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Hey kids,

I am very please to announce that Punch-Up.net will go live on February 14th!

Aside from resizing some pages for the web and a few minor tweaks on the site, the comic is ready to go!

So why push the launch back until Valentine’s Day?

Because I love you.

Frankie

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The Black Cat Balloon Company has taken it upon itself to create a detailed balloon animal representation of each Muppet.  Which is a god damned brilliant idea.

You can see what’s been done so far on the official Muppet Project flickr page.

I still wanna be a Muppet when I grow up,

Frankie

…to celebrate, here is an illustration that Punch-Up artist, the Amazing David Brame, posted today on his deviantART page.

It’s called “Cookie Thief” and it features my favorite character to write, Kendra.

Feels like I should have a lot more than 200 posts by now…

Frankie

No other entertainment industry is sustained from one genre and 50 year old material. The comic book industry is living off of decades old company owned super hero titles while shoving new original content to the side. The result is the industry has slowly been losing readers for years and alienates anyone who is not interested in reading books about guys in tights.

It’s time to change. Support original creator owned comics and diversified content.

Word.

-Frankie

Hey kids,

Today — all four hours of it, so far — has sucked.  Stayed up waaay too late working and woke up waaay too early, with maybe three hours of restless sleep in between.  On top of that, I woke up with a “grown-up headache” — due to lack of sleep and the several “grown-up beverages” I consumed last night — and pup that wouldn’t stop barking at the neighbors outside.

Then, everything got instantly better when I opened up an email that contained this awesome new piece of Punch-Up promo art, illustrated by the Amazing David Brame!  Check it out:

This image will be on the postcards we’ll be giving away at conventions, advertising Punch-Up.net.  It’s so purty, though, I think we may have to eventually make a poster out of it!

So if you see us at a con, stop on by and pick up a free Punch-Up postcard.  And, y’know, buy a book or two from us.

I love it when a plan comes together,

Frankie

I was kinda bored today so I decided to play around with my newly-acquired copy of Photoshop and make some fan art for my friend, Scott Carelli.

Scott — along with a few of his friends — runs Geekshow Entertainment, a podcast website devoted to comic book and movie reviews, original scripted series, and all things geek.

Scott is also massive Doctor Who fan, which I used as my inspiration for this piece.  Check it out:

Emailed it to Scott earlier this evening and he dug it, even suggested suggested I modify it for a downloadable desktop wallpaper.  So look for that on their site sometime soon.

The Doctor is in,

Frankie

SUSHI FOR LUNCH!!!

I’m actually pretty ignorant when it comes to sushi. I don’t know a Rainbow Roll from a Rick Roll, but this is what I know for sure:

A. I like to eat it.

B. You’re not supposed to overcook it.

C. I can fit four — possibly five — pieces in my mouth at one time. (I have not tried this. I’m just speculating.)

D. It comes with SAKE!!!!!

E. I can drink a lot of Sake.

Sushi: That’s how I roll,

Frankie

…is debuting her brand new webcomic today, called Oxford Road, which follows the lives of people in a town where your best friend rides a Victorian bicycle and your co-workers worked on the pyramids.

I’ve seen some of Lauren’s work.  You guys are in for some good stuff.

Once you’ve read Oxford Road, make sure you check out Lauren’s website, follow her on Twitter and DeviantArt, and become a fan of hers on Facebook!

Whew!

Hey, speaking of webcomics, check back here in a few days — hopefully only a few days — for some very exciting news regarding Punch-Up.net… which was supposed to debut *coughcough* twoweeksago *coughcoughgrumblecough*

To paraphrase Thomas Fuller, “If it were not for comics, the heart would break..”

Frankie

…is  filmmaker and he recently posted a couple of new short films online.

The first is a beautiful short called “Never Summer” and is a look the highest snowfall New England had seen in years.  News reports were calling it a disaster.  This is how James saw it.

The second film is probably my favorite thing I’ve seen in weeks.  It’s called “Late Nite Dittos” and it’s what happens when photo nerds and exceptionally fun people get together for the evening.  It’s a really fun little video that makes excellent usage out of the Matt& Kim song, “Daylight”, and — even though I’ve only discovered it this morning — I’m pretty sure I’ve watched it at least half a dozen times already.  (James is the guy wearing the blue T-shirt at the beginning of the video.)

Once you’re done watching these, go subscribe to James’ youTube channel.

Dude’s gonna direct the Punch-Up movie someday…

Frankie

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 113 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 190 posts. There were 91 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 143mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 26th with 94 views. The most popular post that day was “Skottie Rocket, Gay Space Pirate” Five-Page Preview!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, theblarg.wordpress.com, stumbleupon.com, and summitcitycomiccon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for rocket gay, rocketgay, jimmy dean sun guy, gayspace, and coupons clip art.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

“Skottie Rocket, Gay Space Pirate” Five-Page Preview! March 2010
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2

Bill Watterson grants first interview in decades February 2010
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3

My “KnoWare Man” Cover Process October 2010
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4

A Letter To Santa December 2009

5

Columbus, OH! Buy My Comic Books! April 2010
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