“Aliens among us!”

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I call this the “Killing them with kindness” version of this story starter! As I’ve been looking back at the starter panels from Watusi’s first few years, I couldn’t help but tackle this one, especially when I noticed the serendipity of its upcoming anniversary. I guess either this silly talking dog idea has had more longevity than I ever expected it to … or I haven’t had a fresh idea in 20 years!

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“D– T– of the Month Club”

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Yep, it’s another “done in one” episode, this time killing two birds with one stone for me: I tried to shoehorn the ending panel from my “backwards” jam (where I started with the ending, and participants built the story backwards) with a starter to another strip. Not sure how successful this mashup worked, but it was fun to try. The “backwards” starter was the last one (if I recall correctly) I made back during Watusi’s collaborative comic era. Others who’ve attempted it had their comics printed in Watusi # 29 & #38, if you’re curious as to how it worked out for them…

“There’s no bizness like snow bizness!”

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2022 was kind of an oddball year for me, in that I focused much more on fine art and prints than on comics. It’s been satisfying in many ways to change gears for a while– especially since it resulted in a 10-week show at a local theatre’s gallery! “Beyond the Emerald City” was a feel-good collection of comics and other artwork from my multi-year visit to Oz in the pages of this very webcomic. If I do say so myself, it looked good up in the space, and I got positive responses at the opening. That said, I do miss creating comics to share with you on a regular basis …

I guess I need to turn that around for the new year, don’t I?

“Curse of the Mummy”

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Guess I’m still a little under the influence of the Halloween spirit*! I hope you had a fun/spooky/terrifying Halloween, depending upon your personal taste!

By the way, you may be interested to know about a gallery exhibition I’m staging featuring art and comics from Watusi’s epic comic adventure set in the Land of Oz! “Beyond the Emerald City” is on display at Playhouse on the Square thru December 28, 2022; you can read more about it here!

(* and, no, that’s not just some clever way of saying I have a hangover!)

“The late show”

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Long-time readers may recall that my Watusi comics began as jam comics created in conjunction with my fellow cartoonists. While I’m on my break from the weekly deadline merry-go-round (and doing a little retooling of Watusi’s cast while I figure out the next continued storyline), I thought I’d challenge myself to see where these vintage starter panels would lead me today. I’m trying to keep in the spirit of the early jams by writing each of my panels a few days apart, to force myself to approach it with fresh eyes each time…

Hope you’ll enjoy this run of “Done in one”s!

“All’s well…”

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Wrapping up the interactive “Give the people what they want” Watusi storyline*; you can read the rest of this episode in my July newsletter (and subscribe to it, if so inclined) …

… and while this story is done, newsletter subscribers will get to weigh in with what the next Watusi comic should be! See you there!

(* thanks to all the readers who helped direct the turns this story took! Let me know what you thought of the story and/or being a part of its creation!)

“What’d I miss?”

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Watusi might have missed a thing or two while he was splashing around in the water with the neighborhood kids… but you can catch up along with him by reading the rest of this episode of my current interactive* Watusi comic, exclusive for my newsletter subscribers, in my June newsletter (and subscribe to it, if so inclined) …

(* it’s not called “Give the people what they want” for nothing– readers get to vote on the direction the story goes next!)

“Splash pad splashdown!”

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All you need to know: readers wanted to see Watusi splash around in the water with the neighborhood kids!

You can read the rest of this episode of my current interactive* Watusi comic, exclusive for my newsletter subscribers, in my May newsletter (and subscribe to it, if so inclined) …

(* it’s not called “Give the people what they want” for nothing– readers get to vote on the direction the story goes next!)