Tuesday, May 31, 2005

And with that...

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
The month of May draws to a close.

31 strips. Some better than others. Some just this side of things you would find drawn on the walls of a house with a 2 year old in it. But all scanned and put up for public view.

This marks the second of my drawing goals I have completed. For me this is a big deal, as completing things I start is something of a rare happening.

Though this marks the end of the daily strips for the time being (break time!) I should have updates every few days. There are 14 or so strips from April, and I really would like to get my 24 hour comic put up at some point. And of course any new ideas that spring to mind.

Oh, and I'm working on a 6 page story for Stick Figure Anthology . I have the whole thing thumbnailed out, and the first 3 pages of script done. Hopefully I will finish the script and get started on some actual pencil work soon.

And then theres that drawing class. More on that tomorrow after I visit the friendly folks at TCC.

As always thanks for taking a look around Comic Viewer.


Edit-- So I totally misspelled CongraTulations. I rule. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Finally got someone at CompUSA to notice us.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Fun stuff.

Busy day tomorrow. I'm off to try to convice TCC that my "Horrid" semester at OU shouldn't really count, and that taking a drawing 1 class is in the best interest of everyone on the planet. Especially the 4 people that check out my daily drawings.

Here's to you.

Draw on!


Sunday, May 29, 2005

All this and only my pride was hurt.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
List of things to do today:

Rear end one of the people that lives in my apartment complex. Check!

Have lunch/dinner waited on by the skinniest man in food service. Check!

Stand around in CompUSA for 15 minutes trying to get someone's attention so I can buy a powerbook. Check!

Finish unpacking apartment nearly a month after getting all my stuff moved. Check!

Bring on tomorrow!


Saturday, May 28, 2005

Like an angry cloud.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
In my head this looked more like Zeus tossing thunderbolts down at his subject chained to a table.

Clearly more practice is in order.


Friday, May 27, 2005

And I hung some curtains!

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
I'm proud of today for 2 reasons.

1. Todays strip is actually a comic. There are multiple panels, and what could pass as a story in some circles.

2. I really did make some badassical food. The chili made up for the last 4 times I've tried to create something from those ingrediants.

4 strips to go.


Thursday, May 26, 2005

6:18 AM and the waking hours just keep coming.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
This will be the third night in a row I have seen the sun come up and Amber leave for work.



Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Cause seriously, that was nuts.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.

Oh man.

Bring on season 2.

Or at least the DVDs so I can watch them over and over again.

Crazy stuff.

Good TV.


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Like a great empty sea.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
One week to go.

In media news, News Radio finally came out on DVD. I used to watch two episodes every night when I worked at the TV station. Sometimes it was the highlight of my day.


Monday, May 23, 2005

The tacos there were nothing to bray about.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
What you can't see is that the burro is saying "It's got kick!". I should have drawn that so that my horrid lack of people drawing skills would have not come into play.

But it still beats HotHat and SpillCoffee of the last few days.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

Some experimentation.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
There are two experiments today.

1. I didn't use a border around the text again, trying to see what that looks like when scanned in. I'm not very happy with the effect, though it might be more my handwriting than anything.

2. I didn't draw a border around the comic, letting flickr/my_blog create the border instead. Again, not so much with the happy, but I think that has more to do with my crooked scanning than the look of the border. I may try again tomorrow.

Today's strip is just a hair above the HotHat of last week in terms of quality. I blame lack of sleep, though lack of drawing practice could also be the cause.


Saturday, May 21, 2005

Oh perspective, you cruel master you.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Tomorrow I'm meeting my Mom and Grandparents for lunch. At 10:30 am. In the morning. 30 minutes past the hour of 10 o'clock, being 10.5 hours after midnight, an hour and a half before noon. For Lunch.

Old people time is wacked.


Friday, May 20, 2005

20 down...

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
11 to go.

Today I drew a Hat. A Hot Hat. What the crap.

Hopefully the Drawing 1 class I plan to take this summer will prevent this from happening again.

A hot hat.



Crook? No, Crooked.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
This is actually yesterdays strip. I had it drawn by midnight, but not scanned in till just before 3am. So put yourself in yesterdays mood when you look at it.

And yeah, I still can't get stuff to either scan in right, or be drawn with a good looking box. Take your pick of flaws.

19 down. See you tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What? You want some Karnov with that sandwhich?

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Sorry this scan is slightly crooked, I think my scanner is drunk.

Yesterday I'm minding my own business, eating lunch in my favorite deli style establishment, when I stumble across something in the USA Today that causes a stir of emotion deep inside my chest.

I will quote the article, which goes into some detail about the one of the new video game machines that are due out in 2006. Revolution is the name of Ninteno's next generation platform.

"Revolution will offer broadband access to a free Internet-based player matching service...that also will have downloadable versions of nearly every Nintendo game -- from arcade classic Donkey Kong through current titles such as Mario Sunshie. (Nintendo hasn't deciced whether downloading will be free.)"

Let that sink in. Every Nintendo Game. All of them. You want to play Wizards and Warriors? Go ahead. Or how about Elevator Action? Bring it on!

