I hope everyone is doing well!
I’ve been having a huge problem with spam in the comments, (I’m literally getting 3 to 4 spam comments every minute, that … causes problems, especially overnight) so I’m shutting down commenting on the blog for the time being. I’m not shutting down the site or anything, and if you need to get in touch with me, or you actually would like to comment you can reach me the old fashioned way: ami waite at gmail – all in one line, of course.
I’m still here, I’m still working and I’m making a new site for the new comic. I’d love to hear from you if you’re not spam!
I know it’s been fairly quiet here on the site, but I’ve been working away at the next story. This time of year goes by warp speed, as always, and it seems that every time I blink, another week has gone by.
I’m also still in the process of updating the site to a new format and host. With that move I’ll officially announce the title and plot of the new comic!
Until then, here are some color tests and I did of (semi finalized) character concepts. And yes. Some of them have pointy ears. The girl that’s on there twice is the main character. That’s all I’m going to say for now.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and other this-time-of-year festivities!
Hello to anyone checking out the site! I’m still alive, I’m still working on new content!
There may be a site format change soon – I may go with a new hosting solution with really easy site creation. For a few years I’ve coded my own sites (aside from this wordpress blog), but keeping on top of things is a hobby in itself. I can split my time between building the site and making new comics … or I can use a site builder and have more time and creative juice to spend on making the content to fill said site.
I’ll try to get some teaser images of the next project up pretty soon. It has a title, I’ve purchased the domain but I’d like to sort of reveal it all at once. Right now I’m in the process of writing the script and nailing down character designs.
I hope everyone’s summer is going well!
Meet my Shepard
The Mass Effect series is among my top favorite games, and I’m a long time fan. I love the detailed story, the unique and original universe, and the immersion and actual take-away experience. I also love Commander Shepard. I think this is the only game I’ve played where the main protagonist is also my favorite character. Admittedly, I am emotionally attached to not only Shepard, but members of the crew. I can never decide if Tali or Wrex is my favorite. Or Garrus. Maybe Jack? I also love Dr. Chawkwas. Oh, and Joker and Mordin! It’s possible that I love everyone that has ever taken a crew seat on the Normandy. (Except Zaeed and Allers.) I ate up every DLC and extra these games have had to offer (for two gaming systems, and I ended up buying Lair of the Shadow Broker 3 times on accident – long story) and it’s no secret that Bioware has full access to my wallet.
I’m not going to do an official review – I don’t think that’s why people come to my blog. But I loved, loved this game, even after the ending broke my heart, and not in a good way. (If you know anything about ME3 and the ending, I am firmly planted in the “Hold the Line” camp and I will be watching Bioware’s future announcements like a hawk. A hawk with a Talon V with a scope.)
Anyway, I just wanted to share with everyone that I have finished one of the games I was looking forward to and thoroughly enjoyed. That means more time will be spent working on the next comic project which I have finally named. But that’s another post for another time. In the meantime the only gaming distraction I have is Star Wars the Old Republic.
Any of you play Mass Effect or SWTOR? If anyone wants to play the ME3 multiplayer on PC, let me know – I’m hoodiegypsy on Origin. My fav right now is my Drell Vanguard.
P.S. The soundtrack is phenomenal.
P.P.S. The Ardat Yakshi temple was so incredibly creepy, then scary, then sad. That was the point in the game where my anger towards the Reapers flipped that tiny rage switch in my brain and I tore stuff apart.
The first batch of Skipping Tomorrows original pages have been shipped out. If you requested a page in the last couple weeks and you did not get an email confirming that your pages have been shipped, please let me know asap. If you would like a page sent to you, the offer is still good until the end of February – there’s still plenty of original artwork left, old and new! There is no cost on your part, just let me know the page number you’d like – email me at faythstorm at gmail.com.
Thank you all for your tremendous support and encouraging words!
Just a super fast sketch for you guys – I hope everyone is having a nice Valentine’s day. It doesn’t have to be all romance, it’s also a day you cherish friends and family. In any case, here’s my valentine to all of you.
Skipping Tomorrow is finished (and has a new look). I can’t thank you all enough for your encouragement and support. I wish I could do something special for each and every one of you.
I do, however, have a giant pile of the original sketches and inks of the Skipping Tomorrows pages. If you’re a fan, shoot me a tweet @hoodiegypsy and tell me your favorite page and I’ll mail it to you. If you’re not into twitter, you can email me faythstorm at the gmail. It will be first come, first serve, and I will try to keep this offer open to you guys through February.
P.S. I have been working on my next project, so as always, please check in from time to time!
Just a quick notice that the comic will be unavailable for a bit (hopefully only a couple hours). I’m uploading the new design and then I’ll be testing all the pages. Thanks for your patience!
I opened an etsy shop. It’s a side thing. Well, another side thing. Don’t worry – the comic is still being worked on. Here’s the link to the shop. Sorry there’s not much there at the moment, I’m having a hard time taking photos of some of the items. In case you couldn’t tell from the photo, I enjoy making random little clay miniature … things …
Here it is – page 169.
I owe you all an enormous apology. I wanted so badly to release all the pages at once for one big ending, but I’m simply not getting the pages done fast enough. It’s all my usual reasons and excuses, but when I realized I had pages completely done and sitting in a folder for over a month now, I felt terrible. That’s not fair to you guys, and I am sorry.
I do intend for there to only be one last update to the Skipping Tomorrows comic – that will include the last page and an epilogue. I’m so sorry it took this long.
I also have a site relaunch almost ready and I’m turning inside out looking at my current state of things. But the comic is priority at this point.
Thank you all for your patience!