I drew a new comic last weekend. It was written drawn in 21 hours. 18 hours on October 1st and 3 hours on October 2nd 2016.
It was drawn using prompts from my Patreon backers. I've done this with backers once before and we got a crazy fun comic out of it. Since they helped write it they got to see it a few days before everyone else, but I'm excited to share it here now.
It's been too long since I've gotten to post completed comics to this site.
Thank you, so much for sticking around. Read More
One thing that has stuck with me most from 24 Hour Comics Day is the reaction got from twitter while I was drawing. I was having to draw so fast that I knew I wasn’t drawing at my best, but every-time I’d share a new panel of the comic I’d get reactions like this:
@MatthewBogart nice work! Evocative!— @lastpedestrian October 5, 2014
@MatthewBogart You're a machine. Can't wait to see all of this in the end— @CubReporterK October 5, 2014
@MatthewBogart Getting more and more impressed. You're sure you are not secretly working with two or three Matthew Bogarts there....?— @MonsieurBandit October 4, 2014
Over the last few months I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about how people have been using the Internet to do horrible things to each-other. At times, threats, lies, and soul crushing hate seems to be coming from every direction online. It’s shocking how much damage someone can do to another person simply by typing into a computer.
The encouraging thing is, the reverse is also true.
Something as simple as a tweet, text, or blog comment can be so exciting! Every time I got a message encouraging me not to give up I was giddy! Damn right! I’m going to finish this damn thing!
What a way to use the Internet!
I use a service called Think Up which monitors my use of social networks to try and help me have a more rewarding experience online. One of my favorite stats that it surfaces shows me the number of times I thanked someone in a tweet recently.
Many of the internets problems are complex and extremely difficult to try and solve, but here's something easy and simple you can do: Read More
Pick someone on the web who’s responsible for something you think is good and send them a message of thanks. In fact, it's a good thing to do right now.