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Posted on Thursday, October 25th 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink | Comments Off
This strip follows “Here’s Tina!” (See also catchup links at bottom of that post if you’re totally confused.)
Well, the whole damn world’s posted about it already now, but I need to hammer it home anyway. I’ve just about stopped reeling. Mr D Bowie celebrated his birthday today with the release of his first single for aeons and an album coming in March—his first since Reality in September 2003.
More on my own new stuff soon. But today belongs to The Dame.
Guess I thought I’d post about it. This decrepit ol’ blog was 12 years old yesterday. No, really, 12 years of angst, indecision, success and failure, creative pondering, moving home, people (and pets) dying, prosperity and poverty, friends and enemies… oh, all that crap.
And still here! I promise to feed it a bit more often. Probably.
Posted on Saturday, December 8th 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink | Comments Off
Yep! Before you read this: scroll down and click the catchup links. It isn’t all of the strips but it’s all the ones you need to read to get a handle on the story we’ve been evolving. And by the way, this is the first strip that is fully scripted by Liz B (I’ve adapted from her notes or passages from screenplays previously)—that’ll be why the writing suddenly got better! :b We have some cool plans afoot, anyhow, so stay tuned, etc…
Oh, don’t forget to read previous strip, too, if you missed it!
Da Catchup Links (image-only popups)
Meet Mister T 1
Meet Mister T 2
Who Is Bette Noir?
Read All About It 1
Read All About It 2
Read All About It 3
(I know—some of the art’s a bit ropey. What the hey. It’s picking up!)
All clear now? Okay. Go read the new one above! More soon—the story’s only just starting!
Well, here it is! Been more or less done for a week but needed to finish it up. And then, earlier on I had a disaster and the monster on last panel got severely water damaged—so I had to perform a last-minute repair job. Very annoying. But it came out okay I guess. Click to see it bigger. Pls leave feedback, share link, etc. It’s been too long and I really need encouragement.
I wanted to blog at tedious length about the new Red Dwarf series but I haven’t really found the time or focus. But I liked it, anyhow. It had some flaws, and a couple of relatively duff episodes, but overall I found it a lot of fun. The final episode, “The Beginning”, was a genuine classic—and not for being really funny so much as totally awesome. Plus, this new run gave the world the subject line above, courtesy of Rimmer—I think we all need a daily excuse to use that one. I know I do.
Also, Chris Barrie is still worth a guilty bit of crushing. I’ve never been sure why, but what the hey.
I don’t have a whole lot on right now but, I’m hoping, things are evolving a bit. I’ve become very impatient about some stuff and I intend 2013 to be quite different—hopefully that will include a significant change of scenery.
To that end I have been working on a collection of my comics material from about 2005 up to now. Not all of it, just the stuff I think is worth reprinting (or in some cases unveiling, as I found some unpublished items too). It will be 72 pages. I’m doing four new pages and a cover for it—I’ll probably post one of those pages on here but save the rest for the collection itself.
The downside is that a print run isn’t really feasible at the moment (although a limited run might be)—so I’ll have to deliver it in PDF format. I hope people will support it regardless. It’ll be 72 pages for about £2.50—won’t break anyone’s bank!
At least one of the new pages will be featuring our old friends Jenni & Marie, incidentally. That’s the one I intend to post. Some of the older J&M Webcomics material will be included. Sharp-eyed folks may note some little tweaks on some of the material.
More on this soon, anyhow!
Posted on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink | Comments Off
I thought I should do this for Halloween but I rather missed the boat. It was a quick sketch, really—not very precise but the graphite effect on acrylic paper looks interesting to my mind. Click to see bigger!
Posted on Sunday, November 4th 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink | Comments Off
Yeah. It’s my birthday. What can you do? Time marches on.
Note: Edited for clarity.
I was browsing the old logos for this site earlier. I have ‘em going back to 2003, still in the jpegs folder of my offline Web Stuff archive. Some of them are pretty criminal. I mean, really poor. I rather like the current logo. I may hate it in two months, but what the hey.
I do find this interesting, I guess psychologically. A contrasting perception of things you’ve done—things you thought, at the time, were good, even great, or at worst perfectly acceptable, but you look back and say, ‘No, that’s just crap.’ I can do that on things that are quite new, let alone almost a decade old. There are things I did last year that, right now, I don’t feel are all that wonderful.
I have been accused of being too hard on myself. And it’s true, I always give myself a rough time over the quality of my work, whatever it happens to be. But the alternative is a kind of supreme self-confidence that, to my mind, can’t lead to anything but stagnation. You know, if you think you’re shit-hot and can’t be bettered, how are you ever gonna reach a higher level or do anything new? I know a lot of people like this. So I prefer to give myself a hard time. I know I’ll get better from it. I think there’s stuff I do better now than six months ago. Only odd things, and not dramatically better, but a little bit.
What scares me is realising I’m worse at something than I used to be. This hasn’t happened yet.
It’s my birthday on the 30th, anyhow. As ever, donate button gifts or something off my Wishlist (I’d especially like Island Of Lost Souls, actually) would be received orgasmically. Also, note sticky post for buying stuff from me.
Posted on Friday, October 26th 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink | Comments Off