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To Oni-Con and beyond! October 15, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Hey folks.
Sorry there was no Sunday strip up yesterday. Personal life stuff. If you're curious as to what I was up to, well, you can read all about it in my livejournal entry.

Big news this week is that this weekend I'm headed back to Texas for ONI-CON! I'm really excited to be returning to this convention and I hope to see some of you there.

Unfortunately I'll be unable to update the strip this weekend, so I'm calling for yet another addition of Last-Minute Fan Art Filler! I'm looking for three pieces of fan art that have to do with the current storyarc. They can be black-and-white or color. Feel free to slap your name / e-mail / website on the art if you like. I look forward to seeing what y'all can do!

That's all from me for now!
Curse you, real life. October 13, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Hey gang.

I'm in New York for today and most of Sunday dealing with some personal stuff. There may not be a strip up for Sunday, and if there is one it won't be in color since I didn't take my markers with me.

Just giving you a heads-up.
Could it be? Comic Books?! October 11, 2007 Posted by Mookie
I haven't been reviewing comic books in a few months for a couple of reasons. The first was because I was going through some major personal-life changes and talking about comic books was low on my list of priorities. The second is because, quite frankly, the state of the superhero genre is not to my liking.

I talked about it in a rant over at the SPWUG blog site. Everything's a crossover to everything else and every comic is suffering from a severe case of tie-in-itis. In order for me to fully appreciate any sort of story being told these days I have to buy six or seven backup or tie-in titles that fill in the blanks. Guh.

Still, there are two books I picked up yesterday that I believe are worth mentioning through all this crossover mess.

First and foremost is none other than Atomic Robo #1 of 6 written by my nefarious associate Brian Clevinger. I can't say enough good things about this book. Brian is a true lover of comic books and everything that makes them great. Issue one has lots of action, great dialogue, perfect pacing and outrageous super-science. Scott Wegener's artwork is marvelous and he really shines in making a faceless robot really expressive and ultimately likeable. I highly recommend this title.

On the mainstream superhero front... or perhaps I should say timestream superhero front... Booster Gold #3 continued the time-hopping adventures of one of my favorite characters from 52. Booster Gold is a great hero with the worst luck in history. Literally. He has to save the world's greatest superheroes and go down in history as a complete screw up. This is a funny and adventurous title that makes me want to put on tights and be a superhero again. Highly recommended.

That's all from me for now!
I can't think of a clever title for this. October 9, 2007 Posted by Mookie
I am in the process of shipping out the orders for SEER'S DIGEST and ECSTASY & EVIL. I ought to have all orders out by the end of this week. Feel free to keep ordering if you feel inclined to do so. I need to empty out these boxes of books so Rascal can start playing in them.

Don't forget that in about two weeks I'll be returning to Texas for ONI-CON! Be sure to stop by and say "hi." I'll be hanging out in the Artist's Alley this year.

October's Donation Wallpapers are up. I'm always uncertain how strips-turned-into-wallpapers will be received, but a few of you asked for this weekend's color strip as a wallpaper anyway. Plus the one with Spark cracks me up (no pun intended) so I'm taking a chance with these two. I hope you like 'em as wallpapers.

And finally, as you can see just below the wallpapers, I put up a new tracker. I'm not altogether sure how I like it there, but it's a quick and temporary fix. I'm planning on giving the site a makeover before the year is done, so that will do over there for now. Shame I lost all my numbers from previous years, though. Ah well.

That's all from me for now.
Time to start carrying these book orders to the post office.
Demons, Digests and Dorkery. October 5, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Wow. You all seemed to like the layout of yesterday's strip. A lot. So much, in fact, that you left me completely humbled by the kind forum posts and e-mails you sent me. For my part it was a ton of fun playing with the layout. A lot of fun. So much, in fact, that I'm going to finish out the week with similar layouts and torture Milov just a little bit longer. I'm having fun doing it and y'all seem to like it, so why not?

In further good news, the shipment of the second printing of SEER'S DIGEST arrived yesterday afternoon and they look great. I'll be assembling the pre-orders this weekend and sending them out first thing next week. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, now's the time because they're officially back in stock.

There's some convention updates as well! In two weeks I'll be heading down to ONI-CON. Afterwards I'll be making a return to two conventions I missed last year. I was honored to be invited back to both NEKOCON and BAKURETSUCON. If you're in the area for any of these three outstanding conventions, be sure to stop by and say "hi!"

October's Donation Wallpapers ought to be up either this weekend or early next week.

That's all from me for now!
Just another manic Monday. Ooh-whoa. October 1, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Not a whole lot to report this week.

The shipment of SEER'S DIGEST reprints will be arriving in the next few days and all orders will be in the mail by the end of this week.

I will be at ONI-CON again this month, so be sure to stop by and say "hi!" if you're in the area.

Donation Wallpapers for October should also be up by the end of the week, so keep an eye out.

That's all from me for now.
Pfft.
My so-called social life. September 28, 2007 Posted by Mookie
I've been quite absent from the internetz for the past week, barely checking my e-mail and generally being less-than-present. The reason being, now that I'm back in the Boston area, is that I've spent the last few days rebuilding my social life. Is that death for someone who makes his living online? Time will tell. All I know is that it was great to have some human contact with some old friends.

There was a slight problem at the printer, but SEER'S DIGEST was printed and shipped out to me yesterday. I ought to have the books here and ready to be mailed out some time early next week. Thanks to all of you who ordered early.

Be sure to come and say "hi" to me at ONI-CON next month!

Check out the SPWUG Blog Site for my weekly rants. This past Wednesday I posted the recipe for Mookie's World-Famous Stew. Other entries include my displeasure with IMing, my love of metal and my disapproval of the current state of comic books.

