Everything's Gotta Start Somewhere
Okay. This damn thing's been sitting here for months now. It's time to get this party started.
I'm Dave "The Knave" White. By day, I'm a mild-mannered web designer by day and artist of The Japanese Beetle at night. I wrote a book once, though I doubt you've read it, and I've even had a few comics published, though I doubt you've read those either.
About This Blog
This blog is a place where I can share my thoughts about comics. I'm sure you're thinking, "Oh great, just what we need, another comics blog." But I'm hoping that my background in the visual arts and my experience as an amateur cartoonist will allow me to restore an emphasis to the visual side of comics. The comics blogosphere (God, I hate that word) has an unfortunate tendency to ignore the art completely, and I hope to redress that.
It's also a place where I can show off what's on my drawing board. As someone with a very tight schedule, I rarely get a chance to think about what I do, and by forcing myself to examine my work I hope to improve in the long run.
One thing this blog won't be is timely. Don't expect to hear about the latest comics news unless I have very strong opinions on it. If that means I'm review comics that came out ten years ago rather than comics that came out last week, so be it.
About The Title
"Same shit, different package." Because this is just another place to dump what I've been saying to friends for years. And also because I plan on changing the site's layout every month or two, just because I can.
About The Layout
Obviously ripped off from an old Kirby Devil Dinosaur comic and then mocked up in XHTML. If this page looks like crap to you, well, get a real browser. And even if it does look like crap, these entries should still be perfectly readable.
The blog itself is written with some PHP date code that I originally whipped up for my comics sites. Maybe one of these days I'll actually start commenting the code and release it publically for other people.