Okay, if you are reading this you know that I’ve changed the name of the comic. The reason is simple, Genuine Draft was a story set in the universe, it was never intended to be the main title. I didn’t like the orignal name of the comic which is how it became Genuine Draft. I’ve been thinking aboot a re-branding since late summer of 2010. I’m still working on a direction for the comic. Something different, yet keeping it the same. The main storylines will continue. Burgatory, The 153rd, Bob’s adventures, and the single comics.

Why Dreamers Ink? Simple, it’s the web address. 10 or 11 years ago, I bought the domain DreamersInk.com to start a web design business. Dreamers Ink was the name I used when doing graphic arts for people. It started in 1995 or 1996 when I got my first Mac, scanner, printer, and copy of Photoshop. I did small stuff like logos and letter heads. It paid for my internet access.

I went to school to learn how to make web sites and fix computers. When I was about to graduate, I bought the domain Dreamersink.com and put together a site. I made a few contacts then the internet bubble collapsed and the big firms that didn’t do single pages, family, church, or small sites found themselves needing business and they went from sending the small stuff to independant designers to taking anything they could get. I was out of business with in 6 months.

I decided to keep the domain and use it for whatever I fancy. It’s hosted my other creations under the JMS Entertainment name for many years, it’s still here somewhere. Once I got in to comicking again, I used it to show the world. After thinking about it, I figured Dreamers Ink was a suitable name for the comic.

But what about the comic? It will still be brick based, I may show the old Life Is A SitCom strips that happens to be what Bob and Burgatory are based on. The biggest, noticable difference will be the update schedule. Instead of daily updates, the comic will get a single update. Right now it will be on Wednesdays, with the weekends for the single panel. The thought behind this has to do with the longform comics I tend to do. Currently I do 3 panel comics 5 days a week. The new single page will be 15 panels 1 day a week. Same amount of comics, just less days. This should help make the longform comics easier to follow. I plan on converting all the older comics to this new format eventually…

I have some new ideas for the comic as well. I’m just not sure how I can get it to work. Just keep reading.


There’s a hoiday village contest held at a local hardware store every year. There are winners for the top 3 entrants. I have finished 4th 3 straight years. So this year, I’m breaking out the LEGO. For the gallery of pictures Check These Out!


I am a user of Bricklink.com, in fact it was a few days ago I recieved my most recent purchase from a store owner. I don’t remember how I found Bricklink, most likely through a forum, I was glad I did. I haven’t wasted money on eBay since. Being able to compare prices from various independent sellers is a great way to shop for those little must have parts.

Today there was an “Important Announcement” noted at the top of the page. I clicked the link and found out that Daniel Jezek died. I had heard of him and that he was the founder of Bricklink, but really didn’t know much about him. But he’s helped many fans of the little plastic bricks make dreams come true. I thank him for his creation of Bricklink. A pioneer in web based business, in my opinion, that made getting those parts needed to finish the perfect build much easier.

Danile Jezek 1977-2010

To read the announcement from his family, please go here.


That’s right, Year-3 begins on October 14th. What awesome stuff will be coming up? Well the current “Unlubricated Anal Probing” storyline goes for quite awhile, to give you an idea I am writing this post on 9-30-2010, where the boys are camping. Which officially is at the begining of the UAP storyline. I have enough of the story filmed to get it in to January 2011. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


Yes I use the term, stuff, a lot. Always have I think. Anywho, I’ve been pouring through 2 Terabytes of harddrives trying to find sosme of my old comics that haven’t be messed with. Little success. It seems as if I managed to not keep a high res version of much stuff. I want to start at the begining basically and eventually have every comic I have online. It will be done by date of original publication. So the first one would be in 1984 and the rest of non-Genuine Draft would be either 2005 or 2006 depending on where it’s stored at. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


I’m the envy of many children. I have more brick than most of the kids my family brings over. They know it’s in the house. They know where. They know they can’t touch. I buy it I get to play with it. I do have an assortment of brick purchased from garage sales that I let them use. Minifigs are the basic city ones that I have a bunch of. But that’s not the problem. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


