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The Young Earth Chronicles–part 12(of 12–THE END!)

You…you probably don’t want to see this…

   Yep. Wow. Geez.  Sorry.  I seriously don’t know what I was doing or where it was going.  I’ll bet that janitor would have eventually done…something.  Maybe the angel would have come back?  Who knows?  Who cares?  Not me.  Not then and not now.  So thanks for putting up with that.   If you liked it please feel free to write some kind of fan-fic conclusion and send it to me.  

   UP NEXT ON STAPLEGENIUS.COM(ics):  Wholesome Morality…by comparison.


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 11(of 12)

HEY!!!  Sometimes my mom reads this.  So mom, if you’re there CLOSE THIS PAGE RIGHT NOW!!! Do not come back for a couple weeks until the next few posts are no longer visible without going thru the history.  Just saying…

  Warned ya.


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 10(of 12)

    I assure this is headed nowhere good.


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:


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 8(of 12)

   So this is the end of the second month of the 144 Page Graphic Novel Challenge.  I was hoping each month would be the end of a chapter but this chapter picks up right on page 25.  Don’t think I planned it this way.  Probably just forgot to start pg 25 with a CHAPTER THREE header.  Ah well.  I can tell you this though, my foray into cramming everything potentially offensive into this story doesn’t let up.  Can you guess what I do next?


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 7(of 12), also: “Bleeding Cool likes us! They really like us!”

   This comic was designed to be a hodge-podge of offensive.  So enter the swearing.  The gobs and gobs of swearing.

   ALSO:  Like I said in the last post, DANIEL J OLSON ventured to Chicago for C2E2 to debut the new issue of SUPER MAXI-PAD GIRL I plotted, as well his and my other books.  What a super guy!  Well one of the really good things to come out of it was a super nice write-up on both Dan and I from uber-nerd web-destination BLEEDING COOL.  You can read the full look at C2E2 here, but here’s the important bit:

When you read a title like Super Maxi-Pad Girl, you can’t help but stop and stare at the brightly colored cover. Birthed from an argument between collaborating duo and married couple, Daniel J. Olson and AJ Niehaus, Super Maxi-Pad Girl has a style all to its own.

You want girl power, then check out this hilarious black white comic that has been called the Best Indie Surprise of 2008. The comic features a super-heroine titled (can you guess?) Super Maxi-Pad Girl! With a curvaceous body, bright blue eyes, and no arms, this pad is fighting villains as dastardly as The Period but for only once a month.

This book is great for 24 pages filled with laugh out loud jokes about that certain time of the month and knocking down that taboo of a woman’s menstruation. It answers important questions like, what does Super Maxi Pad do when to fill her off season during a pregnancy? Start a school for wizardry? Become a pro wrestler? And even better is the League of Feminine Products who help fight alongside Super Maxi Pad Girl.

Alongside this power couple writer/creator team, Danno Klonowski, has helped plot and write many of the Super Maxi-Pad Girl story lines which are riddled with heart-pounding action. Like in Issue #3 where Super Max-Pad Girl because a dark futuristic vigilante…I won’t give away too much because this book should definitely be bought.

Super Maxi-Pad Girl is an independently printed comic book and you can find it at C2E2 at Artist Alley Booth (N7). You can also go to their website and order Super Maxi-Pad Girl online! Check out to find issues and more of Daniel Olson’s awesome comics. While Klonowski was unable to make it to C2E2 I was able to check out all of his non-Super Maxi-Pad Girl work, such as, Tommy Chicago and Manly Tales of Cowardice. I recommend checking out his site as well,!


The Young Earth Chronicles–part 6(of 12), also: “I am not at C2E2” and “Lipski and Bastian kinda sorta not really failed the 144 Hour Graphic Novel Challenge too”

    There. I sent the bomb from part one back in time.  That plot hole is all closed up.  Now to open up some more. OH!  And I was big fan of MICHAEL CHERKAS art on the ‘SECRET INVASION’ comic growing up, and I think these 3 pages really show that.


 ALSO: So right now I should be in Chicago with DANIEL J OLSON at the second annual C2E2 comic convention thingy.  We went last year and had a blast being in artists alley and the plan for this year was more of the same.  But for me anyway, life got in the way.  So Dan is there and I am not.  Wah.  One of the key reasons for us going and sharing a table this year is that I am the plotting mastermind behind the final 3 issues of Dan’s SUPER MAXI-PAD GIRL series, the first part of which debuts at C2E2 TODAY!  So if you’re there–pick it up!  Or buy it from Dan at one of the many Minnesota cons he’ll be doing in 2011. Or, you know, I’m sure it’ll be available soon on his website. 

     FINALLY:  I had totally forgotten about this, but BOB LIPSKI and BRIAN BASTIAN kinda sorta not really participated in the 144 Page Graphic Novel Challenge.  Here, I’ll let regular Brian Bastian explain:

     “Bob told me about the 12 page per month thing and asked if I wanted to write for him for it. We decided to combine two story ideas I had come up with for the ill fated uptown girl cartoon. I started just working on it during my downtime at work, seeing as I only had to write 12 pages a month. And then the whole thing just seemed to fall apart, with everyone quitting on it. So it just sat, not just unfinished, but barely started.

     Then Bob was stopping the monthly book and wanted to do original graphic novels and he wanted to do the story we had been working on. So I dusted it off and finished it up. I think I ended it at page 140 so as to give him 4 pages to play around with. And let me tell you that script was a piece of shit. The non-plot bits were good, but the story made no sense, had weird leaps of logic and was just shit. Bob started drawing it (even though it was shit. I can’t stress that enough) and he was extending a lot of the pages because I had crammed a lot into each page. And he started asking me plot questions and about clearing some stuff up (I’m sure he knew it was shit too) so then I started rewriting pages, adding some pages, clearing up the plot a lot. So this combined with Bob taking his time drawing it and extending pages added quite a bit.

     When he was close to done, he sent me a list of scenes/rewrites/etc he wanted and I worked all that out. Then I also spent an afternoon in a coffee shop looking over the pages, reading it and making sure it made sense, then I went and added more stuff, until we were both happy with it. And it was a whole lot better. I did get to spend a couple days with a proof copy and I made one last run through looking for spelling mistakes and changing and tightening up some more dialogue. And now hopefully it’ll be out at springcon. And also hopefully people won’t think its shit. Although if they do, I’ll be really glad we didn’t go with the first draft. So yeah, that’s what I remember, Bob might have more memories why we didn’t do the 144 challenge, but if he doesn’t say anything about how much the first script sucked, he’s lying.”



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