< Piro >
Tuesday - October 10, 2000
Yea, somethin has to give today - and I'm afraid that it's the rant ^_^ Not that I ever have a shortage of things the chitter about, it's just that I don't have a lot of time to type much of anything this morning. I've already been to a 7am gathering and I have a pretty stiff deadline for tomorrow night. happy happy, joy joy.
Not to mention tomorrow's comic. Thankfully I'm a little ahead on that - the sketches i did for it last night made me chuckle. I should be able to finish it fairly early tonight.
Oh, and regarding Monday's episode. First off, I really DID finish it pretty early on Sunday. Largo usually posts them around midnight his time (which is 1 am here) - but the doof fell asleep and i had to post it myself in the morning. Gomen. It's all largo's fault. :P
Go easy on him - he had a hard week.
Secondly, I asked the question in the forums regarding the use of brackets to differentiate between Japanese text and English text. I experimented with using different fonts, italics, and even Japanese text w/subtitles (which was too unruly). The consensus I gathered was that brackets were clearest, so I have changed mondays and Friday's comics back to their bracketed goodness. I guess I like them better myself.
I also finally fixed a problem with the MT code that has been bugging both largo and I for months - that extra space between the header and the comic. Turns out there was an extra "br" tag in the table, between "tr" tags. Ah, Much MUCH better.
As you can see from the screenshot, I've managed to fix up and color the image and design for the 'speak l33t' t-shirt. largo and I have been trying to line up exactly how and who the shirts will be printed by all week. I *really* want this to be a nice shirt/sweatshirt. If we can't manage any other alternatives, we will have a variation of this for a white or grey t-shirt available via CafePress by the end of the week. The CafePress stuff is nice, but i really want a darker shirt, and they can't do that for us yet.
Anyhoo, i hope you like the design. And pay no attention to my cluttered desktop. :)
Lastly, I did a little gift art of Bimbo and Ralph for Poe over at Exploitation Now - which was a hella lota fun to draw. I get a real kick out of Exploitation Now - just enough ribald humor without crossing that taste line that Clay's THL stuff does. :) And I remember doing a grafitti peice for a senior prank at my high school too... ah, the joy of Krylon. Thanks Poe.
Ah, not so much of a rant today as a ramble. Be good people, tomorrow's strip should be pretty funny, as we discover more of piro and largo's bad habits. :)