Posted December 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm
Today is Danielle's birthday. I'm taking her out to dinner, then out to a 'not too far away' hotel where we will be trashing the place and jumping on the bed. For her birthday, I'm stepping away from my drawing table for a full 24 hours. This means that there'll be no update on the 16th. I apologise to everyone, but although this girl deserves the world, the only thing she's asked for is to spend some real time with me. I've pushed her birthday into the background in favour of the comic's schedule every year since it started and she's never once complained. Well, not this year. Furthermore, I'll be needed to put together a Christmas for Danielle and our two sons and then spend a few days at her parent's for the holiday season. All of this makes my usual seven day work week to battle the deadlines quite impossible. So here's the deal... For the rest of December, Goblins will update twice. It'll update December 20th, then again on December 30th. Once January starts, I'll be updating on the usual Tuesday/Friday schedule. Thanks for your patience and for reading. Merry Christmas and happy holidays! ~Thunt
Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Today's live drawing is guaranteed to be 100% spoiler free. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
Posted November 27, 2011 at 7:06 am
Sometimes when people email me, tweet to me or pop into the live feed chat room, they do something strange. They call me "master". I detest this completely. In fact, I hate any attempt to take a worshipful stance toward me. It's usually done with phrases like "all hail the great Thunt" or some similar barrage of statements meant to raise me above the ranks of mere mortals. Sure, I realise that this is either a light hearted joke or simply a tongue-in-cheek compliment, but it more than bugs me. Even worse, when I mention this in my live feed right after someone has addressed me in this manner, someone else almost always has to follow my request to stop, with a follow up "humourous" worshipful comment. "As you wish, almighty, MasterThunt". I realise that this is all meant to be harmless kidding around, but... grrrrr. So why does it bug me so much? Well, Goblins fans have become 95% of my social outlet. Other than my family, you guys are kind of like my best friends. Except I don't actually know what most of you look like and we don't actually hang out and do stuff in person. This is why I sometimes refer to you guys as my E-maginary friends. You know... E. Like 'email'. I don't even really like the term "fans" and it took me years before I relented and used the word. Before that, you were always "readers". Anyways, since Goblins fans are the closest thing I have to regular friends, I love to feel like we're all just a bunch of folks who hang out together equally. I don't like feeling as though everyone is gathered around me, I like to feel as though I'm just chillin' like all the other Goblins folks. I too, want to stand amongst everyone else and say "Get this, guys, I think Dies Horribly is named that because he's actually horrible at dying!" (Except I don't say that, because I know it's not true). So when people take that jokey, worshipful vibe with me, it separates me from my e-maginary friends. It puts me in the super tall chair, way over there in the far off corner where I can't hang out with you anymore. Also, I'm not a God. I'm some pasty faced, sarcastic geek from the forests of Canada. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
Posted November 25, 2011 at 1:47 am
Blork. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
Posted November 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Why did the chicken cross the road? ... Mortgage approval. ... Don't get it? Neither did we. Well, it looks like we're not quite able to get approved for a mortgage that we can afford and so our adventure comes to a less than celebratory end. That's okay though, we'll have our house one day soon. Just not this house and not today. The money you've donated toward the down payment will sit tight and wait for awhile until we can try again someplace else. Someplace even... AWESOMER! Honestly, I really have nothing to be bummed out about. I've got an amazing girl, kids that I couldn't be more proud of and the bestest job that has brought me the bestest fans. My family and I want to thank everyone for your support and well wishing, and we'd also like to thank our mortgage broker, Brad, for trying everything possible and working his butt off to try and make this happen. In the end, I'd rather have no house and all of you, than get the house and be without you. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
Posted November 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm
I'm currently working on colouring touch-ups, then I'll be drawing the next page. Come say hi if you're bored. Linky. As always, thanks for watching. ~Thunt
Posted November 9, 2011 at 3:25 am
There's a new Tempts Fate sneak peek "inside" the vote button there. Check it out. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
Posted November 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm
I'll be honest with you. I am over worked these days. For the last few weeks, if I'm awake, I'm drawing (with the exception of Halloween night, where Danielle and I went Trick-or-Treating. Hee hee). Currently, the last couple pages have panels in which the colouring/shading is not completely finished. This is because I'm forced to frantically move onto the next page and come back to the previous pages later. And as we all know, Tempts Fate hasn't updated in quite some time. I've been forcing myself to draw one hour of Tempts a day, before moving onto the main Goblins comic, no matter how behind I am in the Goblins schedule. But one hour a day is moving the page forward pretty damn slowly. I want to assure the angry folks out there that Tempts isn't taking so long because of laziness. I'm not slacking off or procrastinating, I just promised too much. But I WILL finish these Tempts pages and I WON'T resort to whipping off rough sketches. It's important to me that the work is as good as I'm capable of doing. However, if you want to yell at me for promising too much, you have every right too (/sheepish, dumb guy grin). This demon page allows me a bit of extra time to catch up as well as answers some FAQs about how I work demons. I hope you like it. Next scheduled update will be another Goblins page. As always, thanks for reading. ~Thunt
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