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Young Cannibals

If Charlie Brown got kicked in the Peanuts.

Updates every Monday & Friday.

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Sorry for the late update today.

It's gonna be a busy week. I'll be at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. In addition to taking lots of pictures (which I'll post here in the Blog section starting Thursday or Friday), I'll be on a panel for Thursday called "Webcomics: Truth in Four Panels," 3:30-4:30pm in Room 4; and on Friday, I'll be doing sketches at the Cartoon Arts Museum booth, 1-2PM, booth #1930. If you're going to be there, try to say hello. If you say "Make Mine Young Cannibals," you may get something.

Also, all this week, we will be running a Squiggle commemorating the 50th anniversary of when Man first walked on the Moon (which also kinda ties into the storyline this month).
What did Earth say to the other planet? Get a life.
off-white
July 8th, 2019
@youngcannibals: Life and laziness get in the way of creativity. Other than that things are good. Hit me up when you get a chance and I can tell you what I’m working on.
@off-white: Thanks, brotha. I kinda redrew a couple panels from a strip I did two years ago, but I still put in the work. Long time no hear. Hope things are going well.
off-white
July 8th, 2019
This looks great!
If a 747 can carry a space shuttle, I'm calling BS on overweight luggage fees.
If they would put rockets on sofa recliners, we would be on Mars by now.
Life's a beach.

We've got a new Squiggle!!! We're celebrating this week the birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya who was a special effects director responsible for many science-fiction movies and television in Japan, being the main creator of Ultra Man and one of the co-creators of Godzilla. Tsuburaya's birthday is July 7th.
I might end up doing more strips like this in the future. It's fun and easy to do. And I'm all about the easy around here.
@robert platt bell: Believe it or not, I'm trying to do some little animated videos for YouTube; but finding time to do them is difficult.
Young Cannibals, the Animated Series
Why not? I am not into Cosplay, but if I was, I would have to go as Violet.
youngcannibals
June 24th, 2019
@Allieluigico: I have more comic books than friends, and I'm okay with that.
If anyone in this comic strip is going to go Hollywood, it would be Toad.

This week I'm going to do some unusual updates before we kick into our annual July mini-story arc. Tune in Friday.
@robert platt bell: Thanks for reading everything. Since the comic is approaching 1,000 posts, reading everything is no easy feat. You da man!

In regards to how artists, young 'n old, can make money these days, it's all about making those digital products. Offering t-shirts, books, and other merch is one way an artist can monetize their webcomic. There are some others ways, too.

I feel artists these days need to start thinking of themselves as "media influencers" and develop a brand image over several social media platforms.

However, doing this, takes a lot of work and time. Some artists don't want to do all that... or can't. It's hard.

(this might be a future blog topic)

Again, thank you for the kind words. Leaving comments is encouraging, and kinda wants me to try harder. Can't let you folks down.
Binge Reading...
I just binge-read your entire comic strip from the first ("What are you looking at?") until today. I love it.

I think it is great you are using the traditional four-panel model. But how does one make money from comics these days? It's not like the good old days when you could do a Christmas special on TV and then sell plush animals and have your characters endorse Department Stores and Insurance Companies.

How does a young artist make money in Comics these days? People don't even read papers anymore!

Just curious. You deserve success.

P.S. - you mention your influences are "The Peanuts" and Bill Watterson, and I can see that. I think there is a little "Doonesbury" in there as well, particularly how the mouths of the characters are drawn in profile.

What I like about Violet is that sometimes she seems a little androgynous. She has a very male face, from some angles. This gives her an edgy feel.
I hope everybody's summer is as full of fun 'n good times as the ocean is full of pee.
Great t-shirt or mug image
This would be great as a t-shirt or mug, or a "successories" poster parody. How come you don't have more of your YC art in your store?

Keep up the great work!
youngcannibals
June 18th, 2019
@robert platt bell: you are my new favorite fan.
Genius!
Don't say you have no talent. You are genius!

That hack Schulz, on the other hand... over-rated!
Crazy Cat!
Looks like Crazy Cat! Love it!