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Oh. Mah. God. May 12, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm in transit from New York back to Mookie HQ in the Boston area. I'll have a more worthy news update up tomorrow, Volume Three up for pre-order later this week, as well as a very long-overdue update of the Fan Art pages for your viewing pleasure.

It was very difficult doing this strip at my parents' house, seeing as they have two adorable new kittens and they were adorable little distractions. Fuzzy, too.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
May freebies! May 9, 2008 Posted by Mookie
The Donation Wallpapers for May are up, as you can see, and this month you don't have to donate a dime to get your hands on them. Honestly I felt guilty about turning strips you've already seen for free into donation incentives. So feel free to click the links, download and enjoy at your discretion.

The reason I didn't do original wallpapers for this month was because I've been busy and drained from various tanlges and problems with the layout and printing of Dominic Deegan Volume Three: The Storm of Souls. Putting this book together has proven to be quite an epic adventure in and of itself. Between that and trying to get enough strips done ahead of time so I can visit my mother this weekend for Mother's Day... honestly, I just didn't have the time or the energy. Thus, free wallpapers. Yayz!

I will be making the third book available for pre-order next week. I'm still not certain whether it will be available in time for A-KON but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

That's all from me for now!
Rock on.
Developmental stuff. May 5, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Being an avid superhero and comic book fan, drawing yesterday's strip actually gave me both a case of the giggles and the blues. Anyone who's watched a beloved character get put through the ringer once a new creative team gets hold of them can empathize with Dominic, I feel.

At least around here if you don't like how a beloved character has developed you can only blame me! Whee!

I should know in the next day or two whether or not Dominic Deegan Volume 3: The Storm of Souls will be available in time for A-KON. I'll keep you folks posted once I know more.

May's Donation Wallpapers will be up sometime this week.

That's pretty much all from me for now!
Rock on.
Like a rock. Smart as one, too. May 2, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Work on Volume Three kept me from getting this month's Donation Wallpapers up on time. They should be up and ready for your approval sometime next week. I'm also a little behind on sending out some of April's wallpapers, but if you haven't gotten yours yet you should have it by the end of the weekend, barring disaster.

That being said, it's back to work for me.
Rock on.
In my heart and in my soul... I am out of control! April 29, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Steffanie's mole neglected to appear in yesterday's strip because it was at the Metal Fest with me over the weekend and passed out. It missed its cue. I swear. I wasn't because I'm occasionally absent-minded when it comes to my own characters. I swear.

I also seriously considered naming Tara's deadly arcane ailment "Thripshaw's Disease," but I decided to go with something original. Five nerd points to anyone who knows which strange disease I'm talking sandwich. Oh, sorry. Sometimes at the end of a sentence I come out with the wrong fusebox.

I know I promised pictures from the New England Metal Fest, but this is quite honestly far more entertaining. A friend of mine who came with me to the show secretly took a video of me headbanging to Dimmu Borgir. The audio isn't that clear and for most of the video I'm in the dark, but for about ten seconds or so I am very clearly making an ass out of myself. Enjoy.

Work continues on Dominic Deegan Volume 3: THE STORM OF SOULS. There's a chance it may not be ready in time for A-KON but with any luck it'll be there. I'll keep you folks posted as developments... develop.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.
I'm so metal that I actually feel rusty. April 27, 2008 Posted by Mookie
The New England Metal Fest left me so exhausted and worn out that my hands were shaking. They're trembling a bit now even as I'm typing this. As such, there's a big chunk of nothing up for today's Sunday update.

Totally worth it. Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth blew my mind.

The strip resumes tomorrow, and there may or may not be a picture or two from the Fest available for those of you who are interested in how silly I look when I'm rocking out.
So metal! Rargh! April 26, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I didn't mean for Dominic's eyes to look a little lopsided in the last panel today, but quite honestly I kept them that way because I think really makes the look. Feel free to insert a little Wile E. Coyote twitch in there somewhere, too.

There won't be a Sunday strip this weekend. I tried to get enough strips done to cover my absence while I'm at the New England Metal Fest today, but I fell just a little short. There'll either be nothing up tomorrow or a super-crummy doodle about me and/or metal. Feel free to insert metal horns and headbanging in there somewhere, too.

See you folks on Monday once my ears stop ringing!
Head go splortch! April 23, 2008 Posted by Mookie
It's true, you know. The only two times Dominic got "dressed up" in his Mighty Dominic outfit was when Luna was directly involved in helping him. I think it's an endearing concept, even though both times he looked absolutely ridiculous... and even though I know I'm going to hear more than one complaint about comic books in a fantasy setting again. Ah well.

I'm also genuinely surprised that Sunday's explodey strip turned more than a few stomachs. Even a close friend of mine here in Boston said, "Oh GOD, Mookie, what the hell?!" Honestly, I thought there'd been enough splatter and gore around here over the past six years that Serk Brakkis's explosive demise would just make for a colorful Sunday strip. Although I must admit that the horror fan in me squealed in delight when I read a few of your e-mails. He said something along the lines of, "I made people ill with that? AWESOME!" My inner horror fan may be delighted, but my inner guy who wants you folks to keep reading apologizes for any particularly upset stomachs Sunday's strip may have caused.

Other than that, I'm just continuing to work on Volume Three of the book collections and there may be a strip or two missing this weekend because I'm going to the New England Metal Fest on Saturday. Dimmu Borgir! Anyway, I'll let you folks know closer to the weekend if there will be any crappy fillers or just nothing at all.

That's all from me for now!
Metality! April 16, 2008 Posted by Mookie
This here concerns my convention schedule from now until the end of the summer. These are all the cons I'll be attending until August, no more and no less. If there were any other shows you were hoping to see me at between now and then, maybe I'll put my feelers out next year. But as it stands right now, if'n you want to meet yours truly face-to-face so you can give me your two-cents worth about the strip, here's where I'll be:

A-KON
ANIME NEXT
PORTCON MAINE
CONNECTICON
OTAKON

Whew! Helluva summer tour ahead of me there. With any luck I'll also have the third volume of collected strips printed and ready to debut at A-KON, and if not there then definitely at ANIME NEXT. This third book will contain the entirety of The Storm of Souls as well as The Battle for Barthis, two of the more memorable storyarcs around here. Barring disaster, it will be available sometime in the early summer.

And finally, the strip may or may not update one day next weekend. I'm attending the New England Metal Fest on Saturday the 26th and I have every intention of losing my mind when I finally get to see Dimmu Borgir live. *le sigh* I'll keep you folks posted as that metal day draws near.
Not much this Monday. April 14, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm a little behind on sending out this month's Donation Wallpapers. If you haven't received yours in your inbox yet, you should have it by the end of the day today.

That's pretty much all I've got today. I should have a more substantial news post for tomorrow concerning upcoming conventions, the third book of collected Dominic Deegan strips, and other interesting news tidbits. I think they're interesting, at least, but I'm biased because they're all about me.

That's all from me for now!
I wasn't clever enough to do an April Fool's wallpaper. April 11, 2008 Posted by Mookie
April's Donation Wallpapers are up, as you can see. Dominic's push into Barnet's soul, and his total lack of "badass fashion sense" has gotten some of you writing me e-mails expressing your approval and/or disapproval of the whole scenario... so I decided to run with it with this month's wallpapers. I also stuck Supergreg and what I figured Jacob's "super-fantasy" of himself would be, if he cared to daydream about such things. Or anything at all.

In any case, I hope you like this month's wallpapers!
Iconic pictures! April 8, 2008 Posted by Mookie
ICON was a certified blast. I always have a great time there and I was sad that I couldn't attend last year. Upon making my return to the first convention I ever attended, I almost felt like I was home again.

I hung out with some great people and some old friends. I made a couple of new ones, too. I was on a few panels that were relatively well-attended and generally well-received. Without a doubt my favorite one was called "The Long Haul: When Comics Go Epic." I'll go looking for the recording of that panel that was made, because it was more fun than it had any right to be. "We're gonna put Spider-Man in space with the devil, see?"

And, as promised, here are the generous folks who helped inflate my ego by coming to see me in costume.
It's a Dominic!
Klo Tark lives! Again!
Fish-curse Dominic and cowled Jacob!

I meant to have links to some of the folks I met this weekend, but truth be told a lot of their business cards were lost in the transit back to Mookie HQ and I'm still looking for them as I unpack. The Boogie Knights were smart enough to just stick their "card" right onto me in the form of a giant pin.

That's all from me for now!
Recovering from an Iconic weekend. April 7, 2008 Posted by Mookie
I'm heading back to Mookie HQ in Boston today from Long Island, where I had a blast at ICON. I'll have a full con report up tomorrow, complete with pictures and a few links.
Icon Filler Doodle #3 April 6, 2008 Posted by Mookie
Honestly, I just wanted to draw a picture of a woman in a swimsuit... a woman who can break things with her face. And her arms. And her legs. And she could probably kill you with her thumbs if she wanted to.

I need to put Rachel in more storyarcs. Not only is she fun to draw (since she's changed her look every time we see her) but it's fun to have her interract with the other characters around here (since she changes their appearance every time she sees them).

This is my last day at ICON. The comic resumes tomorrow.
Icon Filler Doodle #2 April 5, 2008 Posted by Mookie
A few of you folks have been asking me where Stunt's been and when he's coming back. He's still on his soul-searching journey, figuring out what's next in his life and all that... soul-searching stuff. Anyhoo, it was nice to draw him again after a few months. He looks like he's doing okay.

That and "Dust in the Wind" is just an awesome song, no matter how depressing it may be.

One more crummy filler doodle to come while I'm here at ICON!

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