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My on going webcomic Misericordia is back with part 3 of Suppression. As seems typical for me, I had it nearly finished when I decided to go back and redo the whole thing. I like this iteration of issue three a lot more, and my new workflow was a lot faster. The comic updates every Tuesday and Thursday, so this issue should finish up around the beginning of July.
P.S, I've also added a recap of the on going story, so check that too!
I've have decided to upgrade from the old Blogger site and have opened up this new site on Squarespace. All the old content was migrated over, and hopefully everything is nice and clean and professional looking.
I have invited to Constellation 8 as their toastmaster and this seemed like a good time to reevaluate and put things in order. If you're attending, please say hello. I will probably be a nervous wreck, I'm not the best at pubic stuff. I have a few new pieces in the art show.
Hope to see you there!
Tabby purposely cut himself shaving every morning.It's going through a few more passes before I send it to someone for a final edit. I will be posting the cover art and information on where to purchase soon!
It wasn’t out of sadness or some desire to harm himself. Well, maybe to harm himself a little, but not for the reason most people would think. Tabby wanted a mark on himself, a place that was open. In the small town he lived in, everyone was closed mouthed and insular. No one expressed their feelings. That’s why Tabby felt the unconscious need to open himself up. If Tabby had lived on one of the coasts, in a larger city, he might have been into ritual scarification, but he lived in the Midwest and no one had ever been told that such a thing existed. If he lived on the coast, he would probably be in place where people didn’t hold their feelings in so much and maybe wouldn’t have had the desire to slice himself open. This irony was lost on Tabby because he wasn’t aware of it in the first place.
The small town Tabby lived in was called Fleshlight, after a popular sex toy. That wasn’t the original name of the place, the town had voted to change its name in order to win a contest. As a result, everyone moving into Fleshlight was given a welcome basket of fruit and sex toys. There was a warehouse on the north end of town full of the things. The town had won a thirty year supply. Tabby had never used his. It sat still wrapped in the basket of fruit he had been given when he first moved in. The basket sat underneath a pile of old cat toys. the fruit was black and had liquefied. It collected in the bottom of the cellophane package. The Fleshlight looked like a whale breaching from a black sea.
Tabby’s live-in girlfriend was named Whiskers. He had met her at the Fleshlight Community College (FCC) where they both were attending a course on Biomechanical Engineering. They were lab partners. The first weeks of class they had used their practice Mini-Looms to make little things, simple protein chains and such. Before long, they had made a few replicas of chicken breasts and horsechops. Tabby had a hard time with the theory, but Whiskers helped him through it. For the final, they had to build a working B-Dog. He really needed to pass this class, he was told that he had to have a degree to get any kind of work in town. His money was running out, and he really didn’t want to move back with his parents in RedTube.
I'm experimenting with selling prints on Deviant because a) I'd like to get my work out there and b) I need cash dollars. So you can head over and by this just in time for Xmas!
|A Santa Walked or Stumbled|
You should also check out a panel I do with some friends called Only the Finest Cinema, where we show clips and talk about weirdo movies we love. That's Saturday night at 10PM.
I designed the the slides. Here is an example:
Hope to see you there!
I've been diving into digital painting lately. It's been very rewarding:
So look for more content here, I think will be deleting my Twitter. I never particularity used it.
That said, Misericorida is going well, and I think I improved a lot of elements since the first creaky story. I've been doing some regular writing for a separate project. I will post some excerpts as soon as I have something polished to show off.
I'm working away at the next Misericordia story titled, Suppression. I've had the core of the idea for some time, but I finally cracked how to get to that story through the characters. Entanglement was a huge lesson in a lot of things and I hope I am putting that to good use.
Finishing up the first story of Misericordia was quite an experience. Two complete pages a week was a lot of work, and a lot of last minute scrambling on my part. I did a hurried rewrite a few pages in and lost my backlog of pages in the process. I'm rethinking my workflow for the second part. I'm also preparing part one for a print edition. Stay tuned for that.
Currently, I'm documenting my progress on Misericordia in lieu of regular story updates. Check it out: http://theendofallsuffering.com/.