July 18 2007 6:00 pm

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THE MAN says:

Toothpick Guy

It's been a long while since you got your last healthy dose of Goomba. Never fear, for your prescription is now refilled. Hahaha haha, ha. ha... hm... Yes, that was intended to be cheesy.

Anyway, on to the comic. This one didn't take long to make, since a lot of it was already pre-made. I got the idea a while before Vesna was even introduced. I started making the strip way back, even though I didn't have a lady for the part. Vesna showed up, and it worked, but I had to wait until after the rescue and things cooled down a bit. I know, it's bad to build your characters around the story, you need to build the story around the characters, etc. But I'm kinda rusty with this, it's been a few months since the last strip. So it will do for now, despite the predictability and steroetypicalness. I think I just invented two words.

So, have the 78 of you been wondering night and day where I've been? Have you not been able to sleep at night knowing that I might be in danger? No? Good. Cause that would be pretty weird. But you prolly wondered at least once in this two-month-long absence of mine why you aren't getting the comics you signed up for. Okay, even if you didn't, I'm telling you anyway.

I got burnt out of making comics for a while. I was kinda stressing over each one and deadlines and Photoshop OH MY! Basically, I lost all motivation, and the comics lost all their appeal. I couldn't think of one good joke to save my life, and I wasn't to thrilled about the 2-3 hours I'd spent clicking around Photoshop after the idea surfaced. But I think I'm back now, so you can all smile and give me your credit cards. Though I can't officially recommend the latter.

I'd like to do a story arc soon, but I don't really have any ideas right now. Not any good ones, anyway. If you think you have a good plot, let me know. But please, no spoofs. Those are kinda old, mostly unoriginal, and I suck at them.

If you have not seen this movie you must. Must. Remember that ax that 16 pulled out to free the Goombess? He will not hesitate to commit murder with it on my word. So go see Ocean's Eleven. Now. I usually fall behind the culture, so I completely missed this movie when it came out back in 01. It's a great movie, though. What does this movie have to do with anything? Nothing at all. It's just what you get for reading the author comments. :P

Questions, comments, concerns, ratings, and, of course, snack-cakes are all encouraged.

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THE PEOPLE says:

Guest on July 18 2007 6:07 pm

YAY! your not dead.
Keep up the good work!

The_Great_Yoshi_Rider on July 18 2007 7:01 pm

GASP! Toothpick Guy is alive! Er, I probably shouldn't have sold your stuff... Oh well! *Pulls out a wallet* Do you take Discover?

Tolneir on July 18 2007 7:03 pm

did you make that wonderful drawing in the first panel? if so, tell me how! its soo cool!

Ghost the Echidna on July 18 2007 7:19 pm

oh but their taxis are NOT yellow; They are gwipp, a strange alien color unable to be seen by human eyes.

Toothpick Guy on July 18 2007 9:09 pm

To the mysterious one they call "Guest": Not dead yet. And thank you. :)

TGYR: I prefer Visa, but discover will do. I was starting to wonder why various items in my house were suddenly disappearing. I do feel slightly better knowing it was just some thief from the internets. So how much does this card have on it?

Tolneir: I wouldn't exactly call it wonderful or a drawing, but yes I did the stuff in the first panel from scratch. I wouldn't be able to tell you right here how to do it. You have to know a lot about Photoshop to do it. I started with simple circle vector shapes and used a lot of layer effects. I'd have to write a big tutorial on how to do it, though.

The Echidnatic Ghost: But how can you expect poor, ignorant Goombas such as Yax to know such things? He just says whatever comes to him.

+Leetbunny+ on July 21 2007 4:39 pm

I don't have a credit card, so I can't give you that, but I can offer you a Hostess Cupcake and a 5 star rating.

And by the way, 'Ocean's 11' is a very cool movie.

secret goomba man! (Guest) on May 02 2008 7:43 pm

LOL! (=D

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