I have a poster print of this comic beside the entrance to my room. I give it a little hi-five whenever I, too, rush out the door, having slept through my first two classes.
Hello, everyone! We have big, big news!
Philosofish has just been awarded 2nd place in the 2011 Toon-Ed competition for comic strips! This is a national competition, and our comic was judged by professional cartoonists Chris Browne (of Hagar the Horrible), Mike Edholm, Paul Fell, Dave Carpenter, Bucky Jones, Ken Alvine, and Jim Allen.
Check out the list of winners! And definitely check out the featured “best in show” entry, an animation by David Weedon. The Toon-Ed website also has some tips and tricks for aspiring cartoonists.
This is a big day for both of us. Who knew that, with majors in Chemical and Systems Engineering, our greatest college accomplishment would be to become award-winning cartoonists? So follow your dreams, kids. Someday you, too, could have your name in lights! On a computer screen! Next to the words “2nd Place”!
Thanks for reading!
-Kate and Ray
I normally save my comments for after the comic, but this one requires some explanation. This was the last comic of our first semester writing Philosofish, and we thought it would be fun to do something a little different. So this time, Ray drew the comic first, and I wrote the words afterwards. Here’s how it turned out.
Ray told me after I’d written it that he meant for it to be Brandon imagining he was Bruce Lee and Clint Eastwood. Maybe someday I’ll do an alternate comic where that’s actually what’s going on.