I’m pretty happy with how this page turned out!
It’s fun to draw and colour forest scenes!
Anyways enjoy the page and see ya next Tuesday!
I’m pretty happy with how this page turned out!
It’s fun to draw and colour forest scenes!
Anyways enjoy the page and see ya next Tuesday!
Hooray! We’re going exploring! Look forward to that!
Enjoy the page and see ya next Tuesday!
Hey guys! Sorry about not updating last week! I was super busy with work stuff. But I’m back with a new page this week!
I need to head out to work now so can’t say anything besides enjoy the page!
See ya next Tuesday!
Oh monster, you’re such a tease! Let us get a good look at you!
Enjoy the page and I’ll see ya next Tuesday!
Uh oh. That doesn’t look good.
Didn’t have much time to do up a blog post because of the Superb Owl and other stuff, so I quickly rounded up some concept art that I had lying around! Enjoy the art and the page and I’ll see ya back here next Tuesday!
Oh Sean… you knew it was coming!
Nothing to say this week! I think I’ll have some sort of post next week. Maybe some concept art! We’ll see when we get there!
Anyways, enjoy the page!
See ya next week!
Oh Sean… I think you know what’s coming.
Anyway, enjoy the comic! I need to head to work!
See ya next Tuesday!
Hey guys! Are we dealing with some sort of invisible monster or what? You’ll find out next week!
So enjoy the page and see ya then!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a good one!
I’m running late for work so enjoy the new page!
Best game that took me about 9 months to finish award:
I’m starting this list with something I only recently finished! I actually bought Bioshock Infinite back when it released back in March. So you’re probably wondering what took so long to actually finish the game. Well it’s a game that both Faith and I were interested in so she wanted to watch it when I played. Normally this works out fine but after I started it she got really busy with The Last of Us prequel comic (another game we will eventually go through!) And then San Diego Comic Con happened. She got a little less busy but then my work picked up. And then finally we where both super busy with work until last week! And then we just powered through the end!
I’m glad I got to finish it because it was pretty crazy/interesting! There may have been some gameplay and story stuff that didn’t work perfectly but the stuff that was good still has me thinking about it. It would be awesome if they could have done a Valve type commentary system in game so I could hear about certain story beats and other things. Also the game was really gorgeous. The city of Columbia was always a sight to be seen. There were moments where we would just stare at the scenery and be in awe. It’s too bad it was filled with terrible people!
Speaking of characters, the game had some great ones. Particularly the Lutuece Twins and Elizabeth. I would play a whole lot more with those characters. Maybe in some DLC we’ll see more of them.
Anyways, great game that took us way to long to finally finish!
I played it for HOW MANY HOURS?! award:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
I played Animal Crossing: New Leaf for over 150 hours this summer.
That’s not the most I heard someone playing it, but for someone that has a full time animation job and tries to do a webcomic weekly on the side, that’s a lot of time.
And I enjoyed all of that time in my little virtual town. There’s just something relaxing about spending my time talking to my animal neighbours, hunting for bugs and making my town beautiful. I think Faith described it best when she said the lack of responsibilities is really appealing when you’re surrounded by a bunch of work and deadlines. I’ll still drop by my town to see how everyone is every now and then.
There’s only one thing that detracted from my experience and it gets it’s own mini award:
Most annoying villager award:
I’m not even going to post a picture of him. He was so annoying and creepy. He sent me a letter once. It read “I bought this and sent it to you because it really reminds me of you.” I opened up the present and inside was a potty. I was so happy when he moved out.
The only game to feature a mariachi cover of Eye of the Tiger and that’s only one of the things
that makes it pretty great award:
Rayman Legends is super gorgeous, fun to play by yourself or with friends, and has the best musical levels ever. It’s pretty great at video games! You should be playing it right now!
This is the only animated movie I saw this year so I’m going to talk about it award:
For the longest time I thought I wasn’t going to see any animated movies this year. I wasn’t interested in Monsters U. I didn’t care about what Dreamworks was offering. I forgot to go see Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 (whoops, sorry Bianca!) And the marketing for Frozen wasn’t doing anything for me.
