Meaju
I'm... eerrrrrghhhhh... I dunno...
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Oh, heya! Glad to see you haven't given up on this comic yet! XD
I know it's been to long. I think I was starting to get comic withdrawal! Haha
Hiya!
Look! Look! A background that I spent more than five minutes on! Aren't you proud of me?

College and work seem to be plotting against me to devour all my spare time, hence the severe lack of updates. I will try and make up for this (somewhat) whenever I have time off. This week I have some time of college while the teachers asses this term's work (sweatdrop) and I'm going to see if I can whack out two or three pages. Wish me luck!
Happy New Year! (I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto)
Wow, I think this must be a personal record... MONTHS since my last update. But, for once, it's not due to my vast capacity for laziness! Quite the opposite, in fact! I've been so incredibly busy since... well, since September I guess. College is a BIG time and energy devourer... But the main thing is the Christmas-craft-sale-thing I was selling my jewellery at. Any spare time I had around college and work I spent making, making, making... @_@

So I've just been adding a little bit to this page every time I had a moment... which is why the style is a little inconsistent. Some bits are done well and others rushed out...

Actually, that makes it sound like I had a really miserable time, which is just not true. Although I was working really hard, I really enjoyed it. After almost a year of not really doing much it's nice to feel so productive! :) And, for an anti-social hermit like me, making jewellery whilst watching cartoons/anime and drinking gallons of tea is one of the finer ways to spend a weekend.

Also, I made about four hundred pounds! 8D
BlackCatz - Thank you! :) I'm glad you think so. *hugs back* ^^

Angichan - Thank you, I'm very honoured! *.*
Meaju
August 29th, 2008
It's my grandparents 50th anniversary
We're going away for the weekend and as such I wont have access to a computer to tone or upload the next page. It'll be up some time next week. In the mean time, here is a picture of a future character. :) I would say, guess what card she represents, but I think it's rather obvious. XD

See you next week!
Thank you!
I'm so pleased that you think so! Pacing is one of the things I worry about, two. ^^
Lovelovelovelovelove
I utterly ADORE this comic. I just found it the other day and I can truly say that it is one of my absolute favourites on smackjeeves. Your artwork is beautiful, I love all your characters and the story is wonderful but the real icing on the cake, for me, is the clothes you draw. Kea's pouffy skirts and Zoshi/Koshi's little boots and waistcoats bring me much joy! 8D

Also, Zoshi/Koshi is just a BRILLIANT character in general. :) You have gained an avid reader!
Okay dokay!
I'll make the grey darker! Thanks for commenting. :)
~ Yawn ~
Boring page... -_-

Are the thoughts clear enough?

~Edit~
Better? I found out what the problem was: for some reason, converting from a photoshop format into a jpeg was making the dropped shadows paler. So I had to over compensate to get them to look right.
IIII'MMMMM STILL ALIIIVVVVEEEE
It would seem that predicting regular updates is a sure-fire way to make myself NOT DRAW FOR ABOUT A MONTH. *head-desk*

I'm experimenting with adding more areas of black, crosshatching and hand drawing my speed lines. I want to rely less hevily on the digital side of things. And I like black... :D So this page is a little inconstant with the previous ones but I think most of the changes are improvements. At some point, perhaps I will go back and ulter the older ones.
My hovercraft is full of eels
Oh my!
Is that a Monty Python reference I see before me?
Oooh, thanks! I'll change that. :)
HOLY CRAP AN UPDATE?!?!
Yeeeaaaahhh, sorry about that. I don't really have an excuse other then I just got engrossed in other things. Anyway, the brake has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for this story, so updates should be nice and regular.

Every time I try to spell check this, photoshop crashes so if you notice any mistakes, please tell me.
Pencil
I think I will do all pages for this comic in pencil from now on. It takes faaaaar less time than doing the lines in pen and adding computer tones. Also, the softer, more hand drawn look seems to work for Smoke Rings.
Humhun
I can't really think of anything to say... except that I really don't like her face in the last panel! >:C

Oh well.
Oooh, a contest
I'm not that great at poems but I would enter out of love for this comic!
Ruby wants YOU
... to ignore her badly drawn hand.

By the way, sorry for the lack of update last week. I took some time off to sketch out up-coming pages. The idea was that, by taking a week off, I might actually get the next page up on time. But that sort of failed... Instead you get this piece of nonsense. It occurred to me that if the King of Spades knew there were 40 people watching him he would really freak out.

Anyway, THANK YOU!!! It makes me very happy.
Wow MOOSE STATUES!!
That's it, I'm going to TORONTO!! *runs across the atlantic ocean*
Oh, wow
Thirteen fans on Friday the thirteenth!! XD
Two pages in one day! 8O
Well, it is Friday the thirteenth. That seems strangely appropriate for this comic. :)

- Edit -

Haha, my colourful avatar looks so out of place on this dark layout!