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SAM KIETH (approx. 6:00) – DIARY OF A STRUGGLING COMICS ARTIST

December 13th, 2018
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My Weekly Accounting (posted every few weeks, it looks like)

December 13th, 2018

Well, it looks like it’s been a while since I made my weekly accounting to you kind, kind Patrons, but I wanted you to know that even if I haven’t updated you, I HAVE continued working diligently at it, since our last visit!One slow-down element these last weeks is that my website was hacked over Thanksgiving break, and viewers looking for my site were re-routed to porn video game pages instead!  I (hopefully) caught on pretty quickly, but it took me out for a few days.  Even after getting up and running, I still had some bugs (and still do!) that needed (need) fixing.  Super-indebted thanks to Tabloia’s tech-, marketing-, and “other-” fix-it-” fellah, Wayne, for helping with all these issues.

Despite this…

For YOU kind $7 Patrons, I’ve posted some “Diary of a Struggling Comics Artist” clips, including a second OSCAR and BORIS video, as I drop them off at pre-school, and great interviews with my best friends, THOMAS JANE, TONY MILLIONAIRE  and LIAM SHARP , AND SAM KIETH going up this Thursday (keep your eyes peeled on my “Diary” index page.  If you’re not a $7 Patron, DON’T WORRY!  I post a new FREE video every week too, just for YOU!

As for the Doris Danger web comic, I’ve put up Chapter Seven (including plenty of $1 Patron script and commentary, $4 Patron high res and screen saver links, and $7 Patron video bonus material).

This  Chapter Seven contains the first published appearance of Three Star Private Buck Mercury.  It was important to me to have this chapter included in the semi-interactive web-comic, because VOLUME THREE – “MORE Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures” – really focuses on Buck, and I’ve started posting the full color VOLUME THREE! I’m not far in yet… yet! (A half dozen pages, only three of which are the actual comic, and no bonus features… yet!).  But it will just bulk up from here, and at last, Here we go!

Speaking of posted web comic pages, if you find any humans unmasking to reveal they’re robots, and then you click the “first robot” navigation button, it will take you to a secret UNLISTED ROBOT page!  There are a few little surprises here and there, like this, for those of you that care to take the time and poke around on your own.

Some other bonus features I went back to previous pages and injected:

– A gorgeous pin-up of the hand of a giant monster by Russ Heath, including an excerpt from my diary on the years-long difficult experience of trying to get it from him,

– A new PUBLIC video discussing how comics or tv shows when I was growing up weren’t read or viewed in chronological order – you just watched what was on at that moment, or read what few issues you’d picked up,

– A new PUBLIC video discussing feminism and Raiders of the Lost Arc in Doris’s VERY first appearance  in her first issue’s first page’s first panel.

I’m still working, and I’ll try and shoot you a note again as I get more fun material up and running for you at the website!  Please keep poking around there on your own, and enjoy!

Chris!

Doris Danger (vol. 1, Chpt. 1), page 003 – Commentary Video – Doris’s VERY First Appearance

December 11th, 2018

In July 2018, in front of Luther Place Memorial Church, a neo-Gothic church built in Washington, D.C. in 1873, Chris Wisnia discusses the first panel of Doris Danger’s first comic and its relationship to feminism AND Raiders of the Lost Arc.

 

BONUS! Again in July 2018, Chris Wisnia filmed a less thorough “first take” on the subject, but wanders to the opposite side of the Luther Place Memorial Church, a neo-Gothic church built in Washington, D.C. in 1873. (He discusses the first panel of Doris Danger’s first comic and its relationship to feminism AND Raiders of the Lost Arc.)



Intro   CHPT. 1   Chpt. 2

Doris Danger’s Name ($7 Patrons)
Doris’s VERY first appearance (Public!)
Toxic Gasagina ($7 Patrons)
Three Star Generals ($7 Patrons)

ARMY “G” DIVISION  
CAYMAN ISLANDS  
DORIS DANGER 
GASAGINA 
ORIGIN  
NOTE: ORIGIN is discussed panel 2
STEVE 

Doris Danger (vol. 3, Chpt. 30), page 006 – Published

December 11th, 2018

Colored by Ricky Sprague!



Pre-Chpt. 30  CHPT. 30 Chpt. 31
BUCK MERCURY 
GIANT MONSTER  
SOUTH AMERICA  

With reverence and admiration for, and in loving parody of, the Atlas GIANT MONSTER comics of Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Larry Lieber, whose comics you should buy!

Doris Danger (vol. 3, Chpt. 30), page 005 – Published

December 11th, 2018

Colored by Ricky Sprague!



