Katie, Adam and I will be at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend! If you’re in town come see us. I’ll be selling a brand new book and Katie’s going to have some amazing drawings as always!
See ya then!
Hiya, folks! Chris Garrison, here — the guy that brought you Dumm’s own Zoo Laffs and Our Heroes. Just dropping by to let you know, I’ve got a new print comic available! Throbbing Love Stories collects the wildest, raunchiest, most disgusting comics from Zoo Laffs into one slick, 24-pp. book.
Did you know that paper comics are BETTER than webcomics? You can get Jakey the Jerk, Onion Puss, and now Throbbing Love Stories, all with actual, flippable pages. Order yours today!
What will the future hold for Dumm?! Is there ever going to be a new comic? Is Dumm going away for good? Will the world end before 2014?!
Stay tuned for clues to these questions…
This Sunday all will be answered, this Sunday is the future.
In the latest episode of my podcast, Kyle and Luke Talk About Toons, Luke Ski interviews John Berry and I about Frog Raccoon Strawberry and then we catalogue every single reference he made in his guest comic! Check it out at http://www.kyleandluke.com
Hey guys, please help fund a kickstarter I’m a part of! It’s really cool, you get one giant story in 18 parts by 18 different artists!
If you kick in a little more, you get 19 comics and 5 more books! It’s pretty good deal for the amount of stuff you get! Check it out!
Phew! I’m finally done posting them all. This contest was so much fun for me…I hope you guys loved looking at everyone’s funny ideas as much as I did.
This design by Matthew Benham is pretty awesome…and what a crazy drawing style too! Definitely check out his tumblr cause there’s neat stuff on there.
Whooooooa, look at this super sexy Skadi by Muy Mal. Skadi wishes she had nice boobies like that!
Pixel-Excel went above and beyond and sent in this comic. There’s technically four different costume designs here! Also, the third panel in this is the best thing ever.
Red Blooper’s Skadi is so appealing…this was another one that I came close to picking.
Sarah Parker drew this crazy cool Skadi, and I really like it. The costume design is interesting, and I really like how she drew Skadi’s face and hair.
Sarah Hyland kept Skadi’s new outfit close to her original style, but added a bunch of funny little things…I think Skadi totally could pull off actual animal heads for pauldrons.
Here are two separate designs from Tinh Le! First is a Greek styled Skadi, which was hard to resist…I love Greek mythology. The second is Skadi wearing an all meat getup, and features what might be the funniest drawing of Diseasoid in existence.
Here’s another design I came very close to picking: Tredlow’s horned tortoise armor. I love love love this drawing, and the idea behind it, as grisly as it is. I wonder if all those tortoises knew one another…maybe she crashed their family reunion and slaughtered the whole family to make this outfit.
William BeBeau sent in this Bard Skadi! I love how she looks so happy and confident, but she’s obviously not as great a musician as she thinks…William not only draws, but plays instruments as well! When I had my big yard sale he actually showed up to serenade us for a time. Pretty cool. :]
Zachary Zeller claims not to be an artist, but this is a pretty awesome set of drawings. Definitely take the time to read the descriptions, cause they’re super funny. I loved this when it was sent in…I may have to draw Skadi wearing these just for fun someday. With permission from Zachary of course!
Here is Skadi and her beast Diseasoid by Zoogitron. Pretty adorable…finally Diseasoid gets some affection! And I said it in a previous post but I really love it when people remember Skadi’s ear bite! :D
And last but definitely not least!! Meaghan McLaughlin’s wonderful version of Skadi as Brienne of Tarth, and Diseasoid as everyone’s favorite little Lannister. I loooooove this one. Brienne is one of my very favorite characters in the Song of Fire and Ice books. There’s definitely some similarities between her and Skadi, though Skadi will probably never be as honorable as Brienne. Thank you Meaghan, I was so happy when I saw this one. :]
Well, that’s officially it for this contest! Thanks again everyone. I definitely want to do more stuff like this in the future!
Whoops, I guess I lied…I said this week would be the last week for posting costumes from the contest, but if I do this blog post will be reeeeeeally long. I’ve got it all organized now though, so next week will for sure be the last week of costumes. Sorry if you’ve been waiting to see yours posted!
