Sorry for the recent lack of George updates, but life's been busy! Most notably, with the addition of my new cat, Abby. I totally would have named her Badabing, but I adopted her from an animal shelter where her name, Abby, was already on record and everything...so I figured what the hey. Anyway, like most people who hated Myspace once upon a time, I have a Myspace page (I felt very dirty about it for the longest time) and if you feel so inclined, you can read my blog posts about Abby or add me as a friend or whatever. Like my flickr page, I'm mainly telling you about it so you can see that I am not being a total lazy bum, even when George updates get thin. If the cat ever dies, then you may all freely call me a complete and utter lazy bum.
February 12, 2007
My buddy Paul recently told me about an old cat named Mance Lipscomb, who was an old-school blues guitarist who came to "prominence" in the 60's and early 70's, though he never really got incredibly popular. Anyway, the moment I saw and heard him, I thought...you know, if this guy wore big black sunglasses, he would be exactly as I picture Chain-Link Jefferson would be in real life. Take a look at this video.
Anyway, we're starting off on a Chain-Link Jefferson storyline, so hang onto your worn, tattered hats and beat-up vintage acoustic guitars.
Posted by John Norton at 11:21 PM
February 7, 2007
Today's comic is another update of a comic I first did years ago...This particular example was made about six years ago, I believe, though it may have been a little longer...I can't remember if it was a high school or early college thing. ANYWAY, here it is:
TO THE DORKMOBILE!
Ugh. As far as I'm concerned, if that old comic was a movie, it would be unwatchable. It would be Showgirls, minus the attractive nude females. I'm so glad I'm not that bad anymore.
Posted by John Norton at 2:25 PM
February 5, 2007
...A spotlight on national television and tons of media attention!! Steal your friends' (or enemies') inventions, kids.
Anyway, I got my new furniture all set up, and my apartment (especially my bedroom) still has a ways to go before I am totally happy with it, but now I have more time for George updates. Expect a couple new comics a week until the next catastrophe.
Posted by John Norton at 1:00 PM
February 2, 2007
I have two comics ready and rarin' to go, but neither of them are an ending to the "The Paul Steals Dave's Invention and Goes on National Late-Night Television" storyline we've got going here, and I'd like to neatly wrap this one up before posting those other two. However, I'm having a hard time finishing the storyline because of 1) redecorating my apartment, and 2) my newfound, budding interest in photography.
I recently bought a Canon Powershot a540 for just $150 in-box on eBay and I am having a ball with it despite not really having much to take pictures of. A couple of friends of mine have been teaching me how to manually set the camera to take photos under different conditions without having to resort to the "auto" mode. Hey, I think it's a good hobby to have, and if it does cut into my George time, at least I'm still doing something productive.
I've even set up my own Flickr page so you can check out my "progress" (I use quotes because progress implies I am steadily improving my skill...which I am probably not) and so you can know that, even when George updates are thin, I am still doing something creative and not rotting in a puddle of my own drool wearing nothing but underwear and suspenders the whole weekend.
Posted by John Norton at 10:00 AM