Best Birthday Ever

Well, if that doesn’t change Landon’s outlook on birthdays, nothing will!

There you have it, folks, 151 comics. As of today, Spooky Doofus is officially on hiatus. It’s time for me to take a break. My days have been jam packed with a two young daughters, a full time job, Spooky Doofus twice a week, SuperFogeys twice a week, and three different versions of Angry Birds on my phone. Something has to give! I need to take a break to regroup creatively in order to do justice to Spooky Doofus. The last thing I want is to pass off some poorly drawn rush job onto you fine folks.

I am sincerely grateful for all of you who have been loyally following Spooky Doofus for the past 151 strips. Be sure to keep following my work on SuperFogeys every Monday and Wednesday, and follow me on Twitter for my occasional lunch time sketches and updates on when you can expect to see Spooky Doofus “season 2″. Also, in the near future, I’ll be putting together a sketch blog where I’ll be posting all kinds of sketches and drawings. Of course, this site will still be around should you want to revisit Renfield Square. And you never know when I’ll post a blog entry about something important.

My good friend, Zorphbert & Fred creator and founding member of the Webcomic Alliance, Dawn Griffin has organized a charity auction to benefit the victims of the recent quake and tsunami in Japan. She’s auctioning off an amazing all-star jam piece featuring sketches collected at the C2E2 Convention in Chicago, IL. Here’s a quote from Dawn with more details:

The Webcomic Alliance members recently exhibited at Chicago’s C2E2 Comic Convention, and collected these awesome sketches from many renowned artists and creators in the comic industry. In efforts to promote the Comics For Japan project (please visit the website for more details), I am posting this collaborative piece for auction, in which 100% of the proceeds will go to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The Comics For Japan project has inspired me to use the talents and connections I have, to hopefully be able to donate more than what I could afford on my own.I will carefully ship you the sketch FOR FREE (S&H charges are on me), and your money goes towards helping victims in Japan. A win-win situation! I know this economy is rough… but trust me, it could be MUCH much worse. Lets help those who have it worse.

Here is a listing of the artists who donated a SIGNED sketch, as well as their comics or projects:

Randy Milholland of “Something Positive”
Danielle Corsetto of “Girls With Slingshots”
Joel Watson of “Hijinks Ensue”
Dave Willis of “Shortpacked”
James Silvani of “Darkwing Duck”
Lar DeSouza of “Least I Could Do”
Charles Paul Wilson III of “The Stuff of Legend”
Dave Reynolds of “Shadowgirls”
Alan Evans of “Rival Angels
Glenn “GW” Fisher of “”
W. Byron Wilkins of “1977 The Comic”
Dawn Griffin of “Zorphbert and Fred”

Click HERE to go to the eBay Auction Page!

And if you cannot afford the sketch piece.. there are other ways to help:

There’s not a lot of pretty that goes on with these Spooky Sketch Sunday posts. This one is a rare instance. Instead of drawing a hideous, evil monster, I decided to draw the pretty young thing that slays  the hideous evil monsters, Buffy Summers! I’m pretty sure that if you’re into reading this webcomic about a werewolf, and a ghost living in a mysterious supernatural town, you’re probably the type of geek that doesn’t need a Buffy history lesson. It’s just one of many wonderful gifts bestowed upon us by the mighty Joss Whedon.