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proceed with caution

Friday, January 5th, 2007

ZOMG! I broke the color scheme.Β Don’t plague me with hate mail, it’s just a super happy fun bonus comic.

I did this artwork a while back when i was still developing the characters and figuring out how to best lay out the strips.Β  This was just a playful little experiment with color and photoshopping that ended up making me chuckle so I thought I’d share it with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.


34 Responses to “proceed with caution”

  1. Chris Hallbeck Says:

    Awesome! Lenoir is so cool. πŸ™‚

  2. CottonFluff Says:

    This page is awesome.
    It would make great wallpaper.
    I seem to be first.

  3. CottonFluff Says:

    Drat, no I’m not. Damn you, counting syllables… damn yoouuuuu…!

  4. J Says:

    i am minded of a poem:

    one fine day in the middle of the night
    two dead boys got up to fight
    back to back they faced each other
    drew their swords and shot eachother
    a deaf policeman heard the noise
    and came and killed the two dead boys


  5. calan Says:

    Chris: Lenoir thinks you’re pretty cool too.

    CottonFluff: haha! well, you have the first poem comment on this page so that makes you extra special.

    J: wow i remember that from when i was a lil kid. πŸ™‚ thanks for the memory jog.

  6. aEoLuS Waves Says:

    You see, a bit of color can be depressing too!

  7. calan Says:

    aEoLuS: nice to see you here and how very emo of you! πŸ˜› let’s have a group cry!

  8. Dolores Says:

    I was a dead child once. Oh the memories. My stars!

  9. calan Says:

    hey look it’s doloros from http://www.donanddoll.com! thanks for stopping by my super sad comic, please enjoy this complimentary package of tissues and box of razor blades. πŸ˜€

  10. Gabe Says:

    I love the background on this.

  11. Zombie_Rob Says:

    J, you forgot to finish your poem. πŸ˜€

    “If you don’t believe that this lie is true, ask the blind man. He saw it, too.”

  12. J Says:

    i told it as i learned it friend. but if you hit that there link, you may notice that the poem is rather old, and it appears there are numerous versions floating around.

  13. EvilCouch Says:

    Lenoir is my favoritest. If I had a Lenoir plushie doll, I’d feed her small children.

  14. chantal bachman Says:

    faboooo as usual

  15. calan Says:

    oh Evil, Lenoir adores small children! (especially if they are covered in a hard chocolate coating. )

    Chantal: thanks πŸ˜€

  16. Wendy W Says:


    Actually this looks really cool and Lenoir rocks.

    Also, I only knew the first four lines of that poem.
    I now feel that little bit more intelligent.

  17. calan Says:

    Thanks Wendy. πŸ™‚

  18. NobleSavage Says:

    This might actually make a nice welcome screen for the site

  19. calan Says:

    it would be a nice screen saver if i had actually worked large like i do now. that’s the actual size right there.

    noble, thanks. i think people will moan if they have to click through a welcome screen, but i’m glad you deem it worthy for such a prominent locale.

  20. Daniel Says:

    could you add this to a little it-bitty t_shirt line? I’ve got a sixth month old that would really look good in that.

  21. calan Says:

    hi daniel! yeah i can actually. I may have to redo the artwork some and the background wouldn’t work so well. but lenoir and the sign I could do. I’ll let you know when it’s up. I really need to add a children’s section to my store anyway.

    good to see you btw.

  22. Salem Pussycat Says:

    OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!!
    Can i put this on my door please? I gotta see what my mom says when she sees this! XD I bet she’d freak out and love it too XD If you don’t got this for sale on site yet I want you to make it for sale so i can have it πŸ˜€ ^^ I’ll second , third and forth it πŸ˜€

  23. calan Says:


    so demanding, salem! hehe. I’ll see what options i have for signs and let you know. in the meantime, right click, save as, print and apply to door via thumbtack πŸ˜‰

  24. Heinrich Says:

    Dude I need one of those signs. And I know a guy who would put it up in his yard, too.

  25. calan Says:

    does he have a spooky yard?

    there was a great house a few towns from where i grew up that was painted black and had one door at the very top of the house that led to nothing. if you took a step out of it you would plummet to the pavement. πŸ™‚

    i always wondered what the inside looked like and who lived there.

  26. Heinrich Says:

    he only has a spooky yard in october. he goes all out for halloween, and i enjoy helping. other than that, his yard looks pretty normal.

  27. calan Says:

    halloween decorating rocks. when i was a teenager i started doing up my parents house with handmade ghosts and tombstones i cut out of styrofoam and painted. i would use tons and tons of spider webs in all our trees. i fashioned a few bodies out of old clothes and stuffing and made one witch for the porch. it grew better each year and became the house that people would go out of their way to drive by or walk their kids passed.

    in my neighborhood back then christmas was all the rage. everyone tried to outdo eachother. my house was kinda crummy looking and i love halloween best, so it was the perfect choice. within three years the entire neighborhood started going nuts at halloween with decorations. they had fancy store stuff and soon had better yards than me. bastards! but, i get to credit myself for the halloween decorating craze which my friend tells me is still going strong in my old town today. πŸ™‚

  28. Heinrich Says:

    this guy i know decorates so much that, when he first moved into the house he’s currently in and started decorating for halloween, his neighbors asked if he was a satanist. he decorates his yard a _lot_ and has gotten over 1000 people through on halloween alone. it’s crazy and a lot of fun helping.

  29. calan Says:

    wow, that sounds awesome and definitely fun to be part of. i don’t suppose there are pics online anywhere like flickr or something? if yes, hook us up with a link so we can see. πŸ˜›

  30. Heinrich Says:

    sorry it took so long for me to get back to posting here. got distracted. site’s at halloweenhouse.org – not recommended for those who mind graphic pics.

  31. calan Says:

    wow! those are awesome! anyone who would find those pics too graphic or offensive is reading the wrong webcomic, haha. i edited your post to make the link clickable.

    what an amazing amount of work and creativity goes into those halloween decorations. i’m floored. he even builds fencing and it seems like the display really changes every year. unbelievable. the pillars of pain were one of my favorites and the quicktime movie of the devil on a rocking chair was actually pretty spooky.

    send mike a virtual hug and a big thumbs up for doing that each year. i’m going back to look at the rest of the pictures. his comments are really cute also.

    thanks for sharing these Heinrich. πŸ˜€

  32. Heinrich Says:

    no prob. just don’t hold it against me.

  33. calan Says:

    never! πŸ™‚

  34. Heinrich Says:

    cool. looking forward to more gingerdead comics.

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