Thursday, June 30, 2011

PIPE DOPE #94


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Remember when we actually used land lines? And when phones had cords? I like how my cell phone makes me feel like I'm living in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but I'm also terribly nostalgic for "simpler" times--if in fact the times ever were any simpler...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PIPE DOPE #93


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For reasons unexplained, this Curious George wears a ball cap, the brim of which we always kept flipped up. I'll post photo evidence on Friday to prove it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PIPE DOPE #92


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Lotsa white space in today's panel, I know. I've been trying to avoid this up until now, and I'm not totally sure how happy I am with the results of this panel, but hey, Pipe Dope is essentially one loooooong opportunity for me to experiment. And as with any experiment, no matter the results, there's always something to learn.

Monday, June 27, 2011

PIPE DOPE #91


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Welcome backs all 'round, and apologies for going AWOL last week. As I hinted in the midst of my non-posting, the new new plan should have me posting without a break through #125 (whereas before the interruption I was planning on taking a break after #100). As usual, let's all keep our fingers crossed that that can happen.

Anyhow, I can safely say the adventure will continue tomorrow, because I've already inked the panel. It's the little victories in this world...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An unexpected break


Hey there, readers. Sorry for the delay in new content, but unforeseen circumstances are keeping me from a normal schedule this week. I'd had a break planned in another couple of weeks, so I'm just sliding that up to this week and then, hopefully, we'll proceed uninterrupted for a good while.

We'll be back on Monday with #91. Probably.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

PIPE DOPE #90


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Sorry for the exceptionally late-in-the-day post to end this week. So it goes, eh? I'm not totally sure how feel about the almost-total absence of black in this panel, but I felt like experimenting with a sketchier ink style, and thought the occasion of officially introducing "me" to the story could serve as reason enough to do just that. I'm sure next week we'll be back to our regular style. (If I'm even consistent enough to be capable of having a style, that is.)

Speaking of next week, if all goes according to plan, I'll be posting Tuesday through Saturday, and the week after that we'll get back to Monday through Friday. Keep your fingers crossed!

And of course, it wouldn't be the end of the week without a look at some thumbnails. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PIPE DOPE #89


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A new job makes for a new jumpsuit.

Tomorrow: #90!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PIPE DOPE #86


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Thanks for your patience as I took a few days off from posting. No guarantees (natch'), but I'm hoping to only take one day off between weeks for the next couple of weeks, so next week I'll be on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, and the week after that I'll be back to Monday through Friday. Time will tell...

Also: Today being Wednesday, I highly recommend you go buy some new comics--and maybe some old ones, too!

Friday, June 10, 2011

PIPE DOPE #85


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At last! Only 12 hours later than hoped for! Sorry for the delay, friends--this week was sure to jump the rails at some point, and it's miraculous I was on time for as long as I was. I'm afraid this weekend is gonna be all jammed up with work work, so we're most likely looking at new posts Tuesday through Saturday next week (worst case scenario would be Wednesday through Sunday, but I'm gonna do my absolute best to avoid things getting pushed back that far.) To keep you entertained in the meantime, here's a look at this week's thumbnails:


And here's a recent shot of the real-life Larry the Lobster, just chillin' at the top of my drawing table:


Have a great weekend. The adventure continues (sometime) next week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PIPE DOPE #84


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Someday I'll have a sport coat with elbow patches. And what a day that'll be...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PIPE DOPE #83


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Turns out Larry's one sassy lobster. Naturally, he fits right in with the AAF.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PIPE DOPE #82


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At last! Another appearance by Freddy the Frog! He probably should've been on deck for Smokey's interruption of the AAF's sea exercises a couple of weeks back, but at least we can all rest easy knowing that he's sticking with "Da'e Wih" (which, to be clear, is General-speak for "Dave Witmer").

Tomorrow: a new member for the AAF! Yo-ho!

Monday, June 6, 2011

PIPE DOPE #81


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So then, despite a zany, work-filled weekend, I'm making a run at staying on track for Monday through Friday posts. Keep on keepin' your fingers crossed, and hopefully there'll be more here tomorrow morning!

Friday, June 3, 2011

PIPE DOPE #80


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And so concludes the story of how Blue Peep found religion--although the repercussions will be felt through all the rest of the AAF-related stories. This one has been a personal favorite of mine for ages, and it still boggles my mind that my dad and his brother conceived these goings-on when they were just kids. I hope I'm doing their stories justice here.

As previously mentioned, I'm gonna start posting my thumbnails for the week with the last post of each week. Here's how this week's looked:


Have a terrific weekend, and let's all keep our fingers crossed I manage to stay on the Monday-through-Friday schedule again next week...