In between regular postings of This EMPIRE are “yesteryear” strips.  These segments will hopefully provide some interesting vignettes into Niall and Jamal’s past.

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Related Strips:  Yesteryear 

Late posting, I was on the fence of  just doing the preview and schedule this comic for next week.  Then I reconsider, and I am glad I did.  This piece is riffing off one of many works of British street artist Banksy.  Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter (Source: Wikipedia).  This piece is features Bentley and Niall collaborating on a little art appreciation somewhere.

More good stuff on the way… I just have to keep working on manipulating time and space. Or…

Scott Kurtz, PVP Mark Waid is fearless

Thinking of starting a webcomic? Now more than ever the most important thing to focus on is the quality of your work. Worry not about tee shirts, advertising networks, website design, posters or convention appearances. Only the best will be noticed. Words and pictures, my friends. You better figure out how to combine those things in very interesting ways. You better have compelling ideas to share. Because the people who are really, really good at such things are starting to notice us over here. They’re coming.

Words and pictures, readers, friends.  I need to continue to work on how to combine those things in very interesting ways.

If your local, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is holding a 24 hour grand opening.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Friday, April 20, 5pm—Saturday, April 21, 5pm


…of the Nature Research Center, the new wing of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  Open for 24 hours, yes 24 hours.

Goodness gracious, yes the building is supposed to look like the rendering to the left once completed.  The building design, implementation was a collaboration between international architecture firm Fentress Architects and local architecture firm O’Brien Atkins.



April 21st – Worldwide

Now what you can do locally in your area is on April 21st Record Store day.  This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.

 The day brings together fans, artists, and the over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world.

Be sure to tell me what you purchase and why. I always on the lookout to hear new music.


Thank you for reading, back to making comics.