March 30th, 2015

This speculation just occurred to me one time. I have no clue what my problem is.

March 28th, 2015

I really like this strip, not just because I think it looks good but because I had a lot of fun drawing it. It was awesome drawing the biggest mess I could think of. It's also a one-panel strip, which I think I've only done about twice before, but I think I should make them more often because they're fun to create.

Also, have a great spring break, everybody! 

March 26th, 2015

I guess I was feeling artistic that day, so I did a lot of hatching on that blanket in the second panel. I am no fan of colds either, but luckily I don't have someone like Billy making all kinds of onomatopoeia in my house.
Next time: What Billy did!

March 24th, 2015

It's occasionally true that the journey is more important than the destination, but to be honest, the journey is usually never all it's cut out to be.
Does anyone else wonder how that angle in the third panel is possible? Did someone cut out the entire left wall of the car?

March 22nd, 2015

I looked it up, and "nitrous" is the only word that rhymes with "citrus." And even then it doesn't really rhyme that well. I'd criticize myself for being bad at jokes if not for the fact that the joke was supposed to be bad.

March 20th, 2015

I looked up whether this could actually happen or not, and it turns out it can! Life is weird.
Jeez, Billy's mouth is way too high on his face in that first panel (even for me). I probably should have redone that.

Ah, the first day of spring! At last, winter is over! Oddly, though, it's snowing where I am right now. Oh nature, why must thou be so cruel?

March 18th, 2015

This one has kind of a somber tone at the end, but I really like it because of all the ocean  landscapes. I love drawing the ocean and all of its inhabitants; they're probably my favorite thing to draw. All fish, rays and cephalopods are so elegant, and I really enjoy recreating their seaweed-covered landscapes. That fact at the beginning is true. Who knows? Maybe we will discover it all one day.

March 16th, 2015

Our story ends, and with a promise to return. I hoped you liked this one; it's probably my favorite series as of yet!

Smudge was a success! I sold lots of comics and cards, but mostly drawings. I spent the whole day at that table as your ideas poured in, so much so that I never even saw anyone else's stands! I'd like to thank anyone who stopped by my table. If you're one of them, and you're here right now, be sure to look around! If you see what you like, subscribing really helps!

March 14th, 2015

Oh my gosh! Traps? Tripwires? Trickery?! What just happened?!

Well, today's Smudge day! I'll be selling signed comics, T-shirts, cards, and you can even tell me what to draw for you, and I'll draw it! I hope to see some of y'all there!

Also, happy pi day. π

March 12th, 2015

Oooohh, cliffhangers! What will happen next? What is Pete plotting?!

I meant to say this in the last post, but I really like this one series because of the wording in the second and third strips in it. I like when Billy says words that you would probably never say in typical conversation, like "transpired" or "clandestiny," but Billy actually means them when he says them. I just find that funny. In my opinion, fancier words are always good for jokes.

Oh my god! Smudge Comics Expo is in TWO DAYS (TOMORROW if you receive this by email)! I'll be glad to see some of you there!

March 10th, 2015

We continue our storyline. Billy is still following Pete through the forest. Will his quest be an anti-climactic failure or a fast-paced, plot-twisting adventure? Only time will tell.
Smudge Comics Expo is in FOUR days (THREE if you get this strip by email)! Go go GO!

Yesterday was my first real spring-like day! I'm so happy winter's finally going to end; it's great to watch the bees darting in and out of crocuses, to see the stubs of daffodils peeking out of the soil, to listen to the birds' rhapsodies and recall the blooming warmth of springtimes past. . . I'm getting too excited. Hope you like the strip.

March 8th, 2015

For those just tuning in to the story: . . . Well, it's actually not that hard to understand as of yet. Just read it.

The Smudge Expo is in eight days (seven if you receive this by email)! Try to come! 

March 6th, 2015

This strip starts another grand Billy the Pop story! I wonder what shall commence next.

March 4th, 2015

I find this strip a lot like Calvin and Hobbes, in that a lot of Bill Watterson's strips were totally silent. I decided to give it a try here.

Everyone! The Smudge Comic Arts Expo is coming up! And I'll be one of the exhibitors! I'll be selling a whole bunch of Billy-related merch, including T-shirts, buttons and signed comics, as well as other, non-Billy-related things. I'll also sell drawings suggested by you! Plus, there'll be loads of awesome other cartoonists there for you to explore! It starts in ten days (nine if you receive this by email)! So if you can, be sure to put it on your schedule! Here's the website for you to check out:

On this note, I really want to thank Carolyn Raich for all she's done for the strip. She was the first to set me up with Smudge, among so many other supportive things. Thank you!

March 2nd, 2015

I heard one time that skill is being good at something useful, but talent is being good at something worthless in real life. I don't quite agree, but that was the basis for this strip.

Next Comic, Last Comic and Home links are up here!

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