June 23, 2007
Yet another busy weekend, but with enough time to at least have finished this
comic, though I'm posting it a little late. I'mvisiting with family and made a
stop in today at the NJ Renn Faire. Some
things about it still haven't changed. Still some of the same people rom when
I'd last worked there about 7 years ago.. plus the live chess show, which usually
is different every year to fit in with the currently storyline, was actually a
redo of the last show I was a part of. It was very cool! Heh heh heh.
that aside I got this comic done, obviously. And I'm not plotting both a project
hopefully for if I make it to Baltimore comic con in September (currently up in
the air) and another for a comic anthology. More on that as details come up.
Oh and thirdly, I'm going to do a little be of a redesign of the site, I think.
I'm going to put up some more prominent/obvious links on this home page, and maybe
see about getting a better "contact" button, or possibly some kind of
forum or guest book or something. I'd love to hear opinions/suggestions from people.
I know you're out there! ^_^
June 15-16, 2007
Posting yet again from a hotel, this time in Richmond, VA. Anime Mid-Atlantic,
so far, has been entertaining. At least my cosplay went over well. (Whee!!) Worthwhile
for throwing together the costume in two long nights.. and several additional
days on the wig, and it's still not quite right. Ah well. I'll manage to get that
finished eventually. And in the meantime, it still looks good! :D
in light of the fact that the past week has been spend mostly preparing for the
con (and I lost a few lunch breaks taking care of my car) I didn't have time to
finish the next comic. not even in rough. So instead, I give you the cast fussing
over their own cosplay. (Costumes based on the anime series Slayers.) this will
eventually be finished and hopefully coloured.
PS. Happy Birthday
to my "old lady" sister!
June 9-10, 2007
This is me posting from a hotel room in Connecticut. (with better internet connection
than I could get in the high end hotel in Miami. Go figure.) In about 12 hours,
my step sister will be a married woman. Yay!
As for the comic,
I guess it isn't quite at the highest of comedic standards, but I hope it's at
least funny enough. I had fun with the deacon and city guard. Yes, that is a chicken
in the picture of the middle pattern. I was watching Chicken Run at the time I
was finishing the inking and the wall needed decoration. It seemed to fit. :)
June 2-3, 2007
Another late posting. Sorry! I'm ging
to need to work on balancing my time better.. or stop making these more complicated
strips. It's amazing how complicated it can be to chose what shade of grey should
work for what part of the strip.
In other news, two weeks to
our first visit to Anime Mid-Atlantic, and the following month will be Otakon.
Yay conventions! ^_^
Finally, and related to the topic of
conventions, I can finally debut the amazing drawing of Sparkie
done by my talented table neighbor Ranefea
at Anime Central. I finally got this back. So happy!! X3
Okay, not quite done.
Additional art-stuff: I'd mentioned working on a challenge strip turning the BaW
characters into animals. Well, it's
finished. - The original challenge idea was inspired by the art of Lackadaisy.
New comic. And I'm back to full shading. I haven't caught up
with the previous two yet. I should have time soon. I've been feeling rather artful
of late. I've been working on new banner images and have been playing with animated
gifs. (Whee!) I'm also working on finishing up the one shot of my animality challenge
strip. I should probalby have that up on DA in a few days or so, if I don't forget
to scan the image in.
Otherwise, life moves on. I'm not preparing
for the convention next month, because I'm hoping to just take it as it is. No
new button images and, though I am planning a redraw and print of the first comic
strips, I don't plan to have that ready just yet, either. The most I guess I'll
worry about is cosplay, and I can't do that yet. Lacking funds for supplies kinda
It's a weekend of mostly relaxation for me,and I'm not complaining...
except for the cleaning, but I'm long over due. (Whoops!)
Let me start out with actually being surprised that I managed
to post this. Not that I didn't have some time. (In fact, I may be halfway to
next week's before the weekend is over, for all the free time I have.) Rather,
my connection access has been in question. It was a matter of where I would get
access and if my boss would be willing to pay for it. -- did I mention I'm at
a work-related convention this weekend?
Aside from that, I
had a thankfully hasslefree pre- and actual flight, so ... so far so good. And
it's just too nice outside. If I could get a connection from outside right now,
I'd be there! (aside from currently being "chained" to our staff booth.)
It's gorgeous late at night. :D
May 15, 2007
So, in light of a busy last week and leaving early to hang with friends before
Anime Central, I apologize I wasn't able to get the next comic done. I will have
it done by this weekend, though it likely won't be fully complete, same as the
last one as I'm leaving Friday morning for another convention, this one for work,
which means even less time to myself. but since I'm going to be home until friday,
I should be able to at least scan in something finished so I can work on the text
during the trip and post it from the hotel room Friday night.