Then some reviews came out and said it was pretty good. And then some of my friends went and saw it and said it was pretty good. So eventually I decided to go see it with my friend Andrew because everyone else was going to see the Hobbit and we don’t care about those movies at all.
It was a good decision.
I was really impressed by how solid, funny, and towards the end, somewhat surprising it was. There might have been a bit too much singing at the beginning that could have been spent on developing some characters a bit better but overall it work really well. Not as good as last year’s Wreck-It Ralph but a lot better than Tangled. Definitely go check it out.
These guys still know how to make a really funny movie award:
The World’s End
The World’s End is a really funny movie. That’s not too surprising considering it’s written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg who also did the pretty alright Shaun of the Dead and the pretty perfect Hot Fuzz. It doesn’t reach Hot Fuzz levels of perfection but it’s pretty close! I’m going to be re-watching it real soon I think! You should watch it too!
It’s also the only live action movie that I cared about that I saw in theatres this year.
This is always the best comic every year award:
Yotsuba&! Vol. 12
Yotsuba is always the perfect comic. It’s such a feel-good read every time that makes you think this world is pretty alright!
The tagline for Yotsuba is “Enjoy Everything” and I do enjoy everything about it. It’s stories are simple but perfectly paced. The characters are humourous and relatable. And the comic work is simply gorgeous!
I’m already eagerly anticipating the next volume!
The best comic this year that isn’t Yotsuba award:
Usagi Yojimbo: A Town Called Hell
It’s only been in the last couple of years that I got into Usagi Yojimbo. I wish this was a series I was aware of when I was younger because it does so many things right that I would have loved to have it influence me at a much earlier age. And this volume is a great example of everything it’s strong at: complex and interesting characters, great humour to compliment the serious tones,amazing action and sweet emotion. It took me longer to write this cause I got caught up reading it again while trying to think about what to write. It’s that great.
I actually got the chance to meet Stan Sakai when I went to San Diego Comic Con this year and I can easily tell you that he is one of the nicest guys in comics. Unfortunately he and his family are going through some rough times. Please head over here and find out how you can help.
The show I should be angry and jealous of but I can’t because it’s so darn great award:
If you have seen Gravity Falls and read Mush-A-Mush you may have noticed some similarities. I know I did. For a while there was a point that I was slightly angry that there was a show on sorta doing what I was doing at the same time but was much prettier and funnier, and it was created by someone who is around my age. But I got over that pretty easily because I knew Mush-A-Mush would have it’s own separate identity, but mostly the fact that Gravity Falls was just too good to be angry at.
The two main characters, Dipper and Mabel, are unique and funny and I’m excited every time I watch to see what crazy thing they’ll discover next and how they react to it. And the overall mystery is pretty interesting. What is up with Grunkle Stan? I wish I didn’t have to wait so long for the next season to start to find out, but I know it will be well worth it.
The “Let me just sit here and think about this ending for a bit” award:
Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
If you would have told me a couple years ago that a Scooby Doo show was going to become one of my favourite shows ever I would have laughed at you pretty hard. If you then told me how it was going to end I would have thought you were crazy and would slowly walk away. But this show became one of my favourites and it ended in a pretty insane way… and it was amazing!
I definitely won’t go into spoilers at all here but I can tell you it was pretty unexpected. In fact that’s how I would describe the show in general, not what you expect. The characters are funny (especially Fred which is the most unexpected!) the individual episodes are great and the overarching mystery always keeps you guessing. If you have been putting it aside because it’s a Scooby Doo show give it another chance. I think it will surprise you!
Okay I’ll admit I got teary eyed when it ended award:
I love Futurama. I have bought every dvd and listened to every commentary. I can’t get enough of the show. I love how smart and dumb it can be at the same time. I can watch the same episodes over and over again and still laugh at something new or something old. So even though it’s ended before (many times actually) this one hit me pretty good. There was a certain sweetness and finality to this episode. I feel like I was okay saying good bye this time. It had a great run. But there’s still a part of me that will miss seeing Fry, Leela and the rest of the Planet Express crew show up on my TV.
