Friday, May 13, 2011

Wow, I have been working on this arc for awhile. Granted there was a loooong break in there...but still.

The newest page, Page 29 is right here if you want to take a look.

I am really anxious to end this story. I have been thinking of various endings, and the first one would have plunged me right into another story would have "spun off" so to speak, I guess is the term. However, I need to take a break from the Ants and work on another project in the works, so I definitely didn't want to do that.

Another ending I was going to go with, again, would have spun off into a whole new arc, so I ditched that one. I was having trouble coming up with an ending where I wouldn't feel like I left it open-ended, you know?

A couple weeks ago, I took a break for a week to take care of household issues (basically getting rid of a lot of extra stuff I had lying around), and I came up with a perfect (and funny) ending. Well, at least I hope it's funny.

I hope to wrap this arc up in two or three more pages. After that, the Ants will be shelved for awhile--not permanently of course--so i can work on a new, fresh idea. I need to switch gears for awhile.

So, Antcomics will continue, but not on a regular update type schedule. They'll pretty much be whenever I think of an Ant idea. And probably no more long story arcs...I say "probably", of course you never know.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Well Hey Thar!

Yes, I said I was going to retire this, but it seems some people are still linked to it, checking it out, whatever. So I guess I will update if there is anything worth updating about. Plus I was looking at this blog and it's just so purrrdy. =p

As you may know, Antcomics went on a rather long hiatus, from October '08 to December '10. Yeah, I know, right? More than two years! Well, I had kind of a "down time" for those two years, wasn't working on much of anything. My two main comics, The Ants and the Compozerz, took a back seat to life for awhile, you might say.

I was jazzed to get back to the Ants, though, and once I began drawing those guys I realized how much fun the Antcomics were to do. I realized how much I really missed them. A lot of other people did too, I found out--how many surprised me. You know, it may sound egotistical or whatever, but I sometimes Google Antcomics (and my other comics) to see if anyone's been buzzin' about them anywhere. Surprisingly, I found that several people actually were, in forums and what not. Once forum had a little thread about them and they were all pretty upset that I just up and quit on the Antcomics. So yeah, flattering surprise there, ya might say.

Anyhow, to the important stuff!

Yes, the Ants are back, at the moment they are going to be a once a week thing. I usually update toward the end of the week, but I never set any particular day of the week in stone, cause you know...I do have a life outside of the comics (believe it or not!)

When I left off in October '08, I was in the middle of a big story arc, "Battle of the Bands." The story was a spin off of "Bowling," a previous story arc. If you haven't read Bowling, I'd recommend you do, otherwise you may get a little lost.

"Bowling" starts here, "Battle" starts here, just to give you some handy-dandy links. In between those are a couple of strips where Marco and Iris go out on a date, you can read them if you want but they aren't too relevant to the story. Sort of an "intermission, I guess.

Now, these are hosted at DrunkDuck, which recently had some problems. The site basically crashed, and the folks at DD scrambled to fix it back up. It's behaving better now, I think they just about got the bugs worked out of it. All comics posted on or after January 14th were wiped out, though. Fear not, O Anty ones, I have re-uploaded all the lost pages, so the Antcomics are there in their entirety as of this writing.

However, I do have a back up, should anything squirrely ever happen again at DD: DeviantArt. All of my comics are posted there. The Ants have their own gallery there too, right here. So no one should ever have to suffer Ant Withdrawal. Hopefully.

After this current story arc, I plan on slowing down on (but not quitting! I swear!) the Antcomics for a bit. I may not be updating every week, in other words. Don't worry, I won't be abandoning them totally. I am going to be starting another comic project of epic proportions, though, so I'll post a link to that as soon as I get the ball rollin' on it. You may or may not be interested, but eh, I'll post a link anyway.

So there you have it, folks. I'll try and keep you up to speed on Ant happenings a little better in the future.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gonna Retire This Thing

That's right, folks! I have been neglecting this blog, and it's mostly because I am too busy to keep up with it. Also I really can never think of much to say.

Originally I was going to make it sort of a 'sketch blog', but then decided that the scraps section in my DeviantArt Account serves the exact same purpose. So...why have rough sketches in two places?


Thanks for reading, for those who did. I'll probably eventually delete this whole thing. Don't worry though--as I said, all that's here is at DA too. So from now on, check there for stuff you might not see on the official (DrunkDuck) Antcomics page.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Check out this banner that Antlady, one of the founders of The Family of Noise, designed!

Hey, The Guys are animated for the first time! :)

Come to the Family of Noise!

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Family of Noise!

There's a brand new Ant fansite out there, and it was launched on May 17, 2008 (which happens to be my birthday!). It's called The Family of Noise, and they have used my Antcomics to illustrate it! I was blown away when they showed me the prototype...I mean, WOW.

Anyhow, click to check it out. It's very cool. Those guys worked their asses off on it, so go tell them what a great job they did!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What this Hyar Thing was Intended For!

That's right! Wow, sorry to neglect this thing so long.

Here is a peek into my last sketchbook. I was practicing facial expressions for Marco in the "Marco's Crush" story arc. I just went wild here, y'know? I have to warm up to get those crazy-ass facial expressions down.

Hey, quick sidenote: be sure and visit my DrunkDuck User page. There are new goodies up there, including a new comic I've started out called The Compozerz.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Not Dead!

...for those of you paying attention...

Yeah I plan to make this thing a lot more exciting. I been really busy with a lot of fan art, and this art exchange thing I did at DeviantArt.

I am (hopefully) also getting close to bringing the current Ants story arc wrapped up. I'll be updating that tonight. So far the Ants have pretty much wrecked the bowling alley, made the owner pretty mad, and Marco and Adam are at each other's throats. Oh yeah---one little catch--the owner has a crush on Gary! Chaos abounds (as usual!).

Anyhow, I will be posting lots of rough sketches and other stuff once I get the latest comic up. More later!