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Joseph Scarbrough launched what he called "The Scarblog" as a way of cataloging his work over the years, as well as going into greater detail of things on his mind (known as "Unfinished Thoughts").

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

VAMPIRE GIRL: The Second Season Begins October 19


Some of you may be able to remember back when I had written about the 10th anniversary of my webcomic miniseries VAMPIRE GIRL that although I had wrapped up Levana's story and arc in those initial seventeen strips, that I did have an idea for a continuation of a second season of sorts, but I had never bothered following through with it for a couple of different reasons, one of which was because it didn't seem necessary to follow up on after happily ever after . . . that, and because when VAMPIRE GIRL was in its original run on Smack Jeeves in 2011 and 2012, nobody read it - and that in and of itself was due to a couple of different reasons, but now is not the time to discuss this.

Now is the time for the announcement that since January 2021, I have finally been working on the second season of VAMPIRE GIRL, which will begin next week, October 19, and run weekly on The Duck Webcomics . . . unfortunately, it was going to be hosted by the premiere site for webcomics, ComicFury, but that fell apart, and I lost that deal (so please disregard the references to ComicFury in the cover art).

Why finally work on this project now after all these years later? Well, for one thing, the idea continued to rattle around in the back of my mind all these years, and never necessarily left me . . . plus, for whatever reason, there seems to have been something of a renewed interest in Levana and VAMPIRE GIRL in the last couple of years or so, even I'm not sure why. Taking this into consideration, now seemed like a good time to revisit the idea of the second season, and just do it! It's been a long and somewhat tiring process (as opposed to the first season, which was clearly a rush job), but I have a little bit of confidence that the second season will actually do relatively well - especially since the reruns of the first season having been on The Duck (and briefly on ComicFury before I got banned) have gotten much more attention and retention than the original run of the comic ever did on Smack Jeeves!

In closing, if you are interested in seeing more of Levana and some of her friends, like Laura, Dr. Charmin, and the Wizard, or are curious to see if being mortal lives up to her expectations, or even what sort of consequences becoming mortal may have on her life, then be sure to read VAMPIRE GIRL: The Second Season, every Wednesday on The Duck!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Summer of Scarbrough: My Creative Process

 This week on SUMMER OF SCARBROUGH, I discuss the various different ways that my creative process has inspired the projects and productions I have made over the years, ranging from some of my better ideas being mined from my dreams, to occasional whims providing bursts of artistic inspiration.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Summer of Scarbrough: Vampire Girl

 This week's episode of SUMMER OF SCARBROUGH looks back on what was perhaps the strangest Scarbrough creation, the short-lived webcomic miniseries, VAMPIRE GIRL.

Also a special shout-out to my amazingly talented artist pal, Dave Hulteen, Jr. for the beautiful job he did on coloring my pencil sketch of Levana for the YouTube thumbnail!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Summer of Scarbrough: Steve D'Monster Part 2

 This week's episode of SUMMER OF SCARBROUGH continues the discussion of Steve D'Monster, this time as we take a look back at the evolution of his time on YouTube, from the early days of the late 2000s with his simplistic and minuscule little videos, to today with bigger, more carefully-planned productions.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Summer of Scarbrough: Steve D'Monster Part 1

 This week's episode of the SUMMER OF SCARBROUGH discuss the origins of Steve D'Monster, and how a poorly-made and originally nameless monster puppet who was void of personality ended up evolving into an actual character over the course of appearing on local public television for a week in the August of 2004.

Oh, and by the way, today also happens to be Steve D'Monster's birthday - talk about incredible timing, huh?