Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Eldritch: Lessons 021

What?  No folkloric references?  No random info about nature?  I must be slipping.  Um… I’m sorry I’ve failed you again, here, watch some poorly video taped wolves as compensation: http://youtu.be/TdhJH9cR3AY

Egads, cut it close on this page.  That seems to be happening a lot lately, but life has been busy.  I suppose it’s a spring thing.  While folks south of the equator are slowing down for winter, here, things are warming up and getting set for spring.  There’s hiking to be done, weeding to do, and of course, lots of limbs to remove from ice storms.

Okay, this is the last talking heads page for a wee bit, I promise.  Unfortunately, I tend to run out of room a lot.  You see, I don’t do these comic pages the “Right” way, with the ginormous scanner and huge pages.  I just plot out the layout based upon the script, and print it out, before sketching out the line work.  However, since a lot of what is going on is so dialogue based, I have to make room for all of that text too.  Sadly, this results in talking heads sometimes.  What can I say?  I have to make this stuff on the cheap, and I’m as always, still learning.

Wheeelllp.  End of act one for this chapter I guess.  Anywho, I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter, Ostara, Passover, or other springtime celebration, and I’ll see ya all next Wednesday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Eldritch Moments: Earth Day

 Happy Earth Day!  Why are you on the internet? Go do earthy stuff!

... Okay, okay, I'm sorry for the lameness here. They wouldn't leave me alone until I did this and I am so ashamed of myself. I take no responsibility for Todd's idea of celebrating, and while Maggie's usually a bit more playful, what can I say? Planting trees is srs buisness. But she did say "Right now" so, at least he might have a short later, right?

Also, while most of the Eldritch Moments strips take place during the course of the plot, since I'm only into the beginning of October in the comic, this actually takes place before the start of the comic.

... By the way, the rest of the pickup line is "--the bark to go with it, if you anna show me the same amount of love."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eldritch: Lessons 020

Oh my stars, we have been having freaking amazing thunderstorms here this week.  I love thunderstorms, they’re so freaking pretty.  The bad part is, when there are thunderstorms, I can’t color this because a surge protector isn’t guaranteed protection for the comp.  But, here’s the update anyway.

So, regarding the page… a little of Maggie’s backstory in there.  Poor girl suffers from Disney syndrome: Only one parent.  However, there isn’t a whole lot fo folklore or other infor in here… buuuut, if you need a folklore fix, I updated The Moonlit Pathway on Monday, so if you wanna listen to me yammer into a mic for a while about loup garou, head on over there.

Well, gotta run and get some more stuff done before the storms come back.  Later folks!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eldritch: Lessons 019

I personally really dislike licorice.  But hey, if it smells like licorice yet also repels fleas, it sounds good to me!  I’ve actually grown fennel myself, and not only do I find it to be really lovely, but swallowtail butterflies love it. 

Also, by the way, tomatoes come from the same group of plants that the nightshades are in.  As a result of nightshade’s associations with lycanthropic salves, some varieties were called wolf peaches. (I’ve also heard the folk name “Love apples.”  Dunno where that came from though.)

So, um… I found some neat books at the library yestderday.  And, um…Zuchengtyrannus is a neat dinosaur... And… I guess that’s really all I have to yammer about tonight. 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eldritch: lessosn 018

Sooo, yeah.  We all met Maggie’s mom before we met Maggie.

You know, I’ve kind of been pleased that no one had really yet gone “Hey, Maggie couldn’t have known about that stuff!” back on the 11th page of the first chapter.  It either means no one really gave it much thought, or that you folks kindly trusted that I had it planned out and waited for me to explain.  Regardless, now you all know where Maggie got the info from… but why?  We’ll have to wait and see.

So, um… randomly guys, that house?  That house is a Mary Sue.  No, no really.  You know how everyone at one point in their lives has a power character?  You know, when you’re in hichschool writing fanfiction you will be ashamed of once you reach college?  This is the house equivalent of that character.  I’ve always wanted a house out in the middle of the woods, with a trellised garden, lots of additions to the house, and, most importantly, a tower.  It’s like…. You know the Burrow in Harry Potter?  I wanted to live in a less precariously built version of that, in the woods.