Friday, July 31, 2015

The Comic Strip's First 6 Months - Blog Entry # 28

As of the 25th of July 2015, the Comic Strip has been up and running for 6 months. the first strip was released on January 25th 2015. Over that time period, we have officially released 40 comic strips and have made available an e-book with the first 50 strips. So if you buy that e-book, you will actually have more than what has been officially released. But enough of my shameless plugging of my merchandise.

Anyway, at the time I am writing this, 21 characters have made their way into the strip. more will be added as we go along. I have included the most recent strip with this blog post. Just click on the image to view it at its full size.

With tomorrow being the first day of August, I thought it would be nice to mention that, starting in August, there will be three comic strips released per week. That's obviously good news for those who like the comic strip but not so good news for those who don't.

I am in the process of developing new ideas for the direction the strip will be going. However, I am also always open to suggestions from people who would like to offer them. Just CLICK HERE to go to our suggestion box to offer your ideas and/or feedback. Any participation is greatly appreciated.

Well that's about it for now. We have already made it through half a year. I look forward to completing that first year and hope you stick around for it. Thanks to all of you that have been so kind as to have taken the time to view the comic strip, read the blog and visit the website. We hope you return often. 

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Big Crystal Meth Man Controversy - Blog Entry # 27

So I posted a comic strip on this one online gallery website and they took it down. They informed me that it was taken down because it was one that involved a controversial subject that I had given my opinion on. Apparently, one is not suppose to offer an opinion or take a side on a controversial subject. I have included the comic strip with this post just so that you can see what I am referring to. You can just click on the image to view it at its full size.

I guess implying that people who take crystal meth or get addicted to it often look like total crap is taking a side on a controversial issue. Personally, I don't see how many people could take the other side and say that using it is good for your health and that people who are addicted to crystal meth are generally as fit as a fiddle or the perfect example of good health. Just look at some of the before and after pictures you can find online of people who use crystal meth.

Now, I understand how some may think it may be distasteful or insensitive to create a superhero character that is a crystal meth addict. But the idea here is to show how messed up our culture is becoming and to take some of those things that are now becoming more commonplace and kind of poke fun at the fact that they are becoming too acceptable. Don't get me wrong, I believe that drug abuse is a serious matter but some things in our culture are becoming more commonplace because the acceptance of those things have increased. Sure, I may be offering an opinion in the sense that I believe it is becoming too common but does anyone who is sane really recommend using crystal meth?

I just find it interesting that offering an opinion that something like the use of crystal meth may be hazardous to your health would be considered taking a side on a controversial issue, when nobody in their right mind should be advocating that it is not. It seems more like common sense to me and that it should be no more controversial than telling a kid not to put his finger in a light socket. Oh well, whatcha gonna do?

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Meet Crystal Meth Man - Blog Entry # 26

Just when you thought that things could not get any worse or that we could not sink any lower, we have introduced yet another character inspired by tasteless humor. Meet our new superhero, Crystal Meth Man.

Hey, I've said on a number of occasions that this comic strip is not meant for kids and this just downright proves it.

Crystal Meth Man is a superhero that is the sidekick of Super Crack Ho. His secret identity is that of your friendly neighborhood grub named, coincidentally enough, Michael Grubbinson.

He is kind of down on his luck primarily due to the fact that he has totally screwed up his life with drug abuse and addiction. Often, he will be seen grubbing something off of someone like money or a cigarette. Of course, when he "borrows" something from someone, he never actually pays it back. I guess it kind of goes with being a grub.

Occasionally, we will add a new superhero character to assemble and amazing team of superheroes yet to be named. well, I already know the name but I'm just not going to tell right now. I don't want to ruin the surprise.

I have decided to be gracious enough to include the strip that features his first appearance.Just click on the image to view it at its full size.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Meet Mr Evil Thug Guy - Blog Entry # 25

That's right, I just introduced yet another new character this week. I call him Mr Evil Thug Guy. As you can plainly see, he is a rather menacing looking individual. Not only is he nasty looking, but he has also devoted his entire life to crime. Let's just say that he is a real meanie pants.

Nobody really knows why he turned out the way he did. Maybe his mother did not hug him enough. Regardless, he will be quite the evil nemesis for super Crack Ho.
This brings the character count even higher. I can also promise you that more new characters are on the way. I will try to mix things up a bit to try to keep things from going stale. However, if you feel that things have already gone stale, all I can say is: sorry.

The latest comic Strip has Mr Evil Thug guy holding our hero, Super Crack Ho, captive. Click on the image to view it at its full size.

To read about more of the characters, CLICK HERE.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau