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).
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).
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.
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.