Good evening, everyone! Hope all is well for all of you. Recently a few people brought to my attention that they want to read my comics, but don't know where to start. I don't blame them, if I can be honest for a moment.
I've been making webcomics for about 15 years (?!) now. So, now is a better time than ever to do a thorough breakdown of all my comics, where to read them, and if there's any comics that connect to others.
Since I do have a lot of material to go over, I am going to do a blog for each specific title starting with my very first webcomic:
Never Mind is a slice of life autobio webstrip I started say around 2005-06. It lasted 5 seasons, each season containing 12 strips each. The original run lasted to about 2015. There are no running storylines in this comic, so the strips nor the seasons are dependent on one another, so you can read it in any order you would like. There is also a remake currently being uploaded of season 1, but we'll tackle that a little further down this blog, first let's go over OG Never Mind, where I will provide links and recommended strips. Let's start with season one, with the cover depicted to the left.
Season 1 was a very sketchy experiment, this was me dipping my toe into the waters of making webcomics, and it holds a very special place in my heart for it. Season 1 delved into many flashbacks to my childhood and young adulthood. It was mostly funny with some very serious, darker moments sprinkled throughout. There are a few ways to read season 1:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-1.html
Read on The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4820140/
And if you want to read it as a PDF, you can donate $1 or subscribe to my Patreon for $1 and you can download the PDF of the original printed version (not available anywhere else). Download subscribing to Patreon for $1: www.patreon.com/lancedanger
As of this writing there are no more physical copies available.
Popular strips from season 1 are: Strip 1- Everything that Glitters, Strip 4- Gender Bender, and Strip 9- Condom World.
Never Mind Season 2 (cover depicted to the right) Focused a lot on my family and relationships. Compared to season 1, this season was definitely lighter in tone.
The art style also shifted to a more slick, stylized art compared to season 1, and I started doing digital lettering for it.
Season 2 continued to maintain the momentum from season 1 and has arguably the most popular strip of the entire series.
I still experimented in a strip or two because this series has always been in a way an outlet to experiment more, despite it being a slice of life kind of story.
There has never been a printed edition of season 2. You can read season 2 here:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-2.html
Read on The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4847788/
Popular strips on season 2 are: Strip 2- Samurai Showdown, Strip 3- Mom vs Cat: Round 1 (the most popular strip of the entire series), and Strip 7- What's Her Name.
Never Mind Season 3 (cover depicted to the left) was more of the punk rock season of the 5. The tone is almost aggressive to an extent. Definitely a season where I dumped out a lot of frustrations through these situations that actually happened.
Perhaps not the most popular season because of that, but in a very personal sense perhaps my most satisfying season I had done of the OG strips.
The art style was a bit of a combination of the first 2 seasons, a bit more slick than season 1, but definitely more of an edge to it compared to season 2.
There was never a physical copy of season 3. You can read here:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-3.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4942794/
Popular strips from season 3 are: Strip 2- Halloween Christmas, Strip 4- Mom vs Cat: Round 2, and Strip 10- Wrestling and Bachata Don't Mix.
Never Mind Season 4 (cover depicted to the right) was without a doubt the most popular season of the 5.
It was a lot more similar to season 2, going back to being mostly lighthearted, I'd say it's the most lighthearted season of the 5. The artwork also went back to more of a slick style like in season 2.
Season 4 was a lot of fun to do truth be told. If season 3 was my vents of frustration, season 4 was my sigh of relief. To the extent I was pretty sure at the time that I was going to make this the last season of Never Mind, but the creator in me said otherwise and that I was not done with this.
There are no physical copies of season 4. Here's where to read:
Read now right here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-4.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/5069068/
Popular strips are: Strip 1- Cockroach Kiss, Strip 2- Dude, Where's the Party!? (hands down the second most popular strip of the series), and Strip 6- Pig Dragon.
And the last of the OG Never Mind, season 5 (cover depicted to the left).
This season is more like seasons 1 and 3. and for the first time, strips 1-5 were part of one same story.
This season was REALY going to be the final season, so it started and ended on a more introspective note.
I went to a much more similar art style from season 1 to make it come full circle.
Definitely not angry as season 3 or as semi-dark as season 1, it was more thoughtful in a way and more of a personal reflection of not just my journey doing Never Mind, but my journey as an artist and as a person.
It wasn't a huge popular season, but the people that liked it REALLY liked it and thought it was a nice send-off to the series.
There has never been a physical copy of this season. Read here:
Read now rigt here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-5.html
Read now at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/5442048/
Popular strips are: Strip 6- Up There, Strip 7- Falling Short(s), and Strip 9- Super Size Heroes (or Heroes Refried!).
What About Never Mind Season 6 from the 100 Days Challenge?
Well, I'm glad you asked! As many reading this know, I have participated in the the 100 Days of Making Comics Challenge, and during one of the multiple rounds I did, I actually did the artwork for a season 6! All 12 strips. And I never lettered it nor published it because I had a lot going on at the time going back to school and trying to get my main webcomic, Fred Peterson The Mighty Warlord, out more consistently. I also had other projects I needed to finish, so I shelved season 6. Will I ever finish season 6? Honestly, I don't know. If enough people ask me to, I'll go ahead and finish it. Deal?
Never Mind Season 1: Truthful Comics Edition (cover depicted to the right) is what's currently being published.
This is a remake of the original 12 strips of Never Mind. With improved art, improved lettering, and improved storytelling.
The main reason I'm doing this is because the original artwork and digital files were destroyed for eh entire series, so despite still having at least the digital copy of the physical copy of season 1, I thought it would be pointless without a good hi-res copy of he rest of the series.
So the Truthful Comics Edition is my remake of eventually the entire series which I intend to also print out physical copies.
The series has started updating on Facebook with bigger success than I EVER thought it would have, with many of the original readers checking it out , and new readers checking it out for the first time! I am SO grateful to everyone who has read and keep reading, you are all the REAL MVPs!
Estimated date of the physical copy for sale: Fall 2020.
You can read here:
The Never Mind Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/NeverMindWebcomic
Read right here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-tce-1.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/Never_Mind/5630283/
Thank you all for reading this breakdown of Never Mind! Tomorrow:
All About Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord Part 1 (covering the Book 1 Prologue-Chapter 4). Please look forward to it!