onsdag 29 september 2010


Perhaps the two weeks of being half braindead was a good thing. Once I got better I finally sat down and figured out how to install wordpress, in order to get comicpress going. So, the Red Planet homepage has seen some changes, and hopefully I'll have it look a whole lot better soon. And then... comics!
Now, I'll be the first to admit that I'm lousy at this sort of thing. It took me a good 2 hours to figure out what to write in four lines wordpress requires you to fill in (actually, just the one... three were easy) and then I went right ahead and messed up half an hour later. Do it again, do it right, indeed... This means that the 'fixing up' process is likely to be painfully slow, but at the very least I'll get there. Like some particularly stubborn snail, turtle or... perhaps mole?

Technology has been the theme for me recently in more ways than one. I've moved my little old scanner to my new home, only to be informed that my laptop doesn't do 'little old scanners'. Of course it's Vista that messes things up. Of course! Who thought this Vista was a good idea anyway?
Well, between the choice of 'spend half a day fixing this' and 'take it back and scan on weekends only'... frankly, option B is the winner. The homepage is giving me a big enough headache as it is.

fredag 24 september 2010


Of course I ended up getting sick after I finished Show, don't tell. Of course my computer got a virus as well. Of course. Well... nothing lost, computer restored (still lacking some programs though), and I'm... almost well again.
The lack of internet and general non-functioning of so many things (such as being able to walk up the stairs without getting dizzy) did leave me with a lot of time to sit down and draw.

For years I've wanted to do a story about a 'skogsrå' (a Swedish mythological creature with either a fox or a cow's tail and a hollow back) and now... well, let's just say that I've been drawing this character a lot recently.

And yes, I do like those forest spirits quite a bit... :)

In less exciting news, I've got a lot of catching up to do as far as my studies go. Hooray...

torsdag 9 september 2010

It's been one week...

It's been one week since I got the idea,
Sat down, wrote the script and started working.
Four days since I laughed,
Finally done with sketching.
Three days since I inked the lot
And then spent two days fighting the scanner
Today I did the last
Of that horrendous grayscale-ing.

One comic, four pages, one week. Show, Don't Tell, starring Jenny (alternative universe!Jerker... sometimes I toy with the idea of having her as a main character instead, though the story would be mighty darker, methinks) and poor Ian who gets bossed around most heinously.