Hello long time no see,I know that is my fault but I promise you it was for a good reason most of which I will address in a blog posting in 2016. That is right I said 2016 after taking what I thought was short break that turned into an extra loooong break I will have new comics 2016 on this site as well as my other site JAH’MEL’S CHEAP THRILL,but when new comics return 2016 you are going to find that the comic has gone through a change . That is where the four new characters in today comic comes in, folks introducing and in one case reintroducing SOL,TYRONE,VINNY AND DONKEY DOO,the stars of the Donkey Doo’s new television special “SPACE IN YOUR FACE”! The who and why’s will be talked about at a later, but with the new “STAR WARS : THE FORCE AWAKENS” opening this weekend and me having a comic coming up called “SPACE IN YOUR FACE”! I couldn’t pass up a chance to have the cast play in the “STAR WARS” universe.Thats going be it for now be on the look out for announcement on when the new comics will start posting if you new to the comic then welcome we have a pretty large achieves why don’t you dive right and read some comics then bookmark us so you can be here 2016 as we go in a whole new direction while still keeping the flavor of what has already come before, as always thank you in advance
So I have this other Webcomic, it’s called Jah’mel’s Cheap Thrill
*What is it about bragging man?
A long time ago I realized that gag-a-day was not the right martial for my original comic STIFFS (http://www.stiffsthewebcomic.com/), the Gag-a-Day format didn’t fit my characters personalities
it made it harder to write a comic than it should’ve been, so I decided first to do more story arcs and leave gag-a-day in the past.
*You keep mention Gag-a-day vs. story lines. But what’s a Gag-a Day does it involve choking?
NO! At least I don’t think so, so what is Gag-a-Day? Its a joke a day clear and simple, no character development, just the set up and the punch line next comic. If you’re still not getting it let me give you a example if Dennis is a menace this year check back in a year he will still be a menace, poor Dennis is stuck in Gag-a- Day hell.
Now don’t get me wrong just because I was changing the format it didn’t mean I didn’t like to write one-liners like an old school stand up comic it just doesn’t work for STIFFS.
So what do you do with those jokes that don’t fit the format of your comic but you want to use them, if you’re me you start another Webcomic.
*Do tell free bird?
Early on I always knew one of the guys from STIFFS was going to be a comic creator as a side job after looking over the cast JAH’MEL was the logical choice, but I didn’t have time to introduce that element into the comic I was too busy writing stories about horny ghost and puffy getting kicked in the nuts by famous chefs (you got to read it to get it link) but when I decided to start another comic I felt this was the perfect time to introduce the new comic as a spin-off and have Jah’mel write it. The way I set it up was to have Jah’mel fish for new ideas for his Webcomic from there the story moves into the spin-off JAH’MEL’S CHEAP THRILL to see how turned out you can read the story here, some people give their characters twitter pages I give them whole websites
*So why should I read this comic?
You shouldn’t read this comic if you don’t have a sense of humor and a thick skull, BUT you should read it if you like political cartoon, movies like Super bad and the comedy of Monty Python THEN you should definitely be reading JAH’MEL’S CHEAP THRILL the truth is the character of Jah (his nickname name by the way) may be insane from some hidden trauma or alcoholism either way it means he has no filter no subject is taboo
*Does it have a cast?
The short answer, YES! In the beginning the comic was random single panel stories but I decided that it might better to have a group of players sort of a not ready for primetime players,
Crazy Tom Hanks and Wilson
Brad the killer cyborg
The Little Dragon
The self centered News reporter
Jesus (yes he’s back)
And many more now even though the cast is somewhat set I will still throw a bunch of random stuff in there too
I understand this might offend some people and I’m sorry the comic is not for you but please tell your friends you hate it, it might make them look and who knows it might be the perfect comic for them.
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So what’s happening to the comic? what’s happening with you ?
The short answer nothing, nothing is happening with the comic, nothing was happening in the comic and everything was happening with me.
I was burned out. The events of the last two years of my life, my mother’s stroke, job worries , etc (you know life )
it all caught up with me and kicked me in my big ass (oh and don’t get me started how I need to go on a diet, OY VEY)
A normal person gets burned out they go away, go to some exotic spot and drink tons of fruity drinks and sit in the sun until they forget what was
bothering them I on the other hand go to sleep,lol hey I never said I was normal. The truth is sleep was what I needed more than a vacation.
being hyper vigil for the past two years can wear a person down, Getting away from my problems were not going to make them go away and not resting made it hard to get my shit together.
So I rested, I went to the movies (something I haven’t done in a long time ), hung out with old friends, made new ones, I played with my nephew (what’s up “Bam,Bam! ) and said hi to a new nephew (fat Arron)you know normal stuff.
