Precocious http://www.precociouscomic.com Precocious Sat, 30 May 2015 00:18:02 EDT Copyright 2008-2011. Christopher J Paulsen. All Rights Reserved. Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Doom-controlled Bunker http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/30 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/30 <span class="rss_desc">Doom-controlled Bunker : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/30" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2274.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/30" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/30</a></span> Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Unrescued http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/29 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/29 <span class="rss_desc">Unrescued : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/29" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2273.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/29" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/29</a></span> Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Ancient Technology http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/28 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/28 <span class="rss_desc">Ancient Technology : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/28" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2272.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/28" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/28</a></span> Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT The Forever Food http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/27 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/27 <span class="rss_desc">The Forever Food : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/27" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2271.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/27" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/27</a></span> Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Staying Alive http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/26 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/26 <span class="rss_desc">Staying Alive : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/26" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2270.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/26" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/26</a></span> Mon, 25 May 2015 22:17:00 EDT Convention Time/Timing (UPDATED! READ THIS!) http://chrispco.blogspot.com/2015/05/convention-timetiming-read-this.html http://chrispco.blogspot.com/2015/05/convention-timetiming-read-this.html <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.furthemore.org/exhibitions/marketplace/" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4en_tDg1VDs/VWO4HiIxy5I/AAAAAAAAFlI/bUvirtvV_50/s1600/ftm_2015.jpg" /></a></div><br /><b>(Update #4 below!)</b><br /><br />I am scheduled to make my first convention appearance of the year this weekend, at <a href="http://www.furthemore.org/exhibitions/marketplace/">Fur The More</a>! It's a con that's always been nice to me, and this year it got even nicer by moving 10 minutes from my brother's house!<br /><br />The good news is an easy commute. The *other* news is that my health is still in limbo. For those who have kept up on such things, the condition that messed up a lot of my plans the past 8 months has been EXTRA mean to me over the past 6 weeks - BUT, the potential life-saving procedure I've been waiting on for over 6 months has FINALLY BEEN APPROVED! But... Will I get it done this week, in time for the convention? It's all in my doctor's hands now - and, oh look, a HORRIBLY-TIMED national holiday is here today to gum up the works and potentially ruin everything! <br /><br /><b>CON-GOING PEOPLE: PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE THROUGH THE WEEK FOR UPDATES ON MY SCHEDULE.</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>UPDATE #1: </b>It's now confirmed that my procedure will NOT happen in time for the show. I'm still planning to show up, but it depends on how I hold up through the next couple days.<br /><br /><b>UPDATE #2</b>: While I'll be there, <b>I will be arriving late on Friday</b>. &nbsp;(Staying at home through the morning just in case a cancellation happens and the doc can fit me in, despite it being highly unlikely.) Depending on traffic and how much I can pack tonight, I'm looking at an early-mid afternoon arrival.<br /><b><br /></b><b>UPDATE #3: </b>I've disabled the merchandise and art card options in the <a href="https://www.rcsipublishing.com/precocious/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=2" target="_blank">Precocious store</a> while I take the goodies to the con. Despite having a very rough evening on Thursday, which means I'm at 0% packed and doomed to be late, I'm still trying this! Come, say hello and grab a <a href="https://twitter.com/chrispco/status/603776267830329344" target="_blank">new sketchy commission</a>! Since these can go to <a href="https://twitter.com/chrispco/status/603948499147825152" target="_blank">any level</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/chrispco/status/603976075425775616" target="_blank">of completion</a>, I guess I'll set a base price and then work for tips to cover the variance?<br /><br /><b>UPDATE #4:</b> It is 10am, I just got out of bed, I'm not packed and I'm in the wrong city. So... *puts on sunglasses* Let's make some magic happen! I'll get there when I get there. I am trading last year's Cupcakes of Bliss/Cake Slices of Joy for party poppers! Tip me, and you get something that is rigged to explode! (By which I mean, they probably make a little *rip* sound when they should go *POP*) Because I care.