Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…
And…COMIC! We’re back in sync, finally! Sorry about getting off my regular posting schedule, but that’ll likely happen from time to time. I’ll do my best to get back to Sunday night/Monday morning as quickly as I can, though, when it does.
I’ve been having a good time playing around with Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile and Sketchbook Pro. It’s a little less intimidating to noodle with than other programs, and sketching on my Android tablet is kinda fun. I wish it supported a true alpha layer, though, there’s something I wanted to be able to do. I’ll have to see if I can do it in another way. Since I’m not all that good at sketching by hand yet, I wanted a way to do custom sketches for people at conventions that actually looked something like my current art, without lugging massive hardware and a printer along with me. I can practice a bit and sketch on my tablet, then email the results to the person. That’s about the best I can do at this point, but if this software supported an alpha layer, I could composite a picture with them and one of my characters right there, with some tricky camera and alpha layering fiddling. But sketchbook mobile doesn’t have an alpha layer, so oh well.
I’ll be at the Great Allentown Comic Con on the 19th and the 20th. I’ll be tabling on the 20th, and just hanging out and visiting with folks on the 19th. (Still working on the whole stamina and working a con with the wheelchair thing.) It’s a smaller local con, very inexpensive to attend, and is usually a lot of fun. I’ll have copies of Issue #1 with me, and if they arrive in time, a nice poster of one of my better frames, and various smaller prints and mini-prints. Issue #2 won’t be ready in time, it will take too long to get it submitted and printed, especially since I need to do the inside and back covers yet, and haven’t even started those. I may even rethink the front cover…it needs some work.
I finally replaced the USB cable on my MIMO mini-monitor. I discovered that my cat loves the taste of USB cables, and he had chewed the monitor cable to bits right where it plugs into the back of the tower case. Luckily, replacements were on Amazon for about $2.00. I bought four.