One Shots

October 7, 2016

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One Shots
Posted October 7, 2016 at 12:04 am

For those who don’t live in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia), our Metro system has been in need of major repairs for years. This summer, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) rolled out their big SafeTRACK initiative to fix their shit. And it’s sucked.

Weekend hours that used to extend to 3am now end at midnight which has made a slight dent in the night life. Trains often single track during rush hour. People are getting to work and home much later than they expect. Ridership is down and the system is bleeding money. But honestly, they needed to do something. And as hard as SafeTRACK has been on all of us, it’s better than letting the system further decay. No, it’s not perfect. But they are trying.

With all that in mind, if someone actually pulled out a sound system during rush hour a fight is more likely to break out than a dance party. DC commuters are fed up with this shit and are usually too tired to get their groove on. Still, I thought it’d be fun to let the commuters of the YP blow off some steam.

 

SOFT RELAUNCH

So. Back again. I shouldn’t have left you. But I needed to get a whole lot of shit sorted. And part of that is trying out this new format for YP. I’m going to try my best to update every Friday, but if paid work gets in the way that schedule may slide. Thank you for everyone who has checked up on the site occasionally throughout this hiatus. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to bring it back, but I think I’ve found a way that might work.

I’m going to be drawing things in this Sunday strip format with intention of completing a full idea rather than drawing things out in long story arcs. Storylines are great for fans who are familiar with the characters, but it can be daunting for new readers. So I’m going for a single idea per update. And they won’t always star the regular cast. Some will be commentary on current events or just silly shit that comes out of my head. And I might try to do a few Great Kahuna Bot V things. We’ll see.

I’m also going to try to push my Patreon more. Patrons got to see a sneak peak of this update during the week and get a full 600dpi version of every update that’s suitable for printing. If there’s enough interest in these One Shots, I might also set up a thing where you can buy individual prints of comics if that’s your thing.

 

So we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming!

PANEL 1

There’s a sign that reads: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING OUR SAFE TRACK MAINTENANCE PERIOD

 

PANEL 2

Interior of a metro stop. TARA and KANE are riding the escalator down to a very crowded platform. 

TARA

Does an overcrowded platform say “Safe”  to you?

KANE

Maybe it’s “safe” as in “vault” and they’re hoarding workers to power the great siege engine of corporate greed.

 

PANEL 3

KANE fishes something out of his bag. 

TARA

Cor. That got kinda real.

KANE

Hey, I wanna try something.

 

PANEL 4

KANE hooks up his phone to a portable speaker.

TARA

This seems like a bad idea.

 

PANEL 5

KANE swipes on his phone to the track “I Know You Got Soul” by Eric B. and Rakim

 

PANEL 6

KANE holds up the speaker as it starts blaring the lyrics.

 

PANEL 7

Three commuters turn to look.

 

PANEL 8

KANE flashes a smile and points at them.

KANE

Dance party.

 

PANEL 9

The commuters nod.

 

PANEL 10

A crowd forms around the three commuters as they break dance.

PANEL 1

There’s a sign that reads: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING OUR SAFE TRACK MAINTENANCE PERIOD

 

PANEL 2

Interior of a metro stop. TARA and KANE are riding the escalator down to a very crowded platform. 

TARA

Does an overcrowded platform say “Safe”  to you?

KANE

Maybe it’s “safe” as in “vault” and they’re hoarding workers to power the great siege engine of corporate greed.

 

PANEL 3

KANE fishes something out of his bag. 

TARA

Cor. That got kinda real.

KANE

Hey, I wanna try something.

 

PANEL 4

KANE hooks up his phone to a portable speaker.

TARA

This seems like a bad idea.

 

PANEL 5

KANE swipes on his phone to the track “I Know You Got Soul” by Eric B. and Rakim

 

PANEL 6

KANE holds up the speaker as it starts blaring the lyrics.

 

PANEL 7

Three commuters turn to look.

 

PANEL 8

KANE flashes a smile and points at them.

KANE

Dance party.

 

PANEL 9

The commuters nod.

 

PANEL 10

A crowd forms around the three commuters as they break dance.

Comments

Yellow Peril Blog
Posted August 6, 2020 at 03:24 pm

New video! This took so damn long to put together. I have no idea how those graphic recorders do this live. Here's an overview of the business of comics in 2020, visual notetaking style!

Posted July 22, 2020 at 10:48 am

The book is coming out August 4!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

You can get a preview of the first chapter on the Papercutz website here. This is a little rundown of how I painted to cover.

Posted March 20, 2020 at 09:11 am

I'm so excited!!!! School for Extraterrestrial Girls Volume 1: Girl on Fire is finally finished and ready for preorder!!! And if you click on that link, you can download and read the first chapter for free! If there's a limit to exclamation points, I'ma break that shit in this post!!!

Working with Jeremy on this book has been a true delight. There have been moments when I wanted to shout at Tara and moments when I just wanted to hug her as I was drawing pages. I've also learned a whole lot about what it takes to complete a long form project like this. Papercutz has been super supportive throughout the process and we couldn't have asked for a better team. I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on this book!!! I'll be sure to throw copies at everyone I see.

So now you can see what's taken me away from YP for so goddamn long. I'm taking a short break to finish up some projects that piled up during production, but I do intend to get back to some YP goodness. I probably won't be able to sustain a regular schedule since Book 2 is on the near horizon, but I plan on updating as I can.

If you would like to see a full preview of Book 1, I've posted the full colored book over at my Patreon in all its glory! I also post a weekly podcast over there with news and commentary on the art scene so if you're looking for things to occupy your brain for a few minutes, check it out!

Alright, that's it for now! I'll yell about all sorts of updates and such as they happen!