Thursday, December 23, 2010

Comic 20101223

Down to Downtown touched on something I've left out; The basic geography of Landing and the county it is in. Landing is lifted directly from my hometown and many of the places you've seen or will see are local to me. I will get into it a bit in the comic but for the this update all you need to know is Roland lives 'uptown' which is a generally flat area at the top of the valley hill. Marla lives at Hines's which is 'downtown'. The main street 'downtown' runs along the river with the old lockwall and a few run down industrial buildings, post office, a bank branch and the high school. The only road connecting upper and lower Landing directly is a narrow two lane about a 1/4 mile long with one side a step hill and the other a heavy retaining wall.

The graffiti on the wall Roland passes are some things I've seen on the real wall before.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Comic 201011222

One in the Hand breaks an 11 day dry spell for me. I've a lot of things going on that are sapping my time and energy. Trying to move things along. I'm going to pound out a few things over the holiday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Comic 20101211

QT Drives very fast. Just a quick update. Need to get a little more Mabel in the world. Based on a true story.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Comic 20101209

It has been a few days longer than usual since I had an update. Jack and Mary 3 continues with a some past / present teasers. There was more exposition I was going to try and cram in here, but I think I will approach some of it later in another way.

My updates will be much more sporadic until after Christmas at least. I'm trying to spend my time hunting for work and helping to get things together for the holidays.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Comic 20101203

Jack and Mary 2 I split this for two updates but the second part didn't make much sense on its own.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Comic 20101202

Jack and Mary introduces an important supporting character, Roland's uncle Jack. As of now in the comic there is a little bit of a mystery about who he might be. We only know he connected to Roland and may know some of the big picture.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Comic 20101130

Posted a day late Mabel Training 3. I'm going to try and explain a few things about the world through Mabel's training. Itwillalso shed some light on Marla's weight loss experience.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Comic 20101128

I think it would be Sticky. It would be a bother to get cleaned up after bathing in blood. It would get on everything.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Comic 20101125

As I type this it is the night before Thanksgiving. So thoughts turn to the Mcfarlene Thanksgiving. I have less than usual to say here. I'll be working on a few arty things over the weekend. Some comic related and some not. I really want to get into the new website and I hope that I can. It will be a blast.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Comic 20101124

I've been beating the streets looking for some work and there hasn't been much time for comicing. But I woke up thinking about Equality and thought this would be a nice quick page to post.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Comic 20101121

Roland and Mary are heading to the Blue Shed. It has been a few days and I've been kept busy and worried so I've not been very productive. I did this one quickly. Whatever little creative energy I use to put this comic together is ebbing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Apology 20101117


No comic. I was trying to get one out every other day until I got things on a normal schedule, but that doesn't look like it will be the case. I have this sketch that, surprisingly, turned out pretty well. If it fit in the current canon I'd post it as a comic.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Comic 20101116

Because everybody is looking at her cleavage no person notices Shub's New Hair.

Yeah, this joke could have used a bit of filling out to make it more humorous. It should have been A few panels showing somebody ogling her chest while Shub tried to show off her hair, then she would get angry and eat them. It is always more funny ending in vore.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Comic 20101114

Same joke different day Pool Party: One Moment. Alternate title 'Suddenly Erection.' Missed updating yesterday, it has been busy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Comic 20101112

Pool Party: QT Asks for Advice. I like how QT is sort of clueless about this sort of thing. Roland tries for a moment to be a good guy about it but fails. I would imagine most would allow themselves to be swayed by a graphically conveyed description of a girl on girl sexual encounter when you have a thing for one of the girls.

I have some errands Friday morning and afternoon and evening. So I don't know about my updates for the weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Comic 20101111

Sarah Explains some of her side of her possible future relationship with Roland. I think it is fun to try and have a girlish bonding moment between Sarah and Mary. To this point they really haven't interacted and they likely won't again for a while.

I had a lot coming up on my plate the last few days so the comic had to take a bit of a backseat. I may soon have to drop back to once a week updates. I'm job hunting so comic time will be a bit lower. But if my hunt is successful I may formally hire somebody to work on parts of the comic.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Comic 20101110

Two frames to say Sarah is No Snitch. The pool party continues with two more frames from what was originally a full page update. I'm pretty sure I can get the last part of it posted for the next update.

I'm putting together some Mabel stuff also. Due to some changes in the plot I have to adjust her training arc a little. I am also working my way through a case of Yuengling Porter.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Comic 20101109

This is part of a bigger page. Pool Party: Sarah Asks will be shown fully as I get it done. I spent a good bit of 'comic time' working on a few things for the new website and when I got down to drawing the comic I ran out of time.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Comic 20101108


Let's go back to the days before color with Mary Arrives 4 in glorious grays. I see a typo with no time to fix it.

We see Mary has a definite mean streak and she had a plan. What exactly is she going to teach Mabel?

There are some pages out of place in the archive. I'll have to address them soon.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Comic 20101107


Here is Mary Arrives 3 with a few hints about what is going on in the Wu camp. I'm not happy with this page for a few reasons.

I have a nice idea for the page after this that might make up for this one whenever it gets done.

I installed the comic script I'll be using for the new site on my localhost so I can do some coding. I do not have any idea of a time frame.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Apology 20101106


There may not be an update 11-06. Here is a pre-no-update apology sketch. This is an alternate design for QT I was thinking about. This alterante look may be something we see way down the road in some form. I think it is cute. I left out the naughty bits, they are cute and tentacle-y too.

I'm semi-sick and mentally and physically washed out. I've been working on a fairly simple dialog heavy page and I just can not concentrate enough to get it done.

If you read more than a few of my comic updates you know I'm not a real stickler for quality, but there is dialog I don't feel I can address right now. It is fairly simple but it also gives out a snippet of new information so I want to get it right.

Comoc 20101105

At the Pool Party: Pennytree Deflates. Miss Pennytree in growing on me. I'm getting into her non-traditional sexy body and her scary submissive attitude to Professor Riley. She can also has really cool hook hands.

This is my last weekend of relative freedom. I have my work credentials sorted out mostly and will have to start looking for a new work to do so comic time will be short. I am really hoping to get the new host and comic software running before then, but it doesn't look like that will be happening.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Comic 20101104

Al ready out of order with Pool Party: Mary's Invitation. So Mabel won't be at the pool party. Where could she be?

I honestly do not know about tomorrow's update. If there is one it will be a quick crappy one.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Comic 20101103

At the Pool Party: Pennytree Reflects. This page doesn't really add much to the overall story or character development except to expand Miss Pennytree's submissive kink a little bit. There is going to be a good bit of this further back in her story so overall this will sort of work as a reminder of her character.

I have a few more Pool Party updates coming. One I'm finishing up one that expalins where Mabel is and sketched out another with some regular pool stuff. I'll be scripting a bit with some of Mabel's stories. I also worked a bit on the new website today. I've around 60/300 of the comics uploaded.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Comic 20101102

Another Pool Party: Sarah Catches On. We see from the title that Sarah may be onto something.

Spent some time today trying to stay a day ahead of the updates. I played around with the new website CMS for a little bit. I'll have to upload my archives one at a time and that is nearing 300 pages. I haven't found a way past the small navigation problem yet, but I have a plan B figured out.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Comic 20101101


The formless pool party continues with Pool Party: Swimsuit Rivalry. When did Mary get there? A monumental confrontation between body types. The loser will have to remove their suit, then everybody wins.

I fooled around with the possible script for the new site. I'll have to hand make some of the things I do where the site is at now. I would have to upload and edit just as much making a comic site the old timey way. This has been the case with all the CMS that I've tried so far. I like ComicCMS the best so far. But I'm still looking.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Comic 20101031


CheerGirl is one of the few asides I've had left in my notebook from when I was first plotting out the comic. Originally, Sarah was going to have some different costume and Mabel was going to be Cassandra Cain Batgirl and there were a few more pages. We might see those someday and Mabel dressed up too.

I think this picture turned out fairly well. It went quickly at least. I moved some pages around in the archives to fit this in correctly with QT's first Halloween in Landing.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ComicCMS

I will be slowly working on a new site for Cutethulhu using ComicCMS. I fooled with a few versions of Wordpress plugin/themes for webcomics and they were an outrageous overkill.

ComicCMS is small and lite and looks easy enough to customize. I'm a little excited about tinkering with plugins and code again. Until November3 I should be able to keep up on daily updates. After that i won'y be incharge of my own time too much.

Comic 20101030

This is what happens at Pool Party, Male Bonding. Later they both discuss how they both like like money. I had to show the sign that Professor Riley made for the pool.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Possible Website Change.

After the partial outage with the .. whatever is broke at comic genesis .. I went so far as install wordpress with Webcomic plugin on another server.

It works fairly well so far. The plugin's site seems to be down so I'm flailing around without documentation. The downside so far seems that I can not post stories out of order in the way I would wish. One solution is the same that I use currently, keep a little javascript navigation available to override the generated navigation. Another is to hack the plugin and fight with that.

There are a few other comic plugins that I'm going to look at and comic specific CMSes. The only real feature I want that I don't have is threaded comments. I've thought about iframing this blog into the current page. but, that is an ungainly hassle.

Comic 20101029

Welcome to the Pool Party: Beer Drag. These pool party updates are going to mostly be random snippets; parts of conversations, one page jokes, etc. They won't be in order. There will be a few important things happening if I can get them across.

Of course, Professor Riley is one of those creepy dads.

Cutethulhu.com is not updating. today's comic is Here

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Comic 20101028

Woke up the other morning and had this idea in my head Enforced Diet. This may remove Shub from the pool party. I toyed with dropping it in the past or future somewhere, but decided to leave it in with the current updates.

I'm still torn between staying at Comic Genesis or building my own site. It really gets to be a hassle sometimes updating in several directions at once.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Comic 20101027


We are finally leaving QTs Bedroom in the Morning 3 after this. These last pages were fun to do. I made an effort not to jump around so much. In the story the pool party is next and there are a few little one offs to do to.

I really need to get to Mable. She has a pretty decent character arc I want to explore.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Comic 20101026


I always think this sort of thing is interesting QTs Bedroom in the Morning 2.

I'm not sure if Cutethulhu will understand what goes on with other people and sex stuff. Obviously, she has her own desires and it seems so far that they are gender biased. We see now she has no problem being intimate beyond gender.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Comic 20101025


Sarah wakes up in QTs Bedroom in the Morning. Well, the story has taken a little turn now. We aren't sure where Sarah's underpants have gone. I saw that they weren't there and thought they could have been taken off but that I should just draw them in. I forgot to draw them in several times while editing so, one of the girls must have taken them off.

I'm finishing up some dialog for the next page and I'm still debating on how things will turn out exactly. Honestly much of it depends on how much dialog I can fit into the page. Then it might not be too long before we see people swimming in the garden pool.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Comic 20101024


Without further incident Sarah makes it to QTs Bedroom at Night. So Sarah is somewhat wasted and wants nothing more to do than crawl into bed.

I will have to note that the last time we'd seen QTs bedroom it was rather bland. We have not seen the redecorating yet, which happens about nine months ago. I have a few funny bits for it, but we will get to that later.

This part of the story is leading up to a dramatic bit that I have to be careful about. Both Sarah and QT are fairly even keeled and world wise in their own ways, but each has triggers that may set them off. I'm still not sure which way the script is going to steer.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Comic 20101023


The third frame is a little confusing .. whether Professor Riley sees Sarah from In the Kitchen Garden. I think this is a longer stretch of continuous updates where the pages are in the order of the story. There are two more that are just about ready.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Comic 20101022

Guy drives of into the night in his party van Sarah at Work 5. Sarah is heading to QT's and it should be obvious now that there is some sort of plot going on and it is going to get stranger and more complicated.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Comic 20101021

This was part of a full page Sarah at Work 4. I skipped the rest of the wet T contest. I have a good time drawing the headless dancers so I will definitely revisit them later.

Some important long terms story stuff is going on finally.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Comic 20101020

Exposition can be delivered effectively as long as it isn't heavy handed or like in
Sarah at Work 3, with a blow job.

I didn't think I'd get a comic up today, even a little one like this. Mybe I won't make it tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apology Sketch



If I had a place in a current story this picture would've been the next update. I may use this for a bit of a donation incentive later on. I've been toying around with a silly idea for one and that is what got me started on this picture today. It is all about finding time right now.

Comic 20101019


Wet T-Shirts for Life 3 is a very fast picture. Had some minor but time consuming crises today.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Comic 20101014


This page actually looked a lot like I had visionized it when I woke up this morning Slurpy Awakening. Often I have something sketched or thought out and in the process of putting it together it gets away from me.

I forgot to post this when I uploaded the comic. I don't remember why.

Comic 20101018


I wanted to spruce this up a bit more. Sarah at Work 2 Looks like Sarah and Guy are going to have a business arrangement of the dick in mouth variety. It is nice to finally get to some of the first arcs I wrote for this big story. I will be jumping around to establish a few things.

My wife is down sick and I'm not feeling well myself. You can expect a smaller, rougher, later update tomorrow.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Comic 20101017


Sarah at Work. I had a very tight schedule to get this done and it suffered a little for it. I think the next few updates will be just a few panels while I try to get behind other projects.

I hope you can see over the next month some previously disconnected plots and arcs come together. There is a plan.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Comic 20101016

I'm thinking about telling the arc leading to Wet T-Shirts for Life 2 from Cousin Guy backwards. More backwards than usual. As I finish up some of the wet t-shirt pages I will be thinking about that.

Maybe no update for Sunday, or maybe a lesser update. I have a full day tomorrow and not much time to devote to the comic. I still have some website design things to work on too. I may just take a technical day and do that. I think I've missed one day in the past couple of months.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Comic 20101015

This took longer than it looks. Party Planning A little hint of a major event and turning point in the big story.

I've been casting about trying to decide which storyline to pursue next. I think Mabel has been left behind. Overall she has the most challenging character development of the whole story.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Comic 20101013

A little free sketching for Get it Together. I had a fairly shitty day today and I don't have much hope for the rest of the week.

I will be working tomorrow in some capacity away from the computer so my updates are going to suffer.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Comic 20101012

Getting this done and posted was a near thing. I had some emergency errands to run and time was tight. Pink Blanket

I have something going on most of the day Tuesday so I'm unsure about the next day's comic. I had the best week in terms of traffic to Cutethulhu ever last week. It was nice. I've really been getting into all of this. I just wish I had more time for it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Comic 20101011

Sarah laments the Bavarian Pretzel. True story.

I spent a good bit of my comic time writing a little javascript to rotate random comic thumbnails on the front page. I stopped making thumbnails for each comic some time ago so it will take some time until I go back and get them all made. Once they are all done I'll thumbnail the story menu.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Comic 20101010

Night fishing, at night in Bait. It is a bit tough to see what is going on but that is how it works at night. This lone fisherman was never seen again. This one is part of the River God cycle; we have not it seen in the comic yet.

I had a couple ideas in this sort of theme. I posted one here here which will be developed into something interesting.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Vote Incentive Old and New

I'd been fooling with this particular picture for a long time and I had to make a break with it if I ever wanted to post it. You can consider it a 'Bad End' or a 'Good End' to the comic story depending on your point of view.

Online Comics

This is the old incentive that is still a preview image of the the wet T-shirt story.

Comic 20101009

I didn't have the time I wanted to get End of Class looking right. I put it up anyways. Just a little transition into the next round of things. Roland's visit to Marla's will have to wait while I get some other things caught up.

On deck are
The wet T-shirt contest, QT and Sarah at the mall, A few bits with cousin Guy, newer story with Sarah and a crapload of other stuff. There is a great deal of stuff with Mabel that I've skipped around with and I have to absolutely catch up on.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Comic 20101008

Kind of woke up this morning with how this was going to look in my mind. Dictation is my favorite secretary play on words joke .. 'dick' tation .. get it?

I need to strengthen my scripts a bit. I feel I'm being overly vague in some instances, but I'm afraid to clog the pages up with too many words. I often start sketching things before I have a strong script and have to squeeze or stretch what needs to be in words.

I'm going to a large job fair in the morning. If I'm lucky I'll find something decent and you will be seeing a lot less of me here.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Comic 20101007

I was poking around in the archives fixing a few typos here and there and I did this up Big Date VIa which is just an expanded frame from Big Date VI I was going to squeeze a breast 'headlights' joke in there someplace.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Warm-up-20101006


Just a very quick sketch this morning. I don't know if i will get anything more done today. I've been putting off a few things and I need to get back on track.

Comic 20101006

I put up two comics today I back posted one for Monday Mary Wonders in a Tree ..

and today's regular update Sarah Visits 3. Sarah and Q get ready to have a girls night out at the big city shopping mall in Union. I'm not sure what sort of trouble they will get into, but I will be thinking hard on it.

Comic 20101004

A double update today. Mary Wonders in a Tree is the seed of a potentially naughty adventure. How far will Mary go to test Marla's unnatural allegiance to Roland? I think we will see some interesting turns from all three of these people before it is all over.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Comic 20101005

Two updates following each other that are also in chronological order in the story. It feels like it has been a while since that has happened Sarah Visits 2.

Not sure what is up for the next few updates or when. I have to do some job hunting this week. You may just be seeing more sketchy stuff from me. I had to give my furnace a stern look this afternoon to get it to run right. It is getting chilly.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Comic 20101003

A late update today with Sarah Visits. Shub is not a very gracious or clothed hostess.

As I've said a few times I'm having chaos at home so updates are going to be sporadic and the subject matter may be a bit mean-spirited to reflect some of the frustrations I'm muddling through.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

No Update Apology Sketch



The doctor character in this picture is originally from my old CoC game. I don't think he really had a name there and had just come onto the scene when we stopped playing. Whether he will be brought into the comic or not remains to be seen. I feel that in the current story he has no place but we may see him in a flashback sometime.

Not sure what is going on in my life right now let alone when I will be able to work on QT. It looks like I will be done with my current training one way or another today. I'm on my final tests and I have an equal chance at passing or failing.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Comic 20101001

Hello October .. with your Halloween and beer fests and quality comics like Caught Up. Roland has 3 different heads in this, but I ran out of time.

I have some serious things going on again this next few day and I'm not promising any updates for a few days.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Comic 20100930

Out to the woods again. Al Steps out. Al has gone from the wickedest snowman in the world to the wickedest zombie-golem thing.

In the county there are a lot of valleys with lost acreage, places just off the road or beyond a steep hill, where nobody goes on purpose. Miller's Woods holds many of these places.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bluethulhu 1976


Doing a little goofing around. Still trying to figure out an update for tomorrow.

Comic 20100929

Macfarlene Homestead is the last of this set. We've seen the inside of Sarah's non-mobile mobile home Here, but not yet.

I did a few thumbnails for Marla and Roland that I hope to have for the next update.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Character Quiz

I also did a little work on the Character Quiz with a lot more work left to go. The result picture for Marla and Professor Riley have been worked on a little and some questions and the results have been tweaked a bit also. I plan on reformatting the questions and answers, pick a final set of questions and answers, then go from there.

Comic 20100928

This update and yesterdays were a bit too choppy feeling Behind This Door. I've a bigger update tomorrow. Still working on a few incentives. Some appointments and other things nearly everyday this week.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Comic 20100927

A little stiff dialog if taken out of context. Old Murders. These several pages are fairly simple and went quickly. I've worked ahead a bit so there should be updates into the middle of the week.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Comic 20100926

I colored this a little differently Sarah Gets a Ride. A bit of a shorter page. The full page had two beats in it so I thought I would split it up. Going to throw in some house history if I can remember it correctly.

I'm interested in showing Sarah's character some more. I feel she has a duality that I hope I can portray. I'm pretty sure this will be the first time a person has entered the Riley household with being killed or maimed or the first time without being killed and maimed.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Comic 20100925

Here it is. It hinted around that Sarah is a bit 'loose' sexually and Half Off is sort of the proof we've been waiting for. Sarah has no qualms about turning letting sex be a for profit activity.

The little arc starting with Mother the Pimp sort of skirted around the subject and ultimately showed Sarah in a less whorish light.

I may be able to maintain a more vibrant update schedule if I can break away from the full page writing format and updates down into 4 or less panels. Regardless of what I do there will be less from me from here on out as I get my finances in order.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Comic 20100924

Marla does a little work here in Marla Cleans Up. I spent two days this summer doing this very same chore. Thought I would share.

Tomorrow starts am emotionally taxing weekend which I will likely get no comic work done. I have errands in the morning Friday, class that evening and a very important test Saturday evening. Sunday I will either be happily relieved or upset and pissy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Comic 20100924 - wip





Three progress images for the comic tomorrow. If I had more time I'd clean a few more things up.

Comic 20100923

This one I did fairly quickly, which is obvious. Intelligent design. I wanted to do something a little more for the last panel, something less cliche, but the few things I thought about wouldn't fit in one panel. There are plenty of victims out there, so maybe next time.

I hope to start on a Marla page today, picking up from Marla Walks Roland. I dunno, I finished a composition book of sketches and page ideas, I may try to glean something from it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Comic 20100922

Haha Thought Woman In Red was forgotten? Or the Wickedest Snowman in the World? Well they have a role to play later in the big picture. I'm not entirely happy with the wormy things in the body on the table. Yes that is Gary's body dug out and screwed at his shallow grave at Big Date IX.

I was hoping to make up a day but fell a day behind. Went apple picking for a few hours yesterday along with some other errands and lost some time.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Comic 20100920

We are plodding along with Marla Walks Roland. On the upside we may get to see Marla in her underwears in a few pages. Looking at the archives less than a 24 hour period has 21 updates spanning 4 years. I have more to cram in here too.

