Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The End is Near for the Punksters.net Comic Strip

I have been doing the Punksters.net Comic strip series for almost three years now. I have recently decided to end the comic strip series at comic strip number 400. I thought it was a nice round number to end it on. Currently, at the time of this writing, I have officially released 390 comic strips. So that just leaves 10 more left to release.

Now some of you may be wondering as to why I am ending it. It's really a matter of not having enough hours in a day to do all of the things I would like to be able to do. This obviously means that I have to prioritize. Although I really enjoy doing the Punksters conic strip, I feel 400 is a good amount to have behind me before moving on. Let me tell you what I am moving on to.

The Punksters comic strip is not the only online comic strip that I do. I also do the Screechin Holler comic strip series. I have been doing them both for a couple of months now. I will continue to do the Screechin Holler comic strip series. that one is about a bunch of hillbillies who reside in a place called, you guessed it, Screechin Holler. You may find it at ScreechinHoller.com.

I will also be devoting my time to my blog writing. I currently write most of my blogs through HupPages.com. I write mostly articles related to music. I do, however, use some images with my articles that have some of the Punksters comic strip characters in them. So it's not like you won't ever see them again.

The reason most of my articles are about music is because I am a musician. I have recently decided to do more with my music. that means playing out as well as recording. Something had to give in order for me to be able to find the extra time to do the music. So I decided to end the Punksters comic strip.

I will probably do some things with the characters in the future though. I may even resume the strip but I have not set a date to begin again. It's probably not permanent, so don't let it get you down.

So to all of you out there who have been reading the comic strip, thank you. I appreciate every one of you.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 7 Has Been Released - Blog entry # 60

Well, we did it again. We released another collection of strips from the Punksters.net comic strip series. The volume 7 collection of fifty comic strips features strips numbers 301-350.

This collection has some strips that have not yet been officially released. So you can be the first on your block to see some of these strips.

A certain story line was completed early on in this collection. Then things finally return to normal. Or at least what passes for normal with this group of characters.

The collection is available as an e-book download in PDF format. So if you are interested in finding out more about it, JUST CLICK HERE.

If you have not downloaded any of the previous collections, you can go to the Punksters.net Merchandise Page to view what all comic strip collection e-books are currently available. Check it out, if you would be so kind.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Monday, April 17, 2017

Celebrating the Release of Our 300th Comic Strip - Blog Entry # 59

We have just hit another milestone. We have officially released the 300th strip from the Punksters.net Comic Strip series. Sure it took a while but it finally happened. The strip has been around since January of 2015. Initially, it started out as a weekly strip but we currently release 3 strips per week.

We have also finally wrapped up a continuing story involving a certain dictator, Colonel Cornball and all things are back to normal now that his horrible reign of tyranny has finally come to an end. A SPECIAL E-BOOK has been released which is a compilation of comic strips devoted to that story line, from beginning to end. Comic strip number 300 is from that period. It features some of the characters escaping from the re-education camp set up by the evil dictator's regime. I have included it with this blog post. Just click on the image below to view it at its full size.

Bob Craypoe, alsO known as R. L. Crepeau

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Colonel Cornball E-book Has Been Released - Blog Entry # 58

I have just released a new E-book called the Rise and fall of Colonel Cornball.  This book contains a collection of the Punksters.net Comic Strips that feature a character named Colonel Cornball. It follows the character from the time he is first introduced as a presidential candidate, through his presidential campaign, his election and time as president. Eventually, he becomes a tyrannical dictator and is overthrown. 

This is the first collection of strips that are not the typical collection of fifty. this collection is actually a collection of strips that all follow the same theme. It also contains more strips than the usual collection of fifty. This collection features 68 comic strips. 

If you purchase the E-book now, at the time of me writing this blog entry, you will actually be able to see a number of strips that have not yet been officially released. that's right, you get to see them first.

I will eventually release other collections that will be separated by certain themes. So get yourself this collection and beat the rush. hurry while supplies last. 
Just CLICK HERE for more information.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 6 Has Been Released - Blog Entry # 57

The Punksters.net Comic strip Collection Volume 6 E-book has just been released. Be the first person on your block to own a copy! You will be the envy of the neighborhood.

This volume features comic strips 251 through 300. If my math serves me right, that's 50 comic strips. The download is available in PDF format.

All of your favorite characters are featured in this volume and maybe some of the ones you hate too. But don't let that stop you, buy it anyway! After all, it's cheap enough. Hey, you can even tell your friends. No? Why? Are you embarrassed to admit that you like the strip?  Shame on you. 
Anyway, just CLICK HERE for more information. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Celebrating the Punksters.net Two Year Anniversary - Blog Entry # 56

About two years ago, the first Punksters.net Comic strip was released. That was January 25th 2015. Since then, countless people have been annoyed and irritated by the strip. Many characters were introduced and a number of plot twists and turns, well, twisted and turned. Maybe even a few stomachs may have turned as well.

But seriously folks, I do enjoy doing the strip and intend to keep it going for a bit longer. The most recently released comic strip is strip number 278. It won't be long before we hit that wonderfully magical milestone of 300.

As far as what may be in the works, let's just say that the superhero team known as the Dysfunctionals will start to play a bigger part in the strip as certain other story lines are resolved. Those things to be resolved will reveal themselves by strip number 306 (hint).

I have begun to display some of the old strips which I now refer to as being "From The Archives" on the various social networking pages for the comic strip. Once you near 300 strips, you actually have enough old ones laying around that could be referred to as "archives." In fact, we will soon get to the point where we could post a different one every day of the year and not repeat ourselves. At least once we get to that magical number of 365. Of course it would be 366 for leap year.

At this point there are several e-books available with each having a collection of 50 strips. You can see them displayed on the right hand side of this blog.

I am also working on some animation with the characters from the comic strip series. One theme will be sci-fi. I've included a picture of some of what has been in the works. This is something I was working on in iClone for the animation.

Eventually, I plan on releasing some animated shorts. I make no promises regarding the timeline for the release of them because I have a lot of things I am currently working on. I don't want to make any promises that I can't keep. But, in any case, that's pretty much what lies ahead for the guys from the Punksters.net Comic Strip series.

So I continue on with my third year of doing the strip and look forward to my plans eventually coming to fruition. I hope you will be there when they do. Thanks to all of you who have been there so far.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Working on Punkster Videos - Blog Entry # 55

I know, it's been a while since the last blog post but I have been pretty busy. So I thought I might let you in on what I have been busy with. I have been working on what will eventually be a series of video shorts, featuring the characters from the Punksters.net Comic strip series.

I plan to do a variety of shorts, consisting of different scenarios and subject matter. My first one will actually be a parody of Star Trek and Sci-fi related television shows and movies. I plan on calling it "Punkster Trek, the Next Degeneration."

So far, as a test, I began working on the opening credits for it. I have included the video with this post.

I initially created the characters in Daz Studio and then converted them for use in iClone, using iClone 3DXchange. I created the spaceship from scratch in iClone. The backgrounds I used in the video were created in Daz Studio and later imported into iClone to create some of the video clips.

The sound was done in Cakewalk Music Creator, exported as a Wav file and mastered in Cakewalk Audio Creator, which was exported as another Wav file and imported into PowerDirector, where I did the final video editing and added the credits.

So please check it out and I will let you all know when the first short is finished. Thanks.
Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau