Unlike Doug I had a very busy Summer. Comic-Con, my birthday, a trip to Wisconsin, and a Gallery showing (and another on the way)! It was non-stop so I wasn’t able to draw/post a new strip until now. The bad side was no dot Problems updates, the good side is that I’ve been drawing more now than ever! Even painted a bit!! So please follow me on Facebook to check out the other art and stuff I’m doing!
The Internet has recently exploded with the announcement that Disney was planning on making stand alone Star Wars movies featuring Boba Fett and Han Solo. There was also speculation that there would be Yoda and Darth Maul movies as well. Personally I think it’s a great idea to expand the Star Wars universe and the possibility of other non-episode Star Wars movies is exciting! Let’s just hope they don’t go TOO far back into the characters origins. That idea is what inspired this comic strip. We already had a young Anakin Skywalker saying “Wizard!” Do we need that again? A Han Solo movie where he’s in his early 20′s could be really cool! If you’ve been keeping up with the Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network you also know stories about the Star Wars criminal underworld could be awesome!
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I’ll be honest; I had NO idea what Krampus was. I originally heard about it through the Venture Brothers cartoon but thought it was something THEY made up. I had no idea it was actual folklore! I’m guessing the Coca-Cola corporation didn’t really want to market a demon so they went with Santa. Good call Coke. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your holiday, whichever one that may be!
When it was announced that Hostess was going out of business people freaked out and Twinkies started selling on eBay for crazy prices. This was Doug’s reaction. Personally I think some smart company will buy Hostess to keep feeding us that glorious, yellow, high fructose corn syrup treat! Not that we need it…
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Here are some good costume ideas for Halloween based on the programming of TLC (The Learning Channel? Really??).
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WWSDD (What Would Shannen Doherty Do)?
I see these commercials for Education Connection all the time while watching Big Bang Theory reruns on TBS. Some have the singing waitress (with a song that get’s stuck in your head) and others have Shannen Doherty of Beverly Hills 90210 fame talking about the virtues of online education. You would think spending 10 years in high school would have been enough for her.
These are Doug’s rules to conquer Comic-Con. In the past showering was not high on his list. He doesn’t quite understand hydration either…
I’ll be wandering Comic-Con Friday to Sunday handing out stickers. If you got to this site because you met me, thanks for visiting! Please subscribe to all my stuff to be kept in the loop!
Great Scott! dot Problems turns 3 years old today! Yeah! Who’da thunk it?
Prometheus comes out tomorrow and I can’t wait to see it! Ridley Scott announced that he’s going to do a sequel to Blade Runner (which is also awesome) and that led me to wonder what other movies he might revisit. For the record, I’m totally hoping for a Legend prequel/sequel. Seriously.
I also uploaded a video of the creation of this strip from inks to completion. Check it out on my YouTube channel and subscribe!
First off, this is NOT a joke. Well it kinda is but it’s not an “April Fool’s” joke. Michael Bay announced that they will be rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as aliens. Yup, aliens. This caused quite a backlash on the Internet for all of us that grew up with the “classic” TMNT comics, cartoons and live action movies. Bay tried to back peddle a bit saying it stays true to the source material but I guess we will see. As for Total Recall, it seems it will not take place on Mars much to the dismay of most of us. Who knows maybe they are saving the Mars stuff as a surprise. It would be nice not to know every single spoiler. Go ninja, go ninja, GO!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on the same weekend as WonderCon! This year it’s in Anaheim, right down the street from me so I’ll be there! I still have some Dot Problems magnets so if you want one, find me! I’m bringing my girlfriend and her nephews and this will be the boys very first comic-con! I can’t wait to see their faces!