December 21st, 2002

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New comic. (woohoo!) and thus ends the set that I illustrated in one furious swoop last Saturday, while my gaming partners, having walked into a trap, constructed a crude siege engine out of a couple of benches and a cauldron and used it to break down portcullises in an medival dungeon, despite the fact that we're ostenibly Shadowrunners from 2053 or so. (Our GM attempted to adapt a Forgotten Realms module for Shadowrun. Unfortunately, the strength of ancient dwarven architecture, while impressive, does not hold up well to a rocket launcher. I don't think the writers of the scenario quite anticipated our "Let's just blow everything up," method, but it's all good. I do feel a little bad, though, as our poor GM attempts to lavishly describe the elaborate carvings on the doors, only to be told "Look, just tell us how big a hole we put in it.") Anyway, the do-a-few-pages-in-advance method seemed to work out well--I'm much more likely to work on them if they're layed out already, so if I can just turn out another few pages of illustrations and do the layouts in one evening, then I can ink and color at my leisure. Since things are finally moving towards their ultimate conclusion in the Underbed, I'm eager to wrap things up, too, and move on to weirder pastures. (Still don't know how she's gonna defeat Mothman...)

Cat still has bladder infection, although it seems to be getting better. You know that you love an animal past all good sense when you hear yourself exclaim with delight "Yes! You're peeing more! Great! Good cat!" as he widdles on the linoleum (but it's a good sign, with a bladder infection, that he's going less frequently, but in greater quantity.) Hmm....maybe I should do an Irrational Fears on "Fear of cat with bladder infections"?

Naaaah.
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breeden

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Not much goin' on today...did the layouts for the next three "Irrational Fears" (and either two or three more after that, then this story arc ends, for a grand total of either thirty-one or thirty-two pages, depending on how long it takes Chu to recover from being pummelled by a monster.) I'm not sure what the next fear is gonna be, but I did promise to at least get Bob & Squeak & the severed brain a bit more resolved, so I'll have a little while to think about it. Mothman is currently the top contender, neck-and-neck with Two Nightmares About Lizards, with perhaps a one-page interlude to handle my atavistic terror of the lowly house centipede. Cat still leaking, but seems otherwise chipper, eating like a fuzzy little hog. Have cordoned off kitchen and bathroom as "incontinent cat territory" and am grimly anticipating a few hours spent with Pinesol once cat is healthy again. The joys of pet ownership are myriad and neverending.

I've got something with a flying squirrel and magnolias in progress, but I may work on my Great Unfinished Samurai Novel instead...been neglecting it for awhile. However, watching "Samurai Jack" always gets the creative juices flowing--I love that show. Actually, I'm not sure how I lived without cable--there's this rivetting documentary about honey badgers on right now. I had no idea that honey badgers were the African equivalent of the wolverine--I had a vague impression of good natured, cuddly little things. Shows what I know. They're really cute, though, even if they are psychotic little buggers. I should paint an anthro one.

Speaking of anthros, I tripped over this while poking idily through the VCL recents, and thought it was really engaging--check out the artist's other work, there's some very nice stuff there, and c'mon! You're reading a livejournal, obviously you're looking for stuff to peruse, right? Right.
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