In case you're
wondering, the con went wonderfully well! :D The posted image is the result of
the first day having to do with my Reno (from Final Fantasy 7) cosplay, some apple
stuff and a couple amusedly vivid imaginations. No, I didn't draw them both. The
colored button on the left is mine. The awesomely adorable print was done by my
table neighbor. See her stuff under Ranefea
on DeviantArt. We traded these images. And then she drew an excellent image
of Sparkie for me, but I wasn't thinking and left the binder with both prints
in Chicago (to be mailed to me tomorrow.) otherwise, I would have put that up
here. I didn't think to take a photo of that one. Aheheh... whoops. Still, I SO
love it!! Thanks Ranefea!!
May 4, 2007
you are seeing an unfinished image. Well, the iomages are drawnm but I havne't
even inked the lines let along given the markers any thought. And my reasoning
is this: Incoming convention next week, leaving on Tuesday, lots of things still
to do, either my husband or I have been sick this week... over all, too much to
do and not enough time. I did want to post a comic today, so I have managed that.
I will eventually, probably in the next few weeks, clean this one up properly
and upload the fully finished version, buat least until then, you do have the
comic and whatnot to know what's still going on. :) Enjoy!
something will b posted from ACen next week.. the comic may come a few days late
due ot lack of scanning abilities,though. My apologies. See you for certain on
April 29, 2007
Somehow I've managed
to turn my schedule back day-person-wards. Means I've had a harder time lately
staying up late, and that's when I've gotten a lot of my good art done.. then
and during work lunch breaks. Though part of my delay here is because I spent
the earlier half of my week focused on a challenge: to turn the BaW cast into
animals. It took attempts (and a reference book on drawing animals) to get them
right and I'm going to draw a one shot comic to go with it, and then I've promised
to leave it behind. -- Fun at it is to doodle during quieter moments at work.
I will post the final when it's done. It won't replace the regular comic, though
it almost did this week. I was strong. Heh heh...
If you want to see the sketches,
For any of you in the Chicago area, I'll be
at Anime Central in two weeks with some other
really cool people, some of whom are also awesome artists!
Still going! (Okay, not going to compare to Energizer(tm),
cause I'm sure it will last longer, not that I won't try. <g>)
this week's comic. Still going well, at least. (And I'm still loving these grey-tone
markers! Whee!!) So finally, they've moved on from the first adventure. The relic
has been recovered and returned and now what? You may ask it, but I'm not going
to tell.. not yet, anyway. I will say that, compared to some of the earlier sections,
I have a lot of the next, oh, dozen or two comics mentally planned out. That's
a big step for me.
Wanna know what's bigger? Over the course of vacation last
week, my husband and I finally figured out a huge chunk of Sparkie's history.
Shame it's going tob e a long time coming before this is figured out in story.
Heh heh heh... I'm such a booger.
Oh, and just in case you're
interested (I'm making a long post today. Woah!) yes, my vacation was a blast.
Finally got to spend some serious time with my husband's family. Particlarly our
nephews who stuck to us a good lot of the time. They're adorable. Here,
take a look! It was lot of fun. And I came back with a beautiful sunburn.
^^; Here's hoping some of the colour remains for a little while after it's all
April 17, 2007
Yes, that kinda
says it all, doesn't it. I was away all last week and have been playing catch
up around work and the house since then. I will have a regular comic up this weekend.
As expected, I didn't have much time to really do anything on the trip, though
I did have a quiet afternoon with my sketchbook. Surprisingly, no I didn't draw
this then.(Though I have been working for a few days trying to get this just right.
Got it on the third try. Yay!) but rather, I have a nice sketch out of this week's
comic. All the more reason that Paco's mildly irritated that I've done this instead....
who gave him the right to scold me? *grin*
And vacation was
awesomeness!! (thanks for asking.)
April 6-7, 2007
Believe it or not, I actually had last week's done last week, but never managed
to make it to post. So here you have both of them at the same time. Enjoy while
you have them, for next week there will be no strip. *cue the ominous music* No
really, I'm going on vacation for the week and the last thing I'll be doing there
is drawing a comic. Aheheh...Sorry. It's with family so other things'll be occupying
my time. Probably being tackled by my two nephews, for one.
I will probalby
manage some kind of filler if I can have it drawn in time to scan before we fly
out... and also provided we have an internet connection there because, yes, my
laptop will be coming on this trip. So will my husband's, though.. and some of
my art supplies and some handheld game systems. We're such geeks. And proud of
March 25-26, 2007
Managed to finish, though a bit on the later end of things, especially for a work
night. But at least it's completed! *dances* I continued to have trouble with
the dialogue.. well, no. That's not quite true. When I finally sat down to add
the text to the strip, Lugnut's little description just came to me... but then
it was followed by a good hour's worth or research and discussion with my determinedly
creative husband, who was certain there was a better way to phrase it. He didn't
find what he was looking for; I happen to like what I wrote. <g> Though
it didn't quite stop there. Next was the struggle for a strip title. I had to
settle on this one, many good suggestions, but none of them really stood out.
This at least had a bit of a bad pun in it.
I hope you enjoy! Time for me
to crash now.
