Appetite for Distraction is a tale born of one man’s laziness, poor eating habits, and miniscule attention span. That man (or man-child if you will) is known as the Imp. The story follows the Imp, a wannabe superstar comic creator and ladies man. He just can’t understand why his brilliant ideas aren’t rewarded with mountains of cash and he never leaves the party with the prettiest girl in the room. Of course his friends would point out that he never produces his ideas to collect the cash, and he’d actually have to talk to a woman… or go to a party,… but the Imp would dismiss that as crazy talk.
Thanks to the Imp’s limited attention span and limitless daydreaming, the story of Appetite for Distraction is free to go absolutely anywhere. One day it’s a short lived boycott of commercialized, sugary, civil rights leaders… while the next it’s an epic struggle against nefarious undead arctic wildlife. Tomorrow perhaps it will be an introspective look at marsupial angst.
Variety is the spice of life and with Appetite for Distraction the Imp is cooking up a flavorful feast of comic strips. It’s quite a miraculous accident given the fact that his culinary skills don’t go beyond frozen chicken nuggets and a toaster oven.
Appetite for Distraction began in January of 2009 as a freely available webcomic and continues to this day…. sporadically of course. It is conceived, created, written, and illustrated by Bryan “the Imp” Imhoff. Just how much of the comic strip is truly autobiographical…. well, he’ll let you wonder that. The one thing that is definitely true is that the comic strip was developed as the one artistic project that the Imp may have a chance at working on for a very long period of time. That chance exists because of the fact that Appetite for Distraction allows him the freedom to do whatever he wants. It exists as a playground for different ideas, genres, and styles with no need at all for commitment to any one of them! Magnificent!
Your guess is as good as anyones. But if you want to see if any of your predictions come true, keep checking up on http://www.appetitefordistractioncomic.com.
Seer is the story of James Sawlen, a second rate boxer at the tail end of his career. Lately James has begun to see things… His sleep is filled with nightmares, and the demons and shadows that haunt his nights are now starting to invade the days, stalking James even in his waking moments.
James must wonder, has he taken one too many shots to the head? Is he losing his mind? And if his sanity is in fact intact, then what are these specters that hound him? What would be worse, losing your mind, or being completely sane in a world where such monstrosities exist?
James will unravel the mysteries before him and battle for his mind and life. James knows only two immutable truths. He can take one hell of a beating, and too many questions just makes him want to hit things. It’s a pretty safe bet that James will fight to the bitter end. Unfortunately the odds that he’ll emerge victorious are far less favorable.
Seer’s origins trace back to 1996 and an inexpensive wire bound sketchbook labelled Bryan Imhoff – Art I. Here a one page marker drawing and piece of flavor text gave a rough idea of the concept.
The story continued to develop over the next several years. In 2002 the 5 page tale “Perceptions” was published in the pages of the small press anthology Digital Webbing Presents #2. The story didn’t even give a name to it’s protagonist, but it introduced the concept and feel of Seer to the world. Bryan Imhoff provided the writing, collaborating with artist Brad Green who started things off right with incredible, dark, moody artwork.
It would be three more years before the fighter would finally get his name announced. This occurred with the release of Seer: Round One, a full 22 page comic written and illustrated by Imhoff which began the story in earnest.
In 2011 Seer was released onto the Internet through Bryan Imhoff’s newly formed Spotty Production company. New pages continuing the story are in the works and will be made freely available online. The future of Seer will continue to unfold at http://www.spottyproduction.com/seer.
© 2011-2017 Spotty Production Company / Bryan Imhoff