The Stiff: Part 1

The Stiff: Part 1

Welcome to my next big comic on mockman.com (though I’ll be doing other short ones here and on other sites TBA): “The Stiff,” a horror story.

“The Stiff” is my longest comic so far, currently at 248 pages. That’s about 1/4 of the final page count. To make a long story short, it first appeared in 2003 on girlamatic.com, a webcomics collective site. I started drawing it way back in 2000, however, making it older than anything else on this site (but not as old as my “Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” adaptation — however, “Dream-Quest” has more mock men in it, so it was easier to draw). Since it’s old, some of the early art is fairly grotty, but please hang around: it gets better. If you already read it when it was running on girlamatic.com, I hope you’ll forgive the gradual rollout (2 or 3 pages a week) as I draw more pages.

NEXT UPDATE: Tuesday!


Discussion (13)¬

  1. Wood says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re still making this ! It’s been so long !

  2. Esn says:

    I’m really excited to read this finally, Jason – I heard about it before but by that time it had completely disappeared from the web. I thought “the internet never forgets” but apparently it certainly does since barely a trace of this huge work remained.

    So… what is the story of this story? What made you start working on it, what made you stop, and what made you start again now?

  3. Mark V says:

    Sweet! I also missed this the first time around.

  4. subdee says:

    ^____^

    I’m so glad to see this comic online again, and that you’re continuing is even better!

  5. Brian says:

    After all this waiting, I can read it again. Hurrah.

  6. Jason says:

    Thanks everybody! I’m really happy to be working on this story again (though you won’t see the new pages for at least a year and a half, but… -_-; ).

    @Esn – I’ll probably talk a bit about the origins of the story, and the publication history, as it goes on. It’s kind of complicated though, and right now I’d rather sit back and just put the pages up and let them speak for themselves.

  7. Michael says:

    Hey Jason, love the stuff on your website… tried to purchase Dream Quest book + poster but the online store couldn’t work out shipping to the UK so it wouldn’t let me complete the transaction. Please fix this, I want to give you money!

  8. Esn says:

    Okay, sure thing Jason. That does sound more sensible, anyway.

    I’m looking forward to the next year of updates.

  9. Jason says:

    @Michael — Sorry I couldn’t reply sooner! I’ve sent orders to the UK before, and the store seems to be OK internally, so I can’t tell what’s going wrong. Could you send me an email at (my first name) @mockman.com and let me know in more detail how it’s messing up? Sorry for the hassle, I’ll fix it!!

  10. Night-Gaunt says:

    That is some long term project! I have my own ideas for an Apocalypse reanimated dead story. But with a twist or three since so much of it has been done to death. There are a few exceptions like “Zombie Hunters” which is well worth reading on the Internet. (There are several varieties—about seven. Very interesting.)

    I notice that your ghouls don’t even look human anymore. A side effect of their infection? Jason, did you see “Warm Bodies” by any chance? The final evolution of the infection made sense to me. Not a bad film either.

  11. Jason says:

    @Night-Gaunt – I’ve read a bit of “Zombie Hunters”!! It seemed really good, and a friend recommended it to me, I just fell out of the habit of reading it. I’ve got to check it out again!

    I’ve read all the spoilers on “Warm Bodies,” and it sounds good too. The guy’s a Seattle author.

  12. Frances K R says:

    So glad to see this back. I remember it from Girlamatic, and always wanted to read to the end of it. (Had to many theories about what was going on…)

  13. @Frances – Welcome back! :) I hope you like the continuation of the story!

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