28 / AUG / 05 - 1350 CST : "Closet
Geek - Pt. IV"
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
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"
The new strip
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
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...
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.
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...
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
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
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.
17 / AUG / 05 - 0645 CST : Exposed nipples, prepare to meet thy
Next week folks. I say again,
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
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
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.
16 / AUG / 05 - 1110 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. V"
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
14 / AUG / 05 - 1450 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. IV"
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"
strip is up. Enjoy!
10 / AUG / 05 - 1545 CST : A new site for sore eyes…
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
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
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
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
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
09 / AUG / 05 - 1500 CST : "Enter Bojangles - Pt. II"
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.
07 / AUG / 05 - 2140 CST : But it was soooooo worth it!
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
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
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
Just wanted to give you guys a heads
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!