April 3rd, 2005

Kero shouting

Well THAT Was a Mistake -.-

Man, I hate it when that happens. I happened upon a link to an artist who I'd heard of before but never really checked out this morning, so I thought I'd just take a look at her stuff for a few minutes.

Argh! So kyoote! And so good! And done with markers!

Argh! I'm such a hack! *sobs*

Every time I start to not hate my artwork, I get reminded of how much better so many other people's work is. Le sigh. Now I want to spend the day frantically studying and trying to glean a little of her ability, but I can't 'cause I need to make some progress on Tough Breaks.


Oh well, I can at least take a goofy online quiz about writing.

You're a Dialogue/Character Writer!

What kind of writer are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

Yeah, I can see that.

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Joy Division -- "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Danger Lion

Lunch Break!

I mentioned a while back that I was living on ramen 'cause I spent way too much on Love Hina; and while that may be a bit of an exaggeration, it's kinda sorta the case. I keep a bag of cooked, shelled, tail-off shrimp in the freezer so I can break off a chunk and toss them plus a bag o' "Oriental Flavor" ramen into a bowl and quickly make something that's a pretty decent meal.

But every time I see that label, I just hear Wednesday Addams in my head, saying, "Is it made from real Orientals?"

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Danse Society -- "Say It Again"
Yue grim

Blech -.-

I gotta say, the more I hear about Sin City, the worse it sounds.

Does anybody remember when gratuitous violence was a bad thing?

-The Gneech
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    annoyed annoyed
Kero Magic Whupass

I've Got a Dunk Here That Badly Needs Slamming

SET CHEER = WOOHOO! I love bein' productive!

To be specific, I made some heavy-duty progress on Tough Breaks today! All of the pages where I have the high-res versions are now complete; bauske's pages are in and look totally awesome, and I made the inside cover (which I forgot that I had to do still until earlier today). The book is exactly the same page count as Orange Alert, starting with this strip and ending with this one. (Note to myself: gotta send off a release form to neverwench!)

Unfortunately, now we come to a hard slog of a section: for sixteen strips, the high-res versions were lost in my big hard drive crashes of early 2004. For some of these, I do have high-res black and white versions, but for most of them, I'm going to have to dig out the bristol and re-scan the original inks. I am then going to throw these things en masse at poor katayamma, who's going to have the task of coloring them, assuming his schedule permits. (We may split the job; I don't know yet, I haven't discussed it with him in detail.)

So I've got tomorrow off from work, and I don't know if I'll be able to get them all scanned in that time, but I'm sure I'll have most of them done. My dream is to have this book done by the end of next weekend, so that it will be on the table at AnthroCon.

Wish me luck!

-The Gneech
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    accomplished accomplished