Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Update Postponed

Okay, Okay...I know. I said that I would have something posted last week, but things sort of got messed up personally, so now it looks like it might be a little while longer before I get the new comic posted. I am going to try and have something new posted Sunday or Monday. This is not to say that I promise I WILL have something by then, but I am certainly going to try. Lately, I've been reading a lot of comics, mostly only the kind I like which happen to be the autobiographical genre ala Crumb, Pekar, or Spiegleman. But, once again, this is not to say that I am reading those authors specifically, but authors like them. And no, they're not all male authors either.

One exception to the autobiographical genre in my comic reading pile is the FRANKA comic I ordered from Germany. It took about a month and a half to arrive. It's all in German, even though it was originally written in Dutch, but I really admire the guy's (Kuijpers) visual attention to detail. So, even though I couldn't understand more than a couple of words in German, I "read" the comic fairly well. The pictures really tell the story, something that I think is quite an accomplishment. In any event, although I am not drawing the angry bear cartoon lately, I have been practicing my sketching and developing my visual vocabulary by reading good comics. Until next time.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Be sure to VOTE on the story direction in the side panel. I am planning on updating the comic on Monday or Tuesday, so the polls, as they are, will be closed by Sunday around 7 or 8 pm USA Pacific Time. I continue to experiment with a choose-the-storyline type of direction here. Right now there is a tie, so if you have a preference, vote early (and yes, you can vote as often as you like or able.) Until then.