May, 2007

Comment Avatars

Hey guys, quick little update here. There are only three comics left in this storyline, I’ve got them scripted out and just squeezing in time to draw them. I’ve been pretty busy lately with projects, actually drawing stuff, been doing lots of math workbook illustrations, I’ll see if I can get permission to share some of them for fun. Also some educational interactive Flash stuff.

I had planned on drawing up the next comic today but in the time I was suppose to use to do it I got sidetracked making a little script to display avatars next to your names in the comments, heh. What it does is grabs the “favorite” icon from the website you entered, that’s the little icon that appears next to the URL of a website up at the top of your browser. If the site doesn’t have one, the avatar will just be an empty box, and if you don’t have a site entered, then it will default to the Wally and Osborne one:

So more fun with the comments to junk them up with ridiculous posts, smileys and now avatars. Serves me right for not getting the next comics online. I’m on it…

In the News

Knuts Still Cute
The orphaned polar bear that won the hearts of millions and caused some controversy as well is growing up. At 5 months he’s starting to look like a polar bear, and less like a stuffed toy. So far that hasn’t hurt his popularity too much as he’s still drawing in the crowds and setting his way to be an icon for preserving a species. CNN has a recent video at Yahoo.

Indiarctica Part 3
India is set to build their third station in Antarctica. They are going to “defy international opinion and set up a base in a planned Antarctic protected area to research the prehistoric origins of a Hindu holy river”. “The Godavari (River) would have flowed there about 130 million years ago when the continent was part of the Gondwana land-mass.” Hmm. Here’s one of the articles on it.

Arctic Seal Decides Florida Is the Perfect Place To Go To Retire & Die
Well, the arctic bearded seal, normally found near the north pole, that wandered down to a Florida canal has died. A day after being “rescued”. Scientists really don’t know why the seal ended up down there. I’m assuming the excellent country clubs. Article here.

The Boids

Hey, how about some more birds in comics?

A friend and fellow cartoonist, Larry Merrill, just launched a new Webcomic called The Boids. He’s handling art while Steve Campbell writes the funny. Go check it out, it’s fresh on the scene today with a big chunk of eight comics already available to read on the front page.

He’s also using the excellent new version of ComicPress. 😉

Just Doing Some Spring Cleaning Here

Hey guys, I’ve got the new comic inked and about half colored. I was going to finish it up today but I’m not feeling so hot. So instead I’ve been updating the site to the new version of ComicPress I created recently for people that want to publish a Webcomic using the popular WordPress blogging software. The site has some new features such as this separate blog I’m typing in now, a little way to give you some updates when I’m not posting a comic or to put some news on the front page that doesn’t slip away so quickly.

There’s also some new archiving and searching abilities that take more advantage of WordPress.