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Comment on page 666 - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Aug 2014 05:46 pm
We interupt your regularly scheduled comic for THE DEVIL
COMIC STORYLINE CAN WAIT, HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET A CHANCE TO DRAW YOUR SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIXTH PAGE? This calls for Demon Girls and Pentagrights and Vengeance ghosts! (Not pictured is Ichabod objecting that connecting this kind of generic devil imagery with what may or may not even be the number mentioned in the Book of Revelation suggests a very shallow and incomplete understanding of apocalyptic scripture. You'll thank me.) It's silly, I know, but I've been waiting to do something crazy for this page pretty much all year...

...which makes it REALLY frustrating that the actual page ended up being so rushed. If you've been keeping an eye on the Far Out There Facebook page, you've already heard all this, but my scanner died on me the other night. Obviously, I've got a replacement now, but it meant spending the better part of yesterday getting it and actually making it WORK rather than drawing anything. Sooooooo, the comic ended up getting bashed out with WAY less polish than I would have liked. Case in point, all those generic bumps on the ground were supposed to be creepy skulls, but that would have taken, like, TIME. And just to add insult to injury, the Internet went out last night too, so even after all that scrambling, I couldn't get the page online. Geez, it's almost like the page that literally bears the mark of the dark one was CURSED or something...

Fun Fact: the top panel there is a leftover from a separate trashed page. I wanted to have a page of Avatar piecing together what Skye was planning despite Trigger's frantic objections. We haven't seen her do much lately, and most of what she HAS done was just reacting to something else Ichabod did, so I wanted to give her a moment of her own... except when I wrote it out, it ended up looking like a total rehash of that scene we just had between Trigger and Ichabod. That kind of defeated the point of the whole thing, so... HEY! Speaking of deleted scenes: New Voting Incentive!
Comment on page 665 - well hellow again of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2014 05:24 pm
SS: Oh, there's more than that one page, just not a LOT more.

Stefan: The universe itself seems to enjoy getting in Layla's way.
Comment on page 665 - well hellow again of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2014 08:42 am
Well now, she sure rebounds quickly. And you know what? Good for her! A schlub like Captain No-Pants clearly isn't worth feeling bad over.

Speaking of Lady-Who-Still-Doesn't-Actually-Have-A-Name-Yet, that second panel was HARD to do. I mean, the first page after a long convention break is always a bit tricky, since I need to get back in the groove, but this was CRAZY. I even got so far as throwing out a fully inked version and starting over from scratch because her pose just wasn't working. So, long story short, that's why this page is back to the usual super-lateness.

But something ELSE is back to usual too! WE HAVE NEW VOTING INCENTIVES AGAIN!!!!!!! So go vote and see! You still remember how, right?
Comment on page 663 - band name band name band name of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 16 Aug 2014 01:55 am
And that STILL isn't all of them
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 10 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 09:39 pm
I play a lot of Bullet Hell stuff, so I thought I was used to screen-filling pandemonium. But man, even by those usual standards, there is a LOT of stuff going on in that game!
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 9 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 09:35 pm
Next time the punishment will be more severe.
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 5 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 09:32 pm
Well, statistically speaking, the odds are good that SOME staffer is getting caught behind the crowd. I could still shout it and be correct about SOMEONE. :)
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 21 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 12:12 pm
Yup, Servo's broken again, though it's nowhere hear as bad as last time. I can still carry him around as is, the mouth just doesn't work. Still, I'm hoping to have everything fixed up by the next con.

Which brings us to the end of this update! I do believe this just set a new record for longest set of comics yet... and let me tell ya, it sure felt like it. You can bet the next few updates will be shorted than this one, especially since there's gonna be a LOT of 'em. First up: tiltEXPO in September!

In the meantime, I've got some new Convetnional Wisdom projects in the works, so be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for more on that. In fact, just go like the Facebook page anyway 'cos it's a thing you should do, right?

Anyway... I gonna go sleep a LOT...
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 21 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 12:00 pm
No, it stands for "I shouldn't be trying to form words after being awake for this long: :)
Comment on Otakon 2014 - page 20 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 15 Aug 2014 11:55 am
That's how I cope with the vast majority of events in my life, actually... Eer, the making geeky jokes part, I mean, not the rolling everything into a large ball... although now that you mention it...

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