When It's "All The Time" Are You Still A "Special Guest"?
(no, probably not)
Part Two of my interview on Matthew Rosenberg’s excellent new comics Podcast IDEAS DON’T BLEED is up now!
Check it out if you want to hear us talk about BLACK CLOAK and comics making and also my tendency to “over help” and one of my big pet peeves in comics. Good times!
We haven’t talked much about my DEADPOOL run on here except as it relates to Jeff, but I have to say that… I really loved writing Wade and I think we had a great angle on him and I think what we said in the 10 issues we had was pretty powerful thematically — and if we’d had more time I think we might have been able to make a bigger mark with our run and really say something important with Wade, who is an incredibly complicated and fascinating character. I hope I’ll get another shot at him someday, but I am trying to make peace with the fact that it was maybe my only chance.
For the uninitiated, I’ll never know if we would have had a long(er)/successful run if not for Covid — but it hit us right as we were getting our stride in issue 5 — and put a bullet in us pretty hard and the writing was on the wall (we were in fact very lucky to even get the 10 issues we did get). HOWEVER. I’ve just seen this past weekend that our run is getting a new collected edition all in one volume — KING DEADPOOL — I’ll share more when I know more, but according to Amazon it’s out in February 2023 and my boy Jeff made the cover too. Yay!
Adam and I have been (somewhat) obsessively watching this guy’s YouTube book channel.
Which also lead us to this guy, who is a different vibe than the first guy, but who I also really like? I like multiple vibes, people!
Sometimes people need to be protected from nerds.
When you see Reed Richards trending and the top post is a fantastic nerd belly laugh. Sometimes twitter is good.
Fake Artwork stuff fascinates me.
I’m going to talk more about SEVERANCE on here at some point, because it is easily one of the most brilliant television shows I’ve ever seen. But in the meantime, if you haven’t been watching, you should do that.
I finally know the Corn Kid’s name - Tariq!
Whether you love or loathe reality television, Ali Barthwell is a hilariously insightful writer — the kind of writer that causes you to read TV Recaps of SHOWS YOU DO NOT EVEN WATCH. I have only watched one full season of a Bachelor type show (and a smattering of additional episodes over the years here and there). But I read every single Barthwell Bachelor/Bachelorette re-cap and chuckle to myself the whole entire fucking time. Barthwell is brilliant.
Thanks to my good pal Ken Plume Adam and I are now officially hooked on QUESTION TEAM, a game show that is unlike any game show I have ever seen (but the UK is just INTERESTING in its “game shows” full stop. I think about this a lot — it’s very NOT the way Americans do “game shows” and I find it fascinating. Also, it’s hosted by Richard Ayoade and…as Ayoade goes, so goes my nation.
I lost Wordle for the first time last week. NOT PLEASED.
Our go-to clip when we need the best laugh. Leslie Jones is a KING.
Inktober is coming. Do you any of you guys do Inktober? Or maybe just enjoy it as a non-artist? Adam and I were talking about the evolution of Inktober and I was sure I had done a few back when it was first becoming a thing…but I went back through some of my archives and I was confusing it with Illustration Fridays — which was a thing for a while — which had a similar prompt system every Friday for artists to participate in.
Here are a couple of the better ones I did when I was doing IF. As you can see — my ideas are frequently solid — execution frequently lacking. It was true in art school, and is maybe doubly true now.
Fun stuff. I never really question leaving art behind — I don’t have the patience, which leads to rushing, which leads to shit. Fortunately I am (slightly) more patient with writing and that has worked out pretty okay. Thanks largely to you guys. <3
Today’s Question: What is your go-to thing to make you laugh when you need it — it can be media, or hobbies, events, etc. What’s your go-to that you call up when you really need to remember that laughing IS the best medicine — at least for getting out of your head and feeling better for a while.
A bonus prize for whoever can name the Show/Character/Episode from the quote I “borrowed” (and made my own) in the post above. ;D
Until next time, my lambs. <3
Hi Kelly. Any time I want to laugh I put on the cowbell SNL sketch. It's kind of a banal choice but Will Farrel....
I also wish your deadpool run had been longer. Loved the king of the monsters. It was great and i was sad when it ended. although i did laugh at the dutch oven showing up in the last book. Sorry you didn’t get to keep going. Hopefully you will get to come back to it.
Also, Venomized Jeff was terrifying and awesome and he ruled.
Go to for laugh...
Middle seasons of Red Vs Blue. The episode This One Goes to Eleven is great!
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett. Some of the best Wizards and Witches in all the books and a pretty neat take on A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Definitely my favorite discworld book.
Star Trek: How Much For Just The Planet? It is fantastic and hilarious.