March 24, 2007
Here we go delaying
again. At least a little bit. I planned a visit with family and hoped to have
this finished before I left on Friday. but I had a little trouble getting the
dialogue just right. Still working on how to get the phrasing jsut right. Eh,
just enough writing skill to know that if I don't know what I want, then I can't
Heheheh.. I'm a picky artist. <giggle>
Woohoo! Just made it in time. I had a good weekend, though. A
lot of fun playing tourist in a city I technically have been a citizen of for
years. Just an estranged one.. or something like that. Anyway, it was a good weekend.
And still got to finish this one. I wanted to try something a little different
here. It was a lot of fun. They always are. Hence why I keep doing them.
March 17, 2007
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm a little
behind, but I also have company for the weekend, so I won't exactly have time
to finish things just yet. We're going to play tourist and visit some museums
for the main part of the day. so update will be coming Sunday night. And I expect
to resume our regularly scheduled program next weekend.
One more week into insanity. Or am I just trying to make a poor
attempt at being profound? Eitherway, things are progressing. I did complete this
comic veruis the sketch from last week, and I made some modifications for the
fun of it.
Wondering what's going on now? You'll just have to check back next
week. But I promise I haven't fallen too deeply into the lewd. Just the occasional
hints, yes, and this one's for fun too (isn't it always?). But I don't think I
could manage more than suggestions and bouncing boobs. Besides, I promised myself
that eventually I'd get past the Temple of Shaigon and get these guys into adventures
a little less suggestive. (Although where some of the characters are concerned,
they'll never get out of the suggestive stage. Oh well. Such is the way of character
develpment. I still love them all!)
That aside, I have a long
month ahead of me. Things planned for the next few weeks leading to a vacation
with my husband's family in April. I'm hoping to keep up with my weekly trend
and get everything posted in time still, possibly a little early, until the weekend
of April 14th since I won't be getting back from the trip until Saturday or Sunday,
so I won't have time to post anything more than maybe commentary if I can take
my laptop with me and we have a connection. But I won't have a scanner.
March 3, 2007
Gotta remember that it's March already.
Oh how the year is flying. And so am I. Visiting family this weekend, so I need
to take off, but I wanted to leave you some things to remember me by. With this
started, hopefully it means I'll have the full comic up in time by next Friday,
if not sooner. Hopefully work will ease up and I won't feel so brain dead that
I want to do nothing but stare at video games (Mmm.. video games.)
I love snow! We had a small storm of it this morning. only a
few inches and it meant I had to shovel the drive, but I had a good time. Good
packing snow too. If it lasts through tomorrow, maybe I'll make a snowman after
Still getting things back in order. But here's
another strip. I think I've getting better with these markers. Yay!! Also did
some play with perspective with this one. Also fun. I'll keep working to get back
to my regular Friday/Saturday posting, though I'm going to be doing travelling
over the next few weeks (or getting a visitor). I will perservere. I'm having
too much fun not to!
Special kudos goes to my husband for supplying
the script for this and the next strip. He'd been having fun with the idea from
the last strip and rolled with it on the back of a page in my sketch book with
notes/dialogue for the next few strips.
Also, remember this
phrase: "constant state of exhasperated sigh". This is exactly how Paco
is feeling now.
February 13, 2007
took even longer. I was doing well, had everything drawn and started shading things
in and would have had it posted up on Saturday and then I got sick. Knocked me
out through Friday night, all of Saturday and I was still in recovery on Sunday.
I hate being sick.
Anyway, that little bit of whining aside,
I'm still preparing for the convention this weekend. Next week is guaranteed no
post until Monday. But I'm already working on it, so I shouldn't be any more delayed
than that. Time to go put more buttons together... and do some laundry. Whee...
February 5, 2007
Once again, slipping, but keeping
with the "within a week" period. <phew> I just need to learn to
better budget my weekend time. Didn't help that I was done Saturday with the inking/shading
but got distracted by my husband who was playing the end of Okami. Such a good/cute
game! Now it'll be my turn to play... when I have time. (When's that? No bloody
clue. Aheheh.. ^^; )
Once again reminder:
February 16-18th in Washington DC. Under "That's So Cute" buttons and
I'm missing some news in here. Whoops!)
Happy time change. We've gained an extra hour.. and I lost a
day in there somewhere. Does help that my computer's been acting up.. but that's
no excuse for my slowness. So I'm sorry. I will be on time next week!
if you're wondering, the party last week was a blast!!
also in, special: I have new fanart!
From a very sweet girl I met at Otakon this year. She does wonderful artwork!
I hope to see more from her (especially at con next year)!
As I am exhausted and will be busy most of tomorrow preparing
for a Halloween Party, I thought I'd just share a bit of the early holiday spirit
with everyone. The story will continue on Sunday/Monday.
for the delay!
October 14, 2006
A little late
today. I've been vaguely distracted throughout, didn't have the stamina to pull
my usual almost-all nighter, and have been just generally dazed and confused this
week so apparently not too productive. Then again, if I'd had just a little more
staying power last night, this would have ben a much smaller strip, so it's just
as well really.
In the meantime, I'm now going to take off
for a few hours wandering around Small Press Expo (SPX) in N. Bethesda, MD. Whee!