Usually, I'd wait and have this update tomorrow and skip today but there is a chance I can get caught up.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Comic 20100919

Did we see this joke yesterday? Drag Racing 2. When looking at the 'drag racing' joke I really wasn't sure which way to go with it. So, I did both.

I do not know what Shub is doing in the front hallway naked. Being a good wife is my best guess.

Likely not going to be an update Monday as I've a busy weekend. I will try to post something though. I did just finish laying a page out, so it may depend on my time and how detailed I want it to look. It is more of that silly drama stuff though.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Comic 20100918

Not the most original joke in the world but I submit it humbly and with feeling. Drag Racing.

My free time is sketchy this weekend. I do have updates ready but I'm not sure how things will look for Monday. I'm going to get back to some incentive work and my Character Quiz.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Comic 20100917

Mary Reflects on the love talk from marla in Marla Gets Company 5. We see Mary have a bit of a breakdown. Again, it is fun to play around the edges of a story.

Your ideas of what Mary is about is likely better than what I will eventually present.

I almost didn't get this updated. I had this page done a day ahead of schedule but after a brief t-storm and a 30 second power outage my internet was down. It is all better now.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Comic 20100916

I was going to get into something different today but this popped into my head as something fun to do. C.F.F.F.R. This took up most of my comic work time and it /was/ fun to do. I adore poor Mrs. Pennytree so I'm sure we will be seeing more of her also.

*The frame was made in commemoration of McLean Stevenson'd Henry Blake.

I'm going to be cleaning up my work files and scans and all that crap this evening so I may be making some scrap / and preview posts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Comic 20100915

Very sleepy with Marla Gets Company 5 I fought a bit with Marla's dialog here. this is sort of a big moment for her and I wanted it to be right. I might have a little more happen with her this night.

I'll be moving on into some new things in the next few updates. I've a wet t-shirt contest and an end of summer block party sort of thing. I have been dutifully spending my free time on incentive pieces and the Character Quiz. Today I added a new question, restructured an old one and updated one of the result images a little.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Comic 20100914

A little bit of a late update today. I was going to skip but I threw this together Marla Gets Company 4. I'm not really happy with Marla's face here. She doesn't look as jolly as I intended .. but considering the circumstances I didn't really want her to look maniacal either.

I did a little tweaking to the Character Quiz. It is still in rough shape though.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Character Quiz Gamma

I made one of these years ago for Dungeons and Dragons characters and thought it would be fun to do the some for the QT regulars. Character Quiz asks some questions, does some math, and tells you which character best fits. You can answer the questions about yourself to see which QT character your most like or try to 'unlock' the different character picks by answering as that character.

This is in a very early stage. You can see there are questions missing, questions under-explained, and the tallying side has sections missing also. The results images are very quick sketches that I will improve on as I work on the quiz.

What I will be working on is criteria of the characters, simplifying questions, and the presentation. Once I get it to a more attractive and accurate stage I'll link up to it in the menus.

Comic 20100913

Jajajaj one more or of these ones to go Marla Gets Company 3. A stalled out day today. Didn't get very much done except for this comic page.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Comic 20100912

Another last minute update. I got a few minutes further along with the foreground but skimped on the background. Mother's Nose.

I placed this way back towards the beginning because the 'cold' is a winter ailment and I hadn't really gotten into the second winter in the comic. I also should mention that the last frame Roland is supposed to have two noses .. on purpose. With the haphazard way I draw things I was thinking that some might believe is was a overlooked mistake.

My side project is in a gamma/beta stage of development. Once I figure out where I'm putting it I'll have it up tomorrow. Having to figure out where I'm going to upload a php script is one of the reasons I keep coming back to maybe hosting my comic someplace else.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Comic 20100911

A 15 minute page is gracing the comic today at Marla Gets Company 2. It seems that since Mary and Marla last met in Marla and Mary Again 3 Marla has a few new moves. In the timeline it has only been 10 days but it is about quality not quantity.

This is typically how a comic page starts out for me. I have a rough idea and a thumbnail in a comp book with some dialog. Then, I rough sketch, then rough in the layers. Here we have layers from top to bottom. Letters, Frames, Lines, Color, Bglines, background. This is where I stopped today.

I would clean and sketch and color and for this one add a shade layer and word balloons. Another hour or more of work, but I will be sleeping by then.

Spent a good bit of time beating my head against a side project and will be spending a most of the weekend working on different home projects.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Old Vote Incentive - New News


Doesn't look like there will be a regular update today so here is another another old vote incentive. I'm not sure exactly when I ran this one or on which voting site. This is a little updated with some shading thrown on top.

I have errands and other time consuming chores for a few days. I will be working on a few projects related to Cutethulhu, but I'm unclear when the next real update will be.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Comic 20100909

I just got a call, looks like Hiatus Man is coming around again, but for now we have Gunplay.

Will be working on an incentive piece later on. It got a bit involved so it will take time to finish. I also have another little art project I'm trying to get to also .. who knows what will get done? I sure don't.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Comic 20100908

Not a song by Aerosmith Granny's Got a Gun. (does that joke date me? it sure dates them ) So this is a small subplot that I was going to skip but I think I mentioned something about it in Saved Seat 3. So, I thought I better at least steer something in that direction. I needed a quick comic to put together too.

heh, I've also mentioned Roland's uncle Jack many times but none of you have seen him yet. I'm not sure why. I have a neat story involving him and the River God brewing.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Vote Incentive 20091200



Old vote incentive December 2009. I may have posted this elsewhere.

Comic 20100907

woo callback in Division of Labor to Tools of Industry Which was first put up 4 years ago .. but in terms of the story as it stand it is only 10 or so pages back.

I am working a bit on an incentive piece and I think I'm going to put up a small past incentive gallery someplace. I spend a bit more time doing an incentive p[iece than I do on regular updates and I would like to show them off a bit more.
... I am really aching to put a more versatile site together, but I'll have to wait.

Likewise, I looked at a few free forums and I don't think I am going that route.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Comic 20100906

Division of Labor jumps way back to the end of the Garden of Serenity Story. I also finally moved Deadline into a more proper place in the flow of events.

Also did some updates to the links page and fixed a few small errors that had creeped into the comic site.

I've been seriously thinking about having a forums with the site, or switching to wordpress, or doing a dozen other things.

I have not worked on my extra stuff for a vote incentive or anything like that, I did finish the page for the seventh. So, I will have a bit more time this evening and tomorrow to knock something out.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Comic 20100905

Poor ole Marla ,Marla Gets Company. Going to be making some good/evil/naughty/nice decisions about a few things coming up.

I've been trying to get some extra work/vote incentives worked on. I just did a sketch I hope to work on this evening and i have a few other stand-alone pieces in various stages. I'm looking for a art site to post a gallery. I've looked at a few but nothing seems to suit my level of skill, style type and subject matter.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Comic 20100904

Marla's new hobby Marla Works One Out. This whole part of the story is getting a little ahead of itself. I may have to rearrange things a little bit or think to move events around a little differently than I originally planned.

