If you haven’t been able to tell I’ve been on hiatus for a while, I’m once again sorry that life has gotten in the way of my drawing. I’m not quite sure when I’ll get back to drawing, but I know that when I do I’m planning on having enough story finished to make it worth the wait. I’m looking at some changes in the format, and after going through some old drawings and ideas I am excited, but finding the time time to get everything done with work, and other commitments- somethings are having to take a back seat, including the comic. The comic mostly because I want to be happy with what I’m posting, I could rush stuff out, but I wouldn’t like it. A big change in my thinking since I started. I’ll keep posting to the blog, sometimes ramblings, sometimes doodles, and will post comics when I’m ready to tell you a story I’d want to read. Thank you all for your support and I hope as the holidaze descends upon us, you all have a wonderful time.
As many of you know, one of my hobbies is Geocaching. While I produce the comic strip for FTF Geocacher Magazine, I’m really not a die hard cacher. Geocaching is a great way to find off the beaten path places and to explore, but I really don’t care about how many caches I find in a day, or how many total caches I have. I highly recommend it, but some people just take it way too seriously. So what does this have to do with MINIon #3X54X? first of all this weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the start of Geocaching, and today a group of us went out to find a specific geocache: “MacGyver’s Playground.” While I have done a number of wonderful caches, this one is one in a million. First of all it is a “Premium Member” Cache, so not just anyone can do it (you have to pay the membership fee of a bazillion dollars), secondly it has a terrain rating of 5 and a difficulty rating of 5 so it isn’t a park and grab. I would definitely get a group together because it is a lot more fun that way, and each of you may have skills needed to complete this challenge.
That’s really all I have to say- NO SPOILERS. Stage 1 (this is a multi-cache) blew me away with how ingenious and evil it was… after that it just got better- as if that was even possible. Kudos to Team Itchy & Scratchy for this fantastic cache, and for that there is MINIon #3X54X.
So today is FREE Comic Book Day and I went to my local comic book shop to get a free copy of Action Comics #1 since it is Free Comic Book Day and all comics in the shop should be “free.” It seems that I was misinformed.
Actually, there are two opportunities to get a selection of free comics at local “participating” comic shops, one in October and one in May. I’d explain it but I think the folks at one of my favorite podcasts did a much better job so go listen to yesterday’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, and read Glen Weldon’s breakdown of the comics that (if you are reading this now) are probably already gone from your local comic shop. Then again there’s no harm in running out to see and support your local comic shop. If they’ve run out the friendly and helpful staff should be able to set you up with other titles that are just as good, if not better. All you have to do is ask.
So what did I actually do for a few hours today at my local comic shop? It was pure genius…
It’s not really a cult, its more of a social club that happens to take to wearing cephalopods on their head and performing human sacrifices (only for special occasions). So they control almost everything from behind the scenes, therefore Cecil hates them and is looking forward to stopping them from completely taking over the world before he can. The best way to learn their weaknesses? Send in MINIon #0023 who reports back regularly as he advances through the ranks.
Yes, this is going to part of a larger story that will be told some time… once testing season is over.
Cowabunga Gentlemen and Ladies! It’s time for the adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja MINIon! You’ve heard about Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, & Raphael – but do know about Caldecott? Since the British have such a deep martial arts history he carries around the only thing he could find laying about and decided to keep it after watching “Shawn of the Dead.” Bad guys beware- who needs pizza?!? Just don’t get between this MINIon and his pasty!
It is kind of funny what you find in your archives… this was one I had drawn and scanned (but never colored) before MTTS 2014. I’m working on another project and found it with the MINIon #1938. Having slept since I created it, I was trying to figure out where the number came from. I knew it had to be after a famous British artist, and after a quick search I realized it was “Caldecott” since the first Caldecott Award for Children’s illustration was given out in 1938. I decided to switch it to Randolph Caldecott’s birth year, because I can.