was brought to my attention that some of the links were well... broken.
If you wanted to navigate the issues using the handy dandy fast forward
buttons... uh, they didn't really work, they brought you back here, which
is not what I had wanted. So I'm fixing them. One page at a time and testing
each link to double verify. A tedious process, I don't mind whining --
er, telling you. =) Ugh. That's the last time I trust a Microsoft product
to do my links for me, although I guess REALLY I have myself to blame.
For whatever reason, I chose a simple template (hey, it WAS almost TWO
years ago that I first made those pages, believe it or not!) and forgot
to go back through and do what I'm doing now. I'm now using Dreamweaver,
which I love for it's visual style. I used to use Netscape Composer, so
this is a lot better. Also, not sure how many visually impaired people
there are that come here, but I'm attempting to make this more JAWS friendly,
just for you! (No, I am not becoming a Yahoo! junkie)
All pages *SHOULD* be fixed now.
One month till my birthday!
a Big Space Naoset story page I hadn't scanned in yet, so will do that
once I edit it slightly... you see, all those stars in the Big Space series...
were HAND DRAWN... that's right! Yours truly was one BORED little misfit
when he drew them!! I'll be putting the new one up in a day or so (probably
right around Turkey Day) when I truly have some free time. Heck, with
colds I have free time too, but yuck, with all the coughing and sneezing,
I'm afraid I'll contribute something ELSE to the artwork! =D
.... ya know, I'm REALLY getting tired of Microsoft
Internet Explorer.. I've been a MS nut for the last 9 years, and ya know
what? I'm TIRED of it. If I understood Linux and if it were much more
compatible with things like games I'd probably switch over - God knows
I've tried Linux in multiple forms. But lately, Internet Explorer has
JUST NOT BEEN WORKING. Specifically, it's not loading some pages. Now
I know, check browser hijackers, virus software, and I've done all that,
and sometimes, a page like at the bottom of THIS page, the Squirrelworks
page, will NOT load in IE... So now I have Firefox
1.0, which admittedly is NOT perfect, (whatever happened to the formerly
great Netscape? RIP...) nor is it quite as fast, but it IS stable. And
thanks to some handy
plugins, I've got it actually working BETTER than IE now. I'm still
using IE as a primary browser for now, but I'm enjoying the dual capability
of both browsers. Thank God I don't pay for either of them... wait a minute,
I'm a Microsoft XP user... D'OH!!
In the meantime, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
By the way, feel free to drop a line in the new Guestbook!
page 15 of issue 3 up, leaving off with a slight cliffhanger. What shall
happen with Jin's powers? hehe only me and one other know.
Golly there's been a lot of you already!! 7500 hits as of today, and this
site has only been here two and a half weeks. Thanks for stopping by!
... I've made a painful decision. I'm going to edit issue 4. Ok, stop
groaning!! Issue 4 is going to be pretty risque for a family webcomic
(yes, I know I have slices and dices on people, especially the KKK) but
for what I want to do, I want people like my nieces and nephew to be allowed
to come and see what I do, so here's my compromise : For the unedited
version I will have either a subscription page that you can order, OR
I may do a printed version for sale off the website. Your choice. But
since it hasn't been finished yet, I'm not even taking orders. But I will
be! And it will be completed too, I have many story ideas!
very hard? Or hardly working very? heh.. whichever. Anyway, wanted to
update on the status of the strips.. doing homework as we speak (taking
a quick break).. preparing the adventures of Jin's new nemesis : the Argon
Ninja! EEEP!! Another one to take to the brightly colored suits! What
is this, the late 80's? ... well just maybe! =) we'll see as we get into
the new storyline figured out, and hope to have them up soon. I have to
jet to work on a 500 page Asian History assignment, so as soon as I have
that out of the way, I'll begin working on the new strips. Page 14,15
and the wrapup of issue three will come over the weekend though, so it
shouldn't leave anyone hanging.
The other day I bought a new set
of Accent highlighters, for old times sakes (they're the kind I used to
first begin Neon Ninja #1, 2 and 3). Nowadays I use Photoshop for the
color of course, but there has to be a basis. I went to scan them with
my CanoScan Lide20, and the colors wouldn't come out!! It would scan it
then remove the highlighted areas! DOH!! I had to tweak with a lot of
settings and call tech support before I could get it halfway working again.
Even still, the color, to quote Frank from MST3K "It's not the SAAAAAAME!!!"
I still love my Accent markers,
but it doesn't look like it is going to work for scanning them like that.
Btw, I'm trying out the new Firefox 1.0 for a month to see how it goes.
So far I've had to fix some font issues (mainly size) and a couple other
minor issues. One that I can't seem to resolve however, is a misplacement
of certain links INSIDE a picture - that just ain't cool! For instance
see page 6 of Issue 3. yeah... hmmmm......
Found some settings to adjust and that seems to have made a tremendous
increase in what it sees, more coming tonight, as I am scanning in as
many of the birthday pics I've done each year since the creation date
I'm debating what
to do for the new series.. as noted below, I used to do a daily strip,
but due to my injury, I couldn't keep up too well. And it takes me a whole
day to color an entire page (see page 14 of issue 3 - that took 4 hours,
cover of Issue 4 took 8 hours) .. so I'm thinking.. "how about...
a page or two a week in black and white and once it hits the archives
- then it'll be in color? " As I said.. I'm debating it.
Once upon a time I drew a daily comic
strip on WWAZ.com.. those days ended after fricking carpel tunnel sydrome,
and I got lost on my own story (doh!) ... NOW that circumstances are coming
to a head (more news on that as I get it) I am planning to move ahead
on new comics, new stories, and new characters. This includes finishing
the present storylines, and moving on to where I have always envisioned
Neon Ninja moving to. So hang in there, we will be journeying forth soon!