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Waking up somewhere you don't recognize? Means either you got seriously drunk, or an alien life-form fashion item bonded with your body and took control. You know, whatever.

The problem with direct parody is that if someone who in unfamiliar with the subject reads this strip, it might not make sense. That's why the movie poster is in the background. Hopefully thats enough of a clue that Chuck's jacket is basically a joke on the "Alien Costume" that Spider-Man got so tangled in with.

This actually came from when I was in High School, and was really attached to a jacket that looks exactly like the one Chuck wears in this series. I wore it so often that my friends started calling it my symbiote. What a nerdy joke to make. My friends were dorks.

And I still have the jacket, and still refer to it as 'the symbiote.'

Don't forget--I'll be appearing at the Dallas Comic Con on January 12th and 13th!

I'll have plenty of copies of "Primodial Soup," and print copies of this year's 24-Hour Comic: "Five Iron Fashion," and a short story I did called "Love Song: a Traditional Ghost Story Set To Music." I'll also be doing sketches and commissions, so don't miss a great time. There's tons of great artists and comic creators that'll be there as well.

See you there!

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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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