Blitzkrieg1701

Blitzkrieg1701

Real Name: Simon Ladd
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Web Site: http://www.faroutthere.com

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Far Out There
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Conventional Wisdom
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Comment on page 726 - harming children is hilarious of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Apr 2015 09:19 pm
Maybe in all the excitement he forgot to charge the batteries?
Comment on page 726 - harming children is hilarious of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Apr 2015 11:39 am
I'm sure nothing bad will result from Tax getting hit in the face with a heavy object. Nothing whatsoever. I mean, when has hitting Tax in the face with something EVER ended badly?

Also, we've got a new Voting Incentive that's not only cute, but also happens to hint at what caused the page was so late today (sorry about that)

EDIT: DANG IT! I forgot to do Disonar's hair again!
Comment on Real Life Filler of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Apr 2015 12:08 pm
Wow, a filler page that's actually ABOUT something. Been a long time since THAT happened, huh?

But yeah, suddenly things got really frickin' complicated, right when I was already getting busy. For those of you who don't know, I'm FINALLY gonna get back into doing Artist Alley stuff at this year's Animazement. And since I've been out of the game for a while, that means I've got a LOT of stuff that never got done (if I don't have a deadline to meet, it doesn't get finished). So, of course, that's when arrangements for the NEXT convention had to get all wonky, right?

The funny thing is, it terms of actual time and energy, Animazment's To Do List still dwarfs Otakon's. All the problems there are of the Hotel Room or Panel Hosting variety, and there's still plenty of time to sort it all out. BUUUUUUUUT they're also things that involve making plans with other people, and anything that involves actual interaction with other human beings will always be the more stressful thing for me.
Comment on page 725 - yet more explosion of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Apr 2015 09:23 am
I really don't think I need to be doing any drawing tutorials, and not just because of the time question (though that's a valid point). The truth is, I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing myself. A LOT of the time (heck, this very page is a prime example) I end up scrambling for reference photos to help me get the poses slightly less awkward. I'm not sure illuminating a guide with numerous instances of "and then I looked this up somewhere else" would actually be. Sorry!
Comment on page 725 - yet more explosion of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 21 Apr 2015 02:04 pm
There's a reason so many cartoonists just stick to the "two people sitting on a couch" format: actually getting human bodies to bend and twist realistically is HARD!

(and it doesn't help that this is another page I did without the benefit of a rough draft. It dawned on me at the last minute that this was a good chance to have Skye pop up again earlier than planed, so I had to whip up a new page on the fly)
Comment on page 725 - yet more explosion of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 21 Apr 2015 09:12 am
Oh right! Skye's a character who was in this storyline! Remember her? It's kinda sad that I'm having to pull a "hey, remember this character?" moment in a story that actually started out being ABOUT her.

But yeah, in cause anyone was wondering what happened to Skye after Trigger did his little Tarzan dive into the fray, here ya go. She's too sensible to just leap blinding from a REALLY dangerous height, so she's been taking the long way around. (And let's not forget, she's also trying to avoid those cops that both she and Astrid still seem to think are outside... SOMEWHERE)

Also, the thought occurs that smoking debris raining down from above is probably like a snow day for Stilez.

And last but not least, new Voting Incentive!
Comment on page 724 - at least three colors of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Apr 2015 06:58 pm
Dude, even setting the part where I gain some page visits, finally being done with school feels AWESOME.
Comment on page 724 - at least three colors of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Apr 2015 03:12 pm
Stilez isn't very good at remembering if she's seen people before, so she always greets everyone like it's the first time.
Comment on page 724 - at least three colors of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Apr 2015 04:07 am
To be fair, it must be kept in mind that I only know how to draw, like, five faces.
Comment on page 724 - at least three colors of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 17 Apr 2015 06:58 am
And now, COLORS AND EXPLOSIONS! ...because I'm hoping flashy spectacle will distract you all from how much the plot has been running in circles lately. *sigh* I've learned some really important writing tricks over the course of this arc:

1. Don't do any more stories with three or four plots trying to happen all at once. A single main plot with a couple of sub-plots that are clearly subordinate to it? Sure, but that's now what ended up happening here. We started off with what looked like a story for Trigger, then suddenly Layla's story took over everything, and THEN Stilez showed up and put the brakes on everything, and all the while Ichabod and Avatar try desperately get an occasional line of dialog... I'm just saying it would have taken a lot more rewrites than I can ever give myself time for (I mean, look how many hours late this page is)

2. If you MUST insist on doing a story as complicated to write as this, DON'T INTRODUCE A WALKING ACTION SEQUENCE HALFWAY THROUGH. There's a reason so much of Stilez's antics have been off screen recently. I was already frazzled from trying (and failing) to keep all the perspective shifts and character entrances straight, but page after page of dynamic action sequences too? I run out of brain pretty quick trying to do all that at once, and the hardest one to draw tends to be the one that's first to go. I mean, let's face it, my artistic skills are naturally directed towards people talking and making faces at each other. Jumping around and punching things? I gotta clear my schedule of all distractions before getting into that.

Well, enough of my venting (yeesh, isn't that what I have Twitter for?) Let's have a New Voting Incentive that's... actually, it's almost as sad as Tuesday's, if you stop and think about it for a second.

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