[Written Jan 25, 2014]
Hey Spacers! It’s been too long. I wanted to write and keep you in the loop. 2013 was a tumultuous year for me. I lost my job, I lost one of my pets, I had nerve damage in my drawing hand for two months, I got a new job, a new ferret, and things seemed to even out. But around September, I began getting anxiety attacks, and through the winter, up to now, I’m trying to cope with a bad depression. I chalk it up to a lot of things happening that I wasn’t prepared for. Y’know, I had it pretty soft til then, and losing my job really rocked my boat. It just took a while to sink in.
But even though I don’t live near many of my friends, I have my family around, for which I’m grateful. I’m trying lots of things to help me get out of my funk, including writing this note. It can be a terrible thing, but it will get better. I just need time. Thanks for reading.
One thing that for definitely cheered me up was this birthday card from my good friend Brian Emling! You’ve gotta see this!
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[Written Jan 25, 2014]
Every mode of transportation has at least one little plastic shopping bag in the back seat. Amirite?
Lots of reasons for this interruption in my schedule. It feels good to get this episode in the can at last.
Thanks to everyone who voted for Commander Kitty in the Mix March Madness Webcomic Tournament! CK fans raised $171 for Hero Initiative, and got us all the way to Round 4, before Sandra & Woo bested us by raising $416.50.
And congrats to Bittersweet Candy Bowl for taking home the gold!
Thanks all, for your votes in the ComicMix.com contest. We made it all the way to Round Four, but were ousted by Sandra & Woo. Go ahead and vote for them! Remember you can buy votes too, and it all goes for a good cause.
Stay tuned for some new wallpapers, featuring Commander Kitty & crew, the Velvet Knights and all the baddies, too! (Donations are welcome here, too!)
Wow, these cliffhangers are hard to think up titles for!
Commander Kitty advances! New wallpapers coming soon!
I have a sneaky hunch exactly how this is happening, and I can only enjoy the ride!
They are allowing you to make donations to their charity in exchange for more votes. Ten cents per vote going to a good cause, so it’s safe to presume there is some moneybags out there generously stuffing the ballot box! (now who could that be?)
But they still allow votes the old fashioned way (with a Facebook account) so vote again for CK!
VOTE FOR COMMANDER KITTY HERE! (Facebook thing required.)
CK made it to the next round, but we are up against a freekin’ juggernaut now in Dresden Codak. I need every vote in the world now! Voting ends Wednesday so don’t dillydally!
And while you’ve got a Facebook account, don’t forget the Like the Commander Kitty Facebook page! Every week, I post the sketch version of the weekly episode. And everyone in a while, I post special FB friend only stuff. Don’t miss out!
That project that kept me so busy over the winter? You can check it out here! The good folks there made the right call in wanting a cartoon to show off their product, and it was wicked fun to work with them in creating it. And I want to shout out to my friend Dave Kuhn for recommending me for the job, his team, Katrina Carras and Anthony Gutierrez for their excellent storyboard and Sean Bishop for his amazing voice-over talents.
This is also a good time to let y’all know that I am freelancing full time at the moment. This means even though I have the time to do a new episode every week, Commander Kitty is a bit lower on the priority scale now. At this point, I don’t know what I can do to turn CK into a serious money maker. Maybe draw with my foot and write strips about video games, or punching dolphins like the really successful webcomics out there.
So I’ve updated the demo reel here to show some of my more recent work, and if anyone reading needs a fantastic Flash animator, just gimme a ringy dingy!
Hey again, Spacers!
As I hope you know, I have been taking a sort of break from CK to complete an unrelated freelance project. It will be completed very soon, and I can get back to Commander Kitty. Thanks again for your patience!
Here’s a bit of Ace & Crew history from their rise to stardom!
Hey Spacers! I don’t want to leave another Sunday uncomicked, so let me post this postcard from space! We’ll be back to the story soon! (This is not part of the story.. just a pic til I get back on schedule.)
Please forgive the tardiness… Thanksgiving an’ all.
I am happy with the technobabble I make up for CK. None more so than this, the de-inertialating interquantum anticellerizer. A remarkable piece of hardware that would have prevented this sort of thing from happening. Let this be a lesson!
Also, “KERSHLORNK!” Don Martin, that one’s for you.
Hey Spacers! I have a bit of a project going on that is going to eat into my CK time, so Sunday updates through December will be not as on-time as they should be. But I’ll be able to show off this cool thing when it’s done. So bear with me in the upcoming weeks!
