/ NOV / 06 - 1822 CST : Busy day...
folks. I was doing a lot of running around today so I got kind
of a late start on the strip. I will have a new one up today
as usual, but it won't be till much later on in the evening.
See ya then.
/ NOV / 06 - 2311 CST : "Animal Cruelty - Pt. III"
you're new to the comic and you haven't gone through the whole
archives yet, you may want to check
out a couple of past strips in order to better
understand what's going on with today's offering. And
for those of you who have already read them and are wondering if
this will have something to do with this year's Christmas story
line...well you'll just have to wait and see.
1509 CST : I guess I'll be taking up lawn bowling
if you've been checking out the forum lately you no doubt know that
I've hit the big "3 -Oh no"! So I'd like to thank
all of you who have sent me Birthday wish in one form or another
over the past few days. It means a lot.
I feel I should give a special shout out to my friend Christy for
taking the time to do up this little tasty treat to help me
celebrate the big day:
and while I'm sharing pics, here's one that was sent to me by Clayton
also did up a group shot with himself and some of the other folks
from the forum which
you can check out here. Thanks man!
enough about me...
deSouza (I won't attach my usually "of Least
I Could Do fame" description to him this time as I'm
sure by now y'all know who he is) recently had a televised news
story done about him talking about his caricature, and
puppetry work. So
if you have a chance you should give it a look.
the way, I defy you not to laugh each and every time you see
"little Lar" on screen!
on a serious note...
friend Jessie sent out an e-mail not too long ago telling me about a
site called "Light
to Unite". The idea behind the site is that Bristol
Myers Squibb will donate $1 (up to $100 000)
anyone who heads over there and lights a candle to
help fight AIDS. It's rare that people have the chance to do
something that can help out so many others around them by simply
clicking on a link, so I hope y'all take
the four seconds out of your day that's needed and light a candle to
but not least...
have a birthday dinner to go to tonight, so while the strip should
still be up before the end of the day, it may be only in black and
white. Now usually if I can't get the colours done I'll just
leave a strip B&W, but in the case of today's offering I think
it'd really suffer for it. So I do promise to get the colours
done before the next strip is up on Wednesday.
folks, I better get back at it.
/ NOV / 06 - 2329 CST : Still on the way...
Been meaning to colour this for months and months, so I figured now
was as good a time as any. Hope you enjoy it folks. I'll
get back to the current story line on Monday.
letting you all know that I'll have something up to show you guys in
another hour or so. However the strip wasn't quite working out
so I had to go with some alternative artwork. You'll see what
I'm talking about in an hour or so.
0719 CST : It's been too long...
for the lengthy delay in dropping by and saying hi, but
unfortunately I've been rather busy lately. Still, it's high
time I gave you folks an update as the goings on within the GT
universe, so here goes.
month or so ago over on my Myspace
page I put up an offer for five free bits of artwork that
I'd be giving out for anyone who both:
Dropped a comment requesting the artwork.
Put forth that same offer on their own Myspace, or Livejournal.
I just wanted to let those five people (and the three or four other
folks out there waiting on some work) know that I haven't forgotten
my obligations to you, and that I will have them all finished up
before we say goodbye to 2006.
I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to a friend who has
been extremely patient in waiting for the artwork, print and
book I owe her. So Chornsy, you can expect to get your stuff
very soon too. Not sure the exact day, but I swear to you it
will be before Santa comes and drops his load under your Christmas
tree (Wow. Have you ever written something that was meant to
be completely on the level only to have it sound horribly filthy?).
yeah, it's looking like December is shaping up to be a busy month
possible new cure for nudity...
only three GT-shirts left I've been giving a lot of thought to
producing a new item to restock the store the with. Now
instead of just having a new shirt available for sale, I'd like to
stock a few different items ranging in price for you guys to choose
from. That way those of you who find a shirt to be a bit out
of your price range will still have the opportunity to grab a bit of
swag that better fits into your budget.
can't tell you much about what's happening on this front at the
moment, but for those of you who have asked, it doesn't look like
I'll have anything available before Christmas (sorry!).
However whatever I do come up with I will most likely be running by
you guys first both here and on the forum in order to get a bit of
feedback. So keep your eyes peeled.
the meantime if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Just keep in mind though that I'm not at the point where I can warrant
sinking a ton of money into merch, so while stuff like a Mr.
Bojangles plushy is a great idea, it's fairly far removed from
reality for the time being.
evening is the new afternoon...
back to the more immediate future, I wanted to give y'all a heads up
on today's strip. I've got a whole slew of running around to
do today, so it most likely won't be up till just shy of midnight
tonight. Of course that time frame seems to be becoming more
and more common lately, so I don't think I'm really surprising
I think that's just about it for me. So if you'll excuse me
I've got a hot date with a stacked rack of dirty dishes I need to
get ready for (btw, the mobile dishwasher...best invention ever!).
