I Scream, You Scream

The Tempest in a Teardrop crew know that Larry the Totoro-bear takes everything he does seriously. If he were a gun salesman, or an accountant, or even an author, he’d probably work really hard and turn out exceptional work. So when TiaT needed someone to work the ice-cream booth at the memorial festival, it seemed like a good fit.But there’s something our readers didn’t notice (or just didn’t comment on, if they did.)

A pun! No, that’s not actually it.

Quizzer worked in the strawberry fields for three years. That is the EXACT expression the berries make when they’re picked to go to their “forever homes”.

Tempest in a Teardrop is Proud to Present…

Tempest in a Teardrop has been our labor of love for nearly three years. We started with lunchbox comics that could entertain a fifth-grade student.

Quizzer: “That’s perfect for the internet!”

We quickly discovered how many mistakes we had made. Then we discovered even more as time went by.

Project Schnapsidee Note 1:  Do a full and proper character design integrating scale and multiple angles.

Note 2: Add small details to flesh out and distinguish each character, then find a way to eliminate them.

Codex: “If you can’t eliminate the details without destroying the vision of the writer, or whatever, simply don’t tell them until the publishing deadline.”

Now that the current comic has wrapped, we’re ready for a short hiatus. That doesn’t mean we’ve stopped making comic strips, however. We are currently working on something new, different, and controversial. We expect to get excommunicated by no less than three social clubs at their regular Sunday morning meetings.

Tempest in a Teardrop is Proud to Present

The Churchians

Comic begins June 1, 2018.

Over the next weeks and months we’ll be revisiting old Tempest in a Teardrop strips. How many secret details did our readers miss? Tons! We have an entire archive of “lost comics” that were never published for one reason or another. We’ll reveal some of them. Did you ever wonder how Codex felt about drawing Scalzi? You’ll find out.

Of course, we’ll mainly be showing new art/characters/developments as The Churchians ramps up.

We know you have a plethora of choices when it comes to entertaining yourself on the internet.

  1. Eating Tide Pods
  2. Reading Tempest in a Teardrop: The Churchians

We are mindfully trying to make that choice extremely difficult for you.

–> Codex & Q

Fate of the Woke

Update: Thanks to our helpful commenters, who spotted an error, which led your humble mushroom correspondent back to the script, whereupon she discovered another goof. Above find the corrected comic. Below the cut, find the original.

This, by the way proves one of the virtues of indie publishing discussed in the comments of Sarah Hoyt’s post, “The Ground Moving Under our Feet.” It’s not only that indie is getting better and better, but it’s doing so more responsively to its audience. Continue reading