Wow, so Fajita turned 4 years old a week or two ago. God, how time flies. Hope it’s been as much of an experience for you as it’s been for me. Man..
So I reckon now would probably be a good time to quickly note a bit of a change that’ll be occurring in the comic’s visual style. The drawn style of the comic itself won’t be that much different, but you may notice that I’m opting for a more minimalist, strictly black/white look for the series. The only reason I’m writing about this is because I wanna assure anyone who’s wondering that there’s nothing wrong on my end. As a matter of fact, if I can help it, my aim is to make the pages look better than they ever have, and this small change in my approach is part of that. I’ve been kicking the idea around for little over a year and it’s something that my increasingly busy schedule and my own personal change of taste have made a more and more reasonable course of action. That’s for those of you who are curious about these next new pages, anyway.
In other news, I wanna extend a HUGE congratulations to my dear friend and fellow comicker right here on the site, Mike Hall. A man to whom I owe way too much to possibly list relating to my start on the path of seriously creating comics, and a man who has very recently become a father! Congrats man! You have all of my best wishes! I hope for nothing but the best for you and your family! PIERCE THOSE GODDAMN HEAVENS!
Hey kids, so a bunch of new goodies just dropped over at the Darkstar Store on Sharkrobot, including (but not limited to) the all new shiny prints and posters we were proud to introduce to the world at Otakon this year! One might even say it’s a:
Well, of sorts anyway. Leading the way of this so-called explosion is our brand spanking new shirt for all you classy gals and guys out there who have reason to believe that:
Yes, wear it with pride! It’s a statement of fact!
Buy yeah everyone, we’ve all this and more at our most excellent storefront over on Sharkrobot, and while they last, you can even get our Classic Shirts (like Team Edward, and Rent-A-Ninja) at CLEARANCE prices. MY GOD! Be sure to check it out, I’m sure you’ll find something you yourself can dig!
So I just noticed that Fajita has officially past the mark of 500 pages. Of course, reaching 500+ pages is much less of a big deal to me now than it would have been when I first started the comic. Especially now that it seems much more common for webcomics to have huge archives. I remember how excited I was when I first reached just 100 at the end of Chapter 2. I don’t really know if it ever crossed my mind that I’d be sitting at my table three years later having done five times that, haha.
Prior to Fajita, my longest running project had been a would-be graphic novel that I had stopped working on after just 50 pages (I know, right?), so I reckon that’s where the excitement came from. Though I must say I prefer being caught up in the storytelling rather than the page count these days. For me it’s cool to see that the comic is still around, and that all you good people have continued to stick it out alongside me, especially after the all turbulence in this past year. The comic as a whole has easily been the most massive single learning experience I’ve ever been through, especially when it comes to comicking. So much so that I like to tell people that everything I learned about comics, I learned while working on Fajita. But anyway, that’s quite enough navel-gazing. Thanks for reading, everyone!
‘Ello mates, figured since I had the chance to do so, I’d cook up just OOOONE more tiny little blog entry before the big Otakon 2013 Extravaganza. As I mentioned before, Darkstar’s gonna be all up in the Artist’s Alley, rocking booth CC03 right by the Pratt St. Entrance of the hall. Here’s Skoll in a handy customized version of the map to demonstrate exactly where it is where we’ll be:
You can see the Otakon’s official floor plan on their site, and if you follow that link just now (or click on the image) you can even see us marked off on it.
We hope to have the chance to hang and chat with many of you fine readers. I’ve already shot messages back and forth with some of you, and I’m very much looking forward to catching up. For those not at Otakon this weekend, fear not, Fajita is back and will continue updating uninterrupted with no convention breaks. Thus everything shall be as it should be.
Just know that one of these days, I find some way to hit enough conventions across the board to meet as many of you as I physically can! You people are awesome, and I look forward to it! Thanks as always for reading! Chapter 12 is now in progress!
Keep cool, and stay badass!