December 24th, 2007

So… remember when I mentioned that I had a new computer that refused to recognize my scanner? When I checked the HP website for support, it basically just said, “time to buy a new scanner, sucker!” As you can imagine, I was pretty disgusted with that prospect, when the old one was still working fine. So I attached the scanner to a different computer, used that to scan, and transferred the files to my computer for photoshopping. Well, as of last night the computer I was using for scanning is refusing to boot up. So… to make a long story short, the two pages I had ready to scan and was hoping to put up before Christmas are not going to be up. Not until this scanner issue is taken care of; hopefully before the new year. Sorry about that. -__-

That aside, I would like to take this time to wish everyone reading a warm and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and just plain good times all around. And while I wasn’t able to draw a card this year, please accept this as a token of my affection and ability to find dorky things on the internet.

Chapter 4, page 27 // 4 new fanart

December 9th, 2007

I have several more fanworks to post; but I’m afraid I have to put those off until the next update. I still haven’t found a good substitute for Dreamweaver on this new computer, so editing html is still a slow and tedious process. Sorry!

Chapter 4, pages 25 & 26

November 29th, 2007

I’ve noticed a lot of activity in the shoutbox lately. This is great, except that a lot of people seem to be using it as a place for extended discussions, which would be much better off in the forum (since it’s, you know, actually designed for discussion). Seriously, the forum is a cool place! Also, way too many people in the shoutbox neglect to enter a name/nickname, and just post as ‘Guest’, which gets extremely confusing. Either that, or one person named ‘Guest’ has been very talkative.

There are a bunch of new fanworks I need to add; I’ll put them up with next week’s update. Hmm… I probably need to update the bibliography as well.

Chapter 4, pages 23 & 24

November 20th, 2007

So here I am again. I would say sorry for the lapse in updates, but it was quite necessary. Thanks for your understanding. I realize that schedule problems have turned a lot of people off this comic, and I can’t blame them; but to those who continue to stick around, I’m very grateful.

Further complications include the fact that I’ve had to get a new computer which, while shiny, lacks Dreamweaver and refuses to give my scanner the time of day. So I have to scan on a different computer, and type up all of this update in Notepad.

Anyway! A lot of you should be familiar with the works of Faith Hicks, of Ice and the late, great Demonology 101. (Way back when this comic was just starting out, I think almost everyone who read it found it through her links.) Well, she has a graphic novel out in print now, called Zombies Calling. It is all about being a young person facing all the difficulties and challenges of shambling undead hordes. I, for one, can’t wait to read it! Faith has been working on the story for a while now, and her stuff just keeps getting better and better. The Zombies Calling page has all the links to where you can read previews, order the book on Amazon, etc.

Chapter 4, page 22

October 24th, 2007

And so we finally learn about Clare’s sordid criminal career!

Sorry about the delay, though I guess you’re all probably used to it by now. D: Some pretty serious family stuff came up last week, which made it difficult for me to work on comic pages. I’m not taking a break or anything; this is just to let you know that it might be a little while longer yet before I can get the comic back to a nice regular schedule. Again, I guess you’re all pretty used to that by now!

Chapter 4, page 21

October 14th, 2007

Did I mention that this chapter has a lot of flashbacks? This chapter has a lot of flashbacks. But I don’t think there’s been a chapter so far that hasn’t had a lot of flashbacks. Maybe someday I need to learn to tell a story without ten billion flashbacks.

I just noticed now that the last time I updated I left the date as “Oct. 4″ when it should have said “Oct. 9″. Just another reason why I need to revamp this site with some kind of script or something that doesn’t require me manually changing the dates and coding all the html every single time. If I could just get wordpress or something running on the front page, that would be great, but I’ve also been thinking of maybe switching the comic archives to some kind of automated script. Any php wizards out there willing to give me some advice?

Chapter 4, page 20 | 2 new fanart

October 9th, 2007

One or two people already guessed the story this character comes from, so you can go ahead and pat yourselves on the back now. This page turned out a lot sillier-looking than I had originally planned. I guess it’s interesting that Red seems to handle bears the way most people handle cockroaches.

I’ll probably try to update again around Friday. I have a few emails I’m behind in answering. And, um, I updated the vote incentive pictures again.

Chapter 4, page 19

October 3rd, 2007

Get over there!

And that’s one. Let’s see if I can get the other one in by Sunday.

Chapter 4, page 18

September 28th, 2007

Get over there!

And then, everyone got eaten by bears. The end!

It concerns me that I seem to be averaging 10 days between updates these days. Next week I’m going to aim for two updates.

Also, I seem to have installed an oekaki board for some mysterious reason. Doubtless this will all end in tears.

Chapter 4, page 17

September 20th, 2007

Get over there!

I can’t really think of a clever way to announce this, so… Sugary Serials is an upcoming web/print comic anthology with a “Saturday morning cartoon” feel. I’m collaborating on one of the titles with Jerzy Drozd (who does The Front) — I’ll be doing the art. It’s an exciting project, and there are a lot of other cool-looking titles, so go check it out!