Monday, May 30, 2011

Double Dose

So apparently I'm the lamest webcomic blogger ever and can't seem to keep to an infrequent schedule to save my life.  I'll spare you the excuses, but starting a webcomic without a backlog maybe wasn't the smartest thing to do. 

Remember, kids, make a backlog!  Life will come in and mess things up on occasion, so it's good to be prepared. 

In order to appease the internet Gods for my lack of an update last week and my late update this week, I will be offering up a double dose of Geeks in Love later this week.  There will be Randy Savage, Kool-Aid, and panda girls.  It will be a good time.  Just let me finish up my last day of Fanime-Con here today and get to work on it.

Ooh!  I also met someone yesterday in person that I did not know who reads this thing!  EXCITE!  :D

Also, tomorrow is my birthday.

That is all.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All Things Geeky

Since this webcomic site is sort of a window into my inner-geek and more of a platform for all things geeky, I wanted to share a birthday gift I received recently from my good friend, Amber, inspired by a piece of my childhood...
Amber made the pin on the left for me as a birthday gift, hand embroidered and everything. It also has a nice thick striped fabric on the back.  So super cute!

I unfortunately made the matching monstrosity on the right back when I was a small kid and lover of Secret of Mana (a.k.a. Seiken Densetsu) and Final Fantasy Adventure.

These little guys would hop around with their legless sack bodies lookin' all cute and then I would slash them with my sword. They're usually yellow, but there were pink ones in SoM in this one enchanted forest, I swear.

You can read more about rabites HERE.

I would like to add that the quote typed up on the crafty little ticket there which reads, "Time flows like a river... And history repeats..." is from the opening sequence in Secret of Mana.

I think it's pretty cool.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Civic Doodies...

So I'm still (2-1/2 weeks later) serving on a jury.  I thought we would have finished last week, but not so.  Between this major time-suck and having to get my merchandise ready last-minute for Fanime-Con in San Jose CA this coming weekend (May 27-30), I've been a little busy.

If you haven't guessed already, the strip is late this week.  But I'm working on it!  Will post soon.

*Also, stay-tuned for Part 2 of my interview feature with The Geekery Online.  This one should focus more on my geektitude, so it should be a good time.

Part 1 HERE.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Geekery Online FEATURE!

Hey, geeks!

I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Eric Nath of The Geekery Online, featured in this week's installment of their "Web Comic Fridays"!

You can read the feature HERE.

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In other news...  My next convention is Fanime-Con in San Jose CA, one of the largest anime conventions in California, by fans for fans. It's also next Friday through Monday (27-30).

I'll be selling prints at Table #T271, so please stop by and wish me a happy birthday (it's on the 31st). Hope to see you there!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Squidsbury Rules

Being an artist means you see a face in everything (or maybe I'm thinking schizophrenia).  Either way, I couldn't help but notice that the wall-mounted coat rack next to our front door resembles to me some sort of street fighting cephalopod.

Considering that, needed preparations for Fanime-Con at the end of the month, a deadline on my short comic to premier at San Diego Comic-Con, and the fact that I have been selected for and am currently serving up to 3 weeks on a jury, I hope you can forgive me for this strip (which is quite obviously half-assed).  I assure you, I am putting double my ass's effort into some pretty great stuff.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vampires In Space

When Beau's deep in thought, it's not always about anything that matters.  Here we have a prime example of one of these occasions.

I honestly don't know what was sillier, the idea of vampires exploring space, or the fact that this lead to an extended and quite serious debate.

Seriously, think about it... Vampires are immortal.  Enduring the perils of space should be no issue.  I mean, do they even need air?  Yet again, is it all solar light from which they are banished?  Or just Earthly light?  And what about a food source?  I'm assuming this would only be plausible if a synthetic blood source was somehow available, as humans aren't as readily available in space.  This raises another question...  What happens to vampires that drink alien blood?

Questions, questions...

Monday, May 2, 2011

An Oldie But a Goodie

Truth be told, "Geeks in Love" was not my first webcomic strip.  This may need some explaining...

Many years ago, before Beau and I were even dating (2003-ish), I made this for him.

You see, Beau and I met online back in 2000 over a conversation about Final Fantasy music.  I lived in Southern California at the time, while Beau lived over 2000 miles away in Pennsylvania.  After many years of casual online friendship, akin to a geeky version of "You've Got Mail", Beau finally made the big move to live with his uncle in Northern California.  During that time, he got a job working computer retail where he spotted a top o' the line surge protector on sale after rebate for two whole bucks.  He was so excited about it, he couldn't wait to call me:

Beau:  "...and it was only two bucks!"

Me:  "You only have your lamp plugged into it right now, don't you?"


Beau:  "Uh, no..."

But I totally called it.