the goldenrod snit- the end!

Thanks you for reading along in this silly experiment in comics storytelling! 

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Tomorrow: the story of this comic, the Snit explained, and comments answered.

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snit, page 7

And the plot, such as it is, is resolved.  That’s the thing about the eight page mini as a story form– you have to get in and get out.

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Comments speed up the arrival of the dramatic denouement!

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snit, page 6

Uh, oh.  It’s the boss!

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The finale unfolds this evening …

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snit- page 5

Good morning!  Would you like a bit more Snit?

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snit, page 4

The follow through to the shocking events of page 3!

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(Snit related comments will be addressed after the comic has been posted in its entirety.)

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snit, page 3

Here he is!

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Wonder when I wrote this?

(Comments get more pages!)

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snit page 2

And so it begins.

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read my brand new minicomic- starting *now*

Here’s my brand new minicomic, presented page by page as the evening progresses.  Not a scanned version, but the actual print comic– just like you were reading it yourself! So, without further ado, the story (nay, the legend) of The Goldenrod Snit.

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(Comments get new pages faster …)

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armstrong day mixed grill

First, Happy Armstrong Day.  On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA became the first human beings to walk on the surface of another world.  Those of you who are too young to remember that day, and those (so many of you!) who were born in the 46 years that have passed since then: trust me; it was an amazing day. To a child of eight,  it seemed like the beginning of everything.  By the time I was grown up I would be living in the World of the Future, and it was going to be so cool.

Well, here it is.  We don’t have Mars yet, but we do have Pluto, and it’s pretty cool.  pluto-heart-thumbAnd we do have the Internet, even if I do have to borrow it.

That the other topic of the day. Our house internet is out. Service should be returning soon, but until then I’ll be blogging from my phone or via wireless, care of cafes, the public library, or generous friends. Expect brief posts and none of the big camera photos and site updates I was planning for the week. But hey, that’s life here in the World of the Future!

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home from space

No, not outer space– SPACE, as in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, that dandy convention put on annually in Columbus, Ohio by Bob Corby and a cast of dedicated workers. Bob outdid himself this year, coming up with a date and a venue at the last moment and still giving us a great weekend.

One of my goals this year was to take some good photographs of the great cartoonists who give us those small press comics we know and love.  Right here in my phone I found this shot of my friend and mentor Matt Feazell, creator of the Amazing Cynicalman and absolute master of the stick figure.

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Twenty five years ago this month, in July of 1988, Matt showed me the first minicomics I ever saw, and taught me how to make them.   As you see, we are both still at it.

Thank you, Matt.

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