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December 17th, 2006, 9:05 pm

98, 99, 100

Alright. What to say, what to say...

I'm not sure I told you guys, but after careful consideration I decided that the spirit of Christmas past that I had chosen wasn't such a good idea. Now we have Domo-kun, who is probably better known, and more loved. Really, that is all there is to say about Brainstrain 98

Oh noes! A shocking history of Blue. He wasn't always a ladies man. Really, he still isn't. He's a sarcastic pain in the ass, who only took Gwen with him to the dance because he didn't want to have anything to do with super hero plot lines. This page was fun, and even though it is so tragic, it has a fun atmosphere to it with all of those labels. My explosion expert's work can be found here: I insist that you go see him.

That's right, brainstrain has reached that 100 strip marker.
To be honest, I never really expected that it would ever last this long.
Brainstrain started out as a little doodle that I did one day in art class when the people I was sitting with were making fun of each other through this little comic thing, you know how High School kids can be. In any case, my desire to be cool caused me to produce a comic of my own. It received rather harsh reviews, which brought us to the second strip. After that Brainstrain had a few little comics that no one other than me ever saw, and have since seemed to have vanished into the either never to be seen again. After that, Brainstrain became something that I could constantly practice with my tablet with. I knew that the only way that I was going to get any good with my tablet was if I practiced with it, but I also knew that I wouldn't be able to commit to just sitting here and drawing randomly. This somehow combined with my distaste for Valentine's Day and produced the very first Brainstrain special, a Valentine's Day emergency where Blue discovers that he has been trapped in a webcomic world and can only escape by making a girl fall in love with him.
After that I just continued producing moderately humorous strips for a while, based on funny things that I had seen at my school and around in life. Just, all of those one-liners where you sort of needed to be there to get the joke, I'd just recreate the scene so that you didn't need to be there, you could see it.
After digitalkami put together his webcomic for me, I knew that I was going to need to improve with my skills even more if I was going to ever get this thing to be any more than a bunch of scribbles...and that brought us to the age of my four panel digital comics. After that it was just a small step backwards to pencil and paper, and that is where we are today.
I always intended for the pencil and paper strips to end quickly, but then somehow things got out of hand.
Brainstrain is 4 years old now. I never thought that I was still going to be putting out that little thing that I had started so many years ago, with my little jokes that I expected only my friends would really understand. I never thought my little tablet trainer would still be going on strong. Surprise I guess...

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