/ APR / 06 - 1702 CST : "Pod People - Pt. IV"
I promise that I'll put my typing hat on and add some meat to this
blog's long neglected bones. For now however I'm afraid that
I'll just have to post the newest strip
/ APR / 06 - 1234 CST : "Pod People - Pt. III"
this point I think there are only going to be one, maybe two more
"Pod People" strips after the one
I've put up today. From then on I'm most likely gonna work
this storyline in much the same way that I do Noname's quest for
healthier living. Meaning that in the future it'll pop up
again every once and a while for a single strip between longer
and sorry I haven't been too chatty here as of late. I've been
putting all the free time I can spare into other projects, so
whenever the "non-comic" days roll around I haven't
exactly had as much time to blather on here as I would like too.
if anything rather earth shattering happens in the near future I'll
be sure to let y'all know.
folks, take care!
/ APR / 06 - 1546 CST : "Pod People - Pt. II"
I don't really have much to say as far as the site goes, but I do
have something I'd like to ask of you folks. I'm looking for a
copy of Dreamweaver 4.0. Now so far all I've been able to find
via the usual Ebay searches and the like are a lot (a whole hellova
lot actually) of books that show how to use the program, but not one
single copy of the program itself.
if anyone out there happens to have a copy that they'd be willing to
sell me, please drop me and
e-mail and let me know. I'm not gonna lie to you here, the
cheaper the price the better, but I definitely am willing to pay for
and I'm really only interested in a legal copy of the
program. You know, with an activation key and all that.
I'm not judging people who have acquired it through other methods,
but I personally would rather not go a certain route in order to get
my hands on it.
that's all for now. If I don't catch y'all tomorrow, then I'll see
you on Thursday when I post the next strip.
/ APR / 06 - 1831 CST : "Pod People - Pt. I"
discovered that I much prefer drawing to yard work. My
delicate artist hands just aren't cut out for such blister inducing
acts manual labor.
I'm a wimp, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.
Oops! I got so caught up in my whining that I forgot to
mention that the strip is alive and kicking
now. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to get a
1245 CST : I hate having a lawn...
more specifically, I hate raking!
I just wanted to let y'all know that the strip should be up around
6pm or so.
/ APR / 06 - 1754 CST : "Viewer Feedback - Pt. VI"
strip has been up for a few hours now, and as you might have already
guessed from the title, I've once again dipped back into the
old Geek Tragedy mailbag.
those of you who are new to the site, it's a little something like
to do it about once a month or so when I feel that there is
something that needs to be addressed outside of the regular
storyline(s). And in the case of today's strip, I felt the
compelled to shine a spotlight on my own ignorance.
now that I've put this strip out there, allow me to take this
opportunity to say thanks to all you folks who took the time to
politely point out the error in my thinking as
it pertains to podcasts. Especially the couple of you who
were kind enough to go so far as to give me simple step-by-step
instructions for how to produce one (not that I have any plans to do
so, but it was still nice of you to let me know).
you all. You have shamed me in the nicest, most courteous way
anyone ever could. Now please stop before I get a complex.
the fourth wall haters...
know some people out there feel that one should never, ever, ever
break the fourth wall in a comic (much like I did today), but then
again some people out there also feel the need to have sex with
goats. Which leaves me to believe that some people are insane
freaks who should be totally ignored whenever possible.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is that if you don't like people
breaking the fourth wall then you must like having...sex...with...
so maybe I don't know exactly what it is that I'm trying to say
here. What I do know though is that I get a real kick
out of doing it, and as such will most likely keep doing it in
future. Hopefully you guys enjoy it as well, but if not then
all I ask is that you be patient enough to indulge me in these
shenanigans just once a month.
will? Great! I knew I could count on you!
me how to strip...
of you have no doubt heard me talk about how I'd like to add a
couple of extra black and white strips per week to the mix
here. One of my biggest problems with this though has been
trying to figure out a way to add said strips without disrupting the
general flow of the current updates that I do on the site.
