c04-p39 Aw, Crap!

Aw, Crap!

c04-p39 Aw, Crap!

You guys are so awesome with your theories. I love that you send them to me. It really makes my day to hear theories about something I am making. It’s just the best! I was thinking about how much fun it is to make comics while drawing this and planning out my next story after Paranormal Petunia. I even started doing the math in my head. Let’s say it takes 3 or so years to finish a graphic novel… If I keep going at this rate I can probably finish 10 before I am 60. Fingers-crossed that’s how this all goes down 🙂

Thanks everyone for your support and interest!

c04-p38 A Swift Kick to the Face

A Swift Kick to the Face

c04-p38 A Swift Kick to the Face

A single kick. A single swift kick to the face is all Petunia needs to keep these creeps in place.

c04-p36 Seeking Backup

Seeking Backup

c04-p36 Seeking Backup

So we had an eventful weekend! We’re always looking at houses and apartments for fun and we found a place we really like. We decided to apply and were immediately accepted, so we are moving on December 1st. It’s a really nice place and change is fun. Our current place is nice too, but there are some things that have been on our wishlist for a while. Mainly, we’d love to have heat that works well and doesn’t cost a fortune. We’re excited to have a nice place that we can call home while we save up some more for a house. Wish us luck!

Thanks to everyone who has been reading. I love seeing your comments and hearing from you. I hope you like where the story is going. I have a lot more planned, so stick around.

c04-p35 Those Eyes

Those Eyes

c04-p35 Those Eyes

This isn’t related to the comic, but I finished the video game Life is Strange today. It’s without a doubt one of the best games I have ever played. The story is just so incredible. I can’t even describe the roller coaster of emotions I felt while playing it. It’s a point-and-click adventure game, so it’s not hard or anything. If you like the Telltale games (like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, etc.), you will definitely like this. If you haven’t played any Telltale games or this, then I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. I’m going to have to ask everyone who is reading this to stop what you’re doing and start playing Life is Strange. Then you have to tell me what you think of it. Go do it! Now!

c04-p34 Dancing Machine

Dancing Machine

c04-p34 Dancing Machine

Tinsel sure is… something… Have you guys ever been to a club or place with dancing? There’s always someone dancing a little too frantically, right? I was at my friend’s awesome wedding the other night and I might have been that guy. It’s always fun to dance when you don’t take yourself too seriously. Sometimes I find myself worrying about what other people might be thinking of me and then I remember how silly it is to care what people think. Usually I remember after I see that one guy or girl dancing around like a fool and it just brightens the room. That’s one of the best things about dancing. You can be a total goof and most people will love you for it. In Tinsel’s case, I bet his flailing isn’t bringing joy to people. There’s just something about him that is off. Maybe it’s just me…

Those eyes…

c04-p33 Présage

Présage

c04-p33 Présage

Does anyone else want to go to this club? I really want to hear whatever fusion is going on between that saxophone player and that DJ. The first thing that comes to mind is this (starting at 0:42):

I actually really like the saxophone! I have one, but I never play. I studied trumpet and went to school for it, but it didn’t stick. I love music, but I don’t really do well performing in front of people and I think wind instruments are particularly hard for me. I practiced that god-damn trumpet so much and never really excelled. Right now I am taking piano lessons and I’m having much more fun and seeing much more improvement. I’m currently working on a few great classical pieces in addition to some jazz improvisation. (Yes, the mention of jazz on the last page is due to my current jazzing around – haha)

Here’s one I have been working on lately. I like it a lot!

What kind of music do you guys like? My favorite styles are definitely electronic music and classical music. I’m also obsessed with movie soundtracks, but I bundle that under classical. Video game soundtracks are so amazing. I have a huge playlist of my favorites that I listen to all the time.

c04-p32 Automobile Record Player

Automobile Record Player

c04-p32 Automobile Record Player

Sorry for the lack of comic on Saturday! It’s been a crazy week, but I think things are back to normal now. I’m happy with how this page turned out. I think it’s all about the 0.5 mm pen line width. I always come back to that, but I can’t help second guessing myself and switching pens. I’d like to have a consistent system!

So yeah, JAZZ. I hope you’re having fun, Petunia.

c04-p31 Frequency Modulation

Frequency Modulation

c04-p31 Frequency Modulation

I almost didn’t get this page done! My wife has been on a business trip in Texas for the past few days and won’t be coming home until later this week. It’s been really tough because this is the first time we have been apart for this long in years. It’s hard now, but it’s going to be so great to see her in a couple days! At least I have Tinsel to keep me company :-/

Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing!

c04-p30 His Name is Tinsel

His Name is Tinsel

c04-p30 His Name is Tinsel

Tinsel. His name is TINSEL. This guy has been in my head for soooo long now. It’s great to finally get him on paper. At first I didn’t like him, but… there’s just something about his eyes.

Anyway, I don’t know why I can’t make normal people in this comic! Julian, and now these guys. It’s not like I know people who act like these characters. There must be something in my life experience that brought me to make these characters, but I’m honestly not sure where they come from. I often worry that people will read the comic and assume that I think all guys are weird jerks and that Petunia will eventually be with someone who is like me, the author. I guess I worry about that because I often feel that way when reading other people’s stuff. They make the hero just like them or the love interest just like them! I suppose it’s natural. Regardless, I am trying to make that not the case here. Please know that I put a lot of effort into making the characters very unique.

Still, you have to admit that single people often talk about their dating lives in this way. The characters they meet are often so off-the-wall and incompatible. That’s the horrible reality for many single people isn’t it? Everyone awesome is in a relationship and all the other single people are super weird. Personally I think it seems that way because people want to find 100% compatibility in a person (and they should have high standards). So from that point of view, maybe the Julians, Bryans, Vincents, Justins, and Tinsels are my way of depicting that feeling that people have. When I first came up with the idea of Petunia, that was big. I immediately knew that she would be a perpetually single girl who just can’t seem to find love. I have known a lot of people like that in my life, so I guess that’s where part of Petunia comes from.

Speaking of the weird dates, I am not going to tell you what happened with Justin. You’ll just have to make up your own mind about that one.