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March 3rd, 2007: 

Chances are there will NOT be an update this Monday, or even this week.  Why?  I am working a lot of swing hours, training really, for a new job.  I have not yet officially been hired, but with working 8 to 12 hours a day, by the time I get home, I don't want to draw.  Then when I do fell up to drawing, I have other chores I have to attend to like flying off to Revenue Canada (that's our Taxation People) or out to see a doctor or lawyer about something, or I have to clean up a mess the cats made, or one that I made... blah blah blah...  Long story short, I have not done ANY drawing what so ever this week just because I have been so freaking swamped!

I am going to change the updates from every Monday, to when ever I can get them uploaded.  This will be a pain in the ass since I still have log in issues with the Comic Genesis log in server.  Thank God I can still get in to the FTP with out issue.

Oh, and a bit thanks to Jim Skunk for his continued support of our comic!  Thank you once more!

And as always, please drop either myself or Akeem (AEBL) an e-mail to let us know how we are doing.

February 20th, 2007: 

I believe in miracles!  You are seeing one now.  Another page updated on time!  I must be getting my ass in gear or something.  Ha!  I have not started the Mirror for this comic yet, but I will soon... or if I keep saying that I might just convince myself it will be soon.  I am bad for procrastinating, plus with me not sleeping at night...  I have on again, off again boughts with insomnia, which leaves me so tired, that I just want to pass out all over the place.  This really throws a cramp into my artiness.

I want to get started on a few more portfolios soon, plus I want to start learning how to better colour my comic.  A friend of mine has offered to teach me, but he's been busy himself lately.  Breaking up with his boyfriend, looking for work, his birthday...  But I am hoping to learn some form him, as he did the entire art school thing.  With luck, I will improve enough to make the comic coloured full time.

Comments and what not?  E-mail myself or Akeem (AEBL)!

February 12th, 2007: 

Oh WOW!  I actually got an update done on time.  I don't normally get them done by midnight Sunday Night / Monday Morning.  And with my continuing problems with log-in issues and ComicGenesis, if I don't have the new page up on the FTP server by then, we all have to wait another 24 hours.  And its not a problem they can fix easily it seems either, so once more I am considering moving this comic again.  I think later this month I will make a mirror site on my main webpage for now, and see if STrRedWolf can fix my predicament... {sigh} again.

This won't be just a whim;  I am actually consulting my fellow webcomic artists.  For now, I will keep things here, but I will say it once more, I REALLY miss KeenSpace!  I really shouldn't complain too much as this is a free service after all.

Comments and what not?  E-mail myself or Akeem (AEBL)!

February 3rd, 2007: 

For those who were wondering why I have not been around much or why I have not been drawing, that's because I was not all that well, and feeling quite run down/over. But now I am feeling better, so I am going to be drawing up a storm to get back caught up on all my stuff.

For about 2 or so weeks, I was suffering form a nasty bout of insomnia, to the point that it was affecting my general health. My body was not resting so I started walking around hunched-backed because the muscles along my spine and shoulders were knotting and locking up. Add in the constant dizziness and the fact that at points of extreme fatigue which all left me feeling loopy and goofy feeling, almost as if I was drunk. Heh heh, I was even out at a local art jam and I started to black out for moments.. not good.

But I am once more sleeping again, and feeling better. I can move my back and neck, and I am not longer walking around like Igor. So I should start drawing again tomorrow to get started on commissions and comics.

And as always, please drop either myself or Akeem (AEBL) an e-mail to let us know how we are doing.

January 15th, 2007: 

Well, it's Monday, and I have not finished the next update yet.  I no real excuse other than it was my Birthday on the 13th, and as such, I was out of it for both Saturday and Sunday.  Also, there have been some deaths in the past week, one that sort of bothered me a little, the other that didn't really shock me, but it bothered a friend, the same friend who the first death also affected.  She had her old dog put down with in 48 hours of one of her life long friend died.  But again, I didn't do much than offer my condolences and offer to be there for my friend.. going out and shoveling her walk and checking on her incase she needed me, so really, if I was not busy doing next to nothing, I could have had this done.

