Well, I’m back. Life got pretty rough–like it always does–but at least I have more time to draw nowadays. It is summer, and I did get a job (yay!). I’ll be making sandwiches starting on Wednesday.
This piece isn’t anything new; in fact, I drew it shortly after I got the iPad in December and just didn’t post it. That’s how it’s been with most of my artwork–I’ll have you know that I’ve got a huge backlog of stuff ready to go. Maybe I should post something every day just to get it over with.
Oh, the description. Grea’s character hasn’t changed in the two years since I came up with her, but above is a more refined look than in her first design. I drew it using Apple’s Notes app, but I’ve since switched over to Adobe Sketch–so don’t expect to see much more in this colored pencil style.
Life changes. (The full-color version is on its way.)
It’s true; my family’s relocating to the state of Utah, and the trailer leaves this Monday. This is the main reason for the extended six-month comic hiatus and unexpected three-month sketch hiatus the site recently experienced. Had my junior year started as I’d hoped, I might have had more new content for you guys to enjoy. But being burdened by the new cross country season, difficult classes, and (especially) the move took its toll on me, and I wasn’t able to get anything done until fairly recently.
Unfortunately, ending my career at SHS also means turning in my nifty school-issued laptop/tablet–this time for good. That doesn’t mean the end of the strip, though. While you should expect another (short) hiatus while I’m finding and purchasing my next drawing tablet, I still have plans for “Shenanigans: A Life”, and Dustlander Productions isn’t going anywhere.
I can’t thank all of you readers enough for the support you’ve given me over the years. I don’t have much to show for it, but making these few webcomics has really changed me. Here’s to many more years of cartoony goodness. Oh, and check out my Patreon.
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With school having started a few weeks ago, I can’t tell y’all how good it feels to finally post something. That’s right–it’s the time-lapse of “11. Drawing” that’s been in development heck for the past four months! Hopefully it doesn’t jump around too fast for you (I might make an slower extended version to remedy that…).
I’ve also got an announcement to make. Time-lapses are a nice addition to the extensive amount of drawing I do, but they definitely take up a lot of my time (no pun intended). In this video, for example, I had to cut, paste, and speed up over twenty hours of footage–no joke! That’s why I’m deciding not to make any more time-lapses–at least not for the regular comics. I’d rather make higher-quality content for all of you to enjoy, like more comics and more animations, than spend time on this sort of novelty video. They’re neat, but that’s the extent of their value to me. (The soundtrack is legit too.)
Thanks all for your support in making these videos–I’m not through with YouTube just yet, but it’ll take time before I have anything new to post. Hopefully I’ll surprise you guys with some of my upcoming work, though!
What better way to celebrate 10 “Shenanigans: A Life” comics, my own birthday and the website’s birthday (both of which to be celebrated next month) than with a guest comic? As you might imagine, Cal drew it this time around. Trust me, he is way better at drawing than this. He just doesn’t do it as much as me.
He wasn’t recording or anything, so unfortunately that means no time-lapse this time around. Be sure to watch the last one, though!
Ah, here we are again with some old work–this time, a painfully low-res wallpaper. (Eh, on second thought, it looks fine.) In case you don’t recognize the text here, it comes from the hit “Mr. Brightside” by the band the Killers (one of the best songs of all time, in my opinion, minus the sketchy references to, well, listen to the song and you’ll get it).
The image wasn’t even entirely my idea. It comes from an image here that Cal showed me. Whether he made it or not, I don’t know, but it’s possible. I should probably ask him… Regardless, I had some free time on my hands, and a nice little image of my tuxedo-ed self from “3. Mormon”, so I thought, what the heck, I’ll post it. I even finished this before “3. Mormon” was done!
Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for a new comic next week!