Here’s a comic I found that seems to be intending to go some of the places I explicitly decided to avoid going with Rita – it sounds like it’s going to play with the point in time where robots and uploads become seen as fully “human”.
Also it is rendered pretty much entirely in shades of blue and the ‘about’ page mentions some of the characters are queer, so, well, maybe I’m just biased what with doing a very blue comic about a kinda queer robot lady? Anyway, check out O Human Star. I can’t say too much about it since it’s just one chapter long so far, but I’ll be watching it to see where it goes.
Meanwhile, the Kickstarter went off pretty well. It ended up at about 250% of my original goal, only a few hundred bucks short of the threshold I set for getting spot gloss on the Panopticon. I’m going to run the numbers in the next couple days and decide if I’m going to throw in some of my own funds to make that happen, now that it’s so close. Thanks a ton to everyone who contributed!
I’m working on the next page of Rita; I suspect there’s only gonna be one page this week, due to me scrambling to finish off the art for Further Confusion 2013′s website (it should go live on the first; right now it’s their default skin), and for my contribution to “Feast Yer Eyes”, a free tabloid-sized anthology a friend in New Orleans does, whose deadline is the first. The next page of Rita’s about, ooh, 1/3 done. I really wish I could manage to work up a buffer but I think I’d require a time bubble to do so. Or at least better work habits. Le sigh.
Also, my art is going to be in Heavy Metal. Really. They’re doing a special SDCC issue this year, and this piece from 2005 will be one of three variant back covers. OMG I’M GONNA BE IN HEAVY METAL. KEVIN EASTMAN LEFT A GUSHING COMMENT ON MY DRAWING. SQUEEEE. *happy dance*