Briefly, a black and white comic
Briefly, a black and white comic

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoy the novelty of seeing the uncolored inks of the comic, because today we had a bit of an impromptu blizzard. So, instead of being cozy and warm at home while I colored my comics, I was instead driving from doctor’s appointment to doctor’s appointment, trying not to crash, slide on the ice, or otherwise get mangled by the other insane drivers on the roads.* Had I known a snowpocalypse was imminent, I would have booked my follow-up eye exam on a different day!**

But don’t fret – I managed to get over half of the comic colored, and it shouldn’t take long for me to get the other half done tomorrow. The comic will be up, in color, as soon as it’s done. Thanks for sticking with me through this bout of bad weather!

*If the term ‘roads’ can still be applied to several inches of snow and slush piled atop three inches of slickest black ice, which I don’t think is the case.
**My eye is healed, btw, and I just have to see a contact lens specialist to get a new fitting before I’ll FINALLY have the use of both of my eyes again! Yay! No more drawing comics one-eyed, as I’ve been doing since October!

News: Posted December 6th, 2012 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Briefly, a black and white comic”

  1. Kittencyde Says:

    I heard about the storm! Yikes πŸ™ I’m sorry, it’s just my luck that Edmonton gets shat on the day before I head there.

    I’m glad to hear that your eye is better!

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:16 am
  2. FSilvermane Says:

    I will probably be laughed at for this but that is why I could never live any farther north than FL, I do not like driving in snow at all. Heck, when I spent my year on the RenFaire Circuit I was praying my entire time in OH/PA/MA in Aug-Oct that no snow storms would hit,..the day I left OH for FL the snows hit 1 hr after I left and followed me down until I got to SC [my Friend in OH was calling me with Weather Channel updates and those storms stayed just behind me the whole trip]. Sad thing is I like the idea of cool weather and “true” Autumn,…or that first crisp snow day,… just refuse to live in areas where that happens. That being said I salute your “intestinal fortitude” for braving the snow climates and driving in a Blizzard,……

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:36 am
  3. KenderBryant Says:

    Glad to hear you’re doing better. Hope you’re staying toasty warm. I know how you’ve complained about your poor circulation. Me, I stay warm with fluffy fleecy blankets and thermal underwear. I get chilled real easily too, and I live in FLORIDA! I want to live in Ireland, but I don’t know how I’d handle the COLD! Fortunately, you can always put more on, you can only take so much off! πŸ˜€

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:46 am
  4. Hendrik D Says:

    Well being from germany I kind of feel sympathy for the two old folks. When we LARP (Be it Vampire, Fantasy LARP, or even if it were werwolf) we kind of resent “Telling” [what those paper pages with descriptions are] and prefer have alot more difference between LARP and P&P witha great focus on costumes and acting out what happens instead of “Telling” and rules or even RockPaperScissors. (Just look up Pictures from the “Conquest of Mythodea” and you will find Fantasy LARP on a large scale) But somehow this view might just be a bit elitist. Alot of people from my VampireLive past and LARP career find Telling awful and american LARPers with “lower grade” costumes and RockPaperScissors Vampire to be funny at best, awkward or silly at the middle and godawful at worst.

    To be shwon in this chapter about Werewolf LARP (which would be quite rare in germany because it isn’t easy to convince others you are REALLY a 3m big fighting beast in Crinos unless your are Telling, at which point you probably could just play P&P after all.) just reminds me, that although we favor a different approach on LARP, being Elitist about it is bad. Its all about having fun πŸ˜‰ And although I wouldn’t be having fun to RockPaperScissors my way through conflicts in LARP [It would be too much to explain our rules here] there is certainly no way to ridicule other people for doing it. As long as they like to do it and have fun.

    And of course I realize that the whole business of providing Fantasy/LARP costumes, equipment, masks etc is in comparism far more developed in Germany than in other countrys. [No problem getting a nice looking Fullplate-Armor for 200-400 bucks, a chainmail for 150 or getting a starter Set of Tunic, linen trousers, leatherbelt and LARP Sword for 50] -> Just look at pictures from teh “Conquest of Mythodea”, most of the costumes are either self made or bought for not very much money. Custom made LARP weapons are so common there are quite a few artists around to go to. After all Elitism is understandable but still massively arrogant. Its a game, it is about fun. (And convincing everything in your LARP environment that you actually are what you are trying to portray.

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:47 am
  5. LART Says:

    Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool, very important device πŸ™‚

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 3:35 am
  6. Can you leave the black and white version up as well? It’s always fascinating to compare the line art to the coloured, and I always learn a lot.

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 3:36 am
  7. Oh. And. Um. Hope your eye gets better very soon, and never does that ever again.

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 3:37 am
  8. whims Says:

    “Coloring delayed by weather” was the substance of the post, but leaving to a footnote the implication about driving one-eyed through a blizzard might have buried the lead.

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:04 am
  9. Glad your eye is on the mend! As for blizzards…I saw one in Chicago a couple years back, which left enough snow on the ground in one day to convince me to move to Phoenix, 6 months later. =P

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 10:00 am
  10. Baz Uhl Says:

    I am from “La Camarilla FranΓ§aise” (french national vampire larp federation) and i really love your way of depicting the “semi-larp” and the difference between what happen in our mind and what an external viewer will understand! Especially this last Werewolf part with the “Bane” t-shirts and the dramatics Rock-Paper-Cissor πŸ™‚

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 10:51 am
  11. DM Says:

    Yikes, just stay safe! Hope all is well with your eyes and other parts, stay warm, and watch out for the crazies!

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 12:54 pm
  12. Ben Says:

    Glad your

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
  13. Ben Says:

    dang it! stupid enter key never does that when i want it to… continuing the above mis-send- Glad your eye is better, and props on doing this so well with only one eye.

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:10 pm
  14. Adaon Says:

    Ouch, sorry to read that about your eye.. good that you are on the mend. And Thank You for the updates you are bringing us nonetheless – you show a level of dedication and discipline that is recommendable.

    For some comics now i was thinking what Hendrik D wrote about the subject, from a german LARPer’s point of view. I concur about his statements and would like to add that even with all the costumes, props, and sets, some people just do not get into their characters, into the scene.. into the feeling. That is why this arc is so touching, because even with the low level of visual aids, and the use of an abstract fighting system, the level of immersion the players achieve is astounding. And that is what makes LARP great for me – the ability to be part of the story, to live the story.

    And this ist what you gift us with. Thanks!

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
  15. OldGeekGal Says:

    Oh no about your eye! Did you scratch your cornea? That is just NO FUN!!!!!!! Been there, done that, wore the pressure patch!

    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  16. alex bradtke Says:

    i hate you, I HATE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    you make me want to actually try LARPing.


    Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
  17. Ice Raven Says:

    Wow I can understand your travel trouble we dont as A rule have A lot of snow hear in Indy, BUT when we do it realy makes A mess. You would think our State Gov would think ahead but most winters they cant resist selling our extra salt to our nabors to the north!

    Posted December 7th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
  18. Ember Diesel Says:

    Omg I want to LARP so much right now, but I just moved so I have to find a new crew D:

    Posted December 15th, 2012 at 10:15 pm