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  1. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Hey, folks! I'm still working on getting my website updated, AND I won't have a new update next week while I'm in San Antonio, so here's this week's comic AND some delicious recipes for Heroes of C.R.A.S.H. milkshakes! Not much to say about today's comic, except that some of the dialogue about feelings was inspired by a book I had as a child about sticking up for yourself. It's important to recognize that feelings aren't good or bad in and of themselves; they just need to be dealt with in a healthy way. I'd previously thought of trying to turn HoC into either an ice cream flavor or some sort of cereal (After all, my comic is based on Saturday morning cartoons, and what goes better with them than cereal?). But when Jessi Sheron, creator of the webcomic The Sea in You (Check my Links page!), started the #MakeYourComicADrink hashtag on Twitter, I thought of what to do with my comic. I had considered some sort of float, soda combination, or hot chocolate mix, but then Jessi suggested I do a milkshake. Brilliant! I could take my ideas for HoC ice cream flavors, and make them milkshakes, which are WAY easier to make! So here's three recipes based on my main three heroes! I have some ideas for other recipes for my other heroes as well, but these three seem like an ideal place to start. Give them a try and let me know how you like them! #webcomic #webcomics #comic #comics #superhero #superheroes #superheroine #superheroines #milkshake #milkshakes
  2. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Enticia's got a LOT of baggage to sort through, but I'm sure she'll... carry-on! *Crickets chirp* Okay, terrible jokes aside, I'm BACK! If you've been following me on social media, you'd know that my computer went kaput. As a result, I've only been able to share HoC sketches to Facebook and Twitter each week, but haven't been able to update my comic. Well, I have a new computer, and it's great to be drawing again! Sadly, I don't have the program to update the actual site just yet. I used to use Dreamweaver, then when it stopped being supported, I'd create the pages in Dreamweaver, then use another program to upload the pages (If anyone has recommendations for a user-friendly, Dreamweaver-esque webpage writing program, I'm all ears!). Still, at least I'm drawing digitally again, and it feels good to post online. It's a little awkward, as I'm not only using a new computer whose copy of Manga Studio hasn't been totally configured yet, as well as a new Wacom, but I suppose I just need to get back into the rhythm of things. What's a bit of a bummer is that I JUST got my computer issues sorted out, but I'm going to miss an update in two weeks while I'm on vacation. I'll try to see about leaving something a little special for you guys while I'm gone...!
  3. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com The bad news: Due to thunderstorms and continued computer issues (mostly the former), I wasn't able to begin the next comic. The good news: I was able to do a belated Mermay picture (Technically, it was still May when I started the picture, so it counts)! You may have seen some previous pictures of Titanium Maiden and Enticia as mermaids (if you've been following me closely on social media!), and now it's Sugar Rush's turn. Because she's so energetic, I decided to make her a dolphin. My girlfriend suggested that I specifically make her a white-sided dolphin, and I happily did so. Gotta say, that swirly pattern on her side seems appropriate for someone who usually wears a swirly insignia. Speaking of Sugar Rush wearing swirls, you can't see her "mer-bra" in this picture, but I imagine she's wearing swirly nautilus shells instead of clamshells like TM and Enticia. Next time, I'll probably do Dino-Mo... but I'm debating on whether she should be part Plesiosaurus, or part Megalodon. I'm also thinking that making Miss Sunflower resemble a stingray would be appropriate, too!
