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tymmi
Date: 2012-05-09 00:15
Subject: Bike
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Tags:bike, comics, instagram, ourphotoaday, photocomic

Bikes are funny. There's a weird alchemy of human being and machine. An intimacy of involvement that's very unique among modes of transportation. They're a tool, a vehicle with all the mechanical complexity that entails. But they're a vehicle with a human motor. A biological, beating heart, if you will. There's a lot of romance in the combination. You become part of the machine as much as the machine is an extension of you.
That intimacy, that lack of remove inherent in most other machines, is key to the pleasure of riding. It's not just the sum of the parts, but what those parts can let us do. That's where there's poetry.

I made this comic as part of a photo-a-day challenge I'm participating in this month. The tire is off my kids bike, the drawings from my pocket sketchbook. I don't have a bicycle anymore. I wish I did.

Hi. I'm back from Minneapolis. How've you been?

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tymmi
Date: 2010-08-19 01:24
Subject: goin' to Minnesota with an achein' in my heart...
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Tags:prints, you'll probably want to buy one


Gearing up for the long drive to Minneapolis, where I'm dragging my friend Chris to attend Minneapolis Indie Xpo and debut my book, "!".

Something else I'll have there are these handsome new prints based off of some artwork I did for Minneapolis natives (and really excellent band) Cloud Cult a few years back. Now newly colorized in three hand printed layers each.

These fancy show fliers, pictured above in their natural habitat, were exclusively printed for MIX (by agreement with the band), and are an extremely limited edition.

I'm planning on selling completely out of everything I bring to the show (that's how these cons work, right?) but If by some odd chance there are any of these left I hope to have permission to offer them for sale online, should anyone be interested. I'll keep you posted.

For now I'm off to Minneapolis. Wish me luck!
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tymmi
Date: 2010-08-15 07:00
Subject: a real thing
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Tags:!, vanity, you'll probably want to buy one

Pictured above, viewed amongst varied detritus, set upon the desk that birthed it, is the physical manifestation of my own labors combined with a Xeric Foundation self publishing grant. That is to say, I've finally got my book, "!" all printed up!

I never expected this to take me so long. Some readers, if they've stuck around, may remember the original incarnation of this comic, which was serialized right here on this blog. But for the initiate: ! follows a handful of disparate characters, navigating their way through a day filled with trials and triumphs, expectation and disappointment. It's a love story (or several), or an adventure or a vengeful morality play. It all depends on how you look at it. It's also, by my estimate, the longest (printed) gag strip ever, clocking in at just over 35 feet long (but accordion folded to a more manageable 10" x 7 3/4")

For those who remember it's predecessor: this version has been completely re-drawn. It's like the original in scope and appearance, but edited and clarified (and a tiny bit longer now too, actually)

And of course it's also ready for you to take home and call your own.

I will be returning from the dead, or the unannounced hibernation (evidenced by this blogs recent lack of activity) to debut the comic at the Minneapolis Indie Xpo on Saturday, August 21st. But you can also order the book through my site right now for $15 (postage paid, US). You could also click on that paypal link below.









To those of you who've stuck around to see this, I thank you for your support. I've put a lot into this comic and I hope that it does not disappoint.



And to everybody reading this: we'll talk again soon.
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tymmi
Date: 2010-02-06 22:26
Subject: strangersinthenight
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Tags:sketchbook


Been pretty quiet 'round here lately.
Here's something I drew recently. It was for a thing.
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tymmi
Date: 2009-12-01 16:51
Subject: blowingaway?
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Tags:sketchbook, undisciplined
You know, I almost like the original prep-sketch of this last comic better than the finished one.



The progression seems somehow subtly easier in a way. It flows better.
I messed it up, somehow on the final rendering. Too much trying to wrestle with the materials (which, in this case were literally crumbling in my grip) maybe. Not enough attention being paid to the overall flow?
The final version seems to have lost something in the translation from sketch to re-sketch

Or maybe it's just me.
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tymmi
Date: 2009-11-30 23:22
Subject: blownaway?
Security: Public
Tags:undisciplined


as seen at the yellowlight.

Well, this was supposed to go up last week (along with another truly tasteless gag which I thought better of than posting) but, whaddoyaknow? The Thanksgiving holiday got the best of me.

This is the last of the gag cartoons for a little while. I'm ready for something different.

I'll probably start with some simple sketchbooky-type comics and eventually start serializing short comics for a while.
I'm also now shooting for a weekly schedule. By "weekly," I mean one post a week. No set day.
So you can see why I'm calling this thing undisciplined.

Hope you liked the gags while they lasted. Should you ever wish to revisit these, they're archived at my site for easy browsing.

On to something else.
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tymmi
Date: 2009-11-23 07:00
Subject: elegiac
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Tags:undisciplined


as seen at the yellowlight.


Okay. Just a few more gags, I guess.
This week I showcase, once and for all, my lack of good taste.
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tymmi
Date: 2009-11-20 07:00
Subject: icanbewhatyouwant
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Tags:undisciplined


as seen at the yellowlight.

Are you tired of these gags yet?
Who's ready for something different?
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tymmi
Date: 2009-11-18 07:00
Subject: definitionorjustabadpun?
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Tags:undisciplined


as seen at the yellowlight.
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tymmi
Date: 2009-11-16 07:00
Subject: thereisnohumorwithoutvictim
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Tags:undisciplined


as seen at the yellowlight.

No text with this entry. Sorry.

I've been feeling sick today. It sucks.
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