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Would you enjoy more Woohooligan (2-3 times per week instead of once) if the extra strips were black and white? 

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My friend Xadrea tagged me for this Christmas List meme. Like most folks, I don't usually tag other people, because I'm always worried the other people won't want to be tagged. ^^; But I have a ton of respect for Mel and I think I'll try and tag a couple people this time. :nod:

I'm going to say something first before I write out my list. I'm so grateful to all you "hooligans" and more importantly friends who enjoy and share my work, who support me and who've asked me to be co-founders or contributors in your DA groups or to take part in your online to-dos. I really am lucky to have you all as fans and friends. :hug:

My joining here has been a real turning-point in my life.

For most of my life, I struggled to make and keep friends (and jobs) because of my autism, and then because of the depression that comes with it. There was a time, just before joining DA, when I really didn't think I could continue. :nod: Right about the time I joined DA, I started getting better. Life is still challenging. At first I still chased jobs around the country, took in my mother-in-law when her oldest son died a few years ago, then we fought for custody of my kids when we realized my ex had severe Alzheimer's symptoms, and spent our entire life-savings to buy our first house and move across-country to Ohio and had to take on more work to pay for several giant cracks in the foundation and a host of other home repairs. And still, the depression is behind me - I get frustrated, but I haven't had a real episode since I joined. You friends on DA have been with me through it all, and dare I say, these last 8 years with you (and my wife, Tiffany), have been the best years of my life! :la:

We'll have no tree this year, and very little in the way of gifts for the kids and that's okay! Whether you do something special for me or not, this will be the best Christmas of my life! And I have in no small part all your wonderful support over the years to thank. So thank you all! :hug:

STEP ONE

Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO

Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My Wishlist

01. Let me say for just a moment that, despite my small but successful Kickstarter last year, I so far have not made any money from my comics. I work hard at them every week to bring you guys some joy, despite the fact that our house needs a ton of repairs and I could be billing for software engineering work at $80/hr, because it's a labor of love. Every month I turn down what could be a lot of money working on software, because I love entertaining you fine folks! :la:

Earlier this month, I took a real leap-of-faith and am devoting even MORE time to making comics, to enter the Webtoons.com contest. So trust me when I tell you that, winning even the third-place prize in this contest would be a HUGE help to me continuing to entertain you amazing folks like I love to do! Like I mentioned in my last two journals, you guys have already kept me up in the contest as high as the top 4% of entries. That's hugely flattering! :nod: So here are the things that can help me in the contest:

:bulletblue: rate up my submission (a lot of you folks have already done this)
:bulletblue: like the individual strips (at the bottom)
:bulletblue: share the individual strips on facebook or twitter
:bulletblue: write a blog or journal about my comics and encourage your friends to help me out also

If you need more information, see my previous journal.

02. Reviews or Podcasts: I've been publishing Woohooligan since 2006 and I've put up 203 comics now, so I feel like, although I've not been the fastest producer of comics, I have enough content for people to review. Having said that, it's damn hard to find people who review comics online -- or I should say, who have continued to review them. When I've googled to try and find sites that review webcomics, I've found a lot of blogs where people started reviewing webcomics, got to about the 5th review or so and then stopped. And to be honest, as far as I'm concerned, I'd take a review even if I knew it would likely be a bad review -- maybe the criticism would help me improve. :nod: Or if you do a podcast or know someone who does a podcast that's looking for guests, that would be cool too.

03. Fan Art or 5th-Panel Guest comics: I understand that Woohooligan doesn't have many repeat characters, so it's not exactly an easy thing to make fan-art for, but I'm always grateful when someone sends me a pic of  Nigel... Or just plain remakes of some of my single-panel comics like the Pigasus, Bath Vader or Cthulhu would be cool, or even a collage of images or panels from different comics that you enjoyed. Fifth panel guest comics are also a cool idea, started by Jesse Kiefer of Tank Monkey. The thumbnail synopsis is this: if you have a follow-up joke for any of my strips, draw it up and send it to me and I'll post it in the comments on my site. :nod: More info about the 5th-panel-guest phenomenon can be found here.

04. Vending Machines: Note me if you have any information. I'm not really expecting any of you guys to be able to help with this, but I figured I'd mention it here just in case. It's been on my mind for several years now that if I could get some vending machines, that would be a way that I could bring in some money without the fear of being fired (or the work drying up), and support the family while also helping me create time and funds to support my comics and other projects.

