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All Good Bands Have Side Projects.

To you, Blank It is a comic. To us, it’s a taxing endeavor that yearns for completion but also eludes us. I say the comic’s not done and I stick by that (I’m not killing this story until Book 2 is complete), but in the meantime, to keep our juices flowing, Aric and I have started another comic called Kaleiope.

Kaleiope

It’s a Tumblr, so you may have to scroll to get to the beginning. Anyway, it’s something to satisfy us in the meantime, hopefully it’ll provide you some entertainment as well.

Still Around, Doing Stuff

I’m getting my art chops back, sometimes it takes a few baby steps. One of these babies was contributing a Blank It themed major arcana to The Webcomics Tarot Project. I think you might recognize His Grand Crumbliness.

The Cookie King is of course one of my favorite characters to draw. He is, as my oldest daughter describes “too icky”. Too icky indeed.

Recovery Time

I know our update schedule is spotty, and you guys have been sticking with us. I had some minor surgery this weekend (all is good), but it means I spent most of the last few days asleep or doped on Vicodin. So this comic is still in process, and I’ll have it up when my head is a little less fuzzy and happy.

Pericles in process

Know what I mean, not what I say.

So the website says “Updated Mondays”. But I’m having trouble getting the comic up on Mondays, particularly when summer weekends are so busy. But I don’t want to change that to “Updated Tuesdays”, because it doesn’t solve the problem that I run late. You’d just get the comic on Wednesday. You follow? So, the site says Monday, but you can probably expect comics Tuesdays. Unless I get it done by Monday. Point is, Monday is the target, and I may likely over-shoot it.

I had a wedding and a birthday today, so my inks are only just now getting done. I would expect the comic tomorrow. G’nite!

My Little Helper

The comic will be a day late, but at least I got a parenting story out of it.

Last night while I was busy doing non-comic things, and my digital tablet and photoshop sat unused, my 3-year-old daughter decided to snuggle in, put the tablet on her lap, and proceed to color all of Blank It purple. It would have been adorable (well, it was), except I have a shortcut key on my tablet for ‘Save’. So she undid an hour or so of work with her little project.

I didn’t get mad at her, I praised her for artwork, but I didn’t have enough time to set things right, because my little one has to be to the doctor this morning, and I wasn’t going to do another 4-hour-sleep night like last week.

Maybe this sounds like an excuse, but I’m actually just proud that my kid figured out the tablet on her own. There’s a chance yet that she’ll follow in her dad’s digitally artistic footsteps.