Since the Ending of the World

I’m glad that the year-long hiatus began, at least, after #42 and a comic about the ending of the world. I have no idea how managed to go almost a year with no new comic, of course. It seems odd, and of course, I regret it. The year altogether, however, which included a trip to Europe, doing tech work for multiple stage productions, quite a few parties, and great academic success, is hard to regret. It naturally would have been nice for a full portfolio of comics to have joined the mix. Then again, could it have been (easily) otherwise? Charles Schulz, of Peanuts creation, wrote how sad times create humor. It seems to agree with my history – I began Binary Hangman in sophomore year (inspired largely by 2P START!) and, in a miraculous twist of poetic irony, the day the first comic was published saw the first of many violent strokes that made sophomore year the worst of my life. Compared with suffering the slings and arrows of that, drawing silly comics that made me (and, ideally, others) smile was idyllic. It was a full escape into which I delved constantly and headlong. Junior year, for various reasons, was infinitely better, and thus, comic producing seemed like work, and the longer the impromptu hiatus continued, the more I felt like going back to Binary Hangman would invoke shame. Nonetheless, though I couldn’t make myself draw, I kept having ideas. Good ones. My mind just warps what I see and hear, giving life that sort of flavor that is comedy. I’ve decided that such a hiatus demanded a word first – but that’s as far as my mind went. After that, it’s back to the drawing board.

Within the world of the comic, I’ve constructed scenes, places, and characters, plot ideas and arcs, which I hope to mold in the future. Gag ideas won’t stop, either. The first few, upon return, will be outdated, but I consider too good to be overlooked. Following these, there should be completely new material.

I do have plans. Comic 50 will still be special, and 100 will see a story arc for sure. Thursday marks the return of Binary Hangman, and I hope that not until I have completed the canon will another Thursday go by without my two cents thrown in.

GodSpeed
-Noah Diekemper

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Comic #42: The Answer

My adventures in perspective, procrastination, and Harold Camping comedy continue this week; next week I’m trying to pull for a double feature, but we’ll see!

I’m also pleased to hint that for Comic #50 *something* special will be coming…more hints in upcoming weeks!

Until next time, GodSpeed!

-ND

 

Comic #41: Weatherman

Harold Camping just needs to go away. Sorry for not posting in a while; I’ll be back on track from now on.

Comic #39: Bit.Trippy and Comic #40: Innocent Fun

It’s a been a looong time. Seriously, way too long. Sorry, but with summer and no easy access to a scanner, I’ve taken a bit of a sabbatical. But at least I’m back now, and with a double feature for two of what I consider some of my better comics. Here’s to more of the good times!

-Noah

 

Comic #38: Remedial Poetry


Wow; it’s been way too frickin’ long since a comic. With summer and no scanner, though, it’s just been harder to get ideas all the way through to WordPress (ideas themselves, though, are just fine). Hope this isn’t too obscure or repetitive for everyone.

No Comic This Week

Sorry everyone, but there won’t be a comic this week.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Comic #37: S3GA 33 Pr3dictions

Really sorry that, once again, it’s a day late, but on the plus side, we do have the podcast coming up any day (episode 1, anyway), plus now I’m done with exams and am on summer break, so yeah! Great times ahead, hopefully. Meanwhile I’ve been enjoying some cool Dreamcast birthday games and vacation, so see ya round!