Character Concepts: Raye

Strange Company is a big story with a big cast, and it follows multiple POVs. There are five main characters, whose perspectives the story follows most often: Raye, Helmi, Uriel, Gabriel, and Sam. Out of these five main characters, THE main character is Raye. Raye is an energetic young woman with a mischievous streak. She’s also a bit directionless, and doesn’t know what she wants out of life yet. This becomes a point of contention… Read more Character Concepts: Raye

Project Spotlight: Strange Company

It’s been over a month since the webcomic host Smackjeeves shut down for good. For the last 12 or so years, it was home to my very first (and very abandoned webcomic). That webcomic was the spiritual predecessor to Strange Company. It’s got the same characters, the same world, the same settings. It even has some holdovers from the old plot. But I’d like to think it’s evolved enough that it’s something wholly new. The… Read more Project Spotlight: Strange Company

Art Challenge: Yearly Redraw

Let’s switch it up and break away from the planning and writing stuff this week. One of my favorite art challenges is the yearly redraw. It’s a great way to see what you’ve learned over the course of a year, and how your style and skills have developed. I’ve never attempted this before (at least, not that I remember) so I decided to take a stab at it. I dug through my digital art files… Read more Art Challenge: Yearly Redraw

On Setting the Pace

Time to dip into the nitty gritty. I have the projects I want to focus on this year. Now I need to wrangle them into shape, and I need to decide how long I have to do that. I need deadlines. I’ve got a problem, though. A few problems, actually. For one, I have a habit of giving myself goals that prove too daunting. Solution? I need to break my big lofty goals into smaller,… Read more On Setting the Pace

A glimpse at what’s to come

Last post, I called January my “figure things out” month. We’re two weeks in now. What have I figured out so far? Well, I haven’t set any deadlines for myself yet, and I still don’t know exactly what I want to work on from month to month. It’s kind of making my head spin, so we’ll leave the details and the planning for next week’s post. This week, I want to talk a little bit… Read more A glimpse at what’s to come

On Setting Up My 2021 Project Log

“I want to actually finish things this year.” This is what I keep telling myself. My original intention for this post was to talk about my 2021 Project Log, and how it’ll help me track my writing goals. The Project Log, which I started last May, is a word count tracker, writing session log, and rewards system all in one. Every thousand words gained me a point, marked with a sticker! Once I’d racked up… Read more On Setting Up My 2021 Project Log

New Year, New Look, New Plans

Time to perform a little bit of necromancy on this site. It’s been two years since I last finished and posted a comic here. My attention’s just been elsewhere, especially after two moves in 2019 and an…eventful 2020. Still, I want to revive this place. I can’t make any promises about when I’ll have a new comic, but I have some (very) loose plans for the coming year. First off, I’m going to attempt keeping up… Read more New Year, New Look, New Plans