This is my first blog post as a webcartoonist. For all those who are currently following this website closely- not a lot I must admit :-(- I must admit that it has been some time since I have posted a new cartoon. I suppose I could site the usual reasons for the delay (outside circumstances! my life is difficult and it's not like you yutzes are paying for this anyway! etc. etc. ) but the fact is that I have been lazy and unprofessional. A new cartoon will be posted under the "Korea" section in the next three days..(December 21 Korea time, ... December 20 US time) and once again I am sorry for this kerfluffle. As someone who loves and adores webcomics herself I realize that it can be frustrating for a webcomic to not update itself regularly.
For newcomers to my wonderful website I will run through the basics of what is (I admit) its very basic and unsophisticated format. The lack of a competent webcomic archive may have already come to your attention. I am not a professional website designer so I apologize for the lack of ease some of you may experience in navigating this site. Past cartoons (such as they are) can be found under the "Korea" tab and the "Mongolia" tab for the Korea and Mongolia storylines respectively.
Character pages will go up later (when? Oh when? Oh I will try to defeat my procrastination and make sure the character pages are up by 2011!) but I will give a basic description of "DMACOY" here.
"DMACOY" celebrates the American expatriate experience in the early 21st century. As the American economy, such a driving engine of development during the last century, winds down and the Asian economies begin to supercede it many young Americans are starting to leave their homelands and seek work in Asia. This website, "DMACOY" plots the adventures of a few of these individuals. These American ex-patriates, twenty-somethings who are for the most part unskilled and inexperienced in many ways except by-rote TOEFL English teaching, are- I believe- good representations of the American expatriate community abroad. Before my fellow expatriates bash me for calling them "unskilled and inexperienced" I will just say that I count myself among you fellows so please don't think that I am standing on the top of the hill and looking down my nose at the rest.
"DMACOY: Korea" describes the adventures of four expatriates (Chris, a British lothario, Andy, a wise-cracking American dimwit, Terry, a quiet American (they do exist!) and Penny, a somewhat virtuous but swiftly tumbling American woman) living and teaching in Seoul.
"DMACOY: Mongolia" describes the adventures of two American expatriates (Joe and "Dude") teaching English in Ulaanbaatar in between having wild adventures in the countryside of outer Mongolia.
"DMACOY: China" and "DMACOY: Vietnam" will be coming up soon. Probably the first month of 2011.
Cheerio and enjoy yourselves! Check back in three days!