Fellow Dumm artist John Balsley sent in this Skadi that is both adorable and frightening. You don’t want to mess with this version of Skadi. I love her expression and the ear bite detail!
Armando G. Arias sent in this Foxy Skadi. Foxes are one of my favorite animals so I was confused about whether I was delighted or horrified by this one. Mostly delight, since the drawing is cute and funny. There’s some very creative ideas on how many ways a girl could wear a fox in this drawing!
Here is Bruise Lee’s super creative tribal Skadi get-up! I love this drawing…and the boots from Foulsbury made me especially happy, too.
Douglas sent in this Road Warrior inspired Skadi. I love it when people draw Skadi with these types of proportions…she looks so cute despite wielding that huge gun. Diseasoid’s face is also extra cute and funny to me.
Here’s J Mcmanamy’s submission…those boob plates are nuts! She could murder a man with one hug. With her height they’d probably go right through the eyeballs. I love those huge boots too. A lotta leather would go into making a pair.
Jamaica Dyer sent in this leggy Skadi wearing a bat inspired costume. I like that she’s super composed rather than chasing after the bats to eat them. Look at those little boots too, pretty cute! :D
James Hamilton drew this completely adorable Skadi…this is another example of people drawing Skadi with proportions that are totally adorable to me. It’s cute to see her all dolled up and happy about it. :]
I love this beast armor Skadi by Jason Kenyon…I like that she could run around wreaking havoc pretending to be a minotaur.
Jen Goss tackled a tablet for the first time and was able to produce this beauty: Skadi wearing a Warring Accessories Randomization Technology suit. She even wrote out a story premise for it which was pretty cool! Thanks Jen!
Here is a winter Skadi drawn by Jesse Mullan…I love that he gave Skadi some dignity for once. It’s so rare we see her looking calm and refined. That is one thing I regret about her initial design…Skadi is pretty impervious to the cold, so I never get to dress her up in these types of clothes. I love them though, and I love this design too.
Here’s another example of Skadi looking totally adorable…Josyanne Cloutier sent in a Queen Barbarian Skadi, complete with crowned helmet and bear skin dress. It suits her, though Diseasoid looks a bit unsure about it.
Oh oh oh, I love this one…Marce Martinez sent in this Samurai Skadi, and it’s just the best. So cute. >__<
Lastly, D-Mononoke sent in this nicely designed new outfit for Skadi. I wihs I’d thought to use fur in her original design, I love how it looks on her butt!
That’s it for now…thanks everyone again for sending in your art! I have the best readers.
…and that concludes our three part non-sensical story!!
The last winner is sort of a three way tie, but first I want to mention Wooshra, who actually drew and emailed this image while sitting in class. Skadi would approve! I was so delighted by this drawing when I saw it and new I had to do a costume switch with Skadi and Diseasoid after I saw it. Lookit those legs!! Those toes!! So cute. So here it is, Wooshra’s winning design:
Here are the other two submissions that also inspired today’s comic, first Izak Flash Man’s…
…and Ingo Günther’s cute mix up. Thanks guys!!
Now on to another batch of runner-ups! We’ll start with Arnold Gutierrez, who turned in this amazing Valkyrie Skadi. I almost chose this one because I love it so much. Beautiful work!
Next is Becky Hunt’s Pineapple Maki inspired Skadi. Hooray for you if you get the reference! :D
Cassie Soliday did this creative and cute Skadi from the future!
Thank you Colby for this white knight inspired Skadi!
I love this design from Deanna L…especially the scars across her face. Very warrior-esque!
Here is a cute gothic Skadi from Kiki. I love how she drew Diseasoid…he looks so happy to be bad-ass for once. :]
René Gálvez sent in this re-imagined Skadi outfit…check out that fine backside!
Here is another design I would have loved to have drawn, by Sarah Hoffman. There is something very sweet about this more modest Skadi ensemble. Thank you Sarah!
Lastly, here is a gorgeous redesign from Will Nix. I came very close to choosing this one as well! How adorable is this outfit??
Again, thanks for the submissions everyone! I’ll be posting even more next week. If you are listed here and would like a link to your work, please just email me or contact me on the site and I’ll update as soon as I’m able!