By the time you read this, I will have had dinner with MST3K/Rifftrax’s Bill Corbett at the Coast City ComicCon in Portland, Maine. A great reward I got when I supported their Kickstarter campaign. So for this episode, when I was thinking of what MOUSE says, I was doing it in his voice, I don’t mind telling you. If you’re reading this from the con itself, hey! I’m the one wandering around with these crazy characters on the back of his two-sizes-too-big jacket. (long story).
Maybe someday soon, I’ll actually have something to sell at a convention. Til then, I’ll just lurk!
I’m sure if my ratio math is incorrect, I’ll hear about it. If it is wrong, I can just blame Nin Wah.
You’ll remember Freeda shared that last panel info in this episode.
You guys don’t know who Opal is yet. Don’t worry about it.
Update: I revised Nin Wah’s ratio, based on a visitor comment. (we can all blame you if you’re wrong now) So hope you saved the earlier version. It’s now a collector’s item!
At the behest of a few comments, I’m maybe going to go back and straighten out Zenith’s eyes… make sure they’re not blunked out when they shouldn’t be. Try and get some consistency going here! Else, how in the galaxy would ANY of this make any sense?
But you know, being an android gone haywire and all, they’ve got all kinds of settings. Like those lights on the top of a modem. Who can figure those out?
Don’t forget to tell your friends and everyone about Commander Kitty. CK needs your support!
Apologies if this looks a bit on the rushed side. Just so much to do, lately. And this coming week, I am out of town, and may not get to CK by Sunday. Not to worry! We’ll just have to make up for it!
I wrote “Morris” so much, it started looking all weird.
Anyway, it’s good to know MOUSE survived that battle with Robata earlier. And oh, hey! Look who’s back in all her pink magnificence!
Oh yeah! That’s why she tagged along in the first place!
I will be vacationing next week, so perhaps when I return, I’ll have another double sized episode for you. Till then, don’t forget to tell your friends about CK!
Hey spacers! I’m back from my little driving excursion. Commander Kitty will resume next week!
The portable stationary drive carrying case would be the portable carrying case designed to port around the stationary, non-portable drive. It’s got a built-in handle, I hear!
You’re not ready for wisecracks yet, mister!
Just a reminder – the Commander Kitty Facebook page has pencilled versions of every comic, and more cool stuff! Give CK a Like and tell your friends! (even if you didn’t get the joke this week!)
Also, an important history lesson for you youngins out there.
I got some comments saying they liked seeing Mittens with a bit more aplomb, and I have to admit, it’s nice to do a little positive development of these characters after so long. I don’t know if he’ll get those clothes back, though!
Sometimes you find yourself saying negative things, or thinking pessimistic out of habit. Sometimes certain people or situations just trigger certain pessimistic feelings, and it’s a hard habit to break.
So is CK turning into a better spacer, possibly a better person? How long will it last? Tell me what you think in the comments!
When you can give a panda a new arm in just 9 panels, there’s certainly time for a new wardrobe! Maybe CK will get a new look next? We’ll see!
Okay, perhaps I should have made it more clear that NW is looking in a mirror in that second-to-last panel there. She is looking in a mirror. A mirror.
With the Stanley Cup playoffs coming to a conclusion, and myself finally receiving delivery of my new (awesome) car, and my wonderful niece’s wedding all over and done, perhaps I can finally get CK back on a somewhat normal schedule! I was just finding myself too distracted. Thanks for the continued patience, spacers!
We haven’t seen Ace’s ship, the Velvet Knight yet, have we? I think it’s about time I remedy that!
Happy new year, and sorry for all the reading!
Updated to use some new fonts from comicbookfonts.com’s annual New Year’s Day sale! Check it out, you toony types! All their fonts are $20.12 today. Even the $19 fonts are $20.12! It’s kooky!
pfft. Computers… who can deal with ‘em? Am I right?
One of my earliest influences is Walt Kelly. If you want to treat yourself to some fun and funny cartoon art pick up a copy of Pogo: Through the Wild Blue Wonder Volume 1. I already have about a dozen Pogo books, but this looks like the start of a collection worth having! That, and Krazy Kat! Those gorgeous covers!
If you are a charitable person, please consider a donation to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy organization. It’s a necessary and awesome cause to support! I ask in support of one of my very best friends, Pat Moeschen who has lived with Duchenne’s for too, too long. Nothing would be a better gift than one day finding a solution to this disease.
Tell’m Scotty A sent you!
