So you may have noticed that that transformation comic was not purely random — the site and all Owl Turd Comix accounts has in fact just transformed. For all of my newer followers: I’ve done this several times before, but not quite this drastically. The benefits of this new layout are:
I can now put 800px (or more, if I want) wide images on the site itself. This is a response to increasing pixel density on laptops & PCs. Even on my current laptop, 500px with is starting to look a tad ridiculous.
Since I built this theme from scratch, it’s not scary to me and I can make any modifications I want. And in fact, I WILL still be working on it — it’s just that the best way to see all the things I have to consider was to just throw it up. Anyway, I hope you like it!
You’ll notice there’s now an about/contact page, and you can ask me stuff by clicking the little mail icon on the right.
And the other thing: Naver. As I’ve mentioned, I’m now doing an Owl Turd Comix spin-off series on Naver Webtoons. It’s called Bluechair and it updates Tuesdays and Saturdays.
It’s in the “Shen talking and then some panels” format that I used to do a lot more than I do now. Feel free to check it out, yeah?
Meanwhile, regular updates on Owl Turd Comix will now resume! :]
it’s time for one of those “real talk” post where I turn the chair around and sit on it facing you. You know what I’m talking about right? Like this:
So, over the past month or so, I’ve been talking to Naver about serialization in their upcoming English version of Webtoon, which is their comics thing. This has led to the creation of a spinoff series featuring Shen, mostly oriented around his thoughts when he’s sitting in his blue chair and drinking coffee. It will be updated twice a week, and if you like Owl Turd Comix, you’ll like it — I’ll link to it when Naver starts really publicizing the service, which will be next week.
I was in Collegehumor’s recent Summer Comics Jam, along with my best friend AC Stuart (just don’t tell him I said we’re best friends, he’s not aware of it). I’ve worked with CollegeHumor a bit in the past, but hope to work with them a lot more in the future.
My comics will be appearing regularly on the Daily Dot, so if you’re a frequenter and suddenly get a comic of mine thrown in your face there, don’t be surprised!
In the midst of all this, however, I am also in a huge slump. I’ve been thrown in with a bunch of legitimate cartoonists, and the old muse came around and said “knock knock Shen, what do you know about lines of action? How about color theory? Can you draw things realistically or has your style become a crutch? What about observational humor, has that become a crutch? How do you produce an idea for a comic, and can you do it on demand?”
I am not bad at making comics, but I owe it to you (you specifically, if you are reading this), in exchange for keeping up with what I’m doing, to be as good as I can be. Please bear with me, because I’ll be trying some new stuff behind the scenes in the coming weeks, and it may well get worse before it gets better — but it WILL get better! Hold tight!
Thanks for reading! Here are some sketches of Success:
Success was a character from early Owl Turd Comix (examples here and here) who represented a cooler and more ambitious Shen. He’s heavily inspired by M Dude from Whomp.
Oh yes, some of you may have noticed the Patreon account is now officially not there! It’s kaputz. I stopped advertising it a while ago because I can’t sustain it. There MAY be a Patreon in the future, but it’ll have a different reward structure. It’s sort of disappointing because I put so much work into it, but yknow, sunk cost fallacy and such.
Have you ever had a serious injury while doing parkour?
This one time my foot got hooked on a bar and I faceplanted pretty hard into cement. I was okay, but half of my face got pretty beat up, and ever since that day I’ve been flipping a coin to make decisions.
I honestly think it’s helped me become a lot more decisive.
All of your payments for the Patreon for both March and April have been refunded, regardless of whether or not you got your reward. If you did get an avatar, consider it a gift, yeah? :] I promised a lot more than I had time to do for a lot less than I could afford, my bad.
Patreon should inform you for the refund and you should get it through your bank account, but if there are any problems with it, just send me a message or email me at email@example.com and we’ll figure it out.
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My laptop’s disk died and took the hard-drive with it. Thankfully, I have access to a desktop and have installed Photoshop on it. You might think, "Shen, this is the second time this is happened in the span of Owl Turd Comix, what are you doing with these laptops? Are you trying to fuck them? Are you trying to fuck laptops, Shen?" Well essentially yes, but more specifically I have to travel a lot with them, and usually by bike. I am not sure specifically what happened to this one though. I refer to this mysterious effect as “Toshiba.”
If anyone has any laptop recommendations, I’m looking for something with 8gb ram, and i7 processor, and preferably an nvidia geforce graphics card that can handle most modern games, in the $800-900 range.
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5 good lesser-known Asian horror movies? Marebito, Audition, Cinderella, Yoga, Pulse.
5 good lesser-known hip-hop groups/artists? Shad, Atmosphere, Blue Scholars, Open Mike Eagle, Heiruspecs.
Here’s an irrelevant picture of a face looking disgusted: