< Piro >
Monday - November 27, 2000
Sometimes i do draw things from real life. I remember being somewhat self conscious in a shoujo section of a bookstore in Ginza, then turning around to knock over a display of shoujo manga with my camera bag. (sigh) comic imitating life...
Well, so much for my vacation. I spent the last two days of it suffering from a sinus headache that I know damn well is the result of the crappy weather we've been having here in Michigan. I wish it would just snow. This cold soaking rain bit is enough to depress anyone. :)
I'm trying to decide if I actually made good on some of my plans for the weekend. I did, more or less. T-shirt designs are almost done, it just took longer to do the b4k4 painting than I planned. Also, I didn't get hardly any web design work done for Megatokyo itself - except for some new banners in the links section. I spent a good deal of time Friday fixing up the 'wanderings' section of fredart. The plan for that section was that once a week i would add at least three new links to Japanese CG art sites that I found particularly decent. I also took care of a few code fixes here and there - small stuff, really. Oh, and I did manage to get today's strip done. ^_^
I'm going to keep today's rant a bit short because I have a lot to do today (yea, what else is new?) Someone commented to me in an email that the plot for megatokyo is great even if it does go 'walkabout' from time to time. Y'know, thats a really good term for it. Even tho a story, book or novel really is best when comprised of three parts - beginning, middle and end, a online comic like this is more analogous to real life. Things happen in due course. You kinda know where you are going, but things pop out of nowhere that sometimes are just little points of interest, and other times are major turning points that change everything. We've kept the story flexible and pliable for those reasons.
I know i promised that t-shirt designs would be ready today - as usual, I'm a little late. The plan is to release three shirts - a Kimiko shirt, a Erika shirt and a Fredart shirt (which will be the b4k4quake image). I need to do another Erika drawing before I can finish her shirt - i really don't like the color drawing i did of her.
Anyone want a ping shirt? ^_^ Yuki? Seraphim? Oh... Largo and Piro? Pah. who wants two guys on a shirt? Largo and Piro are rather worthless and just aren't worth the energy to paint them. Perhaps Megatokyo should go the way of Idol Project... no male characters at all! Woo!
Now that would be fun to draw. :)