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jdalton
24 October 2013 @ 10:57 pm
Hello! I'm bringing my LiveJournal back from the dead.

Well, not actually. But just in case I still have friends and followers on here that I haven't managed to connect up with in other social media enclaves, I wanted to make sure you heard the news. A Mad Tea-Party, my long-running sci-fi comic, is finished! And I've started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to print it!



Check out the Kickstarter page (including the pretty cool video) right here to pre-order your copy today.
 
 
jdalton
11 August 2011 @ 04:26 pm
Hello Livejournal. Those of you who still read this blog have probably noticed that I haven't been posting here as much. It's true. I've been slowly abandoning this site and it's time, I think, to finally pull the plug. I still need to go back and archive some of the stuff I've posted on here over the years, but a dying social media site is never a place to have a good time, and I can only afford to invest myself in so many sites.

But don't fret. There are other, better, newer ways for us to keep up with each other.

On Twitter I'm @grasshopperpie. I post on here way too much. If you want to know when I'm eating curry, or find out What I'm Mad About Now, in 140 characters or less, this is the place to be.

On Tumblr I'm LostCityComics. I've mostly been using this to post art, as well as comics updates. I might also use it for other news and opinions occasionally, but I'm trying to keep it primarily stocked with pretty pictures.

And while Google Plus is still technically not open to the public, I expect it will be soon, and if you have an account you can find me on there as well. While I don't spend as much time on Google as on Twitter, it is a nice shiny new way for me to post art as well as whatever blog-type things I want to say that won't fit in 140 characters. The method of controlling content via circles is one I really like and plan to use. Basically, if you're someone I actually know, I can put you in a circle. If you're not someone I know, you can put me in a circle and still read and comment on what I say.

So yeah that's it. Best luck in your future endeavors, Livejournal- I wish thee well.
 
 
jdalton
22 July 2011 @ 01:05 am


New page time! I was so busy today I nearly forgot to post this.
 
 
jdalton
15 July 2011 @ 01:28 am


Here is a new page of A Mad Tea-Party.
 
 
jdalton
07 July 2011 @ 09:13 pm


There is a new page of A Mad Tea-Party. Never trust anyone who talks in the third person.
 
 
jdalton
01 July 2011 @ 03:07 pm
Gulp  
 
 
jdalton
25 June 2011 @ 09:40 pm


Hey hey I just updated my comic. Here ya go. I’m pretty proud of this page. It was a lot of fun. I had no idea when I first made up a random name for the founder of the Maldivians that we’d ever see him in the comic. But there he is, Marcos Ndebele. The Maldivians are saturated in a level of irony that is matched nowhere else in a comic full of irony. I heart them.

I’ve also now gone back and increased the page sizes on all of chapter five. Maybe the size change isn’t that dramatic, but I trust the added level of detail is still worth the effort. I’ll be giving the first four chapters the same treatment over the next couple of weeks.
 
 
jdalton
16 June 2011 @ 01:46 pm


There is no update this week, but at least I have some art for you. I managed to get this addition to my Chinese zodiac series done just in time to take it with me to the Calgary Expo this weekend.

Given everything that happened in Vancouver last night, I’m not sure I really want to post a page of goofy drawings about imaginary rioters anyways. Reality weighs too heavy today. Next week I’ll have another page for you. And with summer coming soon, this may be the last update I have to miss for many months to come.

The Horse was the hardest animal to do in this series yet. How do you draw a horse cosplay (essentially) without being ridiculous or creepy or both? I don’t know how horsey this ended up being, but at least I like it as an image. That sky was a lot of fun. I need more excuses like this to push the limits of what I can get out of my markers.

Also, while I’m not confident of my spelling in Mongolian, I do think the old Mongolian alphabet is pretty stunningly designed. It’s clearly a direct descendant of the Arabic script (via the Uighurs), and has inherited a lot of its predecessor’s brilliance.
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jdalton
11 June 2011 @ 12:28 am
Here is the latest page of A Mad Tea-Party.

So I caved to public pressure and decided to start making my pages bigger. I probably won’t get a chance to go through the archives and resize the previous 179 pages until some time next month, but there you are. I’ve abandoned any hope that one can read through the archives without scrolling (which was long my goal) so that you can experience this crowd of tiny crazy Maldivians in all their glory.

It's probably worth it.
 
 
jdalton
02 June 2011 @ 02:34 pm


Can you believe I’m on page 179 of A Mad Tea-Party? Can you believe there is a new page up today? Can you believe chapter five is already over a third of the way through?

Personally, what I have a hard time believing is that Roger is quite as helpless in this situation as he lets on, despite being tied up and really old.