So, I did a comic for today and I didn’t like it. So I’m doing a new one but it won’t be ready for a few days. In the meantime, here’s a panel from the one I didn’t like for you to see.
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Muffin gets some love from Jules Faulkner, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, Promises Promises! It’s a hilarious strip about exercise and eating right and other things I don’t like to do, although since I started yoga I can relate. Go read it! It’s great!
And thanks, Jules!
A few weeks back the folks at Atomic Moo, the blog and webcast for all things geek, interviewed me about the goings on here at Mission Control. So check it out for some behind-the-scenes insights into Ellie on Planet X, including a few spoilers. My part starts at about the 36 minute mark, but if you listen to the whole thing, just to warn you, there’s some swearing and other adult language thrown around. Not by me, of course. I would never do that. But if you listen closely you can hear me talk with my hands.
Just click the pic below!
One of the cool things about going to events like Kids Read Comics is all the great people you get to meet. My neighbor right across the street from my table was the incredible Joshua Buchanan. Check out his website for his comic The Rocket and tons of other great stuff!
Here’s a sketch of Ellie that he surprised me with. I think this is the brand new updated model for the 21st century. She’s looking pretty slick. Thanks Joshua!
Just a reminder that I’ll be at Kids Read Comics at the An Arbor District Library this Saturday and Sunday in Ann Arbor, MI. I’ll have some Ellie goods on sale, as well as a brand new little sketchbook full of all kinds of fun.
And, don’t forget, Ellie On Planet X is nominated for the Kids’ Comics Revolution 2013 Awards in the category of Favorite Webcomic! You can still vote (if you’re a kid), so head on over to the link and fill out a ballot.
To help celebrate the fourth anniversary of his comic Tales Of The Brothers Three, Joshua Hauke asked me to sit in for him this week! Go check out his amazing strip about, well, three brothers who have a bit of sibling rivalry going on while they’re out having some fun adventures. There’s monsters, dinosaurs, killer sweatpants, and even a mounted moose head that talks! As a bonus, there’s some fatherly advice from Joshua’s dad on the site as well. It’s a lot of fun and four years is enough time to get a pretty big archive going.
Congratulations on four years, Joshua!
Click the pic below to gaze upon the strip I did:
The Strang Institute is closed today for Memorial Day here in the U.S.A. – which is why there wasn’t a new installment from Ellie this morning. She’ll be back on Thursday this week. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a few things going on for Kids Read Comics, an upcoming comic event at the Ann Arbor District Library on June 22 and 23. I’ll be representing Mission Control there and will have a few things Ellie related to sell, like comics, buttons, and prints. Right now this will be the only place to get your Ellie swag (until the Institute gets an online gift shop set up).
First, here’s the bookmark I designed, featuring a new interpretation of this event in Ellie history:
Next, I’m putting together a little manga-sized sketchbook inspired by the cool sketchbooks that Chris Sanders does. Hopefully these will be ready on time as I’m still finishing it up. Here’s a spread of Ellie related stuff, but there’ll be a whole variety of fun things to look at inside.
Finally, I made up this fancy banner to hang behind the booth!
Lastly, don’t forget! You can still have your kids vote for Ellie On Planet X for Favorite Webcomic at the Kids’ Comics Revolution Awards! The winners will be announced after the Kids Read Comics event next month!
Thanks for reading and Ellie will be back on Thursday!