Mini-Update: AnthroCon rocked.
Cheers to all I've met who come
visit here! Join the forum, let's get to know you!
Blah is on normal schedule this week (M,W,F).There's a mini-celebratory comic up for #250.
My art page is still up until further notice (ie the move actually happens), in case you're looking for it.
We have moved! We HAVE moved!! Okay, so just like in a move, the first
few days are going to be a little haphazard...stuff is misplaced, stuff
doesn't work right...so bear with us, yes? It shall be all good, oh yes...it
shall be all good. But you know what DOES work? My
art page! Jenn's art page is UP and RUNNING!
It's been a rough few days for Splurd. Everything for the move went according to plan except for that one wrench in the gears that none of us could have predicted or done anything about. Network Solutions had their own server problems on the same day we tried to move servers, go figure. Fortunately, they fixed their server fubar fairly quickly and so now we are HERE, ladies and gentlemen. You could FEEL the relief pouring off in waves, lemme tell ya. But it's done. Boola boola!!
Greetings all who came by and said Hello to us at Otakon! Welcome newcomers and Splurd veterans alike! I wanna thank everyone who came by and expressed interest in my artwork. Please visit my art page to see more like it. Some of you have asked about commissions and yes,I certainly will do commissions. Just send me an Email at jenn at splurd.com or contact me in the forum and we'll talk about it. Also now that Otakon's over, I will be updating it with recent work, finished and unfinished, in the upcoming week. In addition to that, I will also be looking into getting space on Deviant Art and VCL, at the recommendation of quite a few of you. Again, cheers to everyone who came by at Otakon!
Splurd is Rocking the Soapbox
If you're reading this, then Splurd is rocking it's new Newspost Tool. I still have a bit of work to do before everyone can start posting, but at least Jenn and I can start updating again.
Bit by bit...
Wow...don't you love it when stuff works?
A little movement
Things are starting to pick up around here. For one, the Crew page looks a little cooler. We may have to change the format yet again, cuz Xrys tried to make a news post and was irritated that it didn't go on the front page anymore. Nonetheless she has posted this link, so the system is sorta starting to work. The same bad news still persists: we all have plans for new regular comics but none of us can get going with them due to life situations *COUGH*predident W. fucked the economy so we're all unenmployed*COUGH*, but there will always be Blah to read. Keep the faith, people. We will live again.
Attention Blah Readers:
Just a heads up: Monday's Blah will be up Tuesday due to me being out of town.
Xrys was right: it just doesn't seem right to not have rants on the front page. If you scroll down below Jenn's and my news about Splurd (the thing what you're reading right now) you'll see the most recent Rant. As an added bonus, you will see the most recent Blah! below that. Less Clicking! WOO!
We really don't do anything
So for the first time ever, The Crew and I (minus Big Josh due to that living-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-country thing) had a meeting to decide what we want to do with Splurd.com. We ate pizza, BSed for several hours and got nothing accomplished more then agreeing on the fact that none of us (save Jenn who shall continue to draw BLAH) really know what we're going to do.
I guess I used the right song.
There is little news, if any...
I do wish there was more to report. I'm reporting only because I'm growing tired of seeing the same newspost every time I visit my own site. Big Josh, good man that he is, has continued to rant despite our hibernation, and Jenn never ceases to give us Blah. I hope no-one has fallen in love with our new layout, because it continues to irk me, though I can't think of a better design just yet. As for my creativity, it is continually spent preparing a meager 5 pages of The Elves of Iax to send away to some potential publishers; Fantagraphics, Image, and Dark Horse to be exact. The only other news of note is that we will be appearing at Anime USA at the end of October. Those who live nearby, we shall see you there.
Looking for Blah?
Friday's Blah will be up sometime on Saturday. I just spent the night at the ER tending to an initially-worrying but ultimately-pesky medical problem and the day is more or less shot for me. So...tomorrow. Yeah.
At long last, I have finished five absolutely beautiful pages of The Elves of Iax. My plan now is to first send everything I've ever done to be officially copywriten, then send packages to Fantagraphics, Image, and Dark Horse. If I impress any one of them, you can look forward to The Elves of Iax being sold pretty much everywhere. Wishings of Luck are appreciated.
SplurdLink and Backstage
I'm working on the new verson of SplurdLink, and there's a really good chance Big Josh and I may start Backstage Season 2 within the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.
Step 1: Raise hammer. Step 2: Apply with force.
Okaaaay for some reason or other, the server doesn't want to cooperate with me in uploading Blah. And since it's very late and I need sleep before work, Blah will be a bit delayed. If all goes well, it'll be up this evening.
I'd like to declare that this is the best forum thread EVER. No other news to speak of until I get back from Seattle.
On Tour, so to speak
Halloween Weekend Oct 29-31: AnimeUSA - Not much hype about us being at this con, but then it's a fairly small one. It's okay. We'll have a table and we shall make an Appearance. Commissions and bumperstickers to be had by you, the public, ladies and gents. To. Be. HAD.
February 18-20: KatsuCon. Much more planning ahead being done for this one. Commissions and bumperstickers to be expected, of course. And possibly...more? Stay tuned!
Eminem Not So Bad Afterall
So I've never particularly cared for Eminem, though I recognized his talent. With his release of Mosh however, he has shot up a few notches on my respect chart. Check this shit out and spread it.
Official Mosh release
Torrent for Mosh and other goodies
Article on internet spread of Mosh
Isn't it ironic when you switch to one company because their customer service rocks, then after you've been with them for oh, a year or so, they outsource their customer service to India and you can't get nothing fixed no-time no-how? That's a true story, isn't it Fuitadnet?
The Old Days Are Coming Back
Okay, I thought it was clever to split the newsposts into "news about splurd" and "rants" but it's just not making any sense to me anymore. I'm going to set it more like the way it was before as soon as I can. Also, I submitted a bunch of stuff to PopCap Games with the intent to impress them into giving me a job. Wish me luck everyone, having some stability again would make it so much easier to start making comics again.
Jer from Splurd will not be working at PopCap games. Apparently, there were others they were more interested in for the tasks at hand. I'll still be moving to Seattle, but I don't know what I'll be doing when I get there. I guess things will continue to drag on slowly around dear old Splurd.