It’s like, if you’re doomed to be destroyed, you can totally do without the taunting and sarcasm.
I want to do CK four times a month. I want to SO MUCH.
Welcome back to Commander Kitty! We are updating twice a month on Sundays, starting NOW! Spread the word! Really… I need to make this work out, heh heh… Twitter, Facebook, comic forums, anywhere! Let the galaxy echo with news of CK’s return! HLBRUHBLRURBHLULB!
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Hi, diehard Spacers! I finally had some time to myself where I didn’t feel guilty drawing CK and crew again!
The past year has been absolute nanners. I’ve been working as a storyboard artist / animator* for the new show ASTROBLAST. (check your local listings)
In contrast to my previous job, where there were lulls and rushes, this is constant non-stop 110 percent ten speed working biz. So a bit of a culture shock maybe (and dare I say an energy drain sometimes?) but it’s super fun doing this stuff all the time. I haven’t had anything comic worthy to post here, but I do post scribbles from time to time on the CK Facebook page.
But health wise, things are back on the up and up. I had some bad depression to go through over the winter which didn’t help things. (does it ever?) But being able to talk about it was part of getting over it for me. If depression hits you, hit back with talking. And patience.
But I don’t wanna bore you!
The big question… will CK continue? I want it to, but you fans don’t deserve this stop and go stuff. To reiterate a Facebook post, I would prefer to finish it behind the scenes and just present it to you all in a collection. A book if you will. And then move onto something else. Another CK story is possible. ANYTHING’s possible! I do like to mix things up.
Enjoy some CK artwork, and keep looking at the stars! I lost my skyfly keys, and they might drift by.
*They call it a storyboarding, but really there’s a lot of animating to do, but it’s in a rough stage. It’s what you might call an animatic. Well, it’s more final than an animatic, but less final than the final piece. Is that a actual position? Animaticker? Cartoons are weird, man!
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!
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!