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Straight outta Jersey. June 23, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I feel kinda cheap giving you folks another full-page, one-panel comic after a con weekend, but AnimeNext kept me plenty busy and there were other factors involved that kept me from producing a full eight-panel update.

I'll have a full con report up tomorrow, complete with links to cool people and all that jazz.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and dragons are metal.
Six years later... June 21, 2008 Posted by Mookie
It's only taken me six years, but I've finally put something that's actually supposed to be in a fantasy comic into this strip.

A freaking dragon.

There won't be an update on Sunday. We'll just let this dragon here fill up the entire weekend while I'm here at AnimeNext. There may or may not be filler on Monday, depending on how much work I can get done during the con itself.

That's all from me for now.
And the dragon comes in the niiii-- aw, you know the rest.
Notoriously scatterbrained. June 18, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm going to be a busy fellow at AnimeNext this weekend. If I'm not at my table I'll be running around doing a bunch of panels, including the nefarious Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains talk. So be sure to stop by and say "hi" while you're in the area.

This Saturday and Sunday I'll either have crummy filler doodles or one-panel comics, just like I had a few weeks ago while I was at A-KON. Either way, you folks will have something to look at this weekend while I'm at the convention.

There aren't any Donation Wallpapers for June, I'm afraid. I'll just skip this month and hopefully give you fine folks some quality donation incentives next month. At least I think they're quality, but I'm biased because I draw them.

I fell a little behind getting all the pre-orders for THE STORM OF SOULS out, but if you pre-ordered your books are in the mail. If you ordered afterwards, I'll be putting your books in the mail once I get back from AnimeNext. Sorry for the delay.

That's all from me for now.
See you at AnimeNext this weekend!
Rock on.
Pluh. June 16, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm heading back to Mookie HQ from a last-minute visit to my parents' house for Father's Day.

I'll have a lengthier and (hopefully) more interesting news update tomorrow.

And don't forget that I'll be at AnimeNext this weekend, so be sure to stop by and say "hi!" if you're in the area.

That's all from me for now.
More tomorrow.
Rock on.
Insert foot in mouth. Chew. June 9, 2008 Posted by Mookie
And so Luna continues her epic streak of saying the wrong thing when she's trying to cheer someone up. It's become one of her more endearing traits for me to write and it makes me chuckle every time I do it.

I also made myself laugh yesterday when coloring Acibek. The last and only time we saw him in color was when he appeared before Dominic in The Elemecca in his "perfect form." I figured he wasn't all golden back when he was fighting in the elven rebellion. My friends who looked at his color scheme immediately pointed out that I'd sort of made Acibek look like Iron Man. I thought that was funny.

THE STORM OF SOULS is available for regular-old ordering now, and I'll also have copies of it for sale at AnimeNext in a few weeks.

June's Donation Wallpapers should be up later this week.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
A revelation of flavor! June 5, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I know I promised pictures from AKON, but to be quite honest Hawk took much better pictures than I did with his superior (and sexy) camera. So I'm just going to hijack his hard work and post a link to every single picture he took. I'm in quite a few of them, and so are the awesome people I got to hang out with at the con.

Hawk's Complete Photos from AKON.

I had a picture of an awesome Celesto cosplayer, but unfortunately the picture came out blurry, which is a total bummer. My apologies to you, Celesto. Please don't 'splode me.

A big thank-you to everyone I got to hang out with, so be sure to clicky-the-linky and show them as much love as they showed me down in Dallas.

Hawk & Ananth!
Juno!
Scott!
Xero!
Jennie Breeden! She loves my butt!
Micha & Heidi!
Riot! "Ia! Ia! Shub-Niggurath!"
Jenn Brazas!
Brion!
Steve Bennett!

What a weekend it was. All I gotta do now is get ready for ANIME NEXT in a couple of weeks!

Those of you who pre-ordered THE STORM OF SOULS will have your books in the mail by the end of this week / early next week. There's just been a slight delay in my sending them out, but rest assured the books are here at Mookie HQ and you'll have them soon.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Filleriffic! June 2, 2008 Posted by Mookie
A-KON managed to do something to me that only one other convention has ever done... it ate everything I brought. Every single copy of both SEER'S DIGEST and THE STORM OF SOULS were completely sold out, as well as every home-made Dominic Deegan scarf. Volume 3 sold out so fast that I was out of copies by the end of the very first day. Holy crap.

The con was a blast and I had a great time. I met a ton of wonderful readers, webcomickers and general troublemakers this weekend down in Dallas. I'll have links and pictures up later this week.

I needed a bit of recovery time once I returned to Mookie HQ, so today's filler is proudly presented by "Bride," who has contributed numerous fillers over the years and I find this one to be very cute... and flowery.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
SPF nine-thousaaaaand! May 29, 2008 Posted by Mookie
SPS stands for "solar protection spell." I had planned to put that little tidbit into today's strip, but every attempt to do so either felt forced or ruined the pacing of the joke. So I put it here in today's news post, even though I'll "officially" address it later on in Dominic and Luna's vacation.