But it was not all wasted art time.  I did get this done.  I ended up coloring this, sitting on a floor at a furry meet, during my birthday.  No real party, but I did buy a cake for everyone, though only one person there wished me a happy birthday.  But I am glad to at least this image finished, this taking me two days to get done as I am slow at doing my art.. and even starting it.  I really need to get my rear in gear though and actually do the update.  So, as soon as this page is done, I will upload it, then work on colouring this page and the previous.  So don't expect too many updates this month, but they are coming.

And as always, please drop either myself or Akeem (AEBL) an e-mail to let us know how we are doing.

January 7th, 2007: 

Things have been hectic around here for the past month or so. I have not done anything art wise save doing a bit of sketchbook art for my friend SailorAnna. But that should start changing as of now. 

All the big events have past for me, and it's just minor stuff to worry about now. No reason why I can't sit down and draw up some DTBC comics and some more UnHappy Valentines too. Not to mention that I still owe two pieces of gift art to people for either Christmas (for a bunny) and a birthday for Reala (the dino). I have some preliminary sketches done, but that's it. I really got to crack down and get to it.

For Christmas I got the new wolfy Zelda game form my friend and I have spent the better part of 48 hours playing. When I have not been playing it, I have been doing a little bit of World of WarCraft, which I like to play to unwind after dealing with my family. And I have been dealing with my family a lot lately because of not only the holidays, but because one if off and running.

My mother left for Alberta today, and she probably will not be back until just before summer. She is going to finish her degree in Ministry and become a pastor before her 65th birthday in the fall of this year. I wish her luck. The problem is now that I am alone pretty much with my mentally ill father who has a nasty habit of knowing how to press all my buttons. He is incredibly obese, choosing to sit around all day eating and bitching about how his legs hurt when he walks or does anything. And when he is not whining about that, out form his mouth comes a torrent of racism that makes me want to either rip out my ears, or stab his tongue with my pencils. And wait until you hear his take on homosexuals. Fuck, I swear I am going to go insane(r) if I have to take care of him too long... but if I don't, no one else will, including himself. I want to make sure he eats right and he gets up before noon, though to be honest, the longer he is in bed, the less racket I have to deal with. Heh heh. So for the next 5 months, I get to be the 'mommy' of the house, which in this family is more like a terminal sentence.

Tomorrow I got back on the job hunt trail, trying to find work so that I don't end up spending all my time here. I am hoping to get a part time job for now, and look into what I can get in the way of education for myself. I will also once again be taking the volunteer tax programme from Canadian Revenue Agency (aka RevCan). I am thinking that I might get into tax preparation work, like at H&R Block, which I know pays crap, but its a start. But for now, I am thinking I will go back to Security for a short while just so I can get the ball rolling as it were. Another option I am going to pursue is going back into the tow industry, and see if any of the local or semi local impound yards needs a night man to do the paper work. Its a job where you get paid to be 'evil'! Bwahahahahhahahaha!

Anyways, for now I am going to get some supper made for everyone, though knowing them, they have probably already ordered a pizza or added some peanut butter to toast and didn't tell me. Sigh...  But rest assured, there are more pages coming soon!

Comments?  Advice?  E-mail meAEBL too!

November 14th, 2006: 

Well I am all packed and ready to go. I will be out of country for the next ten or so days first off to MidWest FurFest in Chicago visiting my friend and partner on Do The BearCat, then visiting my friend in Washington State for American Thanksgiving. So needless to say, I am just putting this all aside until then.

Some good news that I have and something to look forwards to is finally winning a mini battle with the MFF con hotel, getting the con rate for all 4 nights, not just 3 nights, which means I will be there until Monday Morning. 

I am so looking forward to visiting Chicago, maybe even go visit the United Center.. My brother is a big Hawks fan, and would love a picture of the place, especially with a player. As for me, I just love visiting new places and Chicago is rich in American History and modern American literature and such. And I get to hang out with AEBL (Akeem Lofton, aka Reala) and getting to meet his family.