Needless to say I'm jazzed.

Off to watch Alias and Lost.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

In other news...

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Sterling's comic Sunflowers can be viewed below.

Click here!

I had some other news, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.


Monday, May 16, 2005

And I've said some rather negative things back.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Starting last night my internet just shuts off. All the lights are on, but nothing is happening. Tried taking out the router and just using the modem, same thing. Amber is getting a security error on her laptop, so that may be the problem, but following linksys' instructions gets me nowhere. It may be a day on the phone tomorrow.

In good news my spare parts for my shelf got here today, and my Muppets can now breath non-boxed air.


Sunday, May 15, 2005

A day full of rest.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
I had a mountain of plans for last week. A whole list of things to get done, not to mention all the things I promised in my post last Sunday. Regrettably, not only did I not get any extra posts here, I got very little done from my other list.

So, Comic Viewer, may your week be as productive as I hope mine will be.

Thanks for taking a look around.


Saturday, May 14, 2005

2 hours of: Sleep, Driving, Graduation, Driving.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Alex am tired. Sleep not much. Drive lots. Eat more than enough. Going bed now. Sleep good.


Friday, May 13, 2005

Seriously -- Godzilla Sized.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
A few things:

1. My Iron Man poster looks a lot better than that. I blame my drawing ability.

2. Amber's eyes look a lot better than that. See above.

3. The spider, though seriously huge, did not stand up to the can of Raid. Though he did seek refuge behind the TV, eventually he was killed in another fit of crazy Raid spraying.


Thursday, May 12, 2005

At least it wasn't during Lost.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Thankfully no cereal was harmed in the creation of today's strip.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

There be treasure in those hills...

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Only took two stores to find the 5 books I wanted.

But at least no one straight up lied to me about whether or not something was out.

Whats up with crappy Comic Stores?


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Weezer was much more kind.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
What's even better is the Customer Service makes it sound like its Apple's fault for not being able to import the CD.

I'm still waiting for the CD to grow an evil moustache. I'll let you know how that turns out.


Monday, May 09, 2005

Apparently it's a debit card thing.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Thankfully, during my sleepy explitives, I did not reveal where the buried treasure is hidden.


Sunday, May 08, 2005

Not to mention someone saying "Jew Dogs"

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Ah Mother's Day.


Saturday, May 07, 2005

And then they played Purple Rain.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
First I must apologize for the lameness of this strip. My inner 12 year old, holder of the pens and paints and sketchbook, had a very different vision. But somewhere along the way from his rocking concert fueled musings and my nervous hand putting pen to paper, there was an accident. Perhaps someday I will show you all what my first attempt at this drawing looked like, or it may be one I take wearily into the night, to use for kindling for that great bonfire on the beach we all strive for.

Second I must hand out a heartfelt thank you to all the people who have looked at my small slice of life I've managed to put up this week.

Thank you Comic Viewer. I hope the trip this week has been enjoyable. Tune in next week for more antics. Including: Some strips from April, at least one more page from Robot and Ghost go to the Moon, a rare daily sketch from Amber, and hopefully 7 more strips from yours truly.


Friday, May 06, 2005

Evil Ryu Says....

evil ryu
Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Have a Good Weekend, Comic Viewers.


Why my Muppets are still in boxes.

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
We get the whole thing unpacked and this dialogue happens.

Alex: Where are the screws?
Amber: What screws?
Alex: The bag full of screws and what not.
Amber: Umm.....

Completely missing. Not even a scrap of supply like material in the box. The box had been opened at both ends and I think someone else had been missing something from their shelf, and decided to use the precious screwbag from mine.

Amber's going kamikaze on the customer service number in the morning. I want my shelf.


Thursday, May 05, 2005

6% of a Comic!

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
My inking pen and I got in a fight about visitation rights, and it appears as payback, he has decided to smear all over the freaking place. My apologies Comic Viewers, tommorrow may hold a trip to the Hobbiest of Lobbies to fix the issue.

The Shins are also on the bill for tomorrow, hopefully a rocking good time will be had by all.

On a side note, Tulsa Comic stores kinda suck.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Hugs! For Everyone?

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Day 4!

Tomorrow, Day 5!

Working my way through the week.


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Player 1, Tetris 0

Originally uploaded by AlexGates.
Hat Trick!


Monday, May 02, 2005

Robot and Ghost Go To The Moon

Originally uploaded by Jesterlike.
My scanner has declared it would like to help, but until I offer it something more climatic than page 1 it will continue to spit out random bits of crap. So, in hopes of a truce that I hope will last past page 14, here is page 8 in all of its black and white glory. More to come...


(Special thanks to Amber for her mad proofreading skillz.)


Originally uploaded by Jesterlike.
Day 2.

Still experiencing a steep learning curve with my scanner, so no Robot and Ghost pages yet.


Sunday, May 01, 2005


Originally uploaded by Jesterlike.
Day 1.

More to come.

Including some rather awesome Robot and Ghost action on the moon.

Day 1.