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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

If you haven't been to our new beta site, TheMinionsAtWork.com, things are getting exciting there! Not only are we still going regular reposts of the original Minions at Work comics with new commentary, we're committed to posting one new comic (often a full page rather than a single panel) each week! Yeah, that's already more Minions than you used to get here. But we're ramping up to our Minions at Work 2.0 reboot, when you can look forward to TWO new posts each week, bigger than better than ever before!

We've also started a Patreon page, where you can sign up to support our ongoing Minions at Work and our pending reboot. Supporters at the $1 a month level (or more if you want, but we'll love you just for a dollar -- wait -- that sounded wrong) get to see new cartoons in advance of everyone else, and post in members-only discussions that get my special attention. I'm also working on ideas for some members-only content and other rewards. (And yes, the Paypal tip jar should still work, but Patreon is easier and more painless.)

So come on over and check out the new stuff!

Greetings, Overstocks and Factory Seconds!
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Slouching Closer to Minions at Work 2.0, AND A SAMPLE!

Howdy, folks! Long time no see (at least if you've only been looking at this site, and not our Minions at Work 2.0 Beta site at www.TheMinionsAtWork.com)! We've VERY close to launching Minions at Work 2.0, an upgraded multi-panel Minions comic series, now with WORD BALLOONS! Here's a sample of what the new Minions strip is going to look like, one of the practice strips I've been posting on the other site (along with five-times-weekly reposts of old panels with all new commentary and bonus content).
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My deepest thanks to all the MAW fans out there have supported the strip and encouraged me to do more. Hope to see you at the new site soon!

Greetings, Overstocks and Factory Seconds!
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Friday, November 06, 2015


While we're gearing up to the relaunch of Minions at Work 2.0, we've set up a test website to work on our new site design and figuring out the software. This is the first place that new content will be posted when it's available, and that will happen in advance of our "official" launch, at which point this domain will probably be redirected to the new site. Until then, the test site will see pretty much daily reposts of classic Minions at Work panels, along with all new commentary and bonus material. Also, we've just added "Meet the Minions" and "Meet the Overlords" pages, with bios and pictures of our characters. The Minions page is based on material from this site, but has been revised and expanded. The Overlord page is all new material, and hopefully, both will be fun reads for Minions at Work fans. Visit the test site at: Minions at Work Beta Test Site

We're also making regular updates to our Facebook page with behind-the-scenes information on Minions at Work 2.0. Minions at Work Facebook Group

Hope to see you there!

- Your Minion Master, Steve


Greetings, Overstocks and Factory Seconds!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Work in Progress: Finally, Minions at Work 2.0!


Surprise! After years of inactivity caused by life events (my wife had two major surgeries with long recovery times, and we've lost two family members) and other priorities (we're still trying to write books out here!), I'm slowly coming back to "Minions at Work." But It's going to be a lot different than what we had here. Same action figures, same colorful photos, but used in a much different way.

First of all, I'm going to a (mostly, I may still do an occasional single panel, and rerun the ones I already have) multi-panel format with word balloons as well as captions. Second, while I'll still be building the complicated sets and dioramas for some panels and strips, I'll also be building up panels out of a library of elements I'll be building, characters in different poses, and shot from different camera angles. I'm working on that library of elements right now, and learning to use Manga Studio/Clip Studio, the new software I'm using to put this all together.



What you're seeing here are some of my early experiments. And as you can see, multi-panel means I have greater need to establish the OUTSIDE of some of my lairs, and thus I'm also doing model work, the first example being Cap'n Rehab's submarine celebrity rehab clinic, the "Naughtyless." I'm pretty proud of it.

There's still a crap-ton of work to do (including a complete overhaul of this site to a proper web-comic friendly software), but if you'd like to follow along, I recommend joining our Minions at Work Group on Facebook. Hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Evil will resume soon

Posting from my phone, so I will be brief. sorry about the interruption in your minion cartoons. Just when we thought medical adventures were taking a lull, mrs minion master ended up in a hospital 100 miles from home for emergency surgery, and I'm here with her. she is recovering well and we hope to be home in a few days.  so I HOPE we'll be back to schedule shortly. Check back next week!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Minions #325 - Troublesome Clogs


Yes, we totally missed last week, without even a note of explanation.  As I've said before, we've been dealing with an ongoing family health emergency that has just has us overloaded, and in addition, I had a story due on deadline for a real, live, paying anthology, and that took priority for the little time I did have.  The good news, health emergency getting less "emerg" as time goes on, the story is turned in on time (another in my "Clockwork Cowboy" steampunk western series, if you were curious), and we have a new cartoon for you this week, right on time!  Hey, you were probably on vacation and didn't even notice we were missing?  Did you?  DID YOU?  Didn't think so!
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See you guys back here next week!

                             - Minion Master Steve
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Minions #324 - Lesser of Two Evils

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Greetings, Plungers and Low-flows!


Today's cartoon is brought to you by "Westward Weird," a great collection stories that put science-fiction and fantasy spins on tales of the old-west, including my steampunk western story, The Clockwork Cowboy!


Though I wrote "Clockwork Cowboy" as a stand-alone story, Liberty Brass, the damaged Confederate clockwork artilleryman hero of my story was too good to just let be.  While "The Clockwork Cowboy" takes place later in his adventures, it raised so many questions about his past that I decided to skip back to his origins and start writing forward from there.  

The first follow-on story, "The Unwinding of Liberty Brass," is a prequel, flashing back to just after Liberty Brass parted ways with the Army of the Confederacy after the battle at Gettysburg.  He's a broken man, literally, and figuratively, but a chance encounter will change his life, force him to choose between death, and the path that will lead him to become the Clockwork Cowboy of legend.
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And I'm happy to report that in just a few weeks, the next installment in the adventures of the Clockwork Cowboy will start appearing in ebook stores, and it's his biggest and wildest yet!

As Liberty Brass and his amazing clockwork horse, Piston, make their way west, they are first attacked by a clockwork highwayman.  They have no sooner subdued their attacker when they are all taken prisoner by a mysterious pair of clockwork men named Copperpot and Kettle, and taken to a forgotten plantation house deep in the Kentucky hills, ruled by the wondrous Steam Man.  At first it seems a utopia, where mechanical men live in peace, free from the wars of men, and work for their common good.

 But there are secrets here, deep as a mine shaft, and dark as Kentucky coal, and Liberty learns that the price of truth just might be the loss of his freedom -- or his mechanical life!
A Preview of the Cover for "The Steam Man's Plantation/"
Watch this space for further announcements!

See you folks back here next week!

            - Clockwork Minion Master Steve


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