Can we retire the word "hipster" yet?
It's like this generation's "commie". No-one who uses it knows what it's supposed to mean, just that it's bad and that it's an easy way to label the "other".
Grow up, already.
Man, LiveJournal is a ghost town these days.
End of an era?
I haven't updated this thing in forever. Here's one way to fix that:
gd-kun.net's mail service has been moved to a new server. You may have noticed this if you're hosted there, because your e-mail most likely stopped working. Sorry about that! Most of your settings can remain the same, but your login is now your full e-mail address ("email@example.com", instead of just "name"). I am told this is for security reasons. Everyone likes security, right?
That's all I got!
How do you reconcile your day job with your art?
Is it even possible long-term? Can you have a life outside, too?
Most days I'm so tired I can't even see straight. Sometimes I don't even remember falling asleep. Caffeine and energy supplements rarely keep me awake. I find myself taking sick days just so I have time to collect my thoughts and draw. Surely this is a bad sign.
Or maybe I'm just doing it wrong. Tell me your secrets.
Some people have this weird sense of entitlement when it comes to webcomix. I've never really understood it, but it occasionally rubs me the wrong way, even when it's not my own comic in question. Lemme break it down thusly:
Getting involved in a webcomic and its community = Good!
Expecting a webcomic to revolve around you and your needs = Bad!
Also, my fellow Americans, please get out and vote today if you haven't already. Voting is one of the easiest things in the world, and it's one of the few ways to make a difference in this country. This goes double for the younger folks: it's time to shake the label of Generation Apathy.
Do your civic duty and rock that vote!
OHP is startin' again on February 9th!
I just realized I've been neglecting this poor El Jay. Some of you might be curious as to what exactly I've been doing that's been keeping me away from the comic (and arts in general), so here is a handy list of some of the video games I've been working on, each followed by a one-sentence verdict. Obviously, I can only talk about the titles that have already shipped, but more will be forthcoming.
Electronic Arts, wherein a corporate juggernaut mashes the very soul out of the gaming industry...
The Godfather (PSP, 360, PS3, Wii) - I'd rather have my fingers broken by the mob than work on another one of these.
The Sims 2 Pets (PSP) - A crime against humanity and animals in a convenient portable package.
Tiger Woods 07 (360) - Somehow, they managed to make the sport of golf even more boring than the real thing.
Superman Returns (360) - The superhero who can't jump and looks for stray kittens in his spare time.
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii) - I don't think there are enough crappy World War II shooters, can we please have another with waggle controls tacked on?
Sega, wherein a once mighty company has been reduced to making embarrassing licensed games and Sonic spinoffs...
Sega Rally REVO (360) - It is completely impossible to not power-slide in this game.
Virtua Fighter 5 (360) - I knew that eventually, I'd get put on a good game by mistake!
The Golden Compass (360) - This was my punishment for enjoying Virtua Fighter 5.