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.


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


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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update Coming Soon

With the snow and power outages I've had an extended and altered work schedule. Today we are driving 10 or 11 cats to the vet for spay and neuter services. This evening I should be able to get something finished, whether it is a comic or a just a pic. I've pages at different stages of development and a couple stand alone pieces started.

Monday, February 08, 2010


From my front porch Saturday morning. The tree in the middle leftish is a mulberry and is bent to half its height.

Surprise 21 inches of snow made havoc on my comic schedule. I lost internet for a few days. Luckily didn't loose the electric or phone. I totally did not work on one comic thing while sitting at home. I played Medieval: Total War and Quake II on my old computer.

Going to start on a few things in the morning. It looks like more snow is on the way. I hope to have an update by Thursday.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Comic 20100206

I wasn't planning on getting this comic done tonight. But it turns out I'm snowbound and that gave me just enough time to squeeze this out. Filling the Pool. I drew the entirety of this with the pen tablet. There were a few frames whose lines I could have spent more time on .. to be honest, I could have spent a good bit of time on every aspect of it. It looks like the next Mary and Roland page could have lots of sexy things in it.

If I can get out of the house tomorrow morning, (it is still snowing .. that makes about 12 hours straight so far) I'm taking 10 cats to get 'fixed'. I'm not sure how long that will take.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Another of the 'If I started this comic over.' possibilities. Quadamp'thulhu. A great 'thulhu butchered and beaten down to the status of family pet or less.

This was going to be something a little less, a lot less, in the realm of power exchange / submission. It was also going to be another vector project. but as I sketched out some thumbs I was caught up in the thick lines and decided to just work directly from the sketch.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Comic 20100204

I really do not like posting comics so late in the day, but today and yesterday were so hectic it was a struggle to get this done.
Not a Good Apology 2

This comic, I believe, marks the first time we've see Stan and Milly. Milly is Roland's mother and Stan her live-in boyfriend.

So far my weekend looks relatively free and I hope to get some better quality pages done. I'm under the influence of a slight cold. The only bothersome thing now is a sore throat and that washed out fever feeling. I'm hoping a good nights sleep will take care of that.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Long ago I was looking for comic ideas because I got the bug to do a online comic. The goal was to start drawing and writing at my poor level and improve a little through forced practice. I had a couple story and setting ideas but the one that seemed the most fun at the time was a take on the Lovecraft Mythos. I'd run a short CoC game in days past and sort of lifted a setting from there (which is local to me) decided to throw in teenage high school stuff and off I went.

So, I named the comic Cutethulhu, thinking it was catchy for a teenage girl cthulhu's daughter sort of character. But there are a lot of 'Cutethulhu' out there and recently I was thinking if I started the comic fresh and wanted to use the same setting plot how I'd change the name to make it stand out a little.

Here is the first of 5 or so. RackThulhu

Finally Done

Xenia Seeburg as Xev, Ellen Dubin as the Pope,
Patricia Zentilli as Bunny (standing), Louise Wischermann as Lyekka

I finally finished watching all the Lexx episodes. Like Doctor Who last month I got into it really big. Now that I have my free time back I'm going to be back on a more regular update schedule with the comics and projects and plain old drawing.

If you haven't seen Lexx and like silly, dark, sexy sci fi stuff and watching planets being blown up look it up.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Comic 20100202

I drew this at work on the back of a stocking slip. I fixed up the dialog with some glue stick editing. Eat The Cat

Updates are going to be a little slow this week. They will be slow and likely awful. Time is short.

I'm still fooling around with vectors, but only in GIMP for now. At this point I've greater line width control stroking the line with GIMP than with Inkscape. What I find interesting is that I can eliminate my shaky hand and get to figuring out what construction elements I'm not strong with. I worked for a relatively long time on a few simple pictures, eventually going to a model to figure out where I was having problems.