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A Tale of Two Gillies – JohnBlog 23.03.15

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UPDATING THE UPDATES! Redundancy-ing the redundancies! Here’s the deal: I’m getting things under control. They haven’t really been out of control. Not for a while, anyway. But I’m getting them under even more control. Not that you’d think that, by the amount of Dork Tower strips and blogging you’ve been seeing – or rather, not […]

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JohnBlog – Here we go again!

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HERE WE GO AGAIN! We’re baaaaa-aaack! Hi. It’s me. You know: Muskrat Boy. Remember me? Wouldn’t blame you if you don’t. Point A: NEW DORK TOWER COMICS ARE GOING UP, ONLINE, AGAIN! In fact, they’ve already started. I know! I know! Please don’t faint. Point B: Look – gotta be honest here. Did not mean […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Download “Dork Covenant” for free!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Download “Dork Covenant” for free! Dork Covenant, the Collected Dork Tower Vol. 1, is a free download through January! Why? You’ll find out, soon. But some big things are in the works, and it’s the holidays, so, hey! Why not? This is the 120-page trade paperback that started it all! So…ENJOY! And happy holidays. […]

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But in the meantime…

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This week’s Dork Tower coming soon! Also some big announcements. But in the meantime… — John

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GIGANTENORMOUS DORK STORE SALE!

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GIGANTENORMOUS DORK STORE SALE! Right. Of COURSE Society6 would run a huge sale while I’m in Europe, unable to get the word out as best I can. THOSE MONSTERS! But no really – this is a pretty big deal, From now until Midnight, Pacific Standard Time, everything at the Dork Store is $5 off, with […]

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Kick Down the Door! Design a T-shirt! Win – wait, WHAT? – a Thousand Bucks!

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Kick Down the Door! Design a T-shirt! Win – wait, WHAT? – a Thousand Bucks! UPDATE: Steve Jackson Games has extended the deadline to December 9! SO WHO’S EVER DREAMED OF BEING LIKE ME? (Crickets chirping). OK, let’s phrase that differently: who’s ever wanted to design your own Munchkin T-shirt? And who’s ever wanted to […]

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Lucky Lucca

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Lucky Lucca by which I mean LUCKY ME! I’m typing this over breakfast, at the KLM lounge in Schipol airport, outside of Amsterdam. My traveling companion is having a lager, apparently. I believe I’ll stick with the bloody Mary’s. Actually, forget the bloody Mary. Campari and Orange looks just like a delightful Mango smoothie, AND NOBODY WILL JUDGE […]

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This Will be a Cake Long Remembered

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THIS Will be a Cake Long Rememberd One morning, you wake up, and you realize Daughter, Age 5, is about to turn six. And she wants a cake with Ewoks on it. Actually, she really wants Elsa powers and the Force. But that’s Santa’s job in a month or two, not mine. Anyway, the last couple […]

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OWLBEAR!

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More Inktober! Today’s Inktober sketchy sketch – the dreaded OWLBEAR! Fear it! FEAR IT! Or should that be “Inkto-BEAR” ha ha ha ha see what I did there? Also, yesterday’s Inktober sketchy sketch: nothing against the good people of the Mattel corporation, who do great things with Apples to Apples, but nobody there seems to “get” how to draw the […]

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The Colors of Ackbeer

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The Colors of Ackbeer! Thanks to Steve Hamaker, cartoonist and award-winning colorist, plus all-around great guy, Admiral Ackbeer now looks super-spiffy! Here’s my original version: Color theory has never been my thing. Coloring has never been my thing. The colorists I work with are like alchemists, to me.  Magical alchemists. Possibly with fairy wings. Riding unicorns, […]

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