That drawer where stuff gets put

The sound of hammering in the background

…oh sorry, was that too loud?  That was me dismantling Comicpress.  I’m going to use the WordPress plugin, Webcomic, instead.

Edit to add: I found the Webcomic themes finally, kind of buried in the message board:

http://code.google.com/p/webcomic/downloads/list

Now all the tabs work!

It seems I’m not the only one who decided in two minutes of fiddlin’ that Comicpress was not what I needed at this time.  You know, it’s funny how freeing it is to abandon something that would have required Way too much time, effort, and in many cases, money to make work.  Sweat, tears, passion, brain cells, etc…I know what wasted time is.  Believe me, I know of what I speak. *_*   Think of those ex-marriages.  Ok, sorry about that. 😉

Companies are run this way, Governments are run this way, your family might be run this way.  We only got one life, and less time spent on an app I don’t really need is that much closer to what might realize certain visions and make things Wonderful.

It’s like building a stage.  We are going to have a puppet show. 🙂

~~hammer hammer

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Site Musings (or; what kind of sprawling Neverland are you making, Elizabeth?)

….Today (or yesterday), that was 2 blog title graphics, one Studio logo, and one barely formed newletter site (plus consideration of a mailing list system; I’m thinking DADA).

Did I tell you about the Reading Room addition to the site, the Parlor of Mystery?

Well now I did. 😛

There will also be a SECRET LIBRARY, which has to debut sometime during the awesome unveiling of my new young adults novel, as they are related subjects.  Since the expression of my Excitement over my new project was lost during one of my site ‘oops’, I’ll just share again:

I am Very Excited about the new young adults adventure and Fantasy novel I’ve finished and will be the first in a series.  It’s in the process of final edit and I have to prepare its layout as a Paperback (and ebook), with ornamentals and such, and also as An Illustrated Story, possibly divided up into 4-6 magazines to accommodate lots of related content.  The novel is very Rich, I know you’ll enjoy it.  I’ll be putting together a site as well for it.

Meanwhile, Never mind how that sounds like A Lot of work, my Awesome novel which I know you’ll enjoy. 😉  I’ll also be bringing you Charm School, back from the dead whence I had sent it.  The conclusion of the last story arc and new stories will be done as Illustrated Stories as well, uploaded here.

I can conclude the last story arc (Vampire Dragster Dean: Hotroddin’ to Hell and Back!!) as a comic book later.  Right now I would really like to share the continuations of Charm School in the manner mentioned so the stories get out faster.

Like a serial!  In your daily newspaper! (though not daily, please).  Remember newspapers? 😉

If you’ve looked at the Charm School page, you can see I have a lot of work to do.

If you’ve looked at the A-Girl comicpress page, boy, have I got a lot of work to do (and if I just don’t like comicpress–well I won’t know that until I’ve tried it!).

Since I’ve decided this time around to be my own webmistress in order to give you the content I would like you to enjoy, it does cut into Artist and Writer time.  So just bear with me as I sloooooowly put up pretty things to look at and slooooowly formulate how to present Illustrated content online.  Things are being built behind the scenes, *tested* out behind the scenes (holy frijoles) (that’s french for: WOW that didn’t WORK), and things cyberspacey are being Set Aside so I can go Draw and actually Make Stuff.

Boy, there’s a lot of stuff to make.  I guess I won’t be sleeping during 2010. 😉

See you in five hours!

(I’ll be Behind the Scenes during that time; You will be watching HD through the neighbor’s window.)

~~~~eeee!! (research does say that less sleep means more time is shaved off your lifespan–oh do shut up left side of brain!)

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re-Debut: The MIDNITE THEATRE (!!) of A-Girl Studio

animated gif courtesy of archive.org

All Right!  Let’s do this proper.  The debut MIDITE screening for your nickel is as follows:

A Vintage Theatre Ad

A Newsreel snippet: Bongo Boards

An Oooreel (like, ‘ooo, what’s that’): ‘Styling and the Experimental Car’, which seriously all you Stylists (Designers) out there, will show you how Cool you really, really are (those were the days!).

A Snack Concessions Break!

First Cartoon:  Betty Boop, in ‘Minnie the Moocher’ (courtesty of archive.org)

2nd Cartoon:  Wallace & Gromit, in ‘Tellyscope’  (courtesy of HULU)

3rd Cartoon:  Town Called Panic, in ‘Lisa and Jan’  (also HULU)

and the ‘Feature’ (I can’t sit in a theatre for too long, so it’s a 45 min. ep):

Xena Warrior Princess, ‘A Necessary Evil’  (brought to you by Amazon)

The Midnite Theatre, as I’ve said before, was a sudden desire of mine to add a ‘theater’ experience to the site.  You can access it through the Links on the right hand bar or go here:

http://a-girlstudio.blogspot.com/

I housed it at Blogger, because it’s more friendly for embedding Amazon and media content.

At first I was just going to post a viewing recommendation every month, but now I’ve decided to bake the whole enchilada and do the Programme the old skool way for the ‘whole’ theatre experience: Theater ads, ‘newsreels’, cartoons, then feature.

*You bring your own concessions goodies.  There are no actual physical goodies at the Midnite Theatre, thank you!* 😉

So Enjoy!!!

~~~eeee!

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once more…Girls Drawing Girls and Haiti Relief

It’s here at: http://artforhaiti.blogspot.com/

Like I had mentioned before I made the site go ‘oops’, there are some nice pieces offered for the effort so do check it out.  I met GDG at the CTN Animation Expo 2009–and you’ve probably seen them at San Diego Comic-Con.  A Great group!

http://www.girlsdrawingirls.com/

~~~ee!

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