NaktaLuna and GeekMookie. July 9, 2009 Posted by Mookie
As promised, July's Donation Wallpaper is up for your perusal and approval. Luna's "dark side" was a lot of fun to draw and I do hope you folks like it, too. As always, if you're having problems seeing the preview thumbnail just Refresh your browser and that should do the trick.

DC's new weekly comic came out yesterday, appropriately entitled Wednesday Comics. I cannot express how happy this "issue" made me. For those of you who don't know about this, every Wednesday DC is publishing a newspaper-style serial comic in the tradition of the newspaper dailies. The format is fantastic and every story, although only a page long, left me wanting more. I really hope this turns out to be as awesome as it's begun because it left me feeling like a kid again.

The newest Green Lantern left me even more excited for The Blackest Night. I am seriously crossing my fingers on this one.

Superman: World of New Krypton continues to surprise me in its showcase of how awesome Superman is even when he's surrounded by a population of Kryptonians who all have his powers, too. It's intriguing and really shows that it's not Superman's powers that make him the champion he truly is.

It's nice seeing Blue Beetle in his own story again, too, even if it is a "second feature" in the latest issue of Booster Gold, who always cracks me up.

That's all from me for now.
Rock and geek out some more!
Another trip of sorts. July 8, 2009 Posted by Mookie
I'm not a baseball fan, but I think Hukthak hit a home run today. If this were a comedic story Jacob's head would've certainly gone flying.

Anyway, there's not much to report today except for some further geekery. I downloaded a WiiWare game yesterday called BIT.TRIP CORE and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The graphics couldn't be simpler, but I grew up playing an Atari 2600 so it just brings me back to my childhood. Add a catchy soundtrack and rhythm-based shooting and I'm addicted! If you've got a Wii and some points to spare for a download, give it a try. It's good, simple fun.

And if that wasn't enough to geek out about, new comic books come out today! Wednesday Comics! Whee!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
Epics, Evil and Evangelion. July 7, 2009 Posted by Mookie
The March Across Maltak has been going for a long time now. A very long time. When all is said and done this will probably be the longest story in the comic's archives. I know some of you really love these epic, world changing, high fantasy storylines and some of you absolutely hate them. Whether you're still excited about the fate of the orcs and their homeland or you've thrown up your hands in aggravation and given up on me altogether... all I know is that I'm still having a blast with this story, and in the end I can only speak for myself.

On a completely unrelated note, I have been unable to get this song out of my head for days. It's catchy, it's fun and oh so very metal.

On a related (and metallic) note, that very dark side of me is very excited about Behemoth's upcoming album, which promises to be more brutal than I can probably handle... but why, oh why did they have to go and name it "Evangelion?" Anyone who's spoken to me for more than ten seconds on the subject of anime knows my feelings on that. Guh.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and stay metal.
Memorable, from what I can remember. July 6, 2009 Posted by Mookie
I had a very interesting weekend. It was full of celebrations, both for my thirtieth birthday and the birth of the United States. It was full of surprises, like when my brother and my best friend surprised me for my birthday, and when my girlfriend and I traveled all the way out to Cape Cod only to have to turn around and come right back. It was full of hangovers that could slay a walrus, like when... well, nobody really needs to know about that.

Needless to say this had been one of the most memorable and happy weekends of my life and it was a hell of a way to kick off my thirties.

And thanks to all of you who continued to send me birthday wishes over the course of the weekend. That was very sweet of you and I am very grateful.

Now then. Back to business.

Otakon is nearly upon us. Holy crap. I ought to have Seer's Digest back in stock in time for that mammoth convention.

July's Donation Wallpaper will be up by the end of this week. I mean it this time.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Spreading the love. Everywhere. July 3, 2009 Posted by Mookie
You fine folks continue to find ways to impress, humble, and flatter me all at the same time. I extend my sincerest gratitude to those of you who wished me a "happy birthday!" yesterday. You folks show me more love and support than I deserve, and I cannot express my gratitude enough. Thank you.

Now then, onto some business that I think deserves some of your collective love, too.

