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!

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  1. NoriMori

    Whose wedding and whose birthday? :D?

  2. Lemmo

    My wife’s best friend and my 2 year old daughter, respectively. My daughters were flowergirls in the wedding, so we were pretty involved. All in all my weekend was over before it started, but we had a good time.

  3. Rozax

    As long as you had a good time. Update when you can. :)

  4. ABeth

    Yay for weddings, yay for birthdays, and how about “updated once a week”? So even if you consistently go 8 days between updates, it’ll only “slip” every couple months, right? :)

  5. lemmo

    Nah, it needs to say Monday for my sake. If I change it to anything less specific, I’ll miss the date entirely. I’d rather be guilty of being a day late, than have no target at all. We’d lose all sense of order.

  6. Fes Works

    Drink the hand juice _now_. :D

  7. ender

    As long as you don’t specify which Mondays the comic is updated, there’s really no problems (and if you update some other day, you can always say that it’s the next Monday’s comic, published slightly earlier),

  8. John S.

    I’m just curious, the art style has changed quite a bit since the first comic. Is there any reason?

  9. Rozax

    John S. –

    The style of EVERY form of art changes as time goes on. The artist experiments, tries new things, rejects old things, and altogether tightens their skill. I first noticed this as the target demographic for Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, comparing the pilot to “Tommy’s First Birthday” (the first episode) to the series finale.

    Rugrats pilot episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zsNcbPDyx0

    You’ll also notice this if you watched Avatar: The Last Airbender. Compare “The Boy in the Iceberg” to “Sozin’s Comet”.

    More readily, check out the first comic of Head Trip
    http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20060303.html
    and compare it to her most recent work
    http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20120803.html

    Seeing an artist’s skills evolve is part of the entertainment. :)

  10. Lemmo

    Also, I’ve changed the process. In the beginning, I would pencil and ink each page on scratch paper, scan each panel in, color it. Then, after “book 1″, I stopped using ink all together, would just scan in dark pencils and color it using a looser ‘painty’ coloring style. Then we went to full panels, and the natural pencil started looking trashy, so I went to a digital inking solution. The comic is now inked in Manga Studio, and colored in Photoshop using a more hard-lined color method.

    I’ll never be satisfied with my process, so it’ll always evolve. I like that it looks a little more loose and ‘sloppy’ these days. It makes me less neurotic about small mistakes. Sorry if it doesn’t have that same perfection feel from before.

  11. Reader

    Perhaps it’s just me, but it still says “Updated Monday and Thursday” for me, not just Monday…

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