December 24, 2006 | 1 Comment
For the record, I'm taking the week between Christmas and New Years off. I'll be back with new strips on January 1st, 2007. See you then!
I just wanted to take a moment to pass on a few pieces if info. Last week, I completed my 50th Basic Instructions strip. I know, milestones like this are meaningless to begin with, and 50 isn't a very large number, but one of my goals for the website was to have enough old strips posted that a reader couldn't comfortably read the entire backlog in one sitting. I think I'm closing in on that goal. Also, the Basic Instructions Store is now open. There's an obvious link to it on my home page(www.basicinstructions.net). If you get a second, please go take a look. Soon I'll also have a news blog on the BI website, but it's not quite ready yet. Thanks.
September 13, 2006 | 2 Comments
The new site is up and running. www.basicinstructions.net All of my old material is there now. I start posting the new* stuff on Monday. I don't quite have the feed issues sorted out yet, so for the time being new strips will be cross posted there and here. Thanks again everybody for all of the encouragement. *The first 4 "new" strips were done in mid 2005 and never posted because, like I said earlier, I didn't want to do this unless I was going to do it right.
July 29, 2006 | 2 Comments
I am re-launching Basic Instructions, and I am determined to do it right this time. A while back I came to a realization that of all the creative things I had done in the last 5 years, Basic Instructions had by far given me the most satisfaction. I have purchased a domain name, I am setting up a site, and I've already produced some new Basic Instructions strips, which will be posted as soon as the site is ready. I'm going to start with 2 a week, but I hope to increase the volume after some fine tuning. Until the new site is ready, I'm going to post a few strips from a submission I did for a mainstream, syndicated daily strip called "Guy." In the end I did 70 strips and submitted 50 of them. Now I am the owner of a matched collection of rejection letters, and that doesn't bug me one bit. The lessons I learned about art technique and scheduling doing "Guy" are what's making the re-launch of Basic Instructions possible Thanks for your time.
July 19, 2006 | 5 Comments