose you'll be used to this.

Last but not least, the earthquake in Japan is a terrible tragedy and we should all do our part to help those affected. You can make donations to the Red Cross either through their website or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation via your cell phone.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and happy Pi Day!
Full moon drummer. March 11, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I told you "drummer from above" would come up again soon.

I should have a new Donation Wallpaper up next week, which may or may not include a certain troublesome drummer and his airborne rage.

I'll finish up this Friday news post with a brief, nerdy story.

Something altogether wonderful happened to me this past Wednesday, which is the day that new comic books hit the shelves. I've been quite invested in the DC Comics series Justice League: Generation Lost and this latest issue was likely to reveal the fate of one of my favorite characters not only on the team but in the superhero genre, Blue Beetle.

As I neared the comic book shop, I actually found myself running towards it because I was so eager to see what happened next. Running. I wasn't running very fast, mind you, but the fact that I still had that level of investment, wonder and excitement towards "what happens next" after all these years was encouraging... even if I do find myself falling for nail-biting cliffhangers in my thirties.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
Drummer From Above! March 10, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Taz was originally going to shout "drummer from above" as he leapt at the drunken heckler, but when I put it on the page it just didn't look right. The silent rage of his airborne assault is, in my opinion, much funnier.

That line may pop up later, though.



That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Edited for content. March 9, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Facebath already writes songs about horror and gore, history and mythology, and corruption in politics, which one would think encompasses the overall scope of subjects that metal bands like to cover. But one must not forget the often-overlooked subject of metal that, when done well, makes for some of the most memorable songs in the genre. Humor.

Recently, Psychostick has been providing me with my doses of "humorcore." Check them out for a laugh and some great metal.

New comic books hit the shelves today, and if you're interested in what I think of the week's books I pick up as I'm reading them, check out my Twitter feed. Anything marked with #ComicBookDay relates to a comic book I'm reading at that time.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Far beyond driven. March 8, 2011 Posted by Mookie
It's another musical comic today, albeit one in which Taz MaDara continues to be a dick, but as such it's come to my attention that I've been negligent on something musical that needs addressing.

Absinthe Junk is trying to get a spot on the Warped Tour! I've mentioned Absinthe Junk a lot down here in the news box over the past few years and the response I've gotten is that you fine folks really like them. Blair, the band's frontwoman, is also a good friend of mine. So if you want to help a quality band get their quality music on a big venue, click the above link, register a profile and give them the votes they most definitely deserve. I've already done so and I think you should, too.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
It's certainly a memorable title. March 7, 2011 Posted by Mookie
You can thank my fiancee for the title to Randy's tribute to Luna.

All the variations I thought up had one or more F-bombs.

It's a slow news Monday, which is fine by me, but here's hoping that I'll some significant and exciting news by the end of the week.

And that Randy keeps his one remaining tusk by the end of the week.


That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Guh. March 4, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I've tried Randy's method of breaking writer's block, which is to just stare at the page harder until something comes through.

As you can see, it does not work.

No news to report today, so I'll just leave you folks alone and wish you a nice weekend, free of creative blockage of any kind.


That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
The autodentistry of Randy Thrasher. March 3, 2011 Posted by Mookie
When Gregory first met an angry Randy Thrasher, he did reveal that it was Luna who inspired him to keep his other tusk.

I was a bassist in a rock band once, and I wrote a song for a girl. I was in high school. Not only was I an awful bass player, but the song was even worse. Here's hoping Randy fares better than I did.

I picked up some cool comic books yesterday. In case you're wondering what I thought about them, check out my Twitter feed and anything marked with the #ComicBookDay hash-tag relates to what I was reading as I was reading it.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
Bassists say the darndest things. March 2, 2011 Posted by Mookie
This comic is dedicated to everyone who ever met someone they admired, or even simply did something they admired, and all they could manage to do was say the dumbest thing possible to them. I have lost count how many times I've done this over the years.

Now that it's March my "convention season" is starting up again, and the full list of shows I'm currently confirmed to appear at is listed to the bottom right of the news box here.

However, I just learned that three conventions that have shown me much love over the years, Anime St. Louis, ICON and No Brand Con are all on the same weekend this year. As you can see on the schedule, Anime St. Louis approached me first and I agreed to attend before I knew about the other two shows. I'm thrilled to be returning to Anime St. Louis, and here's hoping ICON and No Brand Con invite me back next year.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Mythology and metal. March 1, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Randy is Facebath's resident mythology and history nerd and did, in fact, borrow some of Dominic's books for songwriting material. In my opinion, some of that makes for the best metal.

There is a perhaps not so subtle nod to the great world mythologist Joseph Campbell in today's strip.

Also... holy crap, it's March already!



That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Finn-who? Ensi-what? February 28, 2011 Posted by Mookie
Going to keep it brief today because I'm sore from seeing Finntroll last night alongside Ensiferum. I feel like Dominic after he got blasted by the Destroyer last week. I'm sore, exhausted, and I can barely hear myself talk. Totally worth it, though.

Going to put up some new t-shirts for March, so keep an eye out for that.

With any luck I'll also have news regarding the next collection, Two Thief or Not Two Thief, so keep an eye out for that in March as well.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
He knows good material when he hears it. February 25, 2011 Posted by Mookie
I'm pretty certain that people with genuine, long-term hearing problems don't actually do the comedic "yell to hear themselves speak" bit, but I know that's what I do when I've just come from a metal show and I've enjoyed myself a little too much.

And since Gregory has just proven that Dominic's entire adventure is the equivalent of an epic metal song, there was goofy yelling.

I may also have metal on the brain because I'm going to see Finntroll this weekend, and it's more than likely I'll be enjoying myself a little too much.

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

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