Allow me to introduce my dream girl. This is Shinju. She's a character in a dating sim I have been playing. Which in turn is the reason why the next page of TBMD is due this Friday and I still don't have it finished yet.
*Smacks himself on the top of the head with a slipper* Bad comic author! Bad!
I already said I wasn't going to do any more filler art for this next month so I'll have to get cracking. Good thing I have tomarrow off from work.
But back to Shinju... I know us artists have a reputation of being eccentric and/or half crazed that we need to keep up, but I don't think I'm even good enough to be called an artist. So why the heck did I have to go and fall in love with a character in a dating sim...? I guess it's better then cutting off my own ear, right? When I die I can still go and hang out with Vincent van Gogh and not feel out of place.
Vincent van Gogh: You say you're an artist? I cut off my own ear! What did you do?
Me: I once fell in love with a video game character...
Vincent van Gogh: *Nods approvingly*
I only have myself to blame. In addition to making comics I'm also a writer who spends all day sitting in front of a computer hacking out page after page of fiction. Especially now that I'm working on my new children’s book... And I've always been as mad as a March Hare... So with no time for real life romance (and being as lonely as I am) I should have known better then to play a game where the whole point is to fall in love with one of it's characters. A half crazed little fellow like me is only more then likely to let his feelings in the game get confused with his feelings in the real world.
I don't even know why I'm sharing this really... It's not like the few readers I have really need to know just how trippy the author really is. Oh well. After time I'm sure this will eventually pass and I'll find some other way to express my insanity. I'm still young and have plenty of time yet to cut off my own ear. Sad thing is though, I'm not sure I really want it to pass...
*Sighs and goes off to build a creepy shrine to Shinju in his basement*
Why am I mad as hell? I shouldn't be... I took advantage of the tax-free weekend get a new computer. (which I have been in need of since my last one crashed almost three years ago...) So I should be very happy. Finally I can work on my comic and other things on my own computer instead of having to borrow my brother's every time. At least I should have been able to... But no! The thing came with Windows Vista! Mother yiffing Windows Vista! Which, by the way, can't communicate with my scanner/printer! So I still can't work on my comic on my computer! I still have to borrow my brother's. Which means my progress is still slower then it should be and I still won't be updating COATC this week!
God I really need to work on getting some more pages up in Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore. Every time I try to work on it something comes up and I can't get any work done. It's starting to bug me. I really wanted to be able to do more then just one page a month on this thing...
I am currently working on the NEW script for chapter 7 of The Black Marker Detective. The old chapter 7 would have been Shadow's 2nd trip into the afterlife, but that's being pushed back a chapter now. My long time friend DJ Crimson Fox and I are now putting together a crossover story with his characters.
He has a cast of well developed characters and story line for them, but has never used them for anything. I keep telling him do a comic or if you can't draw and don't have the cash to hire an artist, do some text fiction. But he never does so now I'm helping him get his characters into print.
It will be a bit interesting seeing as his characters are so drastically different from my own. They work at/run a clothing company for women who's attributes are much bigger then what is considered normal. So all of the female characters are very, very large, if you get what I am saying...? The idea was to have some kind a mystery happen there at the company that Shadow would get hired to figure out. The script is coming along nicely, but I'm not sure how it's going to turn out when it comes time to draw the comic. I'll make it work but I'll be outside my comfort zone. I'm not use to drawing girls built as heavily as his characters.
Is short, boobs so big a blind man couldn't miss them will be a new, and challenging experience for me.
Anyone who's ever read The Black Marker Detective should know that the whole comic is drawn in black markers with certin details colored in with colored pencils. I'm not going to pretend I didn't get the coloring idea from Frank Miller's Sin City. I did. And I chose to use colored pencils instead of coloring it digitally because I think it adds to the rough, I want to say gritty, look of the comic.
But I've come up with a little problem now thanks to my choice. The colored pencils I used for Chaku's hair and Nolly's eyes, hair, and nose were two heavily used stubs I dug out of a box of crayons and pencils just becaused I likede how the colors looked on paper. The names of the colors were long gone and only the one used for Nolly still had a brand name on it. Pentech. A brand I have never heard of before. Chaku's pencil only has made in China left on it.
