Sunday, April 18, 2010


Yeah, you're meant to notice that the bookcase at the end of this strip is the same as the one at the end of last week's strip, meaning that Paul spent the night. This element was in this little segment from the very beginning. I'm not trying to say anything about women in general, but Jet-Pack Jenny at times has been described by me as "James Bond in space if he was a girl." I've also read of a psychological theory that people in dangerous professions are more prone to promiscuity. While I wouldn't go so far as to call Jenny promiscuous, given the theory, she'd probably be more prone to elevate this relationship quickly.

Art-wise, I wasn't pleased with the transition between panels one and two until I glanced at it upside down. I know that the shadows in panel one aren't necessarily correct, but I am happy with how they work in an abstract sense. The best example of a comic artist that could do this successfully was Alex Toth. If I could get only a percentage of his technique right, I'd be happy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

You Are Not Alone

Skepchick posted this video, and for the longest time, I felt like I was alone in being a cartoonist and a rationalist. Inherently, I knew this wasn't the case, but now it's nice to see proof.

"Do YOU have the courage to let go of your beliefs in order to grab onto what is true?"

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Focus

One more voice has been added to a chorus of people telling me to slow down. Therefore, everything is on hold EXCEPT for Jet-Pack Jenny and the Factor of 01.Don't think that I haven't noticed the few new eyes popping up on the Facebook fan page, and frankly, I'm really liking what I'm producing and the pacing of the story has turned into everything that Virginia Dare lacked.

If a small project comes up that won't get in the way, like the JREF credit card design contest, I'll do those, but I'm not tackling too much, and I'm not tackling it anytime soon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Not Going To Say Much

I tend to be pretty open and honest, but since I'll eventually do this one in comic form, this'll be a little vague. I've made a change in direction and as a result did some minor editing to the web site this morning. Not a complete overhaul, but you'll see at least one post moved to private, and a couple slightly edited.

Do me a favor, though, when I tell you what it is precisely, do not tell me that you're praying for me. I appreciate the effort, but if you believe in the power of prayer, there a great many other things you should pray for.

Me, I move forward, even if appears that I'm moving backwards.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What Comics Are Capable Of, Part Two

I'm pre-dating this post because I've wanted to share this particular sequence from Omaha the Cat Dancer for quite a while. It has stuck in my head, and by pre-dating it, I don't want to seem to make it apply to anyone in particular, and unintentionally slight anyone. It doesn't apply to anyone in particular.

Being a friend means being there when they need you. It means being there when it's inconvenient for you. In this age of social networking where the term "friend" has been reduced to meaning the same thing as a contact, I've noticed that I get the best support and advice from people who live up to the meaning of "friend."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What Comics Are Capable Of

I check out a few comics every day, and Least I Could Do is one of them. There are moments capable of with comics, and this is a prime example of one of them.

That being said, I'm going to try to encourage some discussion by asking you guys to add your favorite examples of what comics are capable of. Share in the comments section.