Today's guest comic comes from Wes Molebash from You'll Have That. I love this comic for so many reasons.
First of all, I appreciate that Wes made the subject matter timely by involving the baby. As you guys know, I made a decision not to introduce our baby into the comic continuity, but it's nice to kind of give him a shout-out, as it were.
I love that Wes experimented a little and put Cami and Tom in different outfits. You never really think about how something small like that would affect the look and feel of things, but it's like the characters become more "real" when you actually give them a wardrobe! My problem? I have no fashion sense. I would have no idea what to dress Cami and Tom in three times a week.
Lastly, I appreciate Wes's confident style. He tells a joke without forcing it. He draws the characters as though he's been drawing them for years.
Folks - that's exactly what his comic You'll Have That is like. Why it isn't in newspapers across the country befuddles me. But I don't think I'll be in that state for long. Wes is going places. Mark my words. He's going to leave the rest of us in the dust.
Don't forget that Friday there will be a new comic from yours truly. I hope everyone checks in to read it!
A quick tease for next week's guest comics. Well, not so much a comic, but a guest essay. I won't come right out and say it, because that'll kill the fun. But a week from now, be sure to check back on the site to read an essay written by someone with the last name of Brahe. That's your official heads-up.
Be sure to check out the store. We're now offering discounted merchandise bundles. When you buy more, you'll save more. In most cases, up to FIVE DOLLARS OFF! It's a deal that can't be beat!
On a similar note, I got a lot of great feedback from a few people when I solicited some brainstorming for some new t-shirt or button slogans. If you have any suggestions of your own, feel free to add them to the comments section from this blog!
Gordon, Joe and I had a great time recording The Triple Feature on Monday night. We had a little less structure this time around, but the conversation was much more organic. The topic was "The movies that changed your life" and we talked about some of the first movies we remember seeing or films that shaped our tastes today. It's a fun little listen and only an hour long. Download it from iTunes and enjoy!
I wanted to let everyone know that I'm starting to kind of emerge from my little crisis about the direction of the comic - whether or not I would switch to black and white or if I would end up doing one larger comic once a week. Ultimately, I think the only decision is to move forward. I've invested too much in Theater Hopper to let it languish. So I'm pressing on and I'll do my darnedest to keep up with three full color comics a week. This is what I do. I can't imagine doing anything else! Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement.
Lastly, we're 8 days from the due date and both Cami and I are getting extremely excited! It won't be long now! Cami is a little uncomfortable, but otherwise in good health. We had a doctor's appointment last week and the baby is doing fine. At the time, they were guessing he was already 8 pounds! Big boy!
By this time next month, I will have been a Dad for a few weeks. It's wild when you think about it in a future context. Truthfully, it's been one day at a time around the Brazelton household. Anything more than that and we just get too excited!
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday! The week is almost over!
Hang in there. I'll talk to you soon.
Thanks again, Wes!
Oh, just some webcomic stuff.
Now that we have a baby, I'm going to start reviewing some of these "Baby Einstein" videos.
The cinematography is great and the CGI effects on the dancing alphabet are pretty awesome... but the acting is "child-like" at best.
Umm... I think it's SUPPOSED to be "child-like."
So you APPROVE of this crap?