Pre-Chpt. 30  CHPT. 30 Chpt. 31
BUCK MERCURY 
GIANT MONSTER  
ROBOT 
SOUTH AMERICA  

With reverence and admiration for, and in loving parody of, the Atlas GIANT MONSTER comics of Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Larry Lieber, whose comics you should buy!

Doris Danger (vol. 3, Chpt. 30), page 004 – Published

December 8th, 2018

Colored by Ricky Sprague!



Pre-Chpt. 30  CHPT. 30 Chpt. 31
BUCK MERCURY 
SOUTH AMERICA  

With reverence and admiration for, and in loving parody of, the Atlas GIANT MONSTER comics of Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Larry Lieber, whose comics you should buy!

LIAM SHARP (approx. 5:30) – DIARY OF A STRUGGLING COMICS ARTIST

December 6th, 2018
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Doris Danger (vol. 3, Intro), page 010 – Published

December 5th, 2018
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Doris Danger (vol. 3, Intro), page 010 – Navigation

December 5th, 2018

Colored by Ricky Sprague!

($4 Patreon, please click the PUBLISHED link below!)

FANS! This Chapter begins with a senses-staggering full-page pin-up of a GIANT MONSTER! But before you click the PUBLISHED link below – These scintillating, pulchritudinous images are rewards for our kind $4 Patreon supporters!

Please don’t hate us if you’re not a kind $4 supporter!  We want you to enjoy this comic, regardless of your support, and there are TONS of free pages for you (besides these absolutely amazing full-page spreads in the style of late 1950’s-early 1960’s Atlas comics, pre-super-hero, Jack Kirby-parodied and/or sweetly homaged beauties)! Simply click on all the RED icons and NOT the GREEN ones!

Enjoy, fans!
-Rob Oder, Editor-in-Chief, Tabloia Weekly Magazine!



Chpt, 30 CHPT. 31 Chpt 32
SPLASH PAGE ($4 Patrons):  

With reverence and admiration for, and in loving parody of, the Atlas GIANT MONSTER comics of Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Larry Lieber, whose comics you should buy!

TABLOIA MAILER!

December 4th, 2018

Hope you’re well this holiday season!

I have been asked to contribute to another benefit anthology:

The Good Fight, a Kickstarter-funded book that is live for seven more days:

(www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256237609/the-good-fight-a-peaceful-stand-against-bigotry-an)

40 plus stories (260 pages) from an all-star roster of comics creators united against hatred, bigotry and racism. I am drawing a dark, shadowy, slightly German Expressionist, but sincerely sweet, eight-page story written by Talia Hershewe. I hope you have a chance to check out the above link. All creators donated their time and talents to the book, and proceeds will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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In lighter news:

DORIS DANGER: The Semi-Interactive Web-Comic is up and running at my website, http://tabloia.com/blog/archives/407

As a parody of The X-Files and conspiracy theory beliefs, you may have noticed that Doris Danger’s stories are non-chronological, and intricately, absurdly, (hilariously?) COMPLEX. NOW, you can click through the stories in their published order, OR follow a particular character or story-line through its SEQUENTIAL thread, AND look at the page’s original pencils or page edits, read my original scripts and brainstorming notes AND creator’s commentaries on the creation of the pages, AND even watch videos of me talking about concepts and execution of the project in exotic settings all over America.

(The conceit of Doris Danger’s comics is that they are “old issues” from a series that has been running a long time, and that you, reader, have managed to get your hands on it here and there, but not chronologically. This is a “pre-Netflix binge-watching sequentially in order” era. One week you pick up an issue at a super market. Then your friend gives you an old issue. Then you pick another new issue up, a few months later. There are holes in your continuity, and you slowly fill in those holes as you go to a back-issue store and pick up a few more, while continuing to read the new ones you manage to find. I “published” them in this fashion, to remind us of how we used to read comics. But NOW, you can navigate through the stories any way YOU like.)
There are over 50 pages of this Semi-Interactive Web-Comic , and a whole lot of bonus material as well. I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!

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LASTLY…

DIARY OF A STRUGGLING COMICS ARTIST documentary

We have published a couple dozen FREE-TO-VIEW, GREAT interview clips of some of the biggest names in the comics industry, as they share their various struggles for my upcoming “Diary of a Struggling Comics Artist” documentary. We have an official YOUTUBE page (please subscribe!): www.youtube.com/channel/UCRY9a1qxVEvMctt84V7xucQ

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Happy holidays, everybody!
Love,
Chris
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