Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Now, a look at the art and characters. First of all you can see that I did not clean this comic before posting it, therefore you can see every line and mistake in the comics development. Also, I think the black over blue lines is kind of cool in general. The other thing I want you to notice with these post natal tells is the quality of the characters. You might notice that everything is more defined. The thing is that even though these are picture of the family prior to the birth of the triplets, I actually drew them after I drew the comic with the triplets already born. In my attempt to get my comic syndicated I was really struggling to be unique and offer the syndicates something different....A twist that would set my comic apart from all of the ones already out there. Of course you would think a strip featuring multi-births would be different enough. I haven't ever seen any, have you?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I hear it all the time; how horrible it is that the parents today let their kids be raised by the boob box (television). I don't think it's such a bad thing. I think television played a part in raising me and I came out pretty damn good.
Solomon doesn't believe it to be such a bad thing either, especially when he has three infants screaming in his ear. Now it is obvious that Morgan doesn't share the sentiment of her husband...or maybe she does and just doesn't appreciate it being verbalized.
Either way, sometimes I think it's inevitable that children be raised by the television. Look at it this was....The television is cheaper than a baby-sister. That's right, I said it!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The cost of raising kids is getting more and more expensive everyday. Solomon's no fool. If it takes breaking into his kid's piggy bank he's willing to do it. I'm right there with him. Sometimes a man's got to do what a man's got to do. Of course you never want to get caught doing it. That's never good. Morgan's none too happy with her husband's actions, but Solomon remains unscathed. Hell, have you ever bought diapers? Those bad boys are expensive enough for one kid, let alone three. I ain't mad at him. Solomon cracks me up.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Kerri is so cute. She thinks she can say anything she wants, without consequence. Her and Solomon have a type of love hate relationship and you can see why, judging from this comic. Unable to get the cranky trips to settle down Kerri posses the question that they might just be upset about having Solomon as a father. It's a joke, of course, but she says it with such a straight face that neither Solomon or Morgan can tell if she is joking or not. Those are the best jokes, in my opinion, the ones that leave the party involved wondering if the prankster is being serious or not.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Solomon really knows how to mess up a romantic moment. He has the same problem as me; sometimes he allows the thoughts in his head to spill out his mouth.
I love this picture. I love the angle of Morgan's body as she sits in Solomon's lap. Notice how her right foot is tucked under her and hooks out beneath her and between Solomon's legs. Moving on from that I hate how elementary the furniture is drawn. The end table is too boxy, with no true dimensions. and that baby monitor sitting on top of it...what the hell is up with that thing? Still, all and all it is a pretty cute comic.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Solomon can still remember those romantic days that he and his wife use to take baths together. Imagine how his world comes crumbling down when he finds out that those golden days are over. It's cute that he still wants to take baths with his wife, but now when Morgan ask if he wants company in the tub he knows what to expect.
Poor Solomon, he's in shock. Luckily Morgan is there to hold him up and provide support for her man. It's a very loving scene to behold; a wife cradling her husband's head as it rest gently at her bosom.
Look at the dazed look on Solomon's face as his arms dangle limply. Then take a gander at Morgan; legs straddled just far enough apart to offer the support needed to hold him up as she speaks, over his head, to Kerri. Kerri is just puzzled. Diarrhea is no joke, but I took a stab at it.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Anybody out there remember the RIF program? Reading Is Fundamental. Okay, I'm about to date myself but I can remember waiting for the Book Mobile to come around so we could check out books to read. I love to read and apparently so does Solomon Jacob. Of course that means nothing to Morgan. For some reason Solomon got it into his head that he could enjoy a good book since his Trip was fast asleep. Jokes on him. A father's work is never done, especially when he has triplets. You better use a baby wipe as a book mark mister, because it's gonna be a while before you get a chance to finish that bad boy.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Note: I realize that you have not been giving the opportunity to truly see what I mean when I speak about Kerri, but that is because the comics that really make up her character were done when I was showing Morgan's pregnancy. I will eventually show those comic on this blog as well, but I thought I'd start with the ones that I most recently sent off for syndication and were consequently rejected.
Meet Quincy and Nita, they are both from my comic strip titled; The Family Tree, Like @Home, The Family Tree is one of my comics that had been constantly rejected by the big syndicates out there. For a man who spends the majority of his life trying to avoid rejection I certain got a lot of them when I was trying to get syndication . I made up the character Quincy Taylor when I was in the tenth grade. Can you believe that crap? You'd never know it to look at him but when I first developed him he was modeled completely after Dennis the Menace. Quince was developed to be the older cousin of a pair of twins name Jennifer and Jonathan (I will show them in another intermission). I made up Jennifer and Jonathan when I was in the eight grade. Anyway, the young lady with him is named Nita. Nita came about many years later. She was actually meant to be just a one time character that I made up just for filler where I needed a group of kids. I liked the way she looked so much that I decided to make her a permanent member of the roster. Nita makes the perfect Nemesis for Quincy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Mrs. Jacobs, Solomon's mother. How lucky is she? Three grandchildren in one shot. Ever proud, Mrs. Jacobs is a lot like my mom. The sweetest, most kindhearted person in the world. She can't wait to get on the phone and tell her friends about her lovely grand babies. The funniest thing about Mrs. Jacobs is that, like most moms, she believes that every positive trait of the triplets come from her side of the family (including the fact that they are triplets to begin with). Of course it becomes Solomon's duty to politely correct his mom and make her aware that he is an only child. From the expression on his mother's face, she's not trying to hear it. Morgan and Mr. Jacobs, Solomon's dad, casually observe the scene, but both are too smart to get involved. Poor Mrs. Jacobs...she did such an excellent job of raising her son and yet she failed to instill in him the fact that grandmother's reserve the right to brag about anything, whether it is true or not......
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Solomon Jacobs is what one might call cheap, which is apparent in this scene where he confronts Morgan for bringing home a large house plant. I think it is hilarious that he considers a house plant as an extra mouth to feed. Well, you might call him cheap, but I call him frugal. He is a man after my own heart.