Monday, November 30, 2009

Tonight's the night for a new Suckermouth animation

by Aaron Mystery

It's been a long, painful haul until this point, so please pardon me if I start with something a little simple. I'm wrapping up a new B.E. Quickie as I type this; after I install my video editing software and cut this animation, I'll be posting it on Suckermouth as a text link so you can't miss it. The cartoon - in classic B.E. Quickie fashion - will only be a few seconds long, but you can be sure I'll be right back to work trying to make up for the two months off.

There will be plenty of new stuff coming - I'm as hungry for it as you are.

EDIT: The new B.E. Quickie "Glad to be Back" is now uploaded to the Suckermouth Members Index page.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Return of Suckermouth: Starting Anew...

by Aaron Mystery

It's going to take me a couple (few?) days to install the software on this new computer and get something new thrown together. I'm copying several gigs of data now, then I'll be installing my animation, editing, and web programs starting tomorrow.

This new computer will basically act as a backup PC on the front end, meaning I'll be saving for a monster machine while nursing Suckemouth back to health with new content. I don't know exactly what to expect, but you can expect a new animation very soon, which is the best news I've had in two months.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Our long supernatural nightmare may finally be over...

by Aaron Mystery

It looks like Suckermouth will soon return to life. I spoke with the repair shop earlier, and as this part has been MIA for over a month, it looks like my old computer is dead after all. The GOOD NEWS is that the shop will transfer the data from the old PC to a new one, and sell that new laptop to me for what the cost of the repair has been. I hope to seal the deal tomorrow.

This week has been a little dismal in terms of sales, but I'm confident this situation is about to resolve itself, and new Suckermouth content will appear within the next week. If I've learned anything from this experience, however, it's to never assume everything will turn out right. Let's keep our fingers crossed on this one...

Update to follow tomorrow...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Argh! Still Waiting on the Computer Repair...

by Aaron Mystery

11-25 UPDATE: I spoke with the shop on Saturday, and they had nothing to tell me, other than agreeing that this replacement part has taken too long to ship. The guy I spoke with on the phone told me they would check with the vendor and get back to me. I called them again today, but the shipping manager was out for lunch, so I'll call back in about an hour. This couldn't get any worse.

Well, the nightmare continues for both Suckermouth members and myself, as the replacement part for my production computer has yet to come in. I shall call again tomorrow, and - as this has frankly been a ridiculous amount of time for a repair - get to the bottom of how much longer this can possibly take.

This six weeks or so of inactivity has obviously been terrible for my business, and even worse for my creative soul. Every minute of my day was taken up working on and planning the next Suckermouth cartoon, and now I wait day after day for a call from the repair shop with nothing else to think about except how messed up all this is. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I just hate what this is doing to Suckermouth members. As I said in my previous blog on this matter, I will make it up to you.

Thank you again for your patience. Suckermouth will be bigger than ever once this computer is back in my hands!