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Dec 29, 2009

Field of Sunflowers Comic - No Chess This Week



No chess this week - SUNFLOWERS instead. This is a project that I have been working on since May, 2009. I am going for a field of sunflowers and I have had every professional and amateur artist I meet contribute a sunflower to the field. I got away from it for a while, but it needs to be finished - I'll tell you why when it is actually completed.

Tim drew the first one (I'll get you his last name - He's always just been "Tim"), the next is local artist Jennifer Aikman-Smith, then we have ME, then our good friend and site designer Eric Dyck, and finally, professional comic artist Nick Bradshaw.

Thanks for the help on this personally special project.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
The Chess Comic © Scott Tingley 2008-09
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Dec 24, 2009

'Tis the Season to be Merry



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The computer is back and do are new strips. Starting next week I want to commit to 52 comics posted in 2010! Lotsa learnin' and lotsa jokes.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Dec 11, 2009

Please Stay Off The Grass - or - Touch Move - 048



I'm still having trouble with my home computer, but I found this comic I did months ago when I was toying around with computer lettering. If you are a regular reader (hello to you) you will notice how the look of the king and queen is different now (better looking, I hope).

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Dec 1, 2009

Hey! Great Looking Site...But Haven't We Already Seen This One?



I am going through the perfect storm of not-getting-up-new-comic-ness: report cards due + main computer down with a virus, which means the scanner is down + did I mention that report cards are due?

Anyway, the drought should soon be over. I have an oficial Grand Opening coming up with five days of themed gag strips (I can't wait - I'm already giggling) and then on to new chess learnin'.

Thanks to Eric Dyck for the new design. It looks great!

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Nov 13, 2009

Chess In the Movies - It's Not Logical!


I'm cleaning out a couple gag strips I had sitting around. I like them both, even if they don't make much sense

See you next time for more chess learning..
Scott Tingley
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Nov 8, 2009

Jealous Much? - 047



I had to look up how to spell jealous...It still doesn't look right.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Nov 1, 2009

The Rook, King and Pawn Game: Done in One - 046



This one was late because I was late and because the power kept going on and off last night (windstorm).

This one sure is wordy, but it was fun to do - I like how the Rook's word baloon keeps getting smaller and smaller.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Oct 24, 2009

Rooks: Well, That Was A Waste Of Time - 045



Here's the comic.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Oct 17, 2009

Rooks: They Attack, They Defend - They Are the Slap-Chop of the Chess World - 044



We're teaching you chess...One comic at a time.

Wow, that title is dated already.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Oct 10, 2009

Rook Intro 3: You Won't Like Them When They're Angry - 043



I think it's time to get some replacement pieces off another board.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Oct 3, 2009

Rook Intro 2: The Reckoning - 042



Here it is.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Sep 25, 2009

Rook Intro: This Is Not Going To End Well - 041



It really isn't going to end well.
Enjoy the strip. More Rook goodness next week.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Sep 17, 2009

Rooks: A Major Improvement - 040



How in the world am I supposed to draw a rook shrugging?

On to the ROOKS. I had just gotten to this point almost a year ago when I decided to restart the whole thing. Few strips survived the reboot, but the next 4-5 rook strips were drawn last October/November and 2-3 of them were published. While I hope I have improved from a year ago, after a little tweeking I think the old rook strips will hold their own.

Enjoy.

Scott

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Sep 13, 2009

Kings: Hello, I Must Be Going - 039



Now, on to ROOKS!


I actually forgot this very important piece if information (it should have been posted way back in May!). I have rectified that problem and you can see the posted comic full size at its new home HERE.


See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Aug 30, 2009

En Passant Lad Was Never Fully Understood - or - One Space Barriers Make Good Neighbors - 038



This one should have been strip #30, but I missed it. Oops.

To anyone that noticed (and you deserve a "No Prize" if you did) I know that the belt is mostly a Flight Belt, but I liked the look and I think it still works :) .

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Aug 24, 2009

The Endgame Simplified - 037



It's a bit late, but here it is.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Aug 14, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 6: The Finally - FINALLY! - 036



A few things here and there and then on to the next piece!

Wa-Hoo!

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Aug 6, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 5: Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner- 035



Last week's delayed strip turned into no strip at all. Sorry for that.

