Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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A Sunday strip on a Wednesday!

So here's the lowdown: In an effort to build up some material and a cushion for myself I'm only going to posts strips on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the time being. This will change eventually, once I've got a better cushion in place (say six month's worth). The strip, however, will continue to be drawn as though it were an everyday strip, so there will be six dailies for every one Sunday strip even though they're only going up three days a week. Are you confused? I know I am.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Business As UnUsual 0020 Bonus strip!

I know, technically it's Sunday, but it's my strip so if I say it's a bonus Saturday strip, that's what it be! Nanny-na-na-nee-ha-ha! ;-P

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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The attitude is my wife's (well, mine too really) but the "event" happened to me, not her. Twice.

Balance is a big theme in my life and will be a constant in the strip. This one just happens to illustrate the idea very effectively IMHO.  :-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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The comparative commute. I used to do the commute my wife does so I'm familiar with it; that's why I appreciate my non-commute so much nowadays. You never know how long it will last.

Monday, August 22, 2011

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Today and tomorrow's strips are two of the first ones I drew, around a year or so ago. I had so many different ideas for how to start the strip that it sort of paralyzed me for a while. I don't know if where I began the strip is the best solution but it's started and that's what counts. The next two week's worth of strips will be important in the long run because they kind of establish a "day in the life of" for Art and Abby. Things will change, of course, but this is a good starting point.

I now think starting with their wedding would have been the best place to start but that'll just have to be in a flashback now. Oh yes, there will be flashbacks. I might call them waybacks. Only time will tell.  :-)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Business As UnUsual 0014 - Now with more Color!

I got adventurous and colored it. I'd like to color them all but there's just no time for that as long as I have other commitments. Maybe Sundays if I'm lucky.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Yet another Business As UnUsual strip

First of the Sunday strips. I debated for a long time whether or not to color the Sunday strips. I went with black and white because it's faster. Who knows, if it's ever successful enough to have a printed version I'll color them.

Another Business As Unusual again

WARNING:  mature themed content! Please prescreen in you have any ideas of letting your children read this strip. Thank you for your attention.

I started a Tumblr blog for Business As UnUsual, which you can find here.
I'll post another week's worth or so here on my main blog but after that these will only be posted on the Tumblr blog. I'm going to try and make a real go at this thing and the only way for me to be able to accurately track stats on the strip is if it's only viewable in one location. So please head over and follow along if you like it. 

Also, as this strip clearly demonstrates, the strip, while it may look like a typical, kid friendly strip, is not. Well, most of the time it is, but every once in awhile my screwy sense of humor needs to go mature places. So that's that.

Monday, August 01, 2011

A few more BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL strips

I figured I better put up a few more so you can at least get a vague hint as to what the strip will be like. Comments welcomed!

Business As UnUsual

Like most Americans, I grew up on some great comic strips. Peanuts, Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes. I've always had a great love for well done strips but only thought about trying one out about a year or so ago (plus or minus six months). Once I put my mind to it I came up with my idea almost immediately. I started filling up a notebook with my ideas and worked up a few sample strips. I've got enough written ideas to go for about six months and can come up with more ideas very easily, especially since it's so close to my own life. I can't promise that I'll get these out with any regularity right now, but I'm curious to see what people think of my idea and its execution. So here they are to introduce themselves: Art and Abby Normal.