An Update from Jackson

August 26, 2011 by

Sketch Comedy has been going strong! I recently finished an entire freaking month of Independent Music James and now I’m doing a bunch of contemporary parodies and pop culture commentary (which for some reason mostly consists of football). I had a veritable deluge of traffic when my My Little Pony parody comic got featured at Equestria Daily. We’ll see if the bronies stick around for my football nonsense.

In September, I’ll be going on vacation starting the 10th, and I’ll be running a handful of guest strips to cover my sabbatical. I’m pretty excited at the prospect of my first guest week(s?), and I’ve got some talented cartoonists involved.

In the future, I intend to overhaul how the Subscribers’ Edition is handled, offering better archiving, more extra strips and bonus art, and multiple subscription packages at more affordable prices. Once I return from vacation, I’ll be submitting the comic for review to various webcomics review sites and blogs. I’m also beginning to prepare prizes and materials for an upcoming Sketch Comedy contest that should help get the comic some publicity.

In non-Sketchy news, I have been working for the past few months on a new Minecraft building project. Once it is finished, I will post magnificent screenshots.

I’ve Got This Idea

August 25, 2011 by

I want to have my first novel written already. I think that’s my big hurdle now, as a writer– once I get through the process once, it won’t be so daunting, because I’ll be able to draw on whatever I did the first time, and then I’ll be able to do the same thing again, and basically after I write my first novel I’ll rip myself off into infinity.

I have an idea for a novel! I’ve been extremely critical of myself, but I like this idea, because it is something that I consider easy and pandering, plus just enough of a twist for me to pretend I’m breaking new ground (the only new ground I will ever break will be when they bury me.)

Hit the jump to see what my fresh new take will be!

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It is a Hanners

July 25, 2011 by

Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham from Jeph Jacques' webcomic Questionable Content

It is a creepy Hanners

from a Questionable Content


July 14, 2011 by

He laughed and tried to wipe himself off, but the mud was sticky and the blood just smeared around. He finished his beer and threw the bottle over the railing, almost hitting her.

She stumbled backwards, catching herself on the railing. She closed her eyes for a long moment and felt the emptiness around them. She felt warm and full. The  muscles in her thighs were still twitching. Cool mountain air caressed her face; she slowly raised her arms and spread her fingers. When she opened her eyes, he was standing on the railing. Swaying.

She squinted up at him and moved her fingers to shield her eyes from the midday sun. “You haven’t been this relaxed for a while.”

He grasped a plastic card between his fingers and looked at it closely. A credit card. After a moment of consideration, he flicked it into the wind, and it was gone. He looked down at her. He laughed again, easily. He held up his driver’s license for a moment. Easily, he let it go. He turned his face skyward.

Her breath caught in her throat– and she changed her mind.

Just as she opened her mouth to tell him, he let himself fall.

Ex Nihilo Res

July 9, 2011 by

“Electricity.” John smiled. “Electricity is the answer, and you know it.”
His black, collared shirt was loose over his lank frame and strangely long arms. He wore a white tie, and shiny shoes. Behind horn rim glasses, his dark eyes gleamed.

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Infinite Things II: Son of Infinite Things

July 7, 2011 by

Okay, Theremizzlers. Let’s try this again.

First of all, thank you for your list of mathematical things that are infinite.

Here is a follow-up question: What things are infinite in the universe? What things are infinite that are not merely conceptual?

Thank you,

Infinite Things

July 5, 2011 by

Okay, Theremizzlers, it’s quiz time. What things are infinite?

Please provide an approximate list of all the infinite things. All of them.

Thank you,

Jackson’s Art of the Oh Screw It

June 17, 2011 by

Yeah, this feature of the blog has not really turned out to be daily at all.

But if you do want daily art from me, be sure to check out the Sketchy Activity Daily.

New Sketch Comedy feature: the Sketchy Activity Daily

June 13, 2011 by

This is a new project: Sketchy Activity Daily. For fifteen minutes every weekday, I will draw something and post it up on the internets–specifically, those internets which are related to Sketch Comedy. The drawing will probably be silly.

Some drawings will post at the Sketch Comedy website, all of them will post at Sketch Comedy’s Facebook page, and Friday’s Sketch Activity Daily will be a Subscribers’ Edition exclusive. And will I post some of them here on Air Theremin too, from time to time? Probably.

See, here is one already. We are off to a good start.

Jackson’s Independent Art of the James

May 2, 2011 by

Independent Music James

Independent Music James, of Sketch Comedy. Which you should read. And do read.

It is Independent Music James! It is not some other kind of Indie Rock person from a webcomic that I’ve never seen! Notice that it is not drawn in an aliased, pixelated style! We’re not getting sued!

It is a Fargate! From the makers of Thindependence Day!