Well that’s it! I hope you enjoyed the first ever TMATTATHLTY awards! They may or may not be back next year!
Hope you have a Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2014 with even more Mush-A-Mush comics!
Is there something in the water? Maybe… but you don’t get to find out until 2014 cause this is the last page of 2013!
I hope you enjoy it!
Also be sure to check out my “awards” blog post that will be going up later today! It should be lots of fun!
Anyways I hope you had a great 2013! I’m looking forward to an even better 2014 with lots more Mush-A-Mush!
See ya next Tuesday!
Hey guys not much to say today. Heading out to my parent’s place for Christmas sometime this morning so I got to go get ready!
But I’ll be back next week with a new comic and perhaps a list of my favourite things from this year put into dumb award categories! Should be fun!
Enjoy the page and have a safe and fun Christmas and holiday time! Eat all the holiday food too!
Hey guys! Enjoy the page! Running too late to say anything else!
See ya next Tuesday! I should have one before Christmas, fingers crossed!
Not much to say today. (Also I’m running late and need to get ready for work!)
So enjoy the page and see ya next Tuesday!
I hope everybody had a great weekend!
I got awesome news this morning! I’m going to be an exhibitor at TCAF this year with my girlfriend, Faith Erin Hicks! I’m super excited! I’ve gone the last 4 years as an attendee and to help Faith out but now I get to be behind a table in an official way! I hope everyone can come and check out a copy of the first volume of Mush-A-Mush!
Anyways I hope you enjoy the page! See ya next Tuesday!
Finally a change of scenery!
So yeah I promised a blog post and there’s going to be one!
First off I just wanted to show you a comparison drawing of Allison and Sean in the boat from 2008!
Look at how old it is! Also look at the blatant disregard for safety! Put those life jackets on kids!
And second, Hal-Con happened a couple weekends ago and we finally got around to putting up a bunch of artwork we bought there and at many other conventions! So I figured I would let you guys see where I make the Mush-A-Mush magic happen! (And sorry for the crappy photo quality. My phone doesn’t take the best photos.)
Pretty awesome stuff right? Well I also figured I should give you guys links to all these great artists (the ones I can find) so you can go see their awesome artwork.
So in no particular order:
Faith Erin Hicks, Noreen Rana, Miriam Gibson, Andrew Power, Natasha Small, Leisl Adams, Bianca Sierckle, Tony Mitchell, Steffi, Beccy David, Carmen Cameron, Tim Carpenter, Tyson Hesse, Nina Matsumoto, and Elizabeth Sherry.
Whew! That’s a lot of talented folks! Can’t wait to get some more great artwork to put up!
Anyways I think that’s good enough! Have a great week and see ya next Tuesday!
Hey guys! Sorry for the delays in updating! Both Hal-Con and work kinda got in the way. Hopefully it will be steady again for a bit because I really want you guys to enjoy this chapter!
Speaking of Hal-Con, it was lots of fun! I sold a decent amount of Mush-A-Mush books and bought some really cool art from other cool artists! There were some problems with the show (which you may have heard about,) but it’s still always great to see all the great artists there!
Anyways enjoy the page! I’m fairly certain there will be a comic up next Tuesday! Chances are looking pretty good!
And maybe I’ll have some sort of blog post with it as well!
So see ya then!
Just wanted to let anyone who will be in Halifax this weekend know that I’ll be at Hal-Con selling Mush-A-Mush books! I’ll be sitting with my awesome girlfriend, Faith Erin Hicks, who will be selling lots of awesome stuff as well!
Here’s where you can find us!
And here’s a good idea of what I’ll have for sale! I’ll probably be doing commissions as well!
(There probably won’t be any ghost like in this picture, but I can promise that for certain!)
