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CHANGE

November 30, 2015

“I’ve just decided to switch our Friday schedule to Monday, which means that the test we take each Friday on what we learned during the week will now take place on Monday before we’ve learned it. But since today is Tuesday, it doesn’t matter in the slightest. Pencils ready!”  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory quote.

The only constant in the Universe is Change…. and my underwear…. and Change is coming to the BUBBAWORLD COMIX site , I tells ya.
For centuries ….. well maybe not centuries , although it feels like centuries, not that it’s a bad thing , just saying… for a long time now I have been doing six comic strip titles.  Originally when it was a paper it was six pages with each title a full page.  Then I made it four pages and each title got half a page with one title getting a full page.  Then I changed again…. I went to the interwebs.  It became a web comic.  I was updating six days a week.  That’s a lot for a web cartoonist.  A different title for each day of the week.  Then I had to take side jobs that became full time jobs and I made a new change.  I went to three updates a week, still pretty good, and did three titles one week and three titles the next week.  All this I was putting out collection books of the strips too.
Now the time for Change has come again.  Having six titles on one page makes the archives a little difficult.  I had six archive pages, one for each title, that held about ten strips each.  Then I created six wordpress sites for the full archives of each strip.  All six titles are humor strips and have one shot gag strips but each one of them has ongoing stories also.  With each title updating twice a month it’s a little hard to keep up with whats going on.  If it takes three or four strips to advance a story then you’re looking at it taking six to eight weeks to read that story while doing the same with five other titles.
Here is the Change.  I will be dropping all six titles on the BUBBAWORLD COMIX webpage and replace it with a one shot humor gag strip.  It won’t involve regular characters and will not have ongoing storylines.  Do not fear, the six original titles are not going anywhere.  They will become books.  I have a collection book that will be released in the upcoming weeks and more strips for a second collection book.  After that each title will have it’s on long base story in book form.  Around fifty pages or so which will be around a hundred strips.  Two strips per printed page.  The page count depends on how the story goes.  Hopefully I can come out with a book every couple of months and all the titles will be represented within the year.  I could never stop doing these titles, they are like my children…  they’ve just hit puberty and need to grow into something different , hopefully something better.
Two weeks and one day.  That’s how many updates of the old way will happen before the new Changes take place.  These are the last seven strips That I had written so I’m drawing them before switching over.  Until then, I’ll see ya in the funny pages.

P.S.  I will still be updating the six archive pages on wordpress with the new strips so those sites will still be active, and will announce books on those sites when the times come.

AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING

September 10, 2013

I’m a web cartoonist.  I use to put my comics in a newspaper that I self published.  It was four pages and I put it on store counters and stands for people to pick up for free in my county and surrounding counties.  You may wonder how I was able to do this.  Well it was done with advertisers.  The advertising paid for the printing and paid me…. sort of.  I had to take care of some ill family members at the same time so I put the paper to the side after doing it for four years.  I tried to bring it back but the economy was just too bad to succeed with it again.  But I have my comics on the web.  It’s own website and everything.  It was way cheaper than printing it out on paper every month.  I even kept a few customers online advertising with me.  I have a regular job too and it eats up most of my time and I injured my drawing hand there too.  I didn’t draw for four months and have just started back within the last couple of weeks.  The website is BUBBAWORLD COMIX.  I do six humor strips.  They use to come out every day Monday thru Saturday.  While I’m getting my hand better ( I may be drawing with it but I still have to use a brace ) I’m doing three titles one week and three titles the next.  I will be alternating them like that every two weeks so I can still keep doing all six titles till I get a little ahead or my hand quits hurting.

I was charging $30 an ad on the site per month.  With 20 or 25 advertisers I could have my business in full bloom again.  That’s cheaper than the paper ads but I still think it’s too much.  So I have decided to make them $10 a month.  That means for $120 you can have an ad in my comics archives for a whole year.  Each comic has a page on my website with about 15 comics for that title with ads down the side of the page beside them.  I don’t keep a full archive on the website, that’s what my wordpress sites are for.  So the archives are constantly changing on the website.  $120 will barely get you a week or two in a regular newspaper.  Now if you are an artist, writer , novelist, or cartoonist trying to find cheap ways to promote your books or websites then this would be it.  If you’re an independent book store owner or comic book shop that can handle online sales this would be good for you.  There are systems out there with automated ads on sites and your not sure what you are paying and have to keep a close eye on it.  Then there’s also the ad blocking programs that cut those  very ads out of being seen by half the people going their.  I’m low tech.  I make the ads as jpegs and I link the jpegs to the sites.  Ad blockers see them as part of the actual website instead of an ad to be blocked.

