Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I hate to do this, but life has come up. Vapor Lock will be going on indefinite hiatus effective immediately. I'm sorry, but this is the way it has to be.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

What the heck is that?!?!

So,'s comic is the "Luna" drawing I did (mentioned below) for cash. Like I said, turned out fine. I would've liked to have had more time to do it (I was contacted on Thursday, turned it in on Saturday), but them's the breaks. I didn't get a comic done because I spent my lunch break picking up Andria and my night time (post-work) drawing time never materialized. That sucked. Oh well.'s Luna.


Monday, December 12, 2005

I like to get PAID

Well, it's finally happened. Dim Bulb had little, if nothing to do with it (maybe some sort of peripheral thing like adding some cred to my name), but it happened. I finally got paid to draw something for someone. I'm not counting a tatoo drawing I did for a guy in Colorado, mind you, because this was actual cartoon work. Dude got a pretty nice drawing, too, if I do say so myself. He got the original drawing and an 8x10 print for his money and I got a boost to my ego (as a few bucks to cover a bit of an overage on my Christmas budget). The whole thing was a bit of a bummer to me at first. I mean, he was actually offering me more money than I'd intended to charge him (so I put the extra toward the print), so the money was good. It was more the subject. I was asked to draw what amounted to a female Inuyasha, which offended the creative side of my brain, but in the end, I think I did some work worthy of justifying the whole thing.

Anyway, I'll post the finished version sometime because, like I said, it isn't my most creative work, but it's dang spiffy. AND, if anyone else is in the market for something like that (he was giving it as a gift to the person who it was the alter-ego for), feel free to email me at noisemonkey at hotmail dot com. You'll figure that out.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I've just set up the Vapor Lock archive site with Oh No Robot, which, by use of some fancy technical crap I don't understand, allows users to SEARCH comic strips. Basically, if you remember a line or a couple words from a comic, but you don't know the date it ran on and don't feel like searching strip-by-strip, you can punch in what you do know and it'll bring up a list of pages with similar text.

Here's the catch: the strips have to be transcribed to be searchable. That's simple enough. The whole thing is already set up so that it can be done...I just need people to help me. I may not have that many strips, but I do have more than a couple. If you're interested, go through some of the archives and click the "Transcribe This Comic" button. If it comes up with a place where you can type it in, go ahead. If not, then at least it's taken care of.

I'd really appreciate your help in doing this. Thanks! I hope it makes things easier for you all, too.

By the way, if Cricket likes it, he may be implementing the same thing on the Crooked Halo site (needing similar help). We'll see.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Darkgate Users Beware!

I just got word that Darkgate, a website which has been taking comics off of various websites and hosting them (usually without permission), has just had it's IP address banned. Any and all ComicGenesis comics will be unattainable through that site (should what the administrators put in place work properly). While I appreciate that Darkgate was probably reaching a reader or two we didn't already have, they were stealing, in the technical sense. Settle for nothing less than the real thing, here at Dim Bulb Comics!


Friday, December 02, 2005

Whose Pants are These Anyway?

Movies have been a mixed bag for me lately. It's been quite a while since cash and opportunity have allowed for seeing many of them, so when the local movie rental joint started offering $1.50 per movie for 5 nights if you rent on Wednesday. Its a good deal, so last week we took advantage of it and got 4. I don't remember what 2 of them were at the moment (Tuesday and Wednesday I worked from 8am-8pm, so I'm a bit loopy), but Batman Begins was definitely the high point...Monster-In-Law was the low point. ...Oh yeah...Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which I'd already seen) and A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was rather spiff. This week's selections are not off to a good start. Last night we watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, or, as I like to refer to it, Stock Plot Ensemble Chick Flick #842. It was like four movies that had been done to death separately (at least 2 as afternoon specials) just, cut down, thrown together in the guise of being about four friends who spend most of the movie not together. It even had the little punk kid who starts out a brat, becomes cool then dies cliche. The most interesting character had to be Brian McBrian, an arcade game fanatic who spent his days playing Dragon's Lair (the 3d one, not the old school one from my youth that was more cartoon and twitch than actual game...but that made it cool). He wasn't actually interesting for any of those reasons, though. He was interesting because he was an Asian guy named Brian McBrian. I mean, yeah, first problem. If my parents were so-inclined, they totally could've named me Mao Tse Askins or some such, but the last name doesn't follow unless he has an unlikely Scot in his lineage.

However, for a brief moment early in the film, I thought the pants were, in fact, magic. But then the guy came and saved the girl from drowning, so there went that...

At least I have Sky Captain to look forward to. I'm really hoping it doesn't suck... If nothing else, it looks pretty.

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