This morning on the Tetrapod Zoology blog, Darren Naish posted an in-depth interview with Dougal Dixon, father of “speculative biology.” It’s very cool, and features not one, but two image credits from yours truly! (One was a line art piece, the other was some coloring work for Darren). In any case, if you’re wondering what speculative biology is, or who Dougal Dixon is, you should head over and find out more. Dixon’s work was hugely influential to many scientists and artists working today (Although my wife totally hates my copy of Dixon’s Man After Man and makes me keep it out of sight most of the time. To be fair, it is pretty creepy.) I found Man After Man in a pile of discount books as a tween, and felt like I had discovered something really special. I’ll have to write up my own thoughts about Dixon more soon.
Hey everyone, good morning! Last night I set up a Patreon page for Black Mudpuppy. If you’d like to support BMP and help keep it running at its current breakneck speed, plus gain all sorts of BMP “Patreon Fan Club” goodies (anyone know where I can buy secret decoder rings in bulk?) then stop on by and for less per month than you spend on buying fancy underpants, you can help make this comic EVEN MORE AWESOME. Also, I won’t tell anyone the extent of the fanciness of your underpants. At some point I’ll be adding a Patreon button somewhere on the sidebar or something. I’m also going to be working out when I’ll be doing Patreon based events like live drawing zombie mermaids or something. It’s gonna be fun!*
*May not actually be fun. But probably will.
Yes, yes the internet is rife with jokes today, as it’s April Fools Day, or as I like to call it, Junior Amateur Baby Skeptic Day, and you should all be on your guard. (By the way, this one is my favorite, for reasons that are obvious if you read through ). However, there is something else remarkable about today. Two years ago today I officially launched this website. Mudpuppy is two years old. It’s been an interesting two years, and my update schedule has changed numerous times, but in looking back through the archive (which now functions again), I can’t help but feel some sort of pride at making something, and continuing to chip away at it. Cheers everybody.
Oh, also, that last post about when I update….yeah I posted a comic last night. Deal with it.
Hi everyone! Since beginning my recent Project Wonderful ad campaign, I’ve been seeing a big influx of new readers, and I just wanted to take a second to say hello, and thank you for checking out The Black Mudpuppy. This is a comic about the Aztec god of the Underworld, Xolotl, his subsequent imprisonment in an axolotl salamander, and then his attempts to regain his godhood by way of becoming a superhero. My name is Ethan Kocak, and I write, draw and otherwise cobble together this thing. I usually update twice a week, (one mid-week around Wednesday, and one on the weekends, usually Friday evening or Saturday), although I will sometimes switch this up. However, if you take a look at the archives, you’ll see I’ve been at this for 2 years (on April 1st), and there are over 200 pages to check out! Again, thanks for taking a look and please leave thoughts and comments!