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Comment on page 847 - major scientific research of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Jul 2016 06:39 am
To the surprise of... maybe two or three sheep herders in Central Asia who've not only never heard of me but webcomics in general, the upcoming Conventional Wisdom update is kicking my butt. I debated pushing the second update of this week back to Saturday, for fear that I wouldn't be able to get a second page finished on time while doing so much else. But NO! I said, making a really determined pose, Doing two day-late pages in a row just wasn't an option, I HAD to get a page up on Friday!

...and as it turns out, I couldn't quite get a new page finished on time after all. I'm, well, about to pass out, so I figured I'd go ahead and slap some text on this while I still remember how to type. I'll have the final version up as soon as I've gotten a bit of sleep.

Sadly, though, I won't be getting another Voting Incentive up today. There's just too much other stuff to get done over the next couple of days for me to add that to the mix. If nothing else, though, the delay on Tuesday's page means that SOME of you might not have seen the old one yet, so here's your chance!

EDIT: Okay, not only is it colored in, but I kinda sorta forgot to include Bridget in the background AGAIN first time around. Thankfully, I was able to slip her in her proper place this time. (I'm gonna have to do something nice for the kid to make up for all this disrespect)
Comment on page 846 - Someone mention me? of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 20 Jul 2016 07:20 pm
Oh crap! I forgot, I was going to put pronunciation keys for the more "futuristic" names in the new character profiles!

I've been pronouncing "Rheiko" pretty much the way you would pronounce the Japanese name "Reiko", only with a breathier "R" (hence the "h")

There's always the possibility that I could be wrong about my own creation, though. It's happened before. (I was saying Dr. Jarre's name wrong for a loooong time. She's partially named after French musician Jean Michel Jarre, and being French, I just assumed his last name was pronounced "jar-AY" ...but NOPE! Turns out the e's actually silent, and the name is just "jar")
Comment on page 846 - Someone mention me? of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 20 Jul 2016 11:46 am
*sits back and watches the comments*

Ahhh, it's so much fun to see them speculating...
Comment on page 846 - Someone mention me? of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Jul 2016 07:39 pm
Well THIS is embarrassingly late, and only half finished. Just in case you missed the note I added to the previous page, I seem to have caught the crud at Hoshicon, cos I've felt like SWEATY GARBAGE every since I got back. Hence, a day late, half-finished comic. Hopefully I'll have the colored version up by tomorrow morning. And also the new Voting Incentive (which, as an additional embarrassment, I actually DID get drawn on time, but couldn't get around to coloring) With all these delays, I'm tempted to just say that the other page for this week will go up on Saturday instead of Friday. I do kinda need the extra time to get to work on all these Conventional Wisdom comics, after all. I dunno, we'll see.

Oh, and just to show how out of it I've been, the original idea for this page was for it to be a continuation of Stilez galloping along from the last page, only stopping when she picked up Vengeance's creepy vibes... and it took me a lot longer than it should have to remember that Stilez has already MET Vengeance and had not problem with him. So, last minute, ground up rewrite to be a Tax/Avatar page instead. Fun times.

EDIT: Okay! New Voting Incentive is finally up!
Comment on Hoshicon 2016: July 15th - 17th of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 14 Jul 2016 08:04 am
(Because I haven't slept for a while and being tired makes me worry about irrational things and I'm suddenly terrified of some kid going to Reddit or Tumblr or whatever complaining about that one webcomic that hates that one YouTube show, let me take a moment to point out that I have nothing against references to Game Grumps... I'm just not making any Sad Hoshi jokes specifically)

Well, time for my second new con of 2016: Hoshicon! The odd thing is, part of me feels like I've already BEEN to Hoshi at this point. A lot of Conventional Wisdom merch was sold here even when I wasn't there for it, and Triad was in the same hotel that Hoshi was that year. Time finally go all the way and come that much closer to attending EVERY con in the state!

