Wednesday, January 21, 2009

fewer let's

I think I've just about given up on the apostrophe in "let's" -- it seems to be dying out rapidly (replaced by the sleeker "lets"), and I'm tired of fighting for it.

I am, however, holding on to "fewer." It's been over a year since I've heard anyone other than myself use it, as "less" expands beyond its neighbouring kingdom to take over the lingual territory formerly claimed by "fewer." (eg. "I have less jelly beans than you." "I realized recently there are less days ahead than behind.")

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Matriarch

This is a place for comments on my webcomic, The Matriarch, which updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday -- leave some, so I won't feel embarrassed!



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Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Putting the files together for the OLD SCHOOL OGN, and I'd love to fill it out with a few pin-ups. If you're an artist and would like to contribute something, send it to me by January 20th at littlemanfromfaraway //at// If you'd like to contribute something but need a little more than a week to fit it in, drop me a line and I'll hold a slot for you. I'll have room for 4 or 5 pin-ups.

OLD SCHOOL is the story of a team of really old superheroes coming together for the first time.

In order of appearance in the image above, the cast is: Ace, a WWII-era fighter pilot. He has no powers, but he kind of looks like William Shatner. Strong-Arm, Ace's former side-kick and the youngest of the group at 69 -- he has super strength and a bad back. Weather Girl, who controls the weather and uses a walker. The Zeppelin is a super-suave ladies man whose suit puffs up and lets him fly. The Stare has eye-beam power like Cyclops, but his cataracts sometimes make his beams go astray.

Old School's arch-nemesis is Rex Imperius, who sort of looks like an elderly Steve Buscemi. He can turn into a big, mean dinosaur.

More images below, and even more here.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

How to Make a Comic Page

Artist Jim Rodgers takes you step by step through the creation of a page from BrainStorm.

The Matriarch updates! (As it does every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.)

And I love Da-De-O restaurant so much I'm on the website (right after the Mississippi Mud).

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