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I am looking for a new colorist. [Feb. 6th, 2009|10:34 am]
EDIT: I went and hired Nedroid!

Here's the post from Dr. McNinja.

As some of you already know, besides coloring Dr. McNinja, the lovely and talented Carly Monardo is the character and prop color key on the (best cartoon currently on TV) Venture Bros.

But it is with sadness that I tell you that the show is too demanding of her time for her to continue work as colorist on Dr. McNinja. It was either Doc or sleep that had to go. I think Carly chose wisely.

I'm really unhappy to see Carly go. She's immensely talented, and is fun and easy to work with. Thankfully I'll still see her every day, because we're getting married. Still, professionally, very sad. Carly will have her own goodbye to post to all of you once she's officially off the comic, but right now, we need to secure ourselves a new colorist.


The Adventures of Dr. McNinja is hiring a colorist for sequential pages. We obviously need somebody who knows what colors look pretty together, and how to arrange them, but of equal importance is the ability to work on a tight deadline. You must be able to color 3 comic pages a week, without fail or tardiness.

The contract will be for a single 25-45 page Dr. McNinja issue, and after that if it looks like you work well with us, and like the job, the contract will be renewed for future work.

The pages are published at drmcninja.com (go ahead and check there to see what sort of work this is), and later on they are collected and printed in trade paperbacks.

The pay is a flat $75 a page. Your work will be shown to an audience of over 100,000 people a day (and that's a conservative number), and we'll happily link to your website if you wish. The Adventures of Dr. McNinja has been favorably reviewed in such publications as The New York Post, The Washington Post, PC Magazine, .Net Magazine, Wizard Universe, and Wired, plus some bazillion blogs.

If you'd like to apply, please send links to samples of your work (attachments won't be opened) to chris@drmcninja.com with the subject "Colorist Application." Please have samples of colored sequential comic pages, and not just single illustrations. I'd like to choose somebody within the next couple of weeks. If I like your samples, there will be other details to go over, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in your email.

Thank you very much,
Christopher Hastings
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Presidential Debate Drinking Game [Oct. 16th, 2008|02:51 pm]
Carly and I had some friends over yesterday to have dinner and watch the debate, and about an hour before it started we crafted a drinking game. Here is the list. I've italicized the ones that we did in fact have to drink on. I didn't feel very well by the end of the night.

Take a shot of vodka if:
that projector for the planetarium is mentioned.
someone says "that one."
McCain mentions Sarah Palin in a really creepy way. (we counted this one because he wasn't creepy about Sarah, but when he mentioned her husband he was)
Bill O'Reilly crashes through a window naked.
Bill Ayers is brought up.
Obama does a dick move. (We considered this possibly when Obama congratulated McCain on his state football team winning.)
someone says "socialism" (SO CLOSE)
the audience laughs
McCain's computer illiteracy is brought up.
one of the candidates pounds their fist on the table.
the debate ends.

Take a drink of beer if:
McCain says "my friends"
Obama says "more of the same"
either candidate spins their answer into a generic speech
either candidate blatently ignores the question

anyone says "maverick" (Shockingly, not!)
if someone specifically says "vietnam" or "P.O.W"
either candidate calls the other by his first name
someone says "middle class"

McCain says "here's what Senator Obama doesn't want you to know...'
someone makes the "Wall St./Main St." comparison
someone brings up General Petreyus
McCain says Obama can't admit he's wrong about Iraq
A candidate chuckles to themself.

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I spent some time on this, so I might as well show it off. [Jun. 11th, 2008|12:19 pm]
My friend, Joe works for a law firm in DC, and they are having a company scavenger hunt for team building and all that. The theme is "dance" and one of the partners at the firm is a man named Rein. So his team came up with the name "Napoleon Reinamite" and wanted to have knockoff version of a Napoleon Dynamite shirt that has a series of Napoleon's dance moves on it, but with their boss's head photoshopped on.

Of course I thought "Joe, that will look terrible." but I stuck to the heart of the idea, and did this.

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Okay fine I am twittering. [Jun. 3rd, 2008|09:31 pm]
The Webcomics Weekly that convinced Dave Kellett convinced me too. I'll try it out a while before linking it off of Dr. McNinja. Here it is.
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Awful [Apr. 9th, 2008|05:58 pm]
I was about to post an entry about how I thought it would be a neat idea to get story suggestions from the schizophrenic/drunk hobos who chat me up on the subway. (It only happened twice this week!) Instead of trying to ignore them, I could tell them what Dr. McNinja is about and see where they would go with it.

But whoops! I remembered that's exploitation!
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A shark [Apr. 6th, 2008|11:54 pm]
I was drawing sharks yesterday, and one came out kinda nerdy looking.

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McNinjas in Space [Jan. 15th, 2008|09:41 pm]
I was just poking through my computer, and found this, the cover to the 22 page comic I did my Sophomore year of college.

I forgot that I ALWAYS have drawn ninjas with that permanent black shadow on their face. Sometimes I joke to people about my character who is an electric ninja from space. The joke is that I'm totally serious.
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A riddle! [Dec. 31st, 2007|11:47 am]
If Chris Hastings is traveling in a train to New York from Baltimore at 85 mph, WHY does he know that a woman sitting in the same car as him is traveling to New York to get work done on her colon?

A: Because she has no concept of inappropriate conversation. And she can't control the volume of her voice.
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Discoveries of the day [Dec. 28th, 2007|10:28 pm]
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese tastes fine without butter, I like coffee better with half and half instead of milk, and expensive ear buds are tooootally worth it.
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Give the gift of Super Mario's Space Lungs (TM) [Dec. 26th, 2007|10:53 am]
My brother and I both got each other Super Mario Galaxy for Christmas, without each other or anyone else knowing until the boxes were unwrapped.
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