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“View All Strips!” Updated

There’s a handy feature  here on this webcomic that I thought I’d tell you about, in case you haven’t found it already.  On the home page, you can click on “View All Strips” and see each and every HMM comic strip. And tomorrow, that will be 43 so far! Can you believe it?! I updated the page today so they are all there now.

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See you tomorrow for the new comic! The girls are finishing up their beach trip tomorrow and HMM will be getting back to “real life” on Sunday. Just to give you a heads up…..

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Behind the Scenes: Million MILF March Tshirt Design

One of the cool things going on with the Hot Mess Mom comic is that it gets tied into some of the other great things Hot Mess Mom is doing. Like the Million MILF March. Being a guy, I haven’t been to the MMM, but my wife HAS. It sounds like a ton of fun, with a lot of great people,  partying for a great cause.  ( see more details over at http://millionmilfmarch.com ).

Last week HMM asked me if I’d like to design the Tshirt for this year’s MMM. I jumped at the chance and sent her two rough sketches of my  ideas. Today I thought I’d share them with you:

 

MILFTshirt I like the “Censored” bar idea here. With beads being thrown to her.

But just having HMM stand there in the French Quarter with some bottles around her seemed like a good idea as well. The composition here is a bit stronger, and there’s plenty of space for the lettering:

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Hot Mess Mom agreed and voted for the second one, so I redrew it:

 

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Thank God for Google images, so I could find photos of those buildings!  This is VASTLY different from my rough sketch, huh? Well, that’s why they call them “roughs”! Haha. After this, I then colored it and added the lettering ( and the beads ):

 

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Voila! The finished design. I’m looking forward to getting one of these myself. Maybe I’ll just have to go to the MMM myself and get it…..

See you tomorrow for the  Hot Mess Mom  Sunday Comic!

 

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I refuse to let Summer End….

Here in Florida, Summer vacation officially ended this week. All the kids are back in school. I’m happy in that I can get more work done now, but to quote  the hashtag from the  HMM strip from two weeks ago:
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Getting up early SUX. I don’t know about you, but we HATE getting up early in my house.  Like REALLY hate it. We’d rather be up so LATE that we see the sun rise instead of getting up so EARLY that we see it rise. Which is okay, because I just heard a report the other day that said people who go to bed late and get up late are actually SMARTER on average, they’ve just found. Yeah, now I’m sure that there’s “studies” out there that say the EXACT opposite. But for me and my house, I’ll take this one. ;D

I may not be able to stop time and make Summer last any longer in real life, but I CAN in “comic strip world” That’s why HMM just started a “Girls Beach Weekend” that will last a week or two more in this strip. THEN maybe I’ll let her kids go back to school. Around Labor Day, which is when it SHOULD go back, IMO. So, even though Summer may be over for you too, enjoy a couple of more weeks of it here in the Hot Mess Mom Comic universe!

Tomorrow, on Hot Mess Mom Comic Sunday, we interrupt the Girls’ Beach Trip for a very special strip. Toon in and enjoy! ( The girls will be back at the beach on Wednesday. ;D )

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Hot Mess Mom Comic : Easter Egg TShirts!

So… who caught what was on the characters’ T- shirts in Sunday’s strip?

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An 80s reference! Hot Mess Mom’s shirt graphic is from The “Take on Me” video by Norwegian group A-ha. This video was so cool and groundbreaking back in the day. It was basically an animated comic book. I loved it. And so did my wife… A-ha was the first concert she ever went to. Side note: did you know A-ha didn’t do their last concert until 2010?! We just never heard from them much here in the U.S. after their first couple of hits.

For the second T-shirt Easter Egg, son “Number One” is wearing:

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The iconic blood splattered smiley face from “The Watchmen” graphic novel. “The Watchmen” is almost always at the top of the list of Best Graphic Novels of all time, and even sometimes shows up on lists of Best NOVELS of all time, Graphic or not. Zack Snyder, he of 300 and Man of Steel, the Recent Superman reboot, even made a flawed but ambitious film version of it several years ago. I love the Graphic Novel and the film both. Check them out, if you want to see what a Graphic Novel CAN be.

See you again tomorrow for Hot Mess Mom Sunday!