/ NOV / 06 - 1442 CST : Once more a creature of the night...
it's back to my regular midnight shifts at work, so here's hoping
this week'll go a lot smoother for me as far as getting the site
stuff done and staying sane is concerned.
once Thursday hits I'll be off work for just over a week, so it
looks like I'm finally going to get a chance to catch up on all the
projects I've been putting on the backburner for the past couple of
months. Which means if you've been waiting on artwork from me,
more likely than not you can expect to see it come the beginning of
for today's strip, it'll be up later on tonight. I'm thinking
sometime between 7 to 9 PM.
that's all for now.
/ NOV / 06 - 2154 CST : "Disciplinary Actions"
it's black and white. And I know I haven't been posting here
or on the forum at all in past couple of days. Plus there are
a few of you out there that have been waiting on e-mails from me,
but this week has been just brutal on me so far.
I can say is that I am most definitely not a day
person, and so these last few 9 to 5 shifts have not meshed well
with my life in general. However, that all ends
tomorrow, so things should be back to normal not long after that.
thanks for (hopefully) being understanding about the whole thing.
/ NOV / 06 - 1751 CST : Almost forgot...
stuck working three day shifts this week do to training, so
tomorrow's and Friday's strips will most likely be up much later
than usual (around 10 or 11 PM). Just wanted to give y'all a
CST : Two of a crowd...
couple weekends ago at the MB
comic con I ended up running into an old university buddy
named Jeff Dabu, who I hadn't seen in about seven years or so.
Back in our Fine Arts days Jeff was one of only two people that I
knew of whose work was primarily based around sequential art, and by
the time we ended up losing contact his work was shaping up to be
a few days ago Jeff and I were finally able to catch up a bit and
find out what we've each been up to for the past decade. As it
turns out Jeff is currently finding work as an inker on various
of the books he's managed to work on was part of a Spike vs Dracula
mini series produced by IDW.
As a huge Buffy fan I can't tell you how jealous I was to find out
that Jeff had managed to make a mark on that particular universe.
I wanted to take a moment to show you a bit of Jeff's work, so I
picked out a piece he did a while pack. Now keep in mind this
isn't just an example of something Jeff inked, he also did the
pencils and colouring for it as well.
I show it to you though, allow me to throw in a bit of a comparison.
Here is how I go about drawing a crowd scene:
this is how Jeff does it...
on the pic above to see the full image
Yeah, I know.
It's freakin' insane.
If you want to check
out a bit more of Jeff's work, head on over to his
Deviant Art page.
One more thing before I
go. I've managed to put up some of the links I've been meaning
to add to the links page. There are still more I plan to toss
up there, but unfortunately I'm kinda short on time right now.
/ NOV / 06 - 1810 CST : "Symbolic Gestures - Pt. VII"
it took me so long to get this one up. I fell a bit behind
was going to update the links today, and post some kick ass artwork
for you guys to see (not my own artwork btw, someone else's), but at
this point I really need to get to bed. So look for a bit of
non-Geek Tragedy eye-candy to be shown here tomorrow!
/ NOV / 06 - 2228 CST : One more thing...
you're a fan of Tenacious D, then
you need to check this out. And if you're not a fan,
become one. And if you don't become one...you're dead to me.
CST : Phil...
I'm still not totally happy with it yet, but you guys waited long
enough to get your GT fix, so I figured I'd best post it now.
Sorry there's not a
strip today, but hopefully you'll be okay with this little bit of
it? "Philler" art...'cause it's a filler pic
of...oh cut me some slack, I'm sick, okay?!
1811 CST : Art will be here soon...
for going so long without keeping you updated on my progress
today. I've been napping on and off today due to this freakin'
cold, so my sleep schedule is pretty screwed up at the moment.
have something up for you guys to see very soon. It won't
exactly be the strip you might have been expecting but hopefully
you'll enjoy it just the same. Think of it as sort of the
product of my messing around with different styles in photo shop.
I'll be back in a few hours with eye candy.
1135 CST : Done...
con report is finally up folks.
I'll also be updating the link page in the next day or so to accommodate
all the new folks I met at the con.
CST : It's done(ish)...
be happy to know that I turned the water back on in my house and
there ain't a stray drop to be found!
yeah, and I've finished writing the con report now. So just as
soon as I add in a few pics and do a quick proofread I'll be back
here to give you the link to it. After which I will get my ass
in gear and finish up the newest strip.
/ NOV / 06 - 2021 CST : In lieu of a con report, here's a plumbing
me to give y'all a bit of advice. If you want escape from some
serious headaches that go along with owning a home, become a
plumber. Or marry one. Trust me, it'll save you a lot of
yeah, and when the packaging for something that is supposed to patch
damaged pipes says "sets within twenty minutes" don't take
that at face value and turn the water back on thinking everything
will be fine. 'Cause the packaging is a cesspool of LIES!
now, because I still have access to my sister's digital camera, here
are some exciting shots of what I've been dealing with when I
should've been finishing off the con report!
