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13 January 2005 @ 01:58 am
A few blocks of new data have flowed into the core, and preparations are being made to get back to updating the comic on a somewhat regular basis.

Well, at least, I don't see why not.
 
 
21 December 2004 @ 04:43 am
Not your usual con report, sadly - Otakucon 2004.

Yeah, I have photos, but, voila... they all suck, except for the ones I took of some really, really neat old theater lighting and sound equipment backstage. If you're looking for photos of the cosplayers and stuff, go check out Maboroshi Studios... and feel free to give me a Canon EOS Digital Rebel kit for (insert your religion's winter holiday here).
 
 
12 December 2004 @ 03:57 am
I just came upon a very carefully hidden stash of very old comics and drawings of mine dating back to perhaps when I was in sixth grade. Maybe fifth.

Oh man, do these ever suck. Hee.

Fun fact: For every Blue Neon strip that's online, there are probably two or so failed attempts where I decided I didn't like it halfway through drawing it and just cast it aside. Almost all of those are still in existence... those that I've saved from being destroyed by my family (long story of possible obsessive compulsive nonsense or outright mental illness there that I won't really get into).

First I had this comic called Kendall!, which was actually online. It still suffered from my lack of being able to create comics that made any sense whatsoever at times, and the whole process broke down due to my total lack of time for anything back in high school. (Seriously... I had one night a week in which I could sleep more than four hours.) I discovered a bunch of paper remenants of that which I had previously thought to have been destroyed, which is, I dunno, kinda interesting, since the digitized and online forms are gone.

Back in, oh, 2001-2002 or so(?), I tried to start four different comics aside from Blue Neon, all of which failed miserably due to lack of time. One was called Spackle Kingdom and was to be a sort of autobiographical thing showing my wacky adventures in meatspace. Another, Excess Baggage, I kind of started out with no idea on how to ever sucessfully continue it, but at least in its earlier stages it involved defenestration. A third, Project Luna, was going to be about a girl who discovered quite by accident that the residents of her city were under a bizarre form of electronically enforced mind control and would try to free them, but I never really thought it out well or had time to do the actual artwork. The fourth was called The Quagmire Years, and exactly one issue of that wound up online before about 20 actual strips I'd drawn up were destroyed by my family and I lost the motivation to continue.

The Quagmire Years, see, was not new. It started out so far back in ancient history that the original Intel Pentium was the new thing in the digital world I sought to bring it into.

Unfortunately, at that time I didn't really know how to draw or create comics that make any smegging sense whatsoever.

It was to be the story of a kid who moves to a new suburban wasteland with his family and goes through all the usual weirdness of a new school and such... and THEN some. But again, most of the strips make no sense at all. Anyway, now I have this Hewlett-Packard Scanjet II which was probably still fairly new when I was drawing all this weird crap, and I plan to scan it and stick it in a great Gallery of Old Weird Stuff.

Why do I want to do this? I dunno. For one thing, though, it'll show the amazing amount of progress I've made as an artist over time. For another.... it'll show that I was clearly on crack for my entire childhood, and not the good stuff either.

Oh, and as for Blue Neon, it's not dead. It's about to come quite alive again, as soon as tomorrow, perhaps. I just have to figure out which of about three bits of silliness in my head are suitable for comic purposes.... or perhaps, how to combine all three... plus any additional silliness that should come up. Wheeeeeee~

Meanwhile... for those of you who know who I actually am... I'll be at Otakucon next weekend. Look for the Anything Goes Anime table - I should be there during certain times. Otherwise, I'll probably be elsewhere playing around in super-geek mode.
 
 
02 November 2004 @ 10:35 pm
Hrmm. The following comic was supposed to be a bit different than it turned out, at least in my imagination, but then I fell into that little interdimensional vortex in my bathtub from which it took just over a day to escape. At least they gave me this nifty automatic coin sorter and organizer!

But on a more serious note, the utterly scary has happened again. Yes... I've been asked to be on another webcomics panel, this time for the great Otakucon. (As opposed to, say, the one at Yasumicon, which was a fairly small affair but featured the most delicious looking flan EVER (as drawn by Cowkitty). This means I may have to try to make some legitimate sense of this MADNESS I bring to you out there in intarweb land. My false goddess Eris shall guide me on my journey to enlighten the masses!*

*Success of said mission contingent to sufficient reserves of caffeine and correct operation of the S.

... so. without further ado...

Comic #155 - Initial D-style. Or something.Collapse )
 
 
 
01 November 2004 @ 04:33 pm
Blue Neon, a Soundtrack for Defenestration!

... yeah, I should have warned the world this was coming.

(Most of it's pretty old, but this is just the first time I've stuck it all on one convenient webpage for your mind-borking pleasure.)
 
 
13 October 2004 @ 02:19 am
Geeeez. It's been exactly a month now.

Well, THAT nonsensical delay ends here.

Comic #154 - [TITLE MISSING. FNORD.]Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: VNV Nation - Darkangel
 
 
13 October 2004 @ 12:36 am
Okay ... it's RIDICULOUSLY hard to get back to doing the whole comic thing after so much downtime. Yow. At least I've got it DRAWN now.

In the future, if I'm not regularly updating the comic and there's no particularly good reason for me not to be doing so --- please poke me with an Otocinclus Vittatus. I don't wanna have to go through comic-drawing-withdrawl again!
 
 
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12 October 2004 @ 02:17 am
Since such has been requested... I have created a gallery of whiteboard drawings from the AGA meetings.

(In case you're wondering why I take the pictures at an angle... it's just because the camera flash otherwise creates a huge hot spot of DOOM right in the middle. It's not that I prefer skewing everything diagonally. Oh, heavens no.)

(Furthermore, yes, I put this in several different places. Nyar.)
 
 
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
Current Music: Hooverphonic - Revolver
 
 
13 September 2004 @ 06:39 am
It's amazing how quickly things change.

Much has been lost forever, some has been gained, and the only thing that seems certain is change itself. We truly live in a world of chaos, even when all seems peaceful.

And it is only in a world ruled by chaos that you can find the following:
Comic #153 - New teachers are fun!Collapse )
And then, there was even more weirdness in text.Collapse )
 
 
Current Music: Shimokawa Mikuni - Kimi ni Fuku Kaze