jimmydabomb
"It takes all kinds," the man softly muttered, swirling his coffee in its stained coffee mug. He took a sip, winced at its luke-warm bitterness, then pulled himself slowly to his feet.

He nodded once at his half-finished breakfast, and again at me. "It takes all kinds," He said, staring at me with colorless eyes. We held that gaze for no longer than a second, and then he turned away.

Then, without so much as a glance at the other patrons, he shuffled out. I watched him go, chewing his last words while cleaning up the slight mess he left on the counter.

What did he mean by that? Why did he say it? I dropped the old plate into it's plastic collector, and idly tossed the fork and knife in with it. That completed, I took the coffee pot off its burner and circled the restaurant, still mentally questioning his phrase. It really didn't seem to make any sense.

It was about five minutes after he shuffled out of sight that I realized he hadn't paid.
Notable Mentions...
Today I feel...
...honestly scared about tomorrow.
...exceptionally alone and afraid.
...stuck in a dead-in job and pondering my inevitible death.
...like every day should be Taco Tuesday.
Vacations
I like not going anywhere. I like not dressing like an adult. I like having coffee. Life is best when life is simple. Right?


Right?
jimmydabomb
October 10th, 2015
Quickshots will probably update every Friday until I run out of comics.

This is the last comic I have to share right now. If I don't make more. This may be the last until we go on another 3-year hiatus.

Fingers are crossed.
This is a new version of an old comic that I found in my notebooks. My art style has changed significantly in the last few years.
Writing
I've been working on a novel that's about 90 thousand words long. I've now gone through with pen and commented on about 60 thousand of them.

I can't imagine that I'll like the next 30k.

I think it's actually some kind of hell where before you can be a successful writer, you have to come to terms with how completely you're failing to actually be a writer.

But that's just a theory.
jimmydabomb
September 27th, 2015
Surprise!
Okay, 3 year hiatus.

Does this mean that I can't claim to be back until 3 years have passed?

I have no idea.

We changed hosts and I lost the ability to meaningfully make use of the http://qs-labs.com website, so for now, I'm pointing everything to my fancy facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/quickshotscomics

If you're the type of person to like things, you might like me there.

If it turns out that Quickshots really is back, I will be looking into a more permanent home. SmackJeeves sorta feels like an old school or job that I used to be at. Not the home it once was.

Anyway, enjoy!
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I like how mad he looks. It's almost as if a dozen such couples have come in that night, and he's just sick of it.
TIL
I hate drawing clowns.
This comic actually reminds me a lot of my first quickshots. The joke is not that complicated, but I giggle every time.

And yes, the entire point of this comic is making me giggle. My giggle is charming, damnit.
Arrow in the knee
I like commenting on memes long after they've hit their popularity peak. I have no idea why. My lolcats comic came out years after lolcats were a thing. The same is true for my firefly comic.

And now you get a skyrim comic.

...

... Man that's a great game.
Oh hey,
Did you know that QS is viewable on Android phones as well as Iphones? It looks awesome, too. Very easy to read.

After seeing it in action, I renewed my premium subscription on the spot. It's just that sweet.
I've gotten rusty in my shading skills, but also I've gotten far less demanding of perfection. I've never, ever made any money off of these, why should I stress about making them?

It's madness, I tell ya, madness.
I got nothing.
The idea of this made me giggle uncontrollably.
Optimism
Like, for example, posting new comics after a hiatus of almost two years.

But hey, don't worry. I've got like 8 more already ready to go. I'll be updating M/F for the next month.

Please show some love. It'll help me make more. :)
PS-99
Sends this one in, saying "Inspired by a week of snow here in the UK which had us Brits going '
Wow, like...snow...in winter! ' :)"


Here in Salt Lake City, meanwhile, we've been having a bunch of fog. The world, it seems, has gone INSANE. :)
Anyway, go visit PS-99 at http://sites.google.com/site/winger3d/latest
updating from my phone.
This is awesome. :)

Anyway, PS-99 sent this in for you enjoyment. Go show him your love at http://sites.google.com/site/winger3d/latest
jimmydabomb
September 19th, 2010
Monsters are people too.
Comic Making
during september it's hard. I work at a school, and this time is always the busiest. It's even busier this year, as our paperwork per child (ppc? I just made that up) has gone from 1 report/month to 1 report/week. I'm in charge of 4 children right now, so every week I have to write 4 reports. This is on top of all the normal stuff I've had to do every year to begin with.

Ick.

Nanowrimo is coming soon. Woo!
Historically Inaccurate
This comic is based on a rather famous painting (here's the wikipedia page, if you don't believe me for some reason: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware ), and there are definite parts where it's not entirely accurate.

My comic isn't even close, but it is more awesome.
September!
School has started at my job. Comics MAY be delayed in a few weeks if I can't take the time to get more a queue built up. Ick.