Why not check out the BUBBAWORLD COMIX and see if it’s a place that you might like to advertise.  If I can get 80 advertisers then I can make it.  I also believe it will be easier to find 80 people with ten dollars a month than 25 with thirty dollars a month.  If you know somebody that would find this interesting then by all means share this article with them.  Have a Bubbatastic day.

 

STARTING BACK & NEW SCHEDULE

August 26, 2013

I penciled in three new comic strips today and plan to ink them in just a bit after writing this here blog I tells ya.  i have six main titles that usually updated on Monday thru Saturday.  I’ve been putting off  drawing for over three months now because of an injured wrist.  I’ve started back but will still be using a wrist brace as I draw and ink.  I will only be updating three times a week.  QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR, MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS and DAWN OF TIME will update next week and the week after that will be CAPN’ GEEZER , SPACE REDNECKS and GOING BATTY.  Each week will alternate between the set of three titles till I get to a place where I can produce six comics a week again.  I will also be working on the Halloween specials.  A new ZACK THE ZOMBIE HUNTER is already written and ready to be drawn and I’m about to start writing on a new TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD.  I plan to have the New TALES start on Halloween day and go on for a month with ZACK continuing afterward for another month.  Both stories should be around 30 or so strips each.  This should get me thru the holidays and give me time to have some of the regular comics done up to be ahead for a change.  Yay.

So, starting Sept 2nd check out BUBBAWORLD COMIX for new updates.  The best ding dang comics in the civilized world and beyond Mississippi too.  Also I will begin updating the wordpress archives that I have for those comics also.

Don’t forget if you’re in north/central MS that the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL is Sept 28, 2013 at the Coliseum in Louisville, MS.

CAPN’ GEEZER comic strip COMPANION CONTEST

April 18, 2013

BUBBAWORLD COMIX is holding a contest for actual people to become companions in the CAPN’ GEEZER comic strip.  Travel thru space and time with Capn’ Geezer and his assistant , Bot , in a comic strip.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your name and likeness will be a companion in the CAPN’ GEEZER comic strip.  If you win you can decide if you want your last name used or not.

It may be a one shot , it may be for weeks or months… there is no telling how long.  Zoe and Red Shirt have been there for 13 years so far.  I doubt it will be that long though.

This is a humor strip so there will be jokes and silly situations.  If you have any problem with you cartoon likeness being in those situations or saying things that I write then don’t enter the contest.  If you enter the contest you are giving me license to use this character the way I choose to do so.

If by chance you are a steampunker then let me know if you want to appear as your steampunk persona.

HOW TO ENTER

Multiple ways to enter

1.  Write an email and send it to me HERE telling me how much you want to be a companion traveling thru time and space with CAPN’ GEEZER & BOT.  Mention how long you have been reading CG or if you’ve just started reading it.  New fans have the same chance of wining as old fans.  Include a photo of yourself.  Close up and full body shot.  I will have to make you into a cartoon after all if you win.

2.  Or make a youtube video telling why you want to be a companion.  Pretty much the same as number one just as a video.  Of course you will be in the video so there’s the included pictures.  Try to get some close ups and full body shots.  I will be making a YouTube video and putting the link HERE for response videos to be added to it.  For now my youtube channel is HERE

3.  Bribe is an ugly word.  But it does works.  Presents and gifts will be accepted.

Go to BUBBAWORLD COMIX and check out the CAPN’ GEEZER page

MS PULP CON 2013

February 18, 2013

This past weekend was a great one.  Went to the MS PULP CON in Jackson , MS .  I promoted the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL and sold artwork and more importantly, hung out with a lot of old and new friends.  Artists, writers , vloggers, fans, Store owners, cosplayers and even a clown.  Such a diverse set of buddies.
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They come from all over the state and even from other states at times.  The night before was great just hanging out with a bunch of us enjoying getting together.  The laughter didn’t stop for some of us till 2 in the morning.  The con itself was  great.  Visiting friends at their booths while taking a break from mine.  Recognizing  folks that make it to all the events within the area.  Hanging out with new friends that you made at the last event.  Hanging out with three pros and just being silly I tells ya.
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Then the crazy ninja steakhouse was just the topper to the night.  Never been to one of those types of restaurants before but plan to go to another one as soon as I can.  Just wont be as much fun without 15 or 20 friends to go with.
Check out my geek calender for more events around Mississippi.