  4. http://TheHeroesOfCRASH.com I was pleased to get quite a few great entries for my annual Birthday Fan Art Contest this year! I have to admit; I was a little suprised to see the winning entry on the last day of the contest, and from a newcomer, no less! But his entry not only showcased some great art, but it captured Belt Boy's personality. Belt Boy would TOTALLY post a villain capture to social media with puns, emojis, and hashtags! Thanks again, MaroonDrops; for winning my contest, you get to choose the next desktop wallpaper that I draw! Congratulations! I also want to thank the other entrants this year. Due to some continued technical difficulties (my computer tends to freeze off and on during the summer months), I'm still working on the sketch prizes for the runners-up. I've got two down, two to go, so please be patient, folks! Enough about that, though; time to show off the other entries! David Fleming, creator of the totally awesome webcomic Ms. Rocket, drew this picture of Titanium Maiden striking a pose, proving that if anyone knows how to draw a buff, reheaded superheroine with a ponytail, it's him (He's had practice in that very specific category, after all!). Shaney, creator of the webcomic Heroes of the World Beyond (Or HOTWAB for short), drew Belt Boy and his faithful flying fish friend, Caped Cod. I don't see many drawings of BB's piscatory pal, so this was nice to see. Previous winner CD Rudd, creator of the webcomic SailorSun Dot Org, drew his characters and mine attending some sort of gala event. Wouldn't be the first time he's drawn my heroes in formalwear, since they cameoed in the big wedding scene that concluded his comic. And of course, it wouldn't be the annual birthday contest without an entry from longtime fan YouWillNeverKnow, who created some iconic movie posters based on my heroes' costumes. Has any other artist graced my Fan Art page as often? Guess I will never know! Unless I go to the Fan Art page and count, of course. But I don't want to. If you liked these pictures, be sure to visit David, Shaney, and CD Rudd's webcomics! All three of them are in webcomic communities alongside The Heroes Of C.R.A.S.H.; Ms. Rocket and HOTWAB are part of the Collective of Heroes, and SailorSun is part of the 910CMX community.
  5. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Shadowy Sentinel learned long ago that crime doesn't pay... but heroism has longer work hours. Before I get into the details of today's strip, I want to address two things. First of all, we're BACK, BABY! I didn't want to say anything and jinx it until I got something online, but I got a new external hard drive, and I managed to free up enough space to get things working better. And so I have a new comic up, just before my birthday! That brings me to the other thing I want to address: this is your LAST CHANCE to enter my birthday #contest! I'll accept entries all the way up through 11:59PM EST on May 19th. I've gotten a few entries for the regular contest, but I haven't gotten ANY entries for the Generated Fan Art category, so if you want a chance at winning that category, just make a video game character that looks like one of my heroes! Good luck! Okay, on to the details of today's strip! I haven't drawn Shadowy Sentinel in ages, and I found myself updating her appearance a little - mostly her hairstyle. It's still a bit angular close to her head, but then becomes loose and wavy the further it gets from its starting point - kinda representative on how she started as a tough, harsh villain, but eventually softened when she became a hero. Artistically, it probably shows I've slowly moved away from my comic's anime-related roots as I've developed my own style. There's a little less variety with the background colors here. I wanted to emphasize that it's getting late, plus Shadowy Sentinel seems at home with a dark, cool-colored background. Not sure how comforting a dark room is for students she's counseling, though... Also, I gave her door a keyhole on her side, but not the outside. This was initially an accident; I was going to put the keyhole on both sides, but then realized I hadn't drawn one on the previous page. My official, rationalized reasons for the keyhole being on the inside are to ensure privacy during counseling sessions, and in case of a supervillain lockdown.
  6. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Sorry, folks, but I don’t have a new strip today. My computer has been running low on disk space, and it won’t let me even SAVE a new comic. I tried deleting a bunch of things after doing some backups, but it didn’t make much of a dent. I also couldn’t expand my C drive either. So I’m going to try to buy an external hard drive in the next few days (I have one for backups, but I’m looking to get one that would remain attached to my computer to expand the disk space). The only reason I didn’t get one sooner is because I also had to get some car repairs done this week. Hoo boy, when it rains…! I’m hoping to get things fixed before I need to post the results for my annual Birthday Fan Art Contest. With any luck, I may even be able to fix things in the next week. If, for any reason, I’m unable to fix things, I will post the winning contest entries on social media (along with all runners-up) and contact their artists, personally. So if you’re still planning on entering, please do so! To be honest, some fan art would certainly cheer me up about now!
