Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Perky & Slick 2014-11-24: "Car Insurance"

Uploading Perky & Slick today because of the holiday! Happy Thanksgiving you guys! And please pledge and/or share this!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Matadors and gorynychs

New Perky & Slick is up at its usual place. You know how it works? You can either wait until Thursd- Wednesday in this case, due to Turkey Day- or you can read it now by becoming a patron on Patreon! As little as $1 a month will go a long, wonderful way, so please support this comic in whatever way you feel comfortable whether by pledging or sharing!

Greetings, Rochester Mini Maker Faire attendees! Welcome to the Chenille Macabre blog! I'm still in awe over how huge that show was, as my assistant will tell you. Did you manage to get a good look at the Gorynych I contributed to the raffle? I think it's pronounced "GORE-ee-NYKE", and I should have printed that on the publicity card I provided so as not to embarrass the announcer.

But apparently she had trouble saying "Chenille Macabre", so what can you do.

So this week marks the beginning of Holidays at The Hungerford, when from 10am-3pm each Saturday- starting on Small Business Saturday and ending prior to Christmas Day- the Blue Toucan Studio will be open to the public. I'll be there for a majority of them- and dammit, let's see if we can't get some AMPUTHEATRE going at a few of them too, huh? Geez, I miss that game... Come on down; follow the link in the sidebar!

So: follow Chenille Macabre on Facebook, and join the AMPUTHEATRE Facebook group so you'll know when a game is happening! That's it for now; enjoy the rest of the site!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Deadliest Prey

New Perky & Slick is up at a place where you can read Perky & Slick. It's open to the public Thursday, but pledging gives you cool things like creator commentary and PDF's of each comic. Plus, I stay on the internet longer. Which is what this week's strip entails... give, won't you?

So I saw Deadly Prey. I gotta say: outside of slasher movies- where you got a mask, a few garden tools, ten friends, a camcorder, and had at- the "Rambo"-inspired military actioner could prove a close second when it came to DIY-home video movie making. You chat up your one friend at the gym with the rack and the looks, and sweet-talk him with the notion that his character is "haunted" so he doesn't have to say much or inflect anything, then you chat up your friends at the army surplus store to provide the uniforms and props, take all your bar buddies to the woods, and begin filming. Wahoo. Okay, there are a few helicopters and tanks in this. Anyway...

The dishonorably discharged and diabolically deviant Colonel Hogan is feeling the screws tighten on his private mercenary enterprise from evil suit Troy Donahue, of all people. The many setbacks facing Hogan are 1) his arsenal's grenades and tank shells boast concussive force barely equivalent to that of a dung ball rolled by its beetle into the side of Fort Knox, 2) his mercs are astronomically and explosively incompetent- inasmuch as a chunky, well-into-70 Cameron Mitchell can effortlessly sneak onto their compound and stealth-murder several of them whilst wearing a bright yellow shirt (this is based on truth), 3) Hogan's self-defeating habit of thinning his own troops' numbers whenever they open the newer carton of milk before finishing the old, and of course 4) Hogan's method of training said mercs- in which they kidnap random doughy guys from the suburbs, loose them unarmed in the California forests, and hunt them down- and Prologue Random Doughy Guy actually does take one of them down!! With a ROCK!!!

The final stream of urine in Hogan's cereal sprays when his men unknowingly abduct Danton, a blonde mullet in filthy white cut-offs whom Hogan personally trained. So awesome a soldier that he eschews such trivialities as rifle sights, defensive cover, calling 911, and looting the rifles from his kills, Danton stays in the woods to bamboozle and kill Hogan's men over the course of 90 minutes with all manner of impaling twigs and Styrofoam boulders. In a tasteful touch, women are shot point-blank in the face. A rape scene also briefly unfuns the proceedings, but the scenes where Hogan's squads obviously march ten feet beneath the dead tree Danton "hides" in are fucking comedy gold.

5/5 earthworms eaten by beefy mullety guys on screen for SURVIVAL. But don't take my word for it. Here's the thrilling denouement OH COME ON HE'S BEING SHOT POINT-BLANK IN THE FACE AND HE'S RUNNING FULL-TILT AT HIM

This coming Saturday is the Rochester Mini Maker Faire. I'll totally be there and I'm making a sweet dragon for the charity auction. So come on down!

Monday, November 3, 2014


New Perky & Slick is up at their Patreon page. Those of you who support this comic get to read it now. Those of you who don't have three agonizing days spent in helpless wonder as to why they're acting all cool n' shit while Lara Croft carries a d20.

So I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. I went as Anubis, Lord of the Egyptian Underworld: 
The mask was a Spirit brand Werewolf mask. I removed the fur and ears, painted it black and gold, attached sturdy scrap mat board ears, and attached the headpiece of an Egyptian Pharaoh costume. A very fancy hieroglyphicky ribbon brought it all together. Not too bad. And I'm too old to trick or treat, but NEVER TOO OLD to walk my dog in costume!

So I didn't finish that whole ONE HORROR FILM A DAY! deal. Sorry about that; October was uncommonly busy. I kept falling asleep through most horror films. I try not to build or draw during them so I can pay proper attention, but if my hands aren't moving then the rest of my body doesn't understand why it should. Eh, I'll keep watching stuff...

Here are two children running around the Village Gate at Mayday! Underground playing with a griffon and a dragon their parents bought from me. Don't you wish your children could be this happy? Come to First Friday this week and save their mortal souls!