Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Here's some of the pencil work I just did for Week 20. The finished page will go out to subscribers on Friday!

Still no web site, though!

Monday, January 30, 2006

WEB SITE IS DOWN! The free service that I use for the Ultra Fem web site appears to be down. All of their services are unavailable, not just my site. Their server is still running because I can ping it, but all of their sites, even their own front page, have been down since shortly after midnight last night.

This is bad! Anybody have suggestions???

Sunday, January 29, 2006

There were TWO new pages in the week's ULTRA FEM adventure! Sadly, these two pages did not contain any hard-core material, and I'm truly SORRY about that! REALLY I am! When I started this project, I wanted to have hard-core on EVERY page, but with a real story to tell, I've had to sacrifice that plan. I'll do my damndest to avoid it in the future!

Friday, January 27, 2006

CAN YOU SAY IRONY? Something really ironic has happened. Last week, I went to the WWOEC site to see about getting a gallery there. I joined the forum and asked how one goes about it. Of course, I also invited readers to visit my sites. The response I got from the admins was totally rude and unwelcoming, so I just dropped the whole thing. They didn't even answer my ONE question.

Since then, however, that one little post I made on that forum has been the NUMBER ONE hit generator for the Ultra Fem site. Go figure.

It's not like I'm getting a whole lot of hits. I'm barely getting 300 a day, and nobody is subscribing. Really low numbers and nonexistent sales. This is a lot of work I'm doing, more than I've ever done, and I need to make sales. Anybody have any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Don't know who did it, but my site ended up on the ABPECO list. The only reason I know this is because I suddenly got a boost of hits from that address. Hey, whoever you are, THANKS!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I've created a gallery for my work at ComicARtFans.com

I'll use it to show off my work and try to get more commissions.

Meanwhile, I mailed out 'Week 18' yesterday. It didn't come out like I planned. It was a huge page, with lots of stuff happening in it, so I did the art in several separate pieces and put it all together in Photoshop. Each piece came out great, but I couldn't make the finished product fit together quite as I'd pictured.

I'm also not happy with how Big Girl looks. This was her big debut, but I still don't have her figured out yet. This whole story will be all about HER, so I'd better get with it, huh?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Space Monsters! Appearing in tomorrow's Ultra Fem page! This is my Jack Kirby tribute, inspired by the cover of 'Tales to Astonish' #29. An endless horde of space monsters falling from the sky.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Remember those 'Shogun Warrior' toys? Remember that bad Marvel series? Remember THIS??

I sure didn't! Found this in issue no. 6 while looking for some "giant robot" reference material. Didn't expect to find BONDAGE! It's surprisingly HOT!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

There's this freaky "Batgirl" meme going around the artist community. I couldn't resist it. So here's my little line-drawing entry...

Here's the FULL LIST of participants. It's insanely long!
I've been using this blog pretty much only to promote my Ultra Fem work, but today I'm going to rant for a while. (I don't think anybody is reading this blog, anyway.) I finally have a little extra cash, so I wrote to the owner of leenks.com about buying a measly $45 text ad for my free valentines page. He wrote back today, "I only plug content." I didn't understand that response, and I asked what he meant. He said, "I don't plug frontpages."

Well, I hit the roof! So, my work doesn't qualify as "content," huh? He goes there and just sees "nothing!" Original art, GIVEN AWAY for FREE, and he sees "no content!" He turns down a SALE just to insult an artist! He could have said, "Sorry, doesn't fit in with my site" or even, "Sorry, I don't like your work" but NO. He comes back and says he sees NOTHING THERE!

That's why I'm ranting. It's not the saying "no," it's the attitude. Artists get this all the time. People in general have shitty, condescending attitudes toward artists. (And cartoonists are the bottom of the barrel. Even other "artists" have shitty attitudes toward cartoonists! Back me up on this, guys!) People SAY they love art and artists, but in reality we're invisible. Not worth noticing. (And not worth PAYING, but that's a different rant.)

This is why I'm in the business of doing commissions for comics and porno fans. These fans appreciate good cartooning, give lots of positive feedback, and are willing to pay for original art.

I can't get over this... he goes to my site and sees NOTHING THERE. And he TURNS DOWN A SALE! That's what gets me most. He's too lazy to even take the money! He didn't even answer the ONE question I had about placement. He just turns down a prospective PAYING advertiser with a flippant "you got nothing" response. He's running a site that is nothing but links to OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF, and he has the fucking NERVE to say I got nothing!!! Content my ass!

leenks.com was one of my favorite sites. Not anymore.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Mailed out today's weekly page! It's a BIG ONE! First page of a new story, in which Big Girl makes her debut!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Cattail in bondage!

Here's the fnished version of Cattail's first appearance in Friday's Ultra Fem page! I really like this one. Happy with all of it!

The page is nearly complete, too. Went quicker than I thought it would. Still exhausted, though!

For those of you who don't know yet, Cattail is a character inspired by Dante Posh. She's a really neat and classy lady I met last summer at a convention. Visit her site and tell her Ultra Fem sent you!


Sunday, January 8, 2006

UGH! This week's page is going to be SO HARD to finish! I'm only partly done with the pencils and inks. There are five characters just in panel 1! I'll get it done, though! UGH!

Saturday, January 7, 2006

BACK-ISSUES are now available for purchase on the web site! If you missed something, you can GET IT now!

I've made additions and updates to the web site every day this week... this YEAR, actually! Here's the latest art preview. This is what's coming next Friday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Did this quick sketch for a "Girls in the Rain" jam at Drawingboard.org

Oh, and there's a new PREVIEW at the Ultra Fem web site, as well as descriptions of the current and past episodes!

Monday, January 2, 2006

NEW WALLPAPER! I made this from one of the panels in last Friday's ULTRA FEM page. I'm really happy with it. Send it to your friends! Spread the word!

Sunday, January 1, 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today I mailed out the second of two pages for this week. The final page of Episode 2 will be out next Friday! I'm working on it now!