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    Monday, March 30, 2009

    Another page

    Finished another page this weekend, getting ready for some time off, so It will slow down in the short term. Very close to finishing the pencils and inks (minus cover) of issue #2

    Friday, March 27, 2009

    In the Groove

    With just a little time last night, I penciled another page. At this rate, I'll be done with the pencils and inks for issue #2 and move onto the coloring and lettering! Very pleased, but then of course its move onto issue #3....

    Thursday, March 26, 2009

    Ok, you suck

    I am of course referring to the spammers who picked this address off of blogger to send me viagra and penis enlarging pills. So here's to you, anonymous spammer a$$hole. And in that vein, who actually responds to spam? Stop it! You're ruinign the internet for all of us, if you don't respond, they are going to go away.


    Got THREE pages done last night. I can see an improvement in my art the more I work, which is natural. So, I'm in the final stretch of issue #2. I have some of the most challenging scenes coming up, but that's OK. I'm happy with the progress. Did not check the scanner, but will do so tonight. Will work on one of the subsites today, those are wrapping up. I am also considering extending the A RG before the pub of the book to get the word out on the comic to create buzz. I don't know how much lead time I need to get orders placed.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    Comic book Update

    Is anybody even reading this? Probably not. But to update, I finished another page, SO, its coming along, coming along. Tonight I expect to get at LEAST one page done. It looks like I am going to have to scan in pieces, which I hate. Worked on another part of the website, password protected in flash, which will make it much harder to crack.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    Comic Book Update

    Got half a page penciled, happy with how it looks, will pencil more tonight. I would post scans and sketches if my #$^%#^b scanner actually worked. I will try one last time before it transitions from scanner to large paperweight.

    Monday, March 23, 2009


    Got some nice work done this weekend, I addition to tidying up the old studio, got TWO pages done, pencils and inks! So art wise I'm 2/3rds through issue #2 I guestimate. Still no joy from the scanner. Sigh. I can't afford one of those high-end large format scanners. I do NOT understand why in this day, they are not cheaper.

    Friday, March 20, 2009


    Got a shout out by the Talented Mr. Roto himself, Matthew Berry on ESPN Fantasy Focus. I tried to get into the Man's League by offering a bribe of putting him and Nate Ravitz as Characters in my comic book, they kind of bit, but not good enough! Should see an uptick in visit to the site.


    My large format scanner seems to have decided to stop working for the time being. I was planning on scanning my pages and start to clean up line art for issue#2, but that will have to wait, or else I can scan them in pieces (echhh) and put them together in photoshop. Either way frustrating. BUT I have found some nifty flash code for logins to two of the websites. So, that should be pretty darn cool.

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Website Progress

    The main flash page for the subsite is DONE. MUCH faster than I even thought it would take. I am now trying to crack the coding for a secure log-in. S/B pretty cool. I think I'll put an easter egg in this site for people! Very cool and happy that this is going relatively smoothly. I want to have all the web stuff DONE by the time issue#2 come out so I don't have to worry about it.

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Website Update AND Comic Book Update

    Progress on the most difficult game site is going MUCH faster than I thought and I think its going to look pretty sweet when I'm done. I have a list of puzzles and riddles to choose from. I am very glad I made a comprehensive chart of all the links and how the game and comic relate to each other or else I know I would be lost. Planning counts. Drew some replacement panels. I will scan them in tonight. This afternoon I will gather reference for some scenes I am drawing.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009


    Wrote another article for website. I think I have enough now for the game. I can always add more if I need. Researching puzzles and codes to create my own for challenges. I will work on another game site flash website starting this afternoon and work on the comic book tonight! Bringing in scans this week to clean up and color for issue#2.

    Monday, March 16, 2009


    Had a wedding to go to that monopolized a lot of free time, got some writing done, no pencils. Will pencil and ink tonight, scan in pages for production So I can start issue #2 this week. I did finish the questions for the OddJobs test. this week I'll try making the form so I can get that site up and running soon.

    Thursday, March 12, 2009


    Sadly, not much to report other than prelim sketches for some ideas for the game/comic book.

    Oh yeah!

    Got the postcard from Xeric saying they got my submission, and everything they need for the grant is in order. Pretty cool. It somehow feels real now, like I am in the running. Silly, I know. I really really want this, but when has that ever made things happen. I have to keep up my motivation and drive to finish this.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Comic Book Update

    Re-wrote the dialogue for those revised pages and I think they flow much better now. I need to get back to penciling tonight, I think I can finish a page if I put my mind to it.

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    website Update

    Finished the first page of the OddJobs website. Went pretty quick, once the design was done. I only need to design the second form page, the Job Personality test, that will be in plain HTML. I need to research how to send that info to a database. NOTE: research mailing list software. It feels good to have this site come together so quickly. Tomorrow AM, add new panel and change text to reflect new art.

    Nothing like being sick

    All weekend, and having it knock the **** out of you, so no work done on ANYTHING this weekend, aaaannnd I'm better just in time for work. I don't know if I should be glad of this or not. Like I said, no progress this weekend. I was doodling some sketches for a poster/promotion design with the tag line "justice is coming" which ties nicely into the return of Karl justice. After I came up with this, I think I can fix one of my least favorite parts of the current issue, the exposition of agents Kay and Ezra. I think introduction of this phrase with their scene could more naturally introduce karl justice's backstory to the storyline. Which, of course means minor art revisions, and about three pages of minor text changes, which I think would be OK.

    Friday, March 6, 2009


    Not much progress today, had to take care of a an ailing wife, so spare time evaporated. Its OK, today I start building one of the websites, the OddJobs website. It should be relatively easy, all the sites will, but the puzzles and clues Hidden throughout the whole project will be less so.

    Thursday, March 5, 2009


    Or what is going forward. Little by little every day I work on the comic book project. The designs for all the subsites are now set, I just have to build it. I'll start on one of the flash sites. The easiest one first I guess. I'd like to start off small then go big. I read a book that says you need to start promoting your comic book, MONTHS ahead of time, I stumbled upon a really cool promotion I dea, not terribly cheap, not terribly expensive, but it will be pretty cool when I send it out. Ever little bit counts, right?

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    Comic Book Update

    Working on one of the subsites for the comic book experience. Getting the nav done. I think this site will be in HTML, not flash, there's no need as it is patterned after a news site. Write a couple of articles for subsite today. Its going to be little more slow going in the short term with other work occupying my time. I am eager to scn in the pages I have done and clean up the artwork. I had optimistically thought I could launch by the summer, and I still do, but it make me nervous in this economic climate to be starting a new venture. I heard a podcast on NPR that said that in bad economic times, you need to innovate and that some legendary companies have started during these periods. I hope I can make my mark.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009


    Wrote some more articles. I'll try to get 2 a day done, that should do it. I'm going to construct all the websites, and soon I'll start coloring the pages of issue#2

    Keep it moving forward

    Working on some of the too many stories for the (REDACTED) , just keeping it moving forward. I inked a little of a page, not entirely happy with the results on a couple of panels, so thanks to photoshop, I'll be replacing those panels.

    Monday, March 2, 2009


    Managed to get of NY, juuuuust before the storm hit, BUT had to route to Orlando. Got some work to do tonight on a design project, and bank to got to thins afternoon, so I don't think I'll get a lot done. I'll try to squeeze at least SOMETHING In, like a shark, I must keep going forward (I know not all sharks need this, but come ON, let the saying have some traction!)