Over the last year, you may have noticed that this site has been a little quieter than usual. Thatâ€™s because Iâ€™ve spent a year behind the scenes building up to this day. Iâ€™m officially a full time artist.
Today is the official launch of Cartoon Commune! The commune is John and my business site, which is how weâ€™ll be making a living with comics. Weâ€™ll keep the business stuff there, and keep our respective sites rolling with free comics and content. Weâ€™ll be building it up more as we go, but right now we are offering custom comics. Iâ€™ll draw you a custom comic book about whatever you want, and you can do whatever you want with it. Finally all that training doing 48, 72, and 168 hour comics will pay off!
Okay, then more about how he’s the new artist at Lifeâ€™s a Bluff, more chapters coming of Frank: The Comic and Aki Alliance, and how he actually has to go back to India for a bit to wrap up loose ends. He finishes with:
But since Iâ€™m leaving on a plane to India in a few hours, donâ€™t expect to see any new comics from me today.
Okay, that was yesterday, no new comics yesterday. What about today?
Now we have to jump gears a little. When I saw the guest strip at Ugly Hill today, my initial thought was, “Hey, Paul’s wife had the baby”, and I started making plans for a little congratulatory something-or-other (Paul, send me your mailing address). And hey, by coincidence, the guest strip was by Ryan Estrada.
In fact, I half expect to see Estrada’s handiwork over at You Damn Kid, which returns today from summer hiatus, but it appears to actually be Owen Dunne’s handiwork. Appears to be. In fact, careful examination of the MoCCA webcomics exhibit opening photos (which will now run tomorrow) show the presence of an individual who may be Ryan Estrada, having managed to simultaneously be in New York and Mexico.
Mr Ryan Estrada, you hereby win webcomics. Please try to use them wisely.
Update: Now that I’ve had a chance to continue the Monday trawl list, Ryan Estrada sightings continue with Octopus Pie, Yirmumah, Hero By Night, Dr McNinja, Hate Song, Multiplex, Patches, Sam and Fuzzy (extra strip), and White Ninja (guest art).
Holy. Crap. Did I miss any? No, wait, I mean, “How many did I miss?”
Second update: Okay, not going to try to keep up with these anymore. Post any new sightings in the comment thread (and watch for duplicates). We’ll try to get a complete accounting by tomorrow.
Apologies to Owen Dunne at YDK, as Estradamania caused me to completely overlook the announcement of his daughter’s birth (no permalink yet). Congratulations to Dunne, wife, and child.