<br /><b><br /></b> I'll edit in updates above as things progress, and you should definitely be <a href="https://twitter.com/chrispco" target="_blank">following my Twitter account</a> for more immediate updates on progress. (Warning: May contain health-related meltdowns.) Even if I don't get my procedure in time, I *want* to try and give it a go, but I might not be there for the full convention hours. If the doc makes me wait until Friday, or I need a day to recover from the procedure, I will miss part of all of Friday. Odds are I'll leave early on Sunday, be it due to fatigue or just for scheduling. (I am doing an career day event for a middle school Monday morning, and it's really inspiring for me as well as the kids, so I'm willing to sacrifice con time if I need the rest.) Heck, there may be a stretch when con goers find my table on the honor system, with a "Cartoonist broken. Please flip through books and merch, and if you'd like to purchase something, put money in this box. I trust you!" sign.<br /><br />I'll have <a href="https://www.rcsipublishing.com/precocious/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=2&amp;zenid=2aj0rm312gk1cj1oijeblss5n7" target="_blank">my books</a>, <a href="https://www.rcsipublishing.com/precocious/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=5&amp;zenid=2aj0rm312gk1cj1oijeblss5n7" target="_blank">posters and Precocious trinkets</a> with me, and I will be drawing commissions at the table. Commissions taken will depend on my health, and I won't be doing any take-home commissions. I will likely be doing a test-run on special sketch-page commissions, so you can be the first person to get one of those! Let us learn TOGETHER!<br /><br />While I'm here, there are other notes on timing: &nbsp;Since I'll surely be wiped out from the weekend, don't expect a Copper Road on the first of the month as normal. My Precocious buffer will be down to almost nothing, so I'll have to build that up before the bonus work. <strike>[COMMENT ON THIS PRECOCIOUS STORY AND TIMING DELETED UNTIL IT WON'T SPOIL THINGS.]</strike> Oh, hey, I can share the Precocious "twist" now! THIS WAS A SECRET MEMORIAL DAY STORY! The first draft was about the cookout, but I had to find a way to keep the kids away... and you know where that led. Anyway, as I bounced between the two, I decided to let them both get some space, and so the story went from one week to two weeks. This is important to know for reasons that will be seen on Saturday. (Also, by restructuring, it meant I could avoid the comic originally scheduled to run on Monday, because I didn't think I could draw it properly during a time crunch.)<br /><br />You'll also note that the next Precocious print collection has been delayed. Assuming the procedure goes well, I'll finally be able to start tackling all these overdue projects and commissions, but I have had to make sacrifices as my body decayed. No book debut at <a href="http://www.anthrocon.org/" target="_blank">Anthrocon</a> this year, but it's very likely I'll be premiering it at <a href="http://www.spxpo.com/" target="_blank">SPX</a>! Make sure you keep some funds set aside for the new book, because it has some of my favorite stories in it AND I shuffled story order around so Ursula gets to show up in book four instead of five! (Which means, yes, <a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/11/05" target="_blank">an all-time classic is going to print early</a>!) I'm toying with various new bonuses (for my projects, that is) so look forward to sweet perks to go with the best artist editions in the business! Good things will come to those who wait.*<br /><br />*Unless the doctor kills me during the procedure. Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Doomsday Bunker http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/25 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/25 <span class="rss_desc">Doomsday Bunker : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/25" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2269.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/25" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/25</a></span> Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Preserved Gift http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/24 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/24 <span class="rss_desc">Preserved Gift : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/24" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2268.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/24" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/24</a></span> Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT Paneling http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/23 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/23 <span class="rss_desc">Paneling : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/23" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2267.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/23" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/23</a></span> Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT All Are Consumed http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/22 http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/22 <span class="rss_desc">All Are Consumed : </span><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/22" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.precociouscomic.com/comics/2266.jpg"></a><span class="rss_desc"><br><a href="http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/22" target="_blank">http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2015/05/22</a></span>