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  1. theheroesofcrash.com One of my favorite website traditions is the annual April Fools' Day filler. I'm not big on practical jokes, myself... but Cannon sure is, which is why he pranks a character from someone else's webcomic every year! This year's target is the Happy Homemaker - a supervillainess bent on taking away her fellow woman's choice to have a career. Her arch-nemesis is the feminist superheroine Gyno-Star, who appears in the last panel. If you want to read a feminist webcomic whose wit and flawed heroes are reminiscent of one of the GOOD seasons of The Simpsons, then check out The Adventures of Gyno-Star via my Links page! Many thanks to the talented Rebecca Cohen for letting me borrow her characters! Last year, I had considered having Cannon play a prank on Gyno-Star, but I couldn't think of a practical joke that was clever enough. I like to make Cannon's pranks take advantage of the target's attributes, or at least be poetic in some way. While Gyno-Star does have a few character flaws (she can be a bit vain or self-absorbed at times), I didn't feel like Cannon's pranks could take full advantage of that, and I felt that it wouldn't be right for Cannon to play a prank that mocked Gyno-Star's feminist ideals (That's the sort of thing that Gyno-Star's villains would do). This year, I considered Gyno-Star again, but then I thought it would be fun for him to prank one of Gyno-Star's villains, and playing this joke on the Happy Homemaker just sprang to mind. I have to be honest, Happy Homemaker looks kinda like an evil version of my own mom in that first panel. But I suppose that she is, essentially, an evil mom, having unsuccessfully attempted to rebrand herself as "The Stay-At-Home-Mom". I had fun drawing her retro 1950s look, which seems to work well with my drawing style (Which was partially inspired by retro-style cartoons). Sharp-eyed viewers might notice that one picture frame reads "Lair Sweet Lair" (although it's partly obscured by a text balloon). I liked that gag, as well as "Out Darn Spot" (If that's not the name of a cleaning product, it should be!). Drawing this comic was a lot of fun, which probably made it easier to stay focused and complete it in record time (I submitted it to Rebecca Cohen for approval before posting it). I consider it an honor that she liked the concept when I first proposed it, and an even greater honor that she liked the finished product! :-D I do like making fan art, but if you want to let me know how much you like MY characters, don't forget that I still have my annual Fan Art Contest going on! You can click the "Contest Rules an' Stuff" button on my main page in order to read the rules in FULL detail. Be aware that I've tweaked the contest this year, and now EVERYONE is guaranteed a prize! So click that button for all the specific details, and have fun entering!
  2. Hey, I haven't written one of these in a while.

    Recalling my post that had an interrobang in it, and wondering about Ctrl+C/V and how it transfers font.

    I have a custom font for my conlang, and I'm just gonna do a test or two...

     

    eve kibe bali riul

    It lives!

    FYI, the literal font-removal is "eve kibe bali riul"

  3. theheroesofcrash.com Hoo boy... Dexter's not terribly optimistic about 2017. Personally, although I think it would be naive to assume that any problems we had in 2016 will go away by themselves come January first, I'm a bit more hopeful that we as a people can turn things around by getting active and trying to make this world better. While 2016 has had its share of terrible events - from celebrity deaths, to a zoo tragedy becoming a ridiculous meme, to a racist tangerine being elected to the most powerful office in the world - I'm at least glad that I was able to make my own year a little better with my Daily Drawings. It was fun, it got my art a lot of attention, it got me to experiment with my art, and it's the first New Year's resolution I actually kept. That being said - although I may do a few bonus drawings that I owe after New Year's - I do not plan to continue the Daily Drawings into 2017. Instead, I'm going to take some time to focus on improving my writing. As a webcomic creator, art is but half of the equation. I want better dialogue, deeper characters, and more engaging storylines, so I want to get better at writing so that The Heroes of C.R.A.S.H. can continue to improve. I also have a few ideas for other books and projects I'd like to flesh out further, but I'm keeping them under my hat... for now...! Wishing you all a happy 2017! And if it's not turning out happy, I wish you the best of luck in going out there and MAKING it happy!
  4. theheroesofcrash.com These tips all work pretty well for me (aside from scheduling; I tend to have only a few holiday-based responsibilities outside of work). Anyone who knows me, knows that as soon as December begins, I practically turn into a Christmas elf with enough holiday cheer to light up the tree in Rockefeller Center. I was initially going to have the radio play Christmas music (One local station has already started! Ugh!) to hammer home the idea that we start Christmas too early, but I decided to go with a slightly more obscure joke and have the radio start playing Alice's Restaurant. Fans of this song know that it's played EVERY Thanksgiving on many radio stations across the country (My family always listens... especially my mom and my sister Tyler Winthrop , who are HUGE Arlo Guthrie fans!). I recommend giving this song a listen, especially in light of certain political events as of late. Those of you who are anxiously awaiting the next canonical strip are probably a tad frustrated, having three fillers in four weeks, but we have had two holidays and one disastrous election I wanted to address. I do hope you've been enjoying my fillers, but if not, I plan on making the next four updates be canonical comics, up until the Christmas and New Year's fillers. In the meantime, have a happy Thanksgiving!
  5. It's that time of year again! Well, almost. This is the last scheduled update of March, so I'm uploading my annual April Fools' filler kinda early. For those of you who aren't familiar with HoC's annual tradition, Cannon pranks someone from a different webcomic each year for April Fools'. This year, he's pranking Carol and Reggie from the webcomic Between Failures. His prank is based on something that actually happened while I was working at a retail store; some dope pulled the store's fire alarm (which had been placed above a toy shelf), thinking that it was a child's toy. No harm was done, and we called the fire department to let them know it was a false alarm. Still, I couldn't help but glare at that moron as he asked his girlfriend to take a picture of him next to the fire alarm to commemorate his great moment of supreme idiocy. Anyway, Between Failures is a great webcomic about the people who work at a Megatainment book store - their lives, their relationships, their dorky conversations, and their experiences working in retail. Fans have compared it to the movie Clerks, although the comic's creator, Jackie Wohlenhaus, likens it more to Empire Records. If you liked either of those, you'll probably enjoy this comic. And if you haven't seen either of those movies, you might want to rent them... but not before reading Between Failures. If you don't mind a comic with some swearing, sexual situations, semi-nudity, and one instance of extreme violence against a shelving unit, you can check it out at betweenfailures.com and give it a read! Let 'em know Josh sent you, and while you're at it, wish Jackie a happy 10th anniversary to his comic! :-) Speaking of webcomics celebrating their 10th anniversary, don't forget that my comic is also turning 10 this year! And for a webcomic, the 10th year is the Fan Art Anniversary (Although, to be fair, my comic celebrates the Fan Art Anniversary every year!). Be sure to enter my contest if you haven't yet...!