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August '05


28 / AUG / 05 - 1350 CST : "Closet Geek - Pt. IV"

Hey folks.

Sunday's strip is now up.  Yes, visually, the second panel is kind of a departure from what I usually do.  Not quite sure what possessed me to do it that way.  Guess I was a bit bored and wanted to try something new.

Who knows, maybe in the future I'll try my hand at a few more panels that don't exactly fit with my usual way of working.  We'll see.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to congratulate "nowredleslie" on winning the Geek Tragedy art auction.  Thank you so very much for supporting the site the way you did.  I think it is safe to say at this point that you are definitely Geek Tragedy's #1 fan.  I hope you enjoy the artwork.

Well that's all for now guys.  Before I go to bed though, I just wanted to remind y'all that in less than a week I'm going to begin transferring things over to the new site design.  So the last new strips you will most likely see until Sept 12th (which is the official relaunch date) will be posted this coming Tuesday, and Thursday.

Don't worry though, I'll be sure to give you more details in the next couple of days.




25 / AUG / 05 - 1515 CST : "Closet Geek - Pt. III"

Frank, that panel hog, once again finds himself in a double sized strip. 

Some of the strips I do I don't bother shading.  Most of the time, like today, it's because I start running behind and need to hurry up and get to bed.  Personally, I would rather that all the strip are fully shaded, but for the most part I don't really think it affects some of them all that much.

In the case of today's strip though, I feel that a bit of shading would've gone a long way to improving it.  However, I also feel that getting some sleep sometime today will go an even longer way to improving me.  So for now, I'm going to get some sleep, and sometime this weekend I'll do the shading and repost the strip.

Anyway, I'm off to bed.

Oh! Before I go though, please keep in mind that there is less than 24 hours left on my Geek Tragedy Ebay auction.  So if any of you guys are looking to score some original art work, you may want to check it out while you still have the chance.

Okay, enough pimpin', time for sleepin'!





23 / AUG / 05 - 1215 CST : "Closet Geek - Pt. II"

Hey folks!

The new strip is now up.

You know, it's amazing at how well Frank lends himself to Spock (the Star Trek one I mean, not the guy who wrote that child rearing book). 

Oh, and here's a little bit of Geek Tragedy trivia for y'all.  Grey was originally going to be decked out in a red, Captain Picard style Star Trek shirt.  So there you go.  A little something to tell the grandkids about once you've gone all senile, and have run out of any real wisdom to depart to them.

Alrighty, I'm off to bed.





21 / AUG / 05 - 1255 CST : "Closet Geek - Pt. I"

Stepping away from Noname's new found...uh...stolen friend, I've set my sights on Grey, and Frank.  It's been months since these two have hung out, so I figured it was time.

Hoping to drop another post before I head to bed, but if not, I'll catch y'all tomorrow.




19 / AUG / 05 - 1420 CST : I just can't help myself...

Hey there.

You may remember me posting with a bit of a preview as to what that main page of the new site design is going to look like.  Well, I wasn't planning on showing you guys any more of the new site until it was done and launched, but I just can't seem to help myself.

So here is a sneak peek of what the new "The Strip" page will look like. 

Well, I think it's time to be getting a bit of shut eye.



1015 CST : If it sells, I promise I won't blow the money on whores...

Howdy folks!

The Ebay auction I was talking about is now up, and ready to be bid on.  If you'd like to check it out you can find it here.

The work I decided on to sell was original art for the 14 / JUN /05 splash page I did.  Here is what it looks like before it was all tarted up in photo-paint:

Along with the original work I'm also giving a signed colour print to the winner of the auction.  So for those of you who have been looking for a chance to buy some original art, here's your shot.  I won't go into much more detail right here, as you can find all the info you'd need by checking out the auction.

I will say this however; Regardless of whether you're able to bid on the auction or not, I still appreciate the support all of you guys have shown me in the past few months.  Just the fact that y'all keep showing up at the site to check things out, and continue to spread the GT word to your friends means a lot to me.  So even if you're not able to show your support with money, I still think you guys are great!

Not as great as the people who do show their support with cold hard cash mind you, but you're still good folk just the same.

I have a feeling I'll be posting some more news later, so till then...



18 / AUG / 05 - 1645 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. VI"

What will most likely be the final installment of the Bojangles saga, is now up.

Sorry I took so long posting the strip.  I have the day off today and I got caught up watching a movie that I couldn't pry myself away from. 

With any luck I'll also have the Ebay auction up before I go to bed.  If I do, you can be sure that I'll drop by with a post about it, and a link.