As soon as the King and Pawn Game strips are done I will be going back and filling in any gaps in King info I forgot to fill. Oops.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jul 24, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 4: Mulligan Stew - 034



We're getting somewhere now.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jul 19, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 3: The Game That Made A Hero Out Of The King - 033



We're finally getting somewhere.

I'm not sure how many of you younger readers will get the references in panels 3 and 4. 4 is from Top Gun and 3 is from this. It is an iconic advertisement that could be found in comics for decades (it or ones like it).

Sorry the comic is so late.


See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jul 17, 2009

Chess Comic Mugs!!!


















New strip will be along tomorrow, but for now - MUGS!

I just opened up a Cafe Press shop and I am currently selling the "Trash Talking" strip on two mug sizes and a metal water bottle. This design is a temporary one and I will be doing some more very soon. If there is any interest I will try out some t-shirts as well (at least one for me).

You can check out my shop HERE.

You can see the original strip HERE.

I kept the pieces white for the mug instead of the black I used for the strip. I wasn't sure how the black would look. When I create a design just for merchandise I will make sure the black chessmen have features that will stand out.

Since it is my first try at this I kept the mark-up real low.

Let me know what you think!

See you next time.

Scott Tingley

The Chess Comic © Scott Tingley 2008-09

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Jul 10, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 2: The Real Key To Comedy Is Being Funny- 032



The king is like me - We can't pull off those little jokes. Some people can say the same thing and the whole room is roaring...but I'm the guy that falls flat on his face. Poor us.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jul 3, 2009

The King and Pawn Game 1: Thanks For Coming Out - 031



A new arc of comic starts here. Originally I had introduced the Rook after the pawns, but then I realized that I wanted to do the King and Pawn game, so when I scrapped my previous 15 or so comics and re-did everything last Novemeber I decided I would switch the king in for the rook.

Ha! I just noticed that I gave the King the Queen's crown. Oh well. It looks pretty good. Maybe I should use it instead.


See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jul 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day! - Bonus Comic



My wife didn't get is, so I'm not sure if it is stupid/funny or just plain stupid.

Oh well, I like it :)

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jun 27, 2009

Chess in the Movies #2: Sorry Don't Get It Done, Dude.





Capped off the report card / end of the school year madness with a four day holiday with the family (nothing fancy - we got off-season rates for a cottage on PEI - it was nice).

I promise new chess info strips this week coming. I want to get out of the Kings and move on.

Anyone get the movie reference? I've included the original strip I drew just because I felt pretty silly making John Wayne a rook instead of a knight (John Wayne = cowboy = horse = knight...duh).



See you next time.

Scott Tingley

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Jun 20, 2009

Just Thinking Out Loud - Bonus Comic



More King stuff to come, but I was still getting all of those end-of-the-year things done for school this week that I did not have time to get to the new stuff. I have had this one done for about a month but I was waiting for a good time to use it.

I was also wondering if I would ever use it. I take seriously the No-Trash-Talking rule, but this one seemed so fun. Perfect for a mug.

See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Jun 11, 2009

Does Not Work Well With Others - Bonus Comic



It is that most wonderful time of year. Oh well. I'm almost done.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Jun 4, 2009

This Just In - 030



There will be a lot more Checkmate stuff coming - I think half of the strips have already been written and sketched already, but it isn't time for it yet. The other pieces need to be introduced before it can be properly dealt with.

Don't worry, I'll get to it.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 30, 2009

Oh, Waiter! - 029



A few hours late, but here it is. The things I tried that I thought would save time ended up costing me time. Live and learn.

A nice write up about this comic can be read HERE.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 22, 2009

The Danger Kings! - 028



New comic - Yay!

A bit of news. Chessville.com is posting my comic. They've done a nice job too: http://www.chessville.com/instruction/ST/lesson1.htm

Enjoy
See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 14, 2009

King Smart: Find the One You Want- -Keep the One You Got - 027



Here's another one. Anyone figure out which self-help book the title comes from?

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 7, 2009

Once I Was the King Of Spain - 026



And now I eat humble pie.

Poor, poor King


I'm still trying out different ways for adding lack to the strips besides using black pieces. Sometimes that isn't enough contrast.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 2, 2009

King Moves - 025



Anyone have a better title for this one? I'm not liking what I've got and I can't think of another.