Saturday is the last day to pre-register for ConnectiCon at the super cheap rate for all three days. Those of you who have been around here a while know that ConnectiCon is very close to my heart and I'm very involved with it, so I encourage you to attend it if you can. Not only am I all over the place at this convention, but so are an entire army of webcomics.

I met Brian Carroll at the very first ConnectiCon and we've been buddies ever since. He's got a business proposal for his new feature-length movie that, in my opinion, is well worth the money spent. I could tell you more about it here, but Brian explains it all so much better.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend!
Level up! July 2, 2009 Posted by Mookie
Happy birfday to me!
Happy birfday to me!
Happy birfday dear LORD I'M THIRTY!
Happy birfday to... me?

I warned you folks that there would be crummy filler doodle today, and I kept my promise.

Anyway, today's my thirtieth birthday and I'm still trying to cope with the fact that I am irrevocably an adult now. I think you can still get away with calling yourself things like a "young adult" in your twenties, but now I get a whole new definition: a thirtysomething. Yikes.

Still, I am a proud nerd and this sort of thing would bother me if I counted my age in years. I count my age in levels. So strike up the level-up theme song, maestro!

Today I'm a level 30 nerd.

And many mooooore.
Oh god. He's getting political again. June 30, 2009 Posted by Mookie
As the two craziest conventions of my summer loom ever closer, Otakon and ConnectiCon, and more things seem to be falling into place concerning finances, my location in September and demand, it looks like I'll have SEER'S DIGEST back in stock earlier than I'd anticipated. I'll keep you folks posted on this as more things fall into place.

Other than that, I'd say today is a pretty slow news day. That's not always a bad thing, in my opinion. "No news is good news," as I always say.

Oh, I guess there is a piece of news I could share. I don't normally like getting political down here in the news area because I don't have a brain for politics. I never know where I stand on issues like the economy, health care, foreign policy, and other things like that because I usually find both sides to have valid arguments (to a degree). There is one issue where I firmly stand my ground because it is the easiest issue for me to rally behind. Gay Rights. It's not even a matter of politics! It's a matter of the heart, and I've always been the most comfortable defending love against legislation.

Anyway, I thought this article on was really interesting, if for no other reason than I think the term "gayby boom" is hilarious.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Just dye-ing for another birthday party! June 29, 2009 Posted by Mookie
If years of cartoons, comic books, anime, science fiction and fantasy have taught me anything, it's that when someone's hair changes color you know they really mean business. It's very dramatic, after all, and you all know how much of a drama queen I can be.

There probably will not be a strip up for this Thursday, July 2nd. There will probably be a crummy filler doodle because on that day I'm turning thirty and giving myself the day off. I did this last year for a much less momentous birthday and I'll probably do it again next year. So, y'know, go me for living this long.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Travel and leisure. June 26, 2009 Posted by Mookie
And so I come upon the last weekend in June, one of two this month in which I have nowhere to be. These weekends seem to be getting rarer and rarer with the onset of more and more conventions. All this traveling has made me appreciate such do-nothing-days that much more. Granted, I rarely do nothing, though I am often tempted to be a lump.

Here are some of the things I like to do on my do-nothing-days:

- Practice my amateur photography.
- Sketch out some ideas for a new webcomic.
- Treat myself to a nice dinner and/or high-quality beer.
- Write out drafts of stories for other burgeoning projects.
- Play video, board and/or roleplaying games.
- Cuddle with my girlfriend.
- Try to keep my cats from killing each other.
- Try to keep my cats from killing me.

I don't know how many of those things I'll get to this weekend, but I know I'll be doing it leisurely.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and have a nice weekend.
I'm a sucker for a space opera. June 25, 2009 Posted by Mookie
EDIT: Looks like things still aren't updating on time around here. My apologies for the delayed updates. I've been uploading them well ahead of time but there still seems to be something wrong. I'll try and get this fixed ASAP.

Yesterday was one of those days where a crap-ton of new comic books all come out at once, and many of them were impressive. Since I tend to share my comic bookery with you fine folks, I will do so again today by telling you which of yesterday's buys were my favorites.

Green Lantern continues to rock my socks off. Larfleeze is almost endearingly creepy in his rabid greed, the Guardians of the Universe are dicks and the Blue Lanterns remain my favorite of the new Corps. I'm still waiting for a Ring to fly through my window and select me.

