bathassaultz asked: I seriously can't believe you follow me, I'm such a lousy poster. I've been a fan of yours as since I first got highspeed internet.

I had a policy where I’d automatically follow anyone back who followed me, but I’ve kind of abandoned this blog. You can find me on tumblr at claycomix.tumblr.com and depressioncomix.tumblr.com .

waltwhitmen:

god shinji he said he wanted to have some tea not suck your dick

No, he’s saying guys don’t drink tea, they fucking drink whiskey

(Source: fauxmulder)

silent-desolation asked: I was wondering what became of sexylosers. I'm so glad you're on tumblr and still being awesome. Your new material is definitely more mature, but I like both!

I think the old sexy losers strips are still online on the old site. This blog is closed by the way, I post on tumblrs depressioncomix and claycomix now. There’s a post below this one explaining the particulars. Cheers!

tyciol asked: What led you to decide to produce new comics on Tumblr in lieu of the old web site, and do you think these Tumblr comics might eventually be added to SexyLosers?

That’s a complicated question, but I’m on a train and I have time.

I had stopped drawing for a while when in 2010 I was approached by someone who wanted to buy some old Sexy Losers artwork. I hadn’t thought that anyone would be interested in this, I didn’t think the raw art had value. But money is money so I tried to formulate a plan: rescan all my old work and sell it online. But wouldn’t it be nice to also have some new stuff to sell too, I thought, so, I decided to create a new comic.

However, doing strips the old way as I did with Sexy Losers wasn’t going to be easy. I drew much bigger, used pen and ink, spent about five to eight hours in Photoshop to color them, and because of all the computer manipulation the original raw art did not really look like the finished comic (the panels were drawn out of order, there were no word balloons, etc.). I really wanted to sell something that at least looked like a comic, so I decided that the new comic had to be done entirely by hand, even the coloring. However, these new strips would not look like Sexy Losers strips. It was a serious downgrade: no color, no computer lettering, no pen and ink. It had to become a different comic.

Now the problem with creating a website nowadays is that with social portals, it’s difficult to get people to come to your site anymore. Before, people had to find the content but now the content comes to you, usually through sharing. I knew the new comic had to be sharable. The current software that produces the Sexy Losers site is not sharable, and a lot of work would need to be done to make it sharable. It would just be convenient to start posting on a network where sharing was easy, and I could also start networking myself. After all, if I was going to sell this work, it was important that people would see it instead of waiting to be rediscovered at sexylosers.com.

So that’s why Tumblr and not the old site. Nowadays, if I could do it again I would just scrap the Sexy Losers site, install WordPress there with all the sharing options and do it that way like I now do with depression comix. In fact, I may just do that anyways at some point (although the idea of reposting 230 some comics scares the shit out of me).

Now getting to your second question. here’s the problem: the current Sexy Losers site was designed in a way where sequential numbering of the comics happened in a very predictable way. the code could not handle there being a Sexy Losers #1 and a thin H line #1 in the same stream of comics. I actually tried this, and a number of scripts went “wtf”. I would need to do a lot of patching, and, well, I don’t have the patience for that.

I could just rename the strips to follow Sexy Losers numbering, this would make it easy. But it would make a very jarring experience.

If I did scrap the old site and switch to WordPress, that would make it easy to add the new strips there, keep the numbering and the thin H line title. It would be quite an undertaking to repost all the strips, but it may be something to consider, especially if people would like to be able to share the old Sexy Losers strips.

fimbulvetr-now asked: I'll be sad to see your comics disappearing from my dash. I admit I was a huge fan of Sexy Losers, and thought it immensely amusing/appropriately irreverent. I shall endeavour to keep up with your artistic efforts. Please know that they're not in vain; lots of people really enjoy them.

They can still be on your dash, just follow claycomix.tumblr.com. what you don’t see is me arguing about social justice issues anymore, which is a good thing.

