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Becky and Gilb are Back! by Blitzkrieg1701
Becky and Gilb are Back!
That's right, folks! After about five years of being "to be continued", I'm finally working on new Becky & Gilb comics!

There's just one catch, though: I'm not going to be posting them on dA.  Here's the deal: I wanted to do something nice for my Patrons this Christmas, so I let them vote on a stalled side-project for me to spend the rest of this year finishing up.  Becky & Gilb were the winners, so when December rolls around, I'll be posting the new comics there.  And that's just the big end goal.  I can guarantee there'll be some little extra teaser comics over the next six months as I get into the grove of drawing these characters again, and they'll be going up on Patreon too.  (and eventually I'll be moving all the Becky & Gilb comics over to SmackJeeves, though I don't have any time table on that)

If you're feeling a little left out, well, there's an easy way to see the comics as soon as they come out: start donating on Patreon… !  And it doesn't even have to be much.  You can have access to pretty much all my Patreon content as soon as it comes out for just One Dollar A Month!  And that's not just these Becky & Gilb comics, but also extra Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom comics as well!  A buck or two a month's a pretty good price for all that, right?…

Oh, and if you've got no idea what I'm talking about, check out the previous Becky & Gilb comics:

1. Alien Invaders FROM SPACE…
2. Alien Autopsy…
4. Show and Tell…
Conventional Wisdom mascot pile by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom mascot pile
Just a little something I threw together as an ad for Conventional Wisdom.  I liked it enough that I've started selling it at cons as a bookmark (Gotta love characters from the internet being on something that only makes sense when it involves print media)

OBLIGATORY CONVENTIONAL WISDOM LINK: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…
Conventional Wisdom: Anime USA vol. 1 cover by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom: Anime USA vol. 1 cover
Last year I finally put together a collection of some of my earlier Anime USA comics, and I especially like the cover.  I think it's one of the more dynamic groups shots of all the mascots so far.

OBLIGATORY CONVENTIONAL WISDOM LINK: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…
Conventional Wisdom: PreHistory cover by Blitzkrieg1701
Conventional Wisdom: PreHistory cover
Most of the Conventional Wisdom books I've made are just compilations of the comics already available on the website.  THIS one, though?  This one's different. Conventional Wisdom: Pre-History is a collection entirely of comics you can't find ANYWHERE on the internet.  See, I was keeping convention journals well before I had the idea to start a webcomic, just for blogging purposes.  Once I started doing the webcomic, I always meant to go back and do comics based on those notes, and that eventually turned into this book.  So if you wanna relive some relics from Animazement, Anime USA, and Katsucon of days past, come get a copy of Pre-History from me!  I always have it at any Artist Alley, and I usually bring a few copies to conventions I'm not "really" selling at too.  Ya know, just in case!

OBLIGATORY CONVENTIONAL WISDOM LINK: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…
GOOMBA: The Motion Picture by Blitzkrieg1701
GOOMBA: The Motion Picture
I would totally go see this movie.

This started out as a Conventional Wisdom filler page, and I liked it enough to go ABSOLUTELY FRIGGIN' NUTS with the gradients and such

OBLIGATORY CONVENTIONAL WISDOM LINK: conventionalwisdom.smackjeeves…


Simon Ladd
United States
Current Residence: North Carolina
Favourite genre of music: Psychedelic, Indie, British Invasion
Personal Quote: "It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's what makes it cool"
So here's the deal, I basically never write Journal entries except to explain why I don't write journal entries.  If I know this thing is going to say the exact same thing for ages and ages, I might as well use it to make up for the OTHER thing I suck at: responding to personal messages and comments in a timely fashion (or at all).  Thus, here are my standard answers to all the standard questions/comments/requests I've gotten, right here whenever you need 'em!

Hey, that new picture you posted is really great!  I love it!

Hey, that new picture you posted really sucks.  I hate it.

Do you do requests/art trades/commissions?
Sadly, no.  I've tried in the past, but the blunt truth is that I SUCK at time management.  Just getting my own projects done on time is a constant struggle, let alone stuff that someone else asked for unexpectedly.  Every time I've tried, the requested stuff just doesn't get done, and that's bad.  Sure, I'd LIKE to do more stuff for other people, the added exposure would be terrific.  But there's lots of stuff I'd LIKE that just don't happen.  So, no requests or whatever.  Sorry.

