Scooter and Ferret is updating again and what a whirlwind month. Both me and my sister are moving to separate locations at the same time, so the house is chaos. Tensions between all of us are low, we’re bonded together in adversities lately, but we can’t avoid each others’ space. Boxes are everywhere and that’s only going to get worse, and the motivation to cook or clean in this state is not compelling. Somewhere in the midst of everything Scott finished by his deadline and we dove back into strips, so here is the first installment of the new year. I can tell you that the strip will take some unexpected directions this year, so keep those RSS feeds and those inboxes ready to receive.
In case anyone is wondering what’s going on with Scooter and Ferret updates in the new year, they haven’t fallen victim to the new baby – Scott’s just under a tight deadline for his freelance project. New strips will return next week. In the meantime, I would like to show off the new portfolio site I made for him, ScottBall.com. I was thrilled with the way this turned out, it’s a very smooth use of a WordPress theme and it’s magically easy to update. As you’ve probably noticed, we haven’t really converted this strip into a business yet, therefore Scott’s income comes entirely from illustration projects. A good illustrator needs a good website behind him to show him off.
After some very wild wild-goose-chases this month I put a deposit down on a condo rental last Friday. I’m going with the “location location location” philosophy by choosing an amenity-free, family-run little place that happens to be 12 minutes from where I work. And that’s if I take the main roads, I believe there may be a super-secret alternate route that’s almost direct. Some have advised me to buy again, but I can’t visualize buying again, especially without a deposit, or in Florida. Let’s all have some sanity this time. Anyway, buying has prevented me from trying out urban living, and I may have been missing out on something there. How convenient to have something, anything within walking distance. Even if it is a bowling alley.