CK finally musters up the courage and conviction to follow his dreams and make a difference! And like so many of us… fails anyway.
If you’re into Kickstarter (like me) I wanted to pass along a thing that I want to see happen. Ed Power and Melissa DeJesus (creators of My Cage) are trying to fund their graphic novel, Santa vs Dracula, and the funny comic world would be a better place if it were. Go check it out, and drop a few bucks in the jar!!
There’s only hours left to go! Tell’m Scotty A sent you!
Update: They made it!
It was such a joy to draw good ol’ Mittens again. Everyone needs a punching bag!
We’re still trying to nail down the issue with some visitors unable to view the site on certain browsers. If you’re a dual-OS type person, and find yourself unable to see CK on a WinXP machine, please tell us what you do see! (Once you get up, from rolling on the floor, laffing, that is!)
I hate when that happens!
We’re still trying to nail down the issue with WinXP/IE visitors not being able to see the site. If you see any special message, please drop a line! And thank you for the replies we’ve gotten already!
Who does the computer call when she needs tech support?
I’m getting reports of people unable to see CK from IE8 on a WinXP machine. I any of you cross-platform people would be so kind as to confirm or deny this? Brian and I are trying to remedy this. Well, Brian is. I couldn’t code my way out of a wet paper bag. But I am providing encouragement!
Don’t forget to tell all your friends about Commander Kitty!
About comments – some email addresses, names, or links in the content trigger the spam detectors, and they don’t show up. If you don’t see your comment immediately, don’t worry. I check the filters every once in a while and try to sort out the false positives.
I love reading comments!
Hey don’t forget! The official Commander Kitty Facebook page has pencil sketches of each and every episode. Check it out now before you forget! See the shiny blue button up top there? It’s so much fun to click on buttons!
Don’t also forget to tell all your friends about Commander Kitty!
Once, I dreamt about catching a football. I shot my arm out to catch it, knocking over my clock and a cup full of pens and pencils on the nightstand next to my bed. Keep in mind, I’ve never played football.
I didn’t imagine this turn of events when I began CK, but life throws funny curves at you.
I do like nectarines, myself!
The title is a reference to this television public service announcement that most channel 56 cartoon watching New Englanders of the early 80′s must be familiar with.
Whoa! Who saw that coming?
Part of the CK lexicon
bitzy: |bit-tzee| (adj.) 1: a Spacer who acts like a big shot, but has no experience.
numph: (also numpf) |numf| (n) 1: a Spacer with few or no skills at all.
Don’t forget to tell your friends about Commander Kitty! Or he’ll die! They’ll all die! Horribly! Even adorable little Fluffy. You wouldn’t want that, would you?? Tell your friends!
Skyfly: (n) any small to medium sized vehicle capable of breaking through a planet’s gravitational field. They are usually used by commuters between planets and moons, and not intended for interplanetary travel. Ordinary capacity is 1-4 people.
Aw… MOUSE was almost helpful there for a minute!
Plus, how much you think Mittens wanted to say that line? I bet really a lot.
This is Fortiscue’s big scene! He did this bit on his screen test. Left us all weeping like babes.
I have three very patient CK fans to draw commissions and send lots of buttons to, so don’t donate any more! I’m sequestering myself in my dark quiet place til I get them done. Then you can flood me with more work!
In the meantime, (as always) tell all your friends about Commander Kitty!!
I want to pass along a link to Ctrl+Paint. They have fantastic Photoshop tips on digital painting techniques, and they’re explained simply so even a dummy like me can understand them!
As I try to get more arty in my backgrounds, I hope these techniques will be useful!
You never know what’s gonna happen when you look for a bathroom in the kwazy comic!
I’ve got to put CK aside for a short while. I’ve just got a metric buttload of work on my plate at the moment, and it needs my undivided attention. I hate doing this to my legion of fans, but sometimes you gotta make money!
Good thing she’s got that big sight on her gun there… she only seems to fire at point-blank range though. Remember kids. Weapons are not for playing with! You just leave that alone.
Oooh… flip just got real!
Today’s funny is dedicated to a funny guy, JP Morgan. I’m sure he would like to see CK and Nin Wah get in a good scrap on his behalf.
Ah, MOUSE. I love writing your insults. It was hard to see you get knocked down a peg.
I’m trying a much simpler method of drawing the backgrounds. So far, I really like it. So less stressful than giving everything an outline. I’ve been in an experimenting mood lately!
Valentines day is soon. Have you showed your Commander Kitty love with a link? Give him some sugar!