Then there is the convention itself. I am going to be showing off my first portfolio in a few years as well as I am going to be pimping off some of my originals, including some DTBC art, for anyone who has cash and wants to spend it… I’s love your cash!

After the con, I am back to Seattle then up the I-5 to my friend’s place to visit for American Thanksgiving. I will take this time to chill and relax there, and of course, stuff my face full of turkey! Heh heh. 

Once I get back home, I need to start looking for work once more, as well as get back to work drawing and finishing off the current chapters of DTBC I have in the works. I also want to start on my next 2 portfolios. I am thinking Cat Boys and Herms as the next two topics. That sound good? Heh heh. I will see how it goes though. Right now, I have pushed myself hard the past 2 weeks, and right now I feel artistically tapped (just in time for the convention…) I will spend the next couple of days not drawing, so that should help. I will just do a bit of colouring for my friend, Sailor Anna. ^.^

Comments?  Advice?  E-mail meAEBL too!

November 10th, 2006: 

Ever think that there are secret forces out to get you and keep you away form conventions?  As many of you know, I am on my way to MidWest FurFest, leaving VERY early on the 15th to fly out of SeaTac to Chicago.  I will be visiting my friend AEBL and staying with him during the convention.  That's about where the fun begins.

Apparently, the dealer's registration form I mailed to AEBL (Akeem) to mail out with a cheque, never made it to the convention.  So now we are paying the $40 each to get in and we will be setting up shop in Artist's Alley instead of Dealer's Den.  As such, I will not be bringing as much to sell.  So pretty much, I will be doing sketchbook art and con-badge.  I will bring a few things to show off and sell, even my new portfolio if I get it done in time.

Next thing to go wrong is the hotel.  They are jerking us around with our reservation.  Originally we were hoping to stay from the 16th, checking out on the 20th.  But for there are no rooms for Sunday Night.. they are 'sold out' or 'unavailable'.  On Sunday night...  How the hell does that happen?  Sunday night is the night everyone is usually LEAVING!  So now I am looking for other arrangements for Sunday night, maybe hopefully finding a Motel 6 or Super 8 or something of the like.  This just really pisses me off.  Because I have called, recalled, and recalled, and every time I think I have this fixed, something else goes wrong with them.. So f*ck it, I am going to check out on the 19th.  Their loss.

But all of this has had an effect on me.  I am feeling anxious and depressed now thinking about it.  As I feel now, I am ready to say the hell with in, crawl in to bed, and forget about the con all together.  But that's how I am and I know it will pass in about an hour or so.  So I am going to play video games for an hour then draw some more.

Some good news is that I will be having Thanksgiving at my friend's place.  He is returning home to Washington State, so when I come back form Chicago, he will pick me up from the airport and I will stay with him for a few days for Thanksgiving.  This was his MOTHER'S idea and she NEVER invites anyone over!  So I am definitely going to take advantage of this, my first American Thanksgiving!  

Because I am rushing to get my new portfolio done, there will probably won't be an update until after American Thanksgiving.  I will see what I can done, but I am VERY behind on EVERYTHING right now!

Comments?  Advice?  E-mail meAEBL too!

November 6th, 2006: 

Sorry for the delays on the update... they are going to continue to be slow until December.  I have a ton of drawing to do between now and the end of the month, what with getting ready for MidWest FurFest.  I have to get a few more drawings done for a portfolio, but realisticaly, I don't think I can get it done in time.  But I am going to try.  I also have my North American Fur contribution to get in, which is at this point, only 33% done.  

One of the thinks I want to work on next month is a who's who page.  I really just wanted most of the guests to remain nameless, even though they are all currently friends or creations of our imagination and probably will not be seen again.  We shall see though how it plays out.  Also, I really need to work on a banner and title graphic for this comic as well.  Hmmm...

