Well, I just finished pencilling the last page of the upcoming Obscure Tales comic (written by Andre). It's only nine pages, but it's pretty good. I was managing to get a page done in a night, so this bodes well for the future. I should have the pages inked, colored and posted in a couple of weeks.
I also went to the Vermont Tech Jam today to try to find some contacts to get a design job. However, they should put an asterisk after the name of the event. The footnote should read: "If you're not a developer or a salesperson, don't bother coming because there's nothing for you here". So, the evening's been pretty down. I'm going back tomorrow just to drop my name at the booth of a local web design shop. I know they're only hiring PHP and CSS coders, but I'm going to try to leave a card.
To lighten the mood, here's a Hallowe'en meme I'm stealing from Becca. I'm not really a big Hallowe'en fan, but what the heck:
1.What is the worst treat to get when trick-or-treating?
Can't think of anything. I dig it all. I'll even eat those cheapo chocolate characters wrapped in printed foil. (that is not to say that I don't enjoy and savor the good stuff)
2.What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
Any werewolf, pretty much. Probably something Freudian in that, eh?
3.Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho? (why)
Weird question. Probably an alien. Psychos are everywhere in real life and zombies are way over done.
4.How many Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Nightmare on Elm Street movies combined do you have on dvd?
Zero. But we do have John Carpenter's "The Thing" and "An American Werewolf In London'
5.What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
Horror movies don't really scare me much. But, Sweet Enemy and I once watched Dog Soldiers together at a friend's house deep in the woods on windy night. We watched the film in a "mother-in-law" apartment with tiny windowsin the house's basement. We were pretty sure that, even if there were werewolves, the odds of them choosing that particular night to attack were slim, but we spent the night pretty creeped out.
6. Lamest costume you have worn on Halloween?
In 1984 we flew across the country to visit my grandparents in Irvine, CA over Hallowe'en. I could think of nothing so I put a paper bag over my head and went as the Unknown Comic and canvassed my grandparent's subdivision. When people asked if they knew me, I'd say "No! I'm the Unknown Comic!" and beat feet.
7.Favorite Halloween treat?
For some reason, Smarties. I seemed to only get them on Hallowe'en, so they are the quintessential Hallowe'en candy for me. One taste and it's the Eighties all over again.
8. Friendly-faced jack o’lantern or scary one?
As long as it isn't one of the "stencils carved on the front of a pumpkin" ones, I'm happy.
9.Have you ever had nightmares about a scary movie character chasing you?
Never actually. However, when I was four, I did have a vivid nightmare that the counting hands from Sesame Street held me down while other counting hands pulled my mother into a mattress that was leaning up against the wall of my bedroom. Watching that video still creeps me out.
10.Best thing about Halloween?
Umm. Cheap candy in November?
11.Strangest Halloween custom you’ve heard of?
Well, there's this one house we drive by that puts up Hallowe'en lights that look just like X-mas lights only in orange. That's weird. They're in the middle of nowhere, too.
12.Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?
Sweet Enemy by a long shot! She loves it and her only regret about our house is that it's too remote for trick-or-treaters. She'd do the whole house up if we got 'em.
13.Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours.
Occasionally, but not obsessively. I'm generally superstitious until I forget to be. For instance, I once had a great mountain bike racing season where I only used blue Gatorade. However, once I was out of blue and used lemon-lime and I raced anyway (I still placed third, as usual).
Listening to while posting: "Earthquakes and Sharks" by Brandston