Archive for the ‘Comic’ Category

Comic: Back of the Envelope – #43 – Straight to the Easiest Joke

October 19, 2011

I am jealous of all my sister’s talk of book clubs, so I decided to make one for myself.

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Comic: Back of the Envelope – #42 – Coccoon

October 12, 2011

This joke cost me an arm and an arm and an arm and a leg.

Comic: Back of the Envelope – #41 – How Should I Mark This One?

September 28, 2011

It also be one of the those brackets that indicates all of a section. This one: {. Which I used to call the Hitchcock symbol.

Comic: Hollow Oak University – #32 – Better Safe Than Chester

September 23, 2011

We are back! Chester is stuck in an air duct, Bryn finally has some peace and quiet and Berkeley is somewhere else. Hopefully this is a return to a weekly strip by Sean and I. We have the ideas, but do we have the time? I have the time, too much time, and Sean probably doesn’t have the time. If only there was a way to transfer time. Hmmm, I’ll get Chester and Berkeley on this project immediately!

-Beerman

Comic: Back of the Envelope – #40 – …And They’re Running Out of You!

September 21, 2011

Food is sometimes funny. Like a pie to the face.

Comic: Back of the Envelope – #40 – Kung Fu Grip

August 22, 2011

Drew this on a whiteboard. I am so bored.

Comic: Hollow Oak University – Special – She Ain’t No Muggle

August 19, 2011

Bryn as Harry Potter. What, a girl can’t be Harry Potter?

Comic: Hollow Oak University – Special – The Only Captaincy Chester Can Get

August 5, 2011

More comic book goodness from Sean as he adjusts to living in a new state. Though between this and Green Lantern Berkeley, I am sensing a trend. Is Dr. Harvey Thor next? By Odin’s beard, I hope so!

-Beerman

Comic: Hollow Oak University – Special – No Science Shall Escape His Sight

July 29, 2011

Usually, when I send script ideas to Sean, I tend to avoid making any pop culture references. Yes, me, the crown prince of Trivial Pursuit, wants to avoid pop culture with Hollow Oak University. It is a twofold reason: one, the comic takes place in a different universe, where a pop culture gag more than likely wouldn’t grow organically out of most situations, and two, I feel a lot of webcomics out there already make pop culture jokes, probably way better than I could, and there are even a few that make those sorts of jokes with nerd humor (a certain series that links together 4 random letters, for example). So, when I talk to Sean about what jokes should go where, I don’t think about the latest movie or the book I just read, I just think about what works the nerdiest.

That’s just a long-winded way of saying this: despite my hesitation about using pop culture, I love that Sean sketched out Berkeley as a Green Lantern here. It was totally unexpected. My last go round with reading comics on a weekly basis was all about Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewat, and Kyle Rayner. So it is nice to see Berkeley has joined their ranks and is probably giving Ch’p a run for his money on the cuteness scale.

-Beerman

Comic: Hollow Oak University – #31 – Not a Rhetorical Question

July 22, 2011

Now that the solution has been found, things can return to normal at Hollow Oak University. Well, relatively normal. Which may actually be relatively INSANE. But things have to reach some sort of equilibrium and that equilibrium is reached when the lights get turned back on. Chrster goes back into a vent, Bryn chides Berkeley, Berkeley remains fairly oblivious to the chiding. All in all a typical day at an atypical lab.

Grinding through the summer months now, aren’t we? Griding isn’t the right word. Sweating is. The other day, it was a 100 in the land where ideas are born. Not my brain, cause that would mean I would have a fever. I meant the land where that brain currently resides, in the DMV area. Which makes my walking to the Metro to commute to work even more strenuous. Cause walking before was a whole lot of exercise for me.

With a return of the lights (and the color), Sean’s artistic skill goes back the norm, too. But there are some interesting wrinkles: the vent, the chair, an actual back of a Dirigible. It is good to see these characters again after the little detour into darkness. Now we have a series of strips coming up that will push the art envelope (which I imagine has a very cool stamp on it) even further.

-Beerman