I leave on Wednesday, November the fifteenth for SeaTac to hop a flight to Chicago for the convention...  At this point, I have yet to receive full confirmation on the table or registration that AEBL paid for.  But I did get the room squared away for us.  Two beds for two people, and a shower to live in between bouts on the con-floor.  On the way back, I will be spending time with my friend in Arlington, WA, (just south or Marysville and Smokey Point in Washington State, along the I-5 which leads to home for me.)  My friend's mother has invited me for American Thanksgiving!  This will be my first American Thanksgiving.  (I, being form Canada, celebrate Thanksgiving in mid-October.)

I have also been putting up with the drama on my new art archive, and how it is quashing freedom of speech and blah blah blah blah...  To be honest, i am sorry I even spoke up even a peep on the matter.  It basically quashed my attempt to start pimping out my art in the form of Con Badges for Sale.  But if any of you are interested in having a badge done by me, please read this journal entry.  Because I need your money. :P

As always, if you have anything you want to question or comment on, e-mail me.  I will do my most to address your comments, even if not completely promptly.  Also, please send a line to AEBL and comment him on his art as well.

October 25th, 2006: 

I have just been DRAGGING my ass around lately, finding it harder and harder to get things done... Must be getting close to Christmas...  

Well, I was a day late on the comic again (not that it matters as it seems the updater does not seem to be working), but this time I have a valid excuse;  I was doing my mother's homework because she has gone back to school and can't operate a computer beyond using it as a glorified typewriter.  And because she is a procrastinator, and this is all due tomorrow, (big surprise) I have been spending the bulk of my time getting her ready to get it done, walking her through each step on how to do a spreadsheet, and how to create a presentation, even how to build a website.  I am so freaking tired right now, I could sleep right until the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, its Howl-o-we'en!  That's right, once again I will be at the local mini furry con, which is more like a giant fur meet than a convention.  We all show up, have a bit of candy, have some soda drinks, dance, draw, chat, gab, and fondle those in fur suits.  (Last year there was this deer there.. a stag.. I was SO having a non-heterosexual moment drooling at him...)  Ahem.. yes, so I am looking forward to crashing there, if for no other reason, than to see a few people I never see, save at these events.  Having no ConiFur this year really hit me hard, more so as some of the people involved in replacing ConiFur live near by and are incredibly arrogant and smug about it.  ConiFur, despite a few inner political problems, was a fun time for us both.  Sadly, AEBL only made it to the last one (in 2005).  But we will both be at MidWest FurFest, this being my first time there, and Akeem's 2nd venture there.

E-mail me your comments and questions please. E-mail to AEBL as well to help encourage him and give him your backing.

October 9th, 2006: 

Sorry for a week off, but I was very slow at getting the art done.  Then I hurt my hand at the end of last month, scraping the outside of my small finger and palm.  So it made it hard to finish of my inking.  My hand is fine now.

Today is also Thanksgiving... well up in Canada it is.  Happy Turkey Day for all!

I am really tired, so I am going to bed now.  I hope you enjoy today's comic.

And as always, please drop either myself or Akeem (AEBL) an e-mail to let us know how we are doing.

September 21st, 2006: 

Doing this comic by myself is harder than I thought it would be.  But it's coming along.  I have 2 pages penciled up now and one ready to be inked.  I have someone who wants to take over the colouring for me as well, so I will see how that goes.  I am not sure if it will work out or not, considering I use Photoshop to add in the word balloons and she uses Paint Shop Pro to colour, but I will send her a couple of pages of Chapter 1 as a trial.  If it works out, DTBC will be in full colour.  She'll get full credits of course too and her own spot in the Artists section of the site.

Another contributing factor to my tardiness in getting the updates done and up on time is that I am having extreme issues with my sleep patterns.  I am not sleeping all that much and when I do get into bed to 'sleep' I find myself getting up a few hours later, unrested, feeling tense & stiff, and having a general feeling of depression.  All killers when it comes to being artistic.  I am also looking for a job, either part time work or full time but with a few days off for me to attend to some schooling as well as my conventions.  Job hunting is probably my weakest skill...  But never fear, I am still working on it, a bit each day, to get it done and in your hands.  

