Reacting to my old art

Reacting to my old art

Let me set the stage. The year is 2009, a black man was just elected president, And I was in the 7th or 8th grade… I forget. I was a very pubescent… boy And I wanted to impress this girl who was a huge fan of Twilight. Remember when Twilight was still a thing? So the second Twilight movie, New Moon, was not out yet. But the trailer was. And in the trailer, there’s this scene where Bella… “NO EDWARD, DON’T!” …is running through a fountain. So, with my hormone-filled brain, I decided to draw this girl a comic. About New Moon. To impress her. And little did I know, That would be the very first comic That would start a long chain of events That lead to where I am today. That’s actually not true. The first comic I drew was this fan-made Garfield comic That I did when I was like, nine. This is the Garfield comic that came out when I was 1. Okay, back to Twilight. So I had to do some deep digging, but I found it. The very first comic that I’m counting as doing. Let me read it to you. This guy is sitting in a movie theater Surrounded by girls with heart eyes. The guy says, “This movie doesn’t make any sense!” The girl says, “Wait, what?” “It doesn’t make any sense!” “How?” “Well, first off, why doesn’t Bella just call Edward?” “He has a cellphone!” “Call him about what?” “Are you even watching the movie?!” “Well, I’m watching Robert Patterson shirtless.” Which I have been informed, R. Pats is not the person people are watching shirtless, It was actually this fellow. I mean this fellow. So then the girl says, “Look there he goes!” (girly screams) “He’s about to go in the sun.” “Why is Bella running through a fountain?” So that was the end of the comic. So I showed it to this girl and she was obviously swooning. So later I get bored in class, And I decided to redraw that Twilight comic and show it to my friends. Which I actually lied to you (again) This is not the actual comic, This is the redraw that I showed my friends. I gave the original comic to the girl. I don’t know if she kept it… But if you’re watching this And you do have the original… Can I have it back? You know who you are. So I get bored in class AGAIN Can you believe it? And I start doodling on my page And I think, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I drew like, more comics?” “Like what if I just made that my thing?” So for the next two and a half years, I started drawing six comics on one blank sheet of paper. Three on each side. They were just little stick figures, And I kept EVERY SINGLE PAGE of them. And doing that really taught me a lot about the basics of making a comic. But… A lot of them weren’t that funny. So I guess I didn’t learn that much. Anyway, when I was around 15 years old, I wanted to put my comics on (echo) THE INTERNET. This is when I started talking to a lot of art kids at my school. And I met this one girl named Tiffany And she drew on a tablet. So, okay, cool. I wanted to do that. I asked my parents for a tablet on my 16th birthday. And that’s when I started putting my comics on a little website called Tumblr. Let’s look at my Facebook profile picture. Uh… not that one. This was a public picture that anyone could see. HUHLLLLEHHH What’s going on with the scribbles in the hair? Now what happened was was that I had the contrast on my computer screen turned all the way up. Now if we turn the contrast on this image, You can kinda see what I was going for. And it’s also sad that I probably spend a LONG time working on this. So we go back to my Tumblr page, We see the first comic I ever posted. But that was not actually the first comic I made on the computer. The first comic I made was like, An introduction to all the characters. And at the end it would say, “OH!” “We forgot the punch line!” haha… so funny… But even back then, I realized that this first comic I made was going to be super important. A lot of times when I’m looking at other people’s comics, I like to click first, you know? To see how much they’ve improved. So I knew the importance of a first comic. It was gonna be the one that everyone looks at. So I scrapped the introductory one, And me and my friend, TJ, were the only people to ever see it. And it’s probably long gone. So I wanted my first comic to be good and funny. So I cracked out this one. And here’s a little tip for anyone starting a comic: Make sure it’s readable. Okay, so Tumblr automatically resizes your picture Into, like, this rectangle shape. Which is why a lot of cartoonists on Tumblr post their comics vertically. You know, I wish I could say, “Oh, I was like twelve when I made this, guys.” But nope, I was sixteen. HUHLEEHHHHHHHHH So, let me read this to you. I bet a lot of people who liked this can’t even read it. Okay. “Arizona is always hot, but Oregon is always wet.” See, look at that. I was talking about Arizona way back then. And I used to live there, in case you didn’t know that. And we see orange shirt looking out the window, And it’s supposed to be raining outside. So orange shirt says to blue shirt, “What’s your favorite state?” Blue shirt says, “Solid, but I think being a liquid could be fun.” “Nevermind.” (laugh track) “But actually, now that I think about it, being a gas can have its perks.” (louder laugh track and credits music) But as embarassing as this picture was, Look at the description I wrote. “Heeeey everyone I’m creating a web-comic!” “MHMMM.” (BOOOO!) “It’s about a modern family with three sons.” You see, with my stick figure comics I did on paper, I actually had characters with personalities, and I wanted to put them into theodd1sout. “There’s Justin in the orange shirt who’s about 14 years (old)” (BOOOOOOO) “Jake in the blue shirt, he’s 11.” “HE SUUCKS!” “And the oldest is Kevin.” “He’s not in this strip, but he’ll appear in the next!” (BOOO THIS IS TERRIBLE!) Okay, here’s what the character lineup was: We had a mom, Who actually still looks a lot like my mom character today, Then the dad (not important), And then three kids, Jake, Justin, and Kevin. And each kid had a “friend” character. Braxton, Max and Anthony. I don’t know if I ever said their names in the comic, But I chose these names because, They were actually based off real people who were my friends in preparatory school. But wait, there’s more! “I’ll post strips whenever I can.” “If you like the comic, the please follow.” “THE PLEASE FOLLOW.” “Thanks! ~James.” UHHHLEEHHH HOLY CRAP Okay so around August of 2012, I decided to change my style and give my characters necks. Then around January of 2013, I was experimenting with all kinds of different styles. And then I settled on this one. Now, this comic is great. I’m still proud of it to this day. It looks like a real comic. Oh, and these three people at the bottom are actually people I know. And then I kept doing some more in that style, And then I finally said, “SCREW IT!” I’m drawing it like this. Loading Artist and Domics were like, my two biggest inspirations making it this way. And the rest is history. Thanks for watching. (Well, that sucked!)

