Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Not From Concentrate INDEFINITE HIATUS... for now...So... you've probably noticed that there hasn't been any comics for a while. My creative lull has lasted much longer than I would have hoped. Ever since the end of the last semester I have been struggling. Every now and then I'd hit an oasis and have an idea I'd really like, but for the most part, I wasn't liking the comics I was posting. I didn't think they were funny, but had to post them because I had a schedule to keep. This also made creating the comics a chore rather than something I wanted to do. For these reasons, Not From Concentrate will be taking an indefinite hiatus, lasting at least through next Spring. I am hopeful that this isn't the end, but that isn't necessarily a guarantee.
I apologize to those who have discovered the comic and are disappointed with my decision. Let me first say that this blew up way bigger than anything I thought it would. I am glad that people have enjoyed my work and hope you will understand.
Monday, July 28, 2008
UNSCHEDULED BREAK aka "I've got nothin'"Sorry everybody, I've had a real tough time coming up with any decent ideas recently. So much so that I just plain don't have anything for today. Thusly, I've decided to table a week-long sabbatical from NFC. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Comic Late TodayDue to poor time management, today's comic will be posted later than normal. It should definitely be up by 2pm EST.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
A Return to FormSo, first, thanks for all of the feedback on the new style. It was just something I was trying out for a little while and it was never planned to be a replacement. That said, the message came in loud and clear: Change it back. Not From Concentrate has been slowly evolving its style over the past two years (yup, it's been two year... give or take a firing and re-hiring) and had found a pretty consistent, clean design. One which I, and apparently everyone else, likes. I had started doing some doodles on the program while trying to think up new ideas and they eventually developed into the comics that appeared over the previous two weeks.
But, after a resounding widespread agreement, I can tell you the old style is back and is here to stay. As today's comic shows, the new style has been sent off to obscurity to live with JTT and other icons that have vanished from popularity. On this note: Seriously, WTF, JTT? Where you at? He could have taken over the world in the 1990s. In fact, part of me is convinced that he actually did take over the world. But, seeing that those whom he thought he could trust would betray him, he quickly built a time machine (using his experience from Home Improvement), and convinced himself to abandon his world ambitions and instead live a life out of the public eye.
(I am tired and have absolutely no desire to proofread this posting and therefore apologize for any and all grammar errors).
Friday, June 20, 2008
Illustration Friday: HoardSo I saw this week's topic while I was at work, and since I didn't really have anything else to do, I decided to work on a submission. Here's what I came up with:
Monday, June 16, 2008
Finally... A Post!So it has officially been a month since I've posted to the blog. This is shameful and downright ungentlemanly and I apologize.
In case you've been wondering, I'll quickly rundown what I've been up to over the past 30 days.
Week of May 18th-May24th:
- Finish final exams including writing roughly 25 pages in papers
- Move out of dorm
- Two 8-hr. work days at office
- Saw Indiana Jones
Week of May 25th-May31st:
- Go to younger brother's high school graduation
- Celebrate older brother's birthday while he's in town from Seattle
- New laptop arrives
- Get fitted for tux for wedding of two close friends
- One 8-hr. work day
- Wedding Rehearsal/Rehearsal dinner
Week of June 1st-June 7th
- Go to Bingo where I win $30 and my little brother wins $200
- One 8-hr work day
Week of June 8th-June 14th
- Three 8-hr work days
- Saw The Strangers with a friend
- Celebrate Friday the 13th with cupcakes
- Trip to IKEA!
As for more comic-related news. I have been experimenting with using a different style for the comics (as you probably have noticed) and will continue to do so for a little while just to mix things up a little.
So that's pretty much it. I'll try to make sure to make posts more frequent from now on.