Friday, July 22, 2011


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And with that, we're now officially halfway through Pipe Dope! Only 110 more panel/page things to go, wrapping up on February 3, 2012.

Coincidentally, today also marks the four-year anniversary of the launch of this Danger Digest blog. I'd love to say I intended for things to line up like that all along, but, well, that might not be true.

Next week's most likely not going to see any new Pipe Dope, but posting will resume the following Monday, August 1, with #111. Thanks as always for reading, and I hope you come back for the second half of this story!

Oh, yeah--here are this week's thumbnails for your viewing pleasure:

Thursday, July 21, 2011


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So much for that expensive, experimental plane. At least we can rest easy knowing it didn't crash in vain; in fact, its loss afforded me the chance to use sound effects as a panel background, a technique I very much enjoy seeing. I hope I pulled it off okay here.

Tomorrow: The halfway point!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


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Sorry for the slight delay this morning--it takes awhile to get all that black down on the page. (Also, I finally saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last night, and if that's not worth posting a couple of hours later than usual, well, I don't know what is.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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This is one of those rare panels (or pair of panels, as it were) that turned out just as I'd imagined and hoped. The trick, I suppose, is to keep at this long enough that more and more panels turn out that way...

Monday, July 18, 2011


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And we're back with another week of high-stakes hilarity courtesy of the AAF--I hope you enjoy the ride!

Friday, July 15, 2011


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Thanks for sticking around through another week of Pipe Dope, and sorry for the slightly late post this morning. I'm hoping to be on the good ol' Monday-through-Friday schedule again next week, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before things slip back to Tuesday though Saturday. We'll find out what happens on Monday, I guess!

Last but not least, here's a look at this week's thumbnails. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


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Just one more day to go this week, and then next week General and co. bring back the levity.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


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It's Wednesday again, and that means a slew of new comics has landed on store shelves. As always, I recommend you go and get some; whether or not you do, though, I appreciate you taking some time for Pipe Dope!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


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As I recall, the speed limit was too slow on the ol' Pennsylvania Turnpike, but driving through those mountain tunnels sure was rad.

Monday, July 11, 2011


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Welcome back to more Pipe Dope! I hope the weekend treated everyone well, and maybe even provided the opportunity to read some swell comics. While I've found myself woefully short on reading time this year--what with making comics and all (not to mention holding down the day job and generally trying to keep my life on the rails)--there has been some great stuff gracing my ears of late. Namely, the top-notch comics podcast known as Indie Spinner Rack. Hosted by Charlito and Mr. Phil, the 'cast started back in '05, so I realize I'm wicked late showing up to the party--but better late than never, I always sometimes say. (It should also be noted that, as a weirdo completist, I started listening to the show from the beginning, so I'm still listening to content from '06. It seems to just keep getting better, though, and I can't wait until I'm caught up to the present day--probably right around the time I finish Pipe Dope...)

Also: I miss the smell of pipe smoke.

Friday, July 8, 2011


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Triple digits! Huzzah! I won't lie--there's a sense of accomplishment that comes along with that. But don't worry, there's plenty more Pipe Dope still to come. As a matter of fact, the story isn't even halfway done yet, so it's high time I get back to work.

The adventure continues on Monday. In the meantime, to tide you over through the weekend, here's a look at the thumbnails for this week. I hope you enjoy, I hope you stick around, and if you're enjoying and sticking around, it'd be especially swell if you told other folks about Pipe Dope!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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Remember, friends: It's Wednesday, and that means there are new comics out there, just waiting to be read. I encourage you all to stroll by your local comics shop and enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2011


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I know as a kid I thought that bib was pretty funny, but now I kinda really want one for myself. Also, I still haven't recovered from drawing the car for last Friday's post (hence the empty street in the lower-left panel), but buses aren't so bad. Especially old Cleveland RTA buses.

Have a happy Fourth!

Friday, July 1, 2011


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I really do not like drawing cars. Ships and boats are great fun, but cars? Not so much. But, as I've said before, part of my rationale for doing Pipe Dope is just to have an opportunity to try things out, and even if I'm not always happy with the results, hopefully I learn a thing or two in the process.

As promised back on Wednesday, here's a shot of Curious George hanging out at the top of my drawing table:

And here's a look at the my thumbnails for this week. Not much changed this time out.