In time my mother started to feel better and we found a nice women to take care of her while I was at work , the job still sucks but I learned once you zone out the negative stuff, oh who I’m kidding they can suck….You know what, moving on. I found my self in a new routine a more relaxing routine and all of sudden I had tons of new ideas I knew at that point I knew I was felling better,and it was time to get back to work.
So you ask “what did you do because I don’t see anything from you on line”, well….
* I have a new Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/rawtalenttwo/videos ) on it you will find all types of goodies like behind the scenes art, movies and television reviews, music videos, plus
tons of things I haven’t thought of yet
* I made a new website ( http://www.therottenapplestudios.com/) my new main site for all things Sonny Chiba ,on the site you will find, my blogs, galleries links to my Youtube channel
and my New store
* I put together my first mini-comic the full title being “Things you can’t say, if you want to keep your job, a guide for the angry employee volume #1
you can pick up a copy at my new store at the website (http://www.therottenapplestudios.com/apps/webstore/) each copy will cost you $3.50 and comes with
a sketch from me.
* speaking of “things” to come I also have a been working a brand new trade, that collects all of my past “Things you can’t say, if you want to keep your job” all the old comics have been re-lettered just for the trade. I also add a
whopping 80 pages of never before seen comics made just for this volume plus about 12 pages of extras full of other fun stuff
* I’m in the processes of putting together three more mini-comics i’m just waiting for editorial approval
* I’ve also been going through my “Stiffs” website fixing problems that I should’ve fixed the first time. (hey i’m just one man folks)
now i’m sure saying that’s all good Sonny but what about the comic?
* I’ve been working on a storyline starring America’s favorite Gangster Dinosaur, Donkey Doo, that is going to be the main storyline for the next year.
I hinted about the story before I took time off but I wasn’t ready, if everything works to my “evil” master plan the first pages should roll out around the first of the year.
So what else is store for 2015, here are some of the highlights
* Regular updates of the my main comic “Stiffs” (http://www.stiffsthewebcomic.com/)
* More update from my often forgotten but just as loved other comic “Jah’mel’s Cheap Thrill ” (http://acheapthrills.smackjeeves.com/)
* My new podcast “The Rotten Apple Podcast ”
* More Youtube fun
* New merchandise
*and maybe even a convention or two (cross fingers)
* some things I haven’t thought of yet (give me five min i’ll think of something )
I did say I would explain why all of sudden why we are almost a daily comic
I wanted to do a Christmas story for the first time in the comic’s history,the story was/going to run three weeks and then I was going to take a break before I start the next big storyline which is going to run (hopefully)for the next year,no fill in, just one story broken into different chapters
But first I needed to get this quick story out of the way while it’s still in season and because I got hurt I needed to make up for lost time so here you go almost daily, the plan new comics M,T,TH,F for the next two weeks then a break with new comics to return sometime in March but since I can’t ever stop drawing don’t be surprise if you don’t see some new post about new Jah’mel CHEAP THRILLS
No! your eyes don’t deceive you, there has been at lot of changes at the home of the worst employees on the planet and it is Brad Guigar fault.
Let me explain i put my website up for review on the webcomic.com” “hitch it/ ditch it” feature and i got my ass kicked, lol my positives were great and made me glow with pride,
“The character designs are strong in that each main character has an identifiable silhouette.”
(which i love because i worked hard to make each character different from each other
but it was the next paragraph that was the punch to the gut )
“ Everything about this comic makes me feel claustrophobic. The background is overpowering and distracting. The gutters are too small to do their job well, and the lettering is too small. I couldn’t tell you if the writing in this comic is working or not because the lettering is so small, I found it completely illegible.”
Now I know what you’re thinking he insulted my comic and i should be pissed but the truth is nothing could further from the truth, the truth is his critique of the comic was on point.
Of course in order to see that I had look over my site again and what saw i didn’t like, the background needed to be changed, the sidelines needed to be cleaned up and
to update some of the comics.
In the beginning that was all I going to do fix some of the fonts on a handful of
old comics but after looking around I decided that some of the art could be touch up ,then a word balloons could be moved to give the comic a better flow. what were the results ?
I have new comic out and didn’t have to come up with a new idea to do it, but most of all I got a whole bunch of new ideas from some comics I haven’t read in a while .
At the moment i’ve updated the very first big storyline(Get me to hump day) and working on the second(Donkey punch)after that I have a bunch of short stories and single comic to do sometime in the future
the work is hard and some times don’t think it worth it until read them again and it’s like seeing them for the first time and let me tell you family for the first time in a while i’m liking what i see hopefully you are too.
as always Thank you for patience, without you this comic and this artist would be nothing