Monday, September 12, 2011

Shannon's Guest Strip

My wonderful wife Shannon did this guest strip to entertain everyone while I continue work on my project. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Shannon's Birthday Card 2011

Every year I make my wife Shannon a Birthday card. This is this year's. Also updates about the length of the hiatus coming soon.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A short deviation

So I know I just took a short break but this is not really a break. I'm working on another project that will take most of my time for the next couple weeks. Once I'm a little further a long I might share some stuff here or most likely on my art blog. I apologize for this but hopefully you'll forgive me for this small deviation. Thanks all for reading!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mirror, Mirror... (Guest Strip)

My Brother Ben Van Dyken did this guest comic for today. Thanks Ben! Ben's also the guy in the comic. This is pretty Cool!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A short break...

So this week my Brother is getting married and we have family coming into town and I will be spending a lot of time with them and helping with the wedding stuff. So I'll leave you with this sketch and return after things settle down. I will update facebook when I return with brand new Comics! Thanks everyone who checks this comic out!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The First Ad-venger

Go see Captain America The First Avenger!! Sorry about the lateness of the comic.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Wasn't able to finish today's comic last night, but here's a teaser image for ya:

Should have the comic done this evening.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

50th comic

50 strips! That is pretty cool, just want to thank everyone who reads and enjoys them. Well, here's to 50 more!
Thanks, Steve

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


No new comic today. My wife was not feeling well last night and I took care of her, which means I was unable to finish today's comic. But just so you don't go away empty handed these are the cards I did for my in-laws.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's day

My brother is moving out of my parent's house come August, and taking his xbox with him. So for Father's day and my Dad's birthday we got him a new xbox.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Pet

That's Fleshy from the comic strip "Monty" in case you were wondering.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Answer

My Dad has been making espressos for the family for years. In our ho
use 4:30 was always mocha time. We'd have lattes, Americanos, and Mochas.

Monday, May 30, 2011

No Problem Here

And we’re back. And if you think I was slacking last week just check out my art blog to see how wrong you are.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Here's another Father's day card. This one is from several years ago. My Dad sent it to me, because it was timely with the Thor movie that just came out. I use to use animals to represent my family all the time because I didn't think I could draw a cartoon likeness well enough.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This example of the work that lead up to the birth of 3rd Person Life is my Grandma’s birthday card. It’s a very inside joke, cause it was meant for her, but you can see an early version of cartoon Steve. I was doing the little orphan Annie eyes at the time. I changed them to what the comic has now because Shannon made a comment on how they looked weird or something. I like the eyes the characters have now, but these eyes served their purpose and I don’t regret using them.

Monday, May 23, 2011

So due to the overwhelming number of birthday cards I have to draw this week and issues God has chosen to send my way, I am taking this week to show you all something. What I’m going to post this week is some evolutionary steps on the way to the look and feel of the comic. 3rdPerson Life came from my doing personal comics for my family and friends. The look of the characters was gradually changed through what I was doing for my wife’s cards mostly, but several other cards formed the basic idea. So this first one is Father’s day last year. I didn’t have photoshop yet, so it’s colored pencil. You can see the beginnings of 3rd Person Life showing up here. Also cowboy hats are hard to draw. Thanks to Stan Lynde, creator of Rick O’ Shay, for showing me how to simplify the cowboy hat.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lego Rage

Shannon and I love the Lego Video Games but we always seem to find ways to get mad at each other while playing them.

Friday, May 13, 2011

So you have no class?

So WoW stands for World of Warcraft, a massive online multiplayer game. Codex is a red haired Character from a Web series about World of Warcraft. Codex is not a race or class in the game.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It worked for that Spock guy.

Ah… Reverse polarization helps everything.

Skar keeps forgetting he’s a gold fish in a fish bowl. But despite that it seems he’ll stop at nothing to defeat his arch-enemy Steve! Too bad Steve doesn’t even know he has an arch-enemy.

Also sorry about the late post. The internet was down this morning.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Bats are better than one?

I apologize to the readers who won’t get this strip, because they have no idea who these guys are, or what in the world they’re talking about.

To be honest the real reason I wanted to do this comic was to draw BuckyCap and Steve Rogers: Super Soldier. Some real nice costumes.

So a few years ago you may have heard in the news that Captain America (Steve Rogers) died. Well, his recently returned from the dead former partner Bucky, then took up the mantle of Captain America. He had a new costume to go with his new role. Well then a few years later Steve returns. It turns out that he didn’t really die he was just trapped in time. Well instead of becoming Captain America again, he lets Bucky stay Cap and Becomes Steve Rogers head of shield. Then awhile later he decides he wants to be Captain America again and asked for the shield back from Bucky. Who I think will become just Bucky again.

Well across the street at DC comics. Batman (Bruce Wayne) died a few years ago. And his first and now former partner Dick Grayson (Nightwing) takes up the mantle of Batman. Well it turns out Bruce Wayne wasn’t really dead, but just lost in time. (really I’m not joking here) but when he returns, Dick doesn’t stop being Batman, they both stay Batman. Then Bruce goes to start a company of Batmen around the world. Well I love both Captain America and Batman so I couldn’t help but poke fun at both of them. A quick note about the Flash; Barry Allen returns after twenty years of being dead and Wally West who was the Flash for those twenty years, stays the Flash. There are two of them now, with just slight differences in costume. Seems to be a theme here folks.