Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Don and Grelle - "Eggs"

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Hmm.  What else, what else....I'm hard at work here at the Kooperkamp-Lopez homestead.  Albeit in my pajamas.  Stripy ones.  Oh, and I have a mustache today.  Like a little swashbuckler thing.  It looks a little like a caterpillar siting on my upper lip.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jorree and Talking Bird

I'm writing a Donkey Town episode proper!  Hope to have a draft done in a week, in time for the Annie Awards.

Friday, January 21, 2011


It's funny:  The days on which I feel the crappiest are often the days that I try hardest to pull myself out of that funk.  Yesterday my band, Bel Argosy, was supposed to play a show, but our drummer got sick.  That was a letdown.  But I did my best to help reconfigure the show for another band I play with, and in the end it worked out.  So I'm not discouraged.  Just clawing my way through this hell of uncertainty and self-doubt.  Have a good one!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Don - "Lilliputt"

I manage to feel busy and overwhelmed even with nothing to do but draw comics and play in a band.  It's just a talent you learn to cultivate over the years.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Donkey Town Doodle Sheet 2

Just a quick doodle sheet here.  But if all goes well, Donkey Town Phase 2 should begin in a week or so!

Thank you all for reading and telling people about the blog!  I'm just assuming that you've been telling people about it, of course.  The sort of assumption that's meant to guilt you into validating it.  A guilt-fulfilling prophecy, if you will.  Will you?  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Donkey Town - "Talking Bird" - Part 9

Hi All, this is Sarah updating you while Billy is at the gym.

 If you are just joining us, you have a lot of reading to do. Good luck with that. Then again, if you are bored or procrastinating, this will be just perfect. Here are the links to the previous 8 comics:

Part 8: Something (anything) to rival the craft fair!

And now for Part 9. Part of this was created in the cafe section of the Whole Foods on Columbus and 99th. It's a rather empty store. At least for a Whole Foods. But they don't bother you if you want to sit there a long time and write comics and thank you notes. Anyway, here it is:

Hope you enjoy it!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Grelle - "Unicorn Farmer"

Last night, Donkey Town and I renewed our vows.  I opted to set aside another project that was important to me so that I could devote most of my attention to this show.  So please, tell your friends about my blog--let's get it buzzing!  I'd tell my friends, but I only have, like, three.  And one of them refuses to read it.  So.

Also, soon I'll be posting a link for some "I Draw Like This" t-shirts!  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Donkey Town - "Talking Bird" - Part 8

This is, I'm almost positive, the halfway point in "Talking Bird."  I'm learning a lot as I write/draw this episode.  First of all, while it may be a good idea to have all of your characters and plot threads converge at a central location in the middle of your story, it isn't a good idea to DRAW THESE THINGS YOURSELF.  And by "yourself," I mean "myself."  In fact, if any of yourselves want to take over, let me know.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"I'm Psychic"

I promised I'd post Part 8 of "Talking Bird" today, but it's just not ready yet.  Some days are like that--you sit at home, make a pot of coffee, sit down to draw a comic, and read facebook instead.  Then a few hours later you make your second pot of coffee and start to draw your comic, and it's just too much.

It's good thing I don't have a real job.

Anyway, I'm sticking to my 5-posts-a-week resolution, so here's a comic I drew while coming home drunk on the train from Chris's house on 11/4/10.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Me and the Hot Dog"

As my wife slogs her way through her fourth paper (out of seven) that she has to write this week, I thought I'd take a break from the Donkey Town episode to bring you a slice-of-life from the Lopez-Kooperkamp household.  A little window-in.

Check back tomorrow for Part 8 of "Talking Bird!"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Donkey Town - "Talking Bird" - Part 6

Happy New Year, everyone!  As you may have noticed, I took a few days off to rest and replenish, but now I'm back, with renewed purpose.  "I Draw Like This" will now update 5 times a week, usually on weekdays.  Also, January will not only see the completion of "Talking Bird," but the start of Donkey Town Phase 2.  What's Phase 2?  It's the phase that comes after 1 and before 3.

Catch up with the episode here:

Part 1: A bird that can talk!
Part 2: An opened mind.
Part 3: A petition to end rudeness!
Part 4: Do you want fries with that?
Part 5: A power lunch with the Don.

And now, Part 6!