Observe how this post contains more fungi than just the mold of inactivity presently covering the Playhouse gates — there’s also the fruiting body of a BRAND NEW COMIC!
Click it to make it grow. We drew this page recently in the midst of a reverie over some of the prettier species of fungi we’ve stumbled across over the past couple of months in our new Midwestern home state.
The original paper page of the above watercolor is naturally for sale at the store, as usual. And Monsterses are back in stock there, too.
Now that we’re done with our odyssean DVD digipak design duties for the Cartoon College movie, we hopefully can get back to churning out pages of watercolored comics on the good ol’ “PH” again. Please god, don’t let us slip into the lacuna of your disregard! We’re not compost quite yet!
More like paying gigabytes — the tiff file for our dvd-cover design here was HUGE:
This is the front cover of Josh Melrod & Tara Wray’s forthcoming film Cartoon College, illustrated & designed by yours trulies (the dvd case, not the film). This is the best excuse we can come up with for our continuing lack of Playhouse content. And the procrastination doesn’t stop here — we still have to fashion the rest of the dvd case before our labors are finished, and we can get back to Playtime — doing activities, like diary comics, that bear an uncomfortably clear resemblance to our labor.
Also, please see the kickstarter page for “Spooky” Spike Trotman’s upcoming horror antho, The Sleep of Reason, to which we have contributed a story.
A fun fact: the more money that gets given to this kickstarter, the more the artists get paid. Also, for one one of the backer tiers, each philanthropist is rewarded with a watercolor drawing by Yours Trulies (among other things), so if you’re into that kind of thing, avail yourself.
Also we’re gonna be at CAKE in Chicago this weekend! Nothing new to sell, but, well, we already explained about that. But we might wear our glow-in-the-dark constellation shirt. So that’s something.
Oh, also, we have more Monsters in stock at the store, if you’d like one of those instead. We’re still waiting on our dear publishers to raise our newer booklet, Weather, out of the grave of Out of Print, but hopefully that little miracle will transpire soon….
Yet another rich, brilliant moment from our scintillating life. It’s for sale too, if you can believe that, at our Store.
****UPDATE, 5/31/13: It has come to our attention that some readers are interpreting the bearded gentleman in the last panel of this comic strip — the one impatiently & ostentatiously sighing in frustration over an old woman’s failure to navigate the elaborate mousetrap of bureaucracy — is us, The Author. We are MORTIFIED for any implication that this is so, and want to make it clear here that NO ONE involved in the production of this website would either behave in this matter, or condone such behavior! That guy was a jerk.
Also this page is still for sale in the store, if yr innerested.
Good news: Our book Weather is finally officially for sale at the store! And we got more Monsters for sale as well!
ALSO: in a few days we’re going to start a new section of the Playhouse to put original art from Monsters & Welcome to The Dahlhouse on the auction block. If there’s any pages in particular you’d like to see for sale, please let us know in the comments below. (It doesn’t mean you have to buy it if you do suggest some — we’re just curious, & don’t have enough interns to scan & post every page in the books.) Disclaimer: not every original page is intact on paper; some of them had to be heavily photoshopped & look like pathetic, deformed abominations “IRL.” But we’ll see what we can dig up.
Yep, the credit union is always a brimming font of inspiration. Click for bigger:
We are selling the pair of these together at the store.
It really happened! Sort of. Mostly. OK the sled was actually lime green. And she went down second. And the floor at the urgent-care center was actually a browner, slightly less-shiny fake wood.
Not pictured: two broken lumbar vertebrae & a busted disc. Stay in school kids
PS: as usual, this thing’s for sale.
Here’s a couple pet portraits we’ve sketched up recently. Click to see them bigger. You can see a few more & order your own here.
It’s available at the store, as usual.
just another day in the diaspora