05. Autelligent Laboratories: This has been one of my long-term goals for several years. I've seen a number of autism-centric businesses like Specialisterne from Denmark and the nonPareil Institute about which the documentary Programming Hope is made. I think we need a lot more of these! :nod: The unemployment rate for Autistics in Europe is about 60%, on-par with the rate for general disabilities. In the US the unemployment rate for autistics is 90%. That's just not acceptable. I want to create a non-profit with the charter of creating an open-source business plan that anyone can use to create autism-centric businesses in every state. So if you have any ideas or just want to be a part of this, drop me a note! :hug:

06. I hope my sister's nursing job in Corpus Christi TX gets better. :nod:

07. A guest spot on Ellen. What? :bucktooth:

I Tag...

Lets see if any of these guys play along. :bucktooth:

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:icongyno-star: :iconkelcid: :iconkuroitenshi13: :iconsavvyred:
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Journal History

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woohooligan
Samuel Isaac Dealey
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hi! Welcome to my DA Page. I've been drawing since I was ankle-high to an otter, cartooning since 2006 and learning everything I can.

:bulletblue: I have lots of sources of inspiration like Gary Larson, kevinbolk, humon, Warner Brothers cartoons, public radio and cognitive science. I'm always looking for new material and challenging new projects.

:bulletblue: I'm a moderator for the-devart-comics where I publish Gutter Stars smolderingremains.deviantart.c… , a series of editorial interviews with dedicated webcomic authors who could use some more exposure.
:iconthe-devart-comics: Gutter Stars by woohooligan

:bulletblue: I also created the Critoons group to help me give back to the community and keep my commitment to write critiques for other artists every month.
:iconcritoons: 2 Critiques by woohooligan

:bulletblue: I'm a big believer in progress smolderingremains.deviantart.c… , both in my work smolderingremains.deviantart.c… and in the world at large! :nod: Whatever you're doing, do it bold, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them, and you can change the world! :D

:iconoccupyda: :iconoccupyartists: :iconoccupyart:
:iconkickyourownass: :iconkeepthemhonest:

:bulletblue: I created the DFWTX group and was the local liaison for Texasdevmeet because I wanted to meet more artists in my home town. :D Since then I purchased my first home in Dayton, Ohio!
:icondfwtx: :icontexasdevmeet:

I was born and raised in Dallas TX. There's a statue of my great-great grandfather, George Bannerman Dealey in downtown Dallas in Dealey Plaza just across the street from the old red courthouse museum. He was the editor and later owner of the Dallas Morning News and a great person who really helped to build the community, stood up to the KKK and stood up for people facing hardships. Heck, when he owned the newspaper, he refused advertising money from oil companies because he couldn't tell the difference between a good oil company and a bad one and didn't want sham oil companies advertising to his patrons. :D

And now I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Bob Dylan: any man not busy being born is busy dying. :nod:
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My friend Xadrea tagged me for this Christmas List meme. Like most folks, I don't usually tag other people, because I'm always worried the other people won't want to be tagged. ^^; But I have a ton of respect for Mel and I think I'll try and tag a couple people this time. :nod:

I'm going to say something first before I write out my list. I'm so grateful to all you "hooligans" and more importantly friends who enjoy and share my work, who support me and who've asked me to be co-founders or contributors in your DA groups or to take part in your online to-dos. I really am lucky to have you all as fans and friends. :hug:

My joining here has been a real turning-point in my life.

For most of my life, I struggled to make and keep friends (and jobs) because of my autism, and then because of the depression that comes with it. There was a time, just before joining DA, when I really didn't think I could continue. :nod: Right about the time I joined DA, I started getting better. Life is still challenging. At first I still chased jobs around the country, took in my mother-in-law when her oldest son died a few years ago, then we fought for custody of my kids when we realized my ex had severe Alzheimer's symptoms, and spent our entire life-savings to buy our first house and move across-country to Ohio and had to take on more work to pay for several giant cracks in the foundation and a host of other home repairs. And still, the depression is behind me - I get frustrated, but I haven't had a real episode since I joined. You friends on DA have been with me through it all, and dare I say, these last 8 years with you (and my wife, Tiffany), have been the best years of my life! :la:

We'll have no tree this year, and very little in the way of gifts for the kids and that's okay! Whether you do something special for me or not, this will be the best Christmas of my life! And I have in no small part all your wonderful support over the years to thank. So thank you all! :hug:

STEP ONE

Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO

Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My Wishlist

01. Let me say for just a moment that, despite my small but successful Kickstarter last year, I so far have not made any money from my comics. I work hard at them every week to bring you guys some joy, despite the fact that our house needs a ton of repairs and I could be billing for software engineering work at $80/hr, because it's a labor of love. Every month I turn down what could be a lot of money working on software, because I love entertaining you fine folks! :la:

Earlier this month, I took a real leap-of-faith and am devoting even MORE time to making comics, to enter the Webtoons.com contest. So trust me when I tell you that, winning even the third-place prize in this contest would be a HUGE help to me continuing to entertain you amazing folks like I love to do! Like I mentioned in my last two journals, you guys have already kept me up in the contest as high as the top 4% of entries. That's hugely flattering! :nod: So here are the things that can help me in the contest:

:bulletblue: rate up my submission (a lot of you folks have already done this)
:bulletblue: like the individual strips (at the bottom)
:bulletblue: share the individual strips on facebook or twitter
:bulletblue: write a blog or journal about my comics and encourage your friends to help me out also

If you need more information, see my previous journal.

02. Reviews or Podcasts: I've been publishing Woohooligan since 2006 and I've put up 203 comics now, so I feel like, although I've not been the fastest producer of comics, I have enough content for people to review. Having said that, it's damn hard to find people who review comics online -- or I should say, who have continued to review them. When I've googled to try and find sites that review webcomics, I've found a lot of blogs where people started reviewing webcomics, got to about the 5th review or so and then stopped. And to be honest, as far as I'm concerned, I'd take a review even if I knew it would likely be a bad review -- maybe the criticism would help me improve. :nod: Or if you do a podcast or know someone who does a podcast that's looking for guests, that would be cool too.

03. Fan Art or 5th-Panel Guest comics: I understand that Woohooligan doesn't have many repeat characters, so it's not exactly an easy thing to make fan-art for, but I'm always grateful when someone sends me a pic of  Nigel... Or just plain remakes of some of my single-panel comics like the Pigasus, Bath Vader or Cthulhu would be cool, or even a collage of images or panels from different comics that you enjoyed. Fifth panel guest comics are also a cool idea, started by Jesse Kiefer of Tank Monkey. The thumbnail synopsis is this: if you have a follow-up joke for any of my strips, draw it up and send it to me and I'll post it in the comments on my site. :nod: More info about the 5th-panel-guest phenomenon can be found here.

04. Vending Machines: Note me if you have any information. I'm not really expecting any of you guys to be able to help with this, but I figured I'd mention it here just in case. It's been on my mind for several years now that if I could get some vending machines, that would be a way that I could bring in some money without the fear of being fired (or the work drying up), and support the family while also helping me create time and funds to support my comics and other projects.

05. Autelligent Laboratories: This has been one of my long-term goals for several years. I've seen a number of autism-centric businesses like Specialisterne from Denmark and the nonPareil Institute about which the documentary Programming Hope is made. I think we need a lot more of these! :nod: The unemployment rate for Autistics in Europe is about 60%, on-par with the rate for general disabilities. In the US the unemployment rate for autistics is 90%. That's just not acceptable. I want to create a non-profit with the charter of creating an open-source business plan that anyone can use to create autism-centric businesses in every state. So if you have any ideas or just want to be a part of this, drop me a note! :hug:

06. I hope my sister's nursing job in Corpus Christi TX gets better. :nod:

07. A guest spot on Ellen. What? :bucktooth:

I Tag...

Lets see if any of these guys play along. :bucktooth:

:iconcopper9lives: :iconcosmic-darkness: :iconstinethekitty: :icondoodleforfood:
:icongyno-star: :iconkelcid: :iconkuroitenshi13: :iconsavvyred:
:icon47ness: :iconyellowfeather1976: :iconangelamyrose: :iconangelamyrosesis:
I'm having an awesome few weeks!

How are you guys doing? I hope you guys are all doing fantastic! :la: :cake:

Last Friday my dad came by the house and had dinner with us. It's the first time we've seen my dad at the holidays in over a decade! :nod: He and his new wife, Sharon, are coming down again from Detroit this upcoming Saturday as well. Very cool! And we finally got Gram (Tiff's mother) to the doctor for a checkup today.

