I can't believe it! Another web comic with a fox named Shadow?! Well okay so maybe I can believe it... After all, Shadow is a very popular name for foxes in the Furry community. It only makes since we would start to see it in comics more and more...
Any way, check out Sandra and Woo. It's a cute comic that reminds me of a modern Calvin & Hobbs. I like it anyways...
My life has been very busy lately. As seen by a whole month with no new pages going up in any of my comics... I even added Moldy Fox as one of the authors to Fox Chicks and the comic still hasn't updated any. But then Moldy has always been a slacker.
Maybe I can get some work done today.
Oh, but funny thing. I did a page to Black Marker Detective last night and found that after not drawing anything for over a month my hands have forgotten what they were doing. Chaku came out kind of funny looking. The next few pages will probably be quite interesting.
I'm back from Con Nooga and I have to say it was amazing. After three years of MTAC and all it's bull shit, Con Nooga was a much needed breath of fresh air.
First of all, the con was huge. MTAC has always been crammed into three little halls and two main rooms from which all the other rooms sprouted. It's small. Way smaller then it should be considering the con just gets bigger every year. It outgrew that building two years ago and they are still using it. Con Nooga on the other hand is held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel which is an old converted train station. The place was huge. So big you could actually take a shuttle buss from one side of the con to the other if you didn't want to walk. Maybe that's not so impressive for some of you, Dragoncon goers come to mind. But for a small con guy like me it was pure sekky. I'll never go back to crappy MTAC again.
Not only was it big but there was actually a lot to do. So much that I couldn't go to all the events and panels I wanted to. I didn't even have time to go to the Traditional Vs. Webcomic panel, and I'm a webcomic author! It's not your crappy, commercialized, give us your money and we'll let you walk around in circles all day while Staff yells at you for every little thing, con like MTAC has become. I don't even remember what I did last time I went to MTAC. Did I do anything other then walk around... Oh I saw a cosplay strip show... I think that was it. It's all I remember anyways.
Another thing this con had going for it that MTAC doesn't... It's not a daycare where 500+ kids get dropped off by their parents and are left to run wild for the weekend. God I loved not having to deal with that kind of crap. A mature con within driving distance, finally!
So far all I've been doing is comparing Con Nooga to MTAC. Which is okay. MTAC needs to be bashed a little. But let me tell you a bit about what was actually going on.
Con Nooga is a Multi Fandom Convention, or as my associate, Eko, (who I went to the con with) kept saying, an Everything Convention. I kept getting onto her about that beacuse it's not an "everything" con. There weren't any lumberjacks there... But what it is, is an all things geek convention. It's a Sci-Fi con, a Furry con, an Anime con, a Horror con, a Comic Book con, a Steampunk con, and a Gaming con all rolled into one. (I hope I didn't leave anything out)
Panels and Events ranged from Fursuit Construction, Meet The Chattanooga Rollergirls, Make Your Own Damn Movie (hoasted by Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment), Steampunk Round Table, Bigwheel Rally, Texas Hold 'em tournament, LARPing, Bellydancing, and room parties galore, just to name a few. Let me put it this way. I haven't had this much fun, or had this many things to do in one place, since I went to Disney World. And better then Disney World, everywhere I went cool and/or hot chicks were always inviting me to room parties. *Grins*
I can't possibly cover everything in one post so I'll post more about little things here and there in coming weeks. But for now, here's some of the Bellydancing show put on by Yard Gnome Productions. I filmed this but the video was put together bt Eko who cut some of it out. So after I get the files from her I'll make my own video. But until then...
((Sorry I can't give it to you as a link. I can't figure out why my blog won't let me post html today...))
So three new things have happened. #1, It's been determined that the "Dear Boss" letter wasn't actually written by Jack The Ripper, but a guy who worked for the paper it was sent to. But that doesn't have anything to do with my comics so I'll move on to the other two things that have happened.
#2, I have taken on help with my comic "Fox Chicks" http://foxchicks.smackjeeves.com/ Moldy Fox, an old friend of mine who can't draw any better then I can, is now the comic's secondary author. She's a bit more twisted and weird then I am (I blame the drugs) but I think she'll bring some good stuff to the comic.
#3, The other thing, which is something I just noticed. Is that my old Webstarts.com page is no longer working. When I try to go to it I get this white screen with a message telling me that I do not have permission to access the page. Why wouldn't I have permission to access my own webpage? And when I went to the webstarts home page and tried to log in it wouldn't ever recognize my log-in info.
I knew I hated webstarts but since I already had the page built figured I would go ahead and keep using it as a sort of home page for my three comics. The thing that pisses me off the most though is that I still used the link page on that thing to keep track of the webcomics I read. Bugger!
So I took a short break from my comics. There were a few weeks with no updates. If you were wondering about the last post in this blog... that was the reason. Seeing your favorite character in your (almost) favorite comic get killed off can sort of kill the urge to draw. And speaking of depressing things that will kill the urge to draw... watch this.
But the good news is I'm back to work again on not just The Black Marker Detective, but also on Confessions Of A Teenage Carnivore and Fox Chicks. Also I'm looking at the idea of taking a partner for Fox Chicks. The comic is the only one I don't have a set plan for so it wouldn't hurt to let someone else help out and do some pages. That way it would least update a bit more.
I contacted an old internet friend of mine who is also a Furry and likes to do comics; Moldy Fox. I haven't talked to Moldy in a while but I asked her if she would like to come on to Fox Chicks with me? Her art style is different from mine yet at the same time similar so it should work well. I just hope she's not too busy to do it.
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)