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Friday, August 31, 2012

Employees Only - TMI


http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/123480

I like the idea that Ben Franklin let his friend bring stolen dead bodies into his London basement to study and  bury, and 200 years later we're all OK with it. It's just an interesting fact!

-ic

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Employees Only - Back to School


Ahh....Susie and the Learning Monster. I'm going to start a small plot line with them today, so stay tuned!

A bunch of kids are back to elementary and high school today, and if they're anything like me, the learning part is hardly the reason they didn't want to go back.

What's odd is that now that I'm in my 30's, I get wistful thinking about those days... until I read my journals and realize the only reason I didn't go batty back then was because I was running on 50% hormones, 25% caffeine, 20% actual intellectual thought, and the remaining 5% was probably carcinogens and pollutants from the 40 year old drinking fountains on campus. So basically I had the barest comprehension of what the actual reality of secondary school was, and probably still is - convincing yourself that things will be awesome when you're out of school.

Really, that's all it boils down to. You go to school so you can not go back to school. You go to it so you can leave. The only people who don't get to say that are the teachers, but they get to look forward to you leaving.

All this being said, I do actually miss learning stuff. Great teachers made school worth going to for me, so here's hoping all of you get to experience that this year (provided you can focus).

-ic

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Employees Only - Size Matters


Now that I'm going into story based comics, there's really not too much for me to say down here any more. I'll still drop some info whenever a randomly placed non-story comic makes it way onto the site, but until then just picture me twiddling my fingers and shrugging at you when you look down here.

-ic

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Employees Only - Part Time 4


So there you go - the main character is ingested by a dinosaur! Or...Ian is killed by the physical representation of inspiration, which happens to be embodied by an extinct animal surrounded by "whimsy", who just has the job as a part time gig. If you read the comic so far you would have known that though...

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OK, so my comic has become rather obscure and impenetrable. It's been suggested many times that I scrap the comic altogether and start over, but for some reason I've grown attached to these characters. It has always been my intention to make something everyone else also enjoys, but apparently I'm better at amusing myself than I am figuring out how to do that. I've gone a little too far to even attempt to dig myself out at this point, so I'm just going to keep wrapping duct tape around this boat until it floats.

That means different comics - more story lines, different approaches, and probably more of the same impenetrable humor that you, my five readers, have grown to groan over. I'm also taking on more comic tasks aside from Employees Only, and I hope to share that all with you if I can. Everything from freelance gigs that I pick up (yes, incredibly, people do sometimes pay me to make comics) and my long awaited graphic novel ambitions.

And yeah, what the hell, I'll make pig posts too.

-ic