9 May 2002
NOMINATIONS & HELP WANTED
2002 Cartoonists' Choice Awards:
Do you have an online comic? If so, join the CC Awards. You will be
allowed to nominate various webcomics in multiple categories and you
will be included in the voting process. If you have been enjoying Mr.
Fourchinnigan & think it deserves an award for "best newcomer"
or whatnot, I will not cry if you nominate me. ;) More info can be found
Character Designers Needed:
One of this websites friendly visitors, Joe Park, is attempting to create
an animated series entitled "Jesus Cubed." He is looking for
help with the character designs. Find out more here if you are interested.
Joe is also considering creating MX model kits. If this sounds like
a good idea to you, stop by this thread and let him know.
MX#05 Animation Begins:
I have finally started animating Miracle Explosion Episode #05. I will
be posting a previews page some time next week. I will update it from
time to time with screen caps and short clips. Maybe even a little audio.
Now go enjoy the world and keep off the computer
a little more, you damn dorks.
15 April 2002
CONTEST ENDS + MORE!
Greg Whyte Wins!
The MX Fan-Art Contest has ended
Thanks to all who voted. It was a close race, but
Greg pulled ahead in the end and took the prize. He will receive a prize
from one of the MX stores of his choice. Stop by the fan-art section
and revel in his art again. Then take another look at the other great
Fan-Art Contest Results:
The voting has ended. Greg Whyte is the winner of the contest with his
spectacular color rendition of MX's primary heroes. Go take
a look at the results and all the entries. It was a damn close race.
For awhile, I thought it would be a tie.
As always, a new Mr. Fourchinnigan strip went up today, as well as this
month's featured website. I also threw up the first in the long line
of videos to come. Mr. Satan & the Coswell Kids went up Saturday
night. Last week, I also posted Adi-my
4 page submission to the 2002 EXPO
and the Crow Clock animation I made a month or so ago. All three are
in the Media:Visual section.
Later this week:
Cait Kitty will be joining the Forest of Friends. Hopefully, another
Jacket Man mini-comic will be added also. Depends on if I get around
to scanning and posting it. That's enough jibber-jabber for now.
13 April 2002
VIDEO IS GO GO GO!
I've started adding video to the Media section as promised. I am still
learning about internet video options so expect filesizes to shrink
and quality to grow the more I experiment. The first entry is Mr.
Satan & the Coswell Kids, a news story about Satan's children's
show being cancelled. Good stuff, go watch now!
11 April 2002
DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL & TROUBLE
New New New:
Howdy, pardners. There is some new stuff on this here dot com website.
Each year in Washington D.C., an independent comic convention is held
called the EXPO.
Simultaneously, an anthology of short works by various artists is published.
This year's theme is biography.I procrastinated and finally had
to throw together a submission over the last week in much less time
than I had hoped. The end product is not up to the quality I was hoping
to achieve, but it is still fairly nice. Next year, perhaps I will not
procrastinate. Thus, my submission known as Adi is currently
in the mail. Hopefully, it will be printed in this year's anthology.
You can read it now and online in the Media:Visual section. I
have also added a short animation I made a month or so ago called Crow
Clock. You can also watch it in the Media:Visual section. The new
Mr. Fourchinnigan strip did go up Monday. It is in COLOR!
VOTE VOTE VOTE! The contest ends on April 15. Get your vote in
now. Rasta Penguin has joined the FOF and expect Cait Kitty to
hop onboard some time next week. I should hopefully have a new video
up in a week or so. The voices for MX#05 are ready and the animation
begins soon. Next week, I will begin preproduction work for the Uncle
Clowny Comic and Larry Lizer children's book. More info on
both to come in the near future. I think that is all for now.
Check back Monday for a new Mr. Fourchinnigan strip, a new featured
website, and the winner of the contest.
1 April 2002
I was going to write a long entry about how I was no longer going to
be doing Miracle Explosion and that I would be scrapping the website.
Then I realized that the joke would be on me instead when everyone quit
coming here forgetting what today is. Speaking of which, in France it
is apparently April Fish Day and you paste paper fish to people's
backs like "kick-me" signs in hopes of humiliating your brethren.
