Wednesday — August 5th, 2009

Blog: August 5

Blog: August 5

UJ Guest Comics

Over the years I’ve done exactly 4 guest comics for friend-of-the-comic cartoonist David Wilborn’s Urban Jungle.

David and I started our webcomics at roughly the same time, and I’ve been super pleased to help him out with a guest comic the few-plus-one times I’ve done it. Especially since he’s a real cartoonist with a real comic, and I am/have neither of those things.

My four guest comics:

I was comicking — I swear — but then I didn’t like how the comic was turning out, so I ditched it. But by then I had no time to start over on a new one. So no comic. I’ve been stripped of my title of Comic King after all my fruitless comicking.

Turns out there’s no comic today, sorry about that. However, since we’re all still looking at my stale 80s Juicy Fruit reference, I sought out a video of the commercial in question. Here’s a pretty good presentation of it:

Blog: August 5

The first comic of Reject Week 2009! is here.

This one was kind-of a pocket veto. I’m sure that when I created it I thought I would use it. But then it sat in my backlog (I used to have a backlog!) for months, unscheduled, unposted. Unloved. I noticed that even when I burned through my backlog and braced for having to work week-to-week, I eschewed this one. Pretended it wasn’t there.

And now, one week away from being a year old, it gets posted as a rejected comic. Somewhat ironically, but also earnestly as filler.

Come back tomorrow for one more, posted to this blog instead of the comic slot above it.