I have spoken to AEBL this past week.  He is going to start working on the next chapter, in which Hunni's father comes to visit... (I think.  Hell he could be doing a jello wrestling match for all I know...)  The point is that he is working on or going to be working on this once again so we will be a team once more.  Hurray!  Look for his return after the next intermission being worked on with my friend, Seth Triggs.

We are still on track for being at MidWest FurFest this November.  AEBL sent in the cheque for our table/admission, but we have yet to receive confirmation.  It's something I have to chase down still.  After that, we are not sure.  Before that I will be at Howloween '06 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, which is just an hour's walk from my place, or 45 mins on the bus...  (Oh, how I love our transit system...)  Aside form that, I don't have any other conventions planed.  For 2007, I might do MidWest FurFest again if it works out this year for us, as well as Further Confusion, which takes place just after my birthday in January.  Any other cons for next year is doubtful for myself.

And as always, please drop either myself or Akeem (AEBL) an e-mail to let us know how we are doing.

August 28th, 2006: 

FINALLY!  Yes, you're eyes are not deceiving you, this IS indeed a new page up and running after all this time!  I know we have been out of it for so long, but I am back at it.  This will take me some time because I am a VERY SLOW artists on my own...  I may even hand off the colouring job to someone else, but for now, the comic is moving again.  

I am sorry that this took me so long to do, and that it seems that I was neglecting not only this comic by my fans as well!  But I am back in the saddle.  Updates are coming, and they will be a bit erratic for a while, but I have this chapter to finish and the next intermission/chapter is almost 50% as well!  So there is more coming!  

Anime Evolution was a joke as far a conventions go.  Most people I talked to, including some staff agreed with me that it was a poor con and very disorganized.  I will be uploading some art I did at the convention this week coming onto my Fur Affinity account.  I am going to try and coax AEBL onto Fur Affinity as well as it would make things a lot easier for me when making up his business cards for him.  

My next event will be Howloween '06.  I am a little apprehensive about going form just visiting their website.  Some of the names involved in this are also the people involved to some degree in RainFurest, which I am also tentative about attending.  As it stands now, I am 80% sure I am NOT going to RainFurest, but 66% yes to go to Howloween '06MidWest FurFest 2006 is still very much a go for me, and I should probably start making plans on what all to bring and what not.

If you have any comments on this comic or anything I have in my 'rants' here, drop me an e-mail.  Be sure to send an email to AEBL as well!

August 17th, 2006: 

It never rains, but it pours...  Or something like that.  

We have the first preview of what the next page will look like... I hope.  We will go with this for now, but as I said, nothing is going on until after I get back form Anime Evolution which is this weekend.  (Shit, I better get cracking on the promotional material and business cards.)  Hurray for printers and an hour in ether PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro.  

I have personally booked our hotel dates for MidWest FurFest 2006 and I have my plane tickets already paid for.  So I am going to be there!  I just need to find a part time job to afford to be there.  Heh heh.

And I am going to cut this short.  I am still not feeling well.  Some of you might already know this, but for other's who do not know, I was in for emergency oral surgery on the 12th of this month.  I am still heavily doped up on pain killers and more than a little groggy.  Tonight, I am going to start to try to draw again, because I have only 3 images in the past month to show off and that's just sad.  One of them isn't even very good either. :(  

To keep better tabs of me (Michael), you can check out my Fur Affinity page.  I keep a journal there as well as most of my 'recent' art, though you can also see my more recent journal entries at my main website (which is in sad need of repairs) as well.  AEBL has almost fallen off the face of the earth, partially due to his new girlfriend and A LOT to do with his work and single-parent-ness.  Once he finds some artistic energy, he will start drawing again, and prey nothing else breaks.  :P

As always,  e-mail me your comments or concerns or ideas on world domination, and send an email to AEBL as too to let him know we miss his art.

June 21st, 2006: 

For the remainder of this chapter, I will be doing my best to take over and get it done.  Sadly, due to work, being a single father, moving, and now a new girlfriend, AEBL is unable to keep up with his drawings.  His creativity has taken a massive nose dive to Pit of No-Where!  As such, he just can't get it done.  The few pages he has drawn up are M.I.A., and as such very hard for me to ink right now.  Heh heh.  I will be taking over the full production of this chapter;  I only hope my skills are as well received as AEBL's.

