This comic was inspired by a conversation with my eight year-old. After I explained to him what a No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service sign means, he promptly asked, “What about pants?”
I’ve been on somewhat on a roll lately. This is another drawing that I started sketching last year but for some reason put it aside. Arthur Kill is a character from Gods vs. Monsters vs. NJ whose background I’ve haven’t fleshed out yet. I just know that he’s a psychotic cupid. (Whatever that means.) The first Arthur Kill drawing can be seen here.
I’m still working on my intro story to Gods vs. Monsters vs. NJ. I took a break from editing to sketch a picture that goes with the opening paragraph. This is the Jersey Devil hovering high above the afternoon sky as a massive fire is consuming his home. Still need to add some minor details.
I decided to turn Gods vs. Monsters vs NJ back into a series of illustrated short stories. It faster and easier for me to tell the story this way as opposed to a webcomic. I enjoyed making the first 15 pages of the webcomic, but I learned that my storytelling skills worked best with prose and pictures. Here is the first paragraph of the first draft:
When a mob boss sat down for a hearty breakfast cooked by his goomah, he was greeted by the unlikeliest of visitors. – Gods vs. Monsters vs. NJ
I’ve switched my desktop over to Xubuntu 12.04 and I’m loving it. It’s lightweight, fast, and very easy to configure. (Even though I do very little to configure my machine anyway.)
I was originally going to make a wallpaper (I still may), but decided a quick promotional piece for the next Xubuntu would be more fun. BTW, the next Xubuntu will be codenamed Roaring Ringtail, and the mascot for XFCE is a mouse.
Made in Inkscape, except for the background which was done in the Gimp.