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Book 1 Cover - Step By Step
[Originally Published 8/31/09]

Here’s Joel, Josh and Eli from the cover of HE book 1. You can see the various stages including rough pencils, inks, colors, shadows, highlights and effects.

Abandoned Book 1 Print Idea[Originally Published 8/31/09]
I had this idea to do a print to accompany the first HE book that would have Josh as an astronaut and Joel and Eli working mission control. Josh’s fancy vitals are being closely monitored and he’s eating freeze dried space bacon.

Abandoned Book 1 Print Idea
[Originally Published 8/31/09]

I had this idea to do a print to accompany the first HE book that would have Josh as an astronaut and Joel and Eli working mission control. Josh’s fancy vitals are being closely monitored and he’s eating freeze dried space bacon.

Rough Comic For 8/12/09[Originally Published 8/11/09]
Final comic is here. 

Rough Comic For 8/12/09
[Originally Published 8/11/09]

Final comic is here

Sneak Peek at the HE Vol. 1 Book Cover
[Originally Published 7/21/09]

This is the rough sketch for the cover of the first HE book. The text/fonts/etc are just for placement at this point.

NO ONE but Josh, Eli, Denise, Alex and my wife have seen this yet. You are the first oh, Vaulty Bastards.

UPDATE 7/29/13: Included the final book cover for comparison. 

Rough Comic and Script Outtakes for “A Well Reasoned Argument” 
[Originally Published 7/7/09]

I had the idea for a “ewoks meet care bears” comic months ago and couldn’t figure out how to make it work for HE. Finally I decided to just start drawing and see what happened. Here are the lines from the script that didn’t make it into the final comic [which can be seen here].

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Ewok carebear stare

the new star wars tv show isn’t going to have any jedi.

since when was star wars about the jedi? it was the ewoks that saved the galaxy single handedly. the jedi barely even helped. in fact, they got in the ewok’s way.

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it doesn’t matter if the new star wars show doesn’t have any jedi. the ewoks are the true saviors of the galaxy.

it was called “return of the jedi”! not “return of the slightly evolved lemurs who fight laser space robots with rocks and dirt.”

ah, rocks and dirt. not as clumsy or random as a lightsaber; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

UPDATE 7/29/13: This comic eventually lead to the design of one of my most popular shirts, the Ewok Stare (as seen above). 

Rough Comics for July 2009
[Originally published 7/1/09 through 7/22/09]

Rough Draft Comic For 6/22/09
[Originally Published On 6/22/09]

This is the follow up to “Special Delivery.”

Final Comic Here

Rough Draft Comic For 6/10/09
[Originally Published 6/10/09]

Final comic Here. 

Rough Draft Comic For 6/8/09
[Originally Posted on 6/8/09]

Final Comic Here

Rough Draft Comic For 6/5/09
[Originally Posted 6/5/09]

E3 09 seems to have been all about jumping around in front of your TV instead of sitting on the couch.

Final comic HERE.