The No Internet Blues

I’m traveling across the country visiting family, and the friend in staying with tonight doesn’t have internet. The comic will be posted tomorrow morning when I can get access to some wifi. Have a picture of the Oklahoma sky in the meantime.

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Delay

Comic will be double posted tomorrow night. I’m out of town, and the hotel doesn’t have wifi (well, doesn’t have free wifi; sorry, but I’m not paying $10 just to post a comic).

Rollin’ and Tumblin’

So I broke down and signed up for a tumblr today. I’ll post links to the comics and answer questions folks might have any whatnot. And probably some non-comic-related stuff as well, because I gotta have some reason for updating another social media site.

So, y’know, feel free to check it out and stuff.

Commissions

So, just for the heck of it, and because apparently I’ve got all the free time in the world (no, I don’t), I’ve decided to see if there’s any interest in commissions out there.

Anyway, here’s how it’d work: there will be a few different options, including size of paper (I’ve got 3″x5″ sketch cards I can use, 8.5″x11″ cardstock, and a rather larger size Bristol board at my disposal). On the sketch cards, I can manage either a simple single-panel comic or a single image of your choosing. On the 8.5″x11″ cardstock, I can do multiple-panel comics or a larger single image of two or three characters. On the Bristol board, multiple-panel comics or a single image with several characters is possible. Each black and white image would have grayscale shading, just like in my daily comics. Sorry, I can’t really do color stuff with pen and paper drawings. Pricing would be as follows:

Sketch Card, Single Image or Single-Panel Comic: $5 plus shipping and handling
Cardstock, Single Image: $10 plus S&H
Cardstock, Comic: $12 plus S&H
Bristol Board, Single Image: $15 plus S&H
Bristol Board, Comic: $20 plus S&H

Shipping costs will depend on your location; costs within the continental United States would obviously be lower than international shipping (since I live in the U.S.).

Now, if you wanted a digital commission, that could also be arranged, and there wouldn’t be any shipping costs involved. I could also manage to do color with a digital image. Prices for that would vary depending on number of characters, number of panels, etc.

Anyone who is interested can contact me at crookedhalo42 [at] yahoo.com to discuss rates, subject matter, etc.

The Sketch a Day Project

So, the 365th day of the Sketch a Day was a pretty freakin’ huge success, if I do say so myself.

My usual page views per day range from somewhere around 20-30. Fifty, on a good day.

But for Sketch 365? I pulled in 448 page views, more than double my previous best day back in April (220 page views that day).

So yeah, I was pretty chuffed about that. Felt good, felt kinda humbling, too, though, ’cause I usually worry that my stuff is pretty half-assed and I constantly second guess myself. To have so many people come and take a look at my stuff and express their enjoyment of it is rather lovely, I think.

The Sketch a Day isn’t going away. I’m enjoying it, and it feels like I’m finally finding a pretty good audience. And honestly, if even a handful of the new visitors stick around, it’ll be nice.

NaNoWriMo Update #9

I think I’m done with the first draft of the novel.

I’m up a bit later than I really should be, considering I haven’t slept much the past two nights, but I was so close to being done, and felt kinda inspired tonight, so I decided to just push on through anyway. I ended up with about 50,100 words or so, give or take.

Admittedly, this is just the first – probably very rough – draft, and it’ll need some other eyes to take a look at it and make some suggestions and help me make sure it makes sense and isn’t complete rubbish.

But hey, I’ve written a novel-length story, or two stories that I’ve stitched together haphazardly into a single story! Huzzah!

NaNoWriMo Update #8

Here we are, mere days away from the end of the month! I am currently sitting at 43,700 words or so, and have every confidence I’ll be sitting at well-over 50,000 by the end of the 30th.

Part 1 is humming along, though my big concern at the moment is making sure the two parts create a cohesive whole. I’ve got a half-dozen editors/proofreaders lined up for when I finally finish the behemoth, and then…

Well, I don’t honestly know what happens after that. Try to find a publisher? Get an agent? Self-publish on Amazon or something similar? I have no idea. I’m not thinking that far ahead right now.