Hi my name is Siabur (cyber), and I am a LEGO-Holic! Now I’ve known I have had a problem for a few years now. I’ve also known that it’s my addiction, there are several forums where in my sig is “LEGO is my addictions of choice, can you please spare a brick?” I’ve been spending a lot of time recently attempting to organize my storage and building space. It’s limited simply because I have to share it. I get half of the room, and the other person gets the rest. Recently we have begun to merge spaces. My stuff in hers, hers in mine. And I also had no idea what I had or where it was at. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


One of the most common questions is how do I make Genuine Draft. With LEGO® Brand Bricks is a common answer, but really it’s a bit more technicle than that. This is the basic of how I create Genuine Draft.

For starters I use Macs running Adobe Creative Suite 2, a Wacom Graphire 4 tablet, and a Samsung Digital point and shoot camera. I also use the cheapest spiral notebooks I can find, Wal-Mart durring back to school season is a great place to get many supplies.

First I start off by plotting out the story. Sometimes it’s a paragraph or more detailed outline. Scripting comes next. Then I build the set or use an existing one. Film it using a Samsung 7.2 megapixel camera with the macro setting turned on and the flash off. Import the pics to the computer and go from there to the detailed pictures. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


I’ve decided to break from the regular format of Genuine Draft and feature the weekend single panel comics all week long. So starting on Saturday August 14th and running through Sunday August 22nd.

What’s the reason behind all of this? Well it’s simple really. I am working on a new storyline and it’s taken longer than expected to write. The sets have been built for a while now, just getting the details right is taking the most time. So enjoy Single Draft for the next week, then it will resume it’s Saturday and Sunday updates.



The BCN is here to announce our next contest! Build a vehicle for the series 2 collectable minifigs. The new collectable minifigs are cool but they need something to get around in. Your task is to build them a vehicle, any kind of vehicle as long as it represents the minifig. For offical rules and entry information go here. Prizes will be the minifig themselves, and more to be announced later.

You don’t need to have a Series 2 Minifig to enter.


One of my favorite comics I read is called, “How Sweet It Is” by Scott A. Jenkins, known better by Jynksie. Durring a break in sorting the lego, at the time sorting the greebles and misc technic stuff which are a bunch of small stuff which is really boring a pain really. Anywhoo. I was moving around the 7079 Drawbridge Defense ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


I was looking for things to do a gallery in WordPress. Then I was on Frumph.net seeing if Phil was around to offer suggestions. He wasn’t there on his chat. For those who use ComicPress, Phil (frumph) is one of the developers and is really helpful in getting things going. He helped me when I messed up the site. So searching around his site I came across an article about using the Gallery built into WordPress. So I tried the gallery and was impressed with how it works. Played with it and will be using it quite a bit. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


I’ve been a good boy by not buying a bunch of LEGO. I pick up sets here and there, mostly the $10 minifig builder type of sets. Then I hit the stores with money in hand and an urge to quell. Also known as my addiction. I haven’t bought a bunch of large sets. Then I found Prince of Persia No.7573 The Battle of Alamut on sale for $59 at Toys R Us. I was in Ft.Collins Colorado on my way to meet David Adams from Slightly Off Topic comic, for dinner while he was in the state. So it was a good day. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


After work today I stopped off at Target to do a little shopping. My need to satisfy my brick craving was overwhelming. So I found a few sets, I picked up Galactic Enforcer (on sale) and some small Kingdoms and World Racers sets. I also picked a few items for the bathroom remodel. So I went to the check out line and waited. For some reason at 4 in the afternoon they only have 2 checkers. Anyway, the lady in front of me was loading things on to the conveyer belt. She noticed the boxes of assorted LEGO products and asked if they were for my son. I snickered a bit and told her they were for me, these were my vice I said. I also mentioned I’ve bought some for my Grand Niece on occasion. She smiled and said she could never buy “Boys Toys” for her girls. I was stunned. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


Don’t mind the mess. Just playing around with a few things. So the looks may change frequently as I try something new. It all works the same and the comic shouldn’t be affected unless I really screw something and need some assistance to fix it.