  7. Comic 5/4/19 - Blueberried Secrets

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Starting off with a good old-fashioned recap! It's been a while since I started a storyline with a recap (or started a new storyline at all). The events of our last adventure set up this one so well, I felt that a recap was needed. Plus, the Collective of Heroes is doing a promotion for Free Comic Book Day, and a recap might be helpful for any new readers. But mostly I did this recap because I'd heard there was going to be lightning storms this week and I wanted something that could be drawn relatively quickly (of course, the storms never came). I like the gradient in the background and the layout of the panels. In addition to padding out the image a bit, the gradient gives the strip a foreboding atmosphere while the panels emphasize the two sides to this story. Don't forget to submit an entry to my contest by my birthday on May 19th! EVERY valid entry gets something in return, so read the full rules on my site!
  8. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com The title card for the latest storyline! Since it's merely a title card, there's not too much I can say, as I don't want to spoil anything. All I will say is that I was originally going to call it Confessions Parts 1 and 2, named after the Usher songs of the same name (which I'm only aware of because of Weird Al's Confessions Part 3). Also, don't forget that my birthday is next month, and I want some fan art! I've gotten two submissions to my contest, both in the Traditional category. If you want to send me something, you have until May 19th. Don't forget; EVERYONE who sends me a valid entry gets some art in return!
  9. 4/20/19 - Tying Up Some Loose Ends

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Looks like everyone's being taken care of... right? I'm sure someone will take care of Miss Sunflower soon enough. After all the trouble she caused, she deserves to have an itchy nose for a while. Dodge tried lecturing Gelatin Boy about being too dependant in the Gym Nauseum storyline, and he tried leaving him alone in this story. Looks like he's finally ready to have an actual dialogue with his friend to solve the problem. B.O.N.N.I.E. was originally going to have a different reaction in panel 3, but it didn't look quite right with her being drawn so tiny and with straight lines. I decided to do a little nod to Scott Pilgrim and allow the digital damsel to make a shocked face made from a semicolon and lowercase "o". Seems appropriate for an A.I. on a screen, no? Don't forget, you have less than a month to enter my #birthday #fanart#contest! I want some fan art for my birthday; all you need to do is draw one (or more) of my characters or make a video game avatar based on them. All valid entries get a prize - it may be a sketch, or it may be something better...! Check out TheHeroesOfCRASH.com and click on the button on the main page for the full rules!
  10. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Technically, letting his friends know his feelings IS facing ONE of his problems. He'd previously been unable to even face his team, and he's not hiding from them anymore. He's even telling them his feelings assertively. Progress! Not much to say about the art or the dialogue, except that I like having GB making a "time out" gesture and telling Dino-Mo to "hold her dinos" instead of "hold her horses". In other news, I finally did something I should have done a long time ago; I registered The Heroes Of C.R.A.S.H. at TopWebComics! If you're not familiar with that, it's a site that helps promote webcomics. You can vote for as many webcomics as you like once a day, and also "like" their Incentive Art to boost their popularity (Found by clicking the big thumbs-up button near the upper-left). You can find HoC in the Humor, Adventure, and Sci-Fi categories (Sadly, you can't just SEARCH for a comic through the site). Please vote for my comic so that more people can discover and read it! and while you're at it, please check out and vote for more Collective of Heroescomics on that site; we're trying to push our TopWebComics promotion this month. Don't forget to enter my #contest; all valid entries win ART! You have just a little over a month left! I have two entries for the main category and one for the Generated category, but the last month is when most of the entries come in. Don't wait too long!
  11. 4/6/19 - Model Behavior

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Dino-Mo is willing to help, but makes a few things clear to Enticia. First, being sorry and wanting to make things right isn't enough to earn Dino-Mo's forgiveness. Second, the advice Dino-Mo offers is for Bastion's benefit, not Enticia's. Third, Enticia will never live down that "turning into her mom" comment, especially when people know her mom's a hot bikini model. Shadowy Sentinel was intended to be the school psychologist for a long time. Does it make sense for her to be a school shrink AND a teacher? Probably not, but it's my comic world, and I'll build it the way I want to. So there. :-P Besides, it fits in well with her backstory; I envision the former villain as having sought psychiatric help while switching sides and serving time, which in turn led her to studying psychology. This gave her the unique expertise to teach studies into villains' minds, AND to help students at risk of turning evil. I added the "GLOOOOM" text in the last panel to show that it's just to emphasize her mood; I didn't want anyone to think she was using a dark version of her pheromone cloud powers. Don't forget, my birthday's next month! I've gotten some fan art already! If you want to send some my way, read the full rules on my site. ALL valid entries will get some form of art in return!
