Archive for May, 2010

Guest Comic Month: #1 Pana Stamos

This week’s comic thanks to the skilled hands of Pana. The creator of the lovely webcomic Machine Flower. Perhaps you remember me linking the comic in the past?

Well, work has been getting more and more time consuming for me as I crunch. So, Matt, Jes, and I agreed to hunt down and hound various creators of swanky comics to make some guest strips for us to post while I disappear for the month. The only restriction we gave them:

It must be three panels.

Again, Pana is our first offering for the month. If you dig, stop by her site. It’s full of even more swank! You can check out some of her other illustration work over here as well.

Who has answered our call for next week?

Guest Comic Month: #2 Lem

This week’s guest comic brought to us by the kind and talented Lem of Bunny.

We continue with the theme of do something three panels, but Matt further added, try something you normally wouldn’t do. Judging from above and the usual lepus based ventures, I’d say mission accomplished.

Who did we rope in for next week? We’ll find out Monday. (Presumably when I remember to hit the update button on the site…)

Guest #3

Today’s comic is by Garth of Finders Keepers

We know Garth from the East Coast con scene, but I don’t have any good anecdotes about him. I have one about his partner on Comedity, Larom, but it’s about how his long-time rock-climbing partner didn’t know he did a webcomic until she saw he was the only mutual friend we had on Facebook. It’s not really that interesting. I’m just going to skip it.

Hey! We did an interview at It was over Skype, so you’ll occasionally see some chat confusion where Ian thinks I’m talking to him and I’m not. (Some of the transcription also got a little garbled. For instance, “token version” should be “total conversion“.)

Guest Comic Month: #4 Ananth & Yuko

Jes here; A big thanks to Ananth and Yuko over at Johnny Wander! I was so excited when they were able to pencil a guest comic into their schedule for us, but now that we have it; we’re all a little jealous of Yuko’s overwhelming ability to draw cute things.

Ian first ran into Yuko years ago when she gave him a moogle sticker. It’s still on one of his monitors. I was privileged enough to meet Ananth at Otakon 2003 when I joined the Mac Hall Crew. We don’t get to see them much anymore; but when we do it’s always a nice and amusing time.

Thanks again to Ananth and Yuko and head over to Johnny Wander for some awesomely cute art and very smart writing.

Guest Comic Month: #5 Xero

The last guest comic. Thank you, Xero. I’m sorry I don’t have a lot more to say, I’m a little out of it at the moment as I’m about to jump on a plain and I’m pretty sure it’s officially ‘ass-o’clock’.

Xero has always been a nice fellow, ever willing to share what he’s working on. I find seeing some one’s sketch work to be like seeing divine secrets revealed. As if the architect himself has left his plans unwatched and I get to examine the construction of their world. This is what I often find in my im windows when I come back from lunch, and it always makes my day.