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January 10th, 2004


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02:00 am - COMIX! COMIX! COMIX!
AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMIC PROPORTIONS!

Four years ago to this very day I started down a long and winding comic road that eventually led to atrophy and ruin and a domain squatter picking up a favorite domain of mine, but that's ... beside the point.

On January 10, 2000, I started an online comic called Catatonic Comix. It was a "comic" in the "sequential art" definition of the term, featuring topical Photoshopped pictures of famous people with added captions of them saying bad words and such. It's actually pretty funny. I think you might like it.

I added new stuff on an almost weekly basis for a year and a half, then it fell victim to the atrophy that envelops one when Real Life Issues pop up and won't go away. (Also, EverQuest. But I am so denying that if you try to call me on it.) And when I started it up again in 2002, I forgot to renew the domain and it got snatched up by some dude who advertised porno on all his squatted-upon sites. It was sad. But so it goes.

I have the original 104 comics back up and online with all-new annotations and stuff, presented like some kind of twisted retrospective. I think you might like it now, too.

So here it is, publically available: The Annotated Catatonic Comix!

If you don't want to spend too much time browsing, may I offer these as the Best Of (and do keep in mind the 'art', as it were, gets better as you go along):
06. BILL G. MONEY!
10. A SNACKFUL SITUATION!
28. OOK!
35. MARTHASTEWART'S NEIGHBORHOOD
43. GREAT HASH EMPIRE!
47. SOMETHING THERE IS THAT DOES NOT LOVE A LEXUS
59. LAWYER DOGS!
60. IONESCO FOR KIDS!
61. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FUN PAGES!
84. POOPEDCOMPANY!
91. KOALA ASCENDING!

There's also the Discombobulating Catfractionizer that randomly shuffles panels around for fun, and a bunch of comedy extras that may amuse those who are into minutiae.

I may come back to this exciting comedy premise someday, but I've got a lot of stuff to get together first before I take on any new continuous projects. However, I consider some of this stuff (the August 2000 bits most definitely) to be some of the funniest stuff I've ever done, and so there'll always be a soft spot in my heart for this sceptered website, these Comix.

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From:mikester
Date:January 10th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
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Mind if I link on my comics weblog? (Tomorrow, though, not tonight...I'm for bed as soon as I hit "post comment.")
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 10th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
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Oh, sure! Go right ahead. And thanks, as the old sloshed men would say, for your support.
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From:tablesaw
Date:January 10th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
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Man, I've been waiting for these to come back for a while. It's tough trying to explain the joy that is Ionesco for Kids without a link. Thanks for doing this.
From:shatteredskins
Date:January 10th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
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Yay!!
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From:maren
Date:January 11th, 2004 03:24 am (UTC)

on the opic of things you did once that were funny...

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but what of the four corners song, rob? what of that!?
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From:wahhappen
Date:January 11th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
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Don't know what the original domain name was, but catatoniccomix.com is available...

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