Saturday, December 31, 2005

Crooked Halo - The Musical!

That's right: coming in January of 2006, it's Crooked Halo - The Musical! Watch as your favorite main characters and beloved minor and one-shot characters sing songs about the comic and generally prove why Chuck isn't writing musical theatre! It's guaranteed to have some rhyming in it! Nothing else, though, is really guaranteed.

Be here for Crooked Halo - The Musical! It'll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, because no one will ever want to see it replicated!

Friday, December 30, 2005

"As A Century Ends"

Okay, so we don't have a century ending, per se, but we are fast approaching the end of 2005. Dim Bulb's had a solid year, with some high points and low, but we're still hanging in there. With Adam currently out of commission, you're stuck with all Chuck, all the time.

This means that, starting next week, I'm going to try to update Crooked Halo five times a week.

Note that the operative word in that last sentence was "try." There's always the chance that the well will run totally dry and I won't be able to update that often. There's the chance that the art and writing quality will go way down, but we'll try it and see. I don't know when Adam'll be back, but I'll try to keep things running here as well as I can.

I will promise you this: Dim Bulb isn't done for. Not by a long shot. If nothing else, I've got some other projects (the oft-mentioned Zendariel comic, for instance) that I could try to do solo or maybe drag in someone else to help with. Regardless, 2006 will be the Year of the Bulb. Yes.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Advanced Warning

Just a bit of advanced warning: if there's no comic on Monday the 26th, it's because I didn't get enough comics done before I left for Oklahoma. If there isn't a comic Monday morning, I'll get one done as soon as I get back to the apartment after the trip.

So, don't say I didn't warn you and stuff.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Meterology Joke

Today's comic is based on an actual joke my meterology friend, Beth, told me. I take no responsibility for the effects said joke has upon the reader. She was loopy from too much coding when I talked with her, so I can't vouch for your personal safety after being exposed to this.

As a side note, the Distractagirl character is one she asked me to make for her back over the summer based on an in-joke with some of her grad school buddies. I still owe her a big drawing of Distractagirl and some of her cohorts, but I haven't really gotten around to it (big surprise, eh?).

Monday, December 05, 2005

"Give me Liberty or Give me a Second Choice!"

So Monday's comic is based on an actual historical event. In 1765, the Virginia House of Burgesses did indeed send a resolution (a formal statement of position) to the British Parliament declaring that Virginia, not Great Britain, had the sole right to tax the British colony of Virginia. Patrick Henry actually uttered the words from the second panel--"If this be treason, then make the most of it!"--and I decided it was too damn funny not to turn into a comic. I'm going to print up a copy and take it to my students tomorrow, 'cause this is the stuff we're studying in my US/VA History class. I think they'll appreciate it.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Pitfalls of Reality-Based Comicking

So there's always the danger when you do a comic based on reality and real-life situations (as I sometimes do) that the person involved in the situation you're doing a comic about might (a) read the comic and (b) recognize that it's about them. Sometimes this is a problem, and sometimes it's just kinda funny.

Thankfully, the Clyde vs. Frenchman comics fell more on the latter side (I think) with the person involved, though I think I might've embarrassed her just a bit (and myself as well...sometimes I think I've disguised things enough, but often I've got all the subtlty of a sledgehammer).

Anyway, yeah, that's my funny story of the day. Go read the archives or something.