Argh! I hate to do this, but today’s real strip is only about halfway done. Sorry, folks.
I can’t wait till this hits the shelves!
Also, yes, I’m still around. And working on everything BUT the strip. Still. Ugh.!
Anyway… I’ve temporarily taken down the “Ring of Five Books strips – I’ve decided to wait until I have time to properly devote to the series, and then revive it. Apologies to all!
Okay, since it’s Tuesday, I decided I should post something… Wait – what? It’s Wednesday?! That’s about how things have been for me the past month. Hence the mini-hiatus the strip has been on.
Good news is, I think after this week, we will be back to mornal! Sorry – normal. The customer coding marathon is pretty much over, we’ve deployed to production, and I’m conducting user orientation and training any day now. w00t! Next week, I should begin posting strips again – provided I can remember where we were in the storyline!
Even better news (for me at least) are these babies:
This Azure cert has been hanging over my head for months like some crazy Sword of Damocles. In fact, it’s been such a cloud over me (pun intended, be sure) that the entirety of the second book in Penny’s journey (coming soon) is completely inspired by it! So glad I finally knocked it out today – Hah! Take that, Azure! You has been pwned!
Okay, yeah. No strip ready for tomorrow, as you might have guessed. This week has been a crazy blur of coding and debugging over a bagpipe-laced Celtic Punk backdrop. 60+ hours, and it’s just Thursday. Who needs Red Bull and cheese puffs when ya got the Real McKenzies and Prednisone?
Hopefully I can finish the current strip over the weekend and get it posted for next Tuesday – if I’m lucky, we’ll only have lost a week. Thanks for your forbearance! 😉
Well, for the time being, until I get the new site up, Drop the Cow has reverted to a blog site about the new work. So, what have I been up to?
Writing, mostly. As it stands now, the new project (I’m not disclosing the title yet) will be – if published in paper as a floppy comic – two volumes, each comprised of four 32-page issues. 32 x 4 = 128, 128 x 2 = 256. Seemed appropriate, since in this story, Penny reprises her role as a nerd/hacker, at least initially. Who or what she is beyond that, she will have to learn as the story progresses.
Also been doing some character (re)design work, and a few sketches – thought I’d post one. It’s just rough pencils, as I need to set up for inking again (wonder if my wife got me a Cintiq for Father’s Day? :)), but I’m not displeased with it.
By the way, the tagline isn’t just a lament; it’s the core theme of the new story.