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Mood: Okay
Music: Heartattack in a Layby; by Porcupine Tree

In regards to my previous post, I got a little letter from T Campbell, the author of Fans. I won't get into the details of the letter, it was short and simple, but I just wanted to commend him for not writing a tirade directed at me for my gripes with his work and Graphic Smash. Lord knows I probably wouldn't have the strength to not seriously flame people who rag on my stuff. Say what you want about his comic, but Campbell is, and always has been, a class act.

Another comic that's on my watch list of being cut from my daily perusing is Sluggy Freelance. Sluggy is the first webcomic I started reading regularly. I started reading it right around the time of the first vampire plot, because I heard an interview with Pete Abrams on NPR. It was good then, but now, eh, not so much. It's getting harder to follow, he's getting more convoluted with his plots, his art's getting kinda sketchy and tough to follow sometimes, it's not as funny as it used to be, I can't tell a lot of the secondary characters apart, blah blah blah. All this being said, I'm still reading it. It's probably just out of a stubborn loyalty I feel to it. It opened me up to the webcomics world, and showed me that there may be a place I could put my stuff.

In other comicy news, the Vashon-Maury Ticket, the independent paper that was first to publish me, the paper for whom I have worked for doing comics for almost five years, is gone. It's confusing what exactly happened, and I can't really be sure of the details, as my involvement with the paper really was just sending in comics on time, but it's dead. From it's ashes there may rise a seperate indie paper published by two of the assistant editors (at least I think they were assistant editors), and the original editor is considering starting the Northwest-wide indie paper he's always wanted to do. I have my foot in the door on both of these projects, so although nothings happening now, my other comic, Not All There, may, like the south, rise again in an even wider circulation than it ever had before. This all may work out pretty well for me in the end. Who knows.

Ending Music: Am I Awake?; by They Might Be Giants, from the new Indestructible Object EP

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  posted by Tristan @ 9:42 PM

Friday, April 30, 2004  

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