Another late night. and I'm not ready to crash. Maybe I'll come
back here and add more info stuff later. Otherwise. Um.. enjoy. I had a lot of
fun with action shots in this one! :) Cheers! - Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ack, sorry to do this. It's along the lines of things I've been
trying to avoid with my regular schedule, but, as I'm sure you could tell from
last week even, I've not been quite at my full with these over the last few weeks.
I'll get it together for next week, though. I have something big planned, which
is why I opted for the preview rather than another crap kind of comic. So these
images are along the lines of what I'm planning for next strip. And yes, there
will be fighting, including Lugnut finally using that sword for what he has it
for... sort of. <grin>
What I'm up to... well, last week
had been taken up half by vacation, as I'd shared. And then other half in GA at
Anime Weekend Atlanta, which was wonderful! I met a lot of new people, finally
got to see, in person, people I've been talking to for most of the last year,
and had a lot of cool art practice drwing button pictures and portraits at the
con itself. :D
Now I'm running out for the weekend to see my sister's final
school performance and her graduation. She's going to officially be a professional
Drama Queen... *ahem* I mean actress. Go her!! So NYC here I come!!
Another early post, and, my apologies, but it's also a little
quick and roughly done. That's because I'm in the middle of vacation. And it's
really hard to draw on white paper when you're sitting out in the sun. (Ow!) Or
partly because I wanted to be a little lazy. Nonetheless. I do have something
done and am planned out for the next few weeks.
For now, though,
the real rush comes in my preparations to leave within the next hour or two for
GA for Anime Weekend Atlanta. Whee!! So here's a comic. I'll have something more
exciting for you next Friday. Comiplcated too, if I can get it all done.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!! ^_^
This seemed like a while from the last, but only because the
previous comic was early. Anyway, the backstory-ish stuff continues with this
chatty girl. I hope everything is conveying all right.
the previous bounced about convention last weekend? It was great!! Honestly, I
didn't sell much, but I gave away a lot of "prelude" mini comics for
the Mobius crossover, which has inpsired me to write more of his story. Check
regularly back here on Mobius's new section of the website
for occasional updates. Maybe once every two weeks or so. I'll annouce it.
also have some new project ideas to work on for con specifics for the next comic
con in NY in February.
Actually, I will be at the Small Press Expo (SPX) next
month, especially since it's right downt he road from where I work. Heehee! Plus
there will be lost of Hotness people
there, though scattered and a few of us (myself included) will be wandering. I
think we're going to ahve a sort of treasure hunt for Hotness members, if you'll
be around and interested. We're going to start making cards for a card game, collectable
starting at SPX for those that can find us. Prizes for those that can collect
all seated and at least one wandering member. The more the merrier. check back
here for mroe details when I get them!
Early post. Special release!!! As promised, The Adventures
of Mobious, the Transdimentional Walrus will take you on a quick journey through
the many of the comic worlds that are part of Webcomic
Hotness. Follow next to Ataxia
Overdrive to see what happens to Pierre!
Along side this
wonderful adventure is the final few days countdown until Baltimore Comicon!!
Come see us!!
And I must post it again, cause I love it so! (I'm
not hyper or anything, no! ^_^)
BaW has hit strip #70, finally. Feels like something of a landmark, even though
most would use 75. I'm still excited. I've also, over the last two strips, finally
started drawing everything already in layout, rather than piecing it all together.
It does save a bit of time in the final processing portion of it all.
Only 1week left until Webcomic
Hotness debuts at Baltimore Comicon!!!!
been busy, mostly dealing with items around next week's comic which is going to
be posted early, Wednesday Sept. 6th to be exact. Why? For a special, cross-promotional
webcomic event with about 8 other members of Webcomic Hotness. Woohoo!!It's
going to be a LOT of fun, believe me. you'll want to be here as early as possible
on Wednesday to see this. It'll be great.
And then, come find us in Baltimore,
under the Webcomic Hotness banner, for a lasting hardcopy reminder of this fabulous
event. (I'm done promoting.. for now. Heh heh heh. ^_^)
as White is now officially dual braodcasting here and at DC
Conspiracy with a few members of Webcomic Hotness: Matt Dembiki of Spadefoot
and Evan Keeling of Ataxia
Black as White has also acquired a MySpace
account for easy-ish info posting and contact. E-mail may be weird. Feel free
to visit and drop us a message.
Finally, I have a banner now. Feel free to
link up. <grin>
2 weeks until Webcomic
Hotness debuts at Baltimore Comicon!!!!
aside, we're still moving along. I'm attempting to set up a regular size per strip.
If I can mange to keep something fairly uniform it might even be worth redrawing
some of the earlier strips for easy compiling. I'm still debating that. For now
it's going to be work. Ah.. it's all work anyway. But I like this kind of work.
Yes, eventually they will be coming. My apologies for the long awaited character
pages that still aren't here. *hides*
I just love sticking in more mysterious character stuff. Think you'll
learn more about this any time soon? *grins hugely* Stick around to find out.