I mention tablas, because I recently got myself a set to putter around with. They are wicked hard to play well. But have a relaxing sound that any doofus can enjoy.
I must say, I really really like this new Mittens!
The comic was late because I needed to take care of some extra projects I had on my plate. I really apologize! A couple of you have sent generous tips, and the sketches and buttons are on their way!!
So when I finally got the time for CK, I thought if I did this comic in a looser style (as you see) it would save me some time, but I only ended up thinking twice as much to do things that came naturally before. So consider this an experiment!
Amazing what a simple change of scenery will do for one’s attitude! And yeah her blue hotness’ name is Zenith. All will be explained in time.
Hey, I’m super sorry, CK fans. I’m just trying to catch up to some previous commitments. I wanna get back to CK as bad as you do! Don’t worry!
Nin Wah wants to remind you about Firefox Live! The Knoxville Zoo needs names for these cute little red panda cubs, and she thinks she’s a pretty good role model! Go vote today! (or just check out the overwhelming cuteness)
Like roowr, baby! I know what you were thinking… is CK gonna be another week late. No!
Nin Wah is referring to her old spacer chum Grootly, and the rest of her old gang, who were last seen (alive) in this comic.
And hey, check it out! You can watch this comic being inked and colored here!
If I haven’t mentioned it yet, I took on way more freelance stuff than I should have this summer. Kinda of burned me out, and it’s catching up with me now. But one thing I can’t rush is Commander Kitty.
Okay, I think we’re all clear on the fact that CK will never pass up an opportunity to do or say something totally stupid!
Hey, I hear a big exposition coming, guys! Get ready for a plot dump!
I used to have a rear-view mirror on my drawing desk… (took it off my first car, the Millennium Concord) Since digitizing and switching to a Cintiq, that mirror has somehow vanished.
So when I’m trying to figure out the best expression of disgust on NW’s face there on panel 5, I opened up Photo Booth and made faces at my iMac camera. Still, I miss the old mirror with all the stickers I put on it.
It’s all good!
Update: Oct 14th
I know there are some webcomics that can go for months on end without updating, and suffer no ill consequences. Some can even increase viewer anticipation by not being consistent. I don’t know where CK is on that flowchart, but I’m guessing it’s pretty low.
In any case, just a couple business things have interrupted my routine, and CK will be a little late again! I guess you knew that!
9-19 – Today’s comic will be late! Help CK pay the bills by ordering some buttons!
9-23 – Hey y’all! Haven’t forgotten you! Just need a little more time to take care of some business. Believe me, I’d rather be doing CK!!!
Hey! Just thought I’d mention that I am available for commissions! A donation is appreciated, but you can pretty much name your own price for a simple drawing. Just promise you’ll post a link to Commander Kitty!
I think we’re done with this hotel here. Next week… back to SPACE!
Everyone, you remember Morris from Ace’s crew? Very good.
Check out the EXTRAS section for new Commander Kitty wallpapers, starring CK, Nin Wah and Mr Socks! More to follow!
Hey, keep checking the CK Facebook page, and the Twitter feeds down there. From time to time, I’ll be doing some live drawing on UStream. Come check it out!
For best results read this episode really fast! And it helps if you jiggle your monitor around on the last panel.
I was determined not to let this little rewind take forever, and I wanna get back to teh funnies, and I was inspired by a post in the Facebook Club and I wound up with this jam-packed comic.
Sorry for the delay!
This week, I want to pass along my good friend Red Tango’s new silly site, StuffWomenLike.net. Unicorns.. Diet Fresca… Air fresheners that smell like glades and waterfalls and things… Chock full of stuff that girls can’t help but go gaga over.
(and while you’re there, you can check out some web graphics by me! …I can draw a unicorn if I want!)
I was told by my Mum that when I was a wee humanling, I was investigating a little bottle of glitter (not olives), holding it up to the light, and the lid fell off, and it spilled all on my face. I imagine I freaked out like out friend Fortiscue there!
I’ve been re-reading Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha again. I just can’t get over the way he incorporates such absurd visuals and dialog in such serious, epic story telling. At first I was like, “what the heck is he doing?” I know of no other comic artist that has the guts to get away with that sort of thing.
I promised myself… if I was going to have a hottie villain like this, that she’d be able to act ridiculous from time to time. Nothing worse than a funny comic being dragged down by some uppity, high falutin’ emotionless dame!
