8 Phases of Dating, Beards, Cats, & More

Posted on 15/11/08

I've been mega-super-ultra busy lately with illustrated guides and comics. This is a summary of my most recent stuff.

The 8 Phases of Dating
I think some (all?) of us can relate to this. This comic is one of my favorites, maybe because I've spent way too much time in the dating scene.

How to turn your car into an unstoppable murder machine
I created this around Halloween. I drew most of the material in this, except the pictures of the Yak and the chainsaw I found through google images.

10 very good reasons to grow a giant beard

Ironically, I have no beard. This didn't stop me from encouraging everyone else to grow one.

After beards I moved onto cats, starting with skitters and then progressing to this guide:

How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you

Growing up, my family had a LOT of cats. 10+ of them (yeah, we were that family). I don't have a cat now, but I know how their conniving little minds work.
This illustrated guide did incredibly well. I launched it while in las vegas at pubcon, and it nearly took my server down while I was having dinner with some friends. I launched it on Wednesday, since then the guide has received almost 2 million page views in 4 days! I've received a ton of emails from people who enjoyed it, even one from a publishing firm from Los Angeles who wanted to know if I was interested in a book deal.

I'm trying to decide what to do with any future guides I create. They're working really well to get the word out about Mingle2, but they've also kind of become their own thing. I was considering either opening up an entire comics section on Mingle2, or just creating an entirely new website devoted exclusively to comics.

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