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


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.

Online Comics

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.