Nova is another space odyssey that continues to rock my cosmic socks off. I always liked Nova in the old days as New Warrior, and now that he's continuing to kick butt with cosmic-level powers... well, blue blazes, I say!

Guardians of the Galaxy is yet another space adventure that... oh, you get the idea. These guys always seems to be in way over their heads and the almost light-hearted mood they bring to interstellar, plane-warping threats is quite refreshing and entertaining as hell.

I was very reluctant to like the new Thunderbolts team. I was very attached to the previous incarnation and was mad to see them all brushed aside for this whole Dark Reign crossover which I'm already sick to death of. However, with Songbird making her reappearance, Ghost getting creepier by the issue and Ant Man being... Ant Man... I'm more interested in seeing where this goes. I still miss Speedba-- I mean, Penance.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
This is a test. June 24, 2009 Posted by Mookie
This is just a test to see if things are updating properly. There were some technical problems which prevented the comic from updating on time and this is a test to see if everything's fixed.

She just sits there. Watching. Waiting. June 24, 2009 Posted by Mookie
This strip was lots of fun to draw, if a bit of a challenge to lay out properly. I'm very happy with the result, even if drawing all those dead bodies was a pain in the rear.

My cat Rascal is crazy, but she's that dangerous kind of crazy that's got some kitty-smarts to it. This has become evident in her newest form of getting my attention.

I sit at my computer a lot and don't always get a chance to play with my cats. Rascal realizes this, so she's taken to sitting between me and the monitor and just staring at me. Expectantly. Impatiently.

Other times she'll climb up the back of my chair and literally "tap" me on the shoulder to get my attention so I'll turn around and let her climb over that same shoulder into my lap. Devious, isn't it?

Scamp, my younger cat, just meows at my feet and brings me toys to throw for him. Adorable? Yes. But it's not nearly as effective as what Rascal does. I play with him, but it doesn't stop me from working. He'll learn.

That's all from meow for now.
Rock on.
Mookie vs. Exhaustion June 23, 2009 Posted by Mookie
Thanks to back-to-back conventions, a surprisingly little amount of sleep and an annoying dose of real life I have once again fallen behind in sending out this month's already very late Donation Wallpapers. If you donated and it hasn't arrived in your inbox yet, it should be there by the end of the day today.

...there may also be a slight case of The Sims 3 in there somewhere, but that's not official. Ahem.

Anyway, I've got a solid month before Otakon and ConnectiCon so I'm going to try and be as productive as possible. The operative word there being "try" but I'm going to go for it nonetheless. My "big two summer conventions" are going to keep me very busy and I want to get as much work done as possible before those two conventions downright kill me. They'll be fun, though.

...there may also be a slight case of me turning thirty in there somewhere, but that's not official either. Ahem.

Rock on.
The Maine Attraction: Mookie in a Dress! June 22, 2009 Posted by Mookie
Real life is kind of dogging me at the moment, so I'm going to have to make this news post short so I can attend to it. Nothing to worry about, just real life being... real life.

PortCon Maine was as enjoyable as ever, and I had a blast meeting new friends, reuniting with old ones, and generally being mischievous. Those of you who attended Extreme Geek got to see me in a lovely dress and hopefully enjoyed my "striptease" when I refused to run across a major street for a sandwich. Don't ask.

Many thanks to Sketch and Garth for being such awesome table-mates and helping me bring the metal to an otherwise very noisy Artist Alley.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out.
Ports of call. June 19, 2009 Posted by Mookie
If you're reading this I have once again hit the road, traveling once again to another summer convention. This time I'm hitching a ride with my buddy Garth to PortCon Maine, where we will be causing some harmless amount of trouble and hopefully keeping folks entertained if they come to visit us.

If I'm not hanging out with Garth at my table, you'll probably find me doing my best impression of Aquaman in the pool, drinking tasty beer with some local afficionados, or just curled up in my room trying to catch up on some sleep. Of course, if you manage to find me doing that last thing, you've probably followed me to my hotel room... which is how some horror movies start.

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

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