I have often dreamt of doing this when it’s 95 degrees and you can’t escape it. Although the police officer asking me to leave is also part of the dream in a weird way. It’s been hot where I am but even hotter where I am going to be next week and for the rest of my life hopefully. I say that because I am never moving again! And no, I’m not going to hell. Not yet anyway….
So, I have been slacking on my comic a little lately. The reason is because I have sold my house and have been packing all of my family’s material possessions in a giant box to have shipped down to where my wife and kids currently are. I will be joining them on Saturday after two and a half months of not seeing them! So I am taking next week off from the comic so I can spend time with them and try to fit some drawing in when everyone is sleeping. I’ll try to post something, but I make no promises.
I have also been working on a couple commissions lately which have been taking a little longer than anticipated. But as soon as they’re done I will be posting them too hopefully.
Thanks for hanging in there and reading and I hope you enjoy my comic!
Seeing that freshly painted wall covered in green crayon, my heart instantly filled with anger, frustration and exhaustion. But after my son explained his masterpiece, that same heart melted like a lime popsicle on an August afternoon. He soon discovered that saying these heart felt things got him off the hook and our house quickly started to look like a New York city subway after a graffiti crew’s turf war.
We all have our vices. For some it’s drugs and alcohol. For me it’s statistics, cryptography, comics and….. oh yeah clove cigarettes.
No joke, I will stat myself exhausted if left to my own devices. I know enough now NEVER to looks up baseball statistics after an exhausting week during last season’s spring break. I actually did calculate the probable net runs for Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. But after 4 hours of pouring over an Excel spread sheet full of percentages I finally came up for air and decided they were going to have a crumby season anyway… Sometimes the law of following your gut is better than following the laws of statistics.
Don’t even get me started on when I spent an entire week cracking a Vingenere cypher.
The epic and climactic conclusion to my first EVER ongoing strip! I have so many more to post and get going now that I have found a format that I am comfortable working with. So stay tuned there are plenty more Sammy’s heading your way folks!
Ok, so I know I said I was going to be M.I.A. for the weekend and that it turned out to be for almost a full week. But when I came back into town and got back to work I was instantly up to my gills and well beyond treading water. So I apologize for those of you who have been staying tuned and have been enjoying my comics and to show you how much I appreciate you reading my work I have set up a Random Shorts page that I will be posting other art work not related to my Sammy’s story line. Take a look! I have two pieces of work up now!
Lastly, I have also started “tweeting” so if you happen to be on twitter, take a look for JasonDComics and follow along as I try to come up with witty banter at 140 characters or less. And as always you can also like my Facebook page and stay tuned that way as well.
Well, the halfway point has been met. I figured since I was going to be off the grid for the rest of the week I would post a double comic instead of making you wait through to Tuesday again. I hope you have enjoyed it thus far!
And the story continues. I think one of my favorite things about drawing this scene was the posters in the back. Why are the inspirational posters in offices so depressing? There is nothing worse than being schooled by your boss while there is a poster in the background making you feel worse about being a mediocre employee. I digress…
On a positive note, I’ve started a Twitter account so now you can follow all of the exploits of your favorite protagonist on his quest to balance life and work in 140 characters or less.