I will not be starting right away though.  At the end of this month, I have a convention I will be attending, Anime Evolution, and as such, I am gearing up for that.  It's convenient for me attend as it is just 2 busses away form me at Simon Fraser University.  I can see SFU form my front porch (almost).  SFU has been the filming sight for many movies and TV shows, including Star Gate SG-1 and the new Battlestar Galactica.  I am going to go there for promotional reasons, more just handing out business cards (which I still need to make up) as well as get some general feedback on the comic from a different fan-base's perspective.  This will keep me busy until the end of August 2nd.

On August 3rd, I will begin on this comic one more in earnest, doing all the pencils and lay outs and what not.  Something I should have done sooner, but held off on with the hopes that Akeem could find the energy to continue on.  Right now, he is absolutely wiped out and feeling pretty tired during his spare time.  Heh heh, he commented on how every time he goes to start drawing, something breaks and he is off to take care of the problem.  He's a busy guy these days.  The two of us are hoping to have done a new portfolio for MidWest FurFest 2006 (this November).  AEBL will be sending in our payment soon to secure our table, so that you all might come up and bask in our laziness. :P  

Oh, and if you guys get a chance, please pick up an issue of FurNation Magazine #7.  You will find Pet Shoppe published with in the pages there.  And I have finally broke down to get a Fur Affinity account as well.  I will be making semi regular updates there as well.  Also, if you like, I have my personal news and rants page, when I am not neglecting it.  I will even keep us all up to date on Akeem as well. :)

E-mail me your comments and questions please. E-mail to AEBL as well to help encourage him and give him your backing.

June 2nd, 2006: 

I apologize for how long this is taking, but we should be back in full production any time now.  AEBL finally arranged to have the penciled pages he has sent to me via regular post;  HOWEVER, should it be returned to sender for some reason, then he can now e-mail them to me.  He has moved from Chicago to the suburbs (South Holland), taking his son with him to live in a non-ghetto neighbourhood.  It was amazing to waking he was saying, and actually hear the sounds of nature...  birds, trees, wind...  instead of cars, yelling, and loud music.  Plus, the boy will now have a far better school to go to come September, as well as a park near by to play at.  But best of all, he has internet again so I can harass him more for updates. 

I was getting worried that this comic might be going on permanent hiatus like a few others I started getting into.  Because of issues going on for me in life, I has not been on this as much as I would have liked either.  But the show will go on!  The next chapter is already being worked on, a team effort by myself and Seth Triggs;  a cross-over comic involving the two main characters form his Buddies in Big Places.  Its going to be interesting once it is done.  

And now for today's image.  My artistic mojo had left me for a while, leaving me impotent in regards to doing any art.  In the past week or so, I have been drawing more, trying to get an image done a day at least, and a minimum of 5 per week.  Well, maybe 4 would be a better number.  I find it very easy to find reasons to do nothing.  Ah the joys of depression and anxiety.  But still, I push on with my art and try to get a few things done for those people who are special to me

Hunni and Mike will be at MidWest FurFest 2006.  I have just filled out our table application form and will be e-mailing it to the lovely Hunni to enclose a cheque.  Seems they don't take PayPal at this one, or at least I have not seen it offered.  A cheque works because that way I can pay Akeem what we have in the PP coffers.  It's not much at this time, but then we have not done much to earn any support!  Right now, we are 90% sure we can make FurFest, though as is the case with life, thing can't always be predicted with 100% certainty.  Depends on how much money I can make during the summer and if I can get the time off work if I do find full time employment.

Feel free to e-mail me your comments or concerns and send an email to AEBL as well.

May 27th, 2006: 

This has been a bad week for me.  Many things on my plate at once, but I am getting over them and getting past them.  The big one being that my best friend's mom passed away.  Friday was the funeral (that would be yesterday).  It has been a sad state of affairs around here.  For the rest of the info on my life you can just go to my personal rant page and website... (which I have been very bad about neglecting as well.)  

