Sunday, October 29, 2006

Writer's Block? Who, ME?

So yeah, there should've been a comic on Friday, but I came up short on what to do the comic about. I'd kinda worked my way into a corner with the storyline, getting some stuff set up and ready for major revelations and all that jazz, but then I drew a blank on where to take it next. When I finally came up with an idea Saturday, I couldn't draw for crap. Plus, the idea wasn't all that good.

However! things improved today. While I was showering this morning, I came up with something that should work great for the next several comics. It's always a good idea to have a direction for the storyline, I think, 'cause then I know where it ought to go.

Anyway, I'm working on a comic for Monday right now. Hopefully I won't fall behind again.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Yeah, didn't get the comic made last night, obviously. But it's done and should be up now, I think.

As a peace offering, please accept this alternate version of today's comic with a very different new foster family for the beleaguered Cletus.

In order for the comic to make any sense in either form, you have to realize two things:

1) The Hatfields and the McCoys are two families in West Virginia that started a feud way back in the 1800s over someone stealing someone else's pig or something similar. They're not really sure anymore, though I did read something a couple of years back about how they've take the feud out of the shootin' at each other stage and have upgraded to the suein' each other stage, so that's progress for you.

2) Hank McCoy is also known as Beast in the X-Men. For shame if you did not know that. And if you don't know who Magneto is...well, what the hell are you doing reading a webcomic at all?

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Sorry, didn't get a comic done for Friday. Had school and then class afterwards, so I didn't get home until almost 9.30. Then I had to spend some quality time with the fiancee, so I didn't get this done. Anyway, I'll try to get one done after work tomorrow. I've already got the comic in mind, so hopefully it'll be quick.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


So folks, I was just wondering: I'm looking to make some extra cash, what with having a wedding to save up for and everything, and I was just curious if there were anyone out there interested in original art at a reasonable rate? If so, feel free to email me at crookedhalo42 [at] yahoo [dot] com. Make sure to put "Crooked Halo" or "Dim Bulb Comics" in your subject line so I don't accidentally delete it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Urinal Socks

True story. I swear to high holy Heaven, this actually happened when I was in college. There I was at the urinals in our dorm, minding and doing my own business, when in waltzes one of the other guys on our floor. He sees a pair of socks sitting on top of the urinal next to the one I was using and exclaims, "Hey, free socks!" He proceeds to grab the socks and leave. I tremble to think of what he used those things for.

In case you don't read the other blog, I'm now engaged. I'm just as surprised as you are.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The James Dean of the Webcomic World

If I've been a little quiet lately, it's mostly because I've got a lot on my plate and I'm lucky to be getting the comics cranked out on time, let alone write something entertaining or meaningful down here. I'm teaching full-time, taking two night classes towards my lincensure/Master's of Education (because that's exactly what I need: another degree), spending time with my girlfriend, playing my guitar...there's hardly enough hours in the day, y'know? But I'm doing what I can to keep up with it all.

However, I did notice a big jump in visitors the other day, but there's nothing showing where they came from. Maybe a bunch of you just decided to show up again, all on the same day? I dunno. But we're back up in triple-digits again (the mid-100s), so that's groovy. If you just suddenly decided to return to the fold, welcome. If you're new here and someone twisted your arm/threatened you with phyiscal violence if you didn't read my comic, welcome as well.

I've seen the "secret project" Adam's been working on. Y'know, the stuff he's been cranking out with relative speed but hasn't been showing to people? Yeah, I'm getting to read what he's doing, and I find it pretty damn good. Boy hasn't lost a step despite not posting a regular comic for nigh-on a year now.

I've got a three-day weekend this weekend, what with Monday being the holiday for that jerk who doesn't deserve a holiday. Oh well; I'll take the day off, regardless of whether or not Columbus was deserving of his own day.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


So Wednesday will mark the 500th Crooked Halo on Keenspace/Comic Genesis. Hard to believe I've made that many of them. Seems like just yesterday that Adam and I signed up for the site and he got everything up and running. My art's improved quite a bit in the last five hundred or so strips. For instance, everyone's necks have gotten thicker (so they're not pencil-necked geeks anymore, just geeks). Earl got something resembling a real haircut. I still don't do many backgrounds, but that's just my way. I've told some fun stories, had some great gags (in my opinion), and basically had a blast doing the comic. There've been times it's felt more like an obligation than a hobby, but for the most part I've always looked forward to drawing each new comic.

Anyway, here's to 500 more! Hope you'll stick around for those.