Later folks,




17 / AUG / 05 - 0645 CST : Exposed nipples, prepare to meet thy doom...

Next week folks.  I say again, next...week.

That's when I should have the sample print of the first Geek Tragedy T-shirt cupped oh so gently in my hot, little (yet manly) hands.  So providing they turn out the way I am thinking they will, I should be able to start selling the GT-shirts at the same time that the site relaunch is completed, if not a little sooner.

In the mean time I plan to put the original art work for one of my splash pages up for auction on Ebay either later today, or on Thursday.  I mentioned before that I was going to start selling off some of the original Geek Tragedy strips on the store page, and still plan to do so in the not too distant future, but I figured I'd give this a go for now instead.

I'll post more of the details once the auction is up and running, so keep a look out for that in the next 36 hours or so.

Okay folks, I'm still at work so I best wrap it up now.

Later all,




16 / AUG / 05 - 1110 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. V"

We've achieved strippage.

I've got some running around to do right now, but hopefully I'll have a few minutes when I get back to give you guys a bit of Geek Tragedy news.  If not, then look for it tomorrow.





14 / AUG / 05 - 1450 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. IV"

Sunday's strip is now up.

Sorry I haven't been posting much here lately.  I'll try to make up for it in the days ahead.




11 / AUG / 05 - 1650 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. III"

The new strip is up.  Enjoy!

Later all,




10 / AUG / 05 - 1545 CST : A new site for sore eyes…

Hey folks!

Just wanted to swing by and give y'all a bit of info on where we're at with the site redesign, and the Geek Tragedy re-launch. Before I get into it though, please keep in mind that the time frame I'm giving you here, along with some other details, are subject to change at any moment. I mean, as far as I can foresee right now it'll prove to be rather accurate, but being the natural born pessimist that I am, I don't exactly trust my foresight all that much.

And now that I've covered my ass a bit…


Who knew that "relaunch" wasn’t a real word…

The new face of Geek Tragedy will be presented to y'all on September 12 (and yes, I do mean in 2005)! That's right folks, I've finally managed to decide on a webhosting service, and after taking a crash course in what stuff like FTP, and TCP mean, I think I’ve learned enough now (or so I hope) that I can give the relaunch a proper go.

It should be noted that once the switch is complete, the main gateway leading to the site will be www.GeekTragedy.com instead of .ca. However, www.GeekTragedy.ca will still work, as it will be set up to redirect you to the .com address.

It's been brought up to me that, being a Canadian, some people think it might make more sense to keep the .ca as my main site address. I can understand where those folks are coming from, and truth be told I've given it quite a bit of consideration. However, while I am Canadian (and for the love of God is there any way to say that now without sounding like a damn beer commercial), I like to think of Geek Tragedy as being a citizen of whatever country the person reading it happens to live in. And for that reason, I’m more partial to the idea of using the .com address than I am using one that is very country specific.


No, really, it's usually much bigger…

Another thing to note is that once the site relaunches on 12 / SEP / 05 it will most likely be scaled down a bit from it’s current form, albeit temporarily. While I'd love it if every section of the site was up right away, my main goal at that time will be to make sure the "Blog Tragedy" (which after all is the main page of the site), "The Strip", and "The Archives" pages are all up and working perfectly. Once those are up, then I will start adding all the supporting pages back to the site.

The order in which I'll start bringing back the rest of the pages is kind of sketchy right now, but if I had to guess I'd say it'd be as follows:

1) With Apologies

2) The Forum

3) The Store ('cause I sure as hell hope that I've got something to sell by then!)

4) Meet the Geeks

5) Info & Misc.

6) Anything else I've forgotten to add.


System of the down time…

I'd also like to give y'all fair warning that 01 / SEP / 05's Thursday strip, may be the last new strip posted till the new site goes back up on 12 / SEP / 05.

I personally would much rather not have to wait over a week for new strips to be posted (hell, it bothered me enough to not have been able to put a new strip up last Sunday when I was out of the province, so 11 days with no strip will no doubt have me climbing the walls), and if I can get a few vacation days approved for that week then I might not have to, but for now I'm going under the assumption that I won't have any extra time off to deal with the site.

On top of having no new strip updates during that switch over period, there is also the possibility that both the old www.GeekTragedy.ca site and the new and improved www.GeekTragedy.com will be down simultaneously for a couple of days. Of course I'm almost positive that this won't happen, but in case it does, please don't leave me for dead and never return if you see that the site seems to be down. I swear to you I’ll be back.


