Quarantine is no fun, let's just say that. Gone are the days where you could farm good material from the community just by walking around and keeping your ears open. But the collective silence alerted me to another hidden community, one that surrounds us, but keeps quiet. I talked up some of the locals, and they had plenty to say. Here, we have cameos from the Carson Mansion, the Arkley Center, and more. Those in my mailing list got a sneak-peek at the content, plus extras, and a more in-depth explanation on how this collection came to be. If that's something you're into, let me know!
Welcome to The Locals: Take 2, where I paint more historic landmarks that seem to be everywhere I turn. This time around, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate was so awesome and let a teenage weirdo paint their building! I passed it one day and thought to myself, "Hmm, I wonder who really works there." Anyway, I hope I've done it (and all the nice oompa-loompas) justice. If you'd like to check out their stuff (believe me, it's all good), you have the link. Oh, and tell them Chan says "hey". Those in my mailing list got to see an email-exclusive comic from the collection, and more info on the compilation overall. Don't miss out!
"So apparently I have some real guts making this book." Thus begins this Alder Groove collection, its themed contents spanning a three-year period. While a far cry from being the definitive Alder Groove treasury, this e-book exclusive marks and follows a transition in the comic's overall style, humor, and purpose. Watch as the Alder Groove transforms from a gag-a-day satire strip to "...a very refreshing and hilarious insight into the world of the modern teen."
This is where it began - 9th grade. I'd been drawing this comic for a year, and decided to compile my work into a book format. And then stow it away in a junk drawer, apparently, because it kinda, sorta...never saw the light of day. Until now! So I guess you could call it a "lost bits" collection, except some of the comics in this collection aren't exactly lost. Oh, and I left some typos in there for you. To really, really, add to the effect of "unreleased". Enjoy!
Hey guys! It's been a while, I apologize. I've just wrapped up development on my latest project, nuken. It's an HTML file editor, with online/offline access. You can use nuken on any device, so long as it has a web browser.
nuken was created with platform and user restrictions in mind - a way for educators to share hands-on CTE/Web Design lessons with their students.
How it works is simple. You input your code into the boxes, hit the play button, and ta-da! Your output appears on the screen. With the free offline web app, you gain access to downloadable content you can use to customize your nuken workspace. Themes, add-ons, and templates all provide users with a way to create what they want, easier and faster. There's even an array of Alder Groove-themed content for you to enjoy! As the illustration to the right shows, all versions of nuken are compatible with one another - so much so that you can start a project on one device, and edit it on any other.
I hope that you give nuken a try! Let me know if you have any tips, ideas, or complaints. If you want to check nuken out, click the link below.
You're not supposed to see this, hacker.
Hi! I'm Chandler Mrotzek, a multi-media cartoonist/entrepeneurial type who's always up to something. You've stumbled upon some of the most socially-awkward, intriguingly dull, and sophisticatedly pun-filled comics on the web. This comic, The Alder Groove , has been described as a "satire of high school students struggling to meet the rising standards that school gives them, some of which are algebra, exams, and even the dreaded syllabus." Normally, I would try and describe my comic to you myself, but that's the clearest fan explanation I've ever heard, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Humor is tough, and I'm willing to claim it's slightly more challenging than say, surfing. Or successfully trespassing. What I mean to say here, is that with the community's support, interest, and inspiration, I'll keep giving you all "a refreshing and hilarious insight into the world of the modern teen." So take a look around, feel free to contact me (submissions, ideas, and fan art is always accepted), but most importantly, have fun!
I'm a huge fan of the Raspberry Pi (I currently have a RetroPie/Kodi build on my Pi Zero W). I tinker around with it from time to time, and if I come up with something cool, I'll let you preview it here.
Nothing to preview yet!
View new and upcoming additions to the site here. Keep in mind some things may not work (it's a beta); but feel free to contribute to the repository, hosted at chanman805.github.io/TAG.
View the repository.