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.
coldnoodlefoodle said: I really loved your little white lies comic, when I found it I was going through a pretty tough time emotionally and it really helped me through. Have you archived it somewhere or was it just personal enough that its gone now.
Sorry, neither. I was going to redo it for Slipshine so I took it offline, but that failed miserably like everything else I was doing at the time.
Why I Hate Star Wars
From the title, you might be thinking that this is a post from someone who has never liked Star Wars, and is just looking to grumble about something. But no, as a child who grew up with Star Wars as a major interest in his life, I can tell you that I’m writing this with a…
I think porn serves a purpose. I think it’ll always serve a purpose. You can find examples of erotic art spanning all of human history, and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon, so women need to be part of the process of making it. We need to be represented, not as objects or props, but as active participants, producers, and consumers worth creating for. We need to take charge and express our own desires.
Any time you go long enough without input from women, you’re creating a climate for misogyny to thrive. Very little porn is made with women in mind. A lot of porn is incredibly misogynistic, but porn is not inherently misogynistic. Porn can be incredibly feminist. It’s the same as any other form of media. Superhero comics have been criticized for misogyny, and are often created with men as the target audience, but that doesn’t mean comics are inherently bad or only for men. The comics industry gets better the closer we get to balancing the gender ratio of the people creating it. The porn industry has a long way to go, but it can get better just like anything else.
The success of women-driven projects like Smut Peddler and Filthy Figments attest to this, that women are interested in smut. We’re eager consumers who aren’t often catered to, we’re talented creators with a lot to say. Let’s lose the guilt and shame and silence. Long live ladyporn!
Anonymous said: Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.
I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.
You’re a coward.
You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.
And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.
Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.
Is claiming safe spaces are exclusionary to white guys the new MRA go to or something?
I get it. By bringing up the likelihood of self-destructiveness of men, I think what OP is trying to say is that not only do women need a safe space from men, but men also need a safe space from themselves.
I feel the same way about pigeons
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …
"Doesn’t love, like a tiger, only attack when one isn’t looking?" 29
This is an amazing blog of someone who draws caricatures of people on okcupid with their own words beneath. It’s all real. I’ve never been on okcupid but now I’m scared.
Groundhog Day - Phil hits rock bottom
treeoflight said: It just clicked that you made Sexy Losers and Depression Comix... I knew the styles were similar but I kinda got slow. I've been a fan of your art and humor for the longest and still every now and then hop to the old site. And now I'm loving your stuff all over again with DC cause it hits me to the bone... I just wanted to say thanks for the laughs of the past and the tears/understanding of my present. Well, I should say our present... It's helped make it easier for my friends and fam understand
I try to draw the two a little differently — for example, DC is completely analogue, I try to sidestep the anime influences and I haven’t used the word FAP once yet. If you look at the first fifty strips or so, you can see I was really trying to make the comic look different, but recently my old style slips in occasionally. Thank you for the kind words and I wish you well.