Hubris Comics http://hubriscomics.com Read this, then go outside and play. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:01:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hubris- Return Of The Stern http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-return-of-the-stern/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-return-of-the-stern/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:01:14 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7544 2016-06-24-hubris

Isn’t it nice to see old friends.  Who then don’t recognize you.  Even when you give them your name and the circumstances under which you met. And then they throw a plot twist at you. Yeah, it’s nice.]]>
2016-06-24-hubris

Isn’t it nice to see old friends.  Who then don’t recognize you.  Even when you give them your name and the circumstances under which you met.

And then they throw a plot twist at you.

Yeah, it’s nice.

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Hubris- The Path Less Trampled. http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-the-path-less-trampled/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-the-path-less-trampled/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:01:07 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7541 2016-06-22-hubris

Lowell thinking.  I haven’t checked, but I don’t think I’ve written a lot of that. Also?  Mixed metaphors are really, really hard to avoid unless you’ve got your eye to the storm.  The shorthand that we use to tag things[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-22-hubris

Lowell thinking.  I haven’t checked, but I don’t think I’ve written a lot of that.

Also?  Mixed metaphors are really, really hard to avoid unless you’ve got your eye to the storm.  The shorthand that we use to tag things in our language lends itself to cut and paste recombobulating. Like an ostrich running it’s race down the roadway of literary baskets full of eggs.

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Hubris- Subtle Diversion http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-subtle-diversion/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-subtle-diversion/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:01:24 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7538 2016-06-21-hubris

Okay, now I really am back from Charlotte.  Sold a few caricatures. Sold a few books.  Got some more ideas about how I’m going to do conventions.  I’ve also got photos of people wearing Costumes.  I’ll try to have those[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-21-hubris

Okay, now I really am back from Charlotte.  Sold a few caricatures. Sold a few books.  Got some more ideas about how I’m going to do conventions.  I’ve also got photos of people wearing Costumes.  I’ll try to have those up for you later.

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Hubris- Special Relationships http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-special-relationships/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-special-relationships/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:01:42 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7534 2016-06-20-hubris

So, as far as I know, I’m back from Charlotte.  And hopefully there are a few new Hubris readers today, all relaxed now that they’ve gotten home with all their treasures from HeroesCon, and ready to start reading this new[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-20-hubris

So, as far as I know, I’m back from Charlotte.  And hopefully there are a few new Hubris readers today, all relaxed now that they’ve gotten home with all their treasures from HeroesCon, and ready to start reading this new comic strip they found out about, waaay back at table #320 in Artist Alley.  Right?  Is that how YOU turned up here today?  Welcome!  You’ve got a little happy catching up to do, then I hope you’ll become a regular commenter because the commenters around here are fun.  And some of them are apparently psychic, and know plot twists the very moment I write them down.  It’s very unnerving.

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Hubris- Who’s Next http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-whos-next/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-whos-next/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:01:03 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7531 2016-06-17-hubris

Okay, I’m in Charlotte now.  (At least, I will am supposed to have been already in Charlotte by now, which is then while I’m typing this) And my laptop is dead meat (before I went, you see, and I’m not[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-17-hubris

Okay, I’m in Charlotte now.  (At least, I will am supposed to have been already in Charlotte by now, which is then while I’m typing this) And my laptop is dead meat (before I went, you see, and I’m not replacing it yet) so updates might not come exactly on time.  But there will be photos, I think.  I always say that, and I always intend to post more of them than I do, but I’ll see what my phone can accomplish.  Wish me luck.

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Hubris- Pigmalion http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-pigmalion/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-pigmalion/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:01:20 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7525 2016-06-15-hubris

Gotta get you guys another comic done quickish.  Going to HeroesCon in Charlotte NC.  I got a stack of the new books, too!  Gonna be fun on a bun.  You coming?]]>
2016-06-15-hubris

Gotta get you guys another comic done quickish.  Going to HeroesCon in Charlotte NC.  I got a stack of the new books, too!  Gonna be fun on a bun.  You coming?

