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.
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:
Also from 2009, “Christmas Banter” dares to include the word “Christmas” 6 times, so it must be great, right?
On a good day it’s cute, but it’s not my favorite. Also, in contrast with “After White Elephant”—which was published a week earlier—I was rather disappointed with the art I used on this one. I wanted a scene with a group of people sitting around talking, of which there should be plenty, but that night I couldn’t find anything else that fit what I needed, so I settled for this scene.
Yep. Insufferable commentary in which I complain about comics I made several years ago: a festive idea for the holiday season.