I'm heading out to A-KON today, and instead of scratching out crummy filler doodles I'm going to try and bang out three black-and-white "big panel" strips for this convention weekend. Friday's is already done and I'm going to (hopefully) bang out Saturday's and Sunday's before I head off to the airport. I'm still not sure whether there will be an update on Monday.

And finally, I am happy to say that Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS will indeed be at the convention. I think it came out looking great and I hope you fine folks agree when you see it.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on, and I hope to see you at A-KON!
So sweet that I'm getting cavities. May 28, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I warned you that there'd be sappy romance.
Expect a lot more of this kind of sugar-sweet behavior as Dominic and Luna continue their luxury world tour. Also be sure to expect some new faces to show up, as well as the return of some old favorites.

Since I'll be heading off to A-KON this weekend there will probably be crummy filler doodles in my absence. Some of you really like the fillers, some of you really don't. Either way, don't say I didn't warn you about the oncoming fillery-goodness.

Pre-orders for Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS will be shipped out next week once I return from the convention. Thanks once again to all who pre-ordered.
That'll cheer anyone up! May 26, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm not saying that free alcohol is the solution to all of one's problems. I'm saying that free food and alcohol is a great solution to one's problems. As an Italian this one simple truth was burned into my brain at an early age. To this day, whenever I'm feeling down, a hearty dish of pasta and nice glass of wine lifts my spirits right up. Mmm.

Don't forget that I'll be at A-KON this weekend! I'll be giving my notorious Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains talk on Saturday and otherwise be present for your general amusement. Be sure to stop by and say "hi" if you're in the area. And, with any luck, I'll have the debut copies of Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS for sale. Go me!

Dominic and Luna begin their super-awesome world-building vacation. I'm super-awesome excited about this. Yay!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
School's out! For! Summer! May 23, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Getting pre-orders for Volume 3 is really nice and all because it helps pay the bills, but reading the very kind and flattering e-mails you folks sent me regarding the comic's sixth anniversary was equally if not more satisfying. I am, as always, humbled by your support and kindness. You folks remain the greatest readers in the world.

I'm as about as excited as Dominic is with the news of his vacation. This is something I've been meaning to do with the strip for a long time and I finally found the right storytelling medium in which to do some much needed world-building. Well, the world that Dominic lives in has always been in my head but it's been far in the background. With Dominic's vacation I finally have the chance to let everyone, both you the readers and Dominic himself, see the world. I'm very excited.

There won't be a crisis or looming threats with this upcoming story. It's going to be just what Dominic and Luna need. A break. It's going to be lighthearted as I showcase the world, peoples, and places these characters have been living in. Expect sappy romance and bad jokes, as usual.

I'm geeking out about this.
Can you tell I'm geeking out about this?

I hope to see some of you folks at A-KON next weekend!
That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
...and many mooooore! May 21, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Happy Birthday, Dominic Deegan.

Six years ago today I introduced this grumpy seer and his talking cat to the internet. I had no idea that half a decade later I'd still be writing and drawing his adventures, and people would still care about what he's up to.

One thousand seven hundred thirty eight comics later I find myself looking back over the happiest six years of my life. Here's hoping you fine folks stick around for another six. These past years have been so great because of each and every one of you. Thanks.

That's all from me for now.
Happy birthday and rock on, Dominic.
...because going through walls is comedy gold. May 19, 2008 Posted by Mookie
People sometimes tell me that I enjoy beating up Dominic too much.
I think they may be right.

Thanks so much to all of you who have been pre-ordering Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS. It looks like I should have them in time for A-KON at the end of this month, but one can never predict what can happen between now and then. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

Other than information about the book and the convention, I really don't have anything news-worthy to report on this fine Monday. Oh well. No news is good news.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Updatical! May 14, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Esteemed ladies and gentlemen who are kind enough to come around here and read my little comic strip, I am very proud to announce that Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS is now available for pre-order from the Seer's Catalog. I am very pleased with the way the story reads in one collected volume and I can only hope those of you who choose to purchase a copy will feel the same way. Those of you who do wish to pre-order will have your copy signed by yours truly.

I am also very pleased to announce that the criminally neglected Fan Art pages have received an impressive update. Be sure to browse around the galleries and see all the fantastic work that's been sent my way. I am planning to update those pages weekly from now on, so be sure to get those artistic motors running and send me some more arts!

And finally, A-KON is looming ever closer. I'll be there selling merchandise, as usual, and I'll also be doing my nefarious Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains talk. Be sure to stop by and check it out if you're in the area!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
Cuz I'm a liar. May 13, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Okay, so I lied. I don't have any worthy news post for today, even though I said I would yesterday. Basically all I have to say is that Dominic Deegan Volume 3: The Storm of Souls will be up for pre-order tomorrow and the Fan Art pages should be updated tomorrow as well, but perhaps Thursday. We shall see.

In the meantime, here's a little something for your viewing pleasure. About two weeks ago I posted a video of me from the New England Metal Fest headbanging like an idiot. Now, for those of you who want to hear me being an idiot, you can see the entrance of the band I was freaking out over. It gets blurry once Dimmu Borgir takes the stage, but it clears up. And yes, the hoarse and ridiculous voice you hear on the video is me. Enjoy yourself as much as I did that night.

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

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