About the Comic
Black & White began in 2003 as some doodles in a Dallas, Texas high school paper. Later, it satirized hot topics on campus in the newspapers of The University of Texas at Dallas. In 2008 it changed format, becoming an online daily(ish) (cough cough James Kochalka).
Me and the president.
About the Dog
About the Website
This thing runs on a PHP/MySQL engine that I wrote myself. I am kind of astonished it still works.
Comics appear two days late, allowing a day for drawing and uploading.
Why the Website Header is a Lie
The graphite pencil was abandoned in favor of a non-scanning blue pencil. Ink mistakes are fixed with Photoshop rather than whiteout. Instead of a brush and gel pen, the line drawings and lettering are now done with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, Pilot Fineliners, or any other felt tip that happens to be at hand. And I stopped using the ruler because my freehand lines are straight enough, but still a bit wobbly for a nice organic quality. I think about this kind of thing too much.
- Associated Collegiate Press and Universal Press Syndicate awarded Black & White third place for Comic Panel/Strip at the National College Media Convention, Kansas City, October 2005
- Young Money featured it, alongside some of my peers’ work, in their March/April 2006 issue
- Published biweekly in The UTD Mercury, the UTD student newspaper, from September 2004 to May 2007
- Published periodically in A Modest Proposal, UTD’s opinion publication, since May 2007
- The Clock Spot My portfolio and blog
- Like a Donut My crazy undergraduate thesis project
- Facebook It is what it is :/
- Flickr Pretty pictures (some of them)
- Twitter Kyle made me do it
- UTD Mercury Favorite official school paper
- A Modest Proposal Favorite alternative school paper
- Radio UTD Favorite Internet radio station
Why are you still reading this? Turn your attention to these links post haste:
- Scary Go Round by John Allison
- American Elf by James Kochalka
- Monster Attack by Eli Kochalka
- Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques*
- Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North
- Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan*
- Cat and Girl by Dorothy Gambrell
- Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens
- Achewood by Chris Onstad*
- xkcd by Randall Munroe
- Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
- Married to the Sea by Drew
* I have had the privilege of actually meeting these people, and they are awesome.