it would appear that
Angatha Ananth and Hawk over
at Applegeeks have come up
with a very simple, yet elegant way of doing just that with their
own strip. They in turn attribute their idea to that of
another webcomic creator, Jamie Noguchi, who does a strip called Angry
now it would seem that there are two sites out there that have
managed to do exactly what I would one day like to accomplish
here. However, until I can work out the other major problem
I've run into (which is a time management issue) it looks like for
now I'll just have to live out my B&W fantasy vicariously
through them instead.
that's about it for me. I'll try to pop by before Sunday's
strip is up, but if not then I hope you all have a wonderful
/ APR / 06 - 0937 CST : The infinite loop of Frank the pink bunny...
wanted to let you guys know that I've fixed the problem with the
strip's navigation buttons. You should no longer be taken back
to the Easter strip each time try to check out the previous strips.
all for now. I'm hoping to be back later, so with any
luck I catch y'all then.
/ APR / 06 - 1635 CST : "The Package"
Today's offering brings back a couple
of characters from the long lost past to
help set up a little something for the future.
should also note that I've moved the Easter strip over to the "Alt
Strips" section, much like I do with all my holiday ones.
ongoing storyline kicks off on Thursday, so hopefully y'all stay
tune for that. I'll try to add a blog entry with a bit more
length to it tomorrow as feel I've been kinda slack in that
department for the past little while.
now though, I'm off.
0829 CST : Ahh...to live a life of leisure...
I tell ya! Having a couple of extra days off sure does a lot
for person. The holiday (along with extra sleep I got, and a
few other positive experiences mixed in) has left me in such good
spirits right now it freaky. I better be careful though.
If I completely shed my usual sleep deprived, dark and brooding
mindset I may end up losing my "suffering artist's" edge.
is no exact ETA yet on today's strip, but I'm shooting for around
I better get back at it...right after I make myself something to
eat. 'Cause while being a dark and brooding artist is
something I can live with, the whole starving artist
thing...not so much.
/ APR / 06 - 2227 CST : "Happy Easter"
it took so long to get this out to you guys.
I switched ideas for today's strip quite late in the game, so I
ended up being a bit behind. Hope it was worth the wait.
1422 CST : When day becomes night...
strip will be up in the evening sometime.
the mean time while you're waiting here's a look at a little sketch
I did up for a friend. It
should be known that shortly after these two met, a rift formed in
the space time continuum and the universe imploded in on itself.
hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far!
/ APR / 06 - 1827 CST : "Tempting Fate - Pt. V"
always bothers me when I'm not able to accurately reproduce the
vision I have in my head onto the screen. And unfortunately
that's exactly what happened here.
Oh well, better luck next time.
that today's strip is done I'll be getting back to my regular Sun /
Tues / Thurs update schedule instead of this Mon / Wed / Fri
stuff. So be sure to look for the next new strip in a couple
days. I'm not sure if it'll be a sixth installment of of
"Tempting Fate" or if I'm just gonna leave it as is, but
there will be something up then regardless.
before I go, I'd just like to wish a Happy Easter weekend to anyone
and everyone who observes this particular holiday. And for
those of you who don't...well I'm sure you'll have a wonderful
weekend too, only with less chocolate then the other folks.
1518 CST : I used to be happy if I simply managed to
stay within the lines...
strip should be up in a couple of hours or so. I'm currently
colouring a section of it that, in order to look the way I want it
too, requires a level of skill that falls well out of my pay
grade. You'll probably guess what part I'm talking about once
you see it.
I'm off to see if I can't find some free colouring advice somewhere
on the web, and then I'll be back at it.
/ APR / 06 - 1256 CST : Grrrrrr...
my e-mail doesn't seem to be working...again! One
second it's fine, and then all of a sudden it's screwed again.
if you're trying to drop me a note and it keeps getting bounced back
to you, don't start cursing or yelling or getting angry.
me, I'm doing enough of all that for everyone right now!
/ APR / 06 - 1413 CST : Not quite so outta here it seems...
I'm pimping for friends, I figure I should show you a bit of what
keep Lar deSouza from over at Least
I Could Do so freakin' busy all the time.