  12. http://TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Cannon pranks the cast of Band Vs. Band in our annual April Fool's Day strip! I'm sure a bunch of you were expecting me to get someone from the Collective of Heroes to make a cameo appearance. I definitely want to do that eventually, but I'm still catching up on a lot of their comics. There's only three that I've read fully; two I've already done April Fool's fillers with (Gyno-Star and Grrl Power), and one I have... other plans for...! Besides, Band Vs. Band is a lot of fun, and I've been dying to draw this comic for a while! If you're not familiar with it, Band Vs. Band centers around two rival band leaders: the Candy Hearts' goody-two-shoes Honey Hart, and the Sourballs' crude, vulgar Turpentine. However, their rivalry masks a mutual attraction, turning every "battle of the bands" into a battle with their feelings. With its limited color palette, retro art style, hand-written text, and borderless panels, Band Vs. Band has no shortage of eye candy, but it's the story and characters that you'll truly fall in love with. Check it out through my Links page. Many thanks to Kathleen Jacques for letting me use her characters! Drawing this filler was tricky. To make the joke in the last panel work, I needed to incorporate elements of Kathleen's style into my own, most notably the color palette. The only colors she uses are shades of blue and pink, which contrast with Cannon's green-and-purple ensemble (Normally, he doesn't wear purple pants, but I stretched his wardrobe a bit to help him stand out more). Trying to emulate her lettering and rounded borders was a bit too daunting (especially for all the things I wanted to fit in the panels), so I stuck with my old fonts and borders. But I did color the letters and word balloons like Kathleen does. The final panel is chock-FULL of music-themed gags. Can you spot all of them? I'll give you a minute. (Doo-dee-doo...) Was that enough time? Okay, let's run through all the hidden jokes, starting with the audience. The audience members are modeled after various musicians from fiction (with some tweaks here and there), plus the very real (or rather, SURreal) Weird Al Yankovic (my favorite music artist!). The fictitious artists, going from top left to bottom-right are based on: - Ember McLain (from Danny Phantom) - Chap Lipman (The Beets, from Doug) - Marina (Off the Hook, from Splatoon) - Danny (Love Handel, from Phineas and Ferb) - Manolo Sanchez (from The Book of Life) - Sakura (Franchouchou, from Zombieland Saga) - One of the Aquabats (from The Aquabats Super Show) In addition to the audience members, there's also a bunch of parody posters in the background: - Linus N. Lucy (The title and moustache are a reference to Vince Guaraldi, who wrote my favorite song, Linus and Lucy - better known as the theme song to Peanuts!) - Lease (Parody of the musical "Rent") - Elwood Pretzel (Elvis Presley) - Holly Graham and the Gem Stones (Jem and the Holograms) - Brentalcase (Brentalfloss) - Rosie and the Kittycats (Josie and the Pussycats) - The Fad 4 (The Fab Four, AKA The Beatles) - Linda Silver (Lindsey Sterling, as you may have guessed from the violin) - Stephanie and the Stephanies (Steven and the Stevens from Steven Universe, as the star symbol suggests) - Specter of the Rock Opera (Parody of "Phantom of the Opera", obviously) - She Loves Fabric (Referencing the notion that "She Likes Cloth" would make a good band name from HomestarRunner Dot Com's "Teen Girl Squad Issue 12") Despite this being one of the more detailed strips I've drawn in a long time, I managed to complete it in a surpisingly fast two days; perhaps the lack of colors, action poses, and dramatic camera angles had something to do with it...? Drawing this strip as a form of fan art has been a lot of fun. :-) If you want to get in on the fan art train, why not enter my contest? There's still over a month and a half to go, and ALL valid entries win some art as a prize! Happy drawing... and happy April Fool's Day!
