Thursday, 24 March 2016

It's still coming...

More teasers for something big to come. These teasers may or may not be my way to buy more time. We may need to have a short break, so be prepared... See if you can guess what's coming.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Suit Gremlin

Following on from last episode's Soot Gremlins, here's a Suit Gremlin. More commonly known as Brain Gremlin, the Suit Gremlin can be found in most copies of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Soot Gremlins

Any Studio Ghibli fans of Spirited Away or My Neighbour Totoro will recognise these guys. The black mark on this bit of till roll reminded me of the soot gremlins, a.k.a. soot sprites, a.k.a. Susuwatari from those films.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

It's coming...

Sorry, no doodle today. Just drumming up a little interest for something epic that will be coming up soon with a little teaser image.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


Happy Pi Day! I drew this months ago, never even realised it would line up with Pi Day, nice coincidence.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Running Gag Part III

Our last lesson in comedy and the running gag covers the rule of thirds. Not only can it be used in story telling, design or photography composition, it can also come in handy when telling a running gag. Get out while you're ahead. The second time you do it you establish it as a runner, the third time you do it you give them the pay off. Try and tell the joke a forth time and your audience are expecting it too much and have gotten bored of it, after three you've left them wanting more. This is also when you change the gag up enough to conclude it's little mini story and throw a curve ball at your audiences expectations from the last two parts.

Of course, the rule of thirds means part III must be my last lesson to you all. We will return to our normal programming next week.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Running Gag Part II

Rule 2 of telling a running gag, tell the joke again to establish that it's a running gag but change it just enough to keep it fresh and maintain the entertainment value.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Running Gag Part I

This week we run you through some basic principals of comedy and how to properly tell a running gag. First general rule is to keep things relevant. Micro transactions are a fairly new and growingly popular concept. Though while Tom Thumb hasn't done much the past 40 years, I'm sure he's due a boost in popularity again. Our first gag sets up the concept for what's to come.