Here is the area of the
my downstairs bathroom where I discovered water leaking in from the
ceiling and dripping down along the wall!
This is a shot of the
seedy underbelly of my kitchen sink where the water was coming
from. Notice the lovely cast iron plumbing! Boy, they
sure don't make it like that anymore. And I can only hope
that's because the person who did make it like that was killed
before he had a chance to spread his demon pipes to any other homes!
This is the water shut
off valve for my house. Of course, it doesn't actually tighten
up enough to completely shut the water off. That
would just be silly!
here is everything I used to try and fix the problem. Except
for the rampant profanity. That I wasn't able to catch on film.
close up of the "did we say it sets in 20 minutes, 'cause we
meant 20 HOURS" plumber's epoxy that I used
(twice now) on the leak that wouldn't freakin' stop no matter what I
is the leaky area to which, as you can see, I have delicately
applied the epoxy (TWICE!). The leak was actually only coming
from the pipe near the top, but I figured while I was down there I
might as well coat the shit out of anything that could possibly
squirt out water.
the con report is coming. Much later than I'd hoped,
but it's coming. For now though, I just want to take some more
cold medicine and go to bed.
1511 CST : Where the water doesn't flow...
folks. Just letting you know that the con report is still
going to be up
today eventually, just a little
lot later than I thought. I
got a bit delayed thanks to a "fixed" plumbing problem
becoming "unfixed" earlier today.
currently have all the water shut off in my house while I'm waiting
for some plumber epoxy stuff to dry. It's been just under an
hour now and I've already tried to using the sink about half a dozen
times completely forgetting there ain't no water to be had.
Isn't that kind of forgetfulness only supposed to happen much later
well, I blame the cold medicine.
/ NOV / 06 - 1653 CST : "Symbolic Gestures - Pt. VI"
it would appear that at least one of the 2600+ people who attended
the con last weekend had themselves a nice little cold. That's
right folks, I'm sick...again.
worry though, I didn't have to bring
back good old Stevie to make excuses for me this time as I
managed to get the strip done as planned.
one more thing before I crawl into bed and wallow in self
pity. The long awaited con report will be up for you guys to
check out tomorrow, so you may want to drop by again within the next
that's it for me. Time to munch on some Nyquil gel-caps!
/ NOV / 06 - 1609 CST : I swear I didn't touch a thing!
seems we're having forum problems again folks. If you reply to
a topic, you'll most likely get an error message, but your replies
do seem to be showing up just the same. I'm looking into the
problem, but so far all I've been able to learn from the feedback
I've received is that the problem isn't my fault. I'm told it
has something to do with my provider.
also been told that this problem will "fix itself" in the
next 24 hours. Boy, wouldn't it be nice if that were
true? Anyway, I don't think I'll be holding my breath till the
magical healing powers of time take hold of this situation and sort
things out for me, so I'm gonna keep looking into it myself.
1425 CST : The social cyber butterfly...
I'm currently trying my best to shape the events of the last weekend
into some kind of semi-coherent con report, so look for that to be
up either tomorrow or Thursday. As well, I should have
the "Pictures" link active by the end of the week so that
y'all can take a look at some of the amazing people I was lucky
enough to meet (note to self, learn how to use the anti-redeye
function on your sister's digital camera before the next con).
also been doing my best to keep in touch with, and check out the
sites of all the folks I met over the last couple of days. On
my best days I'm still usually quite slow at getting back to people
via e-mail, so I apologize to anyone who I haven't had a chance to
say hi to yet. However I'm sure I'll be giving you a shout out
in the upcoming report so hopefully that'll make up for my lack of correspondence.
I better get back at it.
/ NOV / 06 - 0733 CST : Back to reality...
dropping by to let you know that I had a wonderful time at the con
this weekend. I'll try to give you a bit more info on it after
I get the strip up, but I've got a lot of thoughts and whatnot to
sort through regarding the past couple of days, so you may have to
wait for the con report I'll be doing later on in the week.
thing I would like to do right now though is thank Michael and
Violet Paille for putting on one hellova great show this weekend,
and for treating myself and all the other artists there like
gold! You did a wonderful job, and I'm already looking forward
to next year!
all for now folks. I gotta get back to work.
/ NOV / 06 - 0729 CST : "Symbolic Gestures - Pt. IV"
much to say right now as I'm still trying to get things ready for
the con. Hopefully I'll see a few of y'all there this
weekend. And remember that after the con on
Saturday there will the GT "meet & greet" thing going
on at around 8pm. For more info see the post below or check
out the forum.
all for me. I'll try to have a con report up on Tuesday, and
of course there will be a new strip up on Monday so I should have a
chance to tell you a bit about how it went then as well.