That's all from me for now!
Blah. September 24, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Today's strip will be up late.
Was feeling under the weather yesterday.
Will put it up ASAP.
Proof positive! September 21, 2007 Posted by Mookie
I received the proofs for the reprinting of SEER'S DIGEST, approved them and sent them back to the printer. They should be arriving at Mookie HQ sometime in the next week and a half or so.

But you can order your copy now from the Seer's Catalog if you like.

I'm really happy with the reprinting since I went with the same printer that did Ecstasy & Evil. I got to make a few changes from the first printing and added some stuff to make the book look a lot nicer. I do hope you like it.
Just another Monday. September 17, 2007 Posted by Mookie
This past weekend I finally got the rest of my furniture into my new apartment. It's amazing what a couple of chairs will do to make a place feel like home. In any case, I'm thrilled to finally have all my stuff back.

This week I should be getting the proofs for the reprinting of SEER'S DIGEST. Once I approve it for printing it will go back on sale in the Seer's Catalog. I will keep you all posted in regards to that.

And finally, I will be appearing at ONI-CON next month for the second consecutive year. I had such a blast last year and they were kind enough to invite me back. Be sure to stop by and say "hi" if you're in the area!

That's all from me for now.
Short but sweet. September 10, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Not much to report today except for a couple of things.

September's Donation Wallpapers are up. I do hope to like 'em.

By the end of this week I should have some information regarding the second printing of Dominic Deegan Volume 1: SEER'S DIGEST. I'll keep you folks posted.

Don't forget to check the SPWUG Blog Site for some nifty rants, including my new one which will be posted this Wednesday. I do hope you find it entertaining.

That's all from me for now.
On second thought... September 5, 2007 Posted by Mookie
I changed my mind.
I've decided to "officially" link to the three forums again.

It was a spur-of-the-moment thing I decided to try doing in the spirit of "a fresh start" since my move back to the Boston area, and while I don't frequent the forums it just kinda felt... wrong... to not link to them. And besides, just because I don't frequent the forums doesn't mean I have to keep the rest of you away from them.

Truth be told I was expecting a lot more e-mail feedback on this matter. I must've received under a dozen total yesterday regarding it. Oh well. Moving right along... foot loose and faaaancy free.

In other news, I'll be ranting weekly over at the brand new SPWUG Blog Site. Spwug is a startup geek life and con culture magazine I regularly write articles and fiction for, and the editor-in-chief asked me to write in the magazine's blog every Wednesday. So go on and check it out! This week I'm ranting about comic books. Shocking.
Back again. September 4, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Well. That wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Thanks to the swarm of people moving in to the Boston area this past weekend, the cable and internet companies were working overtime to secure new customers and connect folks to the internet. I was among one of the lucky folks to get connected rather quickly. Hooray!

Thanks to all of you who sent me e-mails wishing me good luck and sympathies on my move. The new headquarters is shaping up to be a really nice place, albeit missing some furniture and housing one very confused kitty. Not being a city cat, Rascal has taken to hiding under my bed, which is an odd sight because I'm sleeping on a futon on the floor. She is an odd kitty.

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

And finally, as you can see, I've taken down yet another link. I have decided to stop "officially" linking to the three forums altogether. The reason being that I've never been active on forums in general and lately I rely more on feedback from direct e-mails than forum posts. Can a webcomic exist without a forum link? Time will tell.

I encourage you to send all feedback, whether it be praise or criticism no matter how sweet or harsh, via e-mail to me directly. Personally, I enjoy feedback when it doesn't start an argument, drama and/or a flame war.

For those of you who would like to continue visiting the three forums, here are the links to them for your bookmarking convenience.
The Dominic Deegan LiveJournal Community
The Dominic Deegan Fansite Forum
The Dominic Deegan Keenspot Forum

That's all from me for now.
M for Moving. September 1, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Remember, remember, the first of September.
The crappy doodle Mookie hath brought.
I see no reason why the... something something something...
Should ever be... something with a crappy filler doodle.

Sorry. Just watched V For Vendetta.
I have a man-crush on Hugo Weaving.

Anyway, if you're reading this I'm getting ready to move, again, and I will be unable to update the strip for a few days. I'll be busy doing things like unpacking boxes, putting new bills in my name, watching after a very confused kitty and, most importantly, getting internet set up in my new place. Once again I must sincerely apologize for yet another delay in updates, but this ought to be the last significant one for a long time to come.

It's been a rather emotional summer for me and I want to thank you, the greatest readers in the world, for being so supportive and patient with me during these last few months. I could not have done it without you.

I'll keep you all posted as to my progress with getting re-settled into my new apartment.

That's all from me for now.
Changes abound. August 27, 2007 Posted by Mookie
Couple of announcements around here, my dear and awesome readers.

First of all, as you can see I've changed the title image of the webcomic to plain words and I shrank the menu. In doing so I took down the links to the FAQ and LINKS pages. I need to give them a bit of an overhaul so they're going to remain down for now. This is just a temporary way for me to streamline a couple of things around here. The whole site may be subject to rennovation sometime soon, and this is just me testing the waters to see what I like and how it looks.

Second of all, and most importantly, yours truly is moving back to the Boston area this weekend. On Saturday I will be packing up my temporary headquarters here in New York and shipping myself and Rascal back to my old familiar stomping grounds. As such, it may be a few days before I get my internet re-connected and all that other setup stuff, but I'll do my best to keep y'all posted. This summer has just been full of delays and absences on my part, and I thank you all so very much for your continued patience.

That's all from me for now!

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