If you missed my post earlier this week, I’ve been sick the last few days and decided to give myself a bit of a break and rest up. Apparently, my brother got a bit anxious about the lengthy delay in our comics publishing schedule and decided to take matters into his own hands.
Anyway, it looked like fun. So, I decided to turn the tables and appropriate/steal some of Robert’s lines from past strips to build the haiku for today’s comic. Line one comes from the end of The Dare II, line two comes from Zombie Dating Guide and line three comes from Haiku One.
I’m feeling much better now, guys. Thanks for your patience. More comics on the way!
-phone ring- “ACHOO!! Hello?”
Bob: Damn, Nathan you sound like crap. When are you getting the next comic up?
Nathan: You’re right, I do feel like crap, thanks for asking. No, no, don’t worry if I’m dying, just worry about the next comic.
Bob: Are you dying? Cause if not, when’s the next comic?
Nathan: Go away. I feel like crap, can’t breathe through the stuffiness, my head feels like it’s about to explode, and I ran out of Nyquil.
Bob: So, the comic is coming out tomorrow then?
Bob: Hello? Nathan?
So yeah, Nathan still isn’t feeling good, so of course during my drunken binge on St. Patrick’s Day, I came up with a great idea. I’d do the comic. Sure, we all know I can’t draw, but damn it, I can plagiarize his work, so that’s what I did. All of today’s panels come from previous comics that Nathan drew. The first panel is from Fresh Bait – panel 2, the second panel is from Party Games – panel 2, while the final panel is from AB Negative – panel 3. However, the haiku itself is completely new. So I hope you enjoy this little foray into blatantly stealing from my brother, but this wouldn’t be necessary if he would just suck it up. So will there be an actual new comic tomorrow or this weekend? Not sure, but I’ll make sure to call him again :)
Last night, I posted some exciting news and photos to the Haiku Comics Facebook Page. It really means a lot to Bob and I when you guys recommend Haiku Comics to your friends, so we are trying to find ways to reward those of you who have been so kind as to fan us on Facebook and share links to us on your Facebook homepage. It really helps us when you spread the word about the comic — getting people to just take a minute to even look at the site is really the hardest part of building an audience for Haiku Comics. Every little bit helps.
So, please, go take a look at the pictures! And, while you’re there, Bob and I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to fan Haiku Comics on Facebook and share us with your friends. Thanks everyone!
So what the hell is going on with the above banner? Well, if you will recall a few weeks ago we ran a poll asking for our readers favorite comics. The reason for this was that we were trying to decide which comics to submit to the Cartoon Art Museum for an upcoming display on web comics. Silly museum, they actually liked our submissions and made them a part of their virtual gallery. BWAHAHAHAHA, the infection continues to spread.
Seriously though, it is a very cool thing to have your work accepted as a part of any display. Granted, we are one of about a hundred artists (never thought I’d use that word in the first person) who have comics on display, but it is still cool none-the-less. So, if you happen to be in San Francisco, stop by the Cartoon Art Museum between now and December and see if you can’t catch a glimpse of us. The entrance fee is cheap ($6 US) and they have a lot of very interesting displays.
So due to some unfounded overconfidence, Nathan and I will be going to the Alternative Press Expo (APE) being held in San Francisco on October 17th and 18th. The APE convention is “One of the country’s most popular and vibrant alternative comics shows”. No really, it’s right there on their website. So, if you are interested in seeing the “talent” behind the comics, feel free to come out and introduce yourself. We are working on having an item or two for sale while we are there, but no promises at this time. Oh yeah, I should probably post this as well APE Comic Convention just in case anyone wants to go check out their site.
Another item of note that I wanted to pass along is that one of our loyal readers J/Metro got Haiku Comics a small blurb in the magazine Rue Morgue. Granted, it is just a small paragraph in their Roadkill section, but it is our first “mainstream” mention of the site that I am aware of. So go check out J/Metro’s and Rue Morgue’s websites in appreciation of their appreciation of our site. (Yeah, I have a hard time reading that sentence also.)
To mark the occasion of our sixty-ninth comic strip, Bob and I decided to take a look at what might have happened if things had turned out a little differently and our roles on Haiku Comics had somehow been reversed. What if, by some terrible twist of fate, I had ended up as the writer of the strip and Bob the artist? The results of that grim imagining can be seen here.
OK, no, I am not drawing anything, so you are safe from that horror. However the comics for the 25th and the 27th have had a slight role reversal. Instead of Nathan creating the drawings from my haikus, I created the haikus based on his drawings. It was definately an interesting switch from my perspective trying to create a story that went with the drawing instead of the other way around. I personally really like how they turned out, but of course it is up to you dear readers to decide that for yourself.