Whew! What’s happening this week! The Baggy Wrinkle is going nuclear or something. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m hoping we’ll find out next week. I hope everyone had a great time at Boston Comic Con. I’m writing this the week before, so I have no idea how it went, but I’ll be posting a blog update soon. Hopefully I took pictures.
After a very long one month journey full of pitfalls and frustration I’ve got my site running. It might be on the ugly side for a little while, but hopefully the content will be updating more frequently. That’s all I really have time to say right now. I’ll be churning out some more LEGO Club artwork this week, repairing my car’s engine and trying to flesh out the next chapter for you folks! Thanks for hanging in there!
I have no idea what’s going on with my website anymore. I’m pretty sure it needs to be built again from the ground up. Just before Comiconn I could access my site fine. After Comiconn I could no longer view my website from my home. Everyone else could. We contacted Dreamhost and they restarted the server and said everything would be fine. It wasn’t fine after that. I chatted with my ISP and they concluded it was my host. Heading back to Dreamhost, they moved Robotic Madness to a new server. Hazah! I could log in again. Today, I decided to log in to read through the old pages and start plotting the next few pages. Unfortunately I got some sort of weird twitter error and everything fell apart from there. The page has ceased to work, my styles have vanished and now the comic is gone. I have no idea what is going on. Maybe when I clear my head I’ll be able to come back in here and fix things, but from what I can see I’ll need to rebuild the whole site and re-upload all the old pages. And that’s all work that will cut into creating new pages. I’ve already lost all my readers, I see no sense in continuing the story.
Good news folks. After a few grueling weeks of server issues and going back and forth between my ISP and host, I have resolved the issue of not being able to view my own website! Evidently, no one using Verizon could view it… go figure! Anyway, now that I can get back in there, expect to see “Whatever I Draw Wednesday” and prepare yourself for a return of G.A.R.K. some time in September! I was hoping to have Gark rocking already, but due to these issues, all of my plans were knocked back a few weeks. So, cross your fingers and maybe start a social mob over at Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr and help light a fire under me!
Man, do I wish I could do this every week! This week I have a special WIWTDW for you! I was asked to do a demo for Drift Surf Shop in Wakefield, RI. They wanted me to use some of their newly stocked Boardstix markers on one of their longboard decks to see how well it covered and to show how all the colors looked. Well, at least some of the colors! Most of them actually. I really enjoyed this. I always enjoy seeing the time lapse after I do this. I basically sat down, made sure I had the Drift signature “D” on there ( I actually designed the D for drift) and then I just free drew the whole thing. I had no plans other then wanting to cover the entire board with art. I think it came out pretty neat. SO! Check out the video, check out the other speed painting videos I’ve posted, they’ve been getting decent hits and hopefully I’ll do another soon!
HUGE thanks to my pal, Dan Stevens for providing the music for this video. Check out Ramblin’ Dan Stevens (hardest working man in the blues) at www.danstevens.net
He tours all over New England and more. If you can catch a show, be sure to ask how he got his first cigar box guitar.
There was a lot going on in the studio today. I mailed out two commissions and two inked sketches for an auction for some friends. I’ll be ordering a button machine this week so Chris Gugliotti and I, The Titans of Cartoonitude, can start making custom buttons on the fly. Comiconn is next weekend and I’m hoping to see a lot of fans there and do a lot of commissions. I’ll be doing my standard $10 for pencils and $20 for ink sketches. I’ve been told that those prices are a deal! So I’m going to go with the consensus.
Boston Comic Con was great last week. I did a lot of commissions and everyone seemed thrilled. I also have a new print available; “Bat Oops.” You may remember it as a pas Whatever I Want To Draw Wednesday piece. I was hoping to have another print available for next weekend but only time will tell. Enjoy the Joker!!