Log in

Ad Astra Per Audentia

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> The Bunny System
> profile
> previous 20 entries

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
1:28 am - Playing with fire here!
A new Sarah & Abra, and, if you're 4chan-savvy, an extremely, extremely subtle attempt to see what I could and couldn't slip past the newspaper.

Seeing as people at the newspaper seemed unable to use the internet for anything other than Facebook and buying shoes online, I got away with pretty much everything. Except one! I'll point it out when the time comes.

(3 comments | comment on this)

Monday, July 10th, 2017
11:58 pm - New S&A!
And on time for a change, too!

(3 comments | comment on this)

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
11:27 pm - Fantabulous.
Well, I set the autoupdate to work while I was gone for the Fourth.

The good news is, it worked!
The bad news is, the post went up without an IMAGE.

In any case, it's fixed now.

It feels weird to think this, but I'm not sure I should be putting up comics. I'm having issues focusing lately. I'm not really producing anything of note except the occasional page in my sketchbook, which really isn't for public consumption. It's hard to even keep up with regular updates, even if the material is already made. But I worked so hard on these comic strips over the nearly-two-years they ran, and I just wanted someone to actually see them. I don't think anyone actually paid attention to them when they ran in the paper - just me, the people in the office, my folks and some people who my folks and the office people knew personally. I figured the internet might like them more. I know my reader numbers are low and that it's my fault, mostly for being so hinky around social media. Hard to regret that though, especially seeing the psychological number it's done on some of my friends.

I will try to keep my mind more on the task at hand.

(5 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Well, the new Sarah & Abra confirms it.

Ace, I don't know if it's that I'm getting predictable, or you're getting good at guessing the progress of comics plots - what's your accurate rate over at Tom Siddell's place? ;)

(3 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
12:49 am - Comic is up on time!
I can keep up now and then, who knew?!

Anyway, click on through to meet the unofficial third roommate!

(It's actually furniture.)

(3 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
1:41 pm - New S&A strip
Eat hearty, kids. Tonight I'm going to try to get better at both a) managing this timed upload thing and b) checking my comments!

(3 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
2:11 am - New S&A strip
I mistook Tuesday for Monday again. When you're unemployed, time is meaningless!

(5 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
9:57 am - I need to wake up earlier
So I can post this stuff earlier!

More fun at the Oy Vey Corral.

(3 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
12:01 am - New S&A comic up!
Here you go, kids, eat hearty!

Btw, Ace and Dandy, sorry for my lateness in getting back to your posts - I've fallen out of practice in having an audience! So, I'll try to get better. The good news is, NO MORE LATE POSTS! EVER! That's the wonderful plus of having a year and a half backlog!

Not much else new to talk about. Some talk of cons, but no serious developments. Goin' to therapy, that's pretty nice. These days, I'm mostly making various small pieces of fan art, and sketching in my "comics journal" (glorified notebook). Really, there is virtually nothing going on.

It's wonderful. :)

(5 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
10:57 am - I'm not dead. Again.

I know no one comes here anymore, and I'll be running this same info off my Tumblr, but gosh darn it, this is where I started, and when I let my feet go where they will, this is the path home that they take.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know a few things:

LOOP is now up at the site. (will work on the page sizes)

On the Tail of Nekojiru is now up at the site. It originally ran as part of an anthology I was heavily badgered into participating in. It also will probably get resized.

Also, I am now running something new. For the last couple of years, I've been running a comic strip in a local Jewish newspaper. Over its run, only a handful of people seemed to ever give a damn. When its run finished, the paper replaced it with a color ad for a party planner that was about the same size and I'm not sure anyone even noticed the change. So, what the heck, let's try it on the Internet instead.

Meet Sarah & Abra. It's pretty Jewy, but also very funny. Both Semitic and non-Semitic readers are welcome to give it a try!

(7 comments | comment on this)

Monday, August 29th, 2016
2:42 am - Trying to surface for a minute
Hey, there.

I put up a similar notice (along with a new piece of art) over at the Tumblr, but I just wanted to say that I’m going to be at San Francisco Comic Con this coming weekend. If you’re going to be there, come say hey. I’ll have SinisterCat books and hopefully some copies of LOOP, along with normal Bunnies and Sauce fare. My table-mate is Chloe Dalquist, for those who also enjoy our side project of Angry Batman. Free sketches for whoever wants one!

And I'm sorry for being gone all the time. If it helps, you're not missing anything. I haven't completed a comic NOT for the newspaper since December of 2015, with LOOP. I'm not posting my newspaper comics because 1) they're still running and b) they're intended for a niche audience and as newspaper comics? Frankly aren't as good or as interesting as what I'm used to producing. If there's one thing I've learned from doing newspaper comics, it's that I don't want to do newspaper comics anymore.

(5 comments | comment on this)

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
11:45 am - Back for a second
Made a new thing.

(5 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
8:04 am - Ain't doin' Wondercon
Also, new thing up over at the Tumblr.

(4 comments | comment on this)

Friday, February 19th, 2016
12:03 am - Wondercon woes
So, a while back I applied to table at Wondercon. Was informed that I was on a waitlist. Never heard from anyone again. Assumed I was out of Artist's Alley for the year, shrugged, forgot about it.

