On recharge in the pub. A few notes:
* Between technical issues with the
hosting and the forum software
installer not wanting to play and
not comprehending the manual
install process, the whole future-
tracking community thing looks like
it's going to be beyond me for at
least a month.
* I'm watching a football match
between Real Betis and Sevilla. In
the stands, a Betis fan has torched
a Sevilla shirt and is videoing the
burning colours with a Nokia phone.
The TV cameras are videoing him
videoing it. Just thought I'd mention
that, don't know why.
* For those of you asking about
the photo quality of Box, go to
warrenelliscom and click the link in
the entry called "Box Lives". Not
a perfect test, but take a look if
you're interested. Box is a little
slow off the shutter.
* Started writing NEWUNIVERSAL
"properly" last night -- actual bits
of script as opposed to notes and
sketches. The stylistic choices for
this one are kind of subliminal --
with the reduced lettering sizes now
available, I'm attempting to fit in
more words per panel without
choking the artist out. The
equivalent, in writing terms, is those
very dense episodes of WEST WING
where you can clearly hear the
actors talking faster to fit Sorkin's
volume of words into the time limit.
Dunno how clunky it's going to look
yet, but right now I'm building it as
a slow dense read of a book. I'm
going to let the characters talk a lot
and move a lot of information
around. Basically, I'm getting paid
to experiment on something that
doesn't belong to me, which is kind
of interesting. If I break it, it's not
mine. Ha ha.
* Have fiddled around with website
design. May fiddle around with it
a little more before bed. Disabled
FeedWordPress for the moment.
Will mess around with that more in
the summer, see if we can't make it
do what we want it to...or just
develop a "shadow" page for the
* Going to hunt for some new
music between pages tonight: if
I find anything good, I'll throw it
up on warrenelliscom.
* And if you haven't hit the Engine
this week, head in and look for a
thread in the Creators Conference
called, I think, "Pencils To Ink." The
Engine artists are showing how
they go from, big surprise, pencil
pages to finished inks. Last time
I looked, I saw Dave Gibbons and
Bryan O'Malley in there.
Here is the link to the camera stuff he's talking about:
And here a link to the art pages at the Signal. There is some interesting stuff, but I can't link directly to it. On the upper left side of the page you will see "Recent Threads." Click on "Pencil and ink - show and tell."
And since this thread is on its second page, I thought it would be a good idea to give you the link to Bad Signal's subscription page:
This is Ellis' e-mail journal and you can subscribe yourself by following the simple instructions.