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COMICS AND SPECIALS

January 29, 2013

I’m a cartoonist.  If you’ve read me blogs or seen my comic blogs you may have suspected this.  I write and draw many humor comic titles and put them on the interwebs , I do.  The main six humor titles appear on my website at BUBBAWORLD COMIX .  Usually they update every day…. a title for each day.  I take the Sundays off now don’t I.  Anyway, years ago I started a Halloween special.  At that time there were Halloween specials all over the web  by cartoonists.  Usually collaborations and such.  Now it’s not as common, sad really when you thinks about it.  I still do it.  I likes the way my special evolved over the years.  TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD is the title I started with for the special them oh so many years ago.  At first it was the brothers from the QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR comic strip telling tales from an actual appliance graveyard.  I would do Halloween horror humor with the different titles I had.  Then it occurred to me that I could do a cross over event.  Yeah , that’s the ticket.  I would cross over QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR, MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS, DAWN OF TIME, CAPN’ GEEZER, SPACE REDNECKS & GOING BATTY into one horror humor special each year.  It worked.  I’ve done it each year on my BWC website.

The first year I had a bit of a happy accident.  I broke the fourth wall with the CAPN’ GEEZER characters.  the Capn’ and Bot have two companions traveling with them in his time machine.  Zoe and Red Shirt.  I had been drawing my strips for years and stockpiling them.  I had even put them in a self published monthly paper here locally.  When I decided to fully go online with me comics I started from the beginning of the strips I had been stockpiling.  So in the Halloween special the Red Shirt companion mentions that he has not been introduced into the series online yet but was with them for the special.  The Capn’ replies that he’s a time traveler and that Red Shirt will be a companion and that he can cross his own time line for a holiday special.  So I uploaded that page and was pleased with myself.  The following Thursday, the day CAPN’ GEEZER updates on, I uploaded the CG strip and realized it was the first appearance and introduction of Zoe.  Zoe herself had not even been introduced into the strip yet.  Even though these are humor strips I tend to have story lines and occasionally will call back on past events.  But I have decided that each Halloween TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD specials would have something of the future hinted in it.

One year I had the CAPN’ GEEZER strip written way ahead of the one showing up on the web in updates.  I was also way ahead on drawing the CG strip and had just been updating it and not drawing new ones for a little while.  I had been drawing Bot’s new body and getting use to the design when I did the Halloween special that year.  I drew Bot in his new body and never realized it till after the updates.  That was fine though.  Thru time travel we got another peak into the future.  Another year I was doing my comics in a new style that hadn’t started showing up in the updates before the Halloween special was drawn that way, it also had the Emu that was about to make an appearance in each title.  In twenty eleven I had redisgned the SPACE REDNECKS space ship but it was first seen in the TALES special for that year before it happened.  The question is what did I hide in plain sight this time ( 2012 ) that will be showing up in the titles.  I guess you’re just gonna have to read the TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD : IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE special and then the ARCHIVES of my comic strips to find out.

BubbaWorld Comix GAS GIANT

March 7, 2012

OH MY WORD!  Am I really thinking about making a BubbaWorld Comix GAS GIANT Book?  Apparently so.  Actually I’ve done it once.  It was only offered as a PDF on a cd though.  This time I’m gonna see if I can actually print it …. as a book even, I tells ya.  It will house all of the black & white humor comics that I’ve done.  May be around 700 pages.  OH MY WORD THAT’S GONNA BE AWESOME!

I’ve got to figure what to call it.  Do I just add a number “2” or make a small “2” where it might read as GAS GIANT (squared).  Decisions , decisions.  Do I come up with a worded title like GAS GIANT: GALACTIC MAYHEM.  I likes that I tells ya.  I’ve got me some thinking to do, I do.  I should put on my thinking cap but it’s back at me house.  It’s a top hat.  I wear it when I draw the comics sometimes and occasionally when I’m playing solitaire with my gigantic Jumbo Playing Cards.  It’s great being me.  I need to remember to wear it the next time I go grocery shopping.