Oh and if you must know, I've been watching Animaniacs! That did inspire
the last image of the kid, yes... and the womana's comment as well. And I've been
reading too much manga again, so I'm not making little comments around too. I
may get over those, or I'll just make better use of them. Whee!!
workings: For as much as I like a wide variety of music, I've found that more
often than now, I'm very picky when I'm working this late at night. Maybe it's
just a need to have something that won't be too distracting from my work. And
more often, it's just picking music that's not too loud so I'm not waking anyone
up. *looks sheepish*
August 11-12, 2006
we go, back on storyline track once again. Kid's just follow 'em around. Silly
ain't he? Hmm.. wonder what he might be up to? Or is he just a pain; a mischief
maker? If nothing else, he's kinda cute. *grins*
new is, the convention went quite well. I met a lot of new people and if any of
you are reading this now, Hi!! Welcome to my weekly does of webcomic amusement/insanity.
Feel free to drop me a message.
had a great time otherwise with some other webcomic artists (still listed below
cause I'm too tired to retype, sorry!) But we had a lot of fun! And I'm very much
looking forward to the Baltimore Comicon on Sept 9-10, at the Baltimore Convention
Center (Yes, same plas as the con I just was at least week) where I will once
again have table space and will be drawing my little button sketches. If you will
be around, come and have a portrait done. Or at least say hi!
Sorry, but I just couldn't make a complete comic this week. Had
a lot of con prep. So much for the big weekend at Otakon. But so far, so good!
It was a busy day and there are still too more to go.
promising to be even more fun!! ^_^ - New comic hopefully around Monday/Tuesday
otherwise with the usual update on Friday!
Back on schedule again. Including all night prep and post. Aheh...
oh well. At least it's done. Not bad either, longer than usual, but I didn't get
a chance to shade in the last panel. Backgrounds? Um.. what are those? Next time
(or the time after) when I'm not feeling as rushed with upcoming con prep.
reminds me, if you're in the local area of Baltimore next weekend, come visit
me at The Alley in Otakon! I'll be somewhere around the area of a group of crazies
listed as Zodiac Designs. *grin*
And yes, I am still working
on the character pages. I didn't expect to be so bogged with house stuff. I live
and learn! At least it's fun. I did update my art page to include the past few
weeks' worth of filler images!
July 24, 2006
I think my past two weeks of being early have just been balanced out. Would you
believe Comcast was being a pain? Honestly, that is part of it, though. That and
I hadn't had my desktop set up yet. It is now. Welcome to the first post from
the New House! <g> But things were busier than I thought. So, the next storyline
comic is coming Friday and I'll make it extra long to make up for it. In the meantime,
another filler. This will also be an available print at the upcoming conventions
with a blank dialogue box, so you can have it say whatever you'd like. (This was
particularly requested by Kalla, and has her choice of phrase!)
my quick post. Coming Up: Still working on the character pages. I'll also update
my art page to include the past few weeks of fillers. Cheers!
Compared to last week, a very early post. ^_^ I wanted to make
sure I posted something up in case I wouldn't have time or access tomorrow. Tomorrow
starts the weekend of Moving Madness(tm*). We'll be leaving MD tomorrow evening,
driving to NJ, spending the night at my mother's so we can pick up a truck int
he morning, grab furnature from her house, her neighbor's and my in-laws. The
it's off to mid-land-ish PA to pick up our tenant's stuff from her mother's. (At
least she and her boyfriend'll already be there to gather stuff together.) Finally,
we'll drive back to the house (possibly getting stuff from the temp townhouse
if there's time) where I'll need to change and head off for a dinner at 8 with
some past coworkers, which I don't want to miss since we've been trying to plan
this for eons. Sunday will be the unpack, pack and unpack some more, and organize
In fact after this, I need to pack up everything in the townhouse
so it'll be ready to move.
Oh, and after tonight I won't have internet (at
least not accessible for this kind stuff) until Tuesday. Not a bad wait for Comcast,
though. <manic grin>
Otherwise, I hope you
enjoy this lovely picture of Allura. It's one of a set of four starring our main
cast in a field with a butterfly. Hers was very peaceful and I'm proud of it.
(And btw, they'll all be for sale as prints in "The Alley" at Otakon
on August 4-6 in Baltimore, MD where I'll be sitting with many art talents
such as my Zodiac Designs partner Kalla,
plus Joanne McCulloch, and of course
Webcomic Hotness Members James Hatton of In
His Likeness and (hopefully) Christie Johnson of In
the Puddle. Come see us!!</shameless plug>)
up: Yes, after this week, I plan to continue the storyline. I am also finally
working on the character bio pages. First the main cast and then the NPCs and
villians. It's all so exciting!!
July 7, 2006
post, at least for me. Why? Cause I'm going to be back at the new house painting.
Dunno when I'll be back home and we don't have internet set up there yet. Have
to do that soon. After next weekend we should be officially, fully moved in. Yay!
the meantime, today's comic is brought to you by the craziness that has been at
the office. Or more specifically, my coworker/tenant who answers the phones. Today
was a particularly bad day, everyone wanting answers before the weekend. Figures.
