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Old habits die hard. Especially RPG habits...

I really did used to do this stuff, and I'll never forget the first game that so captured my imagination for a whole night: CHRONO TRIGGER.

Chrono Trigger is, in my mind and the minds of so many others, the best videogame ever made. The first time I played it, I was with a friend of mine, and I will always remember how sucked into the story we got. I remember downing 2 liters of Mountain Dew single-handedly, just so I could stay awake and keep going--we HAD to keep going, we HAD to know what happened next! I remember being shocked when the sunlight crept through the curtains, because the story and the characters were so engrossing that it seemed that time itself had stopped, and I was in another world, a world of heroes, magic, technology, and time travel, surrounded with lovable, memorable characters.

I still play Chrono Trigger every once in a while, just to recapture that feeling, and remind myself of what it feels like. Have there been better written stories in videogames since then? Probably. But I'll never forget my first. Thank you Chrono Trigger!

Now, was I still doing the all-nighters when I was in college? What do YOU think?

Remember, The first printed collection of Dorm Dorks is now available! It's called Dorm Dorks: Primordial Soup and it's awesome!

If you order a book direct from me, I'll put a personalized sketch in the front for free! Check back here for details on how to do that.

If you just can't wait, follow this link to order a copy direct from IndyPlanet.com. Thanks!




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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!




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