Thursday, November 30, 2006

Great News!

I'm bursting with news! Sorry to tease but I don't want to spill the beans until next week when its all confirmed, suffice to say I'm a happy bunny this afternoon! (Got two more pages done on the book too.)
Here is today's strip:

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Today's Farmageddon Comic Strip

The book collection is coming along nicely. I've done the first 40 pages which has been quite an epic job! It covers the first 80 strips which have now all been re-lettered, toned and had numerous other minor tweaks done. These have needed the most work as we were learning on the job so I'm trying to make them more consistent with the later ones. I know I'm on rocky 'Lucas' ground when it comes to re-inventing work from the past but I think its worthwhile. At least now the spelling should be correct - but please let me know if you spot any typos!
So, 40 pages down, just another 140 to go!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Farmageddon Daily Strips - the last few days

I've been busy out and about so have missed a couple of recent updates. Here are the last few strips.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Today's Farmageddon Comic Strip - Dictionary deception

Not much to say about this one - we moved away from these sort of gags as the series progressed. Instead we tried to concerntrate on the characters more.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cross-blog pollination

That Mr Glazebrook has been at it again. Take a look at his blog for some Farmageddon related fun!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

International rescue

Just wanted to share a little observation with anyone who drops by. This blog has only really been up and running properly for a few days and already we have had visitors from around the globe. Hello to our readers from Illinois, Toronto and Buenos Aires. We have had quite a few from the UK too but if you're reading this and are from somewhere more exotic than Hartlepool please leave a comment and say hello!

Today's Farmageddon Comic Strip - The Termite-nator finds Tom

Is this the end of the line for the Termite-nator??

This strip didn't need much tweaking doing to it, most of the lettering has been retained from the original. (I have made a font from scans of my original lettering so any reworkings I do have the look of the original but can just be simply typed in via the keyboard instead of being a time-consuming labour of love!)

Friday, November 17, 2006

A tiny clue...

... to Gordon's post below!

The Termite-nator

The Termite-nator was one of Gordon's ideas and is obvioulsy inspired by everyones favourite Terminator. we enjoyed playing with the squadron of flys and their attempts to overthrow mankind. We returned to this theme later in the strip.

As I'm posting these strips I'm doing quite a bit of restoration work on them. The orginal artwork was done on A3 sheets - 2 strips to a page. We've scanned in all the original strips into the computer, (apart from a few that have mysteriously disapeared), and I'm in the process of doing some tweaks to lettering, tone and general clean-up. Some take no time at all, others need a bit more TLC. I'll dedicate another post soon to a more in depth look at what I'm doing to the original artwork and what has changed. In the meantime enjoy todays strip. And remember you can get this in your email by subscribing here!

Here are a couple of earlier Termite-nator strips for completion.

Captain Atomic!

Here's the fully coloured piece I was working on in all his ATOMIC glory!!!! Bet you still don't know what he's got to do with the Farm!!

A quick thanking you to the honourable Mr Gary Dunn.....I've been admiring his fine wares for a while now, an inspiration to us all!! (Daddy, when I grow up I wanna be like Mr. D!)

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Things are happening backstage, so to speak. The first major change is the project name. This is something we've been working on for months now and after some market research, (asking friends, forum pals and family) we've chosen Farmageddon as the new project name!

So in order to make things simple we've started a new blog which you can find here,

The Mad Tom's Farm blog will remain here for prosperity but all new updates will be found on the Farmageddon blog, so please update your links to the new address!

So what is going on?

If you've found us from the Mad Tom's Farm blog welcome! Farmageddon is the new name for the same project, so you are in familiar territory! The plan hasn't changed much - we still aim to bring this baby to a wider audience but we have some new ideas about how to get there. One of our ideas is to make some use of our back catalogue of 400+ comic strips. to that end we aim to get them into as many regional newspapers as possible over the coming months. we are also putting together a collected book which should be available in the New Year. So all good stuff hopefully!

Farmageddon Daily Strips

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

WE LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blimey it must be Christmas......a new post at last! Here's a quick sketch I've been working on for myself really. It is Farm related but can anyone work out how (Niel is an employee of the company so therefore not allowed to join in) Answers on a postcard or a piece of red paper with the Queens head on, forward all mail to me!!

Hopefully I'll get this finished at some point in the next 20 years or so!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I know, I know! Its been a while since we did some proper updates. Well things are happening behind the scenes and it won't be long before we have a lot more to show you.

So keep coming back please!