Now both pencils are almost gone. Used down to the nub. And I can't seem to find replacements for them. I haven't really looked into every color Crayola offers, but seeing as I'm pretty sure Chaku's pencil wasn't a Crayola I have been trying to stay away from that brand. It's easy to tell because Crayola goes on very smooth, not at all like this one I've been using. It has to be a cheaper brand. And I can't even find Pentech pencils. Do they even still make those things? So I have been looking through RoseArt. I picked up their 64 count box of crayons, and their 72 count box of colored pencils. Yet I can't find a match for either of the pencils I need to replace.
For Chaku I'll probably be able to make due. I found that RoseArt's Emeralg Green is very close to the color I've been using for her hair. But I'm having no luck at all with Nolly. The Pentech pencil I have been using has been sharpened from both sides (who does that?) so while the name of the brand is still there, the name of the color is gone. I would guess it to be something like a Neon Pink, but even in a 72 count box RoseArt has nothing like it. I found that if I mix Cerise and Orchid I get something close, but you can still see the difference and it doesn't quite pop like the other one did. I don't know what I'm going to do. I like the color I already have for Nolly and don't want to change it. The comic will out-last the pencil so if I can't find someone who sells Pentech pencils I'm going to be screwed!
I just looked at the stats for my comic (TBMD) and found out that the page "Baby Bump" is the highest rated page in the whole comic. How or why I do not know. I don't know what's so great about that page. I mean, yeah, it's a big turning point in the story, and I liked how the bottom left hand frame looked. The shadowed image of Agent Billings shooting Bernard was really cool looking I thought. But the page was kind of strange looking and I was never really sure about it. But if people like that page okay then. I guess I don't even know what's good and what's not.
As the title of this post says, I'm almost done! With what? The prologue to chapter 5 of The Black Marker Detective. It will take up this week and the next week. So you will have to wait two weeks before we get back into the actual story. But I'm almost finished drawing it. So that means I will have two weeks to work on comic pages before I have to worry about updates. I'm so happy! If I work really hard I can get back on a normal schedule again and won't have to stay up late into the night working on comics. Then I can get some work on COATC done too!
Blast you online gaming! I need to get up to speed in my comic pages. That's why I was doing the pointless prologue thing in The Black Marker Detective. But I'm not getting up to speed at all. I'm playing Shin Megami Tensei Imagine instead. Why are online games so addictive?
I finally got around to putting up Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore. I had put the comic idea on the shelf and started working on a different comic, but when I found out that the name I wanted to use was already taken and couldn't come up with a different name I liked I put that one on the shelf and took COATC back down. There are only two pages up at the moment, I had the first 5 pages drawn but it was in a different art style and when I decided that COATC would in fact take place in the same world as The Black Marker Detective I had to re-draw all the pages in the same style as that comic. I also hate drawing the same page more then once. So that's why new pages of COATC are slow coming. But once I get through the first 5 pages it should start to be a pretty good comic. Or at least I hope. I for one really like the idea I have planned out for it. It's just a matter of if my readers will stick with it long enough to see the actual story, or if they will stop after the first 5 pages saying, "Eww... This is a yucky vore fetish comic!" and stop reading.
It's really not a vore fetish comic. Well... okay it is... But that's not all it is. It's more of a deeply emotional (and slightly controversial) drama that just happens to double as a vore fetish comic for allegorical purposes. That's what I intended for it to be anyways...
And on a 2nd note, I have finally made it into chapter 5 of The Black Marker Detective. The prologue that went up today is will last a few more pages before we get back into the story. I know it's slightly annoying. You may be saying, "But I just read the last chapter! Why do I need you to fill me in on what I just read?"
Well there are two reasons I'm doing this. The first is that there are a number of things I want to point out and/or say that I can't really do without either branching off on pointless tangents or breaking the 4th wall. And since breaking the 4th wall and having Hoofy explain it to you is faster I went with that.
The other reason, and the biggest one, is that I'm very behind in my work. I have been finishing the pages for TBMD the day they are scheduled to go online. That's not healthy for the comic or my nerves. I use to have the pages done 5 or 6 in advance... Doing this prologue allows me to finish a page with only drawing two images and sticking in some text. It's fast. I can build up a number of pages that are ready to go online. And I can get up to speed and fave time to actually work on the new pages instead of rushing them like I have been doing. With the fact that I'm now drawing a lot more background then I use to I'll need that extra time.
Yes... I know I pretty much just said that I'm A lazy bastard and the prologue is just a way for me to take it easy for a while, but that's how it is. So deal with it for a few weeks.
