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last of the 2015 everybody comes to raph’s

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Here’s the final five 2015 strips of the Casablanca/TMNT mashup webcomic, ‘Everybody Comes To Raph’s  by Mcwhitseen and I.

It’s been fun to go back through them again since first posting them on the tumbles back in 2015. It’s still staggering to me how well the world’s align

You’ve probably noticed the shift in styles over the course of the work, as I tried to find a way to work faster, and smarter. At one point in 2015 I was posting new strips every day and sketches on the weekend, but mostly it was long gaps between posts.

Of the visual styles I used I think the ‘painted’ look was the most evocativethe most appealing. It’s the look I would use if I were doing the project from beginning to end.

Wouldn’t that would be fun, to do the entire Casablanca movie populated with the Turtles universe? Maybe one day.

Here’s lookin at you, kid.

 

a few more raphs

 

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sad that i never got april as ilsa to look as good in the strip as she did in the sketchbook

posted a few more raph’s  in the once ongoing, now nongoing mashup of Casablanca and The Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles, co-written with fellow scribe mcwhitsteen, and originally posted on the tumbles

you can start from the ‘beginning‘ here, but i’d like to warn you… it’s not the beginning

and thank you to Michael Barrett for the kind words on his micro.blog

 

 

more everybody comes to raphs

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so if you’ve been reading along in our casablanca/tmnt mashup, the story continues here

or you could start here. which was kind of where we started, but its not the beginning of the movie.

mostly we skipped around to the parts where we could make pizza jokes.

the photo here is one of the sketches for this strip

and if you haven’t seen casablanca you should stop reading this right now, go watch it, and then come back and read these. you’ll get twice as many jokes. maybe more

a new comics page

I’m pretty excited about the new Comics page I set up.

It will give a home to all of the webcomics I’ve made over last few years.

Here’s a quick intro to the new (to you) strips:

 

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Everybody Comes to Raph’s is the Casablanca/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mashup that no one asked for. ( I do think the two universes line up astonishingly well, though biased as I may be.) I originally wrote these with Mcwhitsteen and posted these on Tumblr back in 2015 but as the social media landscape continues to get shaken up, it seemed a good time to bring them home. I don’t have all the strips and sketches up, so you’ll have to keep checking back for new (old) material.

 

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Ernie and Fitz is a fictionalized look at the friendship between Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ernie is a boozy he-man, spewing toxic masculinity and Fitz is a boozy,wimp, lovestruck by Zelda, and oozing insecurity. I think I may have posted these on screentone in the past, but now they’re all together and easily browsable. And it’s another collaboration with Mcwhitsteen (credited as Code in the strips).