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winter offering

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

It feels good to upload this week’s strip. After working for days on it, I was almost done and somehow lost panel 3. Deleted. Saved. Gone. What an awful feeling that is. Anyway, after much scrambling, here it is. I hope you enjoy.

I want to thank the Suicide Girl member who posted my comic on their boards last week. That was a nice surprise. It generated some great traffic and I gained a few new readers. Little things like that really go a long way. I send you virtual hugs and stuff for doing that for me.

<3 calan

17 Responses to “winter offering”

  1. Debt On Says:

    That is so cute. So cruelly and grusomely cute. I love it.

  2. Gabe Says:

    Awesome. The “swoosh” panel is beautiful. Great work, as always.

  3. calan Says:

    Thank you both. 🙂

  4. NobleSavage Says:

    The last panel is prettyful. The snowman impaling the heart would make a neat little figurine…

    Sorry to hear of your panel 3 frustrations. At least you didn’t have to redo the entire thing, like I have had to do on a few occasions! XD

  5. NobleSavage Says:

    …oh, and I just noticed the moon. It cracks me up for some reason. Haha…

  6. calan Says:

    dont mock the moon, noble. she’s tempermental.

    if i had to redo the entire thing i would have had a melt down for sure. have you seriously deleted entire strips before? ugh!

    the funny thing is up until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t save often. i could work hours then when i was done for the night i’d save. then for some reason PS started crashing on me like mad, so i got into the habit of saving constantly just in case. i thought this was a great habit until it backfired on me this week.

  7. NobleSavage Says:

    Yeah – There are 3 I remember not so fondly deleting and redoing completely from scratch again, argh. It was my own fault, too… I saved the files completely wrong, which destroyed the size, image quality, and compatibility of the strips. I draw them straight up in Illustrator with a Wacom, so I couldn’t just rescan anything.

    I, too, save after nearly every move I make when comicking… even though my computer is really stable *knocks on wood*… you just never know.

  8. Zoe Says:

    Sorry, but i don’t really get it. It’s embarrasing, really, but can you explain a little bit? I promise i follow Gingerdead religiously!

  9. calan Says:

    hi Zoe. thanks for following religiously. 😛

    i’m weirded out by explaining things too much because it never sounds right when you explain a comic strip, but here’s some things to consider. it’s not meant to be a ha ha funny sort of strip this week. it has more to do with emotions. the door knocker tells you whose house she is at.

    i hope that helps. readers, feel free to give your take on it. it’s art there is no wrong answer.

    did anyone else ever play ‘ring and run’ as a kid? you know when you ring the bell of a random house and run away. it’s completely stupid. when i was a little kid and the group was doing this it always made my mind travel to dark places.

    i would imagine a little old lady who was ill and had trouble walking, inching her way to the door with great effort and feeling frightened that no one was on the other side. maybe it was death. maybe it was a lunatic lurking outside her home. maybe the rest of the night, or week or month she’d be creeped out in her own home. silly prank, but it made me feel too awful to participate in. i tend to over analyze everything. i was no different as a kid.

  10. Chris Says:

    How funny that you lost panel 3 and that’s my favorite one of this comic. 🙂

    We played “ding dong ditch” when I was a kid. We always did it to people we kind of knew about though… no threat of little old ladies. 🙂

  11. Zoe Says:

    thank you!!!! 🙂
    It was absolutely forbidden for me to play “ring and run”, of course i tried, but mom’s echo in my head wouldn’t let me. She was really effective.

  12. calan Says:

    my mom used to tell me she had eyes in the back of her head (literally..as in under her hair). i totally believed it. how the hell else did she know what i was up to when she wasn’t looking?


  13. Marco Says:

    Its so sweet…. she left his heart out for him .. awww 🙂

    I once did a ring and run to my wife, I left her a huge teddy bear on the doorstep for her birthday. And a digital camera.

  14. calan Says:

    aww, what a cute way of surprising her. you and lenoir think alike. 🙂

  15. Karen Says:

    I like having original artwork I can touch.

    And sell.

  16. calan Says:


    i feel the same way about souls.

    it’s nice of you to drop by. i love Planet Karen. if i had any sort of a life, i would do a journal comic myself, but i don’t, so i just read yours. 😛

  17. aprill Says:

    this is just beautiful, it almost made me cry

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