Goodbye and where I’m off to next

I was a little short in that last post, and I think I owe you a better explanation.

tumblr’s “glitches” are just one reason. although tags like #nsfw and #depression have been wonky lately. a glitch or “we’ll change it and see if anyone notices and if they do we’ll say it was a glitch”? in any case, tumblr is heading somewhere and I don’t trust tumblr/Yahoo to have my best interests… they don’t have to, they’re a business. so I want to ease off tumblr being my main platform, you know, just in case. I did this for depression comix last month, and now I want to do it for myself. I prepared for this at the same time I created the depression comix site.

now I want to rid myself of this blog. the primary reason is that it is a failure. it was supposed to be a continuation of the Sexy Losers strip, to bring it back to the way it was in its early days, totally hand drawn and done in a social setting. I wanted to get in contact with old friends and fix things and begin again. except it didn’t work like that. very few of my old friends were interested, or so far removed that they were beyond my reach.

here’s an example. I’ve been following many of my old artist pals on tumblr and Twitter. with the exception of Eisu, Ghastly, and Josh Lesnick (bless their hearts), it’s been difficult to get any one else to follow me back. recently I responded to another artist from the old days on Twitter. he replied, “oh, I didn’t recognize you” and that was it, he didn’t bother to follow me back.

after over two years of this, it is painfully obvious that I can’t go back. many doors became closed to me while I disappeared to deal with my depression. when I came back, the gaps I left were already filled.

so what this means to me is that I have to stop looking to the past. the blog’s name, “thinhline” is an example of that, of me looking at earlier days through rose colored glasses, lying to myself that things could return to the way they were. they won’t.

instead, this blog became my place for angry, negative ranting with occasional nostalgia. I’ve become severely argumentative in a way that’s embarrassing. many of my old friends will never follow it - why would they? it’s an angry old man who isn’t drawing the comic he’s known for. he’s just… angry.

so Fuck That. I’m closing this blog and closing a chapter in my past. I want to look forward, and recapture the love of drawing that pushed me in the first place. although I’ll always be the guy who did sexy losers, I won’t let that define me. I want to be Clay, not simply “the fap guy”.

so I’m starting over, acknowledging what I’ve done but keeping an eye on the future. I’ve started my own blog, which is dedicated only to what I draw. there’s no political rants. no heavily nostalgic posts (though there will be old art). just what I draw and what it says for me. if I have something to say politically, it will be in the form of a comic.

if you want to follow it, it’s at www.claycomix.com. like depcom, it gets reposted on tumblr at claycomix.tumblr.com .

to those who’ve followed this blog, thank you. I’m glad I joined and now it’s time for me to reset and look forward once again, for the first time in a long, long time.

EDIT: Someone asked in the comments how they could contact me. There are lots of ways. The asks are still open, you can gmail me at claycomix or depressioncomix, and both claycomix and depressioncomix sites have contact forms. There’s also twitter (@claycomix, @depressioncomix), facebook (depressioncomix), Google+ (+depression comix). Lots of ways to contact me!

Blog closure

This will be the final post on this blog. I will still continue depression comix, but with the recent changes to tumblr regarding nsfw blogs and … well, to be honest, I find myself more and more commenting on things that I really shouldn’t. This blog has just become negative ranting about things that are happening far away and do not affect me in my daily life here in Japan.

Thank you for following and reading this blog. I’m glad I joined, without it I wouldn’t have started depcom. But this particular blog… well, it’s become pointless. And I won’t subject you to anything pointless.

Take care, and thanks.
Clay

Pen exploded on my latest comic

Time to redraw :(

shoutsoflions:

softroot:

thinhline:

why is it when artists add wings to a creature they let them keep their arms or front legs?

by just adding wings this gives the creature SIX limbs instead of four

they become an INSECT

isn’t anyone else freaked out by this

Im pretty sure theres more qualifiers than number of limbs for being an insect lol

but if that were true then by (your)definition many insects would have 8 or even 10 limbs an thus wouldnt be insects

I think I said this before but insect wings did not evolve from limbs the way they did in birds and flying mammals, hence insect wings are not considered limbs

skinnychair:

These are all actual events. These are all things that have actually happened to Eve and I. This is why I get so angry when guys tell me to just take a compliment. No. No. I do not have to accept that, no person has a right to invade my space to assert their dominance. Fuck that. I don’t owe anyone ANYTHING. I’m allowed to go to the grocery store, the subway, or walk down in the street without being accosted by some loser who feels so low that he has too dominate my space to try and make me feel small so they can feel big.
Fuck you street harassment. 

skinnychair:

These are all actual events. These are all things that have actually happened to Eve and I. This is why I get so angry when guys tell me to just take a compliment. No. No. I do not have to accept that, no person has a right to invade my space to assert their dominance. Fuck that. I don’t owe anyone ANYTHING. I’m allowed to go to the grocery store, the subway, or walk down in the street without being accosted by some loser who feels so low that he has too dominate my space to try and make me feel small so they can feel big.

