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Toast for 2014
Hello people, it’s a new year!
If you are a fan of Eat That Toat then you may have noticed that comics haven’t been updating as frequently. This is for a myriad of reasons, some being that I’m busy with other work and some that I just can’t think of anything good. I’ve been doing Eat That Toast comics for over three years now and each year end up producing fewer comics than the one before it. I still like drawing it and don’t feel like this well has run dry, but I think it’s time for a change. So the comic is going on a hiatus for now with potential spotty updates throughout the year.
So that’s kind of a bummer and it might disappoint a few people, but I’m going shift focus to do a couple things:
1. Compile all the best comics from Eat That Toast and put them into a book. With this book you will be able to hold it in your hands, put it on your coffee table, or use it to pad your awesome bookshelf. The book will be in color, have commentary, and a few bonus comics. Tentatively I’d like to debut it at the Small Press Expo in September 2014. This way I can sit next to Kevin and Liz and actually have something offer.
2. Produce a short animated series. I’m working with a friend to animate a script he’s written. It’s called “The Best Friends That Ever Lived” and it’ll be roughly six episodes long. We’re going start production on it later this month and will be out sometime later this year.
That’s the plan for 2014. I don’t usually like to make so many bold declarations, but I feel confident about making this stuff happen, and saying it out loud adds a bit of accountability. I also think it’s important to consistently challenge yourself. If you want to be a better artist (whatever your medium or skill level may be) just challenge yourself to do a little bit more than you’re comfortable with.
So thank you to everyone who has read Eat That Toast and anyone who was interested enough to read this far. Being able to share my comics with people has been cool. A lot more people read them than I ever thought would and that is way cool. Words are dumb so here is something that is not words
Fronsty the Snomam
Wrote and animated this lil’ thing as the holiday card for the company I work for.
THIS SATURDAY AT 11:30PM IS OSFUG AT THE UCBEAST
it’s gonna be fuggin’ CRAZY. Last month Dan ate a banana with the peel on it then chugged half a bottle of whiskey. WHAT TERRIBLE THING IS HE GONNA DO TO HIS BODY THIS MONTH?
STARRING: JZT, Fesh, Riley Soloner, Katie Simon, Becky Abrams, Michael Wolf, Dr. Ian Stroud, Colin O’Brien, and us Kingmaker bros
DUDES, this Saturday night at the UCB East Theater in NY we are putting on a sketch show and there will be a LIVE CARTOON CHARACTER. How can you do a live cartoon you might ask? Isn’t it a terrible strain on the animator’s wrists you might wonder? You’ll have to be there to see how it’s done.
Also did the bitchin’ flier that is borderline smutty.
Okie dokie smokie, here’s what’s up - we (see above) are going to be representing at SPX this weekend! If you want to see me (Kevin Czap, artist of Project: Ballad, purveyor of Czap Books, hypeman for Cleveland, OH), Cathy G. Johnson, Liz Suburbia (the west coast can’t keep her down), and/or Matt Czap, come find table I1. That’s a capital Aye and the number One.
I’ll have a new mini comic called “Pace 1 Dies With Both Eyes On the Jackpot.” It’s part of a loose series I’ve been working on all year about the future. Please also make a point to take a look at my other new book A Lesson in Survival, which is practically newborn.
Check out Cathy’s tumblr for a thorough report of the things she’ll have - it’s a lot and I’m excited about all of it. http://cathyboy.tumblr.com/post/60566200933/my-spx-rundown-of-whats-going-on-i-know-my
Liz Suburbia makes her triumphant return to the DC area to debut Cyanide Milkshake #5. DAMN this one looks great. And that might not even be all! You may get more comics, if you can believe it.
Let me see your smiling faces and pinch your shining cheeks. We’re going to have so much fun.
SPX SEPTEMBER 14-15 - TABLE I1
I’ll be at SPX this Saturday, sitting in with my friends at table i1. I don’t have anything to sell but I would like to meet people who enjoy Eat That Toast and thank them in person.