My long running superhero satire webcomic, Super Haters, wrapped up yesterday on its 5th anniversary.
With over 500 strips and host of fantastic collaborators, Super Haters has been one of my most rewarding projects to date.
I decided to officially retire Super Haters because I felt it deserved a celebratory send-off, plus I wanted to create a fun mini-event for all of my friends who've been so supportive over the years.
With that in mind, Justique and I whipped up a special 15-part story consisting of 14 daily webcomics and one video sandwiched in between. We even wrote ourselves into the story. (And I hacked my hair off in the process!)
I also released an unannounced collaboration with Kaylie McDougal, one of my podcasting partners from the AudioShocker. Our story was a long time in the making and it was great to finally get it out there.
With the webcomic complete, that meant it was time to put together one final eBook. Super Haters Guest Artists v3 is a 40-page PDF including the stories I've mentioned here, plus two other fun tales featuring Shawn Atkins and Francisco Gruel.
Detailing the adventures of Destruct-O-Tron and Mind's Eye has been an intense passion of mine for the past 5 years and I'm so thrilled about where that passion has taken me. Thanks to those of you who stuck with Super Haters and made it a truly special experience!
Last month a guy named Matt Bull launched a contest. To enter, you had to email Matt your compelling pitch for a website with a truly unusual URL. And then the winner would receive the odd domain name -- SlothPunchClub.com.
I couldn't resist!!! I dropped everything and put together my pitch for Sloth Punch Club right away. Here's what I sent to Matt:
A THREE-TOED PITCH
Like its namesake, my SlothPunchClub.com blog would take a three-toed approach to content -- comics, music, and podcasts. I'd put the SPC blog on a slow-but-steady three week cycle (just to keep things extra slothy).
Week 1: Webcomics
The Sloth Punch Club webcomic would tell the story of Larry and Bernice, siblings out to avenge the death of their brother, Roy, who was killed on the rodeo clown kickboxing circuit by a malicious leaf-eater named Fast Susan. I've attached the first page.
Week 2: Music
Under the name Nik Furious I'd release a new song every three weeks. The music would pair thematically with the previous week's webcomic. I've attached the first song, Super Sloth Slap.
Week 3: Podcasts
Each podcast would begin with a recap of the art from Weeks 1 and 2. I'd also have a segment on every episode called Sloth Death Match, pitting two pieces of art against each other.
For example, it could be Dumb and Dumber vs. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Then, on the next podcast, the winner would go up against the White Album by the Beatles. And so on. I'd use listener suggestions to create the media match ups.
Sooooooooo... did I win?
NOOOOO!! That's why I'm here telling you about my pitch and not announcing the launch of my Sloth Punch Club blog.
But I really enjoyed putting this pitch together. I've spent a lot of time pitching ideas this year (see The Demon From My Butt) and it was nice to know that Matt was receptive to my idea even if I wasn't ultimately the winner.
Best of luck to Timmy Ham, the official winner and soon-to-be owner of SlothPunchClub.com. I hope his custom shoes featuring original art of sloths punching stuff are a big hit!
That's all for Stick Cats #3 - Act 0! I know, I know. Kinda on the short side. But there's more Stick Cats coming soon! In fact, I'm already 10 pages into Act II. But I'm not gonna post any pages until the full thing is complete.
In the meantime, check out some of my other digital comics on my eBooks page... especially Heat Seeker and Passage! They've got a similar style.
Thx for reading Act 0!!!