Monthly Archives: June 2008

Lost Work Never Done

I spent four hours cleaning up and coloring this comic last night and then saved over my print version with a screen resolution. I had to go back and start all over again tonight. I will say that it went a little faster the second time because all of my colors were worked out.

The song the geisha is singing is an old Broadway standard. The first time I heard it was on a web radio station when streaming radio was a new idea. It was a recording from the 30s and it was pretty jazzy. If you would like to hear an even more jazzed up version, Rasputina has their cover on YouTube. I’ve been a huge Rasputina fan for years, but for all those other fans out there, Melora did not write this song so please stop saying that she did all over the message boards. And Brand New Key began life as a novelty folk song from the 70s, just sayin. That doesn’t make their versions less than fantastic of course.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Skyping Across America

I’ve been communicating with a lot of people over Skype lately. Moving to Florida’s biggest drawback was leaving so many people behind. But a new laptop (currently playing The Jerk) with a webcam makes friends in Indiana and Washington look and sound like they’re in the same room. Pretty nice. I got to see one friend’s tiny little baby for the first time, and another friend’s new dog, and all without having to hold a cell phone up to my ear. It’s tempting to think about pulling a Forgetting Sarah Marshall and put some theatrical backdrops behind me for extra drama. Wheeee, I’m calling you from spaaaaace….. You get the idea.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter