Hitting the Oregon Trail

Terrific news to those of you that enjoy my cartooning: the second installment of Hitting the Oregon Trail is now available in my online store! It encompasses the first and the second issue into one, jumbo issue! People who saw the original 13-page comic may notice that I have colored this newest iteration of Hitting the Oregon Trail quite differently. Why did I do this? For many good reasons.


First, this new color scheme is significantly less labor intensive. The original coloring of this page took several hours, while the new color scheme took about one hour.
Second, I believe this new color scheme is more interesting than the original, in that the original was fairly representational, the colors used more or less corresponding to what they might be in real life, and draws attention away from the form, particularly the inking. The new, more expressive color palette emphasizes the inking. Furthermore, as the person who is actually doing the coloring, this color palette is more interesting to work with than the original one.

Oregon Trail Revisited

My brother and I are making a comic about the Oregon Trail video game. I don’t know if everyone’s familiar with this game, but this is edu-tainment failing at its best. For example, everyone would name themselves something cool, and then name everyone in their party ¬†things like My Butt, My Ass, Some Poop, because then the computer would say “My Butt was bitten by a snake” or “Some Poop has cholera”. Expect more of these in the coming months.