Movin’ on up!

May 10th, 2012

Hi all! I’ve revamped my entire website, and as a result, the blog is now integrated in the front page. If you’re still checking back here for entries, you’ll want to move your bookmarks over to plain ole DYLANMECONIS.COM for good! (All the entries and comments from this version of the blog have been copied over, too.)

There is a TON of new or previously hard-to-find art, all my comics, and general higher levels of niceness and visitability.

See you there!

Family Man update!

May 4th, 2012

Preview of Page 250

Page 250, now online.

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The ancient Romans didn’t really have a tidy word for “2.5″ so they usually said “sestertius” (”half three”) because 2.5 is exactly halfway between the numerals two and three. A bit of a funny way to go about it, but that’s where we get the word sestercentennial which means “250th anniversary.” This comic certainly isn’t 250 years old, but it is now 250 pages long! Crazy.

Thank you to all who visited me at the Stumptown Comics Fest. The highlight for me was a panel on historical fiction in comics. Somebody has me down as saying “In terms of worldbuilding, I mean…the 18th century is just lying there, for free!” Which I think sums things up nicely, though not as well as my favorite stanza from Walt Whitman’s poem ‘To Think of Time” -

To think that the sun rose in the east! that men and women were flexible, real, alive! that everything was alive!
To think that you and I did not see, feel, think, nor bear our part!
To think that we are now here, and bear our part!

It gives me chills every time, and that is how I find myself 250 pages into the 18th century. Thanks for following along!

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