So, if you've never seen Conventional Wisdom before (this IS a new con, after all), there'll be a big batch of journal comics about everything I do at the con in... about a week or so after the con ends (and a second batch of comics for Patreon a week or so after that). If you HAVE seen Conventional Wisdom before, this update will probably be a little different from the past year or so, since I don't have a SINGLE panel to host or Artist Alley table to watch. That's right, folks! NOT ONE SINGLE COMIC OF ME COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW I HAVE TO SIT AT A TABLE! I'm not even sure I REMEMBER how to draw anything else!
Comment on page 845 - Books of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 14 Jul 2016 06:29 am
Why oh WHY did I try to do this page for today? This page needed to be something I could bust out in no time so that I could focus on packing for Hoshicon, and what did I do? A page with an entire bookshelf of askew text to inset! Yeah, I''m not at all pleased with how sloppy the lettering is in the first panel, but that's literally the best I could do in the time I had. Oh well.

Also, I kinda screwed up Tuesday's page a bit. The bottom panel was SUPPOSED to show Bridget sitting grumpily in a big pile of junk food bags... but as I mentioned there, I couldn't come up with enough outlandish snackfoods, so I cut out the extra pile in the background. Alas, I forgot to give Bridget something else to do afterwards, as if she doesn't have enough to be grumpy about right now. Well, at least Blip seems to have given her an idea.

Anyway, yeah, as you read this I'll be at Hoshicon, and I'm sorry to say that I was NOT able to get a new Voting Incentive done before I left. Sorry! I'll try to be back at full speed on Tuesday!

7/19 EDIT: Yoy'll notice the lack of a new comic thus far. Sorry, but I'm trying to stave off some con crud or something and just don't have a page ready yet. I'll try to have SOMETHING ready by this afternoon, though it might not be ready fully colored in until sometime tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, gang, but this ones honestly not ENTIRELY my fault.
Comment on page 844 - *burp* of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Jul 2016 09:34 am
Yes, I'm sticking by my mad insistence that all the ship's controls are located entirely in the Cap's big 'ol ship wheel. Also, it can project holograms now. THE FUTURE!

So, I was trying to come up with a bunch of really outlandish sounding imaginary snack foods for Stilez to be eating... and honestly, it was really hard to come up with anything without real world precedent. If it exists, some mad fool somewhere has tried deep frying it or making a potato chip out of it. In the end, I just went with call-backs to older comics instead. That's probably more rewarding anyway.

Also, to the surprise of absolutely no one, I don't have today's Voting Incentive finished yet. This time I can blame trying to get extra comics done to cover my trip to Hoshicon ...which ALSO aren't done yet. Things being as they are, I MIGHT not have a new Incentive at all on Friday. It all depends on how much other stuff I can get done ahead of schedule this week. And depending on how the Conventional Wisdom update goes afterwards, next Tuesday might possibly be incentive-less as well, it's hard to say. You don't have to worry about TODAY'S, though, it'll be up as soon as I get it colored in.

OH! And just in case you missed my last-minute note last time: I finally put the new cast pages up! ...except not "finally". The hold up was new profile art for all the characters, and that's still not done yet. But all the profile text is up, and that's better than nothing!

EDIT: THERE! New Voting Incentive is up!
Comment on 2015 Voting Incentives - page 40 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Jul 2016 07:58 am
Yes, somehow I actually forgot to post TWO old incentives in that last batch. Man, now I'm thinking I need to browse through the Photobucket files and see if there's any MORE stuff I forgot about somewhere.

Anyway, this one's another attempt at doing some unusual posing... and as usual, the anatomy really got away from me. T think the biggest problem here is that none of the details on Layla's midriff properly convey a sense that her torso is twisting like a normal human's would. Instead, it looks more like there's a single joint below her chest where her whole body suddenly shifts, like a broken GI Joe. Ouch.

Well, this is DEFINITELY the last of that batch of Voting Incentives. Up next, another trip to Patreon Town and the start of another pretty important series!
Comment on 2015 Voting Incentives - page 39 of Far Out There: Incentive & Patreon Gallery
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Jul 2016 07:51 am
Whoops! This page was supposed to go a lot earlier in the lineup, but somehow it got left out of the file transfer. I COULD bump the page back to its proper place... but then I'd have to renumber all the other pages, so nope. It gets tacked on the end of the group instead.

Anyway, this is what Tabitha looks like whenever there isn't some science around for her to science with (or if there aren't any other characters for her to dress up in cutesy costumes)
Comment on page 843 - a few feet away of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 09 Jul 2016 05:45 am
You know, I actually WAS wondering if anyone might have forgotten who Dr. Jarre was after all this time. Looks like I need to listen to my doubts more!

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