Category Archives: Random Shorts

Comic strips that just don’t fit in anywhere else.

Recognized Space

So, I finally took the plunge. I finally started a site of my own in all seriousness to try my own web comic/independent book publishing/comic book blog/art blog/merchandise store… that was a mouthful. It almost sounds like this site is going to have ADHD. Well, to be honest I do… at least in a creative sense. This site will allow me to do the many things I have been doing for years as well as allow me to do what I have wanted to do for years all at the whim of my creative interest.

Last year I started a web comics called “Ten Cent Sammy’s”. It wasn’t anything great but it did teach me a lot about how sequential art and planning a comic page works. I tried to do one comic a week and I think I lasted about two months before it fell prey to life in general. Upon it’s hiatus, I had another child, became increasingly busy at my 9 to 5, decided to relocate my family 840 miles away and well, studied up on how to start a small business. Some people would say why not wait until you are settled? But I am not one of those people who can wait. It’s not that I am impatient (even though I am), it’s more of if I don’t just jump right in, then I will eventually talk myself out of it. So I say now is the perfect time.

I have plenty of projects lined up for this year and hopefully I get a chance to get through a quarter of them. One thing I am definitely going to practice this year with my art work is taking it slow and making it look good even if I have to redraw it five or six times. It has to be the very best that I can do or else it will be no good. Right now I am converting a few short stories I have written over the past few years into scripts. I also have a few short stories from some of my favorite authors in mind that I have been meaning to tackle for a few years as well. Once I start getting some artwork I am happy with, I will start posting it. I am also hoping that once it’s all done to be able to put it together to sell. I am not sure in which format or style yet but I will, trust me.

Another thing I am looking forward to doing but further down the line is to design and sell some t-shirts. I know it is kind of the “in” thing to do now especially within the web comic scene, but I have always wanted to open my own t-shirt business but knew I wouldn’t be able to survive with just t-shirts alone. I needed something else. Something that would tie it all together in a way where the shirts were unique to what I was trying to do and for those of you who are amazing enough to buy one, would be able to wear something unique that hopefully furthers your reading experience.

Now, I say all of this but the truth is I only have a small script an a handful of short stories at the time of this entry. But in order to be able to start working towards certain goals and get a handle of basically living online as well as how wordpress works I had to start early. I do plan on trying to make the majority of my income by selling things I myself make but in the meantime, since I have nothing, I have set up an Amazon Store. From what I know right now I think I can dictate what is in this store. So instead of begging and stealing for donations, I figured I would still work for your hard earned money by writing recommendations and posting the item in the store. I figured a recommendation would be better than a review since everyone write reviews but rarely do you find a good recommendation.

To fill in the gaps, I figured I would write an article every once in a while and maybe post some pictures I have been working on here and there. I was thinking about posting my best pages of “ten Cent Sammy’s” as well as a couple of other items I feel went well.

Please keep stopping in and if you think you may like an item I discuss here, please show your support by purchasing it through my store. I do truly appreciate your time and I will do my best to get some work done and posted. Stay tuned!!

Starting Something New

Starting something new can be a funny process. Typically I plan and try to figure things out but sometimes jumping in is the only way to do it. One of the things I hope to achieve with this blog is a place to post my web comics, as well as a place to talk about comics and cartoons and everything else in general. Sure this blog will be focused on comics, cartoons and my drawings and stories. But there is nothing saying I can’t comment on the local graffiti scene or some pop art that has caught my eye. Right?

More over, I want a place to call my own. A little slice of the internet where I can be myself and speak my mind. Not only that, but a place where I can showcase my latest creations! I have so many ideas it’s ridiculous. I am also moving my family 840 miles in the course of 3 months as well as selling and buying a new home. So the amount of drawing will be minimum for a little while until life settles down and I have ten minutes to sketch a thumbnail. In the meantime I would love to share my thoughts on comics that are currently being published and cartoons that are currently being made.
All in all, this is all for me. A place for myself. But I am happy to be accommodating to anyone who chooses to stop by and look/read my posts. I hope you enjoy your time here half as much as I am putting this whole thing together.

Jason Douglas