Can I use your picture for _____?
Whatever it is, go for it!  I know some people get really uptight about others using their artwork in ways outside their control, but I'm not one of them.  (If I was, I wouldn't go posting my stuff all over the Internet to begin with)  I mean, I'd LIKE anybody who posts a picture of mine elsewhere to mention who originally drew it, but I won't loose any sleep if you don't.  Basically, as long as you're not slapping my art onto a sea of merchandising and making millions of dollars for yourself, I don't care... and if you think you're gonna make millions of MY crappy doodles, I just feel sorry for you.

Can I get some feedback on this thing I did?
Um... Could you ask somebody else?  I'm too much of a "if you're doing what you wanna do, who cares?" kind of guy to have much in the way of constructive feedback.  The exception is when i'm so invested in something that it sparks fanboy ranting, but then you wouldn't have to ask me about it in the first place (heck, you'd have to ask me to STOP)

Can I draw one of the characters from your webcomics?
HECK YES. Fanart is one of the most awesome creations in human history.  MAKE SOME OF IT!!!  DO THAT THING!

Uh, my fanart was going to have some *insert NSFW thing here* Is that okay?
This is another one of those "If I couldn't handle it, I wouldn't put my stuff in the Internet" things.  I'd be happy to go the rest of my life without thinking about somebody else getting off to one of my creations, but if it's gonna happen, I know better than to think I can stop it with some disclaimer.  Actually, I have this paranoid fear that some troll might commission some rule 34 of my stuff specifically because I dared to say you couldn't (stranger things have happened on the web)  So if you MUST, knock yourself out.  Just keep it someplace where I don't have to look at it, 'kay?

Could YOU draw *insert NSFW thing here*?

Wait, you draw webcomics?
Yup, Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom. A pretty good chunk of the stuff in my gallery comes from one or the other.

When are you gong to do more of that comic with the cute alien?
Uh, yeah... probably shouldn't have ended that last one on a cliffhanger, huh?  Believe me, I WANT to do more, but it's another matter of me already having too many things that aren't getting finished on time.  BUT ONE DAY, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, THERE WILL BE MORE.

Are you going to be at *insert convention here*?
Generally speaking, I only go to cons in the Southeastern US, and then only ones that my friends are also going to.  Aside from the fact that I can neither afford to travel on my own nor successfully put together any kind of plan on my own, my main reason for going to cons is so I can run around and find things to draw comics about.  Thus, I can really only do cons if there's people I trust around to watch my junk while I'm roaming the floor.  The side effect of this is that my con plans are often in a state of flux, since they depend so much on other people's plans, so it's hard to keep one of those "My Convention List For This Year" things.  Basically, just watch Conventional Wisdom's Facebook page for convention news when I know something.

Hey, I'm going to *insert convention here*, wanna come with me?
Thanks, but I've made it a policy to only travel to/room at cons with people I already know really well (or, at least, can be vouched for by people I already know really well)  It just cuts down on the drama by a factor of LOTS.

Why am I even mention that here?  That's, like, the one topic that's SURE to get a direct response from me in a timely fashion!

Well, that's everything I can think of.  Anything else that's not coming to mind probably doesn't get asked often enough to warrant inclusion here, so I'll wrap it up.  You now know ALL THE ANSWERS EVER.
  • Listening to: The Beatles
  • Watching: MST3k
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

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JourneyRider Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! birthday cake 
tellywebtoons Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
VideoGameStupid Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I just saw your Otakon 2015 comic story and I saw you did Dr.Forrester. This is probably a stupidly obvious answer but is this you… ?
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Yup, that's me!
VideoGameStupid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Alright cool added you in description.
FarisKalin Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Have a great birthday!
Buff55 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I was on you comic's site and I was wondering how you got side note to show up when a mouse was hovered over the comic page?
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
You mean the alt text? It's part of the image html.  SmackJeeves lets you write a message as part of the New Page adding thinggie, but technically you can slip alt text onto the html for any image.  Just ad alt="whatevertextyouwanthere" after the image address.
Buff55 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Ok. Since we're on the topic of you comic let me ask you this: What was your inspiration for Stilez and Tax? They are my fav characters. And numbers one and two used to belong to Vengeance and Trigger (in that order).                                                                                                                           
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