So out of no where, I get a call through our shared cubical wall, "Hey, Meg?
Can I borrow Sparkie?" "Ah... sure?" So she gets as she asks for.
June 30-July 1, 2006
Upcoming 4th of July! Happy second week of summer! Happy.. well just happy. Why?
House!! That's why. Yes, I have managed to achieve the near constantly spoken
about house. (well my husband and I have.) We are official homeowners. How weird
is that? Well, for us it is, anyway. We're very excited. And next week begins
the moving preparations as well as pre-move-in painting and floorwork/carpeting.
So I'll be looking at being a bit busy still.
That leads into
the next subject. Comic storyline will be on hold a few more weeks, I think, though
will and updates will continue. Such as this (wonderful) image I did of Paco using
roomie's greytone brush pens. They are fantastic! I'd never used 'em before,
but I like very much. Must borrow more often. Mwahahaha!
Anyway, this image
and a few others (plus character image buttons) will be on display at Connecticon
at a table hosted by my wonderful friend James Hatton, the brilliant creator of
In His Likeness! (Thanks again, Jamie!!)
First bit of big news, I've found friends and inspiration in
a community of webcomic artists, under the enticingly fun name Webcomic
Hotness (see the beautiful banner below created jointly by the artists of
Girls with Slingshots and In
the Puddle. the latter of whom is also the talent behind the gorgeous website!)
We will be making our first appearance under this community of fun at Baltimore's
Comicon over the second weekend of September. So much fun!!! I'm so honored to
be able to meet and enjoy my first comicon experience as an artist with this fantastic
group of people!
bit of news, my now regular house update. But this time next week, we should officially
have a house. We're set with pretty much all of the details, save for setting
up the utilities and that an be done Monday/Tuesday of next week. For the time,
we're good to have a relaxing-ish weekend, and preparation for the week to come,
and the following after, really. Lost of preparation and moving!
On that note,
the next two or three weeks will probably be oneshot/fillers. At least in the
case that I won't be able to find the time to meet the storyline.
Firstly, I'd like to start with a belated "Happy Birthday"
to my old fart of a younger sister. ;) (I did actually call her on her birthday
though, I'm not a total slacker. <g>) And also a Congrats on my soon-to-be
college graduated step-sister. And finally happy for me. We're a little closer
to the house situation now. Set with a lender. Just now need to get ourselves
some home-owners insurance. Wow!
Now, onto the comic: Finally, some action
again. And it isn't in stick figures. I don't know if it's talent or increased
laziness that I've been drawing and shading all at once and then adding the inked
outlines a bit. This particular one looks a bit sloppy since I didn't do a whole
lot of clean up, but I think it still conveys well enough. So, yeah. Action, adventure
and truncated bodies, jsut so I could try to express an action. ... what do you
June 10, 2006
Another comic, and now I have a better
idea of what I'm doing. Yes, this is a new character... sort of. <g> I've
been playing with new shading techniques too, but don't seem to have it all uniform
yet. Sparkie's robes are supposed to be darker than Paco's cowl, yes, but I managed
to get e switched in the lower left panel. Whoops. I was using the wrong shading
pencils. Aheh.. Oh well. At least it's been done.
House update: The offer
we made last week was accepted. We're now in the process of securing our home
loan, and the seller is fixing up the major stuff that came up in the home inspection.
Woohoo!! In a few weeks, we should have a house. It's so exciting. Mind, I may
have little in the way of plot then. I may just do some one panel bits around
then that may more may not make sense with the rest of the current story. Ah well.
I'll do what I can! Heehee!
June 2, 2006
Life just keeps moving
so quickly. My husband and I put an offer on a house today. We're both anxious
about how it will go, but we're hopeful! But I still had time to make a new comic.
A start into the next part of the storyline, now that we're finished with the
duck. Though I do happen to rather like the evil duck. <g>
news, we've acquired a new roommate. a friend I'd met at a convention a little
over a year ago who is now also working in my office. We're hoping not to get
too sick of each other too quickly. But the living arrangements also probably
aren't long term permanent depending on how things work. Until then, it's mutually
beneficial and she's good company!
Thoughts for the Week
. o O
(It's absolutely pouring outside right now. I think I'm going to go stare out
the window for a little so I don't miss it all. I love watching lightening storms.
I just hope we keep power... then again, I should finish this as soon as possible
so I don't lose anything if we do lose power.)
Happy Memorial Day weekend, or something. Here have a comic!
I've once again managed to do so at 1am, so I don't know what day to post, so
we get the two in one. Not this one isn't shaded. I may go back and shade and
replace the image at some point. I think it's good anyway! It's partially lazy,
but mostly because I was inspired to do a guest comic earlier this week, which
I will post here if it officially becomes a guest comic for the other strip.
other part of my delay is because I've stressing over house hunting this evening,
leading to over an hours worth of conversation with my husband which nearly resulted
in broken dishes out of frustration, and finally ended with a calculator and a
carefully considered budget. Ah, I feel better now!