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Hubris- Tell me about your mother… http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-tell-me-about-your-mother/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-tell-me-about-your-mother/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:01:32 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7521 2016-06-14-hubris

Don’tcha hate those times you say something that seemed reasonable in the back of your head where you never thought about it, but out loud you suddenly realize that you’re an emotional cripple?  Man, I hate that.]]>
2016-06-14-hubris

Don’tcha hate those times you say something that seemed reasonable in the back of your head where you never thought about it, but out loud you suddenly realize that you’re an emotional cripple?  Man, I hate that.

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Hubris- Face Value http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-face-value/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-face-value/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:01:15 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7514 2016-06-13-hubris

FUN & GAMES Finally having the Stanky Creek book done, I had time to tinker with another project that I’ve wanted to fiddle with for a while.  It’s the Game that springs from the Book. My friend Brian plays games-[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-13-hubris

FUN & GAMES

Finally having the Stanky Creek book done, I had time to tinker with another project that I’ve wanted to fiddle with for a while.  It’s the Game that springs from the Book.

My friend Brian plays games- not like chess or checkers, though I don’t doubt that he’s pretty adept at those too- but the kind of Role Playing Games and Board Games that are so elaborate that you actually have to read the instructions to play them.  In my family, we usually only play games that the rules can easily be argued and agreed upon without reading a darn thing.

GameBetaTest02

After seeing Brian and his cadre of game-playing hotshots at the last two MidSouthCons, I finally asked him if he’d mind helping me work on a game based on The Great Stanky Creek Snake Oil Outdoorfest.  And he agreed to.

So a few months ago, on a Saturday evening that would possibly have been better spent trying to get your books completed, I went over to Brian’s house with a stack of index cards, and a lot of different color pens.  Oh, and notes!  I had make a couple of pages of notes here and there.  We batted things around a while, Brian improvised a neat dice trick to generate some randomized numbers, and a couple of hours later, we had enough info for me to go away and prepare to make this stuff:

Game Bits

 

These are the bits we used for Stanky Creek Game Beta Test #2.  It went okay. There’s probably a better term than Beta Test.  What’s the earlier stage before that? Anyhow…  We played a round with four Events, got a sense of the pace, found out I’d miscalculated some basic gameplay statistics, and figured that we need one more great big new element for the game to work better.  Fun, right?

So, maybe two more beta test rounds, and then contact Brian’s crack team of Gamers for the acid test.

Then… well, then, hopefully we pitch it to a game company that wants to manufacture these things to sell, ’cause if you guys wanna play, you’d have to come here otherwise- it takes forever to build just one set, lemme tell ya!

By the way- the next piece that I need to make before we can test again?  A Board. Yep, It’s gonna be a board game with cards now instead of a card game without a board.  The layout’s done, but I gotta fill in the daffy stuff that players are required to do, and maybe draw some art for it.  No reason for the Beta Tests to be totally ugly, right?

 

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Hubris- Over Half the Word is ‘Friend’. http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-over-half-the-word-is-friend/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-over-half-the-word-is-friend/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:01:13 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7510 2016-06-10-hubris

Remember when you were a kid, and you didn’t have any idea how the genders were supposed to get along outside of whatever random instinctive behaviors bubbled up in your partially formed brain, and for what you’d seen in mass entertainment[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-10-hubris

Remember when you were a kid, and you didn’t have any idea how the genders were supposed to get along outside of whatever random instinctive behaviors bubbled up in your partially formed brain, and for what you’d seen in mass entertainment where the primary theme of any visual medium was ‘Sex Sells’?

Yeah, me neither.

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Hubris-Mixed Purposes http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-mixed-purposes/ http://hubriscomics.com/comic/hubris-mixed-purposes/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:01:14 +0000 http://hubriscomics.com/?post_type=comic&p=7505 2016-06-08-hubris

Okay! I haven’t seen a physical copy, but the online virtual sample is good. The book is ready! Click on the cover image below, or HERE to order one. If it says you need a password or something crazy, try[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]>
2016-06-08-hubris

Okay!

I haven’t seen a physical copy, but the online virtual sample is good. The book is ready!

Click on the cover image below, or HERE to order one. If it says you need a password or something crazy, try ‘hubris’.

If you’d rather wait for me to get physical copies and say, “Yeah, they really look good” or “Uh-oh, they’re not exactly right”, I won’t blame ya.

I hope to see a physical book in my hands on the 14th.   I’m sorta breathless and giddy about it.  Heeheeheeheeheehee!
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