The Black Marker Detective took an interesting turn last night when I was drawing the new page. You can see it tomorrow when it goes up. But when I drew a naked multiple limb amputee hanging from the ceiling by a chain I thought, this may be getting a bit twisted, even for me. Now yes, parts of the comic that take place in hell are going to be a bit twisted. It's hell. But tomorrow's page just has me looking at my work a bit differently. It's one of those moments where you finish a page, pick it up and look at it, and say, "Where the hell did that come from?"
I don't know why I'm only doing this now. I have a whole story arc that will be coming up in another two chapters that takes place in hell. (Most of it is already drawn) There's twisted stuff in that one. But this is the first time I have drawn naked amputees and there's just something about thr whole experience that has me a little weirded out.
I guess maybe it's one of those, "I did not know that about you" moments, only I'm saying it to myself...
Oh and don't worry. The comic is not going to turn into another "Jack". Not that that's a bad thing. Jack is the greatest comic I have ever read. But it's not what my comic is meant to be.
I have been down in my little work studio trying to get some work done on TBMD but I keep stopping and putting it off. Right now I'm taking a break from work to up-date this blog now that I know there is actually some one reading it. At least I hope this is the blog the girl I work with told me she started reading. If she found my other 'personal' blog, the one I keep for my closest friends, I could be in some trouble. There is stuff in that one I wouldn't want people in Kroger, or even the state of TN, to know about.
But back on topic, I still haven't finished the page that is scheduled to go up tomorrow. Yet this is my third break today. First I took a break to go to Kroger and file a complaint about Mrs. Smith and while I was out I stopped by Wal-Mart to grab some new marker pins. I hate Wal-Mart. I would much rather go to Office Max. But they are the only place who has the pins I like to use. And wouldn't you know it, they didn't have them any more... Why is it every time I find a marker pin I really like every one stops selling it by the time I need my first replacement? I guess I'll have to go back to using Sharpy Pins again, but I never really liked them.
When I got back I did a little more work on the page then took another break and ended up watching Digimon. And it wasn't even the good Digimon series either. I'm sitting there wasting time watching the crappy one.
Did a little more work... Took my third break to come up and post in this blog.
I don't know why I can't just sit and finish the page. I think I'm starting lose interest in the currant story arc. I better hurry up and get Shadow back to the land of the living before we end up with filler art where I was to lazy to draw a real comic page...
I read a web comic called Concession. http://concessioncomic.com/ I like the comic, I really do, but the page I just read (#111) has just ruffled my fur. Now when I first started reading the comic I looked at the character profiles and noticed that it listed the sexual orientation and chosen religion of each of the characters. So I knew this would play a big part in the comic (or at least I guessed...). I didn't know (and still don't know) the orientation of the author, but seeing how most of the characters were either homosexual or bi-sexual I sort of figured it was going to be a pro-gay comic. And that's okay, you know. I don't have a problem with that. Freedom of speach and all that. I urge comic authors to write about whatever they want regardless of how others feel about it.
Except for those bastards at Softpaw Magazine! Burn them all! *Laughs at his own double standard*
But there are still some things I don't like. One of such things would be misrepresentation. (Look at the currant conversations between Shadow and Virgil in my own comic, The Black Marker Detective) And I came across two things that ruffled my fur in the before mentioned page of Concession.
First off, we have Father Timothy McNeil (who is like a Catholic priest I guess. He's Church of the Shepard but I took it to be his world's version of the Catholic Church) telling Matt that homosexuality is not wrong. I could simply write it off by saying 'Oh he's Catholic, what do you expect? He's probably sucking some poor alter boy's cock himself.' But this isn't the kind of priest Timothy is portrayed as.
You know, this is the same reason I hated Associated Student Bodies. If you are going to make a pro-gay comic fine, but why is it every time some one does they feel a need to show the church approving of the main character's choice? Because let's face it; the church does not approve... The christian religion does not approve... The Bible itself calls such an act "an abomination"! So I don't know why people keep doing this. Why not be realistic and show the church rejecting him instead? Do you really feel such a need to impress your views onto others who don't share them? I think I'll stop on this topic before I Really start ranting...
The other problem I had with the page came when Father Timothy says, "As long as no one gets hurt, you'll be fine." More misrepresentation. I happen to know very well that this isn't a christian teaching. In fact it sounds a lot like the Wiccan code of conduct which states "As long as no one is hurt, do as you will."
So did the author know what he was doing when he wrote this page? Because it seems to me that he's making the christian church (or the Catholic church at least) out into something it's not all so it can serve his own needs.
