March 11th, 2012 – By Eric
Yeah, sorry about this. Cancer is never funny…but I couldn’t resist. I’ve lost a loved one to cancer and I think it’s scary shit. I guess this is just my way of laughing off the fear. Either laugh off fear or become its bitch, I always (as of right now) say. I also felt like now was a pretty good time to piss off and/or depress our readers. Congratulations, readers! You have just been alienated!
I think there is something incredibly comedic about personifying dangerous or taboo objects into likable characters…and then to flip roles — where the once universally liked subject is turned into the enemy. These menthol cigarettes are portrayed as a lovable, adorable little family all snuggled up in their quaint foil decorated home. Lets forget for a second that portraying death sticks as cool dudes is morally and ethically wrong. Lets pretend for a minute that even the biggest idiot on the internet could understand satire when he saw it.
What if there was a Saturday morning cartoon show called “Cigarettes and Pals” where Marl the Cigarette and his buddies Wes the Handgun and Franky Nippleclamps went on wacky adventures together? They would have to fight back those pesky humans with their bullshit lies about global warming and at the end of the day, learn a really important lesson about capitalism. I’m playing around with a somewhat related comic idea that follows an action hero trash bag that fights against the evils of recycling. Maybe that shit just isn’t worth anyones time and I should get back to drawing boobies and dicks. Haha, “The Adventures of Dick and Boobie.” Guys, I think I just came up with the next webcomic.
One thing is for sure, I’m never writing a comic with this many talk bubbles again. Reading is so last century.
Oh, holy fucking shit! We have over 1,000 followers on Facebook! Really, you guys are wonderful. Far more wonderful than us. So if you want to send us your wonderful comic ideas maybe we can end this train-wreck of an experience and actually have some funny comics for a change. We promise to steal your ideas and fully credit ourselves. (If you’re not on our Facebook, get on it. We’re going to be adding special Facebook-only content soon…plus FB updates more frequently)
I updated our friends page with some hot webcomics you should definitely check out. The extras page features some new links, like interviews, appearances, and reviews (both good and bad). If you want to add to the list, do let us know. And we’re always accepting fan art or guest comics, if you’re cool enough.
I started a Webcomic Creator group on facebook! So far we have over 70 webcomic creators, joined together in sharing information, tips and tricks and eachothers bodys for sexual and/or sacrificial purposes. It’s been a real hoot. Hey, if you’re a webcomic creator, drop me a line and I’ll add you! It’s a party in here!
We have 2 advertising slots open on for the top advertising banner if you have a website you want to pimp. People seem to really like advertising with us. Reduced prices this week! That’s cool.
Wow. 40 comics. Also cool. Till next time, haters!