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Reacting to my old art

  1. Alina says:


  2. Alli Briggs says:

    Hey i think i was in your grade 9 class

  3. Because I can says:

    And I wish I could say I was 7 when I came up with the YT name Poke Kev 101 but I was 10….. Yeah

  4. Juan Vicente Martin Albors says:

    Where theood1sout public comics

  5. Ibrahim Zahid says:

    I watch Domics too!

  6. V0id .__. says:

    I unironically laughed that the state of matter comic ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  7. FIRE_ Gamer666 says:

    Where is the โ€œwear your seatbeltโ€ in this

  8. Swanton_ MLGPug22 says:


  9. Nugget says:

    How are the brothers related?They have different colored eyes

  10. Jake the snake McKinley says:

    Favourite YouTube

  11. Greeder says:

    Itโ€™s not that hard to read


    The audio

  13. Jackson Playz 365 says:

    I live in a warmer place then arazona btw

  14. FionaCat1251 says:

    The sad thing is his facebook pic is so much better than my best drawing…

  15. Candy Cupcake says:

    2019 anyone

  16. fire red says:

    James :I was in 7th grade
    Red: and I was born

  17. cherry pop says:

    Odd: can I have that
    Girl: no -_-

  18. Leo. T 20123 says:

    You inspired ME to make comics! ๐Ÿ˜

  19. paullikesreadingdavpilkey says:


    Wacom Intuos is James' Favourite thing to draw on…

  20. Elyanas Guerra-Steger says:

    I was born in 2009

  21. Evie Blรธx says:

    2019 and Iโ€™m reading twilight

    Thatโ€™s a geek for you

  22. mariam al said says:

    My sister and I didnโ€™t just do comics, we were in 1st/2nd grade publishing full magazines, then we made dad print copies and hand them out to family and friends. We gave our A game on that project. We had ad space and letters from fans, non of them were real though

  23. Gravity Falls, Fortnite, and Minecraft says:

    Your birthday is 6 day before mine. (May 20)

  24. Marshon French says:

    3:45 boooois!

  25. khidash kadatuan says:

    Wow his voice changed so much!

  26. dort rice says:

    ngl jake was actually hella cute

  27. Americanfutureguy 7 says:

    IDK why but I find it wierd that me and him have the same first name, what would be even wierder is if we both grew up watching Thomas The Tank Engine and liked MLP and …. Basically had the same interests

  28. Alexis Moore says:

    The please follow

  29. Luke Doucette says:

    THE PLEASE FALLOW!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  30. Boom_box 2.0 says:

    CEDRIC!!! NO!!

  31. gamerequiem 77 says:

    Do you have a girlfriend

  32. SuperMarioAiden Loye says:

    Ware your seat belt?????

  33. Greysonator Vlogs says:

    The mic tho

  34. Assassin Gamer says:

    I was born 2009

  35. Isabella Scheuvront says:

    OMG I HATE TWILIGHT!!! #HarryPotter

  36. egg says:

    Stick figures i was only 4… Stick figures i was only 4. So much paper i cant see the floor

  37. shotgun willy2 says:

    Nice mic

  38. Azurine says:

    2019 : Reacting to me reacting to my old arts.

