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Comment on Anime USA 2016: October 21st - 23rd of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Oct 2016 04:04 pm
WHEW! If I try to do two cons in the same month again, somebody slap me... ESPECIALLY if one of those cons involves Artist Alley, which this year's AUSA will again. That's right! I'll be selling stuff all weekend, so come on down and buy some crap! Ease the pain of all this stress and exhaustion with MONEY! LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY!

*ahem* Sorry about that, I get a little irritable when I've gone as many days without sleep as I have this month. So, it should come as no surprise that AUSA is going to be Conventional Wisdom's last con of the year. Well, okay, Ichibancon starts in December before spilling over into January, but I've been so wrapped up in getting through this month that I haven't even STARTED planning for that yet. Either way, these AUSA comic will be the last big update of 2016... BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE WON'T STILL BE COMICS! Weekly filler comic will pick back up to give you all your fix, AND there's still plenty of additional content coming on Patreon! Heck, there'll be MORE content on Patreon once I don't have as many back to back roadtrips to keep organized! So if you haven't already started donating money there, now's the perfect time to start! Remember, even the bare minimum of just $1 a month gets you access of all the new comics, INCLUDING the extra AUSA comis that'll go up a week or so after the main update! MONEY! GIVE ME MONEY!!! *ahem* Sorry again...
Comment on page 874 - Quality Programing of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Oct 2016 02:49 pm
Two pages up at midnight in a row! This one's not quite as impressive as last time, since this is the "posted days earlier to cover a convention trip" page, but still! Sadly, I must report that I did NOT manage to get next Tuesday's page drawn in advance this time, so it's pretty much for certain that I won't manage to keep the streak going a third page in a row.

Anyway, how's this for a weird set of milestones: Jamilla's appeared several times over the years, but this is the first time we've seen her name appear in the comic, whereas Parker's NAME has popped up in several comics, but this is the first time we've actually had a face to connect to it.
Comment on page 873 - Insert hair-related pun of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 17 Oct 2016 11:32 pm
...which is still the most conceptually coherent option
Comment on page 873 - Insert hair-related pun of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 17 Oct 2016 09:30 pm
*GASP* A page going up at midnight? And it's NOT one I posted days in advance to go up automatically during a con? WOW!'s the page right BEFORE a con, big difference! Yes, friends, I've got one more convention to get through, and then I'm basically free to hunker down at home and work on comic stuff HERE for the rest of the year. Get a head start of Christmas stuff, finally start posting those Patreon comics I've been tinkering with, update some website stuff (especially where the looming SmackJeeves update is concerned) all that jazz! We've just gotta make it through the weekend, that's all...

Speaking of which, I'm just gonna call it right now: there won't be a new Voting Incentive on Friday, but there IS one for right now!
Comment on page 872 - bags of breakfast of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 14 Oct 2016 04:50 am
Considering that being a scientist is all about observing things and recording the results of experiments, you'd think Tabitha would be a little better at taking a hint.

So this is the page I accidentally started working on Monday night. You'd THINK that would have meant I'd have it up online earlier than usual as a result, but no. I had to dive straight into working on stuff for AUSA the second I got that big AWA update finished, so here I am, late as usual. I'll be hunkered down with a giant stack of paper over the weekend getting extra pages ready to cover the AUSA trip, so hopefully THOSE will at least be up on time.

Oh, and speaking of thing not being up on time, get this: I actually did get a new Voting Incentive finished and online before midnight... just in time for Photobucket to do some site maintenance that seems to have crashed the whole site. So I have no idea what, if anything, you'll actually see if you go vote. Never a dull moment, right?

EDIT: Okay, Photobucket still seems to be having hiccups, so I went ahead and moved today's incentive to another host. It should work alright now. (Just between you and me, once I finally get the SmackJeeves-based incentive gallery up to date, I'm gonna start experimenting with new, alternate ways of hosting those images)
Comment on page 871 - Add that to the list of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Oct 2016 09:57 pm
Ed8: Don't forget, Ichabod's actively trying to get Stilez off the ship, while Tabitha seems bent on getting her wound up... at least that how it looks to the Cap'n. For the moment, at least, that makes Tabitha more worthy of financial punishment in his eyes.

Besides, Cap'n Crosby would never rip off a passenger through sneaky lies... he overcharges his passengers right to their face! :D
Comment on page 871 - Add that to the list of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Oct 2016 09:20 am
Well, there'll be a fresh version of this page waiting when you do :)
Comment on page 871 - Add that to the list of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 11 Oct 2016 08:14 am
Well, another Conventional Wisdom update is done, and you know what that means! Another late, half-finished update over here, and another lame, half-baked excuse about it from me! Actually, I take that last part back. Today's excuse is actually kind of novel, if even more embarrassing than usual. See, when I finally emerged from my post-comic-binge coma and shambled out of bed, I... um... kind of started drawing Friday's page instead of today's. I actually made some pretty good progress before realizing I'd missed an important step. That's probably gonna come in handy in a few days, seeing as now I'm gonna be out of town this weekend, buuuuuuut it did absolutely insure that I wouldn't have the REAL page done on time today. So, here's your half-finished rough draft, and I'll have the finished version (and a new Voting Incentive) up later. Sorry!

And just so I'll have said SOMETHING about the actual comic... I really like that Xal-Gox Coke Bottle in the background. I gotta remember to use that more often.
Comment on Anime Weekend Atlanta - page 18 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 10 Oct 2016 02:41 pm
I'm still not sure exactly what what happened here. Did the card header flip out over the fact that, technically, I'd parked during a different month? I dunno, it doesn't really matter because PEOPLE CAN BE AWESOME.

Well, that's all for AWA 2016! Hope you liked it! Even with all the hurricane-related delays (it's hard to edit comics with no power) I guess this is STILL one of the fastest updates I've ever gotten out the door... which is a darn good thing, since I'M GOING TO ANIME USA NEXT WEEK!!! I'll be in Artist Alley too, so be sure to come down and buy something!

...and speaking of money, an extra batch of AWA comics will be up on Patreon this weekend! All it takes is $1 a month to read 'em all right away, and you can even read LAST year's AWA comics in the public gallery to make sure it'll be worth your hard-earned money!

Well, see ya'll in, like, a week and a half... uuuuuuuugh...
Comment on Anime Weekend Atlanta - page 17 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 10 Oct 2016 02:33 pm
Man, it's a REALLY good thing I wound up watching the new Digimon Tri episodes at the crack of dawn before this panel, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to cackle maniacally at the poor saps who didn't know what they were in for.

I have a lot of issues with Tri (pacing, character consistency, what the heck they think they're doing about 02) but it's kind of a backhanded compliment that I have those complaints, since I wouldn't think so hard if they hadn't done SUCH a good job at making this "Digimon for Grown-Ups"

Oh, and look! The Cameo Kids!

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