I present to you, the Final Entry!
Squeaking in at the last second is this entry by Don Koch of the goody stick figure comic Kaitou. Don decided to take the sound effect in a completely different direction– instead of weird things happening to Zorphie (like his costume being inflated), the squirrel manager expands into one GIGANTIC varmint! FOOOP! That’ll scare Zorphie into cooperating, methinks!
For funny musings by a stick figure, a disgruntled blog, a Sprite Stick-Figure Cat Girl (yes, indeed) and their odd conglomerate of friends, head over to Kaitou!
Ready to VOTE? It begins next Friday!
Keep an eye on this blog section NEXT Friday 12/13 to start voting on the Z&F Fanart Challenge entrants! Who will reign supreme and take over that coveted ad space?
Dec. 14th: Winter Festival Appearance! My Final 2013 Show!
Longtime reader and aspiring cartoonist himself, Rainey accepted the challenge… and showed it who’s boss by sendign me THREE entries! I figured it would be fun to make an animated GIF for you all, to showcase all 3 entries! In case you can’t read the text, the transcript is below:
Entry 1: “BRRR! Whose idea was is to put air conditioners in these suits?”
My air conditioner units need to make more of a FOOOP noise when turned on!
Entry 2: “Due to the revealing (in more ways than one) nature of this ending, I can’t show a picture. Lets just say the button was a self-destruct switch, and Zorphbert screamed “AHHHH, I’m naked!”
I got a good chuckle out of this, because Rainey is sort of poking fun at the fact that I NEVER show Z&F out of their costumes!
Entry 3: “I had that button booby trapped with 1000 volts. Was that a shock to you”?
OOOooooOoohhhhh pun-tastic! And yes, “FOOOOP” is totally the sound of an electrocuted squirrel-alien.
Thanks so much for your entries Rainey! Guys, swing by Rainey’s Tumblr page to read his comic “Reaper’s Legacy”, which is the funny, clever story of training the next Grim Reaper! I mean, the first one needs to retire already, no?
Better HURRY! LAST WEEK to submit entries!
Trying to get a few more in before I/we vote in December! Don’t have a lot to vote on this season– maybe I picked a comic that was too hard to finish? Please swing by the Fanart Challenge Page for the full rules and email your entry to DAWN AT ZFCOMICS DOT COM!
I’ve been apart of long-running shows before, but we’re talking maybe 2 decades. The Sci-Fi & Fantasy show PhilCon is celebrating it’s 77th year in the Philly area! Another first for me, a full-fledged SCIENCE FICTION show! Z&F are aliens, they should fit right in, no? Come on out to say hi, browse the 3 Z&F volumes, get a T-shirt or figurine before they’re all gone, pick up some fun geeky prints, or even purchase a commission as a holiday gift!
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
2349 W. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Book online or call: 1 877 2 CROWNE (1 877 227 6963)
Dates & Times:
- Friday 11/8 – 4pm-9pm
- Saturday 11/9 – 10am-6pm
- Sunday 11/10 – 10am-5pm
- Principal Speaker will be award-winning and bestselling author Allen Steele! Allen is the author of such best-selling books as “Apollo’s Outcasts”, the “Coyote” series, and his “Rude Astronaut” series.
- Artist Guest-of-Honor is award-winning artist and comics illustrator Charles Vess! Charles is well-known for his collaborations with writers such as Charles de Lint, Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, and of course Neil Gaiman, with whom he shared the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story for “Sandman #19: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (the only comic to ever win a WFA).
- Started in 1936, PHILCON features cutting-edge programming about SF and fantastic literature, art, television, film, anime, comics, science, gaming, costuming and cosplay, music, and other topics of interest to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
- Memberships for Philcon 2013 are now available for purchase on our website: http://www.philcon.org/.
This is a first for me. And just in general, really. A local art gallery is celebrating comics, cartoonists, illustrators and sequential art with a very special “First Friday” gallery show! For those not in the “know”, First Friday is a long tradition in the fine art communities, where on the first friday of the month, art galleries open their door at free admission and celebrate the arts…. usually accompanies by wine & appetizers.
When: November 1st, 6pm-9pm
Where: “Art Space” Gallery
25 S. Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA 19050
- JAMES LINCKE – Illustrator, Cartoonist and Filmmaker
- artists from Locust Moon Comics, Andrew Carl, Dave Proch, Chris Stevens & Rob Woods
If you’re in the Philly area and looking for something fun and cheap (*ahem* FREE) to do, why not head to downtown Lansdowne, right by Baltimore Pike, and support local artists!
The biggest comic con on the east coast is almost here!
And I’ll be there to take in all the insanity of 120,000+ in geek masses! Byron Wilkins (of 1977) and I, representing the Webcomic Alliance, decided if we’re gonna go to this show… GO BIG! And what’s bigger than being neighbors with MARVEL? Take a peek at the floorplan here to the right, and “marvel” (*groannn*) at our placement! The worry is no longer not being where the crowds are, but TOO MUCH crowds!
I am SO excited for this weekend, but also a bit stressed! Byron, that crazy old fart, is making as 12+ hour drive from Chicago to Philly on Wednesday, crashing with me, and then we head out to NYC on Thursday! As we have for the past 3 years, we are renting an apartment near the Javits Center (highly recommended way to save on accommodations in NYC, btw!), along with friends Marc LaPierre (SuperFogeys) and Tyler James (ComixTribe). NYCC has the potential to be a very successful con financially, but the new connections & friends I’ll make combined with seeing old friends/fellow creators and spending time with them after the show (Drink & Draw events, helllloooo?!)… that’s what makes all this stress worth it!
WHERE we’ll be: Javist Center, 655 West 34th Street.
Small Press Section on the Main Show Floor, Booth #1367. Across from MARVEL.
WHEN we’ll be there: Oct 10-13th 2013! Thursday through Sunday! The times are listed below:
- Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Only open to Press, Professionals, VIPS and Fans that purchase a 4-Day Ticket or Thursday Ticket.
- Friday, October 11, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
HOW to get in & survive the show: Unfortunately, if you don’t already have a ticket, the show is sold out. If you’re desperate, maybe craigslist, ebay or stubhub would be of help. This is the type of show you plan WAY ahead for! But if you DO have a ticket, be prepared for the crowds and chaos by checking out THIS page! Some great tips!
WHY you should go: Do I really have to answer that?
Okay, okay, for this! Premiering at NYCC– my NEW Ghostbusters/Ecto Cooler print!!!
(plus, you know, for the most panels, costumes, comics, celebs, movie previews and MORE at an east coast comic con!!!)