I've just rebooted one of my older, more slice-of-life projects as a focus, going forward.
I am taking a hiatus from the superhero fare, for the most part, though I will be trying to finish ISSUE TWO of IWATSV at least some time before year's end.
"WONDERLAND HATES YOU" is now the story of Rex, Felix and Camilla - a trio of throwback beatnik art weirdos and self-proclaimed protectors of their city - and their often booze-fuelled adventures through the weird underbelly of modern society, the secret world(s) beneath it, and the people (and things) they meet along the way.
Will they be able to handle the off-kilter way the world works? And, of equal importance, will the world be able to handle the off-kilter way THEY work?
The comic will be presented in greyscale and often slightly censored here on ComicFury and a couple of other comic sites, and in color a few updates ahead on MY PATREON SITE.
This forum thread will also feature a few pin-ups, sketches and non-canon goodies pertaining to the comic here and there.
Just for the heck of it, here's the first strip, reposted in color.
as well as the art used to make the comic's CF avatar and banner:
So, having done these and posted a rather naughty (okay, XXX) pin-up in another CF thread,
I have decided that 'clever' censorship (like the potted plant in the previous page) is gonna be just a bit too much hassle. The reason I did that was because, I dunno about you, but, in my opinion, blurring and pixellation are eyesores that take away from the enjoyment of the comic/art and out of the story.
Plus, I dunno if I wanna be one of those guys who deliberately makes a lewd webcomic to lure readers, but, then puts even casual nudity behind a paywall.
Don't get me wrong, I dig that 'business is business' and in this economy, a freelance creator has to make cash any way they can, but, It just feels kinda "bait-and-switch" to me.
Still, a Cartoonist has medical bills and a coffee addiction to finance. So...
Henceforth, I'm just gonna let the casual T & A flow freely. I'll save the clever censorship for any actual graphic sex acts, but, in the interest of not having to do that very often, I will keep then actual graphic sex acts to an in-story minimum, and save most of them for Patreon-only Pin-ups and short stories.
Mind you, I may put a potted plant over someone's junk every now and again, just for a laugh.
Today in Wonderland, my ever-expanding cerebral lawn of madness needs a trim.
I went and found the OOOLLLD Deviantart account that I made for the ancient prototype comic that would eventually become the current version of Wonderland Hates You.
I renamed it and threw up some old art, some new art, some comic strips and such... and even connected it to the TWITTER that I made for the main characters days ago.
(Because, I'm NUTS, apparently.)
I am still contemplating on whether or not to make a page on the CF site for peripheral art, fanarts, and such, but, since I have gone and created it, I think that all that will just be shuffled over to the DA site. A bit more traffic there, at this point.
Also, as much as I love CF, I have also created mirror sites for the comic over at SMACKJEEVES and THEDUCKWEBCOMICS.
(I am not gonna screw with Tapastic or Webtoon... yet.)
Have I missed anything?
Oh, right. If I haven't mentioned it before, I am also posting the comic on My PATREON SITE. It is currently about 3 strips ahead, but, I am doing my best to widen that buffer just a bit. (A LOT. I want to be at least 12 strips ahead at any given time on Patreon than on the public views.)
The Patreon Strips are in color and uncensored.
If you are so inclined, please consider either becoming or a Patron, or, if you have one of those "fears of commitment" that I hear tell about, feel free to Buy a Cartoonist a Coffee, or, even a KO-FI, which I assume is 'decaf'(?)
I leave you with a li'l scribble - The original draft of what would be reworked into the first modern W.H.Y. strip. Made all the way back in 2015!
Rex, Camilla and Felix attend a local house party.
(Not their usual party atmosphere, but, when a party presents itself, you partake).
There are some (many) familiar faces at this jam.
Which presents it's own particular issues.
Part 1 of 2.
I am working on a "lingo" page in order to help readers understand Rex, Felix & Camilla just a little better when they're, like, jawbonin' that jazz that they jaw.
The list is far from complete, don't you worry.
It'll be updated along with the comic, so the links don't provide spoilers, get ahead of the update, or link to unpublished dead pages.
Don't forget, the Cast Page is also up, and, it will also be updated as actual recurring characters debut.
Also, on that note, didja notice some of the background cameos in a few of the pages?
"Bingo Was His or Her Name-O", 31st Aug 2019, 5:36 PM#12
I placed Wonderland Hates You (this site's version) on The Belfry Webcomics Index in order to drum up a few views.
If you're signed up to that site, be sure to mosey on over there and add WHY to your list of faves!
It would help Your Humble Cartoonist out, immensely!
Yesterday's comic, "ELEVENTY-SEVEN", showed you the naked aftermath. Today's page tells you HOW it happened.
Based on a true story.
Considering some of the crap that happened to Your Humble Cartoonist while working at A Popular CHain Convenience Store, There's probably gonna be a LOT of "Based on a True Story" weird shit here in Wonderland, hidden among the totally made up weird shit.