1359 CST : "Tempting Fate - Pt. IV"
strip is about as on time as a day late strip
can be. Oh, and keep in mind that the next one will be up
on Friday instead of Thursday. After that though, things will
be getting back to the Sun / Tues / Thurs schedule.
quick things before I head off. First off, from the feedback
I've received so far regarding the Michael Jackson line in the last
strip, people seem to like it just fine. So I guess I was
second guessing myself for nothing there.
last but not least, if you haven't checked out Bardsworth
yet, then now is definitely the time to give it a
look-see. Pete has completely redone the site and I personally
think he's done a hellova job. So if you like what you see
there, be sure to let him know. And tell him Ed sent ya,
'cause I'm an attention whore who loves it when people talk about
I'm outta here!
/ APR / 06 - 1028 CST : Alt RAM, Alt strip, and Alt X-men...
know someone saying that a missed or late updated was due to
"computer trouble" is basically the modern day equivalent
of "the dog ate my homework", but unfortunately shit does
in fact happen. And yesterday it happened to me.
my computer is using an old stick of RAM I had left over from the
last upgrade I did about a year or so ago (*sigh* yes, I bought
cheap RAM when I did it). And while that has allowed the compy
to keep on truckin' for the time being, it's doing so at a stupidly
slow rate when it comes to photo-shop. This will be fixed up
tomorrow, but for now it's driving me nuts. So it looks like the
remaining strips this week will be updated on Wed and Fri
instead of Tues and Thurs.
of the strip, at the last minute when I was finishing up yesterday's
offering I decided to change what Noname said in the last word
bubble. At the time I though the Michael Jackson line was pure
gold, but then again I was pretty freakin' tired. And now that
I've had about eight hours to read it over, and over, and...well you
get the idea, I'm not sure if I made the right choice (or even if it
make as much sense as I had thought it did at the time).
I plan on keeping the MJ line up there as the final strip (though I
do want to finish the shading), but I added an alt version of the
strip that has the original line I had wrtten. You can find it
by either clicking the "ALT-STRIPS" navigation
button below the strip, or by clicking on the strip itself. Or
I guess you could just click here.
if people have strong feelings towards one or the other, I'll switch
which on is the main strip, and which one is the alt. However,
for now I'll just leave them as is.
order to try and make up for pushing back the newest strip till WED,
allow me to offer this up as a peace offering: (you can click it for
a bigger view)
you're looking at is what will soon become the newest GT
wallpaper. The inks I've done here are by hand, but I'm going
to be augmenting them digitally. I'd try doing it the old
fashion way, but I just don't feel comfortable enough in my
abilities to not screw it up.
that I plan to spend a lot of time getting the colours just
right. Hopefully in the end it'll turn out the way I currently
envision it, but we'll see.
I think that's it for me. I'm gonna try and catch up on some
of the sleep I lost yesterday.
/ APR / 06 - 1915 CST : "Tempting Fate - Pt. III"
the strip is up but it's still not totally polished up shading
wise. However until I have a chance to head out and replace
some seemingly dead RAM, using Photo-Shop is less than fun at the
love to stick around and apologize more, but holy hell do I need
CST : For the love of...
those of you who have been waiting for the strip, sorry for the
extended delay. It'll be up in a couple hours.
I had left to do on it should have only taken about an hour and a
half at the most, but due to some technical difficulties I've just
now been able to start in on it. I would've posted about this
earlier, but that wasn't really an option either.
in all, given the current time and the amount of sleep it looks like
I'll end up having I think it's going to be a very rough night at
enough bitching. Back in a couple hours with the strip.
/ APR / 06 - 1553 CST : Don't say I didn't warn you...
mentioned a few days ago that today's strip may be pushed back till
tomorrow, and it looks like that's exactly what's gonna
happen. Still, there is a very slim chance that I'll be able
to get it done before midnight, but not enough of one that I'm
willing to get anyone's hopes up.
and on a personal note I'd just like to thank everyone who came over
last for not vomiting in my house.
/ APR / 06 - 1447 CST : Geek Tragedy inside and out...
a quick note before I head to bed. If you have a moment you
may want to see what Lar (a
satisfied Geek Tragedy T-shirt customer and artist extraordinaire
from Least I Could Do )
has to say about his
newest anti-nudity device on the GT forum.
