Sunday, October 24, 2004

N.U.S. October 24, 2004

Hey everyone!

Well there's Newscast again. I finally got to show Nienna's ship which, not to brag, is one of the best ships I've ever designed. I know the first picture of it looks a little weird, but that's just because I'd never drawn it at that angle before. In fact, I've only really drawn her ship twice up until this point cause I wasn't planning on using it this early. However, it occours to me that it's been almost a whole year since I started this little comic and there are still a few characters left to introduce. So instead of taking the long route, I decided to save the story for later on and go the express route.

In other news, I saw "The Grudge" last night and it's scary as hell. Very similar to "The Ring" if you want to know, and it was just...just freaky. I was a little disapointed just because I guess it was like, prom night or something and because of that and the PG-13 rating, the theater was full of couples who were laughing at the deaths and screaming all the time. It was rather obnoxious and undercut the fear. But still, excellent movie. Very creepy.

In web site news, I'll be fixing the fan-art page as well as adding a few more submissions after I get out of the shower (in about an hour). Thanks to my good buddy Norman Scott Norman from The Rules and Yarpsdat for providing me with the HTML script I needed to make the page work.

And finally, I might soon be adding a Newscast gallery to show off all the different Newscast drawings and other things that exist. Right now I am working on a mini-bust of Kioko that I might sell later on. Of course everyone's favorite news reporter will soon follow and there may even be a Nienna one in the end.

Well, that's all from the newsdesk of Ayame. Keep reading folks cause together, we can make this comic a success!

Gatcha ba goose!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

N.U.S. October 17, 2004

Hi all,

Well, okay so it was a LITTLE late, but hey, I had unforseen circumstances arise this morning in the form of having to run into school and work on a project with a group.

This evening after work I went to see Team America: World Police and I have mixed feelings about it. There was some stuff that was absolutely hilarious, but at the same time it had the usual Trey Parker and Matt Stone shit in there that makes me hate South Park so much. I will say this: The songs are awesome. I can't get "America: F**K YEAH!" out of my head.

In other news, tommorow I will be fixing the fan-art section as well as fixing the archive. I know the site REALLY needs some repair. I'll be getting up early to do it. Well, till next time enjoy the comic!

Gatcha ba goose!

Friday, October 15, 2004

N.U.S. October 15, 2004

Just a quick post to let you all know that the fan art page is up. It's not working properly, but it's up none the less. I'll be getting in contact with someone who might be able to help me get it working. In the meantime, you can admire what you can see.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

N.U.S. October 13, 2004

(I know it says that it's actually the 14th, but I don't care.)

Well, not much to report today except that I did get a little writing done for Saturday's comic. I've got some good karma going and everything is on track right now.

It's Halloween season and today I bought my pumpkin! I'm very excited because this year I am actually going to give out candy at my little apartment. I wanted to decorate, but haven't had the money to do it. If I get something good going with Newscast, maybe I'll be able to decorate next year (insert hysterical laughing here). On a similar note, I got my ears pierced yesterday evening for my costume. I know I'm just being a wuss, but I was sure it was going to hurt like all hell. Fortunately, it was nothing.

Lastly, I did watch the debate tonight. I almost skipped out on class to do so, but as it turned out we watched it in class so I didn't need to. I have been unsure as to who I am going to vote for, and to be honest the debate tonight helped me along a little, but I'm still undecided. I came into things a little too late, but I'll know by election time. This'll be my first vote. I'm very excited.

Gatcha ba goose!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

N.U.S. October 12, 2004 (cont.)

There is a small problem with the archives that will be resolved by tonight as soon as I get home from school.

Song of the moment: Don't Stop Me Now -Queen

Yeah, I finally got off the Silent Hill 4 kick (I beat the game and then my headphones went out) so now, after seeing Shaun of the Dead I can't hear this song enough!

N.U.S. October 12, 2004

Finally that darn comic is up. I'll be perfectly honest with you, I am so glad to be done with it. It's not one of those; run-around-in-my-bikini-screaming-while-drinking-sake kinds of glad, nor is it one of, I don't really know what other kinds of glad there are, but this isn't that first one. This is more of a: "*phew* I'm glad THAT'S over with" kind of glad. One where I sit around a lot and just veg out on the couch.

So what now? Onto the next comic? Oh no no no. I have a better idea. I have decided on an ultimatum for myself. I have a reader who is continually harassing me about updating and then coming down on me when the comic doesn't meet his expectations. This reader of mine has a certain catch-phrase that REALLY p's me off. So if I hear this phrase again I will quit Newscast and


So lets hope I don't hear it. Anyway, until next time...

Gatcha Ba Goose

Sunday, October 10, 2004

N.U.S. October 10, 2004

I sit here, battered and bloody. My eyes, bloodshot and crying out for relief. Newscast #41 sits at my side, written and drawn, but not re-traced or colored. It's 3:14 a.m. Phoenix time and I have to wake up at 8:00 so I can be ready to be at work by 11:00. Once I get home (around 10:00 p.m.) I can come back and kick out the last bit before I struggle back into bed and try to think about Tuesdays issue.

After my little escapade with this issue, I wonder a few things:

#1. Is it really worth it to keep going?
#2. Am I really creative enough to try?
#3. Have I confirmed my worst fears (namely, I can't write and draw as well as I've been told)?

Halloween is only a few days away. Hope my costume makes it here from Florida.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

N.U.S. October 6, 2004

Well, today is a good day in fall.

I know some of you may be upset about my not updating in awhile. Believe me, I'm not happy about it either. This is just a small update to let you people know that soon I'll be posting a new comic. For once, I haven't been lazy, I just can't think of anything. I have spent like, 3 weeks now trying to write it. But something broke through today so a new one will be up soon.

Gatcha ba goose!

Kevin N.