I have talked to Akeem again today.  Life at the hospital has been busy for him as well, plus he he trying to juggle being a dad and a lover again.  But he has more art for me, its just a matter of time to get it to me.  Having JUST hanging up the phone from him, we agree, he really needs to get his phone lines repaired so he can get back on the internet at his place, rather than scanning the art on to his computer then leaving it behind when he goes to spend a few days at his mother's place to use her computer to get on line.  Oy...

I would like to thank two people for their kind support totally $12.50 between them.  That brings our total up to $32.50.  AEBL is appreciative as well and expresses his gratitude.  I just hope we are ever worthy of your support.  I was in error when I said PayPay took off 9%.  What they do is they take off about $0.37 or so then a small percentile form the donated amount.  On the donated amount of $5.00 what is deducted is 45˘.  On $10.00 however, the amount is 59˘.  Sorry if I seem to go on about this;  having done taxes for many people and dealing with the federal government of Canada, I try to keep my totals to the penny for my official book keeping. :)

And now finally, here is a sneak peak at the hot action yet to come as you might have noticed by now.  Today's bit is again drawn by me and this will be used later on some how or given away as a gift to someone special.  This is Shane Graytail, the collie mentioned in prior pages, and a very good friend of mine.  Heh heh.  More art soon, I promise!

As always, please feel free to e-mail me your comments or concerns.

May 8th, 2006: 

One more pin-up for this week, but with luck next week I will have the new comic pages.  Akeem is mailing me the next three pages... again.  They were returned to him, lack of postage.  So he is dropping them in the mailbox today so with luck I should have it for Friday, which means I will be inking for Mother's Day.  However, if the pages don't show up until Monday, I will get them up as soon as I can.  The trick is to get Akeem motivated to actually do the work right now, a problem I am well familiar with.  For him, he has become entrapped by the X-Box 360 game, Oblivion.  According to him, if you spent 16+hours a day on the game, it would take you a month to just finish the main quest.  As such, he has put his pencil down and become mesmerized by dancing pixils.  Bwahahahahahahaha, he has finally become one of us!  (For me it's currently World of WarCraft.)

As for this image here... Now as 'T-bear' will never leave his Hunni-Bear, this image does have my furry self kissing up to the lovely Sherri (who was dancing with Tamar a few pages back.).  This is more of a personal thing, where I the artist/player has more than a passing crush on the lovely young lady behind the bunny.  It's a dream though as we live too far from each other to have any from of serious intimate relationship, sadly.  I think she's perfect, but then I'm more than a little biased.  It gets a tad confusing when you use your 'main' character (or personal furry) to represent yourself in all things including wants and 2 comics.  (Yes, Mike Furry is the star of a second comic.)  I'm working on displaying UnHappy Valentine on line, but for now, you can find it in the pages of North American Fur.

 Feed back is important to us, so please feel free to e-mail me and I will do what I can to answer your questions and comments.

May 1st, 2006: 

Well, either I was going to have a new comic page today, or a new pin up for today.  Here is a pin up for today featuring Shane Graytail (who was tending bar a few pages back if you recall), and Shelly who is sort of like my 'little sister'.  Chances are this is her only appearance here since she is about 16.  Still here she is cuddling up with Shane.  This image was done as a late birthday gift for Shane, who has had a thing for Shelly ever since he first laid eyes on her.  

Next week we will have a comic page ready or a new pin up.  I am hoping to do this until we are ready to pick this up again.  Akeem said he had more pages ready to go, but has yet to send them to me. (Yeah, he's bad for that I know, but we love him, right?)  So I phoned him up and left a message telling him to just put a damn stamp on the pages and mail them to me.  Email is faster, but only when he can have access to it, heh.  

And thanks again for another donation.  We are grossing $20 so far this year, and if we can keep this up, we will have a bit of funds for MFF this year, as it looks like it will be a deal with the devil to have ConiFur ready for this year.  This is a shame because I really loved attending ConiFur but c'est la vie.  