I'll show you how dangerous a can of pop can be...
one more thing. I drink a lot of diet pop. I mean A
LOT of diet pop. And due to that fact I don't think a
week goes by that someone doesn't tell me about how harmful
aspartame is, and that it causes cancer.
as of right now, the next person to tell me that gets a can of
pop upside the head!
I'm off to drink a diet 7-Up and then go to bed.
/ APR / 06 - 1653 CST : "Tempting Fate : Pt. II"
the B&W version of the strip is now up.
that's all I've got for now folks. I'll try to make up for
lost time tomorrow, but as I mentioned on Wednesday, the next few
days will be fairly busy for me. Still, keep your fingers
CST : What'll be black and white and late all over...
if you guessed today's strip...BINGO!
I spent so long dicking around with the last panel that I've really
run myself short on time. I'm hoping that once I get the
B&W version of the strip up that I'll still have enough steam
left to finish off the colours for it before I head to bed, but I
can't be sure so I don't want to get your hopes up.
look for it to be post in an hour or two.
/ APR / 06 - 1807 CST : "Tempting Fate - Pt. I"
so with today's strip we get back to an ongoing
story type thing.
other news, I've already received a couple of kind offers for some
guest work for the week off I'll be taking in the near future
(thanks guys!), so it looks like you folks definitely won't be left
without comicy goodness during that time. I'm gonna keep the
guest artist under wraps for now though, as I'd rather it be kind of
and I'm still open to accepting more help, so if anyone has the time
to spare, please let me know.
I am pretty much fried at this point, so I best be getting to bed.
1343 CST : I'm in the limelight...
strip will be up in a few hours folks, but in the mean time I just
had to share this.
took a "Which superhero are you?" quiz and would you looky
at what happened...
You are Green Lantern
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz
||Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.
Jordan like a mo-fo!
those of you who don't know this already, I am a HUGE Green
Lantern fan! And now...I'm in the Corps people! I AM
IN THE CORPS!
back to work.
Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, I stumbled upon that
You know, one day I may just have to join Myspace...
/ APR / 06 - 1437 CST : Scheduled slacking...
wanted to mention a couple of things before I head to bed.
off, while I'm gonna try to get my ass in gear and move a bit ahead
of the game before Sunday's strip, there is a chance it won't be up
till Monday. I've got a bunch of stuff to do this
weekend. On top of that my house may be used as a rest stop
for the tired and drunken this Saturday, so I'm pretty sure I'll be
losing some of my "comic time" for those couple of
days. Sure I could still try and work on the strip while a
bunch of people are strewn around my place, but seeing as how I only
work on the strip while in the nude I'd rather not risk making
anyone feel uncomfortable.
kidding about that last part of course. I honestly don't care
about making people uncomfortable.
kinda...sorta taking a week off...but I'm doing it for you...
either the last week of April, or the first week of May I'll be
taking a week off from GT so I can catch up on various
projects. Not the least of which is getting a bit farther
ahead with the site's much needed revamp. Now if you've grown
quite fond of the current site layout, don't worry. As I've
mentioned a few weeks ago I don't plan on making things look too
much different. Instead I'm just trying my best to improve the
site's functionality of the site, fix some coding errors, and bring
all of it's content up to date. Overall this should make for a
much richer and orgasmilicious experience for anyone who visits.
you see, I really am doing this for you!
like I'm trying to do this weekend, I'll do my best to get
far enough ahead by then so that there will still be new strips up
during my week off. But seeing as how that never really seems
to work out too well for me I may end up having to put up some
alternate content instead. What that alternate content might
be...I don't know. However if anyone out there would...one
sec...let me switch to bold here...and then maybe add a dash of
red...yeah, that's the stuff...
anyone out there would like to maybe do a guest strip or maybe some
fan art or something please let
I hate asking for that, as I know most of you have your own lives to
live, but I figured I'd throw it out there just in case.
lieu of guest work, I will at the very least be posting some
sketches. That way y'all will have some sort of eye candy to
keep ya coming back.
there you go. Sure, I may fall into the webcomic cliché of
missing updates, but at least I usually give you guys plenty of
warning before I do!
