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3 comments | Saturday, January 29, 2005

Well... i don't have a new comic yet... but i do have some new previews... so, since i don't want to get labeled a slacker by anyone (especially anybody who doesn't even HAVE a blog of his own), i figured i really ought to post something... anything!... so here it is... 2 pictures to give you an idea what the next new strip will be like...
Out of respect for the apparent resurrection of Ben, the art will reflect a more serious tone, and maybe even the story??? (probably not)... also, coming soon (probably within a week, week and a half), there will be a very short interlude story... it's already been drawn, just need to ink it...
Also, to save time, and cause frankly i think this style looks pretty cool, the new regular length strip will most likely be black and white, maybe bits of color here and there like the preview...
Anyway... big things to come, but there's only so much time in the day between school, sleeping, eating, cra.... reading comics, and kotor II....

So, until the next entry, please enjoy these visions from a future much like our own, but several weeks ahead....


1 comments | Saturday, January 08, 2005

(please note that this is no longer the David Letterman quote of the week... i've changed the format so that i can do any show i happen to be watching. also please note that this is in no way meant as an insult to Mr. Letterman, i still hold the highest respect for him as a late-night funnyman; merely trying to branch out)

Tonight's quote comes to us from "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"




I was watching a little bit of the Late Late Show with their new host Craig Ferguson (i've been a fan of Ferguson since his days on the Drew Carey Show (although that's pretty much all i've seen him in)). I wanted to see how the old Scot was holding up, and his guest on the evening of January 7th was none other than Jeremy "Coffee Now" Piven.




He's been in lots of stuff; i'm sure you've all seen him in something whether you know it or not... (John Cusack's old high school buddy in Grosse Pointe Blank; or for you people who only watch "stupid" comedies, he was Dean Pritchard aka Cheese in Old School (with will ferrell)) as well as hundreds of other shows (probably).

Anyway... he was on the show, talking about how he does a lot of stage work and always has... then he decided to tell this story about a time when he was performing Julius Caesar and his fellow actor, in the middle of a scene (in front of an audience) suddenly went pale, called him "vermin" (not in script) and exited the stage (not in script).

Jeremy Piven: ...and so I had to improvise the rest of the scene...
Craig Ferguson: Improvise Shakespeare?!
JP: Yeah, yeah... that's not right for anyone...
CF: No, I...
JP: It's actually impossible.
CF: Yeah!
JP: Yeah.
CF: It can't be done!
JP: It can't be done... it's like...
CF: But, what did you do?
JP: But I did it. (smiles smugly) Yes.
CF: What did you do?
JP: (fumbling for words) You all did see that Brutus hath... rendered his... vermin... and I hath... pf..p..rr.rr... his stupid mouth!!
CF: It's sheer poetry!!

4 comments | Thursday, January 06, 2005

Well... it's finally here... and just barely under a month...
And now, it has a title... two titles!! I liked both these submissions so much that i decided to go the rocky and bullwinkle route, and use both of them. and that means that we have two winners... they will both be receiving a prize... i'm not exactly sure what it will be, but here's what i'm thinking... and let me know if you'd rather it was something else; but i think i'll print all the strips out into one comic book and mail them to you... maybe i'll even make a cover for it, and throw in some other little goodies in the back...
So, anyway... that's pretty much it... i'll just get right down to it and post the dang strip...
So here it is....please enjoy what may be the last time anyone dies in a comic strip here at dan's life lessons (...or probably not... but who knows?)


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Big announcement: The new comic strip is completed... however, since it's nearly 1:00 am, and it takes forever to put those things up, i'm going to wait till tomorrow...
For now though, i would like to take this space to spotlight a friend's webpage... the friend is Steve... i went to high school with this person, also, our time at LCC overlapped a bit... also, when i was living in lansing, steve was my roommate/landlord... so, anyway... i was talking to him tonight, and he told me that he started up his own webpage.... it's kind of a blog but also with a bunch of photos... the photos part is a little boring... i don't mind saying so, because he suggests that they will be unless you're in the family.... (of course, i know pretty much everybody in the family, so, likely, i was mainly bored because of my stupid 56k modem that only connects at 28.8)... but, the blog part is very interesting... some funny stuff in there, and then some just plain weird stuff... and steve was doing weird stuff BEFORE it was cool... so he knows what he's doing...
Anyway... the website is www.whyshouldiknow.com -- you should check it out... i'll be adding it to the links list as well... later... the picture below is one of steve's senior pictures... note: when this picture was taken, he thought this was a perfectly natural pose...

anyway... that's all for now... keep an eye out for the new strip, also, within the strip, the winners of the "name-that-strip" contest will be announced... that's right i said winners.... more on this later....

please enjoy this shockingly innocent portrayal of a high school student:

1 comments | Monday, January 03, 2005

In order to celebrate this being a new year, i come to you with good tidings of great joy... the new strip is pencilled and inked!...
So, the annoying part is over, i can now safely move on to the hard part... the coloring... but, the coloring is fun, and i've already scanned all the artwork (annoying part, part 2), so it should only be a matter of days here...
Also, to wet your beaks: I will now be supplying you with an image out of my sketchbook of a character design for our newest guest star... this was one that i liked, but the details weren't quite worked out yet... i thought it would be a shame to just throw away... maybe this will get a little talk going about who our next guest will be, and what the future holds for him (muwahahah!)... i think it's pretty obvious who it is, but, hey, i knew who i was trying to draw...
anyway... i hope that this preview will be enough to satisfy you jackals until i get the new strip up... it's longer than the last couple, and one of the panels is waaaay more detailed than most of my panels ever are.... so... yeah... please enjoy a picture that is not of a father murdering his child (funny though that may be)