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Blackbeard may not have been as vicious as other infamous pirates, but make no mistake that there had to be a certain baseline brutality for all high seas criminals in ye olde days of yore. I had originally wanted to delve into this character's story back in the summer , but a 3 panel format only affords you so much room. In the world of Dino Timecop Force Blackbeard isn't necessarily what you would consider to be a "good" guy, but this isn't the first law enforcement agency to utilize questionable assets on a consultation basis.

Tomorrow is talk like a pirate day, so be sure to call up your friends and family and give them a good "yarr!". Or if you're too dignified or classy to do that, at least treat yourself to this fine music video.

Did you know that talk like a pirate day is a thing that people celebrate? It is! As luck would have it, next week is 2017's talk like a pirate day on September 19th. In honor of this most ridiculous celebration, I will be releasing 3 comics that week on a M/W/F schedule. This will give me the ability to try out and showcase a quick story in a mini serial format. In the meantime, to whet your appetite I will leave you with my favorite pirate joke:

What did the pirate's hook and pegleg cost him? An arm and a leg!

Manners are always important, whether you're in the locker room or not. Hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend this Labor Day; the panel I was a part of on Friday at PAX West went better than I could have hoped. The panel Hosts kept the audience engaged and firing drawing prompts, and the artists all seemed to have a blast with an evening of just doodling for fun. The people I talked to over the weekend who had been able to catch the panel all said it was enjoyable, and I'm very happy that this type of improv art seems to be accepted.

If you weren't able to catch the panel on Friday or didn't attend PAX West this year, we will (hopefully) have a video of the panel up in the near future. Pray to the audio AND visual gods that everything was recorded correctly. If that's something that might interest you, feel free to follow @PP_AfterDark or @Dino_Timecop on Twitter or any other social media for updates on that release.

Temporal technology is a tricky business, but luckily the Dino Timecop Force Science Division is there to help pick up the pieces when things to wrong. In this case it's several trillion pieces but hey, who's counting?

As a final reminder, I'll be at PAX West 2017 this weekend and I'll be on a live Let's Draw panel this Friday with some other terrific artists! If you're attending the convention and have that night free, I encourage you to stop by for an hour of fun. We even have some panel exclusive swag giveaways.

Let's close out this week of guest strips focusing on Frank with Chelsea's interpretation of Dino Timecop Force. It is decidedly different than my interpretation, but her wonderfully expressive and charming artwork never ceases to delight.

In one week, Chelsea and I will be on a live Let's Draw panel together at PAX West, along with talented guest artists Amy Falcone and Kris Straub. For one magic hour, we're going to take prompts from the hosts of Pinny Pals After Dark as well as audience members and draw digital art live. It's been a lot of work getting this panel together, but I'm honestly over the moon excited to be a part of something so special. There is joy in being a part of creating something, and we hope to celebrate that artistic passion with everyone that can make it to the panel.

If you're attending PAX West 2017 next week and are interested in catching this panel, the relevant info can be found here.For more updates on what's happening with the panel, be sure to follow me on Twitter @dino_timecop.