Monday, April 25, 2011

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ECTOPIARY MOVES FORWARD, ALTHOUGH IMPERCEPTIBLY

I've had a good week. I completed the artwork on a commissioned comic strip for Paul Slade of PanetSlade.com. I've also finally begun artwork for an upcoming webcomic to run concurrently with Ectopiary. With luck, it will be up and running an about a month's time.

I've also had opportunity to finally archive my ancient sound-collage recordings from my pirate radio days. For those with a strong stomach, I will post some samples on a future date.

Puppet production is advancing with great strides. Krissy and I painted the dolls yesterday. Next week, we hope to give them wigs and begin dressing them. Photos to come soon!

To celebrate my good mood and good fortune, I've posted this old drawing from one of my sketchbooks:

Monday, April 18, 2011

ECTOPIARY, Page 68

MORE ECTOPIARY IS HERE

My apologies for the late update. My internet connection crapped out on me over the weekend.

A thankfully uneventful week has gone by. I've spent most of that time drawing. My friend Kristina visited me this weekend and puppet-making (among other things) transpired. The Cochlea & Eustachia dolls are forming admirably. Next week, we'll begin applying paint.

Other interesting things occurred, but I sense it may be too early to make them public. If all goes well, it may develop into some very big news, indeed!

In the meantime, here's an ancient drawing that once served as the cover illustration for Chrome Fetus #3:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

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ECTOPIARY HAS RETURNED

The hiatus on the weekly comic was blessedly brief. Although I am still jobless, my finances are now sufficient for an (extremely) modest existence. During the next few months, I will be making some dramatic changes to the website to improve my chances of livelihood.

I do not have the words to express my gratitude to the individuals who helped me through this recent debacle. I'm genuinely deeply touched by the response to my last post. I don't know how I would have made it without all your generosity. Many, many thanks to you all!

Whilst struggling to eat & pay rent, I still found time for pursuits related to my comics and similar projects. Here are two interviews of interest:

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/webcomics-ectopiary-110328.html

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/04/01/kleefeld-on-webcomics-9-interview-with-ectopiarys-hans-rickheit/

Also, a surprise review at Webcomics Overlook:

http://webcomicoverlook.wordpress.com/?p=8560&preview=true


On top of all this, my dear friend Kristina Dorn & I have nearly completed construction of the Cochlea & Eustachia puppets! More info can be gleaned from her site here.