So here is Marla, obviously hooked on Roland. Mary knows it, Roland suspects. How will it all resolve? I have a few suspicions but I can't say for sure. SOme sides of some of the main characters are going to start showing that may be a little uncomfortable.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Comic 20100903

Not sure exactly if there is going to be one more page in this little series or not. I think I have another page of Roland and Mary scripted for this, but it is something that may be handled a little bit differently elsewhere. I may jump to something else while I think on it. Suprise Bedroom Guest 3

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Comic 20100902

Here is the next Suprise Bedroom Guest. Telling a story from two different directions is interesting to me. Some who have read through my comic may have a guess as to the nature of Mary's abilities, but not likely to their exact extent. It seems from the current point of view a somewhat preserved grandmother and a young Roland Link are having pan generational affair.

The truth is a little more bizarre than that and somewhat less disturbing. As we go back in the story and tell some more of Mary's relationship with Mable's parents and a few other people around town how this relationship sits in the grand story will be noticeably different.

So, I've mentioned before. As the story grows in both directions it will change in both directions.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Comic 20100901

This is half of the page I've been working on today. I will work on posting the full page. Suprise Bedroom Guest. Yes Roland is the victim of the booty call.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Comic 20100831

Todays quick Comic is not about a supper in a whorehouse. Whorehouse Supper is talking about a whorehouse during supper.

A bit of trivial background information about the town. It is one of those things you think about when doing background stuff that sometimes never sees the light of day. In this instance I needed a little supper conversation piece and Stan seemed like the sort of fellow that would know that sort of half gossipy information. The boarding house is a setting for things in the past.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Comic 20100830

Just a little quick one that I didn't get to where I wanted. It sets up a little arc for the future. Community Picnic. I was hoping to have a little joke in there; one that was funny. But, no dice.

I am possibly back to the grind tomorrow, so the hiatus may continue. I have a few pictures I want to work on today. So watch for them.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Comic 20100828

Did this in a short amount of time, as usual .. Cousin Guy Epilogue This actually may not be the epilogue for these few pages about this planned marriage. It is also not the epilogue for Guy, who we have already seen in a later page (Cankers 8).

Friday, August 27, 2010

Comic 20100827

Hiyas Gang, There is a break in the action of my life for the rest of the week and I have been aching to make a page or two, so today I've thrown together Cousin Guy 3.

I inadvertently misnamed Guy in the previous comics, but that is corrected at least in the titles. I can not guarantee any particular update schedule, but I have pictures I want to work on and I should have a little bit of time.

These Cousin Guy strips are a crux of much of the main story of the comic.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Small Hiatus

This past week and the next three to four weeks I will be involved in career schooling. I've decided to take a plunge into a semi career to take care of some extreme cash flow problems I'm experiencing. I'm still working on pages and working through stories and I'm also still sketching some stand alone pieces. But, making any sort of promises about scheduling would be silly.

After the school is finished, assuming I pass the various knowledge and skill tests I will be working long days and long weeks at least until I get financially solvent and have a bit put aside. As a requirement for the paying of my training I will be working for at least a year. (though, I have found a way around that if I get enough cash in hand).

I will be thinking of my dear QT and company often. I am going to try to work through some of the pages and pictures I have started but the priority now is school.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Comic 20100707

Heh, Well, this took a week to get to. Marla Wakes Up.

My car update is now two broken front coil springs, which should be arriving in the next few days. So we stand at: fix the strut springs -> front end alignment -> two new tires -> state safety inspection. This is after all the brake pads, caliper mounts, rotors. The car drama is one of the contributing factors to the comic being a bit off schedule.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

New Vote Incentive

I had worked on a few little things for an arc we have all been waiting for and I just uploaded a preview character design as a vote incentive here.

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I wanted there to a be a reveal in the comic, but I haven't posted anything in a while /and/ not many people vote to ruin it anyways :p .

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Comic 20100629

Here is another quick comic. I keep trying to put together one panel comics, but I can't seem to do it. Marla's Nightmare.

Tomorrow morning I will be putting three disk brake rotors on my car and trying to get in for a wheel alignment somewhere. I also have to take a look at the ABS which I think has degenerated my brake lines. Then work in the evening. So bets are against there being a comic Wednesday.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Comic 20100628

A second page 4 years in the making Mary Arrives 2. I'm working on some wet t-shirt designs for that little arc and another of Mary's introduction arc.

I'm seriously contemplating job hunting in the next week or so. I'm having problems where I'm at with my hours. It is convenient to have the time off that I do, but I'm in a cash poor situation and need more work time to help out. So I'm not sure of my free time for a bit.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Comic 20100624

The right thing for the wrong reasons. Or is that backwards. Welfare Check.

Bringing back the wonderful home life or Sarah. She has a pretty sad backstory. Out of all the different things I write it likely affects me the most. I will have to get into it soon, but I've put it off primarily because it is a real downer.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Comic 20100623

A late follow up to the Violent Influences. Violent Influences - Aftermath.

Again, I've gone through the archives and I'm starting to fill in some blanks here and there and fixed a few navigation problems. I've moved a few pages around and I have some more to move around in the coming days as I add different pages. The story is always changing; past, present, and future.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Comic 20100621

Ha Ha.. It has been a while since I've updated two days in a row. I had this little aside pop into my head last night and worked it up today. Scamp. If anybody has seen the funny bit from this page done somewhere before please let me know. As I was finishing it up I got the feeling that I'd seen the gag before.

I'm trying to squeeze in an hour a day every day directly working on pages. This will be in addition to the bits of time spent doing layouts and steeling funny bits from real life.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Comic 20100620

Hi all. It has been too long since my last update. I am striving to get more done with the comic. Birdbox 5. I want to update daily and I think I'm going to scale back on the full page updates.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Comic 20100613

And so it begins. I'm not sure where the wet t-shirt thing is going except for drawing pictures of girls in them. I have a few ideas about how the regular stories are supposed to progress through this. I only really posted this page because it was pretty simple to throw together. Wet T-Shirts for Life

I may be replacing a wheel bearing hub this weekend. Wish me luck.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Comic 20100610

The Birdbox saga continues in Birdbox 4. I started this page back during the original arc but it got set aside and today's update is only the completed half of the page.

I'll be working on the final page and a half over the next few days. School is out in the next few days which shoots a good bit of drawing time down.

Edit. Here is the full completed page. I've one or two more in this little story.
Birdbox 4.5

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Comic 20100608

Number 2 of meeting Gary Gareth. Cousin Gary 2, There is supposed to be one more page of this, I'm still working on the reveal whether it will be big or small.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Comic 20100607

Super surprise comic. Cousin Gary. This starts a bit into the bigger picture. We have seen Gary in a previous comic that occurs after this one in Cankers 8. I'm fiddling with finishing the Canker's Wet T contest and other related things. I've literally 75+ scribbles, doodles and scripts for a pretty big arc that will shake up every character in the comic.

I've a lot of things going on this spring so far. The next big project is changing a wheel bearing in my stupid car. Thanks to those of you who have stuck with me so far. I will get to the end, but it may take a while.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Comic 20100530

An even 10 days without an update. I have been working on Cutethulhu things as much as I can, but right now they aren't all postable pages. This is one meant for the beginning of the comic. No Lights

On a personal note, finally got the pool up.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fighting Ninjas

I was making a whiny post about all the crap I have to do. But I better just get to it so I can get to posting comics as soon as I can. I do have some neat funny, sexy and morally ambiguous pages to get out of my head and into the site. Work has been a absolute treasure trove of character and one shot page ideas this week. I can't wait to draw some of them up and I have those dangling arcs to pick up.

