July 29th, 2011, 1:10 pm


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I Come From the Land of the Ice and Sleet

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cspainey July 29th, 2011, 1:07 pm

It's that time again, where I document some of the fantastic happenings of my recent away-go to the United States!

It actually wasn't as hot there as I'd feared it might be, largely due to the fact it hadn't properly rained at all for 8 straight months. Which was fortunate for me, but presumably not so much so for anyone in the area who happened to like water.

I will say this though: arriving there wearing two jackets was totally worth it just to beat the carry-on baggage restrictions!
I am crafty like 10 foxes.

Also I fixed my blog, which apparently wasn't showing some of the later posts I'd made, so now there's a fair amount of stuff to go check out!

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twilightdragonite July 29th, 2011, 3:52 pm

You managed to get here right in the middle of a HORRIBLE heat wave xD It's ridiculously hot here; I can't imagine what it must've been like down in Texas. Besides spontaneous combustion, of course.

Gibson Twist July 29th, 2011, 5:38 pm

Your skeleton looks so sad.


Clouds Begin Fail July 31st, 2011, 3:04 pm

i realize now that the last time you were wearing regular clothes other than the hobbit stuff or that black shirt was back in the scoobly doo spoof.
doenst that collar get itchy after about a year of wearing?
and whatever happened to the grey hoody back in 2009? and the september-of-2006 blue sweater? at least its consistent clothing.

i likey anyway

cspainey August 1st, 2011, 11:19 am

@RetroDog: I considered a third, but decided that would just be unrealistic :P

@twilightdragonite: I just consider it conditioning for when I'm over there for an actual summer-summer, with humidity and a heat index of 'Run for it' XD

@Gibson Twist: I was trying for ages to carefully get the eyes just the right kind of sorrowful... then I smudged while I was inking and it turned out exactly how I wanted!
Yay, happy accidents! X3

@Clouds Begin Fail: Haha yeah, guess I have gone through quite the wardrobe change over the course of the comic, huh? XD When I started drawing the clothes in a slightly more detailed style (basically not just rough, clothe-shaped... shapes!) I wanted to better reflect the kinds of clothes Cam and I would usually wear. At the time, that was generally t-shirts and shirts respectively (though since then I think Cam may have become a shirt-fellow, and since Texas I've taken to short sleeve tees again).

Overall though I wanted to keep the clothing consistent — even if the hairstyles aren't! — and didn't want to have us wearing the same things.

Because that would just be awkward

cspainey January 22nd, 2012, 1:56 pm

@Clouds Begin Fail: Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm talking about! I wanted to give us clothes that didn't look exactly the same if there weren't the colour cues! (And also to actually draw clothing that didn't just look like those amorphous clothing-ish shapes :P)

Though it probably would make it easier if I was the type of person who could stick consistently to one kind of wardrobe… >>