Monday, April 25, 2011

Unsightly

This week's strip is about the aesthetics of eating crackers.

While the rest of the world eats their crackers right side up, only Beau turns the salt-side down so he can cover the bottom with cheese.  Why?  It is apparently unsightly.  Now I've always known Beau leaned toward the side of eccentric, but what did I honestly expect from a man who proclaims "owning a dirigible" as a lifelong goal?

I often swear, a bag of money and a twiddled mustache and he'll then be his very own brand of super villain.

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's A Man's World, Part 2













So while I was drawing the last strip, a young man at the cafe approached me who also seemed to be interested in the world of comics. We actually had a fairly pleasant conversation, as I am always willing to dispense the very (VERY) little of comic making I know to anyone that can use it.  This went on for a few minutes until (what I assumed was) an awkward attempt at flirtation that went completely over my head.

What can I say?  I've been married for a while now and I am the worst flirter on the planet.  I was never really good at it beforehand (despite trying), and 5 years without practice certainly doesn't help in recognizing this often frenzied mating ritual.

It was then that I realized the irony of the conversation therein directly related to that previous strip and gave further evidence as to my plight (as well as virtues) of being female.

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Just FYI, the strip might look a little different next week.

In an effort to save myself time and attempting a cleaner look, I'm going to try and draw the next strip completely using my tablet PC.  We'll see what happens.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's A Man's World













So yeah...  This actually tends to happen a lot.  I'd say about 2 out of every 3 people that walk up to my table at any given convention think that Beau is the artist, despite the 5 ft banner hanging above our heads with my name on it.  If my name were any bigger, it would seriously be treading into dangerous M. Night Shyamalan territory; and no one wants that.  Also, I don't really think Beau looks much like a "Sarah", but that may just be my own opinion.  Even with the recent swell of female readers and convention attendees in recent years, it sometimes makes me wonder...  Is the world of comics still a man's world?

Truthfully, it doesn't really bother me that much.  I'm just glad people are recognizing and appreciating the artwork.  :)

EDIT:  I would like to add that Beau never takes credit for any of my work (even though he is essential to my success).  He wanted me to draw him reacting in the last panel, but I didn't want to have to draw another figure cuz I'm really sick right now.  Cool?  Cool.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Nerdflu

Hey, geeks!  Just wanted to let you know there WILL be a real Geeks in Love post this week.  I'm halfway done with the new strip, so it should only be a few days late.  I'm just really super sick in bed from all the contact at WonderCon.  Hopefully, I won't die or something like those aliens in "War of The Worlds" so I can actually make my updates.  I'm going to focus on more Geeks in Love in the next coming weeks to get a back log going so that things like this don't happen.