CK could learn a thing or two from Ace. It’s all about keeping the right attitude! Although in making this comic, I discovered that Ace is not as sharp as he should be at times! We’ll see how much it takes to freak out Freeda before she raises the alarm. Hmm.. Freak Out Freeda. Sounds like a new alternative band from Boston.
Did you know you can watch a recording of this comic being made? Right here!
Join the Commander Kitty Facebook page to be notified at other live drawing shows!
And don’t forget! There are buttons!
Sorry about that satirical digression last week! Not sure how that actually went down. Back to story now!
Nin Wah’s back to her normal costume now. Finally!
And hey, lookit that, there are buttons! They’re 1.5″ in diameter, and have all your favorite Commander Kitty crew members.
Send a $5 donation for your favorite character, or $25 for all six!
All orders come with an original sketch, and a signed glossy Commander Kitty promo card. I made them for Comic Con last year, and I’ve got tons of ‘em left!
Thank you for your support!
This newest episode will be a bit tardy. You know, the holiday weekend and all! Please stay tuned!
Gerry Cheevers (#30 – retired) was a goaltender for the Boston Bruins from 1965-1980, and head coach of the Bruins from 1981-1985. His streak of 33 undefeated games in 1972 still stands as an NHL record today.
During a practice in the 68-69 season, he painted some stitches on his mask where a puck had struck him. Soon, the mask was covered in painted stitches, becoming a lasting icon of his relentless style of play, and of the sport itself.
I think I’ve got about 5 different color variations of those little ships. I gotta go back and make sure everything looks the same! That’s not retconning, is it? That’s just sloppy cartooning! I’m thinking of adding a little contest section. I’ve got some buttons being made for prizes. Stand by!
So, for those of you new to the CK Galaxy, it’s like this. So far, we’ve dealt a lot with planet Gazelle (and before too long, I hope to go other places!) Gazelle is part of the Antelo system, along with planets like Oryx and Saiga… different species in the Antelope family (more or less!). So when someone says, “he’s a Ferret”, it’s like saying he’s from Ferret.
Generally, a planet is mostly populated by the namesake species, but they all mingle and play nice together. There will be baddies though! Having explained all that, I wanna get out of Gazelle, and off to other places soon, before this turns into another bus. Don’t ask about the bus. Forget I said anything!
I like this episode. I decided to give a fancy background a try. And it’s got Ace and his crew. Those guys are swell!
Don’t forget to check out the Commander Kitty page on Facebook!
I’m actually getting a comic ahead in my pipeline. Now that this crazy plot is falling into place, the ideas are coming thick and fast. Once hockey season winds up, I’ll really make some headway.
More of the Tagged here!
I just wanted to add a quick comment. Fans who have been using the old RSS feed should be automatically redirected to the new feed, thanks to Mr Emling’s help!. If you haven’t been to the homepage for a while, come on by and check out CK’s new digs!
I don’t watch the news very much, so I don’t know who the hot reporters are these days. But this Keith Olbermann fellow had the Cinematic Titanic crew on his show the other day, so he was fresh in my mind. That, and “Olberlope” is fun to say!
Sorry to say, those I.I.I. jerks are still alive!
Thanks for all the compliments and the help tweaking the rough spots! I’m glad you all like the new look!
Another shout out I’d like to give is to my friend Brian Reynolds who colored most of the early episodes if the new CK. I had planned on it lasting longer than it did, but a few unproductive weeks last year, and I had exhausted my reserve of strips and began coloring them myself again out of necessity. My fault!
Maybe I’ll get a few weeks ahead at some point, but I am enjoying coloring them again.
You may or may not know I’m a big hockey fan, so maybe when the season’s over, I’ll have something better to do with my time… like drawing!
Thank you, Brian Emling for his indispensable help in getting CK out of the stone age! I hope you like! Future comics will be in this tall format, and an extra 200 pixels wide for you, my loyal fans.
I will be tweaking the bits that I find need tweaking, like the ads below there… don’t know why they haven’t kicked in yet. I’ll maybe try out a widget or two along the way. If you got any suggestions, please let me know! And of course, I have to add all the rest of the comics… manually. Enjoy!
Like I said, I am heading out to SDCC this time around! I’ve never been there before.
Everything I hear about it tells me there’s no way to fully prepare yourself for it, so I’m not! I’m just packing a bag (and bringing an empty one) and heading out.
I will most likely base myself at RedTango‘s booth (#4201, next to the Starbucks!) and I will have some CK postcards to hand out. Please stop by!
