Back in 2010 I started a little side project I titled “Cookies & Cream” which was a webcomic about a disagreeable french lop rabbit named Cookie. Much of her personality and antics were inspired by the real life pet I have of the same name, and I thought a comic would be a good way to help improve both my storytelling and art skills. As in all things, life kept getting in the way of allowing me to update the comic regularly, and after the birth of my son I pushed the comic to the side.
Recently my son turned three years old and with his growing independence and the larger place that we’ve moved into, I now have a dedicated office to work on my art. That means more time for freelance work and more time to work on my own projects. Also, while I’ve done very little other than the odd sketch or two over the past years, I still get requests from old fans to bring back Cookie. Everyone’s encouragement has been incredibly heartening and I’ve decided to resurrect the comic.
My art and comic drawing techniques have evolved since 2010 so I feel that to start right where I left off would look too jarring. However at the same time I don’t want to do a hard reboot because there are too many good gags and stories I told in the old work to completely toss out. So what I am doing is a bit of a ‘soft reboot’, where I am starting off with a brand new website and brand new content, however I will be posting comics from my archives as well. Some of the comics were good but I felt they fell a tad short in either art quality or comedic timing, and these I will completely redraw in order to bring them up to my modern day personal standards. I also lost a lot of the high res versions of the comics when I switched to a new computer, so redrawing the best of the old archives will ensure that I have the option to publish a printed collection down the road if the opportunity arises. Also this allows me the ability to make all comics posted to his site fit a standard format. Since the old comic was started as an experiment, there are a lot of a size differences as I tested new formats and I think it suffered from a lack of cohesiveness.
My old fans of the comic will recognize some of the old work however hopefully appreciate the new updated versions, and new fans will get introduced to stories and gags they have not been able to see before. Best of both worlds I hope.
If you’re happy that I’ve started Cookies & Cream back again, and you’re eager to ensure that I can continue to bring regularly updated comics for years to come, you can support this comic in a variety of ways. If you aren’t a starving artist like me, consider sending me a tip via Paypal or signing up for a monthly support through Patreon. Something as little as $1 really adds up and helps me pay the monthly costs I pay to use the software and hardware needed to post new content. Also, Patreon subscribers get to see new comics before they come out as well as WIP sketches and patron-only sketches. If you can’t afford to give financial support you can help me immensely by sharing the comics you find funny on your social media of choice and giving me feedback on my work. You would be surprised how much a kind email or positive comment can do to give me the boost I need to get up early in the morning and draw. Seriously it’s better than coffee!
Thank you everyone for your encouragement and support in helping me bring back Cookies & Cream. I am starting with updates every Sunday so please stay tuned, bookmark this website, and follow Cookie on Facebook and Twitter!