A Sketchy Sort Of Webcomic
August 30, 2005 - 026
I still have four scripts left, this week's strips are new bits I wrote to
lead into the "final four" and make it a three week plot. Woot. And, of
course, having introduced snow last week, I felt the urge to add yet another
parody of Piro's infamous filler strip (not that I read MegaTokyo, but I've
seen enough other parodies to get the gist). And, believe it or not, this
actually does set up the mini-arc, it's not JUST a cheap gag. I'm pretty
happy with how the drawing came out, too.
I briefly toyed with rescripting the entire arc to be done in square single panels, but ended up deciding against it. I'd rather keep the strip "above the fold" as much as possible.
August 25, 2005 - 025
Okay, right now I have four scripts left of my original batch (stretched it out a bit with the AAPT Specials), and not getting inspiration for more. Mind you, this week and next are rather tiring and frazzling at work, not the best time to be looking for inspiration. I may decide to go on hiatus until I can build up another backlog, or if people are interested in making 'em, posting guest strips. We shall see. Oh, and today's strip is unseasonal, but I needed snow to make the joke work, so it's snowing. So there.
August 23, 2005 - 024
More meta humor, whee! I remember when I was a kid, and generic groceries were first introduced in my area. White package with simple black lettering. Doesn't exist anymore as far as I can tell, though, got overtaken by store branded generics. Allways Save is the closest I can find anymore, in yellow boxes with black and red printing.
August 18, 2005 - 023
And now the second and last AAPT Special. This is a young Einstein, circa 1905. His line is one of the thought experiments that led to his formulation of Special Relativity. And in case you're not a comics geek, Barry Allen is the first modern Flash, who could run faster than light sometimes.
August 16, 2005 - 022
First of two special strips drawn in scenic Salt Lake City while at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting. The party for which John was trying to get the grill going has happened, and all sorts of weird people have shown up, including Isaac Newton and a young Albert Einstein (in the lower right, we'll see more of him on Thursday).
August 13, 2005 - 020, 021
Okay, back from Salt Lake City. Editing with emacs over SSH on my palmtop was very iffy, so I just updated the strips and didn't muck about with archives or news posts. As you may have noticed, both of this week's strips involved Fred the robot. Next week's will be "AAPT Specials", written and drawn while I was away at the American Association of Physics Teachers conference in SLC. Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein guest star.
August 4, 2005 - 019
I'm not very good at drawing cats anyway. But given how real cats can be unidentifiable lumps of fur when at rest, a breakdown cat should be utterly abstract.
August 2, 2005 - 018
Entering month three, woot. The month in which I will use up all the remaining scripts I wrote before starting the strip. I'll try to come up with more while I'm away next week, though. I should be able to keep updating while gone, though, my current backlog is big enough for that.
As for today's strip, it's more metahumor or fourth-wall-breaking or whatever you want to call it. Remember, those X's are instructions to the inker to fill in the area with black. :)