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I’ve been looking forward to drawing / completely dreading drawing this splash page. It’s the first real WHY IS THIS EVEN HAPPENING page, and I knew it was going to take some imagination. A few tries and I figure I’ve got it just about right for my needs.

Next week I’ll be bringing you an entry with ALL of The Wizard’s Lesson in chronological order, such that its madness may be read through all at once. You might need a refresher, because…uh…shit gets even weirder than this page. Is weirder the right word? How about WHY IS THIS EVEN?

Anyways, here you are, and as always, click the pic to make it bigger. More updates next week as various things happen. Can somebody remind me to write a proper POST for once instead of just jibber-jabbering? Thanks, Mr. Baracas.

<3,

benjamin

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PS – Doesn’t bode well, does it?
PPS: This comic leaves copyright on September 4th, 2024

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Today, no talk! Only art!

NEXT TIME, shit gets even more realer. Seriously, it’s where The Wizard’s Lesson takes a hard right into WTF.

<3,

benjamin
PS – I promises a Toy in the Bookstacks this week
PPS: This comic leaves copyright on August 25th, 2024.

THE WIZARD’S LESSON, previous chapters:

Part One
Parts Two and Three
Parts Four and Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine
Part Ten
Part Eleven

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The post is over. Get back to work.

 

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Sometimes insomnia is a total bastard, refusing to let you focus long enough to do anything other than watch bad infomercials and half-assedly flip through comic books.

Last night I drew the entire next page of The Wizard’s Lesson for you. That makes two art posts in two days. I’m getting marginally better at this.

As always, click the pic to make it bigger. I think.

THE WIZARD’S LESSON, previous chapters

Part One
Parts Two and Three
Parts Four and Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine
Part Ten

Wizards Lesson 1000 bros
Ta ra,

benjamin

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Hey! I drew a new page of The Wizard’s Lesson for you down a bit.

Before we get to that, though, I just need to put part of an old story here.

Certainly not because I’m about to finish new things with this character. Heavens no. Why would I let a marginally-beloved character have new life after years of being allowed to languish? I mean, it’s not like I once wrote about him so often that my fiancee Nadja Robot made me an action figure of Reginald.

Anyroad, here’s a bit of words:

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“Bored,” said Sir Reginald to nobody in particular as he threw a fifty peso coin across the room. It ricocheted off of a bronze statue of JFK, which yelped in pain.

“Bored,” he repeated, throwing another coin at the Stone of Unyielding Sorrow, which hung from the ceiling by a rope. He missed, and the coin instead landed in the bucket under it, the one that collects the tears and blood that slowly leech out of the stone.

“Bored,” he said a bit louder and flicked another coin at the back of Willy, the ghost that lived in Sir Reginald’s house in exchange for assistance with matters that only a ghost can assist with. His name wasn’t actually Willy, but Reginald liked that better than its real name. The coin flew through the ectoplasm and landed in a tank of fetid water that may or may not have had a very tiny coelacanth in it.”

To Read The Rest….
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And now…the drawing part.

The Wizard’s Lesson, previous chapters.

Part One
Parts Two and Three
Parts Four and Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine

Wizards Lesson General
Love,

b

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Hey there, kids!

Another page of The Wizard’s Lesson is ready.

WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED BEFORE:

Part One
Parts Two and Three
Parts Four and Five
Part Six
Part Seven

 

PART EIGHT:

 

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I’m going to try to up my output on them so I can have at least a half-assed bound edition for Madefest 2014, where Stone Robot Enteprises will be sharing a booth with the delightful and talented Sophie McMahon. Updates to come.

As soon as The Wizard’s Lesson is finished, I’m going to get going on my next project, XXXX XX XXX X XXXXXXXXXX [working title].

It occurred to me that I haven’t mentioned the original source of The Wizard’s Lesson. The earliest translation of it in English was done by a fellow named Li Fun Yen, in the late 19th/early 20th century. He apparently lived rather a disillusioned life. I’m glad he did some work on spreading knowledge of his country’s history before things went south. When I finish the comic, I’ll have more details on him.

Notes on Upcoming Projects:

– More of the Wizard’s Lesson
– Two one-shots about people being filthy douchenozzles
– See previous bunch of X’s
– New Sir Reginald story [Jeez, I haven’t written one in over 2 years]
– Finish that nude sketch of you

I think that’s all.

See you tonight. You won’t see me.

Love,

benjamin

Preview 1

MY FIRST HUGE FUCKING SPLASH PAGE!

It’s here that the reason this is one of my favorite folk tales becomes very evident. What was previously an exercise in monetary vice, charity, and morality becomes…well, what you see below.

And trust me, this ain’t even to the WEIRD shit yet.

WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED BEFORE:

Part One

Parts Two and Three

Parts Four and Five

Part Six

And now…CLICK TO MAKE IT HUGE:

Whatever we smoked was so good that I don't remember smoking it.

I know, guys. I know.

And we haven’t even gotten to the part where….

Love,

benjamin

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The Wizard's Lesson Page 6

Nadja and I recently watched The Holy Flame of the Martial World, and by the time it ended we both agreed that it was top-fucking-tier Martial Arts Madness. Flicks like Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain and A Chinese Ghost Story would never have happened without movies like this happening first.

Here’s the trailer, but it’s a Hong Kong film, so they’re going to throw spoilers at you left-and-right, starting right after the hair fight at :41. By the time you hit :50 you get light spoilers and at the end they give away a huge plot point. I also advise watching it in large–but not fullscreen–format.

If you don’t give a shit, watch it all. If you’ve got nine bucks, though, skip the spoilers and enjoy the breadth and butterth of this beautiful celluloid madness.