From idea to Cheetah-man

How does an idea as brilliant (dumb) as a time traveling secret agent with a cheetah head become the hottest new webcomic on the internet? Through the hard and talented work of Matt Cossin, artist and co-creator.

Matt had a tough task: make our brain farts into actual drawings people could look at. That meant he had a major role in creating how Time Cheetah looks.

It took a while to get from the first designs to the amazing Time Cheetah you now know. You always think 'dude with a cheetah-head' but you never actually VISUALIZE it until it's go time. Is his snout big? Are his ears cheetah ears or a different big cat? How tall is he? Below is one of the first designs that we felt hit the right note, the right energy. This Cheetah looks like he belongs more on an awesome metal album cover than in a secret mission, but it was the right step.

The better part of early 2014 was spent finalizing the design for show time, the Cheetah you see in Stalin Island. We also included the drawing Matt did that locked in his design, bad-ass Uzi and all, so you can see how many changes there were.

Let's all take a moment to appreciate the hard work that went into this: thank you Matt Cossin, Time Cheetah wouldn't be the same without you.

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Wrapping Up Part 2

And that's a wrap on Stalin Island Part 2! With that, the first Time Cheetah story is complete. 52 pages of oddly compelling nonsense or an absurd action/adventure for the ages? Maybe both? Sure.

If you've yet to start reading or you need to catch up, now's the perfect moment. There's a helpful link on the homepage's sidebar if it's your first time here, or check out the Archives page if you wanna pick up where you last left off!

And for those folks who have stuck around for almost 30 weeks of a time traveling cat man chasing after a communist criminal with interstellar aspirations: thank you so very much. There's other stuff on the internet that you could have spent time on (or, let's face it, plenty of regular life stuff too), but the fact that you stuck around for two pages a week for 6 months makes us so incredibly happy. Sincerely, truly, thank you so much for reading. And if you liked what you read so far, it only gets better from here!

I really intended to write a bit more about how this story came together, but I think we'll save that for the coming weeks. I'll post some behind the scenes images and a pinup or two while we gear up for our big announcement...

...which I'll just spoil right now: we're gonna run a Kickstarter in early February. Fucking awesome, right?!

Full details? Those'll have to wait until we set the final launch date. For now: thanks again for your support, and please keep sharing and telling people about Time Cheetah, the hottest new webcomic on the internet!

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Good Idea, Bad Idea

Sometimes, at the start of the New Year, you have to simplify. This year I got a foolproof plan: I'm gonna do more good ideas and less bad ideas. The trick is to correctly identify which ideas are which. Let's practice.

-When I get an important email, I'm gonna answer it ASAP. Good idea!

-I can't stop eating potato chips, so I'm buying 5 bags. Bad idea!

-Visiting a possible employer today, better dress to impress. Good idea!

-It's June, 1974 in Cleveland. The Texas Ranger's just called out your baseball team of being weak. To spark up the community, we're gonna offer a 10 Cent Beer Night (50 cents in 2016 dollars) with a limite of 6 beers per purchase. Not person. Purchase. Bad idea!

Hopefully you've gotten the hang of this and know that bringing a hang glider, as our newest Time Cheetah page can attest, is a good idea!

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Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017, everybody! With Stalin Island starting to wrap up, we've got a busy year ahead of us. Here's what you can expect from Time Cheetah in 2017:

–A fun 8-page story, a bit of a palate cleanser before our next full story.

–After that, a new 52-page Time Cheetah adventure that features gambling and cars!

–Perhaps the ever elusive... sweet merch?

-A super secret surprise thing that we will talk about next week!

This year's just getting started but it's primed to be the greatest year of Time Cheetah to date. Suck it, 2016! Hells yeah 2017!

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