AGAIN I RISE FROM MY GRAVE TO SPREAD MY GLORY. I-it's been over a year since my last sign of existence on the internet, huh. :D() (And even longer since I last updated this website...) The previous layout wasn't even ever finished, but here I am now with a new one! I had actually started working on this July of last year, but the front illustration took forever to complete because after a certain point I found it very difficult to trudge further on it (particularly painting the details on the mansion and the cobblestone), and even after that was done I found even less motivation to code the HTML. Whatever, in any case, it's over and done with, so um, no worries!
So I guess I should explain myself? :<a
Well there was of course the whole thing with living in Japan for a year. While I had originally intended to continue work on my comic and website while I was there, it turned out that I'd had rather spend my time fulfilling my role as a foreign tourist the whole time I was there. W-whoops. :<
But now the problem is that I came back nearly a year ago, July 2007. So what was I doing that whole time? Well I hadn't been completely ignoring my art and comic because I had actually gone to a few conventions during the past few months promoting my work. But as for not putting anything on the website, well, it was kind of a mix of shame and uncertainty. Shame because I had nothing to really show for myself in excuse for my absence, and uncertainty because if I were to update then I had better write something to clarify when exactly I would be able to fully resume my work on the comic. I didn't have a clear answer for that, so I guess I felt that it'd be better not to say anything just yet because I didn't want to give anybody more false hopes and missed deadlines. :\
In addition I had also moved out of my mom's house into an apartment closer to school, partly because Japan had spoiled me with providing me a sense of independence, but mostly because my little brother had taken over my room in my mom's house leaving only the living room to me. :D() So there was the whole period of adjustment as well as greater responsibilities which I had to balance next to school and stuff.
However, what finally got me motivated to update my site and get back into work had probably something to do the last big bundle of responsibility: my lil' buddy Rupert, the three-month-old Maine Coon I adopted from a cat lady in the mountains. Aw man, such a sweet lil' guy, so spunky and affectionate, but also so snarky and snobby! He's kind of a food whore, but in a way that makes me proud as a fellow food whore. :D() The downside is that in three months I'm probably gonna have to reinspect my life once I catch myself cooking a chicken mushroom souffle while Rupert sits impatiently at the table wearing a bib with a knife and fork in his paws. 8(
I'd been undergoing toilet-training with him over the past two weeks (toilet-training as in actual toilet-toilet-training, because he had already been trained to use a litter box before) and it's causing me endless amounts of stress and grief, but also moments of triumph inbetween. Right now he's using a litter-box-ish thing that's sitting in the toilet; it's got a hole of about four inches in diameter in the middle and although he'd been pretty tripped out about it before, he's pretty okay with using it now, and I hadn't had to scoop for the past four days now since it all goes straight down through the hole into the toilet. ;D
Cute, smart, but also, um, kind of expensive?? I won't say how much he was (hint: he's a purebred), but basically I had to promise myself that in order to keep Rupert I had to get my ass in gear and start doing something about my life. So, here I am. I mean, I had been working on stuff on and off for the past several months, really I had, but I just never got that last push to really get the ball rolling, so I guess you've got Rupert to thank for that.
So what now? Well I'd like to focus on getting Unit 2 started for my comic, but I'd also like to take up a few commission jobs. I've got a Commissions section on my site now that's got a pretty thorough breakdown of my system, and I am very free for jobs, so if anybody's got anything they want drawn, please drop me a note!
Anyway, Rupert says hi. :D