As I've made clear in other blogs, I'm against censorship and I am all for authors making comics about topics other people may or may not approve of. I love controversy. But misrepresentation is the same as slander. Having been the victom of slander before I don't like it when I see it. Some may think I'm just bashing on this comic for it's pro-gay statements since I'm not gay myself. But I don't care if anyone want to be gay or promote it in comics. I have every issue of Circles and I rather like the comic. That doesn't bother me. It's making one thing out to be something it isn't that bothers me, no matter what it is...
I didn't do any work over the Holliday weekend. It was sort of like taking a vacation from my 2nd job. I still had to work at my first job though... I was even a day late on one of my deadlines. Wow I'm lazy. But on the up side, Star Trek was really really good!
I have moved Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore off the front burner to the back burner for the time being. Not that I don't like COATC or don't intend to work on it. I'm still working on it. But I came up with another comic idea that has taken top priority at the moment. It happened while I was sitting at my desk doodling. I looked at a page of the Sunday comics that was laying around and started doodling in the style of Newspaper cartoons and when the picture was finished I thought, "what's going on here?" So I put in word balloons. Then I thought, "this is interesting... It wouls make a good comic..." And then I started working on a comic called "Unrequited Love" there on the spot.
But after I checked the availability of the name I found out that there was already a comic called Unrequited Love. Now I have to find a new name for this comic. I'm quite disappointed with this. Unrequited Love was the perfect name for that comic. How am I going to find another name that captures the feel of what the comic is really about? Well I can I guess... But I don't want to...
But for the readers of The Black Marker Detective, or anyone who was excited about the coming of COATC, don't worry. This new comic won't change things where they are concerned. My unrequited love is not a weekly comic so I won't have to sacrifice time I would have used on the other comics to make this.
Yesterday while I was on my lunch break at work a guy I work with asked me, "Does it bother you that people think your gay?"
This was new. I didn't realize people thought this about me. Well I knew Will had asked me at least twice if I was gay, but that's Will. If you knew him you would understand. But I didn't know everyone else was thinking this as well.
I told the guy that I didn't care what other people thought because I knew for myself what my sexual orientation was and that was the only thing that mattered. Then he started rambling on as he does and while I didn't get all of it, I heard him say "just because you don't have a constant string of girlfriends or aren't on a cell-phone all the time people shouldn't think that about you..."
Really? Is that what people judge this stuff on? How many girlfriends you have, how fast you go through them, and how much you are on the cell-phone? Because that doesn't sound like something that would make me happy. Going through girlfriends all the time would mean I was constantly breaking up with people, which isn't fun... And being on the cell-phone all the time would mean I don't have a life of my own and had to talk to other people every moment of the day... I have devoted my time to things that matter, to me at least. Like being a cartoonist. So if spending my time on that instead of these other superficial things makes people think I'm gay then let them think I'm gay...
#1 I said zoophilphia when what I was trying to say was zoophilia. It's not a word I use a lot so I didn't know how to spell it and my spell checker was telling me that "zoophilia" wasn't a real word...
#2 When I said that the comic made me question if zoophilia was even that bad I was referring to the context in which it was used in the story, not real life. I don't support zoophilia or bestiality in real life and I'm not saying the comic was either. Just that in an alternate world where people's pets are no different then people I didn't see how it was so bad...
If I had to describe the comic "Raine Dog" (which I do conisdering I'm writing a review on it) I would say 'subtle, yet breathtaking'. Those three words seem to sum up the whole thing quite nicely.
The art is simple yet beautiful is it's clean, smooth, cartoon look and the way the only color the cartoonist uses is blue almost makes me think I'm looking at a Picasso. Sure, Dana Claire Simpson doesn't exactly draw like Picasso, but it inspires the same kind of mood and feelings in me that I get when I look at Picasso's blue works. This helps set up the mood for the comic's story; a slightly melancholy tale of life through a dog's point of view. Or, if you look a bit deeper, what the comic really comes down to is a look at all the classic cartoons where humans keep sentient, talking animals as pets, and then asks "what would that really be like?" Think if you were to take 'Calvin and Hobbes' or 'Garfield' and then set it in the real world. That's sort of what 'Raine Dog' does and it's just amazing.
