I haven’t lost inspiration or motivation. I’ve had a milestone deadline to contend with at work (just one in a series of them), so I have lost time and energy. This is pretty routine in a game development job. My existence has consisted of work-sleep-work-sleep-work-sleep for the past couple of weeks. I have to take a related business trip shortly that will continue keeping me away from comics. I’m exhausted and immensely frustrated - Lackadaisy is my first love, but it has to be my second priority.
I regret not having new things to share here. I’ll remedy that as soon as I’m able. (Apologies to anyone who’s sent me a note that hasn’t received a response lately too).
Just about the only person, yes. Exchanged words aside, the entire encounter at lunch and in the car is intended to reveal a lot about the nature of their relationship, and how they’re both hung up on the same thing in different ways.
Asa brought Mordecai along expecting to intimidate Mitzi into relenting. Not anticipating that their relationship would be quite so familiar and perhaps not having Mordecai as figured out as he thinks he does, what he got instead was the two of them sniping at each other like sore siblings.
(Similarly, Mitzi brought Rocky and Freckle along to make a show of possessing some muscle, but that didn’t quite convey the message she intended either.)
I’m basing that on the variety of tech articles I’ve read that suggest changing your passwords (or using something like LastPass).
Also, according to Yahoo, the vulnerability of its main sites - including Tumblr - has been addressed (CNet article here). The Qualys SSL Server Test seems to confirm that is the case, so theoretically, it’s safe to change your password now.
As numerous accounts were clearly accessed by someone/something other than their owners, I’d go so far as to say it’s also wise to change it.
Well, in regard to the Heartbleed bug, tumblr was one of the vulnerable sites, but states that it doesn’t have any evidence that it was affected. Mysteriously, though, a multitude of users logged in the other day to find their blog themes changed, including me. It’s probably fair to conclude that tumblr was indeed affected.
Change your passwords, everyone.
Anonymous asked you:
I know you are busy and stuff, but a very quick sketch (even if it’s at the tangled pasta level) of Zib will be awesome :D Pleassse ! It’s so cloudy where I live! I must have some sunlight sometimes!
Well, it’s not the sun, but a glimmer perhaps. =)
With human characters, I think the comic would come across with a much darker, grimmer aspect than has been my intent. At the least, the characters probably wouldn’t be able to get away with all the mugging they do without looking downright creepy. Heh. I am aware that the talking animal/anthro visuals are immediately off-putting to a lot of people too, though, and I suspect that has limited its reach to some extent. That’s regrettable, but I don’t know that a perfect solution to style and representation exists.
I do know that the cat theme felt right to me at the outset and still does - I think it sustains a certain amount of levity and playfulness that I want the story to have. That I have the option to draw the characters as humans when I feel like it is added bonus for me. Swapping between that and the cartoonier comic style resolves some of the creative confinement that goes along with all-consuming, long term projects like this, and gives me opportunity to exercise different types of artistic muscles.
Bobby and Elsa, in response to:
Anonymous asked you:
Sorry if I’ve missed something, but for some reason I haven’t found any pictures of human Bobby, as well as all of the human Arbogasts all together. It’d be interesting to see anything of that sort, especially Bobby in his better days. Please. :3