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Comic 73 - Just a little slowdown...
27th Apr 2015, 8:59 PM
Just a little slowdown...
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Skweeee edit delete

This isn't the next page. I'm a little behind at the moment, but not so far that I need a hiatus. I'm currently pencilig page 72.

I've been quite busy lately, so I just wanted to show that I'm not drifting away, but rather just a little overwhelmed with things going on. Here's a couple of photos of my work area; you can see that I have a stack of thumbed pages ready for penciling and you can see the page that I'm currently working on.

I have been super busy with the following things:

1. This last weekend was the annual anniversary celebration for the Royal Canadian Engineers, so I had some parades to do and a big mess dinner. (where I was presented the Canadian Decoration 2)

2. I have a colaboration with another Fury that I am way, way behind on so I was attempting to squeeze that out too. (I'm still failing...)

3. The snow is gone, and my backyard and garage need some attention. (I hate handyman stuff)

4. I've upped my daily runs to anywhere from 5km's to 14km's so I've been pretty sore. AND;

5. I joined a crossfit gym... (I really hope that isn't a mistake!!!!!)

I just need the dust to settle for me to get back to a decent schedule. So letting you all know that I may be a little slower, but I haven't stopped working on Piper's song.

P.S. you can also throw in my current addiction on Netflix: "Danger 5"

I apologize for the delays. Things are actually going well for me, just super compressed for time at the moment.

Thanks for stopping buy!!!
User comments:
Centcomm edit delete reply
I totally feel the time crunch too .. ill gladly wait for more comics :D
Amalockh1 edit delete reply
Me too! :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
It just never lets up!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Centcomm!
Seabiscuit edit delete reply
Ohhh! I love seeing art battlestations. This is lovely! I wish my work area was this organized and nice, hahah.:D

Wow, you really do have a lot going on! Don't forget to take some private Skweeee time and relax a bit!
Skweeee edit delete reply
thanks Seabiscuit!! I'm glad you like it. I'm wondering if anyone noticed my slippers in the picture.

I would love some me-time!! Truly great advice!
chris-tar edit delete reply
I have a question totally comic unrelated. I am an older guy, but I have always been overweight and out of shape. Do you think I could get really healthy like you? maybe ever start running? Is it too late for me?
quetzlsacatanango edit delete reply
It's not too late but you should ease into it. Maybe don't start crossfit until the 2nd day.
chris-tar edit delete reply
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha ha!!!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Serious answer: Of course it's never too late!

I wont give you any diet or exercise advice, because I guarantee you already know everything you need to know to get healthy.

All I can say is psych yourself up to battle cravings and being uncomfortable. Accept the fact that it will be a struggle. It's inevitable. Also motivate yourself. You don't need any expensive self help books to do that either. My cheap motivator is I found some fitness motivation blogs on Tumbler. I like to scroll through the posts.

Your going to fall off the wagon too. Accept it. It's just that this time you are going to decide to keep climbing back on. I'm excited for you if you decide to commit. Feel free to PM me if you need some encouragement.
chris-tar edit delete reply
Wow. Thanks.
Sleeper edit delete reply
Holy crap! Crossfit is serious business. Skweeee of Canada doesn't mess around when it comes to fitness.

It's cool to see your work station. Piper's Song is totally worth the wait.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Crossfit. I'm giving it a trial for about 3 months. Enough time to find out if it's for me or not.

Thanks. You can see my homemade light box beside my computer. Plus if you look closely you can see my slippers!
demcleod edit delete reply
Man, that's quite a busy schedule. I have no problem waiting. I can get a little overwhelmed myself. Nice workstation. I don't really have one. XD
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Dwayne. I suspect many of us on Comic Fury are familiar with being overwhelmed.

Thanks! My workstation used to be my kitchen table. That's the nice thing about art and computers. You could work in bed or in a tree-house, if you wanted.
iggycrypt edit delete reply
Okay, great, now I want a tree-house office. Thanks a lot.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Agreed, man!
jolle edit delete reply
You know, this could be thread here in Comicfury. (maybe it alredy is?)
Post an image of your "art studio"
Skweeee edit delete reply
That would be an interesting thread!

