Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Presidential Election Results are In - Blog Entry # 54

The presidential election results are in and the winner is Colonel Cornball. Now that he is president, watch as he almost single-handedly destroys a country. the economy will tank, personal freedoms will be taken away and personal property will be confiscated. there will be cronyism, re-education camps and more.

Nobody will be safe from his evil grasp. watch as our most beloved characters in the strip are affected by his policies. but have no fear, at some point the people will get fed up with him and overthrow him,. But how many evil acts will he commit before then? For that, you will have to wait and see.

One thing I can promise you is that that a lot will happen in the next 50 comic strips or so, so stay tuned. below is the somic strip where the election results come in and he is announced the winner. just click on the image to view it at its full size.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Celebrating Our First 100,000 Blog Views - Blog entry # 53

The Punksters.net Blog is celebrating over 100,000 blog views. Yeah, sure, some people might not be impressed by that but we still think of it as a pretty good milestone of sorts. We have been doing the blog for about a year and a half now, so it took a while but, never-the-less we eventually got there.

Most of what we cover in the blog are character introductions, the release of new e-books and other merchandise and the celebration of our various milestones such as this one. The blog deosn’t get as many visitors that the website itself gets but we still appreciate each and every visit.

Some of you may not be aware that you can also view the comic strip’s archives while you are here. Along the right side of this page you can see the options to view the strips in blocks of ten, all the way back from the first strip released right up until the most recent strip released. So, since you are here already, feel free to check out the archives.

In closing, we just want to thank each and every visitor to not only this blog site but those who have also visited the Punksters.net website. You can sign up for e-mail alerts for each blog entry as it is published. That option is also on the right hand side of this page. Just as the option to follow us on Facebook is as well. So thanks for visiting and we hope you keep coming back. We’ll leave the light on for ya.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 5 Has Been Released - Blog Entry # 52

We have just released the Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 5. This volume features strips 201-250.

As usual, many of the strips within the release have not officially been released on the website yet. so you can see them here first.

More characters have been added since the last volume released and more crazy scenarios are depicted. just when you thought that we couldn't sink any lower in our humor, we prove you wrong.

The book is available as an e-book download in PDF file format.

So why not check it out? What would it hurt for you to simply take a look at it? Anyway, if you are interested, you can just click on THIS LINK to find out more.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Is This Really the End of Crystal Meth Man? - Blog Entry # 51

In the latest installment of the Punksters.net Comic Strip series, it appears as if Crytal Meth Man may have met a grisly demise at the hands of one of his arch enemies, Mister Evil Thug Guy.

Now before anyone starts to panic, there is a slight possibility that it only appears as if he may have met his end. Unfortunately, you will have to stay tuned for further developments.

In case you missed it, we have decided to include the strip with this blog post, just so you know what we are referring to. Just click on the image to view it at its full size. Enjoy.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Punksters.net Celebrates the Release of It's 200th Comic Strip - Blog Entry # 50

Punksters.net just released comic strip number 200 on Sunday July 31st. we consider that to be a great milestone of sorts for us to reach. All of the comic strips up to that point are currently available as collections compiled for e-book downloads in PDF file format.

We have over 30 characters that now appear in the comic strip series and we are always coming up with ideas for more. We'd  lke to think they are good ideas but I suppose some may believe otherwise. After all, this planet has plenty of crab-asses living on it.

The subject matter has varied throughout the time span of the 200 strips and we enthusiastically look forward to what lies ahead. Although, we won't say right now as to what lies ahead because we really wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone.However, you will always have the option to look back on the old archives because they are linked to from this blog in sets of ten. We have included strip number 200 hundred below. just click on the image to view it at its full size.

Writing this blog post also allows us to reach yet another milestone. This is Blog entry number 50.So that's 200 strips and 50 blog posts. Also, a few new features have been added over time to the website and we strongly encourage you to check out the site from time to time just to see what's new.
So without further ado, here is the 200th strip:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meet Aaron Walks with Wheels - Blog Entry # 49

Aaron Walks with Wheels is the ultimate example of diversity. He comes in quite handy at the H.C. Harvey Advertising Agency, which just so happens to pride itself on its diversity and they even have various quotas for diversity.

Aaron meets a few quotas, which makes him all that more valuable to the company. Who knows what kind of worker he is or even if he has a work ethic at all. But the three quotas he meets are: he is handicapped, a Native American and he's Jewish. What are the odds of having one person meet all of those qualities? Well, at least in this comic strip series, the odds are probably pretty good.

