A wee pony update! Fat lil’ guy. Click click!
Practice comics! I write out little scenes like this just to work on dialogue. It’s fun! Just the teens, talkin’. Click on the panel!
John’s best story yet, but I think every story is his best yet. Bad Machinery by John Allison is the best comic on this internet, in my opinion, which is why I will never stop linking to it. I want this comic to make him a famous millionaire because it is that good.
If you’re unfamiliar, Bad Machinery focuses on the adventures of a group of lively British kids, three boys and three girls, and the art, character development, pacing, humor, and personality is top notch. At the moment this current story is wrapping up and I am super anticipating how it will turn out, so the link I’ve given you here is the start of the story. I want you to catch up and be as into it as I am right now.
My favorite comic, unequivocally.
Have you read this beautiful comic, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff? It’s online and it’s FREEEEE
Happy Mother’s Day!
I often portray my mom as a timid lady, because she is so loving and sweet. But she’s tough too, she tried very hard to give us every opportunity in a small place, without much. My mother is the one who has believed in my abilities the longest, and the fiercest, and for that I owe her everything.
In this particular exchange, she also showed me that people’s talent may not always be what it appears to be to others, and that we all may have a greatness in us that not everyone can see.
Remember to call your mother today. She loves you.
Barnacle Press is home to a fantastic array of old comics, some beautiful, some strange, some bizarre, some with.. uhhh.. old fashioned and unfortunate ways of thinking, and more!
This includes one of my favorites, shown here, the strip Buster Brown, featuring wide-eyed troublemaking Buster, his dog Tige, his extremely fashionable mother and her friends, and maybe an old auntie or two.
Last year I read this article in the New York Times and it never left me, but it’s only one of many. Every time I come home there are new mansions. We will all feel differently about them. Themes of Cape Breton, home, culture and rural decline will happen in my comics again and again, that much we do know.
I am super enjoying the latest Bad Machinery, just like I enjoy all the Bad Machinery stories. But EVEN MORE
This latest story starts HERE
My mother gave the family a copy of this comic a while ago, and so I’ve restored it to where it was. I wrote it in a moment of grief and took it down almost as soon as it went up, it is a comic that is very much in the moment of something. My greatest affection and respect to the Beatons, they are good people, the very best. A tribute would be the word I’d like to use for them and their son, here.