Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekly 037

I bring you the Gruss Vom Krampus. The opposite of Santa. The guy who punishes the kids who are bad. Not with a stocking full of coal. No he kidnaps bad boys and girls and inflicts pain on them.
So be good for goodness sake, or just be safe. As I've pointed out in this piece, you can't really do anything to keep the Krampus for getting you.
pen/ink on paper with acrylic

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekly 032

So there's a new president of the United States. There's also this movie called The Day the Earth Stood Still. Mash the two together and what do you have? My new comic.

enjoy. I appologize for the inaccurate envisioning of the characters. I was working from memory.

marc "swellzombie" palm

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekly 031

So this is my reaction to how x-mas encroaches on Halloween more and more every year. The stores can't wait to get rid of the Halloween stuff so they can make room for all the x-mas crap they need to sell. It's just stupid and I love Halloween so much. I miss it when it's gone every year.
Here's this little bit from to sum it all up for you if you don't get what I'm saying.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekly 030

As some of you can tell I like switching up my style here and there, sometimes based off of an influencial cartoonist. This weeks is at it's core based off of Frank King's Gasoline Alley. I recently starting reading them and in the begining before he was doing Sunday pages there were a few single panel bits. This comic is inspired by those.
marc 'swellzombie' palm

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weekly Comic Writing Contest WINNER!

I finally choose a writer who filled the empty balloons for my comic. It's Luke Surl. His idea was something that I just felt fit the absurdity and feel of the comic.

When I drew the comic, I had no idea what was going to happen or what I was going to draw. I just came out this way.

This comic was actually done in reaction to some writer who posted an ad on the Seattle area asking a comic artist to draw his novel. There would be no pay involved until the project was published and then there would be compensation. I personally felt this guy had a lot of nerve, seeing as how he wasn't asking for someone to collaborate with him on a graphic novel, he was asking someone to be his visual tool. That sort of mentality irks me to no end. And this particular occasion just got me pissed.

Firstly, what artist has the time to just draw some guy's novel for fun? It would have to be a completely self-satisfying thing to do because there's no guarantee that you'd ever see something come of it.

Secondly - what artist has just shit tons of blank paper sitting around waiting for a project like this to just give him the inspiration to create something?

And thirdly - in my opinion, a great comic by two people doesn't happen when a guy writing something hands it to an artist to interpret however he sees fit. It's a collaboration! It takes two or more people working together to get it done.

I can't imagine that drawing this guys novel would be like a job. He's your boss, because it's his writing and he's very proud of it and your the instrument that will envision it the way he wants it. Even if you were to get paid it would probably suck, but at least payment would make it somewhat worth it.

Anyway, I got irate and wanted to do something similarly absurd and ask writers to fill in the words to a comic that already had pictures. I'd offer no pay and see how many people would respond. I wanted to piss off some writers. I wanted to insult some jerks who thought they were just so great and too good to take on a writing assignment that didn't offer pay.

I didn't get a bad reaction and that's good I guess. What I got was some really funny submissions from a bunch of people who seemed to have fun.

I want thank everyone who put something up on The Comics Journal forum (Dan Lester, Cory Fuka, Andrei Molotiu, Ed Gauthier, Kletz, Stephen Burrell, and William Wray) As well as Chris Paul, Jonathan Baylis, and Luke Surl.

There's no more contest, but I'm still taking submissions if you want to give it a shot. In the near future, I'm going to put together a small zine featuring everyone's submissions as thanks.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekly 027

I'm looking for a writer to help me fill in the narration and the dialogue for this comic. If you want to submit some writing please e-mail your script to me at by next Monday.
When I chose the script that I like I'll repost it here and notify the winner. So check back here next week to see who's work has been chosen.
This is not a paying gig.
Thanks, Marc Palm.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekly 025

So I just celebrated my 31st birthday on the 17th and so I dug up this field note about a unique group of people and how they go about aging. I just hung out with friends and got some cool gifts. Thanks everyone.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Weekly 023

A parody of the old Hostess ads where your favorite superhero saved the day with a few Twinkies or pies. Go here for an archive of these.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Weekly 012

"Thank Youuu, Stimulus Check!!" (caption submitted by Jilf)

I'm baffled by this drawing. It's a screwed up image I know, so that might baffle some, but I want it to be funny. I just couldn't think of a caption that would really floor anyone or myself. It really lends a lot to the imagination and there's a lot of possibilities for a joke.

SO... I want to have a Caption Contest! If you can come up with a really funny caption or phrase that the character could be saying you'll WIN an original piece of art by me. Maybe a food/drink equivilant if you don't want to collect more crap.

SO... The ONLY WAY I'll 'officially' accept a submission for the contest is if you leave a COMMENT!! That way I can get some extra feedback from readers to help me decide who wins. Next week, when I post a new comic I'll announce the winner and they will then have to supply me with their contact information in order to recieve the artwork that they've won.

SO...Get to it! You have a week and you can enter as many times as you want. I'm not going to limit you to trying to be funny once.

UPDATE!! 6-27-08

The winner has been chosen, but feel free to keep adding your caption ideas. It's really fun to read everyone's interpitations.

This is sort of ridiculous. Thanks Flickr for not being so prudish.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Weekly 005

This week's comic comes from the field guide to my imagination. It's some crude illustrations of masks that have been seen in different tribes. I like how subtle they are. These masks don't leave room for misunderstanding.
Marc 'swellzombie' Palm

Friday, April 25, 2008

Weekly 004

Ok, so we got ourselves a single panel cartoon. Done in pen and ink with watercolors.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Daily Comic News.

This is going to be the end of the Lair of the Psychic Creature as a daily comic. I'm going to make the transition from a Daily to a Weekly comic. The last comic was posted below and that will most likely be the end of that size and format. Also I'm going to layout a 3rd book that will collect the last 100 comics. This you will be able to buy at my store front along with the previous volumes. There will be special edition that will have ALL 300 comics collected in one book. Details on this are still in the works. So if you are impatient then you can buy the single volumes or wait until the probably more expensive and more elaborate version comes out.
As far as the new comics. They're going to be more elaborate and vary far more than the daily comics ever did. There's going to be color, people, and maybe some sparkles. I'm going to do my best to post them here still on Fridays. And I'm going to be throwing them up on my account as well. If you'd like to have them mailed directly to you shoot me an e-mail with the address you'd like me to send an attached image to.
I'm really excited about these new comics. I hope that you enjoy them as much, if not more than what I've previously created.

Thanks for the support so far...
Marc Palm

Day 299


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