Starting this coming Monday JOSEPH! will return to it’s original three panel strip layout, set up for news print publications and optimal viewing in your browser. In full color of course!
Now, finally, “Joseph!” is presented to you in FULL COLOR! Be sure to be here every Mon., Weds. and Friday to enjoy new strips of “Joseph!”, “Extra”, and “Boidtawkin”. And we’ll be bringing you more before you know it.
If anyone you know is crazy enough to actually want to create their own comic strip and you think we may laugh until we cry from side-splitting pain, have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org and then sit back and ridicule them for having the audacity to believe in dreams.
“Joseph!” will return this Monday to celebrate Halloween and begins all new adventures in FULL COLOR! And be sure to come back this weekend to catch the “Joseph! Marathon”. If you missed any of the strips from the first story arc you can get caught up before the new adventures begin. In the meantime enjoy the return of “Boidtawkin” along with a new “extra”.
This year we’re starting a whole new tradition. In honor of our favorite comic book/TV show/soon to be movie (you know it’s gonna happen!) we’re celebrating zombies. It’s true that this year’s offerings are scarce. We had hoped to bring in more strips featuring your favorite monsters. Perhaps next year there will be more. Much more. So here’s a challenge: Do a web search for zombie cartoons and post a link below. In the meantime, here’s today’s “Joseph!” along with a bonus re-run.
If you’ve ever received a cartoon version of yourself as a gift chances are Steven Duquette did the work. His website, Cartoon Portraits, proudly displays samples of his work. You can actually purchase his services and he will draw for you a caricature of the person of your choosing. It can be your favorite birthday boy or even yourself.
Even as a kid I found myself at the opposite end of a 2B Venus pencil. I drew my way thorugh high school, the Navy and severall art schools. I came to NYC from L.A. to sell cartoons to the major mags and I did. I free-lanced by doing cartoon illstrustration
for different ad agencies and art studios. I tried to syndicate but always came up with an idea that was ahead of its time or didn’t meet a demograhic need. For awhile I did the caricature scene working parties, etc. After awhile, I got tired of drawing moving heads and I switched to working from given photos as they don’t move nor talk back. I then promoted CARTOON PORTRAITS and am busy drawing them for the past ten years. I have my own webite and I showcase my work on FaceBook. As long as I can keep these creative juices flowing I’ll keep on drawing because I feel that if ya’ snooze ya’ lose! ~Steven Duquette
Steven’s bringing to IC Web Comics a unique series. Not only unique in its art and craftsmanship, but also it’s perspective. BOIDTAWKIN is a quirky look at birds. The cartoonist himself explains it best.
I find birds to be interesting creatures. I will confess that I’m not an ardent bird watcher but they fascinate me. I would watch a grouping gather under my bird feeders and they can remind me of human beings, They are territorial, humorous, sexual and full of mischief. I would then think of them in conversation. The swallow is making at a nuthatcher as well as a cardinal chasing a wren after a morsel of food. This idea gave birth to my cartoon panel, BOIDTAWKIN.
The rendering of the panels are done with the use of colored papers that are cut out in different shapes and pasted down in forms of bird shapes and then a fine colored line is drawn to bring out the definition of the feathers, etc. This gives them a unique look as for color, design, style and humor. They’ re fiished off with a gag line that would give them something to talk about, thus you have BOIDTAWKIN! Let’s listen in…
Visit Steven’s site http://cartoonportraits.bizland.com/ today and get yourself caricatured. And look him up on FaceBook.
Check out this cool promo Virginia Becks did for our cartoon strip. Pretty cool, and loaded with fun. And if you’re wondering yes, she did happen to give birth to the artist himself.
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Before his adopted son can unite all of humanity in peace and harmony he must first survive being a teenager. But can Joseph survive raising a teenage boy whose best friend is the son of the devil? Yeah, well. You try raising a teenager who happens to be the Son of God!
As a hard working contractor who loves his family Joseph is willing to do whatever it takes… for a peaceful evening. But the people who surround him are making that impossible.
Fourteen year old Jesus only cares about video games, texting, movies, music, nu tech and girls. He reminds his dad that being a teenager doesn’t have to be boring. “Yo.”
The kid’s best friend won’t reply to any other name than Lil’ D. If his father wasn’t the Imperial Lord of the Underworld maybe he wouldn’t care about the eternal damnation of your soul. Wait. That’s one of his older brothers.
Then there’s the kid sister Ruthie. At ten this is not a little girl who goes neglected. But sometimes she makes getting her way worth the trouble.
It’s tough for a man who only wants peace in the house.
Who Are the Creators?
David Paul is the author of Naked Vitality, a nominee for several literary awards and the 2004 International Library of Poetry Silver Award Cup recipient. His works in graphic novels include the award-winning Cold Blooded Chillers by Heske Horror and he is a long time Heavy Metal magazine contributor. He works as a comic book and graphic novel letterer, collaborating with numerous artists. Samples of his work can be viewed at his DeviantArt gallery here
Gary T. Becks was born in the Washington DC metropolitan area June 18, 1968. He became interested in writing and music at the age of 6, and after a few years of collecting comic books became inspired to draw his own. Mostly a self taught artist, his style is a mix of both Japanese Manga and American comic influences.
In 1992 he moved to Los Angeles and completed his first comic series called Vixen 6 which was adapted into a screenplay.
In 2001 he started the series Mazscara, a webcomic whose story elements mix horror, drama and fantasy. At the same time he began to discover 3D software such as zBrush, Cinema 4D and Poser, which took his art in a whole different direction. G.T is currently working on several 3D projects as well as two new comic series called the Humorville Hillarrions and Fiendy.
His art portfolio can be viewed here :
Joseph! starts tomorrow. Do not miss it!