This comic is by Zachary Sigelko, my collaborator in both the party hit of the summer and various other Wondermark projects. Zach worked in my office here in L.A. until recently moving to Chicago to pursue some kind of dream or other. On his last day in the office (a day I was out of town), on my list of tasks for him was “create a comic.” When I returned, this was on my computer!

Dig Dug 30th Anniversary Comic

ShiftyLook, the NAMCO BANDAI “give old video game characters to comic creators to play with” initiative, recently asked me and artist R.K. Milholland of Something Positive to make a comic to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the game Dig Dug.

And here it is! I wrote it, and Randy drew it. I think it turned out great!

Many thanks to ShiftyLook for the invitation. Some of my favorite comic creators made Dig Dug comics as well — check out this one by Kris Straub, and this one by Ryan North, Chris Hastings, & Anthony Clark!

This was given to me (by Brian himself) in Chicago last year! Its pithy-yet-piercing summation of everything Wondermark is and may ever be is chilling in its astuteness.

Thanks, Brian! I will put this on the fridge for everybody to enjoy. Good job!

Guest comic for Dinosaur Comics!

I have done a guest comic for Dinosaur Comics today! Ryan North is getting married (to his fiancée) this weekend and he asked for some fill-in help for the occasion. Everyone else leaped on the wedding and honeymoon fill-in positions but I just made a comic. I am already married, you see!

If you’re not familiar with Dinosaur Comics or its established canon, check out this episode in which characters are handily introduced all round, this episode about the phenomenon of island dwarfism and certainly also this follow-up! Not only will reading these fine and hilarious works give you a firm working knowledge of Dinosaur Comics but they also conveniently are exactly what you need to understand the specific references in my guest comic.

Congratulations Ryan and Jenn! I wish you both at least five years of happiness. I have learned the secret to a successful marriage, and I will tell it to you right here because we are friends and I want you to be happy until such time comes that I can somehow profit from your sadness. If that day never comes, then I want you to be happy forever!

Are you ready? Lean close, here is the secret!

lots of snuggles

p.s. here is another Guest Dino Comic I made a while ago, referencing this Canonical Dino Comic!

The final GCOAT comes courtesy of KC Green, whose stylings longtime readers will recognize. KC is the author of many comics including Gunshow, which is one of the funniest, strangest and occasionally grossest comics around. (Warning, Mom, it’s sometimes gross.) I also conducted an interview with KC recently for the TopatoBlog! I guess I did one with Chris Hastings too and forgot to mention it earlier.

KC has a new book up for pre-order now called The Blood Cloud and I suggest you get it. I have his previous volume, and I could read that thing all dang day. KC has a peculiar mastery over awkward glares, which are a fascinating recurring theme in his work.