A Philosophy in Spite of Words: Philosophical musing infuses much of my writing, and truly I loved my German philosophers better when I thought they were saying more than they actually were (particularly Nietzsche). It may be difficult to see where my comics fit into this scheme, since they developed concurrently to both my philosophical and artistic interests. Yet I have come to see cross-current influences everywhere in my work; and where I exalt the nonverbal over the verbal with much verbosity in my novel writing, it is only to underscore the irrationalism more readily identified in my comics.
Comic Archive: This comics portal contains three collections. The first two include my two longest running published comic strip series (and there are many comics here to read). A third collection provides examples of my best developed comic ideas, epsecially the very end of my life as a comic artist. This last collection intends to put my varied (and inconsistent) output in best light.
Confused people say the darnest things: Profiles in Confusion celebrate differently-abled thinkers, and you either find these strips puzzling or absurdly funny. My experimentation might be regarded as an attempt to cast off the taint of a “gag artist” by re-conceptualizing the gag. There are very few agnostics when it comes to this work. Profiles replaced the Blender Kitty strip in all but name.
(2005-2006) Archive 1, Archive 2, Archive 3, Archive 4, Archive 5
(2006-2007) Archive 6, Archive 7, Archive 8, Archive 9
(2007-2008) Archive 10, Archive 11, Archive 12, Archive 13, Archive 14
(2008-2009) Archive 15, Archive 16, Archive 17, Archive 18
(Miscellaneous) Archive 19, Archive 20, Archive 21, Archive 22, Archive 23
One man’s reinvention of the comic strip: Blenderkitty.com was named after my comic strip, which in turn was named after a friend’s cat. At the time of the website’s formation, I had reservations about the name, but I went with it since the comic strip had a modicum of traction in 2002. The strip ended and the name stuck.
Herein lies a generous selection of comic strips from 2000 to 2005. Blender Kitty, Candy Medicine Bear, and occasional interloper Wayne The Endangered River Otter dominant the early strips. The later strips were not rangebound by furry, quasi-domesticated mammals who smoke unfiltered cigarettes and express regrettable opinions.
I have recently added a sixth archive page which includes sixty-six strips forming my only serail tale featuring my namesake characters. I alternately refer to the story as Dust Bunny Motel or Paint-By-Murder.
Archive 1, Archive 2, Archive 3, Archive 4, Archive 5, Archive 6
A Sampling: These pages share works from my unpublished comics output prior to Blender Kitty, including the Epic Dermis books. As much of this material fades into memory, I am less able and willing to dwell on it. Similarly my interest in making comics goes back further than 1988, but my perservation of these decades was not so good.
Excerpts from my Xeric Award-winning comic Epic Dermis n1 begin this selection of pages.
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