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 The first few, upon return, will be outdated, but I consider too good to be overlooked.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 #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

 

Announcement Regarding the Site

Well, first off, let me tell you that no one is more distraught at the lack of a new comic than I am. I couldn’t get it scanned, but is does exist & is drawn, so MAYBE tomorrow or Saturday. Also, next week SHOULD be back to normal.

Also, *drumroll* announcing BINARY HANGMAN RADIO!!! A new podcast I will be doing with some of my friends, Peter and Daniel. The first episode has been recorded and edited, and should be published sometime on Friday!

So until next time, GodSpeed!

-Noah

Comic #35: Announcement

@$#%…I slipped up and published it on Friday, technically. Dang it. Well, it was almost worth it to get to play through Sonic 1 again…

*Update* Oh, it’s Friday the 13th. Of course. Well, Monday should make up for it… ; )

Comic #33: Going Away Party

Well, I don’t have a lot to say about this one, except that I hope people like it, and I spent a lot of time on the first panel. (Like a fifth of that time I spent on the second)

Also, bonus points to whoever figures out what game Stephen’s playing!

Comic Archive and Sonic Advance Review

Hey all! So I decided to update the site a bit to make up for the potentially sub-par comic yesterday, so I posted my review of Sonic Advance (which you can read here), and also compiled a primitive comic archive, where you can instantly hyperlink to any of the past…geez, 32 comics. Of course, one day I’ll think back and remember how young, naive, and inexperienced I was…speaking of which, I also updated the linear regression program once more, and will be going back again in a few days for yet another minor but noteworthy improvement…

One other thing; just now I cleared The Great Gatsby NES fangame for like the fifteenth time – without dying OR taking damage!! W00t! Sorry, just really excited for this : D

Until next time pals, have fun obsessing over Sonic Generations trailers! Oh wait, that’s just me…