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What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name? published on 6 Comments on What’s In a Name?

Weekly Soup readers we’ve got some exciting news. In the coming weeks Jim and I will be debuting an entirely new project.

I don’t want to say too much at this point, but it’s an adventure comic presented in the classic style of Milton Caniff‘s adventure strips. The new project will run on Mondays–so hopefully when you roll into work we can help you start your week off right.  By “right” I mean sticking it to the man and showing them that you’re not some worker drone, you’re a human being and that means reading comics whenever the fuck you want!  The story is already penned, revised, completed–so once we get a comfortable backlog of weekly strips produced we’ll begin releasing them. I’m lucky enough to have seen the first week’s strip already, and I have to tell you, Jim is extraordinarily gifted.

I think we’re all in for a treat.

All that said, have no fear Thursdays will still be reserved for the tomfoolery that you’ve come to expect here at Unicorn Soup. As always, we’ll alternate between what have become our three staples–the parenting and baby humor that my wife loves, the video game humor that she tolerates, and the masturbation jokes that she hates. The poor woman woman, the poor lovely, exceptional woman.





Alas, poor Mr. Snuglumpkins. I knew him, Dinglebottom…

RE: the new strip… Steve Canyon style, woo! How’s that for an obscure reference? Caniff was from Ohio, which I’m obligated to point out since I live there. Ohioans take great pride in their native sons and daughters, though they still take a back seat to Nascar and football.

And because it’s you guys, it’s guaranteed to be excellent. We need more webcomics that A) don’t suck and B) aren’t in a pseudo-manga style and/or about furries. Can’t wait.

I wouldn’t dare to compare what I’m drawing to the work of Caniff, who is one of my heroes. Jack can make that comparison, but bear in mind that he has no art education. 🙂 While my work could certainly be labelled as “influenced by Caniff,” describing it as “In the style of Caniff” is more than a bit presumptuous and possibly false advertising. Jack is just really excited about this new project.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of my work, and the look of this new story, but I’m certainly not working anywhere near Caniff’s level. I am stealing everything I can from him, though (and from Noel Sickles, another Ohioan, and Caniff’s best bud). As they say, “Fake it until you make it.”

When I wrote, “in the style of Caniff” I really meant in the serialized publication style.

Though, Jim is right in noting my lack of art education–I do know what I like, and I like my man Jim’s work! I can promise that the art style will be classic and unadulterated Pezzetti! Can there be anything better? Rhetorical, the answer is “no.”

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