June 21st, 2012

Peter G

Slight Delay -- Sound Waves #10 And Red Riding Hood #1

Sorry to do this, but I'm working 15 hour days, and they are making us do it every day, including Saturdays and Sundays (illegal?  You bet.  But you can't file a complaint unless you already HAVE worked the time, so the path to salvation leads through the mud).  In case you are wondering why I had Red Riding Hood finished before I pitched it instead of just doing eight pages and trying to get the rest done after the deal was made.  As such, I'm delaying the release of Sound Waves #10 and Red Riding Hood #1 until July when things should finally stabilize and I'll have some time back again.  Don't worry, things are still on track for five Sound Waves comics this year (in fact, I can stall until August if I need to) and all of Red Riding Hood (four issues in four months), so they'll be out.  I just need some drastic breathing room first.
Reflective Mermaid

And Now, A Quick Message To Reassure I Haven't Dropped Off The Face Of The Earth

This meme is going around, and I have a little bit of time, so I think I'll do it.

1. What's your favourite day of the year?

Hasn't happened yet.  I'm not sure when it will get here (although I'm fairly sure it will), but until then, there's a blank space on the calendar.

2. What's the latest addition to your wishlist?

Tough to say, I'm not really sure.  I've reached a point where I have acquired most of the things I would love to have, so my desire to add has slowed down a great deal.  Not buying as many movies or video games or any of that stuff, lost a lot of interest in anime, music is the only area continuing to thrive for me.  The only things I'm really looking forward to I have coming but haven't arrived yet -- the Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover and Boulder Dash for my Atari 2600.  Oh, and hopefully, next year, a sketch of Rhapsody and Melody by Jamal Igle.

3. Who's your favourite animal on the internet?

Well, I would have to say it's a tie between Raff and Holly from my Stress Puppy comic strip (hell, yes, I'm biased.  You think Obama's gonna vote for Romney?).  Barring that, Twilight Sparkle.

4. What was your first word?

I asked my mom, and she thinks it might have been "mama."  Nope, she apparently didn't listen to me then, either.  (I'm such a bitch.)

5. Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?

The Bruce, The Man Himself, Bruce Campbell.  Although I've been told Dan Ackroyd looks closer to me, but he's not as cool as The Bruce.

6. What's your favourite scent?

I love the smell of a swimming pool on a hot fresh day.  The smell from when I peel off the plastic on a new box of tea, when the aroma escapes, is good, too.

7. Where is your favourite place to eat?

I don't have a favorite place per se, since it's more about the food or the comfort to me.  I can appreciate a wonderful spot like Luigi's House as much as the familiarity and creature comforts of McDonald's.  So probably, any place that agrees with me.

8. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Erin Grey from Buck Rogers.  Lots of guys fell for Lynda Carter in their formative years, but I wasn't much of a fan of her show.

9. What is your favourite form of media? eg. books, films, comics, videogames

There's no such thing as a favorite form of media.  Media conveys the art, it's the art that's important.  Films, comics, video games, and so on all incorporate so much from each other from presentation to story elements to whatever, the division is arbitrary.  I make video games and comics and a movie and...well, pretty much anything my mind can conceive of.  It's the end result, that you actually made something, you had an idea and you saw it through, that's more important than how that thing is conveyed.

10. Are you religious?

I believe I can answer that with a resounding, "DUH!"

11. Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I lean more towards dogs, but I'm more of a penguin or chinchilla person.

Epic Fail

Totally Boss

So today, the boss says that, if we work Saturday and Sunday "until released" (and remember, we are working fifteen hour days), in addition to his gratitude, we will get a $100 gift card.  "It's a Visa gift card so you can use it for whatever you want.  You can use it for gas or diapers...or beer...or liquor."

Someone want to tell me where in the manager's handbook it says it's a good idea to relate to your employees like they're a bunch of drunken rednecks?"

"Yeah, too much of the stuff from my own still, I'll go blind, but I can't usually afford that fancy screw-top stuff.  But now?  I'm gonna get me a case of Schlitz!  Living the dream!"

By the end of the day, I had half the floor chanting to each other, "FREE HOOTCH!"

The boss doesn't understand why he doesn't get respect.

Fuckin' derp, dude.