Posts tagged ‘Lester the barking boy’

May 4, 2022

“Splash pad splashdown!”

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!)

December 18, 2019

“The barking contest (Summary judgment)”

This week’s comic is from Watusi #23 (Aug. 2007), part of a two-part double-blind experiment where I finished a batch of jam comics for #22 & Tom Cherry did the same for #23, both unaware of how the other was finishing them. The paired strips turned out to showcase the contrast in our styles which, while compatible, are very different. I tended to have overly-wordy solutions, while Tom’s were direct and punchy (and IMO, funnier)! You can see my take on this strip by scrolling down to last week’s episode, but if you want to see more of our contrasting styles playing well together, I recommend getting a copy of our new comic from 2019, Double Dip #2. It’s still my favorite single issue of all the comics I’ve published…

About the contributors: Dan Lauer is one of my APA-5 compatriots from back in the day; I love his mix of cartoony & action-packed artwork. Keith O’Brien makes wonderful postcard comics and blogs about life in Forbidden Falls, Maine. Even though Tom Cherry is a writer & actor appearing on stage, screen, & radio, he still finds time to be a cartoonist. And the world is a better place because of it!

(“Watusi in Oz” resumes in just two weeks– Wednesday, January 1, 2020!)

December 11, 2019

“The barking contest (Fine Print edition)”

This week’s comic is from Watusi #22 (Aug. 2007), part of a two-part double-blind experiment where I finished a batch of jam comics for #22 & Tom Cherry did the same for #23, both unaware of how the other was finishing them. The paired strips turned out to showcase the contrast in our styles which, while compatible, are very different. I tended to have overly-wordy solutions, while Tom’s were direct and punchy (and IMO, funnier)! While I’ll show off Tom’s take on this strip next week, if you want to see more of our contrasting styles playing well together, I recommend getting a copy of our new comic from this year, Double Dip #2. It’s still my favorite single issue of all the comics I’ve published…

About the contributors: Dan Lauer is one of my APA-5 compatriots from back in the day; I love his mix of cartoony & action-packed artwork. Keith O’Brien makes wonderful postcard comics and blogs about life in Forbidden Falls, Maine.

(“Watusi in Oz” resumes in three weeks– Wednesday, January 1, 2020!)

June 22, 2016

“It ALL happened”

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Hopefully Emmett can come up with something nicer to say about Watusi than Irene thinks he will! This episode is eerily bringing the strip full circle: not only is Watusi’s first major supporting character from this webcomic making a return, but there’s also a snippet from my very first Watusi comic, from way back in the year 2000!

A special thanks to Brian and Skywalker Payne, who made the trip to Wonder Valley all the way from Alaska! Brian writes and draws Zinc Comics, and Skywalker writes and tells stories at Skywalker Storyteller Works. Also on hand is Kel Crum‘s Cornelia Dodson. Thanks for taking part in this memorial service for Watusi– more guests on tap next time!