Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: Why Not!?  (Read 3821 times)

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Why Not!?
« on: 25 May, 2019, 10:06:20 AM »
If you follow me on twitter, you'll already know this, but my 10 year old son is becoming quite the little creative power house. He's written and drawn a 22 page comic called Why Not!? full of fun one / two page comic strips and jokes.

He's roped me in to ink and letter it too. And it's now available as a free download at http://www.pauljholden.com/why-not/ there's a paypal link there if you enjoy it and want to donate money to tom to encourage him to do more (well, like all comic creatives he doesn't need the encouragement, but he loves the money...)

So if you want to read any of the following:
  • Monkey Arms (the boy with the long arms)
    Spacedogs
    Galaxy FC (two pager adventure strip!)
    Electric Kid
    Time Thief
    Head Bump Hero
    Mean Dean
    Tim Teleport
    Broken Reality
    Element Man

Come and have a read! http://www.pauljholden.com/why-not/

La Placa Rifa

IndigoPrime

  • Administrator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10436
    • View Profile
    • http://www.craiggrannell.com
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #1 on: 25 May, 2019, 10:55:08 AM »
Downloaded, read, and chucked a virtual coin over. Worth it for some of the shorts alone. Some fab writing in there, and here’s hoping he keeps this passion alive.

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 27641
  • Droning on and on relentlessly since the 70s
    • View Profile
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #2 on: 25 May, 2019, 11:46:20 PM »
As a creator and flogger of humour comics at a similar age to Thomas, I am in complete awe and no little retrospective despondency. Some of the gag strips genuinely  remind me of Evan Dorkin, which is the very highest praise. Keep it up, that lad!

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #3 on: 07 August, 2019, 12:46:32 PM »
Well, we did it! A Second issue of Why Not!? (To be fair, it’s my fault it took this long, Tom was finished ages ago!)

More nonsense, and a free download - pick up Why Not !? #1 and Why Not!? #2 at http://www.pauljholden.com/why-not

And read stuff like this...

La Placa Rifa

Richard

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2743
  • Beast Code WWW
    • View Profile
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #4 on: 07 August, 2019, 01:36:28 PM »
I think I could read 100 pages of Space Dogs.

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #5 on: 07 August, 2019, 02:23:09 PM »
I think I could read 100 pages of Space Dogs.

You might be in luck, his plan is after finishing the monkey arms origin (which is more than halfway done by him now) it’ll be Why Not!? 3 and THEN a spacedogs comic.

At least that’s his plan (and he’s plotted about 50% of the spacedogs story out in a notebook)

Course school will be starting then, so we’ll see if the move to big school plays havoc with his schedule....
La Placa Rifa

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 27641
  • Droning on and on relentlessly since the 70s
    • View Profile
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #6 on: 07 August, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
That's fantastic! My kids are clearly lazy morons.

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #7 on: 19 December, 2019, 08:11:22 PM »
WHY NOT!? XMAS SPECIAL!

Tom has done a 16 page xmas special, you can download from here: https://www.pauljholden.com/2019/12/19/why-not-xmas-special/

All your favourites, MonkeyArms, SpaceDogs and Time Thief goes back in time to the first nativity...

Hope you like it!
La Placa Rifa

maryanddavid

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2790
    • View Profile
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #8 on: 19 December, 2019, 11:38:57 PM »
Ill be getting this over the Christmas.
The previous ones were clever and fun, endorsed by James, 8 and me, 45.

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #9 on: 12 February, 2021, 01:43:32 PM »
Fans of Thomas's work will be delighted to know he's made a new comic FLY

Finn is a teenager who works at a trash job in a trashy home but little did he know his life would take a turn for the worst when a speeding car runs him over and he ends up in Hell. Since he live a good life he was turned into his least favourite animal, a fly, and since he didn’t go into the Brain Crusher – where memories and brains are erased before reincarnation- he still has all of his memories of being a human! Can Finn convince his friend that it’s really him and can he find a way out of this mess?!

Part 1 is 28 pages and can be downloaded here : https://www.pauljholden.com/comics/th-comics/fly/
La Placa Rifa

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3236
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #10 on: 08 July, 2021, 02:15:15 PM »
At last! Why Not!? is BACK! All new Monkey Arms, Head Bump Hero and much more - a 40 page bumper special.

https://www.pauljholden.com/2021/07/07/why-not-collection-one/



Slightly scary Monkey Arms in this issue (clearly influence by Junji Ito, but still fun!) it's free! (and if you wanna donate to Tom via my paypal there's a link at the page)
La Placa Rifa

Richard

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2743
  • Beast Code WWW
    • View Profile
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #11 on: 08 July, 2021, 03:13:26 PM »
Good stuff!

Dark Jimbo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 7588
  • Grobbendonk spoke gibberish, a fringeworld dialect
    • View Profile
    • DarkJimbo on Deviantart
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #12 on: 08 July, 2021, 04:19:07 PM »
 :lol: Arf!

Darren Stephens

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 2586
    • View Profile
    • Darren Stephens Art
Re: Why Not!?
« Reply #13 on: 10 July, 2021, 06:31:20 PM »
Genius!
https://www.dscomiccolours.com
                                       CLICK^^