Fuck you street harassment. 

(Source: skinnychair)

The Ru: thinhline: hetalia sausagefest jamboree: divinedorothy: Making a list...

thinhline:

hetalia sausagefest jamboree: divinedorothy: Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions…

usagitoxic:

thinhline:

dirkhardpeck:

thinhline:

divinedorothy:

Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions I have had to the sentence…

Did you read where I said at the beginning “reverse racism” is “trivial”? I guess you didn’t.

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hetalia sausagefest jamboree: divinedorothy: Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions...

usagitoxic:

thinhline:

usagitoxic:

thinhline:

dirkhardpeck:

thinhline:

divinedorothy:

Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions I have had to the sentence “Heterophobia is very real and hurts over 7 feelings every year

  • Being a dick hurts everyones feelings and will get you knocked the fuck out you smart ass little son of a shit
  • yes…

Some people just don’t want to admit that heterophobia, reverse-racism, and misandry are laughably trivial compared to the heavily institutionalized (and occasionally lethal) problems of homophobia, racism, and misogyny.

I’m sorry but that’s wrong and you’re wrong.

This guy’s got fantastic reading material to disprove most feminist rhetoric. http://oratorasaurus.tumblr.com/

More specifically I’d recommend looking and reading through this one

http://oratorasaurus.tumblr.com/post/40998585103/discrimination-of-men-facts

Huh? What are you talking about? Who brought up feminist rhetoric in a post that’s about heterophobia? (hint: you) And if I’m wrong, what am I wrong about and how am I wrong? 

there is no reverse-racism

it just doesn’t exist

racism doesn’t have “reverse”, ever

everything else in your dialogue is oppression Olympics :<

Reverse-racism, according to Wikipedia ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_racism ) is “discrimination against the dominant racial group in a society.” That is how reverse-racism is defined. So to say there’s no such thing probably indicates that you didn’t know what the term was referring to.

I don’t understand what you were trying to say in the last sentence. If you want to use metaphors in your writing, it is best to use clay ones.

will “who will build the tallest clay tower Olympics” do?

I don’t know why “clay” came out of my Swype when I entered “clear”. Perhaps Swype is attempting to communicate with me again.

hetalia sausagefest jamboree: divinedorothy: Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions...

usagitoxic:

thinhline:

dirkhardpeck:

thinhline:

divinedorothy:

Making a list of some of the more interesting reactions I have had to the sentence “Heterophobia is very real and hurts over 7 feelings every year

  • Being a dick hurts everyones feelings and will get you knocked the fuck out you smart ass little son of a shit
  • yes…

Some people just don’t want to admit that heterophobia, reverse-racism, and misandry are laughably trivial compared to the heavily institutionalized (and occasionally lethal) problems of homophobia, racism, and misogyny.

I’m sorry but that’s wrong and you’re wrong.

This guy’s got fantastic reading material to disprove most feminist rhetoric. http://oratorasaurus.tumblr.com/

More specifically I’d recommend looking and reading through this one

http://oratorasaurus.tumblr.com/post/40998585103/discrimination-of-men-facts

Huh? What are you talking about? Who brought up feminist rhetoric in a post that’s about heterophobia? (hint: you) And if I’m wrong, what am I wrong about and how am I wrong? 

there is no reverse-racism

it just doesn’t exist

racism doesn’t have “reverse”, ever

everything else in your dialogue is oppression Olympics :<

Reverse-racism, according to Wikipedia ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_racism ) is “discrimination against the dominant racial group in a society.” That is how reverse-racism is defined. So to say there’s no such thing probably indicates that you didn’t know what the term was referring to.

I don’t understand what you were trying to say in the last sentence. If you want to use metaphors in your writing, it is best to use clay ones.

if I lose followers because of my beliefs then so be it