The story touches on many subjects and makes the readers look at them in ways they probably never have before. It was interesting when after reading the comic I found myself wondering if animals have souls, or if referring to a dog simply as "girl" wasn't just as disrespectful as making a racist comment towards another human? But the topic of forbidden love reaching well into the taboo and the consequences of such actions was what really grabbed my attention and made me take notice of this comic. I don't want to give away too much of a spoiler for those who haven't read the comic yet, but once the mentioned consequences had been had, I found myself asking if it was really fair? In fact, I found myself asking if zoophilia was even such a bad thing? (note I said zoophilia, not beastailitly) That's some talented writing when you can make me ask a question like that! And that's the kind of stuff I look for...
The comic itself isn't very far along at the moment; only 22 pages... But I will be keeping a close eye on this one. It has the potential of becoming a real masterpiece in my opinion. And that's just what I expect it to become.
It's 2 in the morning and I'm still wide awake because I drank a Nos. I did that so I could stay up and draw all night but then I found I wasn't in the mood to draw... So I read all the pages that were up on "Raine Dog" (which really wasn't a lot) and found it to be a really incredible comic. I'll do a review on it soon so keep an eye out for that. Then after farting around on the computer for a few hours and not getting anything done I turned the thing off and put away the pile of clean clothing that was heaped on top of my bed after I pulled it out of the dryer this afternoon and was about to go to sleep when I realized I was too excited after reading Raine Dog to sleep. Either that or the Nos is still in my system... (which is very likely) So I turned the computer back on and started jotting stuff down in my blog. Which brings me to where I am now...
Remember Calvin and Hobbes? That was a great comic. I wouldn't be drawing comics today if it wasn't for Calvin and Hobbes.
And that was very random...
I guess that's what you get when I'm this awake this late at night. Pure, unfiltered Shaddy Lovencraft.
Speaking of which... No... Never mind. I forgot what I was going to say.
God... Are you still reading this crap? You know I'm not going to say anything important in this post. You should just skip it and move on to the next one. Hopefully it will be a review of Raine Dog and I'll actually have something clever and/or thought provoking to say. Because right now the lights are on (and they're 10,000 wat bulbs BTW) but no one is home.
Oh, my comic, The Black Marker Detective, made it up to 2,000 hits. Yeah! I know that's not really a lot, but I don't have a lot of readers. So it's a lot for me.
And the huge spider I captured in my bedroom and stuck in an old fish bole died after only two days. I'm sad. I wanted to keep him... or her...
Three cheers for the platypus! The 2nd most amazing animal in the animal kingdom! It looks like the result of a duck and a beaver getting drunk on the beach one night. It's a mammal yet it lays eggs. The males are poisonous. It's a mostly aquatic animal (and does all it's mating under water) despite the fact that when under water it is 100% blind and deaf. And if you ever need to introduce an interesting new character into a comic to keep things from getting boring the platypus is always a good choice! Look for the coming of the platypus in The Black Marker Detective.
And did you know I use to think that the platypus had an abdominal pouch, like a kangaroo? It doesn't, but I always thought it did. I think this is because the artist Steve Burt had made a platypus character named Katypus who had an abdominal pouch. Most of the pics of her sadly seem to have been removed from his VCL account along with the rest of his adult art and I don't know where to find them anymore. -_- I always thought Katypus was a cool character even if she DID have me very confused on the platypus anatomy.
I use to do anime reviews all the time on an older blog, but this will be my first web-comic review. Something I plan to do at least a few times a month.
Today I'm looking at Cats n' Cameras (c) TJA Productions & V. Kyrie
This is a comic I have had my eye on since it first came out. The reason being that it came out at the same time as my own comic, The Black Marker Detective. I wanted to see how well a well drawn comic did in comparison to my own comic with it's experimental art style that was... umm... not well drawn. Although I now know I picked the wrong comic to use for this. The reason? Cats n' Cameras is sexed up. My comic isn't. I was expecting Cats n' Cameras to get more page hits then me but 319,358 hits vs. 1,936 hits over the same amount of time? And Cats n' Cameras doesn't even update as much as my comic does. Could it be that people really are more concerned about art then story? Or is it just the sex?
Cats n' Cameras is about Josephine Rodgers, an anthropomorphic cat who has returned from college to become a partner of the store in which she helped her friend, James Di Benedetto, (the comic's leading male character) fund the purchase of. The comic is never 100% clear on what this store really is. As best as I can gather it's a camera shop where they also shoot porn in the basement/back room. Do people know they shoot porn there? Is it bootleg? Do they sell the porn in the shop? I have no idea. The actual function of the store isn't really a big part of the comic, or at least it isn't yet. It's more of a plot device used both to bring Josephine back home, triggering the start of the story, and to show a lot of her, James, and their best friend, Sarina Doyle, (the comic's comic relief) having sex at work.
