Looong ago there was a Roomies! miniseries that published not on my old itswalky.com site, but at Keenspot.com as a "Special Event" sort of thing. Once I moved from Keenspot, it disappeared and I sorta forgot about it.
So let's put these back out there again. There's 30 strips in the story, so every Saturday night I'll publish five of 'em. Tonight, you'll see the first five.
Context: It's 2001, a few years after Roomies! ended, we haven't seen them for a while, and the cast are about to graduate college. As usual, Danny's being angsty, Joe's being horny, Billie's being violent, and Mary's being... repentant? Huh.
I'm determined to get two books out this year. Shortpacked! Book 3 is the preorder everyone should be familiar with by now, but Roomies! Book 2 better be out by the end of this year, too! It's faaarr too soon to solicit it, since SP!B3 is still in production, but not too soon to finish putting it together. An idea for the cover hit me last night, and no sooner than this afternoon I had it completed to my satisfaction.
Take it in.
Also, I was sorely in need of some freebies to hand out at C2E2, so I designed and ordered some double-sided bookmarks. There's a strip on each side - my recent Skeletor/Luthor team-up strip for ToyNewsI seemed suitable, and of course you gotta have Batman DDR on there, so I cropped it down into the requisite number of panels to fit. I'll be handing these out at Penguicon this weekend. A huge purpose of convention-attending I've been neglecting is the romancing of new readers. This'll help me fix that. (If you're already a reader, you're still, of course, allowed to grab one.)
Since the new site went live, one of its most awesome features is the ability to order prints of individual strips simply by clicking the $ icon below each strip. Ha ha ha, so obviously the first one that got bought was Mike's freaky smile creep show. This is great, because I had to take this file into the print shop and have them give me strange looks as it comes up on the screen and again out of the printer. How much is my dignity worth? Apparently $10 and shipping.