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I’m back!

I got a new computer! Yay! I am able to post new Schlubs. The newest Schlub will be posted this Monday.

Windows 10 has the Instagram app now. I created an account for the Schlub. I’ll be posting The Schlub daily on Instagram. If you’ve never read The Schlub from the beginning, now is your chance. The Schlub’s Instagram account is at https://www.instagram.com/theschlub/. The first one will be posted this Monday.

Thanks for standing by while I deal with my computer issues. In the meantime, I’m adding a few images from my new project, Rainbow Ninja.

-Illya

Free Comics

The last story arc featured The Schlub getting agitated about comic fans misinterpreting his comic. There is a bit of truth in that comic on why I changed my comics, but it’s not the whole story.

Over the past few years I’ve been uneasy about selling my comics. Actually, I’m quite fine with selling my stuff… to people with money. But what about people without? Should people without money not be allowed to read comics? I know comics, in general, is a luxury item. People spend their money to buy their favorite characters in fantasy stories. If push came to shove, though, comics would be the first thing to cut when money is tight.

I feel like I can’t tell someone without money that they can’t read my stuff. I understand that it’s my work and I should be compensated. There are other methods to generate revenue. Ads are okay. A lot of people use Patreon. I signed up for one myself but I haven’t done any work on it yet. It’s not like I’m depended on turning a profit. Although it’d be nice to not pay for comic con tables or print runs out of pocket. But I just feel bad for people who can’t afford comics. I remember years ago watching a story about a little girl in Arkansas who walked around collecting newspapers because she wanted to read  the daily comics. Her family were really poor and had no TV or other forms of entertainment. It sucks to think that my stories will only be seen by people with disposable incomes.

I’m not saying all comics should be free. There are people whose livelihood depend on selling their comics. I think in my case, I’m looking at comics like TV shows. There’s a channel and you’ll get the content. However, you got to deal with some ads.

So yes and no. I did change Naked Man Comics to NMC comics so I wouldn’t get rejected from cons. But it was a catalysis for something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

My free library is at http://nakedmancomics.com.

-Illya

Pre Schlub Schlub

No Schlub this week. I’ve been on vacation which quelled any rage in me.

Years ago I imagine The Schlub as a strip that took place in a candy store. At the time I did manage Sweet Factory. I thought venting about it would make a great comic. I didn’t imagine The Schlub as a webcomic because at the time the internet was fairly new (Late 90’s). I scrapped the project because I didn’t have it in me to vent for 24 pages about working in a candy store.

Here are some of the sketches. The Schlub was originally going ot have a co-worker who was crazy. I hired several people who I should not have and it bit me in the butt more times than I care for.

I had a lot of messed up customers that would come in and dig their gross hands in candy bins. Sometimes I would wish for some EXTREME justice to be done to those greedy candy pigs.

I had a lot of messed up customers that would come in and dig their gross hands in candy bins. Sometimes I would wish for some EXTREME justice to be done to those greedy candy pigs.

Crazy co-worker freaking out. Also, The Schlub would ride the MAX. I rode the MAX all the time back in the day. A great time to reflect on how much my life sucked.

Crazy co-worker freaking out. Also, The Schlub would ride the MAX. I rode the MAX all the time back in the day. A great time to reflect on how much my life sucked.

Webcomics, Webcomics, Webcomics

It’s been little over a year since I started Naked Man Comics and I’ve learned a lot. The primary lesson I learned is that webcomics dominate the independent scene. People love reading free comics online. I don’t blame them. Free is a great price. With that in mind we are going to post some webcomics.

To introduce Naked Man Comics to new readers, I will post a page from Naked Man Comics 2 every Friday at 12 noon. The series will be a striped down version of issue 2 (minus 4 pages). Once issue 2 is done I will take the series down and continue on with issue 3 and 5. This will be a great opportunity for people who want to read Naked Man Comics but are not in the Portland, Oregon area nor have the ability to purchase the comic online.

I will be posting a web series called The Schlub. The Schlub is about a cartoonist struggling to get his character, The Blazing Bag of Poo, publish. Basically it’s me venting with a legal pad and some Sharpie markers. The Schlub will be posted every Wednesday at 12 noon.

For our site members I will be posting a very special web comic. For our fans who have an account on Naked Man Comics will be privy to… the origin of Totally Naked Man. Every Monday, starting on the 8th at 12 noon, our site members will read how Al Fresco became Totally Naked Man. Who were Totally Naked Man’s parents? How did he met Extremely Conservative Woman? Why do citizens of Rose City keep being kidnapped by Aliens?

I have a few more Tales of the Internet Superheroes to post as well as some new characters to introduce.

-The Boss