Jun. 12th, 2009 @ 04:55 pm
So, now that The Dark Knight is widely regarded as an excellent film, now that it's considered in some circles as rendering the Watchmen film irrelevant, now that Heath Ledger's won a posthumous Academy Award for the performance of a too-short lifetime ...|
Will all the dog-fuckers who were whining and making lame "Brokeback Gotham" jokes last year admit they were full of shit?
Okay, I already know the depressing answer to that question. Just wanted to put it out there.
Tomorrow's Maximum Ultra introduces a new character, one "Hairy Tom" Richardson. Hairy Tom is a member of Squad Eight, otherwise known as the Void Hogs, and also Odlief's boyfriend.|
Now, as an organization Maximum Ultra is conceived as a slightly less malevolent version of Cobra (one with, for starters, a coherent ideology). The Void Hogs are basically Dreadnoks, albeit less comical.
And also space bikers. Space biker pirates.
pallas_melissa figured this out as soon as I said Hairy Tom was a biker. Because that's the sort of thing I'd do.
I love my wife.
I just now finished the art for update 040, which will be posted next Friday, the 28th.|
Which means I have completed what is, effectively, the second issue of Maximum Ultra and it's first story arc. Accomplishment!
(although technically I should have written this last Friday, as that's when I should have finished 040. I mean, I'm still ahead of myself, but I'm not as ahead as I should be. Part of it is the various two-page updates, part of it is a few days of me being lazy)
((look, on overcast days I get kind of mopey and I don't want to do anything, I'm sure there's an actual name for this, but I don't have it as bad as some so I don't complain))
That's two twenty-two page comics in two months. Although it's actually one twenty-two page comic and one twenty-four page comic, as I managed to slip in an extra two pages in "Issue Two". Which is the cool thing about working online rather than in print, that the restrictions aren't nearly as tight.
Now I need to go write scripts for the second week of "Issue 3" ...
I raise a celebratory libation in honor of President-Elect Obama.|
There is so much to say and I am in no condition to say it.
My black cynical heart pumps only joy right now.
|» I create comics and I vote!|
We just got back from the polls. We actually cast our ballots at about 10:30 or so, and then went for a nice brunch at IHOP.|
I was actually a little worried - we were expecting a long wait. Early reports have suggested that some of Virginia's polling places might not be prepared for the projected turnout. Fortunately for us, there turned out to be no lines at all (although I expect that's a function of the relative earliness of the day). Between that and the fairly straight-forward ballots (only three races and four initiatives - Virginia's state elections are next year), we were in and out in under fifteen minutes.
Now we have the rest of the day to sit back, follow the returns and wait for the results. We even have vodka on hand for either celebratory libations or crushing despair.
If you haven't yet, VOTE GODDAMN YOU!
|» Hey, let's talk about Maximum Ultra some more!|
Finished updates 20 and 21 today, which are technically pages 22 and 23. Two upcoming updates (both later this week, actually) are two pages apiece instead of the usual one. This, unfortunately, ate into my buffer a tad. It took me a week to catch up.|
Still, I'm pretty proud of myself. I've written and drawn a 22 page comic in the course of a month. Even though the other half of it won't be entirely published until the end of October, I feel really accomplished.
If I can, I want to keep to this schedule - one page published per day most of the month, with two two-page or one three-page update every month. That way I'm effectively publishing a 22-page comic book every month.
(Man, and I've only been doing this one month. No wonder comic professionals are crazy)
|» Zombietown News|
We has a new feature! Melissa has added a forum for the ZTC community. Or, to be more accurate, for the fostering thereof.|
It's still a little bare-bones for now - we'll add new sub-fora as the need arises.
In other news ... it still needs coloring, but I really think the page for 10/31 is the best thing I've ever drawn. I exist two weeks in the future, suckas!
|» This election fills me with hate|
Thank Athena the debate cycle is over. I cannot believe I've sat through all four debates without the aid of alcohol.|
Although I'll admit, this last debate was the least-boring of the four. That is damning with faint praise indeed.
|» It's not shameless self-promotion, it's a press release|
Behold, as if from the grave, I return and bring thee tidings.|
After talking about it for, literally, years, pallas_melissa and I have finally taken the plunge and launched our first webcomic.
Behold, Zombietown Comics! Currently, only Maximum Ultra, the hideous product of my brain squeezings, may be found there, but soon Melissa will have a comic of her own as well.
Maximum Ultra updates Monday through Friday.