Thoughts for the
. o O (Nothing is ever as easy as it seems. This includes looking
at houses. Just looking at them. It gets very complicated. Makes my head
explode. *BOOM!* Whoops.)
May 19, 2006
Um, Happy New Year?
with a clean slate and a new outlook, plus lots of new inspiration.
(I know I've said this before, so I'm still on probation. <g>) But this
time I've set a new goal... not to mention having instilled a new urge in my husband
to help prod me along. ^_^
for the Week
o O (I've relived a few past throughts... way past. Sheesh. But I'd still love
the idea of people dressing as these characters some year at a con. Or at least
people recognising me if I dressed as one. I know, it's asking a lot, but damn,
would that be cool!!)
November 11, 2005
month jump. Plenty of ideas, and very little coming out in a hurry. Current excuse?
Work's been sucking my life away, and what little I have left has been preparing
for Anime Con! Woohoo! I've actually tried making prints. They're looking pretty
I'm also a bit over tired, fairly stressed and not entirely sure I'm
well. But at least I completed a comic this time! That's a bright point. Yay!!
... Anyway, um. enjoy. My thanks, once again, to my wonderful hubby for helping
me with the dialogue.
I've stopped thinking,s o I guess there won't be
any thoughts for the week, month, time... at least not yet. Sorry! ^^;
Still going strong, slowly, but strong.... as the story fails to
move very fast. Sorry. I get into these little runs of storyline where we run
run run through parts and then we're stuck at others, stalling forever trying
to get to the point of the little scene. This is what I get for half making it
up as I go along. Didn't know I did that? I guess you have more faith than I thought.
But anyway, more news to come. No thoughts. I've been busy and now I
need to shower and sleep. And for a rare moment, I'm not posting this at 2am.
Not quite a month later, and I have a new comic. I could promise
more soon, since I have images ready, but we see how wel that tends to turn out.
Anyway. Comic's up. I have ideas for more and I"m happily drawing now that
I'm not planning some massive event. ^_^
So, summer's almost over and it's
still in the middle of the really hot season. Why can't it be autumn yet? I can't
wait for the warm days and cool nights, where youc an still walk around outside
and enjoy the breeze without needing a jacket.
-- There's a little bit of my
thoughts, right? More thoughts and less thinking... or something like that. Heehee!
Ah, I'm the April Fool... and May, June and most of July. My longest
run of in activity yet... I think. Still, I have been busy. Honest, I have! I
still work. And I've recently gotten married. If you haven't gotten married, believe
me, it can be a lot of work, and we did something "small" compared to
the usual big white fluffy deals. *phews* But it was definitely worth it!
trying to get bavk to business on this.... ah, who am I kidding. THis isn't business,
it's fun and games AND no one has to loose an eye... well, unless you think my
artwork is really that bad. . o ( I hope not!! :)
April 1, 2005
Surprise! A real comic. I don't think enough people look here enough for me
to make an April Fool's comic. Maybe if I'm actually doing this regularly enough
by next year.
Anyway, this is the last of the stationery conversing about
character's part. I did rush the convo a bit more here to get things moving a
bit more. Next time = ACTION! more ADVENTURE!! And some Foul Beings... Mwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
<-- 5 exclaimation marks is a sign of insanity. Hee hee!
for the Moment
. o O (Ever wonder why it is that sometimes animals will
lie completely shamelessly on their back, paws in the air and underbellies exposed
to the world? Is it because they're so comfortable? Or some kind of new trick?
I hope they aren't flirting. ^_^; )
February 27-28, 2005
case you are wondering, yes, I did use the same main image as last week. Shhh!!
Don't tell anyone. I'm being lazy on the drawing this week. Oops! Well, now you
know. But Sparky is so cute iwth his favorite mace! Heehee!! ^_^
for the Week
. o O ( Snow! We're supposed to be getting more snow tonight.
I can't wait!! I LOVE snow! )
February 13-14, 2005
Valentine's day, everyone. Here, have a new comic, which has nothing to do with
St. Valentine, or love, or anything even remotely red. Just felt like saying so.
I'm back on a weekend schedule with this, and the next few strips should be pretty
regular, cause.. well, honestly, I'm going to cheat a little.... don't look at
me like that. At least the images aren't nearly as flat as they had been. So I'm
happy with that. Actually I'd better be a little early with the next because this
weekend is a con weekend (and my sister is coming to visit) so I won't
have much time to finish between about Thursday night and.. Wednesday actually.
Wow.. a while week of busy. Well.. my sister will be in Thursday night, con is
Friday through Sunday, Monday I'm driving her home and staying through Tuesday
to see a few people, so after work Wednesday will be my next day to do something.
