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Mountainous! July 27, 2010 Posted by Mookie
I must have a thing for mountains bursting up out of the ground. Only this time, since it's in the Wild Edge, the mountain had to be on that back of a monster.

It's days like this that I adore the medium of comics.

Speaking of monsters, keep those submissions coming in for the five days of fan art filler I'll be posting after OTAKON! I've seen some really great, imaginative work already and I can't wait to see some more. If you're interested in submitting a piece to be considered for one of the five pieces to go up while I'm on vacation, just e-mail me your Wild Edge related work by Thursday, July 29. It can be of any of the characters or native creatures that you like, and you can even make up your own Wild Edge monster!

Whether I'll show favor to monsters with mountains on their backs bursting out of the ground remains to be seen.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
To OTAKON and beyond. July 26, 2010 Posted by Mookie
This weekend I'll be at the craziness that is OTAKON. I won't be doing panels or anything like that. I'll simply be down in the Artists Alley all weekend long, putting in the long hours and trying to stay somewhat sane. Stop by and say "hi" or just watch me slowly slip into madness.

After Otakon I'll be going on vacation for a week with my fiancee. As stated in Friday's news post I'm looking for five pieces of Wild Edge related fan art to go up as filler. E-mail me your submissions by Thursday, July 29 if you're interested! I always look forward to your work!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Silence and submissions. July 23, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Today's comic originally had dialogue in every single panel, but it all felt forced and crummy. I feel the silence worked a lot better.

My fiancee and I will be going on vacation for a week after OTAKON and, instead of five days worth of crummy filler doodles, I think everyone would prefer five days worth of fan art from you fine and talented readers!

If you're interested in submitting fan art for the week-long filler just e-mail me your work and I'll select five of my favorite pieces to go up while I'm gone. I only ask that any submissions be related to the current storyline set in the Wild Edge. It could be art of Stunt, Bort, the poachers, the creatures we've seen in the Wild Edge so far or anything else you can imagine. Literally. If you want to make up your own Wild Edge monster, go for it.

The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, July 29. I look forward to seeing your work!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
Comic bookery! Again! July 22, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Apparently "weedle" is the name of a Pokemon.
I did not know that.
Oh well. It's not like I named them "pikachus."

Picked up a couple of new comic books yesterday.
Here are a couple of my favorites.

I like the old school, retro feel of Time Masters: Vanishing Point. Maybe I'm a nerd for time travel. Maybe I'm a little gay for Rip Hunter. Maybe both.

The new creative team behind Power Girl is good, even though I desperately miss the team of Palmiotti & Conner. The snappy writing and sharp artwork of Winick and Basri gives me hope that this series isn't going anywhere.

I'm loving the new Thunderbolts roster, even though I desperately miss Radioactive Man and Speedball/Penance. Man-Thing's role strangely works and Luke Cage is a solid leader, but I don't know how I feel about Songbird's new haircut. I hope that remains my biggest complaint about this series because it's about time there was a likable roster.

The new Deadpool cracked me up. Again. Maybe I'm a nerd for the merc with a mouth. Maybe I'm a little gay for Daniel Way. Maybe both.

I like Brightest Day. A lot. However, somehow I get the feeling that in the attempt to make it not "all bright and shiny" they introduced more gruesome villains and horrific murder than anything during Blackest Night. That being said, it's still good to see Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkman & Hawkgirl back among the living. Even if things are more disturbing because of it.

The Prince of Power mini-series is rocking my socks off. I was a big mythology nerd as a kid and seeing Amadeus Cho (one of the more unique new heroes to come along in a long time) take on avatars and gods from different pantheons gives me a solid nerd-gasm. His defeat of Sekhmet still has me laughing.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
She was hit by a smooth criminal. July 21, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Sometimes the universe gives you little gifts that you just have to accept. For example, I named one of the poachers "Jaxon" when this storyline started. The winner of the charity auction at ConnectiCon is named "Michael."

I just could not resist putting their names together in today's comic. I think the universe wanted me to. Maybe.

Other than that, I have no interesting news to report today. I'm fine with that, because in my opinion no news is good news.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Special (and last) appearance by... July 20, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Michael the poacher was brutally killed today because a gentleman of the same name and (somewhat) similar appearance was the winning bidder at this year's ConnectiCon Webcomic Auction, and the prize was a named cameo in the comic. I also promised that whoever won would likely be killed in a gruesome manner.

I hope you're happy with your grotesque death, Michael!

This month's Donation Wallpaper is up for July! It's the picture I drew for the Webcomics Auction for the Gulf, and while the winning bidder of that charity auction now possesses the original artwork, I figured I would offer digital wallpaper versions for everybody else! I hope you like it.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on!
There's so many of them! July 19, 2010 Posted by Mookie
I've been doodling this little puff-balls with feet for ages. It's great to put them into the comic, not only because I think they're adorable but they're remarkably easy to draw. Hee hee.

A friend once looked at them and said to me, "I think those are mookies, Mookie." While the name was tempting, I didn't have it in me to name these little fellas after myself. Still, every so often the idea bangs around in the back of my head.

As for what these little things are called, and why everyone is so scared of them... you'll have to come back tomorrow to find out!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Fuzzy nuzzlings and a lot of nothing. July 16, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Why is Stunt so freaked out about something so fuzzy and cute nuzzling up to him? Come back Monday and find out!

