Oct 222017

Welp! I done and did it. I forgot the flashback yesterday as I was preparing for a Star Wars Destiny tournament (I didn’t win). Oh well. Let’s do this!

During my “golden age” of wrestling, Shawn Michaels was still a member of the Rockers. When he went out on his own, he was a heel. He did turn face during the New Generation era, so I put him in the face side. He’s one of the greatest performers of all time. He went through some dark times when his demons got the better of him, but he’s reformed now.

Here’s Nektara as the Heartbreak Kid. Funny story about this piece…I somehow didn’t save the picture when I was finished colouring and shading and closed the application. I don’t know how I spaced out on the save warning. Anyway, I had to colour and shade it all over. Okay, that wasn’t funny at all. The good news is that I think it turned out better the second time.

Here’s the comparison to the original. Because of the change in proportions I had to reduce the white spots of the ring gear.

That’s all for this week. Have a good week all!

Oct 172017

Greetings Top Men and Top Women! Back to read another blog huh? Well, let’s see what I wrote (he said before he actually wrote anything).

Okay, so this a little embarrassing. I just realized today that somehow I got my dates mixed up. Last year I posted the five year anniversary strip on October 11th when in fact everything points to the anniversary being on October 7th. I guess somewhere between October of 2015 and October of 2016, I forgot what date the site went live on because I got the date right in 2015 (and every year prior). Not only did I get the date wrong last year, but I didn’t even remember to talk about it in the blog until a week after the wrong date (this year I intentionally didn’t write about the anniversary during the week I thought it was). So yeah. I’m forgetful. Thank you for the well-wishes on the date I thought was correct! I have now tasked myself with remembering my own site’s anniversary.

Whatever the date, the site’s anniversary always has me feeling a little proud of what I’ve accomplished. It may go up late and it may not be as abundant as the early days, but every week for six years I’ve managed to put up new content for the site and I always have a buffer of new material to put up as well (I’ve moved up from, at one point, a three week buffer to now five). It’d be very easy for me to take a week off (and believe me the temptation is sometimes there) and coast on the buffer. But no matter how unmotivated I may feel when I start, I’m always happy to have done it when I’m finished. I’m told that the same good feeling happens after working out, but that simply hasn’t been my experience. 🙂

I’m in between stories at the moment. I finished the Rainy Day Fur story last week and I drew a few one offs this week to break things up before I move on to my next arc. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Coming up with one offs is a lot harder than writing multi-strip stories. The Rainy Day Fur story was actually supposed to BE a one off and then I got an idea to make it into something longer. I’d LIKE to do another week of one offs, but I might get inspired and go off on another tangent and then I’d have to push back the story I have planned AGAIN. So basically I’m worried that I’ll come up with even MORE ideas. Weird huh?

Well the hands on my watch are telling me that it’s time to end this. I haven’t become solar powered in the past week so I need to eat something. I wish you all a good seven and we’ll do this all again next Monday. Carja V.

Oct 142017

Hello and happy Saturday flashback fans. It’s time.

Bret Hart didn’t really register with me back when he was a member of the Hart Foundation with Jimmy Hart and Jim Neidhart. A notable exception was a match he fought against Macho Man as part of his feud with the Honky Tonk Man. It was a great match and a sign of what Bret could really do in the ring. As a face, he put on incredible matches with some of the biggest heels in the company. And he was Canadian to boot! Sadly his career ended prematurely due to concussions suffered in the ring and compounded by a stroke.

Here’s Red Rich, or should I say, Pink Rich as Bret. Hands held out is the pose I most associate with Bret so that’s what I went with again here. Rich looks good in pink.

Here’s a comparison to the original. The most notable problem with the original are the ears and the paws. The lines are shaky, but overall it was a decent piece for the time.

That’s all for this week. More wrestling fun next Saturday!

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