Hopefully we’ll see you there! If not, have a great weekend!
It’s still Tuesday somewhere right? Sorry for being late! Had some issues with inking and other stuff.
I’ll have a little update tomorrow about Hal-Con coming up this weekend!
So see ya then and enjoy the page!
Oh Allison, never change. You’re pretty perfect!
Just want to let you guys know that I’m going to be just updating once a week on Tuesdays for a little bit. Work is pretty busy and hopefully this might allow me to build up a buffer of some sort. But I will make sure to consistently have a page here for you every week! And eventually, hopefully, go back to twice a week!
Anyways enjoy the page!
See ya next Tuesday!
Yup, real straightforward there Sean!
I think you guys will like where this is going! It’s pretty silly and great!
Anyways, maybe see you on Friday with a new page, if not, then Tuesday for certain!
Enjoy the page and see ya then!
Hey guys! Sorry about missing the update on Tuesday. Being full of turkey makes it really hard to work!
But there’s a new comic now so hopefully everything’s ok!
Hopefully I’ll have another one on Tuesday! I’ll try my darnedest!
See ya then! Enjoy the page!
I didn’t break my promise this time! I told you there would be a new page today!
Enjoy the comic! If you’re in Canada have a great Thanksgiving weekend! If not have a great weekend anyways!
See ya on Tuesday!
Hey guys sorry about missing the update on Friday! Just couldn’t get it done in time. Hopefully you guys didn’t mind waiting a couple of days.
I can promise you for certain that there will be a new page on Friday!
So enjoy the page and see ya then!
I spent a bit too long on that last panel. But it was worth it! I think it turned out super nice!
Anyways, enjoy the page! See you on Friday!
Happy Friday everyone!
Today I’m going to talk a little about my trip to San Diego Comic Con. I can’t believe that was over two months ago!
I still amazed that I got to go to SDCC. Faith got invited to go down as a guest and I got to be her plus one!
So I pretty much summed up what happened on that trip in some journal comics I did when I got back and you can see them here:
Anyways, here are just some things I wanted to point out:
-I was actually surprised that it wasn’t as crazy as I thought it would be on the show floor for the most part. Except for Saturday. That got a bit insane.
-Stan Sakai is the nicest guy. I bought some awesome original art from him and really need to get around to framing it.
-Getting to hang out with Bryan Konietzko (co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender & Legend of Korra) was not something I was expecting to do but it was awesome!
-The city of San Diego was really nice. It wasn’t too hot while we were there and I liked how the city was laid out.
-It was awesome seeing something I animated on (Teen Titans Go!) being represented there!
-There were lots of cool and amazing and awesome people there.
-Eight hours of flying is something I don’t want to do on a regular basis. My long legs were not meant to airplane seats.
-I’m super happy that Faith had an amazing time there! She really deserved to be a guest because of how awesome she is and she deserved how great of time she had! She’s pretty awesome I think! ;P
-Here’s a dumb photo of the two of us!
That’s all I think. I’m probably forgetting something but I need to head to bed! It was a super fun time!
Anyways hope you enjoy this blog post and the comic!
See you Tuesday!
Finally done with the madness of work which means chapter 3 of Mush-A-Mush can finally really begin! Yay!
I’ll be back on Friday with another page and a proper blog post about my trip to San Diego!
Today I’m just going to link to the Shantae Kickstarter! You should all go support that game because they are great games with great fun characters!
Anyways see ya Friday and enjoy the page!
Hey guys! Chapter 3 is finally starting… somewhat!
Unfortunately work is still in major crunch time so it’s been really difficult to find time to ink and colour the pages I have drawn. So that probably means I won’t have the first new page up until two weeks from now, when this current work project is all done! But after that it will be a consistent flow of updates I promise!
Thanks for being so patient during this busy, busy time. Hopefully this cover will tide you over those 2 weeks! And it’s going to be lots of fun once it gets going!
Now I need to head to bed so I can get the little amount of sleep I can get, so I can do all the work!
