A BRIEF HISTORY OF KARMIC SANDS
I made the first Karmic Sands strip in September of 2013.
It looked like this:
Since then, the strips got both longer and shorter. There are “Mini” strips of one panel (occasionally two panels), “Extra” strips of maybe four panels on average which are not numbered as though they were regular editions of Karmic Sands, “Mini Extra” strips of maybe three panels (including the “Adventures of Window Kid” series), a few “Book Review” comic strips, “Uncomic” strips of however many panels which often do not present narrative linearity or temporally sequential events, the celebratory “SanFran Special” strip, and several blog posts here and there involving words & pictures which do not form comic strips.
I really don’t have any idea how many people have read these. All I know is I only ever post them here; apart from a few submissions to other publications with actual editors, that’s it.* I understand they would be easy to copy. The basic style & format is imitable. The font is obvious. In fact, someone could just take a comic, erase the words, and put in their own. I’ve even done this to my own comics. It really is easy. But, as far as I know, no one has. If it seems odd I’m pointing this out, I want you to know I agree: it is.
My last post was about three months ago. What have I done in the interim? I haven’t been working on comic strips, that’s for sure. I do have some stuff from before lying around which, for perfectly good reasons, I haven’t yet posted. In addition, last night (11/14/2016) I made three new strips, all of which are utterly unsuitable for publication on this blog, or anywhere else for that matter. However, in the interest of posterity and process, I’ll present them here with a few remarks as to what makes them so unacceptable. (There should be a READ MORE tag nearby.)