Friday, December 24, 2004

Sin City Trailer

I’d heard that they were doing a Sin City movie. I knew it had hottie Jessica Alba in it—I didn’t know that it had Texas native Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, et al) directing it. I watched the trailer and dang! It looks really cool. Have a look, I bet you’ll have the music from the trailer stuck in your head too.

Sin City Trailer

Monday, December 20, 2004

I Change State, Therefore I Am

OK, so my brother sent me a link to ASIMO on the same day that I watched “I, Robot”. ASIMO made the movie seem a lot less fictional. I really could see house robots in thirty years. If they continue with the pace they’ve set over the last ten years, why not?

The movie was really good, by the way. It unfolded, had twists, and the action was tied to the plot— top shelf.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Posting Results

Interesting… I posted a link to ZDC on, it was approved and listed yesterday. It’s generated about 70 hits to the site, so far. Which isn’t too bad for a Thursday.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Another Day, Another Year

Well, another birthday went by… The last of my twenties, how sad. I wonder if it’s a bad thing that my birthday is known as “The day that will live in infamy”? At least it’s not known for that because of my birth—Japan made it infamous.

I drew this last year, but it still seems fitting.

ZDC#10 is finished! Took long enough, eh?

I’m recommitting myself to my webcomics. I have a better frame of mind when I work on them. I guess I really need the creative outlet. I also took the time to post ZDC on, they say the listing will be active in a few days. We’ll see if that generates more hits for the site. Although, I have to say, it’s had more hits than I expected—especially since I’ve not done any kind of advertising. Here’s a newer graph of the Zoo Dot Com visitor list by time zone:

Zoo Dot Com Vistors by Timezone

Pretty cool, huh? Oh, I get this chart using Site Meter.

When I get a few more strips online, I’m thinking of collecting them into comic books. There’s a cool place that will print comics on-demand.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

ZooDotCom Advertised

A friend mentioned my webcomic in his blog yesterday -- Thanks for the plug!

Here’s something kinda interesting from the SiteTracker for ZooDotCom:

ZooDotCom Visitors per Timezone

The breakdown:

After the next update I’ll probably put it on a couple of webcomic listing sites. I was thinking of, but I’m not sure who else to submit it to—any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

I don't want to hear about your colon...

It’s funny how words can have a certain “feng shui”-ness about them. They can illicit feelings for arbitrary reasons. For example, I hate the word Colophon.

Why? I don’t know. I just do. It makes me wince when I read it.

Is this relevant to anything? No. No it’s not.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

The Real Picasso

It occurs to me that the comic above makes no sense out of context. So I shall try and provide you some: Pablo (the square guy) is the logo/mascot of the company I used to work for, Picasso Software.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Don't Mess With Texas

Normally I don’t post about sports. But I’m really excited about the upcoming NBA season. The preseason has started, and I have to say: Fear Texas. I mean, really.

Of course, San Antonio is still as strong as ever—stronger with the addition of Barry.

Dallas is weakened by the loss of Nash, but we finally have a center in Dampier! Plus, we have some good young players in Daniels, Howard, and Harris that bode quite well for the future.

Then there’s Houston.

Now, I’m a good Dallasite. I love Austin and the Hill Country, like I’m supposed to. I also despise the city of Houston, like I’m required to. But I have to say, they just went from a playoff contention team, to a championship contention team.

With Yao and McGrady, their potential is just scary. And the worst part? They are playing pretty well even in the preseason. I shudder to think how good they’ll be when they actually start to gel.

So the rest of the league? Don’t mess with Texas.

PS: I feel sorry for New Orleans. They came from a weak eastern conference to the toughest division in the western conference—ours. Heh. Sucks to be them.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Web Comics

I know that I could be construed as a web-comic artist (uhm, ok I guess I am one with ZDC and all), but I’m not sure that I want to be a part of the ‘community’ of other web cartoonists.

From reading various forums, it seems most web cartoonists are either sprite zealots, soi-disant copyright pundits, or intellectual property paranoid. Also, it leads one to believe that most web cartoonists are assholes. Whilst some might say that I would fit right in (which may be true), I don’t think it does any good to openly (read: in public, which the web is) vent about any and every issue an artist may have with another. It really casts a bad light on the artist(s) involved, and the industry as a whole.

Personally, I think that any issues should be resolved by the parties involved, and shouldn’t be publicly aired. Why? Simply because the public isn’t involved. Whatever the issue is, it’s between the two of you, not the rest of us.

When creators fling the fecal, it breeds rivalry. Now, I’ll admit that sometimes a rivalry can be a good thing—for sports teams. But in web comics? How is rivalry, in any way, useful? To create a rival is to alienate a potential audience. I don’t think I need to point out how counterproductive this would be. Unless your purpose is to piss people off. If that’s the case, well, you could find better places to do that.

To publicly vent about a peer is beyond sophomoric, it’s pathetic. It makes me, and all the other artists/creators who care about our craft, look bad.

Well, I suppose it makes us look good by comparison—but that’s beside the point.

Or is it? Hmmm…

Ok, I take it back. You guys go ahead and piss away the hours trying to convince us that your character’s two pixels, or general body-shape, is being stolen and how that’s a horrible copyright infraction—blah, blah, blah.

Have fun. ;-)

Saturday, September 4, 2004

Keepin' on Truckin'

So, Zoo Dot Com updates have been on schedule for over a month! It was even early, this week. Crazy, eh?

I have a new webcomic project in the brew. It’s going to premiere on All Hallow’s Eve 2004. Be sure and check it out! Lil Monstas is going to be a collaborative effort between myself and a good friend of mine. I’ll probably do most of the drawing and some plotting, he’ll handle more of the writing chores. I’m really looking forward to it! In the coming weeks, we’ll post some teaser stuff out on the website.

Gran'Ma Evelyn'S Old-Fashioned Pudding Treats Wrestling Theatre

Have you seen Gran’Ma Evelyn’S Old-Fashioned Pudding Treats Wrestling Theatre ?? It’s a webcomic jam. Meaning, lot’s of webcomic creators take turns doing several panels. It’s also one of the reasons why webcomics are so cool, and have such a huge range of possibilities. I’ve thrown my hat in the ring, I’ll let you know when it’s my turn!

Monday, August 16, 2004

Hello world!

Alright, this is just a test post to make sure everything is up and running.

You know, there are a lot of us micks running around. You'd think there'd be a character to support the 'upper C' of a McName, huh?