Recommended (not mandatory) reading to refresh you on who everyone is in the booth and where Hereti-Corp was at when last we saw them...Another Year in the Life of a Villain.
Just a heads-up- That "Z" logo is new and more will be explained tomorrow.
Did I say "That "Z" logo is new and more will be explained tomorrow"? I meant "the day after tomorrow!" ;)
You know, for the life of me I can't remember if I ever established whether or not Lysinda Circle Vampires (i.e. Cirkail Mamajama Vampires, (i.e. Sam)) can be digitally photographed.
This is not an important reference at all but Mark and Chip have been working in fast food a long time!
Ref: What ever happened to Corsica #20? Now you know.
Just 'cause I didn't ref it yesterday: Ferret Wings!
it's the Corsica Files! Ref: Corsica #44 (initiating Operation Corsica #45)
The Corsica Files continue all long weekend long!
The Corsica Files continue all week long!
MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Due to an illness involving multiple trips to the emergency room and culminating in severe pneumonia, Sluggy Freelance went on hiatus for a week (which had only ever happened once before) followed by months of 3-comics-a-week just shy of being able to claim 15 years of daily content. Durn kids and their durn germs!
Leah (age 12) got home from school today and asked me if it'd be helpful of her to draw a picture of the cast as cats. :)
We're back! When we last left our heroes...
Currently any animated gif comics have not been
resized for the new archive due to it breaking the animation.
***Fifteen Years of Sluggy Freelance!***
Wow! Fifteen years and still going strong! I can hardly believe it, yet here we are! For the 5th anniversary I did a cool flash animated comic to welcome the return of Zoë as a regular member of the strip, back when Flash was new-ish! For the 10th anniversary I tried to put together a collective celebration of Sluggy Freelance (and in classic me-style never got the durn thing done).
So on this 15th anniversary I must admit Ive been stumped on what to do. No time for flash animations or to put together a collective celebration for you. And the tone of the recent strips sure arent Zoës Triumphant Return! More like Sasha, how could you?
So weve got the basic standard animated strip, but with color and heart. Thanks to my wife Rachel for coming up with the idea of having Kiki sing Fifty instead of Fifteen which made me think of how slipups get exaggerated and can totally burn your career in the Olympics and there you go.
Whereas accolades are nice, in the end Ive always let the comics quality speak for itself. It seems like it is the only thing in my business that I get right. So Im not going to go for fanfare* this year. Just the knowledge that here I am, a decade and a half from where Torg and the gang started, still standing proud, and still feeling very, very lucky to be doing this for a living, and feeling very grateful to you all for allowing me to do so, and still enjoying run-on sentences. Thanks to you all!
*And for the record, if I had time in my schedule I would TOTALLY go for fanfare!
Our 15th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Yes, I know in this world Torg and the gang dont have Twitter, they have Bleater. But I always think of these first-comic-parody comics as being commentary on our real-world internet. And how could I get Satan fired over just 12 characters (ala Bleater)? Wait, dont answer that.
Ref: 10th Anniversary Special Edition Comic | The First Comic.
I accidentally ran the Wednesday comic for this week on Tuesday! When I went to fix it, apparently removing an existing comic from a date causes a server error when you click on that date on the calendar. So I needed to run a placeholder. Plus Im a dummy.
Sorry for the extra short comic today! Actually the last row of the last comic was supposed to be part of this one but I didn’t like the way the ‘Sam’ joke got ‘broke’.
I probably shouldn't but... Gangnam Style!
I should note that today's comic is kinda the last 4 panels of yesterday's comic (or that this was the best place to break up the combined 24 panels into two strips!)
Sketch done for Intervention2012 Charity Auction [photo]
A Sketch done at Dragon*Con 2012! [scan]
Damn! Forgot Pang's extra arms in panel 2! Will fix soon!
Did I ever say how much I love writing for Sam?
Today's Halloween Art was created by my daughter Leah Abrams. What's wrong with me, making her draw something like that? Here's hoping I still have power (thanks Hurricane Sandy), and hoping you all have a happy Halloween!
NOTE: This gag almost made the cutting room floor but when I ran in to a sudden extreme case of WRITERS BLOCK it came to the rescue.
I'm giving thanks to my daughter Leah for this Thanksgiving Guest-Artist strip!
Since we're not sure if Torg is dead, having a premonition, or dreaming, who knows if these refs are pertinent? Or which ones to use? Anywho: Charlotte | Fate Spider | Bug | Fluffy | What happens when you type Fate Spider into the Sluggy Nifty Search.
This is actually a little less than half of today's planed comic. I tend to like to run more panels with action scenes as the time moves fast and breaking it up into 24 hour chunks doesn't do it justice, but there was no way I could get the whole thing done in time.
Leah got inspired after reading A Christmas Carol in school this year and then seeing the Disney Jim Carrey version of A Christmas Carol. She thought This isnt like the book! Its creepy! Theyre scaring Scrooge in to believing in whatever they want him to believe in! In this case, Christmas! (I am paraphrasing here) As with Thanksgiving, I had little influence over this one. Color me proud.
(if you laughed at this you should be ashamed of yourself -The Management)
Ref: We've seen Drake before, unnamed, (but I'm not sure if more than once before!) | Isabella: Yeah, I'll reference her soon.