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I Like To Draw Zubats

I enjoy making drawings of Zubats and then adding either a funny dialogue or an introspective comment. Updates Whenever, effectively when school is finally done is when I'll update again.


I'm still in school

I'm not back. I should have updated the front page a long time ago. Have a Zubat Carving.

But this time, I'm actually updating.

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ March 5th, 2015, 10:57 am
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Class is Over! :D Zubats will Return!

I will be taking I Like To Draw Zubats out of hiatus starting next Monday, so I can make a buffer SO THIS TYPE OF HIATUS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. Thanks to all of you, new and old, for sticking around for these past two months of no updates!

As for the update schedule, I'll be stick to a 3x a week schedule, so I don't eat up my buffer. I'll probably delay the "NOT-SO-SPECIAL-AND-SHOULDN'T-HAVE-TAKEN-THIS-LONG" special comic until it's finished, and writing the subplot stories around the comic now inserting the special in at the appropriate time with a "INSERTED SPECIAL COMIC" update on the front page. This is so that I don't sit on an "ARTIST" or "WRITERS" Block for a month trying to create a comic that I've hyped up and won't really amount to anything that special.

Now, in regards to why the hiatus happened was due to multiple factors: First, was the special comic, which was eating up a lot of my free time with drawing and redrawing panels. Then my scanner died making me have to use my old, lower quality, scanner to upload pages and work through the comic. I also started using a much more user-friendly Paint.NET program, rather than GIMP or just brute-forcing with Paint and a sketchbook. The other two factors were the class which ate up most of my mornings and a bowling league which ate up a good chunk of my weekend. The bowling league I could work around as it only meets every other month, but the class was leaving me exhausted every week while I was also doing this comic and working 9-10 hours a day. However, now that class is over and the next class doesn't start until Mid-January, I can easily spend all my free time working on the comic, and building the buffer.

Things to expect: I'm working on making another clay sculpture, which I plan to paint, as my old one broke. I have the materials to make a Papier-mâché Zubat, and a pipe cleaner Zubat for the EVERY ART FORM EVER continual project I've been doing. I have some story lines lined up for Zubat side-stories and moveset comic concepts. I plan to do some introspective comics and release the "while on hiatus" comics that I quickly/hastily wrote up. I'm working on some ideas for the 100th-ish comic as well as the next subscriber comic whenever that happens.

So please bug me here, or at my email, if I fail to make these things happen because I do this for me, but also for you guys and gals. Thanks for your patience, and I'll see you Monday, December 9, 2013.

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ December 3rd, 2013, 1:05 am
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Hiatus/Irregular Updates until December

Hey guys and gals, as you may have noticed, updates have been kinda sparse as of late. This is due to overtime at work and my classes at school eating up all my free time to work on the comic and other projects. So I'm going to take a bit of a break and ease off comics for a little while. On December 10th, my classes officially end so I'll probably jump up to 3x or 5x a week then, but in the meantime I'll be trying to post at least 1 comic a week, more if I get them done. I've been having some trouble sleeping lately and with general stress of the season in full swing, I don't want to produce something I don't feel I put my all into, so please be patient and I'll get back into it in December.

I'm considering putting on Smack Jeeves my old stick figure comic and my old sprite comic from 2003-2005, if anyone is interested I'll upload them to tide you over until the next wave of comics comes back.

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ October 15th, 2013, 12:13 am
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Late Update

Comic will be a bit late today, but I'll have something up by today. I'm hoping to have the special done today, but if not, then it will be up on Friday. Sorry guys and gals. :(

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ October 2nd, 2013, 3:38 am
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Update Schedule Possible Change

Hey peoples! Just a heads up, but starting next week I might be dropping down to 3x a week updates because I'm taking some classes for the next couple months, and combining that with work and other activities, it might eat up some valuable comic-making time. I'll still try to churn out the 5x a week updates, but if I don't you know why! Thanks for sticking with me for the long haul!

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ August 20th, 2013, 2:28 am
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Regarding Upload Schedules

I typically try to get all my drawings done over the weekend for the week, and then upload them all at once. I then use the fact that Smack Jeeves can stagger updates by changing when the release date and time to around 8am EST for each day of the week.

My question to you, my fans, is would you rather me just upload them when I get them finished and upload them without staggering the releases (up to 5 comics a week) or just keep doing what I have been doing? I want to find the balance between doing something I love and making you guys/gals happy with the result.

Remember, ANY input from you would be very appreciated! :)

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ July 10th, 2013, 11:34 am
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Hooray Motivation!

So I finally got the motivation to start making comics again from whenever ago. This is my third or fourth attempt at doing this. I might upload those comics as well, but one's a MegaMan comic, which will get lost in the ether, another is a long-style stick figure comic and third-ish was a compilation of drawings and fillers that I tried (and failed) to cobble together into a comic. So only time will tell there.

This comic started as a simple doodle of three on some post-it notes I had on me while I was in class. Of the three, (a Zubat, a Pikachu and a Bidoof) I really enjoyed drawing the Zubat. It seemed easy to do, and opened up to a new host of ideas, mostly circling around snarky comments and introspective ideas. However, after long bouts of procrastination and feelings of failure when it came to making comics and posting them to the web, I felt uneasy to post anything new.

However, today I felt really motivated and I decided to just do it and see what happens! If it all works out, I might actually learn consistency and develop as an artist. If not, at least I can say I tried and move on to the next challenge!

I hope you enjoy my comic even though updates might be sporadic. Also note that this is definitely a DOODLE comic and the quality might sway from comic to comic. I'll usually try to upload as soon as I make one, but no real promises! Well until next time, cya!

Posted by Mindscape_Jem @ June 22nd, 2013, 2:48 am
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