Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Swashbuckle Chuckle!







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  1. I'm not going to lie, that costume is terrifying... lol I love the enthusiasm though!

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  2. Dammit what happened to the fountain?!

    But, that's pretty ridiculously cool. Unfortunately, I don't have a child to share this adventure with me. Pretty damn good drawings though. Congrats on the release!

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    1. I guess you'll never know what happened to the fountain!... inless you end up having kids and buy a copy!

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  3. You in that clown suit is priceless Bersercules! I'm afraid to ask whether or not you bought it new or if you just happen to have a clown suit lying around "just in case" Congratulations on being a published illustrator!!

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    1. I bought it years ago on a whim and even used it in a humourous video I made years ago. I kept it over the years "just in case!"

      Thanks! I like being a published illustrator!

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    2. Congratulations Bersercules! Anne told me to c'mon over here and check you out and on my first visit here you are all decked out in a clown suit and a published author. What more can I ask for on my first trip over?

      Thanks, Anne =)

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    3. Glad I was able to make a good first impression!

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  4. So this was the super secret project you've been working on? That's pretty damn awesome, I had no idea you could in fact draw family friendly material.

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    1. It takes all my strength but yes I can draw family friendly material... sometimes.

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  5. Well done on getting published! As I don't have any children, I don't think I'll be buying a copy, but good luck in your endeavours.

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  6. You look so adorable. I want to buy you and cuddle with you when I watch a scary movie.

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    1. That is the greatest comment I have ever gotten! You made my day!

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  7. I hope it's smashing success.

    It's unfortunate that you haven't seen a copy.

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    1. I haven't seen a printed copy but I do know what the book looks like! I made the cover and inside cover and drew and formated all the pages!

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  8. Never bought anything from createspace, so I can't vouch for it's quality either. I'm tempted to get a real copy now, perhaps when I'm done I'll donate it to the local library so the kids can read Swashbuckle Chuckle.

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    1. Thats a good idea! I might have to get a few copies and send some to the local libraries around where I live!

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  9. You two did an AMAZING job on this book!! Apparently you guys are quite the team. :) I can't wait until I get my hands on copy so my baby boy can point at the pictures and scream for one shoe kangaroo!

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    1. Thanks! I hope he and kids everywhere enjoy the book!

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  10. This is actually amazing Herc, I find it hilarious how awesome you look in the outfit. You have no idea how cool I find it that you've illustrated this book with Pat, seriously hoping it takes off and becomes a roaring success, you deserve it buddy, I'm not a child and even I want a copy!

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    1. Thanks! I too hope it becomes a roaring success!

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  11. I had already bought the book kindle one. My kids love it. Pretty different and loved your cartoons, I know who ha e talent but this is just awesome. You are theclown villian there? Never knew that clown pirate was your selfportrait

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear you bought a copy! haha! No the pirate wasn't a self portrait! But maybe he should have been!

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  12. Love that costume! Congrats to you and Pat on being published! This must be quite the moment for you guys! I wish you much success! Can I trust your book in the hands of my children, though? That is the question! lol

    Lmao @nellie's comment!

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    1. Oddly enough you can trust me and Pat with your children! Pats story is quite the kid friendly romp! and my art has no negative/inapropreate themes! Fun for the whole family! (unlike our blogs!)

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  13. anyone ever tell you that your like a mix between george constanza and conan o brien? i just noticed this today. lol

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    1. And totally a gentle touch of Notch lol!

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    2. No, but people have said I'm a cross between Louis CK and Zach Galifianakis!

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    3. i can see the louis ck resemblance.

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  14. OMG YAY that's so exciting! I just bought mine!! :D

    I like your outfit. Even more than that I like the background on your computer. ;)

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy reading it!

      I'm glad you like my outfit but am even more glad you noticed the wallpaper on my computer! I wondered when someone would see it!

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  15. Well done! Congrats!

    BTW, orange and green are your colours.

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    1. Thanks! Yay! Now I know what colours suit me!

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  16. Don't think I didn't see your desktop wallpaper.

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  17. That is possibly the best desktop background I have ever seen..... Also, you look simply stunning in that outfit!

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  18. You should email me a copy of your desktop wallpaper so I can change mine :)

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  19. You know it's kinda funny seeing you introduce this in your blog. like, this is a pretty adult blog, children's book.. but you gotta advertise! Hope it works well, glad to see you're drawing in different places!

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  20. Hey Swashbuckler. I'd love to promote your book on my site if you're interested.

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    1. Sure, that sounds like a good idea!

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  21. ah, the cat has started the campaign, we shall have no peace from his meowing :)

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    1. yep he's building his evil empire!

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  22. It looks like you and Pat Hatt have taken a page out of the playbook of the legendary Harvey Pekar (the subject of one of my favorite movies "American Splendor"). I hope you do not have to wait as long as Harvey did to get the accolades you guys deserve, however.

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  23. Who's this Pat Hatt guy, the cat feels so offended...hahaha...the orange and green suits you but that wall paper it's blinding..hahahaha

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    1. I made up the Pat Hatt character! And I hope the cat don't hurt me!

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  24. LOL Love that desktop background!

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  25. Will be getting mine soon

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  26. Can I just say, picture 3; that is the thrusted jaw of a true comic book hero. Most excellent. Oh and congrats at exploiting your skills successfully!

    P.S- turns out 'thrusted' isn't a word, huh!

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    1. Thanks! and if people say thrusted enough I'm sure it will become a word!

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  27. That desktop background is totally awesome. Nice job on getting published too :> I'll have to give it a read someday.

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  28. you look like such a happy person on those pics ^_^


    anyway, just dropped by to tell you that

    You are tagged in this "Get to Know Me" blog. ^_^

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    1. I am a happy person!

      I'm going to check it out now!

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  29. Ha, I just love your background photo on your monitor

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  30. Oh wow, Its great to see 2 of my favourite bloggers team up and produce this. This is just awesome. Good job!

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  31. I just have to say that I love your desktop background. I mean...I love it on YOUR computer. Nonetheless, cheers and congratulations to the both of ye!

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    1. Yeah its the kind of background that would only work on my computer... anyone else with it would just seem weird! Thanks!

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  32. Congratulations! Is this going to be in libraries soon?

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  33. Oh, so this was a colab thing? Awesome. Also nice outfit, lol.

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    1. Yep, Pat Hatt wrote the rhymes and I drew the pictures!

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    1. YAY!! You'll have to tell me how the printing turned out!

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  35. I'm so glad to see this, Herc! Not just as a fellow pair of collaborators, but as two guys who enjoy what you and Pat each do. I'm gonna snag one right now! Very nicely done!

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    1. Glad to hear it! Its always great when people can work together and make something good! I hope you enjoy reading it!

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  36. Dude, in the first one I thought you were Conan.

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  37. so fun!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  38. who's that sexy man on your laptop wallpaper :) congrats on the book! the illustrations look great

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