30th Jun 2017, 7:21 AM Posting Older Work.

I've started the process of editing a manga I drew back in College. It was a final project for a class called "Manga, Anime, and Japanese Popculture" or I that's what the class was called. Anyway, our final project involved was creating a manga or anime using the techniques we had learned about in class and the plot needed to be based on Japanese pop culture (or relevant to Japan...I haven't seen this assignment sheet in a while).

I drew a horror manga based on the urban legend of Teke Teke. It was fun to research and was my fist big step into writing horror. The manga is ip on my DeviantArt and my Facebook, but there are some problems with how they turned out digitally. Okay mostly it's the handwritten dialogue bubbles and some not very good coloring. 

I've been thinking of finishing editing and redoing some of the smaller issues to repost on this website. I've had a couple of people say they would be interested in seeing it. I'll finish working on it and see if it'll be up in time for the start of Halloween.

23rd Aug 2016, 9:00 PM My Inconsistent Text Bubbles

I'm really struggling with text bubbles. When I was hand drawing the comics, I could at least write the words in before hand and then erase them later. Although my art program does allow me to do this too, it's way too frustrating to get it to work properly. Maybe I should switch art programs. It also doesn't have the font I like to use in my comic.

I guess I could just change the font...

I just don't  like how it makes for really inconsistent text sizes in the bubbles and how much the dialogue sometimes changes because of the bubbles. Maybe I should keep experimenting? Upgrade my technology?

I'm just thinking out loud right now, but I do appologize to my readers if the inconsistent text annoys you. I'm working hard on changing this. I realize that I draw stick figures, but I'm working on another comic with a different art style and would really like to work on this.

My goal for the rest of the year: Make my text boxes close enough in size that I don't have to make tons of changes to my dialogue.

Sorry for the short rant guys. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. I just didn't want this to end up in an Author's note.

24th May 2016, 9:46 PM Comic Outlines

I've been hard at work outlining a possible new webcomic in between updating the Mighty Detective Mortimer & Lou. Outlining has become the most essential part of my creative processes. Each arc of the Mighty Detective Mortimer & Lou is outlined a few months in advance (or until I realize the latest arc is coming to a close and I don't know what to draw next).

I can outline almost anywhere and I try to keep them all in one notebook (though sometimes I have to staple a lot of pages in them). Each bit of dialog might change a little bit in the final product, but an outline helps me know what I should be drawing and what can be changed. My webcomic isn't a novel, I can't make changes later. 

So now that I am working on this new webcomic, I wonder when I should start drawing it. And if /when I start drawing it, when do I start posting pages. Should I wait until I finish outlining. I don't do this know, but my current comic doesn't have a definite end. This new one does and it's a lot different than my older ones. 

I think I will wait to start drawing and posting it. That way I know when and how this one will end.

7th Feb 2016, 11:07 PM I got a Twitter

I'm not sure if anyone reads these posts or not, but I just wanted to let my readers know that I got a Twitter. I'm under the name C Nightjoy (c_nightjoy). I will hopefully be posting mainly about my writing projects, including any new Comicfury strips. Let me know if anyone else has a Twitter or if you recommend anyone to follow.

4th Jun 2015, 7:47 PM New Webcomic Idea

I have been playing with the idea of starting a new webcomic. I know I've only just started posting on this site (though I have a few series on Deviant Art that are not regularly updated), but I've had a few ideas for a horror/psychological story. It probably won't be as regularly updated at The Mighty Detective Mortimer & Lou. Though I do think it will be a lot more adult and an actual overall story arch.

5th May 2015, 8:16 AM Potential Delays In Posting

I moved over the weekend and everything is packed...including my comic. I am working on digging it out and finding my scanner, but I make no promises. I should have everything set up for next week though.

9th Apr 2015, 10:43 PM Note #1

I didn't intend to start posting my comic strip just yet, but (due to some liquid courage) I decided to try posting what I've started drawing. Mortimer and Lou were mainly created as a way for me to deal with Pysche ending (loved that show). Mortimer is (more than) a bit of a Sherlock Holmes and Kindaichi (Japanese manga) fan boy. Lou is the normal, every guy. Why does he put up with Mortimer? Even Lou doesn't have an answer for that.

im currently going through some major live changes and this comic, along with my other comics on Deviantart, have helped with the transition. I will try to up.oad once a week (I pick Thursday) and will hopefully keep to my schedule (I haven't done too bad with my weekly blog, so...).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the comic.