Stickers and sticker sheets are available in the store!
Also, heads up, the prints are going to be removed within a month to make way for new prints/other products, so if you were interested in one of those 2 prints then I’d order one before January ends.
I took a nap after work and then finally got the store updated, which I meant to do yesterday but… whoops!
And yeah, I’ve sold very few of the prints through the store and I’m pretty much out of them after my last convention season and I’m not interested in printing these designs again — in fact I have zero of the large prints. So for January I’ll continue making them to order, after that they are retired.
Quick warm-up doodle of Fran and her siblings. They are mentioned in the next chapter. And appear a few times later on. Particularly Estelle. Fran until moving out was Mom #2. Estelle thinks Fran poops gold and is the most awesome person ever and constantly emails her and sends her internet video links and texts her for her opinions on every thing. While flattering it’s a little too overwhelming so, between that and being tired of being in charge of the younger kids, Fran is very eager to keep distance between herself and her family’s home. And so she does. For the most part.
Tried to cut a few more smoothly, pretty good for a DIY project. I’ll return to sticker-making once I have the other 2 charm designs done.
For now, back to comics.
So someone mentioned stickers when I was working on the keychain designs, so I broke out supplies and attempted to make some. I’m rusty with my swivel knife, and should have used scissors because those trimmed the stickers a lot smoother, thus the sharp edges here. So much for my fancy tools.
They have been stuck to the front of my new sketchbook.
So, uh… yeah. Might offer stickers soon :U once I get back into my craftin’ groove and start cutting smoothly again, that is.
And done with the first of a set of 4. Here’s a tiny mockup of how it should look once it’s made.
So, uh, thanks to ADULT RESPONSIBILITIES I got stuck waiting by the phone for a good chunk of the afternoon taking care of family stuff, and I started doing this speed-paint while in that tedious, boring limbo and… yeah.
I’m sorry. I tried to be a good person on the internet for a really, really long time. Honest I did.
It didn’t work.
This is as far as I got before mom called/had to go to work. It’s a start, could do this better. Much better. My at-work sketch assignment.
Love Me Nice by Amanda Lafrenais
If you’re looking for worldbuilding, comedy, and unconventional love stories, Love Me Nice is for you. I started reading this comic after a glowing recommendation from my good friend, and let me tell you, it’s definitely been one of my better decisions.
Love Me Nice balances the very human drama and frustrations of life, love, work, family, and fame with an outlandish cast of cartoon characters. And I mean that they are literally Toons in the very Roger Rabbit sense of the term. Never fear though, Ms. Lafrenais does well in distancing her concept of human/toon relations from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and I can safely say the concept, while not unheard of, is made fresh and original in this charming comic.
I ripped my attention away from kissing the cat long enough to read this review… and then I blushed bright red because of all the nice things it says #:<# So yeah, this is nice and I’m thoroughly embarrassed but in a good way???? (thanks!!!)
New page! Worked hard on the inking, hope y’all like it :O
The pencils for the next page still need some fixing, details and clean-up, but I’m pretty happy with them. This page should be up Sunday, Saturday maybe if my shift tonight and Sat. afternoon don’t tucker me out too much.
This might be spammy but I want this on my personal blog too because I was so burnt-out from drawing porn (I know, impossible) that this page’s pencils turning out as nice as it did just… was just so damn refreshing. They look exactly like I wanted them too, though they still need fixes as I said, and it really makes me feel eager to get back to work on all my comic projects as soon as I’m done with my shifts. I’m in so much of a better mood just for having good things to show for the effort put into them.
My brain feels cleansed even though the personal problems haven’t gone away. I can just handle them better. Comics make my life better.
I’ve been drawing Mac a lot fatter and withot his eye shines lately, and I like it. I hope it doesn’t bug people… BECAUSE IT’S DONE.
I DID IT. THIS IS HOW IT IS. LIVE WITH HAVING EVERYTHING YOU’VE COME TO KNOW FLIPPED LIKE THE SCRABBLE BOARD TABLE DURING THANKSGIVING*!
Aaaand now I’m caught up on Christmas cards, back to comics!
*based on a true story
Laughing at this god damn podcast made me mess up this sketch in multiple places that I had to use correction fluid on so I went nuts on the shading to make up for it BUUUHH JOY IS RUINING MY ART I’M SO SORRY
Got those Christmas cards printed on matte cardstock …
Oh wow this look really nice. A perfect Christmas card if I do say so myself. :D
Eeee thank you! I’m happy they look nice seeing as I made them so damn fast.
Gonna email people who didn’t provide addresses/sketch requests tomorrow.
Got those Christmas cards printed on matte cardstock and trimmed/folded and I’m pretty happy with them, considering how fast I made them.
This and getting my car back functioning is my silver lining on a really bad night, hahaha.
Donation “Thank You” card for Christmas. Finished this and the interior! Now I’m gonna go get some test prints done.
And the finished one.