the walking dad
Sexy Losers #268
I had a better, funnier strip for the Very Fertile Woman character but recent events at the time made it tasteless. Instead, I did this one, and in retrospect, I should have the funnier one instead. It was about a spernami, which is arguably less sillier than a sharknado.
As you can see, I was still coasting on ideas at this point but better strips were to come.
I had not forseen this.
sexy losers is a really good webcomic, check it out.
MOD 1: Thin H Line was the original title of Sexy Losers, but you have to be REALLY FUCKING OLD to remember that.
not about the really fucking old part though
Sexy Losers #267 - The Voyeur Cycle
This was actually intended to be a Sexy Losers strip that was half finished and abandoned. When I decided to do the thin H line revival this idea got redrawn for it, but now returns to its original intended place in the Sexy Losers series.
There is not much to add to this, except the original title was supposed to be “Who Voyeurs the Voyeurs”, a nod to Watchmen.
Sexy Losers #266 - “Suicide is Shameless”
This strip harkens back to a strip way back that was ripped off mercilessly, and part of the reason why Sexy Losers became more of an emotional burden for me. Different person this time, but for the colored version I returned to the same color palette to retain the ambiguity. This is a strip that needed color and didn’t work well in greyscale.
I think for the first few Sexy Losers strips it’s obvious that something is just missing. These are strips for the most part that wouldn’t have made the cut in its prime, but for the 2011 return they were good enough. I was struggling to get back to my mindset when I was at my creative peak, and the comics are weak because of this. The confidence that I had just isn’t there, and looking back, it’s obvious to me. These strips were forced. But thankfully I didn’t give up, there are a couple gems even in this series, as the Thin H Line started taking its aim at social inequalities and less of a diluted continuation of Sexy Losers.
Sexy Losers #265 - Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Fail
A parody of the movie Cast Away. What can I say, I think it was more amusing to me in my head than when I actually sat down and drew it. Three years later, coloring it probably doesn’t make it any more funny.
Sexy Losers #264 - Finger Lickin’ Goo
This was actually the first thin H line strip I did in 2011, but I posted it as the second because I needed something a little different to kick it off … this is pretty much just another Sexy Losers strip, and it needed knowledge of the characters to make it work. Instead, I labelled it as an “extra” strip for those who were familiar with the strip.
Of all the characters I have created, I like Mike the best - he’s the most fully formed and original.
Sexy Losers #17
If I’m not mistaken, this strip came out of a road trip with me, Omar Doggan, and Jen Chan. Omar did the first panel, I’m not sure why Jen didn’t contribute although had done panels in the comic before.
The story is based on something a friend of mine said in a bar, and knowing him, it was true.
Unfortunately, when I originally colored this strip back in 1999, I unintentionally saved the raw file in the finished size of 325 pixels across instead of the normal 500 pixels I did all my coloring work in. I knew at one point I would have to recolor this if I wanted to use this strip any bigger than 325 pixels and here I am, 15 years later fixing it. Omar’s panel was a joy to do, but my panels were terrible, as basic anatomy had alluded me quite a bit back then. Some things are just painful to look at in retrospect.
Sexy Losers #263
In February 2011, I wanted to get back into drawing comics again, and without any real solid new ideas in my head I thought it might be worthwhile to revive Sexy Losers and close the Shiunji thread in the process. It started when I received a mail from someone about selling old artwork, and I thought this might be a good idea but I needed to revive interest in my work, and thus the THIN H LINE was reborn.
The main differences between this and Sexy Losers were that it would be done on Tumblr rather than its own dedicated site, and it would be stripped down to analog materials. This way, the originals would be easier to sell because they look like the finished comics.
Unfortunately, like Sexy Losers, it was still a hard sell (no pun intended) and my ability to do it flagged with my depression. When depression comix began (it was intended as a lark at first), it took off and became much more popular than the THIN H LINE. Thus, after a couple of dozen strips, I put THL aside and worked only on depression comix, drawing a few Dr. Lovetalk strips along the way.
Anyways, in terms of continuity, having the THL strips on a different site than SL made it a bit fragmented. This year, I plan to redo the site and include the THL strips as part of the Sexy Losers continuity.
Here is the first one. It was inspired by a Josh Lesnick post about Garfield being unfunny right from the first strip. I took the dialogue and changed it to being a lot less subtle about the relationship between the cat and his owner. It seemed like a clever way to begin the new strip with a reference to another comic strip beginning, but it seems like more of an inside joke now.