On Restraint

Don’t Quit Your Day Job


Apologies for the comic being even later than usual.  Once again, I procrastinated, and didn’t finish the original drawing until too late on Friday night to start inking.  Then I was actually – gasp! – productive on Saturday.

I cleaned my room.

Yeah, I know.  Wow.

I got the closet so organized, in fact, that the boy felt an overwhelming urge to prance, and then did.  He pranced in my closet.  Not a euphemism for anything at all, I swear.  There was clear floor space in my closet, and he did a little jig right there, on that clear floor.

…no, I really don’t know why.


These fools actually trust me with shiny things!

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

I’ve managed to sneak into the booth at the Hideout, and now I’m lighting the current main stage show.  Drunk on power?  You betcha.

I’m told tech’ing is as much an improv performance as what happens on the stage, but it is simultaneously much more natural and way more terrifying.  It’s a more organic performance, just shifting lights to follow the action, mirror the mood being described by the players, and leave enough light for the audience and photographer to clearly see what’s happening.  On the other hand, there is the persistent fear of blinding the performers and audience, or otherwise ruining the show with a wrong decision.

The cast and director have been really supportive and grateful, and I have to say that weekly cascade of, “Thanks/You’re Awesome/Great Job” is kind of addictive.

On Bed Head, or Mine’s Bigger

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Apologies for the extraordinarily late posting.  The Boy treated me to a night out at a Tim Minchin concert last night, and… well, the comic wasn’t done yet at that point, nor was it done four hours after we got back, when I was too tired to think about looking at a computer screen any more.

I do have to say, however, that I’m becoming more and more pleased with my figure drawing.  I’m getting more comfortable with perspective and everything is generally becoming more consistent.  That is, in large part, thanks to my willingness to spend a little more time on the original drawings.  However, that’s also pushing me further back onto my Friday night deadline, so I’m trying to get my weekly schedule ironed out in an effort to avoid this new late posting habit.

So yeah… bed head.  Whoa.