Posted March 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm
I know I planned on having Cthulhu show up, well with the characters outside this week, but the computer problems I encountered slowed my progress with the pacing.
I'm pretty sure I can get that accomplished on Monday, but I'll have to see if the planned strip can be combined or manipulated to get it done.
Re: computer issues... I had heard nothing but rave reviews from my friends and other folk I trust about Windows 8.1 so I decided to have it install on my desktop. Not only did it restart my machine when I hadn't saved the strip I was working on, without a recent save... but when my computer rebooted the cursor was five inches away from my pen on my Cintiq. I reinstalled drivers but it was still a pain in the butt trying to get things to be close to how I draw in Manga Studio. Not only that, but I had no audio and no video would play on my computer-- streaming or videos I had on my hard drive.
I had to end up formatting and reinstalling Windows to get things working again. After that I had to download and reinstall all my drawing programs and then tweak the settings to get things to feel "right" for me to be able to draw this comic. It ended up taking all day Wednesday and a better part of Thursday. I'm going to stick with regular Windows 8 for a while... Maybe it would go smoothly if I tried to upgrade again, but I'm not going to risk it just yet.
I've got too much to do before ECCC at the end of the month to bother right now!