Aaron's favorite meal is a buffalo burger on a bagel. He was circumcised with a tomahawk. He first appeared in comic strip number 174, which has been included with this blog post. Enjoy. just click on the image to view it at its full size.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meet Colonel Cornball - Blog Entry # 48

Colonel Cornball is a presidential candidate with a minimal quantity charismatic qualities. Okay, he doesn't have a charismatic bone in his body but he doesn't feel that should interfere with his ability or likelihood of getting elected president.

Although he has what should be obviously noticeable leanings towards totalitarianism, the gullible masses are somehow oblivious to it. There is an old saying that says that if you truly want to test a man's character, give him power. No point in testing this guy's character, because he doesn't have any character.

He has all kinds of interesting ideas on how the government should be run but let's not get ahead of ourselves. He has to get elected first. The
election process is where the fun really begins.but for now, we have to wonder if he really does have a chance of getting elected. I can't give that away though. you will just have to wait and see what happens.

I have included the first strip in which he appears with this blog post. Just stay tuned to see what develops with this guy. And remember, you can always catch up on the latest characters added to the Punksters.net comic strip by visiting the Characters Page on the Punksters.net website.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Meet Amanda Davies - Blog Entry # 47

Amanda Davies is one of those weird whack jobs that like to approach people on the streets and harass them for doing things that offend her. The worst part of that is the fact that pretty much everything offends her. Go figure. She has a tendency to be quite annoying.

Her usual targets are the characters of the comic strip series. She will often approach one of them and unload her vile bile onto them in the form of an obnoxious hysterical rant of some sort. Amanda's character was first introduced in the Punksters,net comic strip number 96, which has been included with this post. Just click on the image to view at its full size.
I gave her the last name Davies because I had a really mean and rotten teacher in the first Grade named Mrs Davies. Somehow, when I went to create a character that was going to be mean and obnoxious, she ended up looking like my first grade teacher, Mrs Davies. It was a completely unintentional subconscious thing but I decided to go with it in the end.

If you want to read about more of the characters from the Punksters.net Comic Strip, just go to the Characters Page on the website. there is also a free character guide e-book available for DOWNLOAD. It also includes a collection of twenty comic strips from the comic strip series.

More characters will be added as time goes by and every now and then I will feature them in a blog post. So stay tuned.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Free Punksters.net Comic Strip Character Guide E-book Has Just Been Released- Blog Entry # 46

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Character Guide e-book has just been released. I figured that since the comic strip currently has over thirty characters, it might be easier for people to follow the strip if they were more familiar with the characters.

The character guide is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, in PDF file format, directly from the Punksters.net website. As an additional feature, I have decided to include twenty sample comic strips, randomly chosen from the comic strip series.

Each character introduced in the character guide has a brief description about it. Some of them have some extra information as to where I got the ideas to create them. The comic strips included in this e-book include as many of the characters mentioned in the guide as possible, so that you may see them in action, as they normally appear in the strips.

So get your free copy today and see how you like the included sample comic strips. If you like what you see, you can purchase the e-books that contain a collection of fifty strips each. So far, there are four volumes of those.

Anyway, here is the link to the free download and here is the link that will take you to the page that has more information on the other e-books I have just mentioned. So, since it's free, CLICK HERE!
Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Friday, April 22, 2016

Just Your Average Guy on the Street - Blog Entry # 45

When I go to create a character, a lot of times I just tinker around until I come up with a look for the character that I like. Often, I will have something in mind. Then, when I think I have tinkered enough or have something that I am really satisfied with, I call it finished.

The funny thing is, though, that there have been a number of times where I would just think that I am creating something off of the top of my head and have later come to discover that it was really the result of something I may have been influenced by in my everyday life.

One example is this morning while driving down the road. There is this one guy that I have seen a number of times. He has a Mohawk. His appearance is almost cartoon like and it just occurred to me that he was an influence on one of the characters that I created. I mean, he looks exactly like him.

So here I was thinking that I was being totally original when I created the character in question. But instead I was subconsciously imitating something I had seen in real life. Maybe just your average guy on the street.

The character he resembled was the one displayed here in this blog post. That is Gerald “Bang” Bangston, the first character I created that is used in the Punksters.net Comic Strip. This character was the beginning of the whole thing. It was after I had created him that I had gone on to add the other main characters of the strip.

So now this guy will forever be immortalized in a comic strip without even knowing it and all he did was walk down the street minding his own business. Just your average guy on the street.  

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. crepeau

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 4 Has Been Released - Blog Entry # 44

The Punksters.net Comic Strip Collection Volume 4 E-book has just been released. it is available as a download in PDF file format.

Each volume that is released contains a collection of fifty comic strips from the series. This collection features comic strips 151-200.

There has always been new characters introduced in each volume and this one carries on that tradition.

Each volume, at the time of their release, also contain strips that have not yet officially been released on the website or on the Internet.

