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Image: comic-012.jpg   800x890 188139 bytes 2008.03.11

Common Household Chemicals 12

Three years later, I finally get around to finishing comic 12, part 2 in the paintball series. Will I continue with it? I dunno! I'll consider it a miracle if I get to comic 13.\r\n\r\nHope you enjoy this one! It stars a new character to the series and is based on a very good friend of mine, Jason. He's an awesome dude. I hope to do more strips including him.

Image: comic-011.JPG   678x1479 353678 bytes 2005.02.01

The start of the paintball series... finally!\r\nI think I started this long before Halloween of '04. As much as I enjoyed using color in this comic, I don't think I'll be using color like this again anytime soon. At least not in my comics.\r\nAnyway, I've been working on this so long, I'm not even sure if the joke is funny anymore. Hell, I'm not even sure it's really a joke.

Image: comic-10.JPG   909x1250 379298 bytes 2005.01.13

I'm curious to see how well this comic stands on its own without my comments...\r\nMaybe I'll edit this description later.\r\n\r\nThis image contains mature content because I used the "F" word 7 times.

Image: comic-9.jpg   783x1137 165222 bytes 2004.04.15

Common Household Chemicals, strip #9\r\n\r\nIt's all true... every single word of it.\r\n\r\nCommon Household Chemicals and its characters are © Daniel Fordien, 2004.

Image: samfox.jpg   474x543 22216 bytes 2004.04.15

This is Sam. She may appear in Common Household Chemicals, my comic, should I ever decide to get off my ass and write a story.\r\n\r\nSam, the fox, is © Daniel Fordien, 2004.

Image: zapf-faces.jpg   476x683 40453 bytes 2004.04.15

A few facial expressions I doodled at a diner on my last day in Denver.

Image: comic-8.jpg   683x1173 191489 bytes 2004.03.06

I started working on this so long ago that i forgot the description i was going to write for it...\r\n\r\nbut anyway, Kato and I came up with a start of a story for the strip. Originally, I thought the idea was pretty funny, but I'm not so sure now. I guess we'll see where it goes from here.\r\n\r\nIt seems the only way one can get better making comics is to just keep making them and learn from the experience...\r\n\r\nCommon Household Chemicals © Daniel Fordien, 2004.

Image: waterdancer2.jpg   433x800 123947 bytes 2004.01.21

more unoriginal work from me again!\r\n\r\nHere's ~pachwork's waterdancer picture with an outfit based on Rikku's samurai outfit from FFX-2. I'm not really a fan of FFX-2 per say, but i think the fashion design in it is awesome.\r\n\r\nAnyway, I hope you dig this one too, Pach!\r\n\r\nOriginal art © pachwork \r\nThis image © Daniel Fordien.

Image: waterdancer.jpg   433x800 66439 bytes 2004.01.02

this is far from done. In fact, these aren't the colors i actually plan on using... i'm just messing around here. expect something much better later.\r\n\r\nOriginal pic by Pachwork can be found here:\r\n\r\nColored and posted with her permission, of course.

Image: comic-7.jpg   648x924 194663 bytes 2003.12.02

Hemptaro.\r\n\r\nThis comic is based on a pic my roommate, Dave did a while back. Neither of us are fans of Hamtaro and frankly we're baffled by how so many are drawn in by his cuteness despite how retarded the show is. It's like the writers take real situations and dumb them down for kids to understand them.\r\n\r\nAlso, anytime someone finds on their own for the first time, i notice they get ideas like this...\r\n\r\nSeven and Zapf are © Daniel Fordien 2003.\r\n\r\nDave's original Hemptaro picture can be found here:\r\n\r\nProps to Dave for letting me use his image. You can check out the rest of his art here:\r\n\r\n\r\n

Image: comic-6.jpg   740x783 194659 bytes 2003.10.28

I've been reading a lot of online comic strips, and have noticed that the majority of them are about a couple of guys that just sit around and play video games. Don't get me wrong, i really dig those other comics. I just don't want my comic to turn into that. And neither does Zapf, apparently.\r\n\r\nEh, i thought the idea was funny at the time...

Image: comic-5.jpg   715x1480 191248 bytes 2003.10.22

So i finally finished it... god damn that took forever. Once i get the hang of doing webcomics, i think i'll churn these out much faster. I'll probably upload a colored version of this later, i just wanted to post this as soon as i got the drawings done. I like how my inking style changes half way through the comic...\r\n\r\nAnyway, Seven and Zapf have cats now. Cats are a double-edged sword. Sure they're cute and fun to play with and snuggle and whatnot, but sometimes they break shit and shit on stuff...\r\n\r\nI dunno if i'll keep the cats in the comic series, but i had to create this one. It's dedicated to Jeff, Penelope, and Mr. Tuffy.\r\n\r\nSeven and Zapf are © Daniel Fordien, 2003. All rights reserved, and all that good legal mumbo-jumbo. \r\n\r\n

Image: spl2.jpg   621x700 88844 bytes 2003.10.18

and here's the other half of the splash page group shot thingy. it'll look a whole lot better when i'm done. only 6 more characters to do plus background and all that other nifty coloring i like to do.\r\n\r\nDark Acid is © Helena\r\nAirGuitar is © Erin\r\nand NeoGeen is © Kim

Image: spl1.jpg   433x683 66873 bytes 2003.10.18

i uploaded this to my DA site a while ago, and couldn't remember why i didn't put it here as well...\r\nanyway, this is part of a splash frame for a comic that i'll finish eventually.\r\n\r\nZer is © Holly\r\nRabid is © Nikki\r\nand Tanuki is © Michelle

Image: sandz.gif   507x600 57740 bytes 2003.10.04

vector art of Seven and Zapf done for my website.\r\n\r\nMy site should be done by the end of the month.\r\n\r\nSeven and Zapf and this image are © Daniel Fordien 2003.