With all the repairs on the house, finances are still real tight. No Christmas tree this year and for now Gram and the kids will only be getting some used books for Christmas. But it's the thought that counts, right? It's being together, enjoying each-other's company and supporting one-another. :nod:

Bronze Rage by woohooligan
I've been blown-away by your response to the last Woohooligan strip - the bronze-age strip. I thought for sure the joke would be too obscure, but I was wrong! You guys loved it! Wow! And thank you! :highfive: You guys also said that you'd like to see more Woohooligan comics from me, even if the extra strips are black and white, which is incredibly flattering! So around February I'll start posting 2-3 strips a week instead of the one.

Also, there's a new LOL Rat strip up, about Cats and Christmas! Many of you hooligans already rated and fav'd and shared my contest submission, and I really appreciate your support! It means so much to me that you guys are helping me reach toward that dream of making comics full-time! :hug:

LOL Rat has stayed on the 2nd page of the contest for the past few days! :la: Staying there, with new entries added every day, means LOL Rat is actually rising in the contest! It's slipped slightly today onto the 3rd page, that means it's only gone from the top 8% to the top 10% out of 459 entries now! :boogie:

:new: Thank you guys so much! I took a half-hour out to play Mario Kart with my wife, Tiffany, and in that time, your help got LOL Rat back on the first page! It's currently #17 out of 461 entries, which is in the top 4%!!! If you haven't rated it, or shared it with friends, now's a great time, because every little bit helps! :la:


If you haven't already rated LOL Rat, please do, because even getting this far is amazing! You guys are really pushing me to work harder to make better comics for you and to live that dream of making them full-time! If you haven't shared LOL Rat, or shared any of the strips you enjoyed, please do that as well! Encourage your friends to enjoy the strips and rate them. Every little bit helps! :nod:

It's real simple, all you have to do is log in (Twitter or Facebook are accepted), then click twice to rate my comics as you can see in the handy info-mo-graphi-tron below, then read them!

www.webtoons.com/challenge/epi…


Thanks, and stay awesome, Hooligans!

Critiques

The Rejected Goodies 1 by DeadMooseMarch

Good Stuff :bulletblue: Characterizations - the characters are all visually quite distinctive and they have obvious personality traits that can be...

Color Blind Page 238 by DruidTeeth

Hi Lucy! There's a lot to be said for this page. A lot of great work here. :nod: The Good :bulletblue: Good anatomy / proportions :bulletblue: Nice line work :bulletblue: D...

2 Critiques by woohooligan

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ZatchZ Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks for the fave!
If you like that comic, why don't you go to my Webtoo-
...

Wait a minute...

I'm keeping my eyes on you...

Hope you good luck!
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woohooligan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. I thought I remembered seeing an "insert webtoons link here" at the bottom of the comments before. Looks like you fixed it? Anyway, I'm gonna pop over and rate you up. :nod:

I feel a little weird about it, because I know shortly after you get my rating (which will put your submission at the top), a number of other guys are going to rate you down. It seems to just be an unfortunate thing that's happening in this contest because of the way it's set up (big prize, anonymous rating, no rating buffer on new submissions, etc), but I'm trying to help out people I know. :nod:

Good luck! :highfive: I hope you can get some other folks to help rate you up and share your strips. :nod:
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ZatchZ Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
True...
Oh well!
I guess that I'll have to try harder to get more people to enjoy the comic then.
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woohooligan Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
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richten Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs :salute:
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woohooligan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :salute:
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midnightc10 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the faves! I really appreciate it. It's funny that you favorited my commissions page. I was just reading through your journal "Six Ways to earn commissions" and was  wondering how you would think of my commission setup. You had mentioned how commissions should have a a more simple layout, so I was thinking of simplifying mine more. Well, thank you again for posting that journal, I found it very useful! 
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Christina. :hug: Yeah, I was checking you out when I saw that you had favorited the journal. :nod: Funds are tight, but I was contemplating buying one. :bucktooth:

I think your commission journal is pretty straightforward. :nod:

It could maybe use a few more examples. Other than that, it could maybe still be tweaked or fine-tuned, but nothing really sticks out to me as an area for improvement. If you wanted to "fix it up" more, I think at this point it would mostly be converting it to a deviation to make it more visually appealing.

Glad you enjoyed the article. :hug:
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midnightc10 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hug  I am glad that you think my Commission page is straight forward, the last thing I want is to confuse people lol. Thanks for your comments,  Its a good idea to make a commission deviation to make things for visually appealing. I will definitely be fine tuning them in the future and adding more examples.

Thanks again! :hug: Send me a note when if you are ever in the need for a commission. ^.^
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GothaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! I appreciate it :)
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