You should start it!!!
Stever edit delete reply
Sweet drawing desk! Mine's from my grandfather and it looks like it's been through a war, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I think everyone here knows it's worth waiting a bit longer for the superb quality of Piper's Song

I also hate handyman stuff. It takes me away from drawing ;D

Skweeee edit delete reply
That's nice about you having your grandfather's desk. The image you described reminds me of that photo of Jack Kirby's drawing table and chair.

Thanks Stever!

Yeah. I turn into a grouch when I'm going around the house fixing wiring, repairing and painting things. My thoughts exactly... "I could be drawing instead!"
Miaubol edit delete reply
Yes, I probably hate handyman stuff as well, when it goes on like forever and keeps me from what I actually want to do.. But crossfit gym sounds cool.
sigpig edit delete reply
I just want to inform the wonderful people on CF about the award that Squeee mentioned in his first point about the Mess Dinner he attended. The medal he was presented was the CD2 - the Canadian Forces Decoration (Second Bar), which 32 YEARS of dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces.

The breakdown is thus:
The CD - 12 Years;
The CD1 - 22 Years; and
The CD2 - 32 Years. It goes on from there, but that gets extremely rare, mostly Honourary Colonels and ceremonial positions receive these honours.

Last year, I received my CD1, so I am a BIT behind Squeee in this regard. One other thing, since this medal can be held back if you have been charged and convicted in the military for something major, we half-jokingly call the CD the medal for "12 years of undetected crime!" lol

Congratulations Squeee, now that you're leg's healing properly, do you think you can stick it out for another 10? Imagine the pension percentage boost... lol
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Sig!

Thanks for explaining the CD to everyone.

Ha ha ha! I don't think that I have another 10 years left in me. I've recently been put on PCat so I'm looking at a 3B release. (headspace and timing)
moizmad edit delete reply
Wish I could see what's in those framed pictures on wall, looks like comics.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Mo!

There are some Jack Kirby comics; Mister Miracle, Thor, and a Fantastic Four. There's an old Richard Corben comic up there, and my favorite comic there is an old Atlas comic called "The Destructor #1". Drawn by Ditko with the cover by Wally Wood.
Ninabird edit delete reply
Right there with Skweeee. Right there with you.
Skweeee edit delete reply
I know right?
Matt Knab edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Nice home office. :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Matt!
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
I have found that the average Piper'ss Song page is WELL worth the wait. Plus, for whatever reason, April seems a crunchy month (I know I'VE been buried under stuff, and I've seen my buffer dwindle down to where I was actually sweating it - then I went with a much more "sane" production style).

And congratulations on the award. That's a lot of dedication! :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks man!!

Yup, super busy. I don't have a buffer... *0*
shinka edit delete reply

great to see where you make magic!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hi Shinka!

Thanks! I like looking at other people's work spaces too. It makes the artist seem more real to me.
DizzasterJuice edit delete reply
What?!! This can't be the desk of Skweeee of Canada?!!
I expected there to be some beaver traps, a chainsaw, and some snow shoes. Skweeee would never use a pencil and paper, he uses an axe and a slab of pine.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha! That was in my younger days. I'm all about comforts now.
moizmad edit delete reply
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, up in the Great White North we draw our comics in our igloos with a shard of ice off the backyard glacier.
Skweeee edit delete reply
I've actually participated in the making of an Igloo, and slept in it for a night. February 1989 I spent three weeks in the hamlet of Paulatuk. Our hosts were awesome!!
IllustratorMan edit delete reply
That wall of classic comics!!!!!!OMG, Skweeee I'm on the way, man. :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks IllustratorMan! My favorite is the Atlas comic by Ditko called "The Destructor". The cover is by Wally Wood.
CACKLE.N.COMICS edit delete reply
nice workspaces ... I envy you a gr8 deal Mr Skweee (proceeds to use a jedi mind trick so that Mr Skweee can give me his art studio & send it in the mail)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks! I'm trying to find the right size envelope now. I'm sure that I can find one.
CACKLE.N.COMICS edit delete reply
lol - IT WORKED! lol