If I can’t prepare, I can at least take inventory of what comics I’m missing. I don’t collect as many comics as I used to, but what I like, I would like to keep complete. My Usagi Yojimbo graphic novels, Tezuka’s Phoenix saga. Maybe a little animation cel hunting to add to my walls! I’ll be sure to swing by Scott Christian Sava’s booth and say hey!
I went to the first New York Comic Con (no relation, I believe), and it was so crowded and congested, the throngs of people inside just inched around like caterpillars. You could literally get seasick just wandering around. I’m hoping San Diego, as big as it is, is at least a little roomier.
It tries so hard, and… well, no it doesn’t.
I like MOUSE a lot. It’s the character I think of when I talk back to the TV. I think of MOUSE when I’m forced to sit through commercials when I call tech support. It puts up with so much, and can do so little.
MOUSE is the AI system aboard CK’s ship. Its function is to control ships systems and act as a sort of direct interface. This is assisted with the use of a mobile robot unit in the shape of a small gold mouse. (clever, eh?)
In case of accidental (or deliberate) destruction, another MOUSE unit is automatically replicated. Multiple MOUSE units can be activated when needed, though I can’t imagine why you’d want to do that.
To facilitate a smooth interaction with the ships commanding officer, each MOUSE unit is enabled with on-board Vocodeo™ software which lets you communicate naturally with your little robot friend.
The MOUSE OS is programmed in powerful, adaptable Actionscript 3000™. With a minimum of effort*, you too can create subroutines and adjust your little robot friend as it suits your purposes.
Be sure to use genuine MOUSE software when upgrading or adding on to your MOUSE’s OS. The use of pirated software can damage your system’s efficiency, and may make communicating with it problematic.
By reading this, you agree to the EULA, and release the manufacturer from all damage incurred to your property or person as the result of the actions of your MOUSE AI system.
Enjoy, and happy exploring!
* user guide and Actionscript 3000™ programming bible sold separately. Available at all fine space vehicle dealers and bookstores. Classes and specialized training available at additional cost. Average length of full training period from 2-3 years. Loans available from most licensed SpaceCredit™ brokers
There. A second comic. Now I have an archive!
The first comic I expected to come out on Sunday, but it says Saturday. Fenn, if you’re reading, what time zone is this thing set to?
The archives of the past aren’t available yet. At the moment, I just don’t want to confuse the two. This new story has nothing to do with Pango’s scales, or CK’s real name… Yogurt might play a small part in the future
I’m looking into a different domain host that will let me add more options and stuff to CK. My host just isn’t keeping with the times!
In the meantime, please tell your friends CK is back! And thanks very much for all the great mail!
That being said, I never understood why I need an RSS feed. (maybe I’m the one not keeping with the times.) I visit these sites anyway, what difference is it whether I see the headlines on the website or in my bookmarks? Am I missing the point?
This comic is not about games, but I do play them. Most of my fun time is being eaten up by LittleBigPlanet. I’m trying to build an ice world game where you rescue a penguin from …something. Haven’t figured everything out yet.
And finally, a big shout back to Scott Christian Sava from The Dreamland Chronicles. Get diggin’ on his jukebox! (and his fantastic comic!)
A couple people have told me my RSS feed is malfunctioning. I assure you, I had no idea I even had an RSS feed. I’m looking at how I go about removing it. (or fixing it, whatever it does!)
What was it, 4 years ago? CommanderKitty.com’s host has a meltdown around Februaryish, and took a couple weeks to bring back to a wobbly state of functionality. After a second failure, I moved my site to a different host, but the hustle bustle of work-life was eating its way more and more into my free time. So I put CK and crew on the side for a long hiatus.
Now that I’ve been fortunate enough to move out of New Jersey, and closer to family, my head began thinking of CK, Mittens, Socks and all the other warped cartoon facets of my inner psyche. They were getting too loud in my head, and I needed to express them. And since Plan A was very illegal and required a six-week wait, I settled on Plan B: Start the webcomic again!
This is a retelling of Commander Kitty. A new canon, if you will. Consider the first incarnation a rough draft to iron out all my bad storytelling habits. (That smegging bus!). You know, kinda like what they’re doing with the new Star Trek movie. Dontcha think? Kinda?
Helping me this time around with his nice coloring touch is Brian Reynolds. I’m thankful he’s able to spare the time to help me out! Say hello to the nice people!
Before too long, I’ll be adding a CK Store, and maybe a forum. So stick around! Enjoy!
– Scotty A