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And Now, the Gneech News!

Hello, Mr. and Mrs. America, and all you crazy outlanders who read this thing! It's time for some updates, in no particular order.

Comics


I have started actually drawing the new comic! It is indeed as challenging as I thought it would be, but on the other hand, I'm coming up with some stuff that I'm pretty pleased with, so that's all good. I've got a six page "teaser" story completely scripted, and I'm now plotting the first major story arc, which will probably encompass 2-3 issues. Lots of quirky charm, lots of adventure, lots of explosions. O.o Think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang meets Cowboy Bebop...

Still chugging away on the Suburban Jungle and NeverNever books. Childproof is still sitting at the printer, Attack of the War-Cats needs more art done, and I've started ransacking ancient CD-ROMs to recover high-def strips for No Predation Allowed. I'm weighing the merits of going back and relettering the early years of Suburban Jungle like I did for the NeverNever books to get rid of Comic Sans, since so many people seem to have such a hate on for it ... unfortunately, a lot of the layered versions of the older strips were lost in a hard drive crash, so I'd have to go back and do them all manually. So I can't decide if it's worth it or not. Must ponder.

Kittehs


Dasher continues to be his big, burly redneck self. Buddha, after his worrying internal conditions of a few months ago, is greatly improved! We've got him on prescription cat food (Who knew there was such a thing — and why the heck should you need a prescription for it?) that is not only helping his little kitty innards, but has also seriously cleared up his allergies. Buddha is running around, frisky and playful in a way we haven't seen before Dasher showed up, which as you can probably guess makes laurie_robey and I mighty happy.

Gaming


I can describe how gaming has been lately in two ways: gaming hasn't been, and there hasn't been any gaming. Between my re-obsession with my comics and sirfox's job eating him, we've managed to squeak in one session of Call of Cthulhu since ... er ... August? Something like that. However! That'll change this weekend, with a super-secret game that I expect will come out of the blue and blow my players' fragile minds — in a good way. If nothing else, it'll be ... unexpected.

Parents


Dad has been home and stayed home for a few weeks now, tooling around on his walker and doing all right. Mom is her usual self and taking care of him like a trooper.

Work


laurie_robey got a nice raise! Awesomesauce. :) I may or may not get one myself as well, I haven't heard yet, but even in a best-case scenario I don't foresee getting that kind of a bump. I don't really deserve one anyway, I need to buckle down here.

Birthday


It was good. :) Thanks to everyone who sent their felicitations! We're still working on the ice cream cake. ;)

In Summary


Overall, things are pretty good for me right now! And I think it's important to mention it when that's the case. So thanks for putting up with the unrelenting cheerfulness. ;)

-The Gneech

Comments

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applejinx
Oct. 22nd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
Unrelenting cheerfulness is great when you can carry it off :) I literally came and read what was up in Gneechverse based only on the phrase, "And now, the Gneech News!" so it is pleasing to me to find the news is unrelenting cheerfulness :)

I'd probably come read a post entitled only, "And now: Unrelenting Cheerfulness" too ;)
the_gneech
Oct. 22nd, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
So many people only post when they're upset, I figured I'd try to brighten up the place a bit. ;)

-TG
sirfox
Oct. 22nd, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
yay positives! Is there any belated birthday nom I could bring along to game that you'd like?
the_gneech
Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hrmmm... *ponders* Other than cake and ice cream, both of which we have a bit of surplus of at the moment, I don't really know of many birthday-related noms.

I'm thinking of trying again for cook-outery, while it's still feasible.

-TG
sirfox
Oct. 22nd, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
mmmmcookout.

BakedTatersPrecious?
the_gneech
Oct. 22nd, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
That'd work...

-TG
rowyn
Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I think at least 95% of readers can't tell the difference between Comic Sans and any similar comic-style font. Some people care passionately about typography, but most people only care that it be legible and suit the art style. I don't think it's worth dozens of hours to replace it just to make a minority happy, even if they're a very vocal minority.
the_gneech
Oct. 22nd, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
True. :) But FWIW, I do prefer the later Anime Ace to Comic Sans. :)

I think the deciding factor will be how much extra work it will be compared to how fast I want to get the book actually done. :)

-TG
c_eagle
Oct. 23rd, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Lookit those headlines! (and yay for ice cream good times!!)
murrrmaiyd
Oct. 24th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Gah... I missed it.. Happy late birthday! :) Onyx says to say Meow! to Buddha and Dasher... I think that's why he insists on laying on my leg while I'm typing. That way he can put his two cents worth in.
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