The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.


A new feature I’m toying with maybe adding. Just for fun.

There are so many stories I come across in my daily reading of news and blogs that inspire the question, “What the fuck is wrong with people?” that I’ve started thinking it might make a good idea for a comic strip.

OK. So, I’ll admit I’ve always wished I could draw, and I always thought it would be cool to be a cartoonist. However, my sister was blessed with the visual arts talent in our family. (She’s always been a talented artist.) I, on the other hand, never made it past drawing stick people in the margins of my notebooks in school.

I’ve been toying with various comic strip tools online, though, and I think I may have found a way around my inability to draw.

ToonDoo, which I used to draw the create the strip above, is pretty easy to use, but there’s a limit to how many panels I can use in a story. (Note to self: a different story telling medium may require more brevity than I exercise in my writing.) On the other hand, it offers code to embed strips in blogs and other places.

Toonlet, on the other hand, let’s me use as many panels as I want, but doesn’t offer code to embed strips. It lacks the background feature of ToonDoo as well.

StripGenerator, Like ToonDoo, offers the code to embed strips, but also shares the limitation on panels, and lacks some other options (like color, backgrounds, etc.).

StripCreator, likewise, limits the number of panels. (I’m sensing a theme here.) You can, however, create “sets” of comic strips.

Witty Comics looks interesting, but doesn’t offer emebed code. (Instead, and strangely, it offers the option of viewing strips as XML.)

Oh well. If I decide to give this feature a try, maybe I’ll use them all and change them randomly.


  1. Interesting — I learned something about you I didn’t know. 🙂

  2. Cool! Next thing you know, you’ll have your own animation the likes of The Family Guy and The Simpsons. Lookin’ forward to the cartoons. 🙂

  3. I like that. It has great potential, and I look forward to seeing where you take it.