Hey guys! Sorry about disappearing for a while! I’ve been busy with animation work which has taken up a lot of my time. Also I was to San Diego for Comic-Con. So lots of things going on!
Anyways I wanted to let anyone who lives in the Halifax region know that I’ll be at DCAF (which you can find out all about here!) this weekend selling this:
I hope I see you there! It’s going to be lots of fun!
The other thing I wanted to let you guys know about was when Chapter 3 of Mush-A-Mush would be starting. Work has been super busy lately as the project I’m working on is reaching it’s end so I’m a bit behind than where I wanted to be. Right now it’s looking like I won’t be able to start updating until September. I’ll set the date of September 6th for me to work towards. Hopefully you guys don’t mind waiting a little longer! Sorry!
Anyways until then, continue having a great summer! Can’t wait to get back to this!
And with this page Chapter 2 is finished! I hope you all enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next chapter!
Speaking of which I thought I would give a couple details about when Chapter 3 would be starting up.
So I don’t have a concrete date yet but I’m thinking that it’s not probably going to start up until mid to late August. Why so late you ask? There’s a couple of reasons:
I’m just kinda behind right now. The script is written but it’s not thumbnailed out yet. But hopefully that won’t take me too long. And I like to try and have a buffer before I start up a chapter just so there’s a consistency of updates for at least a little bit. So getting that done will take some time.
In July I’m also going to be taking a trip to San Diego Comic-Con! Faith’s a guest so I get to go with her which is pretty amazing! I’m really looking forward to it. And I’ll be sure to put up photos and stuff of it once Chapter 3 is started. However this will be taking up a week in July and while I might be able to work a little there I doubt I’ll get too much done.
And the last reason why is that I’m also going to be working on putting together a printed version of the first two chapters of Mush-A-Mush! I’m not sure how much time this will take up but I’m super excited about seeing it in book form. I’m hoping to have them done in time for a local convention here in Halifax: DCAF! So if you in Halifax Aug 19 you should definitely check that out and hopefully pick up a book!
So I’m going to work my hardest to get everything done quickly so you guys can start reading the next chapter sooner rather than later!
I hope you guys have a great July! I’ll update when I have a more solid date and also with more details about DCAF when it gets closer! So see ya then!
Isn’t that nice of Sean! So thoughtful!
Anyways, the second last page of Chapter 2! Hope you enjoy it!
Come back on Friday for the final page and for some news about the next chapter and other various things!
See ya then!
Surprise Monday update!!
Sorry for not updating on Friday but to make up for that, and to finish off chapter 2, Mush-A-Mush will be updating 3 times this week! Yay! There’s the comic today, along with new pages on Wednesday and Friday! I hope you guys enjoy all the comic goodness!
Anyways time for me to head to bed! See you guys on Wednesday!
Finally get to see the inside of Sean’s house and it’s pink! Looks pretty nice!
Anyways it’s late again and I need to head to bed!
So enjoy the comic! Hopefully there will be another new one on Friday. I can’t promise that though but I’ll try my hardest!
Have a good week!
I’m not even going to pretend to write anything. I’m heading straight to bed now!
Enjoy the page and see you Tuesday!
Pretty late like usual so I’m not going to say much! However I will say I am pretty pumped for tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct! Should be pretty awesome! (Hopefully!)
Anyways see you guys on Friday!
Enjoy the page!
Barely got this one done on time! I was gone away Saturday playing golf (which was quite fun) and I usually draw comics on Saturdays so that kinda put me behind! But no worries cause it’s up now!
Although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get a comic done for Friday yet. Thursday is my birthday so I don’t know if I’ll be working that night but who knows… maybe one will get done!
Anyways if I don’t see you Friday then I’ll definitely see you next Tuesday!
Enjoy the page!
It’s late and I need to wake up early tomorrow!
So enjoy the comic and I’ll see you Tuesday!
It’s way too late to write anything so instead I’m going to head to bed!
