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On this special Halloween "Dorm Dorks," check out the costumes Chuck and Bob put together--one of which is inspired by the Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Masterpiece, "Firefly."

In the spirit of the holiday, I thought I'd put this strip out a day early. Marvel at my overflowing mercy and benevolence.

Choosing a Halloween costume is a tricky business. For the last several years, I've wanted to be someone from "Firefly" or "Serenity," but since I'm really not the, uh... "body type" of anyone on one of Joss' shows, it just wouldn't work. Not to mention that only 3 people out of the potential hundreds I would steal candy from would recognize someone from Firefly if they appeared in person. Seems to be working well for Bob there, of course. Oh and by the way, Chuck's bit is actually something I have really done in the past. I used to choose Green Lantern all the time, because--lets be honest--you don't have to be built like Bruce Wayne to be a Green Lantern. Half of the Lanterns are wierd looking alien blob things. Surely there's room in the Corps for a fat guy with glasses.

No, this year, I decided that "The Tick" was my best bet. But instead of going out and partying, I think I'll stay home and celebrate the fact that "Final Fantasy XII" comes out today. Oh, torturous videogaming Gods... how can Halloween and FF12 be the same day? The choices and sacrifices I am forced to make...

Weep for me...

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Day Job

Please allow me to get long-winded and philosophical for a moment... You see, the dream for any of us cartoonists is that one day, we can quit our day jobs, wake up when WE decide, and spend all day long doing the thing we really love: making comics. To be able to say that we make comics full time is the most glorious thing we can dream of achieving.

Recently, Kris Straub, the creator of one of my favorite webcomics of all time, was lamenting on his blog recently about how, after several years of being a full time cartoonist, he was having to take a day job again to keep things afloat. Now, sometimes these things just happen, and there's nothing you can do, and it doesn't mean that Kris isn't one of the top cartoonists working right now (he is in my opinion, anyway).

I just realized that a lot of my readers might be unaware of the greatness that is Starslip Crisis. So I wanted to point you guys in his direction. Head over to www.starslip.com and spend some time browsing the archives. If you're feeling especially generous, check out his store--he's got a wide variety of awesome products to check out. So help a cartoonist out. If you like his work, help him continue to live the dream.

Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't encourage you to feel free to help me out here at Dorm Dorks, if you're so inclined--that's why there's a tip jar, and of course, the first print collection. But I'd rather you get hooked on Starslip, like I am. It's one of the things I look forward to most each day. Just remember, the power you have as a reader is incredible. So use it wisely, and make Starslip Crisis a part of your day!

Rumblings of things to come...

My apologies for anyone who has had difficulty getting the site to work lately. I'm actually in the process of something very exciting (I think) and should have something to show in the next few weeks, but what I was working on caused the site to be down for a few brief periods lately. All should be good, now, though, so enjoy the comics and stay tuned for some cool developments!

Mike Hankins ||   

I like my pizza to be covered in the meat of pigs. I also like kittens. Not on the pizza though. What do you like? ... full profile