You can see what other e-books are available on the Merchandise Page on the Punksters.net website. The download for the new e-book is available on LuLu.com and if you are interested in finding out more, just CLICK HERE. 

Oh, and if you're interested, CLICK HERE to find out about getting volumes 3 & 4 in one e-book ata special price!

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Challenges of Doing the Punksters.net Comic strip - Blog Entry # 43

Although I really enjoy doing the Punksters.net comic strip, there are a few challenges involved in the process.  The biggest challenge is trying to do continuing or developing stories over the long term while doing a four frame strip with a punchline delivered in the fourth frame.

Another thing is trying to make it so that if someone sees the comic strip for the first time, they would get the punchline. I sometimes worry that maybe they don't know the characters very well and so they might not get some of the jokes that others who follow the strip regularly would.

The comic strip also features a good number of characters as well. Over thirty, to date, as of the time of me writing this blog entry. I try to alternate things so that I don't go too long without having each character make an appearance. i also have to come up with a scenario that fits the characters that appear in a given strip.

Lately, I have been concentrating on trying to have as many characters appear in a strip as possible so that you don't have to wait too long to see each character appear in a strip.

Originally, I was not sure if I would be able to come up with enough ideas or scenarios to do a continuing strip for an extended period of time. Fortunately, I have been able to do nearly 200 at this pint. over 150 have officially been released.

Other than the creative aspect of it, marketing it is a time-consuming daily ritual. Then I have the website to maintain and update as well as this blog. But I do get a lot of satisfaction as I continue to create more and more. It's fun to see how much can accumulate over time. things really add up after a while. So in spite of the challenges, the rewards are worth it in the end.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R.L. Crepeau

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Punksters.net Comic Strip - The World's Most Diverse Comic Strip - Blog Entry # 42

Okay, it's been a while since my last blog post. So let's just hope that you think it's well worth the wait. Anyway, I am always adding more characters as time goes by and I have to say that as the list of characters grows longer, so does the diversity. and we all know how important diversity is to some people these days.

I happen to think that my comic strip has more diversity than any other one out there. Sure, having over thirty  characters helps with that but still it's nothing to be sneezed at.

Of course we have the main characters. You know, the guys in the band. Nothing much there but some of their co-workers and friends help to add to the mix. for instance, we have a guy named Rob Farley. A Jamaican immigrant that works with William "Bing" Billingsly and is friends with the guys from the band. He likes to smoke his ganja with the band, mon.

Then we have the team of superheroes called the Dysfunctionals. That team includes Super Crack Ho, Captain Tranny (the transvestite superhero), the Frequent Flyer, Crystal Meth Man and the Fartin' Spartan; a flatulent old man dressed like a Spartan warrior.

We have detective Ho, a law enforcement professional of Asian descent, who often works with Super Crack Ho to solve various crimes. Two Hos of a different variety working together.

Even our criminals are diverse in the type of crimes they commit. First, we have the Piddler. The Piddler goes around urinating on people from rooftops. We also have the Question Axer. He's a guy that goes around asking people questions, and if they get the question wrong, they get an ax to the head.

Oh, I shouldn't forget to mention that we even have a zombie character, a ghost, a gypsy fortune teller and more. So check out our Characters Page to read up on some of the characters and read the strip regularly to catch what they are up to. We hope you won't be disapppointed.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Celebrating the Punksters.net First Year Anniversary - Blog Entry # 41

Well, it has been about one year since I registered the domain name Punksters.net. It was registered on January 14th 2015. The website was officially online by January 20th and the first comic strip was released on January 25th.

I started out by doing only one comic strip per week and eventually increased it to three strips per week. I have also released some e-books that contained a collection of 50 strips each.

Over the first year, I have officially released 114 comic strips. Over the next year it should be at least another 156, since I now do three strips per week.

I have obviously created a blog for it, because you're reading it now, and have created a Facebook page, Twitter page and a Google + page. There is also merchandise available that features the various characters and up to this point, there are over 30 different characters.

I spend much of my time promoting the comic strip online through social media websites. So between creating the strips, doing the blog, maintaining the website and online marketing, it all keeps me very busy.

If you want to read the comic strip all from the beginning, you can just CLICK HERE and start by reading the first ten strips. Then you can continue to read them in blocks of ten on even more pages.

Overall I am pleased with the way it has been received. I hope to reach many more people over the next year and if you enjoy the strip yourself, please recommend it to your family and friends. That would be greatly appreciated.

So I look forward to the next year and hope to see it all grow even more. But at least my first year is behind me and a few accomplishments regarding the strip have been achieved as well. I hope you all continue to follow it and tell others about it as well. I want to thank you all for following me and I hope you stick around.

Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau