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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Business Casual

Lance you got a little, uh, something on your shirt there. This special pin-up page comes courtesy of John Lang, who worked with Ian last year on Shock Effect. John's been slaving away at a story of his own called Brain Fever, that should be coming out later this year. Keep an eye on his blog over here for updates!

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009


Next week: A special pin-up page from friend of FLB John Lang!

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Just When You Thought it Was Safe to go Back in the Office...

Final Page! Final Page! Final Page!

And so it begins...With just one phone call, Lance's life will change forever. While this wraps up the first issue of Freelance Blues, Lance's struggle against the working world is only just getting started. Get ready to sink in your teeth!

We hope you've enjoyed what you've seen so far. Freelance Blues has been more than a way to exorcise our workplace demons. It's also what excites us, thrills us, and just plain freaks us out, in short, everything we love about comics. It's been strangely autobiographical, even when it's frantically swinging from the goofy to the weird. Seeing this comic brought to life in the artwork of Vicki Tierney has been nothing short of amazing. Ms. Von Doom has made FLB her own, and we can't imagine it any other way.

Humongous thanks to everyone who was with us helping make this comic happen. And again, to all you readers who have followed online, to everyone who picked up the mini-comic, thank you. Being able to share this with you is simply AWESOME.

If you're just coming to FLB for the first time, click on the comic cover icons to your right. The Preview-Mini presents Lance's "first" adventure working as a Freezer Banger at a frozen foods grocery store, while Issue 1 will get you caught up on this week's action starting at a telephone call centre.


Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Soaring With The Eagles

See what's glowing on here!

When I was younger I climbed a mountain. I was with my family, and the family of a friend. I sit here, wracking my brain, trying to remember the name of it, and it just won't come to me. I spent hours winding my way up the side of this piece of rock, making barely perceptible vertical progress with every mile that I hiked. The higher we climbed, the less motivated I was to keep going. In an effort to buoy my spirits, my friend's dad told me "this is the final assault," meaning that at the end of this part of the climb, we'd be at the top of the mountain. So I sulked along the trail, and was bitterly disappointed when that leg of the journey ended, not with the summit, but rather with another leg of the journey. I was close to the limits of my both physical and emotional endurance, but my friend's dad said to me "this one has got to be the final assault." And like Charlie Brown and the football, I believed him. It wasn't the final assault. None of the next dozen or so final assaults were the actual final assault, but by this time it didn't matter. Each time my friend's dad was proved wrong was funnier than the last. By the time I reached the top, tears of laughter were streaming down my face.

So, in keeping with one of my favourite traditions of prematurely declaring a task finished, I'm proud to present "The Final Assault" of Freelance Blues Issue One. We've still got a long way to go, but occasionally, it helps to hear that we're almost there. Thanks for sticking with us this far, and I hope you enjoy the rest of our climb.

Mike Leone


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