Ok, let’s see if I can one up J.
This illustration has nothing to do with Christmas. It’s a Gunslinger Girl fanart I started in October, but never had the chance to finish. I had a partially complete, cell shaded version of this picture, but I decided not to complete it. I couldn’t get crisp enough lines cell shading with a mouse, so I opted for something not so neat.
This is done in Open Canvas 0.68. Everytime I use that program, I’m more appreciative of it. All the effects are controlled by these three little sliding things, and I’ve never figured out exactly how they work – I never got a manual to go with this thing, and I’ve never bothered to look it up. Someday I’ll learn to use this thing, but for now, in the interest of time and for the lack of skill, you’ll have to live with this somewhat sloppy work.
This lineart is in pen, too.
WAHA! Sorry, sorry, yes, I do know which season it is. For those of you confused about the jet-powered bell, it’s a reference to the french tradition of the cloche-volant, or “flying bell”. Legend has it that, between Good Friday and Easter, all the church bells in France fly off to the Vatican and pick up eggs and other treats. There is no Easter Bunny in France. Go figure.
As I said, this update is ahead of time. This image will remain up until January 2, 2006. Until then, have yourselves some great holidays! Bai~!
I always wondered how they figured out “The One” was definitely “The One”…
Anyway, D-san is now overseas. I don’t know if and when he will update, but be ready for it. Also, I will be posting a picture for Hannukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Boxing Day/Whatever holidays take place during that time period (please don’t be offended if I forgot your holiday) before the 25th, so please check back about then and before the end of the holiday. It will display until the next update. Until then, bai~!
I forgot I had this scanned. The whole thing is in ink, grayscaled in Photoshop. It’s really annoying without a tablet. I turned it sideways because J’s apparently really concerned about the windows being stretched.
Once again, today we have a joke that was funnier to me when I first thought of it. Really, though, this comic is for “plot advancement”.
“Oh my god! did you just say ‘plot advancement’?”
Yes I did. We are entering a short story arc…to be named later.
Today, D-san brought in one of his new ships, the Springfield redone as a short freighter, instead of an open-hull freighter with a long frame. It is still highly modular…one feature my ships do not have yet.
Oh boy, first time using the new update system. I think I got it all figured out, but I have that feeling where you know you forgot something, and the moment you upload everything, something is gonna blow up. Yeah, I got that feeling right now.
TIAIIS is done. I will see if I can get a start on the old NWars Directorate storyline, I have no idea where I was going with that, especially after the “Look, Free Porn or Something” page. Mad Scientist J is going to be fun to draw after doing Lloyd Wolf and Co. for so long. At least chikara and Aerith are basically the same in both series’s. Wait – is Aerith even in the NWars storyline yet? I have no idea anymore.
I want to link the Directorate storyline with the Confederate League Saga. Some odd dates: CL1775 is the start of the BKS Empire, CL1912 is the end of the BKS empire, CL1926 is the start of the Confederate League. I don’t quite know what CL0000 is yet, has to be something extremely significant, IMO. Anyways, I’m going to place present day Earth (As in NWars’s present day earth) at CL1800 or so, shortly after the rise of the BKS Empire. That ought to make for some interesting sci-fi later on – I don’t know any significant dates for New BKS, I don’t know if J has ever plotted out the history of that entity.
Alright, that’s all for now.
Wow. Two updates in a row. Too bad it’s all just old doodles. I’m gonna have to start using the damned sketches I do for art, no time to do comics – all my draw time is dedicated to tweaking TIAIIS – and the rest of the time I’m playing… Transport Tycoon. Mua ha ha ha.
Ok, the good (Or bad, depending on your view) stuff.
[100526: Three dead links]
Let’s see… I don’t want to go on a big tangent about these, the first is “Little Red Riding Hood, as inspired by N. Crawford”, the second is a rip off Negima, and the third is Lloyd and Virginia Wolf. Ok, going to do homework now.
First, about today’s comic. If you didn’t get the joke, the implication was that, in the third panel, Chris’ car has somehow gone airborn and crashed shortly afterwards. When I drew it, I assumed that it would be obvious…but I’ve learned that my jokes are sometimes hard to follow. Anyway, some of the frames (panel 1, panel 2, and rightmost part of panel 3) were drawn many months ago. I just never got around to running this comic. This time, I was able to merge three of the frames into one panel so I could use the 4-panel format instead of the 6-panel one, and thus hopefully the small jokes showed up better. In case you still can’t read them:
In panel 1, Chris’ shirt reads: “L33T Dr3y3vr -Support the Kahl-E-for-nia DMV”.
In panel 2, Chris’ car’s license plate reads “Kahl-E-for-nia” at the top. The plate itself reads “PHOOLISH”.
Now, on to the page. w00t! I was able to convert the whole thing to PHP in a little over a week. Now that the comic navigation bar has returned, you viewers no longer have to deal with open-directory dumps (which D-san still likes…). The gallery pages have also returned, displacing more open-directory dumps in the process… The important thing though, is that this page is constantly evolving. Watch for changes in the future. Bai~!