September 3rd, 2003

Gneechtoon

Back to Real Life ... Sorta...

Or back to work, anyhow. :) Some stuff that bears mentioning ... or mentions bears, as the case may be...

First, I have been informed that good ol' bjbuttons won the cameo charity auction at MFM, so congrats, BJ! Your cameo will probably go up in October or November, depending on how the storyline progresses. Currently wesha is up at bat, and should be appearing next week or the week after.

Second, I have some of the coolest fans in the universe, and that's official! I am at the moment thinking specifically of the participants in Litho's SJ Fanart Swimsuit Competition on the SJ board, organized and generally pulled off by _litho_. How cool is that? Some of the entries are just plain amazing!

Third, because I am as always hopelessly egotistical, I'd like to point out that there's a pic of me schmoozin' with Jeff Darlington and Bill Holbrook at Dragon*Con on the GPF website. There are other pics of me floating around the site, too -- collect them all! ;P

I think that's all for the moment, but fear not! You can't get me to shut up for long. (I haven't even started talking about BESM d20 yet...)

-The Gneech
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    Tears For Fears -- "Everybody Wants To Rule the World"
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I Shouldn't Buy Stuff...

As I've alluded to, I picked up a copy of Big Eyes, Small Mouth (BESM) d20 at Dragon*Con. I also have a copy of the Hero System foray into mecha combat, Robot Warriors, from 'way back in 1989 or whenever it came out, and WizKids has a Mechwarrior licensed "clix" game...

Suddenly I want to do a "mecha war" type game ... just like every few years I get an uncontrollable urge to do a "Star Blazers/Wing Commander" game ... and generally get disinterested shrugs from the rest of the group.

NO! Dangit! I don't get to do enough of the gaming we all agree on as it is! I'm going to have to twist reality's arm to fit in another session of the new D&D 3.5e game I tried to start last month!

Sheesh. :P

-The Gneech
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Boromir battle

Mmm, Strippy!

Strangely unfamiliar feeling, to be back to the old routine of drawing, inking, scanning, lettering, and posting strips. I got Friday's and Monday's up for katayamma to color this evening ... there is some good stuff in there, but I won't give away what it is. :)

I had some more scripts worked out, but I had to scrap them and am now trying to rework them. For some reason that I haven't figured out, heavy stuff keeps sneaking its way into the strip, and I have to expunge it and try again. I know that I'm the one doing the writing -- so why is it that I have to keep going back and saying, "NO, that's wrong, try again!" It's not just that something isn't up to the quality I want and like, it's specifically that some perverse part of my mind is deliberately writing stuff I don't want and don't like.

Maybe it's just that the creative well is a little low and the hack in me thinks that melodrama is easy? *shrug* I dunno. If so, that's settling ... that's making do, that's just not acceptable.

Bah! We'll have no more of this, thank you very much, Mister Brain. I am going to come up with good scripts, scripts that I like and will inspire me to draw better artwork than ever. I know I'm capable of doing it, I've done it before.

But I'm going to have to do it tomorrow, 'cause it's a quarter to midnight now, and I need to go to bed. G'nite world, and have a totally awesome tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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