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Dangerous, they said, for a gumshoe to be wandering these ways so late at night. Dangerous, to ankle the beat around dirty streets and dirtier souls.

When you work ops, every egg’s a wrong number, but Private Eye Crocker will run the dogs until she finds her mark - or it finds her.

My Ladystuck remix for @prospt​. Listened to the entirety of Alice Isn’t Dead while painting, which significantly amplified the eerie feels. 

Why I read Dr. McNinja, and why you should too

Dr. McNinja is, to put it simply, fun. The webcomic has a simple premise: Dr. McNinja is a doctor who is also a ninja. However, this premise is supported by hilarious writing, entertaining visuals, and a colorful cast of characters, both temporary and recurring. Despite the often ridiculous nature of the situations that befall the protagonists, the comic manages to balance the characters and the scenarios expertly. Elements such as raptor-riding banditos, the flamboyant King Radical, and apocalypse machines that like to play tennis present credible threats to the heroes without sacrificing their whimsical natures, and manage to be both silly and serious at the same time.

Dr. McNinja updates three times a week and has been running since 2010. The comic is separated into a number of issues, which usually either fall between 60-110 pages or less than 10 (for between-arc filler issues), excusing some outliers. Story arcs are (mostly) contained within their own issues, although characters or story elements from one issue can (and often do) show up in another. Most pages have an amusing alt-text message associated with them (hover your mouse over the image).

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Publish Your Stuff Interview: Christopher Hastings on Webcomics, Mainstream Comics, and Comedy

(Photo by George Baier IV)

Christopher Hastings is the writer and artist of the webcomic The Adventures of Dr. McNinja. He also writes the ongoing Adventure Time comic series, and others, most notably Deadpool, Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe, and a 2013 adaptation of the classic arcade game, Dig Dug (which he also drew.) He was also the artist for the comic adaptation of Galaga. You can buy many of his books on Comixology!

He’s done illustrations for Machine of Death, You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News, and To Be or Not To Be: That Is the Adventure. You can find t-shirts and housewares he’s designed at TopatoCo. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Carly Monardo, and dog, Commissioner Gordon. If you’re in New York, there’s a good chance you can catch one of his regular sketch or improv shows at the Magnet Theater. Find out more at his website!

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