Archive for May, 2010
I’m getting married in two days. TWO DAYS! So many last minute things to do. Little things, mostly, but they add up.
And, starting Monday, we’ll be on our honeymoon. So, for the next week and a half, we’re going to have guest strips by some really talented webcomic creators. We’ll see Ed Contradictory through the eyes of Sergio Calvet, creator of SkyJack; Brian Crowley, creator of Hamster Rage; and Richard Basey from Pulp 21. Should be pretty exciting!
Today’s strip comes from the amazingly talented Sergio Calvet. You can view his blog here (also the home of his creation SkyJack)!
Sergio is a librarian/cartoonist and graphic designer who, aside from creating SkyJack, is a frequent contributor to Drew Edwards’ Halloween Man and Mike Murphy’s Nothing Ever Lasts (NEL).
SkyJack and the Forty Thieves tells the story of Lee Baxter, a frustrated police detective that creates an alternate persona to thwart the operations of the people he hates the most: the Forty Thieves and their endless cohort of crooked police officers and city hall officials.
Today’s strip comes from the mind of Brian Crowley, creator of Hamster Rage!
Brian graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2001.
Crowley’s freelance clients have included: Adelphia Cable, Marvel Comics, Kunoichi, Closer Magazine, Lerner Publishing Group, Image Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing, Hasbro, OnSite Network, Publications International among others. He has also worked on brands such as Cadillac, Chevy, Nokia, Coca-Cola, Wendy’s, Sonic, Heineken, Amstel Light, Cheerios, Lavalife, T.G.I. Friday’s, General Mills, Nascar, Walt Disney, Trojan, Bayer, Skyy Vodka, the 2008 Presidential Campaign and others.
Crowley currently lives and works in downtown Chicago.
Richard Basey, from Pulp21, made today’s strip!
At Pulp21, you can follow the self-described “artist, geek” through his creative process as he and his blogging partner Chet have the whip cracked on them by their editor, Casey.
Richard is the creator of Fightboy, Furnace, and others.
I really need to give another round of thanks to Sergio, Brian, and Richard for their help the last week and a half. Give them a big round of applause. (I don’t care if you’re sitting at your desk at work… DO IT.)
We’ll get back to the funny (relative term) on Monday, but I needed to get this one strip out first.
1. The sideways universe is a legitimate parallel universe created by Jughead going off. As each castaway is “awakened” in the sideways universe, they become who they had been before, just in a new context where they can reconnect and live together with the one they loved, happily ever after.
2. Smoke Locke was going to escape the island by moving his consciousness into sideways Locke. While operating, Jack is awakened, realizes what is happening, and must kill the Locke he is operating on. (Thanks, Lauren!)
3. HURLEY: You made a great Number 2.
BEN: Thanks, you were a great Number 1.
HURLEY: I mean, up until you killed me and took over the island.
4. Lapidus, in his walkie-talkie tossing mania, takes off before Sawyer and crew get to the plane. The plane soars into the air… and the backup bomb Widmore put in it goes off. Hurley later changes the rules and Sawyer and everyone else is able to leave the island another way.
5. In the sideways universe, Jack’s son ends up being the Man in Black. Jack can’t kill him. Ben does.