I don't have much in the way of plans this weekend, and considering how crazy ConnectiCon was last weekend I think I'm going to enjoy some time doing nothing... except preparing for OTAKON in a few weeks.

I'll be going on vacation with Alyssa at the beginning of August, right after Otakon, so I'm going to be needing some filler. More details on that the closer we get to the end of this month.

In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!
That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Toss this! July 15, 2010 Posted by Mookie
This sort of thing happens every single time I watch a nature show. Something cute shows up and within minutes it's snatched up by some bad-ass ambush predator. Every time I see a baby anything in a nature show the first thing I think is, "That baby's gonna get eaten."

Nature is brutal, man.

As for the poor "tosser," let it be known that I am well aware of the slang meaning of its name. Let it also be known that I picked that name because 1) it tossed people around with its face and 2) my fiancee really likes the band called The Tossers.

Let it also be known that she is not happy with me about today's comic. I may or may not have spent the night on the couch.

Engagement is brutal, man.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
I say. July 14, 2010 Posted by Mookie
The slimes in today's comic are a nod to those who came to see me at ConnectiCon this past weekend, notably the "Dominic Deegan Q&A" panel. Somehow the concept of posh slimes came up and for the next three days I was asked to put them in the strip.

After I doodled a couple of slimes with a top hat, monocle and gentleman's moustache for someone I was sold on the concept.

So I put them in the comic after all because... well... because I wanted to and slimes oozing around with posh accents makes me laugh. Hee hee!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Traditions in comics and music. July 13, 2010 Posted by Mookie
And so with Chris's death today I continue the tradition of killing people who win a named appearance in the comic via ConnectiCon's Webcomic Charity Auction. Chris won two years ago. This year's winner may not have such a long comic life span. Tee hee.

I love my metal, but it's not the only music I love. Stripped down rock and roll is another love of mine, and I want to turn you folks on to a couple of great rock bands I've been listening to.

Absinthe Junk is a great rock band headed up by the very lovely Blair, who is not only a phenomenal singer but also a good friend of mine. I've had the pleasure of listening to their album "Living Ghosts" and find it a solid listen from start to finish. My favorite tracks are "Commercialized Waste" and "Dragonflies in Hurricanes." Give this band your ear and you won't be disappointed.

I've mentioned Planetoid before but I feel compelled to mention them again. They performed at this year's ConnectiCon where I was able to pick up their album, "Shadow of the Planetoid." Their presentation is from the deepest reaches of outer space, but their music is deeply rooted in good old rock and roll. With classic, hard-driving riffs and a great growl in the singer's voice, this is an album I've been listening to since I picked it up.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Filler comic, empty Mookie. July 12, 2010 Posted by Mookie
I'd apologize for today's filler, but ConnectiCon was so absurdly awesome this year that I simply did not have the energy produce a comic for today when it was all done.

The combination of the Webcomic Charity Auction, hosting the Cosplay Death Match, making an emergency trip back to Boston to restock books and generally being a part of this spectacular show has totally drained me. Being so empty has never felt so good.

The comic resumes tomorrow.
Thanks to each and every one of you who made this year's ConnectiCon one of the most memorable for me.

Rock on.
CONNECTICON ahoy! July 9, 2010 Posted by Mookie
I'm at CONNECTICON!

Read the news posts from the past few days for all the relevant information!

There may be crummy filler for Monday or some (hopefully) entertaining picture from the convention in place of a comic. I apologize ahead of time if that is the case.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and see you at CONNECTICON!
The return of Chris in the Wild Edge. July 8, 2010 Posted by Mookie
The perpetrating poacher in today's comic is Chris. Two years ago he was the winning bidder at the ConnectiCon Webcomic Auction to get a named appearance in the comic. I've brought him back because I have another promise to keep to him.

I will be at CONNECTICON this weekend. It's going to be awesome.

I will not be hosting the Cosplay Chess Game this year. I've chosen Rosscott as my replacement. He's going to be awesome.

I will be hosting the Cosplay Death Match this weekend. It's going to be metal and full of costumed death.

THE WEBCOMICS AUCTION FOR THE GULF is still going strong. You can bid on a piece of original artwork I did or on any of the other amazing pieces contributed by very generous and enormously talented webcomickers.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Take two. July 7, 2010 Posted by Mookie
This big panel picture was in my head since last week's "cloud" gag and I'm happy with how it turned out.

Otherwise everything I mentioned in yesterday's news post is the same stuff I would've talked about today, so I just copied and pasted the whole thing for you folks to read. Again.

An original, exclusive picture of Bort is still up for auction at the WEBCOMICS AUCTION FOR THE GULF. You have until next week to bid on it or any of the other fantastic pieces of art in this great charity event.

This weekend I'll be at the legendary and epic CONNECTICON! If you've been reading these news posts over the last eight years you'll know that ConnectiCon is my favorite convention to attend. Period. I've been attending and involved with this convention since its maiden voyage and I won't stop going until they lock me out.

I'm proud to be hosting the second annual Cosplay Death Match this year, too! I filmed a promo for it yesterday and should have a link to the finished video sometime before the end of the week. There are even some openings for contestants available, so sign up if you want to live or die by the whim of a bloodthirsty crowd!

This year I will not be hosting the Cosplay Chess Game. This is my own decision and will be proudly "passing the torch" of hosting this event to Rosscott. If you're going to be at ConnectiCon this weekend, please show him the same amount of love you've shown me on that stage.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.

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