Until yesterday, when I got an email informing me of delinquent paperwork. What the assss? Followup correspondence revealed that YES, I had in fact gotten off the waitlist and into Wondercon. Somehow, that information had never been relayed to me until just now.

The con's in a month. I have done exactly zero preparation. I have nothing but old stuff to sell. I have no seller's permit. They do not have my paperwork. They do not have my money. They have received nothing from me since my initial application but somehow I'm still greenlit to do this thing.

Wondering what I should do now.

(2 comments | comment on this)

Monday, February 15th, 2016
10:55 am - Starting a new thing over at the Tumblr
Matryoshka Monday.

It doesn't matter if this doesn't become a trend across the 'Nets, I'd just be happy to get a year's worth of these things. I have lots of fun ideas for doll patterns, including that one on the Post-It on my desk at work which you THINK would have gotten me a talking to from the boss, but strangely hasn't!

If anyone has a request for a color palette or design of matryoshka, I will consider it!

Ace, I know it's not quite violet, but hopefully the royal-purple apron and the lavender-palette blossom gets me off to a good start. ;)

(5 comments | comment on this)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
11:39 pm - HOW AM I NOT DEAD?!
Hooooollllllly shiiiiiiiiiit.

Well, I'm back I guess, for however long this time. On the one hand, I would like to sincerely apologize for the total radio silence over the past six months. On the other hand, I'm kind of proud that it's still only a third as long as the LAST hiatus I took after a major project, which I'm pretty sure caused everyone to presume that I died!

So what's up?

Well, uh . . . I'm alive! I left my hospital job after a particularly disgusting scandal that convinced me that I needed to not work there anymore. I ended up working for a Jewish newspaper and have been running cartoons in it for about a year now. It's not exactly big money or fame, but hey, at least eight-year-old Audrey's major life goal has been achieved! Nine and up still need work. Chat's done, trying to find a place to pitch it. Ideas welcome. Working on a bunch of new stuff, will try to post it more regularly either here or at the Tumblr (audriverse.tumblr.com).

I gotta be honest, the sixth months between finishing Chat and getting back on social media / blogs / whatever haven't been so hot. I mean, nothing major and horrible, like deaths, layoffs or amputations, I just really, really, haven't been myself. Trying to get that back.

I'm sorry to everyone who is still left that I have been too fundamentally busted to even pop back with a "hey" every couple of weeks or so. That's on me. Hope you guys still want to see drawings and comics and stuff. 

(7 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
11:51 pm - . . . . AND WE'RE LIVE!
Well, the old computer is back home, and it looks like whatever was plaguing it has finally been fixed (and it only took two trips to the store!) Of course, the NEW computer has since been paid for and arrived long before the unfixable old computer turned out to be fixable after all, but I'm trying to look on the bright side here. I will eventually need a new computer, most likely sooner than later, and it's good to know that I now have one waiting in the wings for me once Ol' Dusty is finally incapable of even the slowest boot.

The upshot of all this is that we finally have new Chat! Also, for what it's worth, looks like I'm using my journal again. Let's see how long I can keep that up. 

(1 comment | comment on this)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
8:50 pm - Oh COME ON
New computer has no optical drive. Got an external optical drive. Was told I couldn't use it to install Photoshop CS4 via disc anyway because the OS didn't support anything lower than CS5. GOD DAMMIT. So, trying to find a *cough* "free" version whose instructions I understand well enough to actually install the damn thing. Meanwhile, the original computer, which should have been restored to its former glory before dying again and necessitating the purchase of a new one, is discovered to once again be fully functional and apparently may have broken again due to the "genius" on staff royally fucking up the repair. Fantastic.

Well, Thursday is now seeming like an optimist's quote. If I am LUCKY, my old computer will be back on its feet and I can use it as a temporary work terminal, which will at least result in the comics being done on time. If that isn't the case, Christ, Monday at the earliest.

I'm sorry. I'll try to keep everyone up to date. This is getting so tiring.

(1 comment | comment on this)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
1:29 am - Reinforcements!
The hard drive arrived! I've got the data all backed up, and am no longer afraid of running the old computer into the fucking ground. The new computer should arrive in the next day or two. I was hoping to have new Chat this Thursday, but it might take me a little while longer to *cough* "buy" a new copy of Photoshop that is compatible with the new OS, so just to be safe, I'm restarting Chat on the Thursday after next. By then, I'll either have my new Photoshop, or at least have enough material to see me through until I get it. 

(1 comment | comment on this)

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
11:56 pm - Progress!
Okay, a new external hard drive AND a new computer have been ordered and are on their way! They should arrive sometime next week, although the exact day is a little sketchy. Still not sure when I can resume comics, but at least I have not been idle in the meantime. Five new pages designed and laid out, three pencilled, one inked, and more to come. Hopefully, by the time this mess is through, not only will I be functional again but I'll have a nice pillow of buffer material once more to stave off late updates!

(1 comment | comment on this)

> previous 20 entries
> top of page