Good grief.. 2009?? It’s been that long ago. Time sure does go by quickly when you’re not having fun. Yes, it’s going to come back. I promise.
Well, as most of you know, this month (and September) did not go anywhere near how it should have gone. The sites being up and down along with my daughter being ill with Swine flu (and my husband and myself) kind of had serious ramifications for work. :/ Basically, it comes down to being behind to a point that I have to stop doing the comics I simply want to do to concentrate on other things. Mainly the backlog of wallpapers and books that must be put together for the others that were supposed to be worked on in the last two months. I hope to start this comic back up again in 2010, but I know I’m just going to struggle along with barely an update a month. Until then, sign up for the RSS. I have way too many pages of scripts for each of these stories to let them sit…
I’m making sure this is plastered everywhere so I don’t get the usual questions of what’s going on … even though it’s on the pages repeatedly.
No updates next week – due to the following that occurred over the weekend.
I was a bit caught up in the whole, What is wrong with my computer, it won’t turn on! panic. A lot of time was spent on that, getting HP to connect my account to my replacement plan (I had a two year one just in case of such a situation.) I got the tablet sent off yesterday afternoon and it’ll be in their hands tomorrow, which means on Monday they SHOULD start working on it and sometime during the following week it should come back to me … and with luck.. three Mondays from now I’ll have my tablet back.. with luck.
Now, the big issue is that the software I ink on is ON the tablet. It came with it so I can’t install it on my desktop. I have, btw, gone through trying to ink in Photoshop – slooow, unnatural, Flash – smooth, but clunky and Manga Studio EX 3 – not sensitive enough to ink properly, which is apparently a common problem. (I use Painter Essentials to ink… not even an expensive program, can get it for $40, but I intend to get the full Painter 11 at some point and nowhere around here has it for that.) Sooo, I opted to upgrade to Manga Studio EX 4 – which has improved to the ‘right’ feel for inking. Sadly, their order form is annoying. I wanted a physical copy AND a digital download so I could get it and use it immediately. I ordered the physical upgrade and EXPECTED that there would be a link to a digital copy, because anytime I’ve ordered software from anywhere else, you go in and order and you get that option.
Apparently I had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. 9.9 I chose the wrong selection and have had a lovely runaround from their so called ‘support’ which ended in: Most people who order a physical copy don’t want a digital copy.
I am not pleased.
I hope they ship it in time for my next round of inking. I tried to ink pages by hand, but I do not have the proper supplies after inking on the computer for so long. It’s going to show in next week’s Alien Dice.
I just went in to letter and update PURE … only to discover that I finished the page AFTER the page that comes next. I make that mistake on occasion … very rare occasions. I think this is one of only three times I’ve done that in the last 10 years. 9.9 ARRRRGH! So, to make up for it, there will be two updates next week.