Thursday, July 27, 2006

On time...who knew?

Yes, behold Friday's strip delivered at the very stroke of midnight Friday...or would that still be Thursday?

Whatever. As far as I am concerned, it's still lunch if it's the second meal you eat no matter what time of day that meal gets eaten.

So here it is the beginning of the end of the Tac-To-Bot storyline. I have to say, I've enjoyed this little arc even if it has seemed a tad trite at times. I like the idea of robots building robots to defend their masters only to have THOSE robots turn on their masters and eventually...them. I also liked the idea that building a new race of robots was pretty much the only solution to any given problem that these machines could imagine. I also enjoyed the carnivore teething on Vexxarr as a running gag. I'm a sucker for a good running gag...if such a thing even exists. I Dunno, it doesn't take much to amuse me.

I'd like to give a belated thanks to Doc and the mammals over at The White Board a superlative in the annals of paintball humor. He was kind enough to link me and give me an honest and friendly review. I can say that no one in my limited experience draws a polar bear as well as Doc. Few men have tried. Catch his comic if you can. Be sure to read the making of page.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Late Monday Update but Monday will Update!

Having computer issues that will necessitate a late Monday update (4pm US Central Time).

For the benefit of my new readers, I'll repeat the Vexxarr Policy:

Three Updates a week. Always. Even if that means three strips on Friday.

Since Vexxarr launched, I have added three new strips a week - almost always on Mon, Wed and Fri. As long as I am alive, Vexxarr will update three times a week and I'll let you know if I plan to be late (now if I DON'T plan to be late...).

Anyway, you get the picture. I'm not going to start updating sporadically then seldom then not at all. Vexxarr is a fixture and will have a new comic up usually before Scott Kurtz and almost always before Penny Arcade. Not bragging, just quoting past performance.

Thank you for choosing Vexxarr and please tell your friends!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday! New Comic! New Questions!

Wow! I asked for feedback on my thewebcomicslist account and boy you guys fell over yourselves making me look like an actual artist!

SO I look at my stats for the day and see another 7000 new hits of mystery traffic. Maybe Penny Arcade had an erroneous link to me in their 'extras' area

I have no idea.

So to fix this sad state of affairs...I have another request of you. Please tell me how the heck you found my modest webcomic and why you persist in reading my dronings day after day after day...

It would certainly end my idle speculation that I am the definitive herald of the end of Western Civilization.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Feedback Needed!

Over at The WebComicsKnittingCirleAndWeeklyRotaryMeetingAndList I have a profile. That profile offers a pithy synopsis and some sample strips. It also has a place for comments/reviews. An empty space for comments and reviews. A very, very empty space. A void. A void you have not bothered to fill.


Go fill it. I don't care what you say. But in case you haven't taken the hint. Click this link.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Early update!

Due to being out late tonight, I will update Friday's strip before midnight. I know that this doesn't make up for all the times I've made you wait for a fresh Vexxarr but at least it's something.

And for those of you who sit at your computer hitting the refresh bar until a new comic pops help.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


No, not about Macs... Their ads are misleading and as a whole, false.

My clarification lies in the fact that I when I meant a new comic for the 4th of July, I meant that while'st my friends would be exploding ordnance and eating pork, I would be crafting a fresh, new Vexxarr...which - YES - would actually post on Wednesday, the 5th. As for something special, wait just another day or two. I dare say that the special thing is for ME but it is on the way...have no doubt.

Monday, July 03, 2006

New comic for Monday!

And there will be a comic on/for the 4th of July. For those of you playing at home, the forth is a holiday of some note in the States.

OK, I am being asked about my position on the "new" Mac spots running here in the states. I did send Apple an email saying that their current campaign made them and all Mac users (myself included) look like arrogant pricks and it made me want to lie to people when they asked what I edit on.

I will say that these ads are so out of date that they border on slander. Let's address them shall we?

PC: "I have a ton of manuals to read..."

Are you using a PC Jr??? The last time ANY PC came with so much as a pamphlet, I had just purchased my 100MHz desktop from Gateway. These days all you get is one DVD. No manual, no software disks, nothing. God I wish they came with some kind of documentation - there are times when I truly need it. But now, most PC's ship with a single restore DVD and that's it.

My Mac came with exactly fifteen pounds of user manual. In the interests of full disclosure, I also purchased the full production suite with Final Cut and DVD Studio pro. Fifteen pounds!!!

Mac: "I even talk to that new Japanese camera"

Really? REALLY? You mean you can find a camera from Japan that is compatible with a Mac??? Look, I'm exaggerating here a BIT, but PC computability is no longer an issue. With China bootlegging millions of copies of Microsoft XP, ALL (as in every single one) of the cameras produced in China are PC compatible. Nearly all of the cameras produced in Japan are PC friendly first then Mac friendly second, if ever. I'm not knocking the Mac in this regard but the fact is that Windows - for better or for worse has 90% market penetration worldwide and as such very few digital camera manufacturers are non-Microsoft compliant.

PC: "I had to restart. You know what it's like"
Mac: "No, actually I don't..."

Since the release of XP and OSX, neither system has issues with freezes or restarts. Macs are somewhat less reliable than they used to be with the inclusion of third-party internal components such as graphics cards and Windows boxes are now every bit as robust as Mac's running OSX. Sorry - this is an old claim and happily no longer true. Now if you want to talk about applications "quitting unexpectedly"...

PC: "Actually, the rest of me is in some other boxes..."

My G5 came in six boxes. What the hell is Apple saying here? Buy a laptop?

PC: "We network now - we're friends!"

No. You are most assuredly not friends. I network my Macs and PC's but they are not friends. They talk cordially. Macs will share files. But every Mac will not always see or move files to or from from every other machine on that network. Macs are at best finicky on a network. Ever try to share a Mac internal hard drive to a Windows OS or Unix?

Every claim that Apple has made in these spots is true about PC's running Windows 98. Every one. But in the interest of intellectual honesty, I have to conclude that Apple has finally "stooped" to "lying" in order to appeal to new consumers. At least with Windows, you already know that the product is essentially evil.