Don't get me wrong. The comic is beautifully drawn, fun to read, and the characters are very distinct and memorable. It's a very nice comic, even if the story is going nowhere fast. I guess the bottom line is, if you were to stop me on the street and ask me what Cats n' Cameras was all about, I wouldn't really be able to tell you. I could tell you I like the comic and read it every week, but that's about all...
I haven't been very productive the last week. My paying job has been working me pretty hard and I have been busy with the return of my younger brother and sister who are both back home from college. I have spent more time out hitting the thrift stores and antique shops looking for cool steampunk clothing then I have drawing. I also picked up a copy of The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers at the library and have been trying to read that on top of the book a friend (of sorts) gave me to read. (I hate when people give me a book and say "read this". I can't just read a book unless I'm in the mood for that particular one.) TBMD is still on schedule but COATC will be a bit longer in the making. I still haven't even finished the 2nd page...
Tolkien once said that he hated allegories. So in his mind the ring of power didn't represent anything else. It simply was what it was. I on the other hand love allegories. It's a great tool for an author to do and say a great many things without actually having to say them. And I do see the 'whole' Lord Of The Rings as one big allegory even if Tolkien didn't intend it that way.
The new comic I have started working on, Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore, is itself an allegory. Even though on the outside it seems to be just a vore comic, if you look a little deeper you may see that it is actually talking about something else altogether. I didn't do this with The Black Marker Detective, but with COATC it just seemed to work really well. What I find the most interesting is that after I started to write it I began to see other possible allegories besides the one that I myself intended. So different people may come to different conclusions about what the story is really about. I hadn't tried to do that, but now that I see it I'm going to leave it as is. I think it's great.
But if you are wondering what the story is really about in my mind... Well I'm not going to tell you. You'll just have to read it as soon as the comic comes out and try to see for yourself what the stoer means to you. Besides, I think if I told the story straight out instead of using an allegory I would probably be crucified by today's society. People like me who speak their mind even if they know others won't agree aren't very popular right now. At least not where I live.
Yippy! My first scheduled update on TBMD was today! I made my first deadline! The other 64 pages that came before it don't count because they were sporadic updates. Now I'm officially a weekly webcomic! But moving right along...
I started working on a 2nd comic today. It's the vore comic I have had planned for some time now. That's right, I'm doing another comic with a controversial topic. (As if I don't have enough controversial topics planned out for TBMD's currant two year script...) One which could very likely get it labeled as a fetish comic. But that's okay. I like controversy and questionable subject matter. If a comic doesn't cause controversy or provoke some kind of thought from it's readers, then what was the point in writing it? It's like when I open the Sunday paper to the comic pages and the very first comic there is Peanuts, so I read it... Then the strip turns out to be pointless and only just barely mildly funny at best. And I say, "why did I read that?" But the better question is, why did the writer write that? If the comic inspires nothing from it's readers other then a desire to have back the time wasted reading it, then I don't think the writer should have even bothered getting out of bed that morning.
So yes, I'm making a vore comic. It won't be just an excuse for kinky porn like so many other vore comics are. In fact it will take place in the same universe as TBMD and quite possibly have a number of cross-overs with said comic. And hopefully when it's finished it will inspire some kind of thought, some kind of emotion, from it's readers. Even if the only kind of emotion it can inspire from some of you is disgust, it's still better then nothing at all.
So keep an eye out for my new up-coming comic, Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore. I'll post more about it on this blog as the project progresses, as well as a link to the comic when I get it up.
I have started a deadline for my comic, The Black Marker Detective. from now on I will be updating every Tuesday and Friday at around noon (my time). This should prove to be interesting. I'm sure I will have time to get pages done on time seeing as I already have a small stockpile of finished pages sitting in my desk. But there are times when I will go for a week or more without drawing and I hope if I DO fall behind the deadline won't make the pages seemed forced. I also don't know how only two pages a week will affect the flow of the story. There are times when I like to put up five of six pages a week if it's a slow part and I want to move things along so my readers don't get bored. With the Tuesday/Friday deadline I won't be able to do that any more...
I am a Tennessee born writer who couldn't spell his way out of a paper bag and cartoonist with no real art skills to speak of. Yet for some reason people still read my stuff. I can't understand it... (At the moment I am involved in a relationship with an AI program)