  13. Comic 3/23/19 - In Over Her Head

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Enticia gets some surprising support, Ken Bailey sends some fan art that's NOT for my contest, and I restate the rules for anyone who WILL enter. Also, my internet's back! Whew, that's a lot to unpack in a Twitter-friendly blurb... Let's take it from the top. Due to some local internet outages, I was not able to update my site until I got it back this afternoon. Thankfully, I was able to post a picture of the latest comic (Taken from my camera's phone), as well as the other pictures below. Remember, folks, if my site hasn't updated, and I didn't announce it beforehand, check my Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook posts; I'll usually be able to fill you in there. In this week's strip, Enticia recognizes what she's learned from her friends and from Dino-Mo. When Enticia says that Cannon made her realize her relationships have been hollow, she's referring to their discussion WAY back in strip 232. Belt Boy and TM have gained her trust slowly, but listening to her backstory throughout the Even a Rose Has its Thorns story certainly helped. Dino-Mo, of course, told Enticia off in the Gym-Nauseum storyline. I do like getting experimental with the format of my comics, and I like how I set up the three-part panel in the upper-right, turning the connections between word balloons into panel gutters. That was actually pretty fun! In other news (But not NEW news if you've been keeping up with my Facebook group!), I got some fan art that is NOT a submission for my annual Birthday Fan Art Contest that's currently going on right now. Why? Because the fan art in question happens to be from Ken Baily, who won last year with his awesome picture of Titanium Maiden alongside his own creation, EnergyGirl. However, the rules state that someone can't win in the same category for two years in a row, so unless he did something in the Generated Fan Art category, anything he submitted would be ineligible. But knowing that, he still decided to draw TM and E-Girl again for funsies, and because it IS for my (and my comic's) birthday. Thanks again, Ken! If YOU want to enter my contest, check out my website for the full rules! Ken got to pick the next HoC desktop wallpaper, and you could do the same this year! Even if you don't win, all valid entries get some art in return, making it a bit like an art trade as well as a contest. Good luck!
  14. 3/16/19 - Truth and Consequences

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Enticia declares that she's ready to face the music. I have to admit, outside of my main three, Enticia may be my favorite character. Quite a few of my characters have been based on aspects of myself and people I know, but Enticia's been sort of her own entity. She's grown and evolved as a character in ways I never predicted, whether it's on-screen or behind the scenes. Today's strip certainly marks a turning point for Enticia, but it hardly marks the end of her personal character development arc. I have big plans for Enticia in the future...! I typically prefer my comics to have a bit more comedy than drama. If my strip were a cartoon, we'd be coming to the "learning a lesson" part of the episode near the end, so it's a smidgeon more drama-heavy as of late. Still, it's not devoid of comedy; I think that having Unk carrying a grumbling, hog-tied Jackknife over is shoulder is pretty funny-looking. A side note: "Mr. Hellinger's Hardware" mentioned in the first panel gets its name from Hechinger - a hardware store chain that had a store near me when I was a kid - but with the "Heck" syllable changed into its more cussword-sounding form. This is about as close to swearing as my strip will ever get. Also, I was originally going to call the store "Mr. Hellinger's Tools 'n' Stuff", but it didn't fit as neatly in the word balloon, and I hate to miss an opportunity to use alliteration. DON'T FORGET: There's still two months left in my contest! Everyone who submits a valid entry will win some art in return, so get to drawing! Or avatar-building!
  15. 3/9/19 - Not-So-Visual Gag

    TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Belt Boy thanks his friends (and Jackknife). Unfortunately, he's still a little down. While he's willing to dust himself off and try again, that doesn't change the fact that he feels like he let his friends down. My comic may be based on Saturday Morning Cartoons, where most character's struggles can be solved in a half hour, but don't expect my characters' problems to have a quick fix. I was going to do a different pun with the title... I was thinking of combining Jackknife's name with the phrase "Gag me with a spoon", but "Gag me with a knife" sounds disturbing. Yeesh. Anyway, just as Belt Boy has thanked his friends, I'll be more than happy to thank you for entering my contest by giving you some free art! Check out my website for the full rules in order to submit a valid entry. Good luck!