Today's Update

9.14.14 - So, God hasn't dropped a new laptop into my... lap, but I have reclaimed the 10-year-old laptop I gave my son. He never uses it on account of it being nearly as old as him. Anyway, I can now blog more frequently. So, look for new stuff, soon!

j

Thursday, October 2, 2014

One Second To Live - Slenderman

Craig and I thought it would be cool to do a series of creepy artistic renderings of horror-themed characters for the month of October. The theme is "One Second To Live," meaning each image is from the point of view of the victim one second before they bite the big one. For the first installment we present Slenderman.


For those of you who aren't familiar with Slenderman, here's a brief history.

He was created in 2009 for an internet forum on a site called Something Awful. The thread he appeared on challenged users to create a creepy image by digitally adding a paranormal being to a photograph, ya know, to scare the crap out of people and wot not.

The images and the character quickly went viral and in the years since Slenderman first appeared, somewhat innocently, the internet has exploded with fan art and fan fiction about the tall, pale, (well-dressed) faceless man. In some incarnations he sports half a dozen or so tentacles on his back, but since we all know those would ruin a perfectly good suit, I prefer the original.

Besides the art and the stories, Slenderman has been adapted as a video game for the PC called Slender, and recently had a new version released for PS3 (that's Playstation 3 for those who live under a rock in a cave on the outskirts of society on Antarctica).

In somewhat sadder news, just this past year insane children the world over have begun to worship Slenderman, complete with ritual human sacrifice and the maiming of parental figures. SO far, no one has actually died in the name of Slenderman (that I know of), so I think a government ban on him is at least a year or so off. Maybe children worshiping Slenderman is whete Black-Eyed Kids come from... I think I'll have Craig use them next.

If you have any requests for characters that would be cool for Craig to give a treatment to, like he did Slenderman, leave it in the comments, or Tweet us @AGComics, or you can head over to our Patreon page here, and while you're there consider contributing $1 or more per month to help us create our comic books.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Thoughts On Pro Sports - 6 Reasons They Stink Pretty Bad, Like Skunk Bad, Or Cat Anal Glands, No Skunk

So, now that Sundays are Q&A blogging days, I figured I'd answer a question.

Here goes.

Someone once asked me for my thoughts on professional sports. That qualifies as a Q&A question, right?

Actually, I get asked nearly every time I tell another human man that I don't like professional sports, usually just after they symbolically revoke my "man card." Seriously, I've had that thing revoked more times than Batman has sent Joker to Arkham when he probably should've just killed him.

Before I share my thoughts, allow me to share my feelings. I'll make it brief. The response I have for professional sports is similar to the response you might have if you had just finished eating a giant bowl full of delicious vanilla ice cream covered in caramel sauce, sprinkles, and whipped cream, and then someone fed you a spoonful of dog feces from a dog who only eats Wienerschnitzel.

Brief Update - Exciting But Short, Like a Shotgun Wedding, But Not Really

Working on lots of stuff. Here's some of it:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

4 Worship Leading Questions the Bible Doesn't Answer

In my experience every well-meaning worship leader comes across questions about worship ministry from time to time which he or she finds difficult to answer from Scripture. Very often, especially when Google is employed,  we are able to find what are advertised as biblical answers to these questions, and almost just as often those answers are nothing more than the closely-held opinions of someone who is great at rhetoric, and maybe not as great at discerning between moral issues and matters of taste. Following is a sampling of these questions and what I believe to be more balanced answers for them.

1) What clothes should I wear?

Friday, May 2, 2014