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On days that are loud, may the Things eat the noises for you.
Also OMG only a dozen more comics to meet my pledge of 130 comics in a year!… yes, animated giffs count as comics!!! They’re totally sequential, a special kind of sequential, that’s totally a comic and not animation.
During the Clarion Write-a-thon last year the Things Without Arms and Without Legs were born. I created 19 comics as part of my challenge. In the last week, and in a madcap attempt to reach $400 I said I would create one comic for every $1 I raised in those last gasps… Madness! But a good kind of madness and a madness that kept me creating when having a nap might have been easier. $111 were pledged and so I’d need to create a grand total of 130 comics by June 23 2013.
Sometimes that number has felt huge, sometimes it has felt manageable. I fell off the comics making wagon in November and it took me a long time to get back on the wagon. I didn’t dare calculate the numbers, I just hoped that doing an update every second day would get me there. I also misremembered the number of comics I had to do and was convinced I needed to create 140 comics, not 130!… so anyway, I checked the figures, I’ve dared to look up and I’m so happy. I hope to keep creating these comics and I hope you’re enjoying the ride.
Belief was one of the first comics I drew about the Things and I think it will always be one of my favorites. It was nice to revisit and old friend and mind blowing to look at the art I drew a year ago.
I drew a bunch of flip book things on a plane when I first started this project. Sadly, at around the same time my copy of photoshop died after installation stupidity that killed my registration code.
I’ve been trying to find an alternative, wrestling with gimp, wandering around different possibilities, but I just get all confused and sad. Now I just draw everything on my iPad and life is easier! I’m sure I’ll get on top of it one of these days, but transferring stuff from one medium to the other gives me melancholic feelings at the best of times. Anyhow, I hope this early Things Without animated giff entertains.