Save My Bacon #2 (of 4)

Whew, I have GOT to start getting these done earlier!

Sorry, folks, ran a bit late with it this week as well. I hope it’s worth it.

This week I got to draw all the current Zone 4 co-hosts, including Chimp Detective John! We saw a glimpse of him in the previous comic, but this is the first full appearance of him as such.

Seems like our heroes may be jumping to a quick conclusion, but we’ll have to wait until next week to see how it plays out!

Kind of a short commentary this week, but with next week’s penultimate installment I’ll try to be a little more verbose.

PODCASTS

Last Friday, we did an All-DC episode of Zone 4, check it out!

And tomorrow, the first episode of brand new Zone 4 spinoff  Hall of Toys (H.O.T. for short) debuts!

This week we also record our Walking Dead Season 3 Finale extra!

And then on Friday it’s a brand new episode of Zone 4!

Until then, thanks for reading and thanks for listening!

-B


This Week’s Strip

Hey All,

It pains me very much to say this, but chances are I’m not going to be able to put the strip up tonight. I am still diligently working on it, but despite having a week to complete it, I just simply ran short on time.

A few things are contributing to this. One is work as I have several jobs I’m working on right now that need to be done soon, and obviously they take precedence. Two, I am unexpectedly having family come in for a few days tomorrow and the house needs to be cleaned. And three, I’ve had other obligations and duties that made me get a very late start on the strip for this week, meaning at 8pm only one panel is in the rough pencils stage!

I have tried my best to get these up on Monday, even if it’s midnight or shortly after (still Monday on the West Coast!). But this week’s just may be late, and I deeply apologize for this. I really do.

That’s the bad news. The good news is… I may extend the strip! Or rather, I have a continued story from the end of this one in mind. If I do, I will be taking a break from the updates after this one finishes and completing a few strips in advance so I don’t run into this problem again.

But back to this week’s strip, let me ask you all. Would you rather me post this a day or two late, but still this week. Or would you rather me skip this week and post the new strip next Monday, finishing this story the first week of May with the final installment?

Let me know in the comments below, on Facebook, or in an email.

Thanks!

-B

Zone 4: 4 for 4!

Hey all,

It’s been a while since our last update here, ever since the comic strip wrapped for now. But I have exciting news for you all!

You may or may not be aware that this week the Zone 4 podcast celebrated its 4-year anniversary! Yep, four years of podcasting goodness, segues, bacon and more! And in celebration for that monumental event, I have decided to give you guys a treat right here on the webcomic subsite!

We’re calling it “Zone 4: 4 for 4,” which means 4 web strips for the 4 years we’ve been doing this. And hey, April is the 4th month as well, so it all comes down to 4… Zone 4!

So beginning this Monday and every remaining Monday in April, there will be a new installment of the 4-strip short story written and illustrated by yours truly! And it’s a story I think all our listeners and readers will appreciate.

So look for that to begin this coming Monday, April 8th!

Until then, thanks for reading and thanks for listening!

-B

Art Team Wanted

I am looking for an art team (penciller, inker and colorist) for a short 8-page story that will be included in the print edition of the Zone 4 webcomic as an extra. The script is already finished, and reference for characters will be provided.

You can, of course, read the entire webcomic above.

The 8-page short in question is a full-format comic story featuring some of the friends of the podcast as spoof characters of a certain mainstream superhero team. It is comical in nature, but all styles will be considered.

I sadly can not pay for your services, and believe me I wish I could. However, I am willing to trade services if that’s something that would appeal to you. I letter (Image, Arcana, etc.), design logos and of course write.

I can also offer some sort of exposure for your talents on http://www.comicrelated.com, a popular comic news site I co-own. Be it a spotlight, interview, whatever.

All-in-one and individual disciplined artists will be considered.

There’s no tight deadline on this. We are hoping to get the book published this Fall, but beyond that it can be worked on around your other work.

If you are interested, please email me at gonzogoose @ brantfowler.com with the subject “Zone 4 Art Submission.” Serious inquiries only please.

Thanks!

Brant
P.S. Gordon is also still looking for an art team, so email either of us via the contact page if you'd rather.

The Week Without a Strip

I’m just letting everyone know that there will be no Zone 4 webcomic strip this week. But never fear, because that means TWO strips next week!!

Basically, our brilliant colorist (see what I did there?), Lisa Moore is inundated with work and has a tight deadline currently. See, she is very much in demand, and we couldn’t be more proud or more supportive of her. So, as sometimes happens, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

We toyed very briefly with running the strip in black & white this week, then taking the color version live next week. But for one, we don’t want to deprive you of seeing Lisa’s skills on the strip as it debuts. And secondly, given that last strip Queen Lisa was adding color back into the world, that certainly wouldn’t bode well to post it in even less color than the semi-grays we had throughout!

So next week, perhaps on Monday and Wednesday, we’ll have TWO brand new, fully colored strips for you to enjoy!

This week, reread the entire strip from the beginning! :)

See you back here next week with the double dose!

-B