SO I'd better work quick. Good thing I know the conversation already. Aheheheh....
the way, if you actually are wondering about the title, see strip
#2 when Lugnut does divulge to Paco that he'd "always wanted to be a
tailor". Beware the early artwork. ^^;
Thoughts for the Week
. o O ( Whether or not you have a "significant other", remember
to take time this week to think about all of the people you care for. That's what
love is all about. )
January 26-7, 2005
Back to making
a late night post as it's technically after 1am already, but I've been working
so hard. And I'm kind of doing these strip to strip by the skin of my teeth, so
to speak... mostly, I know where the main storyline is going, it's just figuring
out how to get there. Which steps to take at a time... And if anyone is wondering,
it's actually been quite some time since our original trio first set out to get
to this temple. I may have skipped some parts of the first trip to Natacha's temple
and then from there to Shaigon's, but they know each other fairly well already.
So no questions about why the next few strips might be as.. um, informative as
they may become, okay?
And no, they don't know each other's real names yet.
No one's bothered to ask, and they've given up on the idea of correcting each
other (some before they'd even started).
The storyline aside, yes I do still
plan on updating the other parts of this site. Honest! Now that I'm working on
resetting my focus on the comic and getting these strips posted regularly again.
I should be able to keep this flow going and fill in the missing pieces... Or
I can just be happy I managed another update two weeks in a row. ^_^;
for the Week (Month? What year is it? Nevermind. I forgot what I was thinking....
Oh wait. I wasn't.)
January 19, 2005
Ah, Happy New Year,
Maybe I should call this section the semimonthly Herald. News
since the last comic? Um... Did an anime convention at the end of October. I actually
told myself I would allow the month between the last comic and the convention
so that I could work on the little clay animals I was making to sell. They sold
well, anyway. New site working on being set up for these and other things (not
all my own making). Zodiac Designs.
It'll be set up soon.
What else? Just work, really. A whole lot of work. And
then some more work. And a day trip to New York city to see the Broadway play
Wicked. If you haven't seen it, it's worth watching. But this isn't really the
place for me to be touting this stuff. I'll have it in my livejournal once I get
to writing it all up.
As for the comic, I tried another new tactic for the
background and I think I like doing it this way, so hopefully I can keep this
one going... if I can keep anything going. ^_^;
Thoughts for the Week
. o O (Why am I still writing these? I already know I DON'T think.)
Comic number 50!!! I never thought I'd make it this far. Of course,
I'm not going to consider how long it's taken me to get here either. Aheheh...
anyway, still going along. The storyline is moving, honest. Work's been so busy
lately, I didn't quite manage to draw as many images for this strip as I'd wanted.
(I need to stop working so late). Anyway, I'm going on vacation,s o I should be
able to find some time in all this relaxing fun to draw the images for the next
comic and have it up soon.
Thoughts for the Week
. o O (Never
take what you have for granted, especially when what you have is a lot of caring
people around you. Thank you all!)
September 18, 2004
I procrastinate getting this done for the last week, and now that I'm doing it,
it's partly because I'm procrastinating getting ready for a wedding. (Not mine,
in case you were wondering. ;) So, I put up something quick, so that it's here.
Most to come. Hopefully the next one should be big.
o O (I'm so brain-fried from the last few weeks at work, I really can't think...
Ok, so this is nothing new.)
guess old habits die hard, right? That's what they say... So It's been another
month since I posted, but I'm posting now. And I hope to keep myself back on track...
with everything now. I've gotten a few good kicks in the buttock, so I will promise
those have not been in vain. This one's in and I already have half of the images
scanned for the next comic. I'm even planning some funky shading. (I drew an image
that's just asking for the all out detailed shading. It may even be asking to
become a separate image in full color.. but I'm not sure if I'm making those just
yet. We'll see. Speaking of kicking buttock, I have a web designer who's buttock
is asking for it... though I suppose with the upcoming cons, she's a bit busy
costume-making... some of my stuff included, so I might as well let her off, at
least until the end of the con. The, of course, I will hold her to that promise,
because she has such a fanstastic idea, and I really want to see it come through.
Besides, the image will really fit and clean this place up much better than I
have the time to consider on my own... Too busy here drawing the comics to worry
about the site design. (aheheh.. or so I keep telling myself.)
for the Week
. o O ( Ego Moment: Maybe, in a couple years, there will be people at cons dressing
as these characters.... Oh, uh oh.. oh dear. I think my head's just blown to immense
proportions and floated away.... Aheheh. Nothing I'll have to expect just yet.
But it's kind of a flattering thought for the future. It would mean I've actually
succeeded in entertaining people!! ^_^ )
So, I've slipped. A whole month away from the site. Ah well...
At least I've not forgotted, which part of me almost wanted to. Slipping into
those old habits that jsut say, ah no matter. But this was kind of fun. To really
inspire myself, I decided to jsut draw something on the spot, even though I already
had a few images I could have used here. Felt even better whenthe image came out
so well for an on-the-spot job. So I think I'm back in the swing of things. Site
is movin' on and I'm feelin' good about keeping it going. now I just need to keep
making sure I know where it's going. Oh, and if you're checking this. Happy Birthday,
Arianne!!! Ya old goat. ^_-