Ack gotta fly .. See yas soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Comic 20100520

The end of an unintended hiatus framed by work, chores, writer's block, fatigue, and bad planning. Bird Luck. This is one of the few pages I've done that got a real out loud laugh from my wife. She says, 'Poop is funny.'

To help concentrate I did a lot of this listening to Gorlillaz Stylo and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros All in a Day.

Turns out CG is a little broke so here is your Comic.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Comic 20100513

A comically challenging week for me so far. I'm at a dreaded point where I have so many things to do my mind skitters around from job to job without alighting on any one.
Two Hands.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Comic 20100511

This is a bedtime sketch I made after we were discussing messed up maxims and mixed metaphors ... but not alliteration In One Ear.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Comic 20100507

A quick one.SOS dashing out the door to the DMV just this second.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Comic 20100505

This was originally a clever fart comic about cabbage. You know Halupki?
But, since I am very clever I realized it was a a Mexican holiday and I made a comic to honor it. Cinco de Mayo

It would have been better with some sound effects. and I have been here with tequila a few times.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Comic 20100504

Yes, that may be an Atari 2600. The control is a bit thicker than I remember but I didn't have the time to change it. Violent Influences 2

This Bitch beater is such an engrossing game QT keeps forgetting to get dressed.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Comic 20100503

Had a thumbnail for this comic floating around for ever. A little backhanded stab at parental responsibility. Violent Influences

Remember, If you are under the age of consent in your locality and you are reading this comic you have horrible and uncaring parents.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Comic 20100502

Another unsightly gap in my update schedule. A Good Apology.

I did build a 1'x1'x1' cement form for a footer block to repair my front porch and put 120lbs of cement in it. Now, if anybody asks you what the weight of a cubic foot of cement is you can casually tell them 120 pounds.

One of the next projects is an unseemly sewer pipe replacement. It will involve toilets, closet flanges and wax rings.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comic 20100428

Lalala ... A little forced perspective on Q's right foot. Sweeping I did the thumbnail sketch on paper then redrew it with the pen tablet. I'm trying to get daily updates again and for now that means simpler or shorter comics.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Comic 20100427

A bedtime composition book sketch Ass Rotor. Trying to get back into the groove of things.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Comic 20100426

This particular panel looks into the future a little further than most. From the point where most of the story lines are fluttering around until QT meets the Mystery Broom is months if not years. I have to decide when best a particular plot point is unveiled before I can say for sure.

With spring here and yearly house maintainance on two houses and three lots it is getting a little hectic getting any sort of arting done.

Most importantly, I discovered this spring that I like Yuengling Porter more than Yuengling Black & Tan. I like my beer like I like my women like I like my coffee - dark and bitter.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Comic 20100422

Building up a bit of breadth or depth to the story. Two Mysterious. There is rhyme and reason behind some of tyhe things going on in the comic. Only some of them though.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Caught Planning - updates

My wife and I have been planning a trip to NYC so she can attend a medical conference. Due to several restrictions with varying travel arrangements this is turning into a major hassle. So until we either figure out how to get her there or find out we can't get her there I'm not going to have much time for anything else.

I'm a bit disappointed about the infrequent updates this past few weeks. Many times my schedule is not my own and I really can't work on the comic at certain times. I am pushing to make more time here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Comic 20100419

The complete page of the comic from yesterday - Doltan 2.5. Not much more to say about it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Comic 20100418

Another Doltan Doltan 2

I felt a few things in the set up of the story needed fleshed out a little bit. One point that nagged at me a bit was what paperwork was actually attached to the Rileys. Where there birth certificates, marriage licenses? For Shub and Professor Riley I think there are some but QT doesn't have any of that.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Comic 20100415

US tax day comic that has nothing to do with taxes: First Day Recap. I felt it was needed since I posted half of the first day back 4 years ago and the other half about 4 weeks ago maybe and worked the last few months getting Marla to the first day of school.

I also thought it important that Roland finally have an 'AHA' moment about Marla. What will he do now? At this time he is having a semi relationship with Mary and he has a perpetual crush on Sarah.

I do have some definite ideas about outcomes. This is one of the areas of the stories that I've left open to see how I felt about the different characters when the time came.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Slow Update

After all my car drama I'm a bit out of sync with my schedule. I have another little flash animated comic about ready post, but since it takes a little finesse in putting the page together I'm not going to have it until later.

We've had appointments today and work this evening and I haven't had time to lay anything out. As far as I know, and often I'm the last to know, I'm free tomorrow and I should have something for Thursday. As I've mentioned a few times before this will be the 200th page. Since I'm keen to keep my updates coming quickly I will likely make a stand alone piece to commemorate the milestone.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Facebook

I made a Facebook Page for the Cutethulhu Webcomic. I'm not entirely sure how integration will go but I can have threaded discussions there and some easier ways to interact with those curious about the comic.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Comic 20100409

This comic got pushed back a couple times. Birdbox 3 I thought a couple times that maybe this couple of pages is a bit too much and it is going to be a bit worse before it is over.

The next page up will be number 200. I haven't decided exactly what it will be. I haven't done more than a rough thumbnail of the next Birdbox so I don't have any time invested in anything. Maybe I will think of something at work this evening.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Stupid Caliper Mounts ...

.. Are Stupid

A normally routine brake pad change turned into not having a vehicle when one sliding bolt on each of my rear brake caliper mounts have seized. This means that I can not remount my calipers until they are loosened. On the bright side I did get to use my hammer in anger.

I've doused them in some lubricant and will try to get them loosened tomorrow. If not I will have to replace the whole mounts. I've a fairly common car so I should be able to find working mounts at one of several local junk yards.

Why does the Cutethulhu blog care? There won't be much time for updates until I get my car on the road again.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

200th Comic Looming

According to my navigation javascript my 200th upload is looming. Four or five more updates and I will have broken 200. I've been having fun putting the story together and I hope to have the next 200 done in ... 31/18 * 200 = about 344 more days ...

I'm trying to think of ways to mark the occasion. This comic takes a nice little hunk of my time and 200 is a lot. Any ideas?

Comic 20100406

Hiyas, sort of a last minute cobbled copy/paste heads thing. This comic presumes that they have caught up with Marla's summer activities minus LLXL and weird shit and shows that Marla doesn't know what Roland has been up to. Saved Seat 3.

There have been many different takes on them having their first actual conversation, but as Roland says the few minutes before class starts is not the ideal time and and /we/ have seen most of it happen so I don't want to present it all again except for a little supposition for lost readers.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Comic 20100405

Here is a bit of stronger bit of iconography than usual. I'm interested in illuminated manuscripts, hieroglyphics and mesoamerican art. I like to do these sort of pictures when they can fit into the narrative. LLXL Consigned. This shows that Mary is putting LLXL back into the earth. Trapping it again.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Comic 20100404

I'm posting this on Good Friday and scheduling it for Easter Sunday. This is one I've had thumbnailed since my first run on Cutethulhu and I finally drew it up. Easter Meal It is awful in almost every way but that is what the Cutethulhu comic is all about.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Comic Hovel Vote Incentive

A little picture of the BirdTrap Shub to look at the vote incentive system at Comic Hovel.


