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You are almost certainly familiar with Gordon McAlpin (either through my numerous comics where he makes an appearance or because you came here from my Multiplex guest strip from last Thursday). Well, Gordon recently finished his first semester of grad school, and one of his final projects was to create a game. He chose to create a Multiplex card game, and he got several artists to pitch in and contribute art for some of the “movie” cards. As you can see above, I was one such artist.
The fictional movie that Gordon gave me to illustrate a still from was: “SNOWBOUND: When Henry and his workaholic dad are snowed in at an abandoned old hotel, they have to get through their differences and fend of a wacky pair of burglars.” Or, as Gordon paraphrased it: The Shining meets Home Alone.
You can see some more of the contributions over at Gordon’s Multiplex blog, “Deleted Scenes.” There’s some great stuff over there, including stills from fellow webcartoonists Wes Molebash and Angela Melick, so I encourage you to check it out.
The above is a recently commissioned piece of artwork for Peter Metzger, who asked me to draw him a tray of our finest meats and cheeses. Actually mailing it to him was an adventure in itself; first, I accidentally mailed him an empty envelope, then the next day remembered the commission, but forgot the envelope to mail it in. Third time’s the charm, as they say. Peter is now in possession of his drawing of a tray of our finest meats and cheeses, and all is well.
Are you interested in commissioning some artwork from me? Shoot me an email (Jackson at thesketchy dot com) and let me know what you’ve got in mind!
Check it out, it’s a sketch of James playing the guitar! There are more new sketches at the Sketch Comedy Facebook Page.
Because we are so sketchy.
Today, James offers us his unique critical perspective on Katy Perry.
It should surprise no one that James is a grammar Nazi. I’ve also got some announcements for you.
First of all, I will be discontinuing the Subscribers’ Edition in its current incarnation effective August 31st. My current subscription service provider takes a sizeable cut off the top, and doesn’t offer much in the way of archive organization, so I’m going to look into alternative ways of providing you with bonus content. The new SCSE will offer improved presentation and delivery at lower prices. And in the meantime, I continue to offer sweet (free!) bonuses at the Sketch Comedy Facebook page.
Second, you may have noticed a conspicuous absence of the Sketchy Activity Daily. More often than not, I found myself drawing the dailies on my lunch break at work, which cut into my prime time for drawing the actual comic strip. While it was an interesting undertaking, after three weeks, I found that it was too much work to keep up with. Much as I’d like to draw silly things for you every day, it’s not feasible at this point–so I continue looking for ways to make it work in the future.
We’ll be back to our usual Tuesday-Friday schedule next week. In the meantime, I’m going to see Captain America this weekend! I’m not planning to write a review of it, but if you want one, I would be glad to gratify your every whim. I’m not even kidding, your whims are awesome.
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