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Sunday, February 6th, 2011
11:29 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20110206.html

For some reason it took half an hour for this damn thing to upload. It was like falling into a wormhole and coming out in the early 90s.

Anyway, sorry for the delay -- I picked up a second job at the start of January and my schedule's gotten a little strange.
Thursday, December 30th, 2010
1:43 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20101230.html

It's true, somehow I managed one more before 2011 (and the first with my tiny new scanner).

Chas' hair got a small redesign, and I have discovered the ubiquitous red plastic cups are surprisingly hard to draw.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
10:58 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20101129.html

In case anyone was wondering, that's what oreads look like. Her hair is modeled on ferns and spanish moss. I have preserved a high-res copy if you want a closer look at my masochistic efforts. (I didn't make it any easier on myself by choosing that pose, either.)
Monday, November 15th, 2010
10:39 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20101114.html

When Ophelia is under stress, she turns to the kitchen.

Again, sorry for the delay. The usual grovel applies, though there is at least some good news: my doctor, in a remarkable act of kindness, not only assigned me some new (and so far effective) medication, but waived the session fee. This has helped my stress level enormously, and as a consequence I am now slightly less weird. We'll see how it bears out.
Friday, October 15th, 2010
12:06 am
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Update
I invite you all to enjoy this small timeskip.

http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20101014.html
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
10:40 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20101003.html

Don't worry, I didn't drop off the face of the earth again, I'm just art-stymieingly stressed. Speed is not happening.
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
2:52 pm
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Update
You know, barring that strip I drew on either end of the hiatus, this may have had the longest lag-time between panels.

http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100904.html

Sorry for the delay; there's been some rather stressful "state of the company" speeches at work lately, which have been setting off some issues. My scanner is also officially dying, forcing me to use the back-up all-in-one machine that is . . . somewhat less than cooperative. I'll have to keep my eye out for a new one.
Friday, August 6th, 2010
1:02 pm
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Update
I was sick for something like 2 weeks. It shows in the art.

http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100806.html

Dirk can be decent if he likes you. He just probably doesn't.
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
2:26 pm
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Update
Sorry guys, I was laid up last week.

http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100718.html

Panel 2 took the most research, and of course was the most obscured.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
11:33 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100707.html

Basically, I looked up what was needed for handicapped-accessible vans.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
10:51 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100630.html

Transition strips are a necessary evil at times, but still.

The van is based on a heavily modded Dodge Sprinter, and it is correct that there is no driver's side chair. Gil's too distracted to remember the seatbelt.
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
9:48 pm
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Update
Just a little one.

http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100620.html

If you played a game that required a drink every time Calliope told a lie, the coroner would judge your death a suicide.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
8:24 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100614.html

I wish it was a little clearer Calliope was shrugging there. Hands would have helped.

Also, Gunnerkrigg Court is getting really trippy. (And for GC that's saying something.)
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
12:28 am
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100606.html

Isle hits on an important social truth.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
11:16 am
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Lagging
Comic-production has been delayed by a rather shitty weekend, attributable to calling the paramedics for my mother Friday night. She is now fine with no apparent long-term effects (tests came back clear and all that), but nothing ruins a Friday night like watching a normally stoic parent crying in pain. It's all cool now and I've started pencils, but I lost a few days to stress-aftershocks so it'll be a bit slow.


Because pockyimp asked me yesterday and I have no entertaining content of my own to contribute, everyone gets a link to El Santo's explanation of why a reviewer would do negative reviews (in this case, referring to webcomics) rather than sticking by the old adage of "Don't like, don't read".

Personally, I appreciate negative reviews (or, ideally, negative aspects of a review which also makes note of the positive) because they're often more helpful than "Your comic's great, keep doing what you're doing!". Don't get me wrong, the latter is good for keeping the creator from feeling like all is for naught, but from the standpoint of improving negative criticism is far more valuable. Sure, the particularly harsh types can evoke a prolonged twitching spell, but it's worth a little discomfort if the content is ultimately useful.

However, the seriousness with which I take the criticism is in direct proportion to the degree of effort the critic puts into delivering it and his eloquence when doing so; "Your comic sucks" with no elaboration isn't going to get much of a reaction from me one way or another. El Santo's reviews, even the negative ones, are not of this sort. I find him quite entertaining and you should give him many hits. (You may find new comics.)


Bonus Characterization Exercise: Write different characters performing the same action (packing for a trip, going about their morning routine, etc) to get yourself more grounded with their behavior. Personality informs behavior. If you're writing one go-getter morning-person and one drag-ass slacker with identical morning routines, you're doing it wrong.
Monday, May 24th, 2010
11:51 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100525.html

It's almost midnight. I have no pithy comments.

Random note: A Twilight Zone marathon on New Year's Eve/Day is fairly common in the States. Usually on the SyFy Channel I think. Classic "We don't want to think about programming today" fare. (The opening narration is appropriate, but the sad truth is that it was just the most New Years-y thing I could think of.)
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
8:25 am
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100518.html

Just a modest proposal.


Random find of the week: The Webcomic Overlook, which features amusing-yet-still-thoughtful reviews of webcomics. Great way to kill time at the office, and you may pick up some recs.

Additionally, That Guy With The Glasses is having its 2-year anniversary. If you're not familiar with TGWTG, it's a review site that covers tv shows, movies, video games, comic books, and so on. I tend towards the Nostalgia Critic/Chick sections, but that probably just means I'm approaching my time of life. Just be careful, because an archive-dive into the video reviews can suck away your entire week.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
9:39 pm
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100509.html

I think I'll try timing the next pencils for a more accurate grasp of my speed. I do know this last panel took 4 hours (or, as I judged it, the combined length of Sweeney Todd and half a season of The Venture Brothers).
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
8:06 am
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Update
http://fractuslux.comicgenesis.com/d/20100505.html

1) That's an alcohol swab Finn's got there, and
2) Gil is exactly the kind of guy who would outfit a magical grotto with a first aid kit.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
3:52 pm
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