I go sleep now,
/ APR / 06 - 1719 CST : "Das Stomach"
so technically this strip isn't exactly a "stand alone"
joke as it picks up where two other ones left
off, but that's
splitting hairs really.
actually had today's offering kicking around in my head for a while
now. In fact I had already done most of the pencils for it a
week or so ago, but never followed through with it. Mostly
because I wasn't sure how folks would react to what is essentially
"potty humor". However as of late I've been trying
hard not to dwell on what others may think about the strip.
by "others" I don't mean you folks who come by the site
each week for a few seconds of enjoyment, as your opinion really
to me. Hell, you all are one of the main reasons I keep
doing the comic! What I'm referring to is the general
mumbling and grumbling that goes on around the webcomic
community. And while I'd like to say I don't even bother
paying attention to what some people are touting as the latest
"disturbing trend" is that's "plaguing" webcomics,
I'm sad to say that I do.
even admit that in the past I've gone so far as to alter certain
parts of my comics before I ever posted them in an effort to either escape the confines of these"
trends", or to try and avoid comparisons to other people's strips (in
other words I didn't want people to say that I was ripping off
another comic). I'm certainly not proud of neutering my work
this way, but I've learned from my mistakes and I have no
intention of going down that road ever again. After all, when you start
to alter your own creation to try and pander what others think it should
or shouldn't be, then it pretty much stops being your
creation, doesn't it?
Plus given the sheer volume of work out there on the web I've come
to realize that having comparisons drawn from one person's comic to
your own are pretty much unavoidable at this
point anyway. So why drive yourself crazy stressing over the fact
that site "X" posted a comic that has his/her main
character eating a banana a couple days before you were going
to do the exact same thing.
example, just prior to when I introduced Wren into the GT universe my
friend Pete over at Bardsworth
had started a storyline involving his main character's sister.
As it turned out my own storyline ended up having some distinct
similarities to his. Now he could've very easily gotten bent out
of shape because of it and called foul, but he didn't. Instead
he just took it for what it was, a coincidence, and then we both moved
on from there. If anything we each kinda got a kick out of the
if I ever decide to suddenly introduce a demon named
Francois into the strip and then enroll Noname into a University for
bards and wizards, I fully expect Pete to be pissed about it and
come knocking on my door.
I guess that's about all I've got to say.
wait...one more thing before I go. If you have 15 bucks and a
need to promote your site, buy yourself a sponsor spot over at Punks
and Nerds. I can't even begin to tell you how much value
you'll be getting for your money there. Seriously, the traffic
you get is just amazing (especially once Josh give you the shout out
in his blog). And while my current spot has just about run
it's course, I will definitely be getting another one again in the future!
that's it for me.
0557 CST : One more one shot...
strip (which is still a while away from being finished) will be yet
another "stand alone" style joke. After that I'll be
getting back to more plot based ones for the next couple of weeks or
so. It's kind of a shame though. I mean sure, I do prefer
working within GT's ongoing storyline, but there is a lot to be said
for the freedom that I find goes along with coming up with a single
joke, and then throwing it out there immediately without having to
try and force feed it into whatever the current story arch is.
I'm not saying "gag a day" type strips are easier than
plot driven one, or vise-versa, I just mean that I think they're a
hellova lotta fun to do.
and I also haven't completely abandoned the idea of switching over
to a five strips a week format, but I still need more time to figure
out how I'm gonna work it. Time wise the only way I can see it
happening is if two or three of the strips are done in black and
white, and after working in colour for this long I'm having a bit of
trouble adapting to anything else. So
for now it looks like you'll only be getting three shots of GT a
week. But who knows what the future may hold...
have gotten kinda loopy...
of you who are member of my FilmLoop know that I haven't updated it
with new strips in a while. This is due to the fact that now
that the program has gone gold, it doesn't really work with my
computer's OS. In fact, I was told that it never
should've worked with it to begin with, so I can't exactly blame
anyone but myself here.
I can't get it going again sometime soon I'll most likely be
deleting the loop and then starting a new one on a friends
computer. So if you're a member, and you notice the loop has
suddenly disappeared, don't worry! It'll be up again soon.
I best be getting back to today's strip.