Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My store is open!

The amazing Rex - in addition to giving the site a kick-ass make-over - has set up a store with akimbo comics merchandise. Stop by and check it out!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What the fuck's up with the updates, man?

I'm not as awesome as I thought -- I'm working on it --

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thrice a week!

I don't know why I didn't think of this before but I recently had the brilliant idea to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday update schedule with eat shit on Monday, a short story on Wednesday, and an on-going comic on Friday. So look for a new Curious Urgency this Friday.
(How do I do three comics simultaneously? -- I'm that good (we'll see)).

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I've been a die-hard manga hater since I was a kid and was traumatized by the anime Unico --but I was recently clicking around looking for a new graphic novel to read and was at a loss. It seems I've read every western graphic novel worth reading. While searching a came across Akira again. I was coerced into watching the movie in cartoon-college and couldn't get through it - anime is unwatchable to me. I was aware of how great it was supposed to be ( and had always liked the cover and even chose Akimbo as a title for my own comics because it could be made to look kinda like Akira ) but had a heretofore insurmountable prejudice to all things manga. While re-reading the accolades and copious praise and with other options seemingly at nil I checked it out. Immediately I was impressed with the storytelling and the techniques used to convey the speed and excitement of the motorcycles racing down a deserted highway at night. It was pretty tight. The story seemed a little cliche -- the overbearing bad guy and legions of flunkies -- but the storytelling was really superb. I ate through all 360 pages of volume one in one sitting.

Monday, March 10, 2008

monday update

The first row of the new Bob & Bob page is up. We'll see how this works out.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

new nin

I have to mention this: master of the internets Josh Sandoval informed me nine inch nails has a new intrumental album available on the web in rainbows-style and so I downloaded it yesterday. Kick-ass album and you get to stick it to the man, as Josh says.

New Format!

Josh Sandoval at work (who, were I to cast him in a movie of my life, would be played by Michael Cera) pointed out that the design of my website (which I loved) was confusing - especially to first-time visitors and casual browsers - and so - in the hope of reducing the percentage of visitors who only spend 0-30 seconds at my site from 75 to something less heartbreaking - I've decided to put eat shit and die on the main page from now on. Josh says that people looking for a webcomic would click on the old format and think "what the fuck is this?" and then click on. I don't want that. Also - the comics list on the right side is apparently unclear and so now I have links at the top to descriptions of the comics. Better? 75% and counting...

Friday, March 07, 2008

buffer-free zone

The new Bob & Bob page isn't even close to being ready. I used to have a buffer of about five to ten pages - done in advance - but when the site went down I lost my buffer. Now I'm working two jobs and time is tight - so it's seconds of shit this week. I'm thinking of updating a row at a time rather than a whole as-if-it-were-printed comics page and thereby be able to update Tues. Wed. Thur. and Fri. What do you think - is this a good idea or should I keep things how they are?

Monday, March 03, 2008

shit's early

Look how early this update is - I think I'm awesome. S-dubs at work today told me she didn't like stories about shitting - and this has inspired me -- 101 stories about shitting - a new project - because stories about shitting are my favorite stories. We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thanks Tyler

I have Tyler Vickery to thank for today's comic. He came up to me at work the other day and said, "Oh, I forgot to tell you a good story" and then related this story about wishes coming true. I started this bitch this morning and managed to get it done and update ontime. Not that anyone gives a shit. And I managed to fit in The Darjeeling Limited which was pretty stellar - although the short film at the beginning with a bare-ass Natalie Portman was the best part. That song - that hotel room - the contrasting warm and cool colors - it kicked ass. My favorite Wes Anderson film, however, remains Rushmore. The kid at the video-store said this was now his favorite but he stikes me as being a huge phoney.

Monday, February 25, 2008

probably the crack

Updated early ---
I think I'm going to do some really short shorties next and then try to finish out Bob & Bob.

pituitary gland

I first checked out Patti Smith's Horses when in love with the song Rock 'n Roll Nigger from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack (yeah)- which was far and away my favorite song on the album (and I don't care what anyone says that was a kick-ass movie with a kick-ass soundtrack). I wanted an entire album with that song's raw ferocity and was disappointed by what I thought was a comparatively tame offering. I didn't get how everyone described it as having all this "raw energy". Recently Juno reminded me of Smith and put her in a context which included Iggy and the Stooges - who I was ignorant of back in the day (a forgivable oversight) - and I decided to give Horses another listen. Thank you Juno. Smith kicks 100% of my ass and I can't imagine how I missed it the first time. Totally raw and naked and it gets into you and overwhelms. Fantastic.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

And the Oscar for "Best Smoking" goes to...

...Atonement. Longing-smoking, mansion-smoking, smoking-to-opera, hand-rolled smoking, war-time smoking - Atonement has it all. The best smoking I've seen all year - and a decent movie to boot.

Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm gonna count that

It's still Friday

late update

Apparently there's a meat-cutting emergency and they need me at work early - so I'll have to update post-work. I was close too - it's all inked.

Betty Doughnt

Looks like it's going to be a morning update --

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Will E. Maykitt?

I'm supposed to update with the last page of this chapter of Vivian Blank tonight by midnight. As of right now the page is half-way inked. I still have to finish inking, scan it in, add the blacks in photoshop and post it -- and I don't think my wife is cool with me spending the rest of the night away from her as we haven't seen eachother all day. It's doubtful - but it'd be cool if I could do it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Get back in the firey water!

Yay, a blog!
A place to talk about shit I think is cool.
Like the webcomic octopus pie
or this video
Check out the kid at the end -- he's like "Yeah, I made this shit, bitch"