Sunday, December 27, 2009
JUST A'WAITING FOR THAT NEXT DROPLET OF MILK...
That's how life is, sometimes, ain't it? Just when you're ready to make some life-changing decisions, some force of nature grabs your testicles and gives a hard yank. My plan to flee Philadelphia has been crushed, and the necessary funds are now depleted. A car accident (in which nobody was harmed, thankfully) is to blame. I will spare you the details...
Nonetheless, I count my blessings and attempt to persevere. Page four of Ectopiary is now posted. Although it is unremarkable, I am rather pleased with the 3rd panel. Also, don't believe what the woman says in the last panel...
By the way, pages of CHLOE are still for sale! Curiously, none of the more explicit (i.e. "pornographic") pages have sold yet. Jump on this opportunity to seize a piece of unique "erotic art" to adorn your hovel or conceal under your mattress!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Until I devise the correct programming to include a Message Board/Forum page for the Ectopiary Website, I will try to conduct such business on this blog. I very much encourage any and all (positive and negative) observations regarding the Ectopiary webcomic here.
I may attempt to write my own commentary about each page in this space. I will try my best not to point out the many flaws in the art that painfully apparent to myself. I leave that to you, my faithful vultures!
Caleb Goellner wrote a generous notice about the website debut at The Comics Alliance. I am grateful for the exposure. However, I must correct the otherwise astute Mr. Goellner about the feature's title. "Ectopiary" does not refer to ghosts or ethereal gardens. (Although this possibility is not ruled out.) This peculiar nomenclature sprouts from a hybrid of sources. The initial source is from an astonishing artifact currently being preserved by The Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project. According the website there, the word comes from a peculiar vocabulary base called "lxt'lot'l" : "This language of the deceased is communicated via pure sensory dilation. Ixt'lot'l is a precision tongue of immaculate vagary, and misappropriated recollection."
Also, it stems from the medical term "ectopia" which is "the usually congenital displacement of an organ or part." For instance, consider the plight of the youngster below who was born with his brain outside his skull.
I hope you will agree,as the webcomic progresses, that this title appropriately reflects its tone and general nature. After all, my fellow creatures, aren't we all displaced organs from our mothers' wombs?
Saturday, December 12, 2009
ECTOPIARY is a graphic novel in the making. I expect it will be about 600 pages in length when completed. Currently, I plan on posting a new page once a week. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to increase the updates to twice a week. The first two pages are now ready for viewing.
ECTOPIARY does not fit neatly into any known genre. At the moment, I fancy calling it "science fiction." I may change my mind tomorrow. Readers familiar with my other comics are encouraged to suggest other categories to file this critter.
The story, like most of my other comics, is cumulative in nature. Patience is suggested for the casual reader, as the speed of narrative is prodded by the needs of the story and not by the dictates of weekly installments.
Webcomics are a new territory for me. I am hopeful that my efforts are well-met.
REMINDER: Pages of CHLOE are still for sale. Please help me raise funds so I may have a roof over my head this winter when I make my escape from Philadelphia! Spread the word!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER SALE
CHLOE ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR SALE
In a desperate effort to raise funds to escape Philadelphia, I am now offering the original pages from my 2001 Xeric-Winning graphic novel, CHLOE for purchase. (I am also using this as an opportunity to try out PayPal.) The pages are listed HERE and are priced accordingly. Each page will be mailed to any area within the U.S.A. in a flat cardboard envelope with no shipping charge. Adorn your home with a unique piece of cartooning perversity, or conceal your newly-obtained treasure in your precious vaults! Frame it or deface it with your own doodles! Give it as a gift to your stranger relatives or discerning friends! Don't delay: they are available only first come - first served basis!
(Note : Those unfamiliar with the book can obtain a copy here.)