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calling it what it is

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Oh, hi. I remember this.

So I haven’t updated in quite some time. Unfortunately, life has gotten far busier than I planned on (when does it not?) and I’ve been caught up in all the wedding stuff, and graduating stuff, and job-hunting stuff, and so here I am, comic-less. I keep working with good intentions of updating, but I just never get a chance to with so much other stuff going on. It’s frustrating, but the end really is in sight.

Having thought about it, I’m just going to call it what it is and take a break. The story isn’t caught in mid-chapter, I have the next ten or so pages sketched up, and some of them even inked and colored, so I’m in a good place to be ready to go when I get there. But for the next month, I’m going to be up to my eyeballs in crazy. I’m getting married in two weeks (holy crap when did that happen) and then I’m going on a roadtrip for the next three weeks after that, so while all I’d really like to do is get a comic done, I know it ain’t getting done in that span of time. :/

My plans for doing the book are still on, but like everything else, that takes time and I want to do it well, so in reality it takes even more time. But it will be worth it when I get there.

My plan is to be back and ready to go on the 27th, which is right around the time I first started posting the comic back in 2004. It makes sense, and it falls in a nice spot, time-wise. So that shall be that.

In the meantime, this is probably a nice chance to go back and catch up on the story if you’ve missed anything. And if you were ever thinking of clicking the “Donate” button in the sidebar, this would be a good time since my hosting bill comes up while I’m gone and my budget is looking kind of rough at the moment. D:

In any case, I apologize for all the delays and if all goes well they won’t last much longer. Thank you for sticking by me, and I hope you’ll stop by on the 27th! <3

where is everybody

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Last page of chapter five, sweet.

I have the cover sort of worked out for six, that just needs a scan and upload, maybe later tonight if I get to it. I haven’t even started pencils for six yet. At least I have the first few pages scripted out, though. As a result, there may be a short delay in getting them up (since I have to actually make them and all) but we’ll see how it goes.

Been drawing/inking new pages for the book like a crazy person. There are at least 40 in all and I’ve gotten through less than half so far. Still, I’m pretty happy with how things are rolling along in that department. I’ve started laying out pages and it’s all looking pretty good. Maybe I will be sneaky and post some pictures of things in progress later!

Somewhat related to that, I have (yet another) question to pitch to anyone reading this:

If I made it so you could order the book through an actual bookstore like Barnes & Noble or Borders, or even through Amazon online, would anyone actually use that? I think it would add a little bit to the overall cost of the book, but not too much. I’m still researching and weighing out my options, so we’ll see where that goes. There are more details in this thread on the forum, which I’m using to keep track of stuff related to this and let people know what’s going on in more detail. (There are other forums besides that one, though, and you should totally check it out if you haven’t already!)

Now I am going to go be lazy with videogames for a while. Pokemon Platinum, yes! 😀

a great big superstar

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Good morning! Page 5-21 is go!

I felt like doing something a little different (within reason) so the next couple of pages here are going to be watercolored. It’s my comic and I’ll do what I want. >( No, seriously, the next bits are supposed to be a little blurry and I like to illustrate those kinds of parts with watercolor. This is trivia, I guess. Although I don’t do it as consistently as I’d like.

Book progress is moving along slowly this week, although it is moving. Got a bunch of work done on page layouts and some illustration work for one of the bonus comics done, so that’s a plus. Right now I’m comparing printers, but it looks like I’m probably going to stick with lulu for now because it seems to be the best quality and price with the least financial investment from me (because I am broke). More details as they come.

Here are some other cool things for the moment:

  • A new forum, if you’ve ever felt like using such a thing.
  • I added a link in my links section to Demon Eater, which is a really neat little comic.
  • I got a haircut. Yay.
  • The next update is all set to go because I managed to get ahead somehow? Go me.
  • There is a new free download from Nine Inch Nails, if you’re into that kinda thing. I love free music, and when it’s free NIN that’s even better. Trivia: my iPod is never without a little Trent. Om nom.
  • I still can’t decide if the Battlestar Galactica finale was satisfying or not. It tied things up but. Baaaawwwww. Now what am I going to watch?

It’s getting nice out again and all I want to do is pack up the car and go on a roadtrip. Around this time last year I was on a twelve-hour drive to Chicago and it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. There’s no better way to get to know someone than to drive across four states with them. I miss that.

So with that, I’m out. More in a day or two.

Vote if you can! <3

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