Image: comic-4.jpg   531x1091 160324 bytes 2003.08.13

Common Household Chemicals #4\r\nTitled "Adaptation and Futility"\r\n\r\nOkay, most people that read this tend to misinterpret it. It's my personal spin on the opening dialogue from the movie "Adaptation," starring Nicholas Cage and written by Charlie Kauffman.\r\n\r\nNow i don't really hate my art, so don't take this the wrong way. And i'm not lonely or depressed either. I just thought it would be a funny comic, that's all. Besides, as artists we all have passing thoughts like these.\r\n\r\nAnyway, i hope you enjoy this one. There will more to come!\r\n\r\nSeven is © Daniel Fordien. Sonic and Tails are © Sega.

Image: sketching.jpg   953x555 68007 bytes 2003.07.02

this is a sketch for the layout of a comic i'm working on. naturally, the actual dialogue won't be anything like this one. i'm really only uploading this for a friend's personal amusement, and i'll probably take this down when i finish the final version.\r\n\r\nKato, this one's for you!

Image: oc-fun.jpg   600x600 43598 bytes 2003.06.27

something fun...\r\n\r\ni had fun with open canvas last night.\r\n\r\ni think having a tire swing would be fun too.

Image: mini-me.jpg   518x720 106262 bytes 2003.04.21

i spent my Easter at the video store. it was such a slow day...\r\nto keep myself amused i doodled this. i colored it in photoshop when i got home.\r\nbored bored bored...\r\n\r\nthis is about as cute as i was willing to get with Seven... i don't think i'll use this for my deviant ID like i had originally planned.\r\n\r\nIf i could go back and redraw this, i wouldn't make his shoulders so wide, his feet so short, and the pose so boring.

Image: comic-3.gif   802x1207 147417 bytes 2003.03.25

More fun with household chemicals when Zapf speaks his mind. Freedom of speech doesn't mean you're free to say stupid things freely... or something.\r\n\r\nIf you haven't seen the movie Swingers yet, you should. Go to your nearest independent video rental store and pick up a copy. Don't go to BlockBuster! They suck dog balls.\r\n\r\nCharacters and image are © Daniel Fordien, 2003. All rights reserved.

Image: nikki.jpg   595x720 78564 bytes 2003.02.07

I don't know why i drew this really... impulse i guess.\r\nI did this 100% in Photoshop. It's a gift pic for Nikki Reyes.\r\n\r\nNikki is © herself.\r\nThis image is © Daniel Fordien.

Image: comic-2.gif   740x740 75249 bytes 2002.12.29

i agree with Zapf, i must be delusional.\r\n\r\nSeven and Zapf are © Daniel Fordien, 2002. All rights reserved.

Image: chick-df.jpg   454x720 66565 bytes 2002.10.30

life drawing practice. i did this one in photoshop. \r\nalso just proving to myself (and a few others) that i can draw things other than furry characters.\r\nthis image is © Daniel Fordien, 2002. All rights reserved.

Image: darkacid.jpg   730x700 84643 bytes 2002.10.25

A gift picture for Helena Söderberg. sort of a belated happy birthday pic. i hope she likes it anyway.\r\nThis is her character DarkAcid, whom will appear in my new web comic Common Household Chemicals (whenever i finish it, God willing.) She'll be the logical and realistic personality of the group.\r\nDarkAcid is © Helena Söderberg.\r\nImage is © Daniel Fordien, 2002. All rights reserved.\r\n

Image: Joey2.gif   360x521 27172 bytes 2002.10.04

Tha' Man has come to Pig & Cow land, or farm, or wherever they live... we dunno yet, they won't tell us. Anyway, you must respect Joey's authority! He is the Law!... well, not really he's just insane. See him in upcoming episodes of Pig & Cow, the experimental phase.\r\nJoey is the intellectual property and © doo, with props to Smiley Chris (you know who you are.)

Image: vectorpigcow.gif   802x566 84182 bytes 2002.10.01

Pig & Cow are making a come back for your twisted humour and entertainment! Doo, the elves, and i are busy at our drawing stations prepping the comics for delievery right at this very moment! Be pleased and do a dance!\r\nPig & Cow are © 2001, 2002 their repective owners. All rights reserved.

Image: arch-seven.jpg   849x720 105308 bytes 2002.08.27

my half of an art trade with Archetype. we both had a character named Seven so we decided to do a trade. tried some new stuff with this one. it's the first time i've done the inking completely in Photoshop as well as experiment with diplacement maps for texture.\r\nanyway, copyrights are on the pic.

Image: Group.jpg   788x642 112282 bytes 2002.08.10

i should be at work right now...\r\n\r\nRabid is © Nikki Reyes\r\nDarkAcid is © Helena Soderberg\r\nthe art and Seven are © Daniel Fordien, 2002.

Image: sz-comic.gif   857x1314 144535 bytes 2002.07.31

this is a comic i did for storyboarding class. i'm actually making fun of a different comic that i did for the same assignment and the dialogue is really something that happened between a friend and i. Now this comic is NOT intended to offend anyone. i'm making fun of MYSELF here, not gay-bashing. if you still have a problem, feel free to email me personally. Otherwise, please enjoy my dry sense of humour. :)\r\nSeven and Zapf are both © Daniel Fordien, 2002. All rights reserved.

Image: seven.jpg   461x600 61876 bytes 2002.05.01

reupload of my character Seven. i plan on eventually doing an update of the character, but for now this will have to do. Seven and art © Daniel Fordien.

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