Thursday, December 31, 2009

Updates of the New Year

With things as they are I haven't done any real work on Cutethulhu. I did make a page for January 01, nothing topical, but I couldn't upload it as I usually do. Found out The host is having some problems with FTP and that sort of technical stuff. So I'm not sure what will happen with updates. I may post the comic for tomorrow on the blog.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Comic 20091228

Exposition is where nothing actually happens but talking about things that have already happened. You will be exposed to a little more before something else happens here. Maybe something is happening though, and we can't see it. I was hoping the Marla's summer would be enough to lead us into the second school year, but there is a bit more lining up to do with a few more people. Cankers 3

Cankers is an amalgam of the dozens of rural bars around me. Beverage laws in PA have created a network of little bars. In my population center of about 1,000 souls (consisting of two towns) I have 4 places I can walk to to sit down and have a beer (but not on Sundays).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Comic 20091227

Another quick 2 color comic. Roland and Mary get to have some chat time. Again I'm not sure about my output over the next few days. I'm still having slight headaches after being sick. The holiday sugar cookie purge hasn't helped much. Cankers 2

Friday, December 25, 2009

Comic 20091225

Merry Christmas. This is a page I've had for years. I may have posted a rough of it around somewhere that I did on a piece of cardboard with sharpies and colored pencils. Is There a Santa?

Not sure about my posting schedule. I've another Roland Wires in the works, but I couldn't tell you how it will progress.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Comic 20091224

With the time frame I have constraining the story I've tried to steer clear of seasonal pages, at least in the prime story. But, I really liked this particular piece and decided to put it in the comic rather than have it be a stand alone work. (I may post it around tomorrow though). Brought Forth

Monday, December 21, 2009

Comic 20091221

A little different with some simple flat colors. My times in the sparse local bars over the years are remembered in various drab and dim colors, sounds, moods. I also like working with skewed perspectives. This is the beginning of a little story arc. This story has been around for a long time and stems from a little joke that I may not even use in it. It may cause some friction with some other things that are going to be happening so, I haven't worked it through entirely. It will be interesting to see what happens. Cankers

I have two comic finished for this week ( or very nearly finished ). I do not know what else I will be able to get too this week.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Comic 20091220

So here is the end of this little bit. Marla seems a little ambivalent but I think she has a lot on her table. Yes, she will not realize that she has forgotten her pants until after the police arrive.Tim <3 Marla 5

Looks like I'm snowed in so I may be doing some more work on the comic if I can get rid of this piddling headache!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Updates dec 18 weekend

beats me. I've a small page ready to scan and a few things coming up. Work and Christmas schedule is getting a little intense and I haven't shaken this nagging little headache from when I was sick.

I have a few more Marla things to round out the summer and a few more Pool and the Gang and a couple Mary and Mabel items then it will be into the next phase of stories.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Comic 20091217

Did some Christmas shopping yesterday, but had to cut it short because of this monstrous sinus headache. For about 4 hours I lay in bed with symptoms very like the worst hangover. But I did manage to get this comic finished up.

Things will be a little different for Marla now.
Tim <3 Marla 4

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Comic 20091216

Got the comic finished and uploaded while I wasn't feeling to well. I have two more pages to put together and then we can see if Marla gets the good loving from Tim. He is awful keen on helping her out. Tim <3 Marla 3

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Little Skip

I did a few extra drawing for the next page and decided I needed to redo the layout of the next two pages entirely. So I may end up with one more, the same or one less page than the five I started with.

I'm also not feeling very well with a fever and a head cold so I may be curling up in bed for the evening. If not that then an optional training shift at work. What this all means is that is is not likely there will be a new comic up tomorrow.

edit: I sketched a little preview of part of the next page. From this you will see why I don't work straight from the pen tablet. The preview is a vote incentive

Comic 20091214

2 of 5 isn't too bad considering I'm not feeling very well. I will try to get the next page done tomorrow for Tuesday, but it doesn't look good. We can tell Marla has lost a good bit of weight from the times I drew her before this arc. I may have a few transistion pages dropped in that show her at finer stages. Suffice to say the rigorous training and work schedule is working. Tim <3 Marla 2

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Comic 20091213

It is Laundry Day. Goodbye Blue Mondays. Marla starts her laundry routine. Since she doesn't have much free time or very much clothing besides her trusty purple sweatsuits she has to wash everything; leaving her a little underdressed. This is the first of a little five page arc that may resolve a few things. This is the basement in the Hines's Boarding house. It is a big house and a big basement. Tim <3 Marla

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Comic 20091212

Marla back down in the basement of the boarding house exercising. Her jumping around her room was likely a little house shaking. We look a little bit into the nature of LLXL and Mary. The question is inferred. What is the Black Sword? Marla Basement 2

Friday, December 11, 2009

Comic 20091211

Here is a comic I never drew when doing the original Marla and Roland pieces from year one. I had sketched it out several times but never got around to finishing a version of it. So here it is finally. Also Roland piece ,'The Ho Ho Manifesto' is mentioned and was origianlly part of this page, but just the name is enough tfor you to figure out what that was about. 'Marla and the Donuts Dilemma' and 'Marla and the Cupcake Conundrum' were also part of this original series by Roland. Roland Likes Boobies

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Comic 20091210

Another fancied up sketch. I have in mind several people who live in the boarding house, one a possible recurring character. Most, like Tim, are just a name. Not sure what will become of Tim in the long run, but we will see him again soon. Tim's Insomnia

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Comic 20091206

New Exercise 3. It seems I forgot to upload the archives and navigation script with the comic yesterday. I said, "oops", when I realized I didn't do that, which proves it was an accident.

A little bit of a dark turn and a humiliating power struggle between LLXL and Marla, with LLXL holding all the power. Obviously, this one is a little more 'adult' than than what I've done so far. I really decided to forget about them being friendly with each other. According to what has been presented so far LLXL should be gone by the end of this and I don't think there will be any tearful farewells.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Comic 20091204

New Exercise . It took me longer to write these couple of pages. I decided to have this fairly rude thing thrown into Marla's summer training some time ago and scribbled out many pages and takes on it, but I wasn't really comfortable with what I had put down on paper.

The main consideration was Marla's relationship with LLXL. Would it be a buddy cop movie cliche where the two of them eventually bonded or would they remain adversaries up to the end? Each eventual outcome required its own take on this rather gratuitous couple of pages and the rest of Marla's Summer. I'm cheerful that I made my decision and I should be able to get most of these Marla pages done without too much more intellectual hassle. I just need to find some more time to draw them.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Working Working Working

I'd rather be posting an update than making a little post. I don't know what sort of updates there will be for the next week or so. I have some related projects I'm trying to work on but they have been hard to get going. Somewhere in this mess I've lost an entire comp book with some work I wanted to use.

Wish me luck. .. ah. This picture is a possible character/entity sometime in the future time.