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One of my next updates we will see her in a bit more action.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Comic 20100402

Here is Birdbox 2. A bunch of transitional panels showing a heavier than usual Shub. I think she may be on an eating binge or maybe just let herself go a bit getting out of that box. I did enjoy drawing her even meatier than usual. I'm having a great time drawing wide hips and a bit of a belly. Oh and it is not just a birdbox. It is looking like a Birdtrap too.

The next page should be the standalone picture I've been working on, but I don't know if I will be able to get it done in a timely manner. I had an Easter picture roughed out. A very irreverent Easter picture. I will likely work on that to have it done for the holy day.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Comic 20100401

Blogger is giving me grief .. SO Bird Food Free is a quickie based on the inspiration for the Birdbox Start. I was working on the next page in Birdbox, but It went long. I'm actually working on a standalone piece for an incentive / preview before I get into the next page. I've a fire for today and wiring up an outside light. So I'm really hoping to have the time and energy to get the current project done.

It is April Fools Day. I'm not very excited about it. I was sort of thinking about doing something with it for the comic, but I'm not.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Comic 20100331

I'd been working on the page as much as I could since the 26th. This should be a fun dirty aside sort of story. Maybe a few more pages. This particular one was inspired by wanting to do something a bit harsh and a little one panel about QT catching birds using traps instead of sticks. Birdbox

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Transcription

Well, Something I'd been thinking about doing for a bit of time now is hooking up to Oh No Robot and transcribing the comics into scripts. The nice thing is that anybody can pitch in and do these. I did one to see how it works and it is about as easy as it gets. Transcription Archives

Monday, March 29, 2010

Comic 20100329

This comic comes from a variety of sources that it would be silly to go into. In general some comments were made about a 3 pound block of Amish butter. I did not make this animation. This little flash animation was made by one of my kids. Just note, I'm careful to keep them away from the adult stuff I write and draw. Butter

He's been working a lot on Flash game mods and some of his own animations so I gave him a little layout thumbnail to interpret into a hybrid slide show animation.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fire!

We
spent eight hours or so burning, chainsawing and dragging wood around the empty lot. This is one of two big fires we had. By the time we were done I was very tired. I spent the whole time out with various family members coming and going.

What is actually pictured here was about 1/20 of brush and wood we went through. I cut down 2 50' trees and we burnt most of them also. We still have deadfall from the snowstorms in two yard lots to cut and burn.

This is why there is no comic update today. My little fingers were achy.

I'm going shoe shopping with the family today but I hope to finish something.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Comic 20100326

This was just a partial page until a few minutes ago. I had a small productive streak and finished the rest of the page. Originally only the first two panels were in the update so, this page has two beats. Saved Seat 2. Marla's chest looks a little bigger than intended in the reveal.

Spent some time moving furniture and painting today.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Intro Images

I had a picture block of text on the main page intended to provide a sort of content warning for the comic. The image itself had too large of a file size and having the same one over time seemed sort of boring. So I whipped together a tiny javascript to random select from different warning message images. I only have two at the moment but I'm going to make a few more of different types.

Comic 20100324

This took longer than usual for how it turned out. I wanted it to have a bit more polish but I didn't have the sit-down time to do that. Saved Seat. This is a page that has been a long time coming. I've laid it out in a dozen different ways with different dialog and outcomes. I've a few simpler pages after this, just talking heads mostly, to set up some of the next stories.

I really going to have to sit down and systematically work on several aspects of my drawing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Comic 20100322

Not originally intended as an update and a bit of poor anatomy School Tomorrow 2. We see Marla on first day eve.

The very loose sketch I had for this pose looked fairly nice, but cleaning it up revealed some scale and anatomy problems that I tried to fix. This picture was originally intended as a second character profile picture.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Comic 20100321

This is not the comic I was planning on for today, but you will never know. Chinese Buffet.

About an hour sketching something out that I had a few naughty thoughts about the last time we ate at our local Chinese Buffet. I have a few takes on this but this is what came out. Some with a bit of guro and some with a bit of dialog and Shub. I may revisit it later.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Navigation Fixes

Seems I made a few mistakes on the story navigation javascript. One place it skipped to the wrong page and another to a page that didn't exist. They are fixed now.

I also added a picture on the Character's Page. I'm going to concentrate on getting these support things worked on a little bit more, though few people actually visit them.

I'm desperately hoping to have a page done for tomorrow, but I spent the morning wiring and chainsawing and I'm rather physically tired. Maybe a quick nap after supper will help.

I'm throwing around ideas for a blog that allows threaded comments or using a forums or mirroring the comic at an art community website, like deviantart. Though the comic is a little too racy for them. Or moving my hosting from CG and using wordpress w/ comic plugin. I'd be happy with any suggestions.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Comic 20100319

I'm happy with how these last pages turned out. They are not the best art, but the layouts aren't too shabby and they were all done purely digitally and each was put together relatively quickly, a couple hours for each of the full pages. I did do some thumbnail layouts on the pages to make sure I had room to cover what I wanted to but I didn't use them directly. Old Electric 3

This last Old Electric page I decided to hand letter. Using a font is so much neater, but doesn't have much character and I thought this had enough turmoil for Ms Pennytree that hand lettering would bring that out.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Comic 20100317

It is St Patrick's Day. I do not have a St. Patrick's Day themed comic for you. I'm just continueing on with Professor Riley and Ms. Pennytree.
Old Electric 2

edit: Old Electric 2.5 A quick sketch to help the transition to the next page. So shoddy it doesn't need it's own post.

Our St Patrick's Day tradition is to tell a bunch of Irish jokes and watch this a lot.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

todays excuse

My hosting company sent my invoices to an old email address. This is not their fault. I forgot to change my contact emails. So I was suspended for a day from some domains that support cutethulhu. oops.

Did some wiring this morning, shopping this afternoon, and work this evening. Will try to finish tomorrow's comic in the morning before we go out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Comic 20100315

In the planning stage this was a one page comic, now it looks like it will be two or three Old Electric.

I'm starting to rewire my father-in-law's garage this week, at least until I find what is blowing his fuses. I'm not sure how much time this will take. I'm actually only sorting the wiring and adding a dew things, not tearing everything out and starting from scratch.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Comic 20100311

I hate posting a days comic so late during that day (feh, by now it is almost tomorrow). This second meeting between Mary and Marla was something I wasn't sure I was going to show. Marla and Mary Again 3

Originally, and now I think I think more correctly, I was going to have Marla's reveal with her achieved body and without LLXL be the first time Roland sees her in school. After Tim <3 Marla she was to be off camera with this second meeting with Mary told as exposition.

On the other hand, I think my story is linearly distorted in presentation enough without adding flashbacks. The way it is currently only lessens the impact of that one page which would be us seeing Marla for the first time with Roland.

1+ more pages of this then to pick up some other hanging plot thread.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thursdays Comic

Turns out it is borough meeting night tonight and a very early morning tomorrow. I've got this thing started colored. But it will take more time than I have at hand to get it posted for the automatic update. When I get home from work tomorrow, or more likely after I get home and take a quick nap and supper I'll finish this up.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Comic 20100311-preview

A second pass lines preview of Thursday's comic. You can see the layout lines in gray-blue underneath. I'm planning to have enough time to get this done tomorrow for the 11th. I may throw up a few sketches tomorrow too.

