November 30th, 2015

For those just tuning in to the story: Harley's brother Thomas, first shown in a long-ago Billy series, is visiting Billy and the gang and witnessing Billy's weird behaviors.

I tried to emulate pirate-speak in this one as best as I could, with Billy saying things like "I be bearing" and "meself." It's not perfect, but it was fun to write! Also, I think Billy's line in the last panel is funny.

November 28th, 2015

For those just tuning in to the story: Harley's brother, Thomas, who first appeared in the very first Billy the Pop storyline, is back for a visit to the Billy household.

To me, Thomas represents how a normal person would react to Billy and his antics. Harley lives with Billy, so he's pretty much used to Billy and doesn't find him so weird as he does annoying. Thomas, on the other hand, doesn't see Billy often and is certainly not used to him. Thomas' reactions are basically what I think would happen if someone from the real world stumbled into the strip.

November 26th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! You know what I'm thankful for? I'm thankful for you guys. You all are the reason I draw all these strips all the time. Let's keep the Pop Culture growing!

This strip reintroduces Thomas, who is Harley's brother. He was introduced in this very mediocre Billy the Pop story that I made towards the very start of the blog. It was actually the first Billy story I ever made, which explains its less-than-satisfactory writing, but I thought I would bring back Thomas just to show that he wasn't just a one-time character.

November 24th, 2015

 Everyone has their own version of a good time. I'm fairly certain that this is the first-ever Billy to feature no written words! So that's pretty neat.

This strip was drawn up in Maine. I think I was subconsciously incorporating Maine vegetation into this one, as there are a fair amount of conifers in the second and seventh panels. I really do love it up there.

I think the colors ended up nicely in this one. I tried to use a limited number of colors per panel, in order to save time and also to stretch my creativity.

November 22nd, 2015

I like this one. The whole "did it even happen" things was just a thought I had and I think it fits well into the strip.

November 20th, 2015

This is the first poem I came up with when I tried to come up with a limerick on the spot. That probably says something about me.

This strip is sort of a continuation of a few older Billy strips I drew way back, towards the first days of the blog. Here they are, if you want to see them:

November 18th, 2015

Hey everyone! Today is a very important day for me, because 30 years ago today the very first Calvin and Hobbes strip came out! As some of you may know, Calvin and Hobbes is a huge inspiration to me and everything I do, so I'd just like to take this time to thank Mr. Bill Watterson, the cartoonist behind it, for everything he made and everything he made us feel. Without him, the world would not have known one of the best comic strips ever made, and I would certainly not be interested comics the way I am. So thank you, Bill.

November 16th, 2015

Pardon me for talking about excrement so much in a comic strip, but it worked for the joke.

November 14th, 2015

Usually when I draw these kinds of strips, they're based on some thought I was having that day and just converted into Billy format. I must have been thinking about evolution the day I drew this.

Jeez, that's a lot of lines in the second panel. . .

November 11th, 2015

I'm fully aware that they do call them trash bins in some places, but I had no other joke ideas at the time. This one isn't very good, sorry.

November 9th, 2015

This one is based off of a certain someone (he knows who he is) that is always dropping obnoxious puns. This is my retaliation.

November 7th, 2015

I always listen to music while I draw Billys. For the record, I know next to nothing about music theory, but I've heard of chord progression, modes, etc. I like this one, personally.

November 3rd, 2015

For most of my strips, I always try to fill in the backgrounds with furniture and other household items, just so the backgrounds don't look so empty. But sometimes I'll decide not to put anything in the background, and it turns out looking more pleasing visually. It's actually nicer to look at something that's less cluttered and claustrophobic  But it still looks empty to me, so I add shading anyway, but I try to remember not to overdo things more now.

November 1st, 2015

Harley sure lives a hard life. It was fun to write all those "I'm bored"s.

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