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IT’S WAR 2–pg 32, also: “CONTINUITY GUY” on the “GEEK REPORT”

     There’s CONTINUITY GUY again!  Speaking of whom… CONTINUITY GUY artist BUD BURGY will be talking all things CONTINUITY GUY this weekend on THE GEEK REPORT.  The episode should be available on their webiste and itunes by Sunday.  If thats not enough CONTINUITY GUY for you, then…



    It’s weird to think its probably just about 8 years to the day of when I drew this, especially considering by some kind of miracle the exploits of CONTINUITY GUY are entertaining…well…a few really cool people anyway.  BUD BURGY does an astonishing job of bringing my crazy stories about CONTINUITY GUY and CO. to life.  I eagerly await each new page, and so should you!  The CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS saga is nearly complete, and the print version of this graphic novella will be available beginning MAY 14th!  If you’re in Minneapolis, come by the release party!


IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY–cover, intro, Continuity Guy

   Back when I started Staplegenius I was creating the exploits of a group of characters who more or less reflected my pointless, shiftless early 20’s lifestyle.  Then 9/11 happened.  And before I knew it these characters were wrapped up in adventures of over-reaching political grandeur.  The first post 9/11 story–IT’S WAR–was done in the spring of 2002 and is about an alien invasion during the Clinton administration that was a weak metaphor for the then-new “War on Terror”.  It was like 60 pages long and at the time the single longest story I had ever done (not counting a comic series I made as a teen, which I don’t).  Having the kind of mind I do, I began planning a continuation of the characters lives in this new world order as soon as IT’S WAR was completed.  And this time—this time it was going to be IN YOUR FACE about the politics!! So in early days of 2003 I started writing and penciling IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY!

     Before I knew it, I had one hundred and one 11×17″ pencilled pages laying in front of me.  So I started lettering and inking and then I got a girlfriend and became side-tracked for several months.  But I raced got it done and printed in time for Fallcon 2003.  Looking back, I think it still stands pretty strong as a story considering my perpetual naivety on world affairs.  And the art was leaps and bounds of what I had done in the first IT’S WAR months earlier.  I blame STEVE STWALLEY for starting the INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY.  It began right before I started penciling this and being around some many great other cartoonists forced me and taught me how to up my game.  And then years later BUD BURGY would tell me he really liked IT’S WAR 2 and wished I would do more with CONTINUITY GUY and MITCH and BROTHER 2-THE-NITE and… well, the rest is chrono chaos...

  But every story has a beginning, and I figured this one had plenty of exposition to get out of the way, and as fast as possible.  So settle in folks, there’s only 99 more pages to go after this…

   ***ADDITIONAL: The first couple of pages have that WORDWARRIORS.COM brand because in the spring of 2004 fledgling publisher Word Warriors Press discovered IT’S WAR 2 and liked it. A lot.  Not publish it a lot, but a lot enough that they offered me the chance of having it scanned and posted online for free so everyone everywhere could enjoy it and there was never a question it was my property blah blah blah, and in that pre-wordpress and wifi world I couldn’t say no.  Not with my technological ignorance at the time I couldn’t.  I don’t know what ever happened to Word Warriors Press, but the website is still there and IT’S WAR 2: THE WAR ON HOMELAND SECURITY is still proudly featured and I really, really appreciate that So if you want to read ahead, go there and read the whole story all in one easy dose.  But if you want to hear me wax nostalgic about life in the thick of the Bush Administration, then check back here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for…a while…


I’m going on vacation…

    To Washington DC.  I’ll hopefully bear some creative fruit from that.  I already have a few ideas.  So in the meanwhile, why not check out what been going on over in CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHOAS!  It’s written by me and being brought to life at a furious pace by BUD BURGY, and each paging is rocking harder than the last.  Stan Lee would endorse it for a modest fee.

   And while you’re at it, why not pick up an official Continuity Guy ‘CONTINUITY U’ hoodie.  They really, really exist.


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 9(of 12), also: “Hoodies 4 U”

     Thinking up the departments on floor 33 was probably my favorite thing I did in this whole 12 page cycle.  Also, have you noticed the hand-done greytones are gone?  Thats a pretty good indicator of where my level of commitment on this project was.

   ALSO:  As BUD BURGY keeps pounding out CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS pages so we can meet the deadline of having the print version of it available by SATURDAY, MAY 14th, it’s time for other things to fall into place.  One thing is that LANCE WARD just handed-off an AMAZING fully-painted cover which I cannot wait for you all to see.  The other stuff is stuff I have to do.  So the first order of business was finally getting around to offering official CONTINUITY U hoodies, just like Continuity Guy wears–and they now exist for your buying pleasure!!!  See:


MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE # 1/2–part 4(of 6)–by STWALLEY and DANK, also: “Continuity Guy” Ker-splosion!

  The way STEVEN STWALLEY wrote page 6 the bickering Flemings were the forefront of the action with the Atlantis Lad/Remote business going on behind them.  Well, maybe if I was a better penciller I could work all that in to 6 panels, but I ain’t.  Instead I focused on what I thought was the thrust of the gag–Atlantis Lad’s mental debate about watching TV.  In the end I think I worked out best this way, and in fact if I hadn’t written the above Steve probably wouldn’t even know I butchered his script.  Ah well.  As for page 7…well, this is just the tip of the weird iceberg that is this story–and not too soon with only 5 pages to go!

   ALSO:  As you may know, BUD BURGY is currently in the process of bringing my script for CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHOAS to life, and over the weekend Bud pumped out FOUR ALL-NEW PAGES for you to enjoy.  Check out the story today.


Manly Tales of Cowardice #7–part 8(of 12), also: ‘Continuity Guy : Chrono Chaos’

   It really is just that easy to walk away from a crash.

   ALSO: Don’t forget to check out the latest page of CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOSthe graphic novella-in-process written by myself and drawn by BUD BURGY.  Bud is up to page 14, and starting there would be crazy, so why not start from the beginning and enjoy!



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