Enjoy the page and see you on Friday!
Hooray a comic on Friday! Hopefully I can continue updating twice a week. I don’t think I’ll be as busy so I’ll cross my fingers!
Anyways nothing to say today! I’ll see you guys on Tuesday! Enjoy the comic!
I’m back from TCAF! And nearly over the terrible cough I picked up there!
It was a fun trip to Toronto! It’s just always nice to go up there every once in a while and just take it easy. I like seeing the crowd of TCAF and enjoy hanging at Faith’s table and seeing how popular she is!
Hopefully next year I’ll be selling copies of Mush-A-Mush there which would be awesome!
I didn’t do much shopping there but I got one thing from TCAF and a couple things from around Toronto. Here are some pictures!
Not a big haul but some good stuff! Hopefully next year I’ll buy some more stuff from TCAF itself.
Anyways that’s all for now! I’ll see you on Friday with another page for certain! Hooray!
Posting this before I head off for TCAF but you guys won’t see it till Tuesday!
Sorry about not getting a comic done for Friday. There was just too much to do before we headed out.
Anyways this page was fun to do. And I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
Hope you enjoy the page! Hopefully I’ll see you on Friday with another page! (If I’m not to tired from TCAF!)
How many more times will Sean get dragged away by Allison in Mush-A-Mush? Who knows! Only time will tell!
Anyways this weekend I’m going to TCAF. I’m working hard to have comics for this Friday and next Tuesday while I’m gone but I might only get one done for Tuesday. But never say never! So show up on Friday to see how successful I am.
Besides that everybody should go check out Andrew Power’s new site for his webcomic Aptitude Test! It was made by Lissa (who also made my site!) and she did another great job! So go there once you’re done reading Mush-A-Mush! And then come back once you’re done!
Hope to see you on Friday! Now to sleep!
I wasn’t lying this week! There’s actually a new comic for Friday! It helped being a much lighter work week! Hopefully I can keep this up. Might be a bit difficult next week with TCAF happening. But I’ll try my best.
And also hopefully I’ll start doing up more blog post. I just need to actually get prepared to do them! I’ll probably get started on that over the weekend!
Anyways that’s all! Enjoy the comic and see you on Tuesday!
It’s too late to write up anything now. It’s pretty amazing that I was able to get this page done at all. That’s how much I was swamped with work.
I think this week is much lighter so maybe I’ll get another one done for Friday! Here’s hoping!
Anyways enjoy the comic and see you either on Friday or next Tuesday!
The page is done and up! Hopefully I might have another one for Friday but this work week might be a bit crazy busy so we’ll see! I’ll try my best!
Anyways it’s too late and I need to head to bed! Enjoy the page and see you later!
Have I said how much I love Allison’s stubbornness? Cause I do. It’s great.
Anyways only one comic page again this week. I should hopefully be back to two next week. I don’t like this only putting up one business! And also hopefully I’ll do a full blog post next week as well!
Enjoy the page and see you in a week!
Forgot to upload this last night because I was up late working on work! Speaking of which, unfortunately for at least this week I’ll only be posting the one comic. Just a little bit too swamped with work to get a second one up. Sorry! Hopefully I can get back to the two a week very quickly!
Anyways enjoy the page and see you next week!
It’s too late for me to write anything so enjoy the page and see you Tuesday!
True fact: I grew up in a Christmas tree lot. Well technically our house was surrounded by a Christmas tree lot, which is owned by my Grandfather. And luckily I only had to help shear them once (I presume I did such a bad job that he didn’t want to ask me again.)
It was always fun to take trips back into the lot, whether it was by foot, on bike, or on the tractor! Yes you heard me, the tractor. Maybe that will be brought up sometime in the future in the comic! *Wink wink* *Nudge nudge*
Enjoy the page, the photos and I’ll see you back on Friday!
I completely forgot to upload this last night! That’s what happens when I’m too busy working! Oh well it’s up now!
Hope you enjoy the page! Have a great Easter weekend!