Last new page of the year

Today’s comic will be the last new page for 2007. We’ll have some extra stuff on the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan website before Christmas, though: some fan art, some stuff I found on my hard drives that people haven’t seen in years, and the White House in Orbit story “Orbital Christmas”. And we’ll be working on the website setup so it’s not so confusing, and I’ve got a few things in my head that I want to start writing for another artist. So even if it gets a bit quiet in terms of new updates, I’ll be keeping busy. I’ll be back with regular updates in the new year!

I almost didn’t get that last page done in time, because the studio PC gave up the ghost. Suddenly I had to use the Photoshop-under-Wine setup I discussed earlier in a real situation. Apart from the compromised Photoshop functionality, there are some performance issues. I’m still glad I got Photoshop set up here, because the performance issues were nothing compared to those I had with GIMP on my current system. It’s odd how a five-year-old release of a program that isn’t even supposed to run on linux beats one that was pretty much made for it in both features and performance. And by ‘odd’ I mean ‘a bit of an embarrassment for the linux/GIMP/open source communities.

Even without the broken PC, this would have been the start of a break to rebuild my buffer, slowly. I just can’t crank those pages out while holding down a demanding day job. I’m doing some smaller things right now, though – things I can do more quickly and that fit on my home scanner. More on those later.