Lame-ass pun goes here…

Well there you have it folks. All the info you may need about the new site redesign / re-launch / new address thingy that will be going down. I’ll be sure to post more info if anything changes in the next few weeks.

Alrighty, I’m off to try and get a bit more sleep in before I have to head off to the Foo Fighters concert tonight.

Later all,




09 / AUG / 05 - 1500 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. II"

Tuesday's strip is now up.

I'm heading to bed now, but before I do I figure I should say something about today's strip.

I know more than a few people who own cats.  In fact, Leone, Geek Tragedy's ever suffering editor, has two herself.  So to her, and all the other cat people out there who are about to check out the strip, please keep this in mind.  I kid because I love.



PS: Dogs rule!


08 / AUG / 05 - 2130 CST : I may not have sketches to show you, but...

I do have a screenshot of how the new site design is shaping up.  Granted it's not quite there yet, and things may change a bit before it goes live, but this should give you a good idea as to the general direction I'm headed in.

As for the strip, things will be getting back to normal tomorrow.  So keep an eye out for Tuesday's installment of Geek Tragedy to show up in the early afternoon.

Later all,



07 / AUG / 05 - 2140 CST : But it was soooooo worth it!

Hey folks!

I just got back from the cabin.  I've been up since about 7am now, and I've got to be at work in a couple of hours, so this is going to a pretty rough shift I think.

Sorry that I wasn't able to have a strip up for you today.  I have to admit that it felt kind of weird to not work on the strip, or even so much as touch a computer for almost three days in row, but I guess everyone deserves to take a bit of a break from time to time.

I'm thinking I'll try to post a couple sketches tomorrow morning when I get back from work in lieu of the Sunday strip.  Of course I'd much rather to get home and immediately get to work on finishing the colours for today's strip so I could post that instead, but by that time I'll be push the 26+ hours with no sleep mark.  So I seriously doubt I'll be in good enough shape to stay up long enough to get that done.

One of these days I'm going to have to invest in a laptop so that I can get more work done when I'm away from home, but for now I guess I'll just have to keep spending money on silly things like food, and shelter instead.

Anyway, my apologies for not having something to show you today.  If it's any consolation to you though, I had one hellova good time this weekend!

No, I didn't think it would be...




05 / AUG / 05 - 1410 CST : Well technically it is supposed to be a day of rest...

Okay, it's looking like I'm not going to have Sunday's strip done by the time I have to head out for the weekend after all.  And seeing as how I'd just be asking for an endless amount of grief from my friends if I even try to take my work with me to the cabin, I'll have to post Sunday's strip on Monday instead.

I'll do my best to dig up something to post when I get back on Sunday to hold you guys over though.  But until then, I hope y'all have a great weekend!



0630 CST : "Enter Bojangles"

I'm back after some much needed sleep. It's amazing how much clearer one can see the world when they're actually able to keep their eyes open.

Okay, I've now posted the strip and the text to go along with it.  Sorry for the delay, but I just didn't want to put it fully out there until I was totally happy with it.

I'm going to be away for the weekend and most likely won't be getting back till late Sunday.  Now, I'm fairly certain I'll have Sunday's strip done before I head out later today so you shouldn't have to worry about not having a strip on Sunday.  However, it probably won't be posted until around 9 or 10pm.

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up.





04 / AUG / 05 - 2340 CST : Thursday's as of yet untitled strip...

Okay, here's the deal.  I finished the art for today's strip a few hours ago.  Now as I was working on it, I kept coming up with alternate ideas for what the dialog could be.  Now if I was smart, I would've just put those other ideas out of my mind, stuck with my original joke, and moved on from there.

Unfortunately, I'm not that smart.

So basically, for the past 3 hours I've been trying to figure out what text I should go with for the final strip, and it's been driving me mad.  And now, to top it off, I can add being incredibly tired into the mix.  Something which isn't doing much to improve my decision making skills at the moment.

So here's what I'm going to do.  I'm going to post the strip here in the blog for now, take a nap, and then come back to it once my mind is working at full speed again.  Once I've done that, then I'll decide which version is the best way to go with the script, add in the appropriate text, and in turn post it in "The Strip" section where it belongs.

Sound good?  Wonderful!

Okay, here's the text stripped, strip.

See ya again when I wake up folks,





02 / AUG / 05 - 1415 CST: "Grey Area - Pt. III"

The third and final installment of Grey's solo story arc is now up. 

Next time I do one for the little guy, I promise to try and write it so that he doesn't have to be sitting in front of a computer the whole damn time!

Later folks,




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