They'd use real fish, but they are afraid the Frenchmen would notice
the scent assuming someone had spilled cologne down their back. HAHAHAHA!!!
Get it, hahaha.....anyway...
There hasn't been an update in a few weeks. Yes, I am aware. Well, that
changes today. The new Mr. Fourchinnigan strip is up like they have
been every Monday since I started the series. Hope you bastards
are enjoying it. Rasta Penguin has joined the Forest of Friends and
Cait Kitty will be jumping on the bandwagon soon. The new Featured Website
is up, Busta Toons.
Check him out. His toons are worth the download even for you archaic
dial-up types. If you missed the last feature, Modern
Tales---check them out as well. Support your fellow artists, dickheads.
It looks like the voices for MX#05 may be recorded in a real sound studio,
not in my bitch-ass living room. This will hopefully make a BIG
difference in audio quality for the next episode. I'm also working on
a 4 page comic short to submit to the EXPO
anthology. Let's hope I finish it in time and they publish it. Also,
Jacket Man is probably going to be pushed aside like a red-headed stepchild
yet again. I have decided to start work on my true "baby comic
project," Uncle Clowny. More on that in the future. It will be
about a quarter the length the Jacket Man book is supposed to be so
hopefully that means it will be out sooner.
Yes, the winner of the contest was to be announced today. This morning,
there were only 72 total votes. I do not want to declare a winner without
topping 100. So, the voting will continue until April 15th when
it will end regardless of vote count. This means everyone is able to
vote twice more before it ends.
12 March 2002
The second Mr. Fourchinnigan strip is up. Hope you whores are enjoying
it. Submissions for the MX Contest will not be accepted after
Friday, March 15. You have 3 days. After that, the voting begins. The
MX bios will hopefully be coming soon. Arrrghhh, too much shit
to do! The Forest of Friends are still having a few problems. Mudafuken
Koala has been posting. Icky Bear and Prickles should be able to any
Who needs enemies, when you have friends like I do. My bastard buddy,
Steven Julius Achord sent me his MX fan-art submission. Here it is.
A masterpiece, no? Regardless, he redeemed himself a few days later
by sending me a link to this huge (99Meg) download. To sum it up, it
involves Mr. T, self-confidence, kids, and breakdance. Thanks to this
vid, my interest in Breakin' has been rekindled. I have now made it
my goal to finally learn to break. I have vids in the mail, but any
outside information or assistance is GREATLY appreciated. Just email
Etronics, whom I despise (more on this in a few days) finally sent
me my editing equipment. Thus, once I get acquainted with everything,
expect a boom in the number of videos available in the Media section.
Just to show you guys I am working on it, here is a short clip I quickly
digitized while testing out the goods. It is low quality and blahblahblah,
the rest won't be. I just wanted to give you all proof that I AM working.
I hope you all can see it, it is in a somewhat odd format.
4 March 2002
COMIC & FRIENDS DEBUT!
The comic that follows the exploits of the one and only Mr. Fourchinnigan
debuts today. I'm sure no one noticed that I sneaked it online this
weekend earlier than I was supposed to. Check back every Monday for
a new strip.
Forest of Friends:
The first two additions to the forest are online. Meet Icky Bear and
Mudafuken Koala. Unfortunately, I am having difficulty with Blogger
at the moment so they have not been able to post. Check back soon. Then,
you shall have the opportunity to stare into their warped realities.
The Robot Frank series is still in the works. Each member of our team
is spitting out a short to get a feel for the characters and such. Mine
is posted in the forums as well as a hilarious ballet piece by _altr_.
Visitors to NG
or the all-new ClockCrew.com
know who the Clock Crew are. I am in the process of making a short movie
which should be online fairly soon. I am also recording voices for a
couple flash shorts by different animators. I'll keep you all updated
as to when these animations grace the internet.
New Featured Website on the 1st & 15th of every month
New Mr. Fourchinnigan strip each Monday
All New MX bios coming very soon
Only 11 More Days to enter the CONTEST!