What will be in the GAS GIANT you wonder?  Well I’m just the one to tell ya.  I’m in the process of making it now on the computer.  The main humor strips that I do will be in it:  CAPN’ GEEZER …. DAWN OF TIME …. GOING BATTY … MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS … QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR …. SPACE REDNECKS ….. and in that order too.  If you’re wondering why in that order the answer is simple.  The folders I keep each title in are in that order alphabetically in the computer files.  Every strip that I’ve drawn to date  for each strip with the exception of the first twenty eight MSD…. OH MY STARS AND GARTERS THOSE 28 ARE HORRIBLE!  I mean they’re …ok…. sort of.  They are the first AND worst strips that I have ever written or drawn.  For any new comers wanting to write and draw comics , you have to write some bad stuff first to get it out of your system and get in a groove for the good stuff to start.  I will be putting the Bubba Gnomes in there and also what I have of the wordless ” !?! ” strip.  I’ve replaced ” !?! ” in my Digital Publication with a Parody strip I call Farced.  The black and white versions of those that I have will be in the book also.  MY WORD THATS A LOT!

I will not be putting my Horror Graphic Novel series MISFITS & MAYHEM because I collaborate (you wouldnt belive how I spelled that word before spell check)  with someone on that project and every thing in the GAS GIANT will be all me… writing , drawing , lettering , inking , rambling …. all me.  I wont be putting my Sci Fi Adventure Time Travel title, DOX, in there either.  Just the Humor titles.  DOX wont have enough of the ongoing story ready for it to go in.  I work on that title alone also but I will be putting it out as a book by itself later.  YAY!

I will be talking about this more in the future…. or the past if you are reading this way later…. Until later, See Ya in the Funny Pages.

I will draw ALMOST anything for $3

March 1, 2012

( I now have a full time job along with drawing me comics so the “I will draw almost anything for $3 special is over due to time constraints. )

That’s right folks, I will draw ALMOST anything for three dollars.  You pay me by paypal ( bubbaworldcomix@gmail.com ) and tell me what you want drawn.  Here’s the conditions …. this is the ALMOST part….

It cant be pornographic, profane, nasty, prejudicial insulting….. mainly common sense things.  I will draw a quick sketch ( it’s 3 bucks you aint getting a Rembrandt ) and scan it and post it on this blog and give credit to whoever commissioned it.  You’re paying for the image to appear on the internet.  That’s why it’s so cheap, no mailing cost.

Why am I doing this you say?  It’s a fun way to promote my BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL that will be happening on Sept 29, 2012 and help to even fund it some.  So try to come up with some parody stuff for me to draw.  Have you ever wanted to see a Muppet as a Green Lantern?  , Smurfs as Zombies?, The TARDIS and the Delorian race?  A Wookie in a Kilt?…… Oh , I need to remember the wookie one.  Dont try to be clever and say you want a battle scene of every x-man battling every avenger or all of Starfleet battling the Empire from Star Wars…. I will just do a bunch of dots and say we’re really far away from the battle and keep your 3 bucks.  Again , use common sense.  These are gonna be quick cartoony sketches….. here’s an example….

Have fun, ask for something silly, and send me some money.  If you’re in Mississippi or a neighboring state come to the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL in Sept.

ZACK THE ZOMBIE HUNTER

March 1, 2012

This is the ZACK THE ZOMBIE HUNTER SPECIAL from the second TALES FROM THE APPLIANCE GRAVEYARD book.

You can own all 27 pages of original artwork for $300 plus shipping.  Just email me at bubbaworldcomix@gmail.com if you’re interested .

You can get all of my comic collections , horror graphic novels and Halloween special Books in print or downloads HERE

COUNTDOWN till the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL 34 weeks to go

February 5, 2012

That’s right peoples, in just 34 short weeks, they will seem short to me I tells ya, we will be having the BACKWOODS COMICS FESTIVAL in Louisville, MS in the Coliseum.  There will be Comics , Art & Literature there and even a Time Travel Meet-Up, but more on those things later.  Each week in this column I will focus on something going on at the Festival and talk about it.  This week we will talk about the fact that it’s actually going to take place.  Sept. 29th, that’s a Saturday even, from ten a.m. till six p.m. that evening we will be having some comics goodness with artists, cartoonists, costuming, comics vendors and more.   Join us here each week or check out the info at BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.COM until then See Ya in the Funny Pages.