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The worst thing about working on future projects is not being able to show the world when I make progress. For instance, I now have some pages of the new comic in various stages of "finished," but as I'm building up a buffer before I start, I don't want to just go posting 'em willy-nilly. I will say that I looooove the larger space of the comic book (instead of comic strip) format, even if it can sometimes be intimidating to look at that huge sheet and know I have to fill it. On the other hand, at the risk of tooting my own horn, I'm seeing some definite evidence of level-ups goin' on. :) My art style is definitely heading off in a new direction, but I like the way it's going.

In other news, just saw "The Great Game" episode of Sherlock, or most of it, anyway. I enjoyed it, up until the "Surprise, Have a Cliffhanger!" ending, which I thought was seriously weak, if nothing else because it was totally out of character for Moriarty. A serious case of writer intrusion there, for no better reason (that I could see) than to force a cliffhanger ... and a bad ending always sours an otherwise-good story.

I haven't seen the second episode ("The Blind Banker") yet, so I'm not quite ready to give the series a thumbs-up or thumbs-down either way yet. Strange as it may sound coming from the guy who brought Drezzer Wolf to the world, I'm getting a little tired of the "everybody's totally gay even though nobody's actually gay" shtick -- it seems like a cheap way to have your cake and eat it too. You want to have gay characters? Then man up (so to speak) and have gay characters instead of dancing around it and blowing the Ho Yay! trumpet every eight minutes.

But hey, that's just me!

-The Gneech

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