Free Comic Book Day was a blast. Talked to lots of people, gave away lots of the mini comics I had printed off (see last post) and one kid even asked me to sign one. Good times.

Time to go and read the comics I picked up today.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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May 1, 2009

King's Placement - 024



I completely forgot to remind new readers of where the King goes at the begining of the game. Oops. Luckily I was able to comandeer this FCBD post. Thanks for your patience.

Scott T


I will be at Gamezilla in Moncton, NB on Saturday, May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day, my favourite day after Christmas and Easter but before my birthday and the last day of school.

This year I will be giving away copies of The Chess Comic Sampler I printed up for the occasion. It is two sheets of paper printed double sided and "saddle stapled" (I think it is called). It has most of the first dozen strips and a few out of sequence at the end. I think it turned out pretty well and I hope I get some takers. Gamezilla, my comic shop, has been giving me a table on FCBD for the last couple of years because of my other website comicsintheclassroom.net. I know how to talk to parents, teachers and librarians and I come stocked with a whole lot of younger reader books that the store can order but doesn't carry. I will be giving out copies of the Chess Comic and my grade 3 class' comic; I'll be schmoozing with interested parents and drawing next week's chess comic.

It is a day full of awesome!

Wish me luck.

I will have a new comic up tomorrow.

See you next time.

Scott Tingley

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Apr 23, 2009

King of the World - 023



Free Comic Book Day is next Saturday, May 2nd. It's like my birthday Part 2...even better. Free comics! What could be better? Click HERE to find out more. It can be a lot of fun for the whole family - I highly recommend it.

I am going to have a mini-comic of my first 20 or so comic strips to give away at Gamezilla, my local comic shop, on FCBD. I'm a little excited about that.


See you next week.
Scott Tingley
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Apr 18, 2009

Kings! It's About Time! - 022



It is about time. Lots of King stuff to come.

If you are so inclined, be sure to leave a comment bellow.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Apr 11, 2009

Pawn Fun Fact #1 - 021



I see what you did there.

Trying out a new colouring look. I won't do the white/black background scheme often, but I think I like it.

Have a nice Easter Break.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Apr 1, 2009

Pawns Down the Middle...Again - 020



Pawn stuff is about to come to a close for a while. There is still a lot of pawn information but in a couple of weeks I will be moving (finally :) ) to other pieces.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Mar 26, 2009

Chess in the Movies! #1 - Kitridge...




I giggle every time I look at this one.

Perhaps it is a bit dated, but I don't care. I had it ready and since I just finished Report Cards and I'm in the middle of Parent Teacher interviews I'll finish up the "Pawns Down the Middle" stuff next week.


See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Mar 19, 2009

Center Yourself - 019



New comic! I can't wait to put up next week's strip. It makes me giggle every time I think about it.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Mar 12, 2009

Play It Again - 018



Comic ontime! Yay!

I think that this is actually the oldest comic that I have up now. Even though I have never posted it, this is the last comic I made before taking everything down and starting over.

I just found THIS. From what I can tell, this book Learn How to Play Chess by Reading the Comic Book came out after my comic strip did. Not that it matters. Isn't it funny how two people created such a similar sounding product at the same time. And we're both from Canada! Life is funny that way. i was hoping to find out some more information, but I can't even find a contact for the creator. From the cover image it is clear that our comics are completely different in visual style and tone, but I would really like to get a look.

So stop reading and go practice already.

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Mar 8, 2009

Playing Pawns Part 2 - 017



It's about time this went up. Sickness spread through the house like wildfire this past week and this is the first chance I have had to post #17.

I'm experimenting with using the computer for lettering. My font choices are limited and here is what I have so far. Any suggestions?

See you next time.
Scott Tingley
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Mar 3, 2009

Power Mariah and Jack Hammer Play Chess - Bonus Comic



This one needs some explaining. I have created superhero identities for my two kids – Power Mariah and Jack Hammer. I am teaching my 4yr old daughter how to play chess and she told me that she wanted me to make Jack Hammer and Power Mariah into chess pieces. So here we are.

What’s with the dinosaur and killer robot pawns? Former enemies of JH and PM.

See you in two days for comic #17.

Scott Tingley
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