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Wait, I'm not dead!

posted Jul 18, 2015, 4:30 PM by Jacob Evans

So it looks like I finally managed to make good on my promises of unreliability. Sorry about that. Between the comic groups, a couple new projects, and a bunch of life stuff, it's been a busy few weeks.

The comic book blind date contest is finally finished – I'd planned to post at least one of the finished comics here immediately, but we had to bring a different (quite good) letterer on at the last minute, and he had to make some changes to the script to get my overly-wordy ramblings to fit on the pictures. Some changes I really liked, some less so, but there was no time to go over them, so the comic got submitted as is.

I'll admit it wasn't my best writing to begin with, I was mostly focused on getting us drawable pages to work on and didn't even write most of the dialogue until I was sure our writer had completely dropped out, but, selfish being that I am, I want to hold off posting the comic here until I've reworked a couple of the scenes that bother me. Sorry. In the meanwhile, you can find the submitted version here, and my other group, which still needs a good bit of work, here. (In my defense, lots of the line art on that one came in at the last minute. It was still a great team to work with though.)

In other news, I ran into a bit of doubt about Activation. Work-in-progress it may be, but after being away from writing for awhile, I'm feeling kind of skittish about some of it – mostly it just feels clunky and overwritten. Part of me is pulling for another rewrite, but I think I'm going to push to complete this section as a full draft before I do. Either way, there's probably an overhaul in the works. I'll try to post another section of it soon, though, it's all written for a good ways, I just want to go over it again before I pull the trigger.

Alright, so that's the bad news. The good news is that most of that life stuff is finished now, and the rest will be at the end of the month, so I should have a great deal more free time pretty quick. I've got a new short story I'm almost finished with on the way for you too. It's both my first shot at a real cyberpunk setting, and my first attempt at horror, so we'll see how that goes.

So yeah... if you're still here, thanks for sticking around, I'll have more for you soon!