Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obscure Tales addendum

Here are the first character sheets I sent to AndreZero. The character on the cover first appears here. AZ had done a sorta story way back, but two weekends ago we were at dinner and I told him I needed a story. He thought that the robo-medic story could be resurrected. I agreed and drew up a character sheet so that it might help inspire him.

They show as much of the robo-medics mechanisms as I could think of. I'm no Jake Parker, but it's not bad for me.

And, if any of you out there who know my real name care to know, I'm now on Facebook. I'm not sure why. I've got my own URL, a blog. I tweet and now Facebook. What is wrong with me?

Listening to while posting: listening for the sound of Sweet Enemy's car. She's gone to visit a friend who's feeling very down. Have I mentioned what an awesome person she is?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obscure Tales Rides Again

AndreZero just sent me a new script for Obscure Tales issue six: "Death of a Friend".

I'm also testing out a new logo. Let me know what you think, please.

listening to while posting: "Walking for Two Hours" by The Twilight Sad

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Post with No Name

First: Hey, Star Trek nerds! You know who you are! Go here and listen to this. It will prove to be cool later, trust me.

Secondly, I've been tagged with a sort of reward by the inestimable Dean Wormer. It means a lot to me, given the company he keeps. I shall treasure it always. Here it is, isn't it a thing of utter beauty?

1.You must brag about the award
2.You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger (done and done)
3.You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design
4.Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.

Last two are tough. This is the Blog Where Tags Go To Die. The people I get tagged by have more readers and invariably tag all the blogs I read. Hmm. Try these

a. Plaid Stallions (for those who grew up in the 1970s)

b. Polite Dissent (comic reviews with a medical perspective)

c. Jake Parker's blog (best robot drawings. ever)

d. Les McClane's blog (not well designed, but dang! can that guy draw!)

e. Dutchnid (Just a random guy from the Netherlands. Takes good photos, paints minis and posts recipes for really tasty Dutch baked goods).

f. Quit Your Day Job (An Australian comic nerd and artist. Fun stuff!)

g. last, but not least Becca (she has one already, I think, but it's such a good blog...)

5.List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.Then pass it on with the instructions

Here we go:

1. I have twice accidentally nearly killed my sister. Once with a bicycle and once with bees. Both times I ran away. We've talked about it many times and she's okay with it and is all about letting me be the Cool Uncle™

2. I pretty much never, ever lie. If I have to, to protect someone's feelings, say, I feel weird for a long time afterwards

3. Mountain biking is as good as sex to me. A good ride will dissipate horniness. Also, I could ride with the hottest chick ever and it wouldn't matter; only the ride would matter (Notice how I did not give a preference, sex and riding are separate and equal)

4. The wind roars like a freight train around our house in bad weather and when it does I am close to panic when the trees wave like wheat.

5. I really hate my body. I'm in better shape now than in high school, but I still hate it. Of course, I was a Fat Kid™ then...

6. I am no good with hints. Back in college, Sweet Enemy started our dating process by basically grabbing me and kissing me after ignoring many, many, many hints.

7. I'm blowing off an old friend right now because that they are too needy and won't help themselves.

8. I enjoy being better than people at things. I won't ever rub their faces in it, but I will smile inside.

9. I feel really bad that my friend Mokie didn't come out for our apres wedding party. I haven't seen him in a decade and I think things have faded and that really bugs me

10. After reading this book I'd really like to try pot. In brownies, 'cause I hate smoking.

Thirdly: AndreZero is writing a new Obscure Tales story right now. I'll have a cover teaser up soon.

listening to while posting. Hmm. Nothing.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

minor update: life in Northern New England

The old joke is true. We waited a minute and this is what we woke up to this morning:

This is last week:

This is how Sweet Enemy looks as of 1030 hrs EST. A couch, a woodstove, a blanket, a cat and a new Terry Pratchett Book = Heaven:


Friday, April 3, 2009

Obscure Tales Update!

Hey, there!

Because it was only four pages, I've posted the whole thing at once.

It worked pretty good, if I do say so myself. I've tried an entirely new inking and coloring style. Let me know what you think of it.

It's an expansion of a one-pager I did for Illustration Friday two years ago today. I When I did it I thought it was pretty good, but now that I look at it... 'ewww' is too weak a word. I still like the story, obviously, but the art? Ewww. If you feel like looking at 'ewww', here you go.

Also, Swinebread mentioned that he wasn't sold on the Obscure Tales logo. I do have some concerns myslef, but I'd like to know what you all think. Should I change the OT logo and what, if anything, would you like to see in it?
listening to while posting: "He Lied About death" by Stars