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Gold the Blue next And chapter Gray

Posted in Gold and Blue and Gray, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by applecorecomics

I finally made an intermission page that I’d planned on for so long.  Between each section of Gold and Blue and Gray there will be a page of mutilated church hymns with some sort of theme on the page (this one’s pigs!!) and a weird abstract story being told.  So here’s the last page of the prologue then the intermission then the chapter 1 title page, you know, for effect.


Lexx’s Toilet Tongue

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by applecorecomics

I’ve had that last scene in the final three panels there in my head for a long time.  Good to finally get it out.  The idea was ripped straight from “Lexx,” by the way.

The cover to “Tonoharu Pt II” was shown by Lars Martinson at his website  It looks neat:

Pet peeve #23: books with shitty covers.  See, the one just above is great.  Well designed, eye-catching, very muted and serene.  Goes perfectly with the tone of the story.  But how terrible is it when there’s a perfectly good book on the shelf with a half-assed cover?  I just think of the person who spent probably multiple years writing this book/drawing this comic and then they give it a bland or crappy, bunch of images and lines and bad color combination cover into which obviously no thought was put.  I’ve got the design for the back cover for “Gold and Blue and Gray” drawn already, I’ve got the front cover design thought out, and the covers of several comics I plan on making eventually.

It is unfortunate that a bad cover can cause a person to overlook a possibly great book and some shitty books have fantastic covers.  But I just can’t imagine someone, after all the work it took to make the book, not giving a shit about how said book is presented to the world.  I didn’t have time to do the next “Gold and Blue and Gay” entry so instead I just ranted on book covers.

Wi-Fi? Part One

Posted in Gold and Blue and Gay, Uncategorized, Wi-Fi? with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by applecorecomics

There was a small amount of resentment on my parents’ part when I graduated from high school.  My father never did and my mother was an anarchist who didn’t believe in the institution of school.  She had graduated, though.  On my way off the football field after the ceremony was over a traveling salesman called me over to where he was standing against the fence.  I was a bit nervous because he was pretty sexy and he had on quite the striking suit.  Me being a horny college-age kid I immediately started with the flirting.  He seemed taken aback at my aggressiveness.  He put his hands up to stop me and said

“Look, Gloria, I don’t know how to tell you this.  I’m not a salesman.  This is a disguise.  I’m actually a clown working for the U.S. government.”

I paused, then began slowly backing away.

“You can’t run forever, kid.  Just give up.”

I bolted toward the other end of the field and stopped dead when I saw a gaggle of clowns mounting and jumping the fence of the football field from all directions.  They had finally found me.   The salesman began laughing and took off his neatly parted brown wig, revealing a poofy red afro.  The skin tone melted off his face and his white and purple clown makeup was revealed.  A grotesque smile spread across his face.  He turned to the nearest other clown and said “get the car.”  Sure enough a tiny Volkswagon sped onto the field ready to pick all 26 of us up and take us underground.

I looked down and saw a lone football lying next to my feet.  Looking into the salesman/clown’s fiery red nose, I knew what I had to do…

excerpt: Gold and Blue and Gay, Chapter 23

I’m going to do a double update Friday.  So look forward to that.

I’ve Come

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by applecorecomics

To a decision.  Earlier today as I was rushing to get yet another late Fantastic Benefits update updated, I realized something.  I think doing 2 comics at once doesn’t work for me.  Hear me out.  I’m mainly doing Gold and Blue and Gray, if that isn’t obvious.  And because of that I’m constantly thinking about that story.  Any movie I watch or person I talk with or video game I play could inspire something in the story because it’s on my mind.  The problem is that I hardly ever think about the other one.  That causes me to be very uninspired and therefore put off making the damn thing.  So anyway, I’m putting “Fantastic Benefits” on hold and focusing mainly on “GBG.”

What does this mean for you?  Well I’m glad you asked.  FanBen updates are on hold, but GBG updates will increase quite a bit.  I’ll be updating GBG 3 times a week, and each update will be at least 6 panels.  See, since I don’t have to worry about the other comic for a while, and can get much more done on this one.  And then when I finish this one, I can focus all my attention on FanBen which will hopefully make it that much better.  Whoo.  Anyway, the larger GBG updates will start Friday.

Gold and Blue and Gray

BTW, the website is being weird today and I can’t seem to update these on there, so just enjoy them here on the blog for now.

Fantastic Benefits

Well that wraps this shit up.  I guess I’ll be going for a GBG update on Tuesdays, Fridays, and a weekend update.  If the weekend one is missed for whatever reason, there will be a double-update Tuesday.  I say update a lot.

P.S.  I just got this book at my local comics shop

It’s some good shit.  And the author got the funds to self-publish from the Xeric grant, which I’ll be trying for eventually.  Here’s his website:

Double Update (because I’m late)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by applecorecomics

First off

Fantastic Benefits

And secondly

Gold and Blue and Gray

There are only so many hours in the day.  Speaking of hours in the day, I was asked by a coworker when “Gold and Blue and Gay” was finally going to be published.  It just so happens that I’m meeting with a publisher later this evening over a candlelit dinner for two.  Oh, if you’re a new reader, Gold and Blue and Gay was an autobiography I wrote some years ago.  Not to be confused with Gold and Blue and Gray, which is the comic I updated directly above.  Got it?

Anyway, you may be asking why I and a publisher will be romantically dining while discussing my book.  I’ve always lived by the phrase,

If you want to get to the top, you’ve got to fuck your way there.  And always pull out.”

That was the last advice my mother gave me  before she joined that cult.  I haven’t heard from her in awhile.  It’s not a bad cult.  It’s more like a grammar cult.  Like for example when I use way to many commas, (which, I do often), then I receive odd trinkets in the mail meant to symbolize following the true path of proper English.  Anyway, once I’ve sealed the deal, by that I mean fucked his brains out, I’m pretty sure the publishing thing is in the bag.  Call me over-confident.  I’ll let you know how it turns out, but I’m pretty sure, there’ll be a book signing, coming, near you, guys soon.

Hmm…There seems to be a melted carburetor in my inbox.  Good old ma.

(I had no idea how to spell carburetor.  Just trial and error until I didn’t get the red underline)

Bad-Ass Orgasm

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by applecorecomics

Thirty years of wandering in the desert, and my work was finally about to pay off.  Not only were the people of the town grateful, but they had offered me the chance to become their king.  I reluctantly accepted.  Was it wrong of me?  Well…yes, absolutely it was completely wrong.  I mean, it’s not like I had actually done anything remotely close to deserving that.  But I was in a greedy mood. Little did  they know, that immediately after becoming king of the town, they would all become enslaved to the neighboring city.  I got a moped out of the deal.  It really isn’t as bad as it sounds.  Well I guess it is, but considering all the drugs I had taken a few hours prior I’m just glad I didn’t rape anybody.

Excerpt, Ch. 46: Gold and Blue and Gay