Comic 20100309

This is something I had sitting in the old notebook. Marla's involvement and chance meeting with another jogger is incidental. This is based on a wildly inaccurate understanding of song lyrics. Eye of the Diaper. I've embellished this true story only slightly.

There is a more awesome true story from the same source which I feel I'm not competent enough to draw yet.

I will be getting back to a storyline soon.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Comic 20100308

A little comic with our chronicler Tom. Another quick and dirty lined page. Another case where I was happy with the dialog and there wasn't much that was visually dependent. Tom always draws himself poorly anyways.

The challenge was where to drop this page. It is sort of timeless in the arc of the stories. It could be put about anywhere since Tom doesn't interact with anybody else in a more than superficial way. I decided to just stick it at the end slush pile.

I realize that I have several little series left hanging. Like Marla and Mary, The start of the school year, the wet t-shirt contest, Mary talking to James, and likely a few others. I'm getting to them. Some of the ones I want to take a little more time with, others I have to figure out exactly who they should be resolved.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

A Day Out

Spent the day out with the family. I have a sketch done for a page, but my eyes are crossing I'm so tired. I thought to post a couple little quick pics I'd fooled around with this week.

Each of these took about ten minutes, and it shows. I think I posted the naughtier one somewhere. I'm starting to loose track of things like that.



Comic 20100306

This is something that came up over our evening meal. It was this for a comic or 'The Tell-Tale Fart' Edgar Allan Po.

I should note that I used a picture to help draw out Edgar a bit. The same with the Teletubbies. Other than that this page went quickly and I think the layout of the dialog is better than usual.

I've seemed to have drifted from QT in the recent story arcs. So as I finish them up I'm going to be working more on her own arcs. It is her comic.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Comic 20100301-redux


Here is the complete page that started with Filling the Pool 3. I say 'yay' for sexy red underwear.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Comic 20100304

Scanned right from the comp book sketch. Except for the little bit of color pencil this is usually what a page looks at about a second draft. The next stage would be to either redraw it on regular paper then scan it it or start drawing it purely digitally using this draft a guide. The lettering was readable and there wasn't much going on except talking so here this is Mary Letting Go. In a finished work Jason Wu's last panel would have been worded differently. I have to continue this page with another or a set of panels to catch somethings I couldn't fit in here.

I'm trying not to make a habit of this level of work, but time always seems to be in short supply. It is grocery and Dr. appointment day today.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Comic 20100301

Fairly short little page. I have 3 more of these two framers to fiddle with. I will use a heavier pen when inking the others. Filling the Pool 3 and Filling the Pool 3b and Filling the Pool 3c.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Comic 20100228

Back to a traditional drawing for this. Papermate Flair lines scanned , vectored and colored. Sign-ups. Did the lines sitting around waiting for somebody to get discharged from the hospital. I had the core for this page for a while, but I did a fairly poor job getting the funny out of it. Roland's brother Mark with the third partner in Cankers, George.

February has been a bad month for me getting comic stuff done. I do think I have absolutely nothing going on Sunday and I'm feeling good about March.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not a Great Day

A more snow and hassles. With some of the time I spent sitting around waiting for things to happen yesterday I managed to draw a page out. I still have to add dialog and scan it in etc, but I finding it hard to find the time to do those simple things. I've been running around getting medications. (not implying that I managed to get them all yet). I work tonight, errands and more work and more errands tomorrow and snow to hinder it all.

I am hoping that after work this evening I will have the energy to get an update in the queue for Saturday. If not I should be able to pull it together for an update Sunday.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Comic 20100225

Here it is. A little later than I planned. Marla and Mary Again 2. I think we have been seeing an awful lot of Mary this past month. I have to get to some of Qt's stories and bits and get out of some of this drama and into some creepier things.

Today seems like it will be a day in which I will be able to get very little done.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Comic 20100225-wip


I've been awake a long time. The routine surgery my family member went in for turned a little serious when their heart stopped beating for about 20 seconds. When they were extubated and the vagus nerve got a little pokey. Everything is fine, but there were a good many doctors floating around for a while. They are spending the night in the hospital, which adds another trip to the big city tomorrow.

I'll be working on this comic tonight and will likely just post it regardless of how much is done as long as the dialog is worked out. The sample is a good example of about a 1/5 finished piece. I've got to work on Mary, clean up lines a bit more, throw in the background, color, and add dialog. The rest of the page is in the same state.

While spending all that time in the waiting room today I did get the next Mary and Roland page scripted and thumbed. This has been one of the hardest to write for me. There is some character driven stuff that I was finding it hard to approach. Once I had it down it seemed a great deal smaller of a problem than I tricked myself into thinking it was. As a result nobody will be impressed with the time I spent dithering over it.

Vomitrix


Inspired by an all night puke fest featuring my wife. Though, she vomits much more daintily than this picture would suggest.

This was sitting around waiting to be finished for a few weeks.

There is likely no comic until Friday. I'm taking a family member in for minor surgery today and I don't know how long it will be. I do have the next Marla page started.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CowThulhu



Very quick. The entire picture took less than 5 minutes after I found a pic of a cow to look at for reference. Remember, the Bar Elder Sign brand is a mark of distinction. I have a much naughtier idea for the title which I'll try to visit at a later date.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Comic 20100222

I hate updating the day's comic so late in the day. But I hate trying to change a bunch of file names even more. The final leg of Marla's summer starts here. I may squeeze some other things in retroactively later, but this is the last thing that needs to happen before Marla gets back in school. Marla and Mary Again.

It is getting increasingly harder to find free time to work on the comic, at least while trying to maintain a minimum of quality. I'm already brushing the low end of the spectrum now. I'm not sure when the next update is going to be. It is increasingly looking like a busy week.

Comic 20100222-wip


Working on Comic 20100222 but it won't be up until tomorrow. It shouldn't take too much longer to finish it, but I don't have much longer to work on it.

I'm finally getting to the last Marla pages of the summer. There is this and two more before I can start her school year.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Comic 20100221

A half-hearted comic. Didn't give myself much time to work on this. Spent a greater part of yesterday driving around and taking care of a few important things. Nightwalk

Friday, February 19, 2010

Queen Larva



This is a quick sketch I did with an insect-like creature. I've a vague plot centered around it but it will be some time before I get to it as a comic. I may make a stand alone picture featuring this thing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Comic 20100218

This is a devil of a page that I spent far too long on for how bad it is. I threw on some dirty shading to try and take some of the sting out. I was going to add some sound effects and 'Yeah, baby, fuck MEEEE!' dialog, but sometimes that makes me feel creepy. Just play some soft jazz while reading and that should be nice and in the mood. uh, don't play Glenn Miller's 'In the Mood' though, that would be silly. Filling the Pool 2. I'm not sure what I'm doing next.

I fiddled with the blog newsfeed. I tried feedburner, but I didn't like it. So, I rewrote some little pieces of the feed reader I use and added dates to the output. I used to be a pretty handy php script guy, but now I'm only mostly handy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comic 20100217

This weather and other distractions have kept me out of my comfort zone scheduling. I decided I had to get something up regardless of how decent it was. I have regular updates coming. Snow Day.

The pages have been slow going for me lately. I have been working on some other picture things either layout future pages and some stand alone pictures.

Sunday, February 14, 2010