  39. Erika Angulo romero says:


  40. Iosif Vissarionovici Stalin says:

    No u don't

  41. Moonlightmars :3 says:

    I was bORn in 2009 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  42. Demonic YT says:

    I feel weird cuz I luv twilight…

  43. Ansel O says:


  44. WerstInternetUser says:

    James should react to this… it is 2019 and this was made in 2016

  45. TheMasterChief117 says:

    I love how heโ€™s trashing his old stuff ๐Ÿ˜‚

  46. Ericson Ramos says:

    T H E P L E A S E F O L L O W
    Iโ€™m sorry

  47. littlepiggy14 says:


  48. NOUvELLE LUNE says:

    Lol! Rn Iโ€™m reading New Moon!!

  49. SupMara 9 says:

    You call that ART?! Nononono
    I call it MASTERPIECE

  50. MaxThe Million u says:

    Hey my name is Max

  51. the animator says:

    Dude check out my art

  52. marco el pro gamer:3 says:

    I draw you with your new art with the clothes of your old art

  53. Roblox Man games says:

    2019 hm old art? This is some old shit other videos are even more old shit

  54. Penny C says:

    James:these 3 people at the bottom are people I know
    Me: Uh James there are 4 people so ya

  55. Parity Hater says:

    Nice mic.

  56. Austin V. TV says:

    Hey everyone I'm creating a web-comic! :3

  57. Izzie Games says:

    2009…. the year I was born. It always rings the bell.

  58. Paulina Murillo says:

    Wait you live in oregon woahhhhhhh i thought you lived in a popular state woahhhhhh

  59. bruchpilot747 says:

    to be honest Watterson always impressed me… he's been so consistent. His first C&H looks like any others he did…

  60. Antisocial Animations says:

    Oh! I live in Oregon!

  61. Phat Sokha says:

    Haahhaha 0:03

  62. Kitty Lover123 says:

    ๐˜•๐˜ฐ,๐˜ช ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ต

  63. Oksana Deichman says:

    You: BOOOOO


  64. Rua1411 says:


  65. LemonBall says:

    Iโ€™m FrOm tHe yEaR 2235 aNd ThE mOoN iS gOiNg To CrAsH iN tO eArTh bE Prepared

  66. Danny Hew says:

    I realised James doesnโ€™t talk about his father

  67. Justin Franklin says:

    5:37 my name is Justin
    Iโ€™m not a lame-o
    Iโ€™m offended

  68. The Gotty birb says:

    He recorded this audio on a toaster

  69. Amy Murphy says:


  70. Amy Murphy says:

    I donโ€™t care if odd 1s Out is Reading this I Think theyโ€™re going to enjoy this comment I love every single video he makes๐Ÿ’•

  71. Mrinfen07 says:

    Donโ€™t you hate it when you make a funny comic and then you see on Twitter with the comic picture messed up with Ifunny logos with the top saying LAMO SO TRUE ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  72. Adam Materiale says:

    wow you suck

  73. DeejayCobra Playz says:

    Omg your the best YouTuber

  74. Nicholas Macke& Natie's gacha edits says:

    James your videos really have improved.

  75. saTaNs cHilD says:

    James: So there was girl in my class opposed with twilight

    Me: From my little pony?

  76. NicoTube says:

    Bro your mic

  77. Daryl Herbert says:

    U are race

  78. Yaboi says:

    Iโ€™m from Oregon…

    I feel so noticedโ˜บ๏ธ

  79. Helen Gillespie says:

    2019? Anyone

  80. suzie stone says:

    Wait, you USED to live in Arizona?!

  81. Ryku Isaigana says:

    Iโ€™ve watched this before and pressed the like button. YouTube says I didnโ€™t do either of those, so Iโ€™m watching and liking you again.

  82. Denis says:

    What is happening with James mike?!

  83. professional Youtube watcher says:

    My name is Jake and I'm 11

  84. Gacha Lily says:

    How dare you use Twilight against meh
    Now I canโ€™t stop watching ;-;

  85. Gwendolynn Long says:


  86. Vashti Clorindalim says:

    2009 is the year I was born ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  87. ใƒ„weirdo vanessa says:

    2019 anyone?
    Just me? Ok D:

  88. AlexIsANoob lol says:

    i used to have adrawing pad lol

  89. Liyema Silwana says:

    The please follow

  90. TheLegendary_Bros1 says:

    He sounds like he recorded in a closet

  91. Silhouette Nite says:

    5:37 My name is justin my best freinds name is Anthony I have brown hair and glasses wtf???

  92. Deema Assad says:

    He is 24 year old

  93. eva odell Edwards says:

    I di math and your 21 just saying

  94. Eren Jeager says:

    I have a twilight saga eclipse pillow

  95. Janna Clark says:

    Yay I love it

  96. YankeesBoy1927 says:


  97. randomness fun says:

    How come u don't have fingers

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