E-mail me if you like.  Comments are welcome as always.

April 23rd, 2006: 

We have another donation!  Hurray!

We are up to about the 200 mark on the Web Comic List!  Hurray!

Akeem is currently doing more pencils.  Hurray!

That's the good news.  The bad news is he still has not been able to get the pencils to me yet, but we are working on that.  I am still jobless.  I did manage to get back into job club finally, but their big advice to me is to do nothing while they work on renewing my funding which expires next month.  Yeah.... I've done nothing, mater of fact, I am an expert in nothing as it has been a pass time of mine for a while now.  Trust me, it does not work for finding a job.  

Comments?  Advice?  E-mail me!

April 18th, 2006: 

We got a new donation today.  Thank you very much, we appreciate the funds!  Last year's funds went towards towards our table at ConiFur NorthWest 2005.  This years funds will probably go towards a table at either ConiFur NorthWest 2006, or for a table at Midwest FurFest 2006.  We can only go to one or the other, not both.  Well, _I_ can't.  I am a poor bugger.  Last year, Akeem was able to attend 1 and a half of them last year; the last day of ConiFur, and all/most of MFF.  The more I check, the more it seems that ConiFur is a No Go for this year, so we are going to start aiming for MFF 2006 in November.  It is a shame that ConiFur is staggering, as it has always been a wonderful experience for me and the place I have met most of my furry friends in person.

But back to donation and now for a mini rant.  We love getting them, we enjoy the money we get to help support our comic.  What I hate is the current raping fee that PayPay charges.  9%!  Nine percent is taken off from each donation.  So that $10.00 we have on the year is the gross amount.  Our Net donations for the year is actually $9.10.  And why can they do that?  Because they can.  They are pretty much the only company that offers this service, and as you see, people with monopolies can charge more.  Oh well, grin and bite the cost.

There I had my rant, I feel much better now.

As for the next update.  It's coming.  Akeem has it drawn and done, just needs to get it to me for inking, but right now his internet is dead.  He has been getting on line at his mother's place, but has been forgetting to bring his ZIP Drive with him.  Heh heh.  But it is coming soon!

E-mail me!  Comment on what you see and tell me what you think

April 13th, 2006: 

I must apologize once more for the lack of updates.  We have not forgot about our commitment to this comic, its just we have been busy with other things.  Akeem and I need to have a talk soon about who will do what for the next few pages because I am tapped currently;  no more pages for me to ink, nor even partials for me to go on.  He said he was going to have some new pages ready for me, but I have yet to get anything yet.  We might be delayed for a short time while this gets sorted out.  So stay tuned, we will have more here as soon as we can.

One of the things that has been keeping me so busy on my end is trying to find a job.  The Vancouver job market sucks, despite what those in power stating a job growth.  There is job growth, but in sectors I am unqualified to work in.  There are few entry level jobs available, and of those few, the requirements employers are putting on them is ridiculous.  Everywhere wants multi-years of experience and a drivers license, both I don't have and can't get because I don't have a job, but I need them to get most jobs... and keep in mind these are the entry level jobs supposedly.  Oh well, back to work for me.

Please feel free to e-mail me or AEBL, we could use the encouragements.

March 28th, 2006: 

Good news!  I was able to finally get in contact with Akeem.  I sent a message to him and he was able to call me on his cell- phone to let me know all was well.  Seems a while back, his home was the victim of some water damage that knocked out his phone lines, and because of his years of on going problems with the phone company (mostly from late/skipped payments) he still has yet to have service restored.  And because he was on a dial up, he is now lacking internet connections.

In this time of net-less-ness, he has not been idle.  Talking to him on the phone, he has told me that he has been hard at work getting to the more interesting parts of the current story.  This is good for me, because I am running out of pages to draw.  Heh, contrary to what some might think, I have a hard time drawing the naught stuff.  We just need to work it out so that the pages start coming my way.  

So there might be some delay, but more pages are coming.  I should have a new page up in the next two or three days myself.  It all depends on how quickly this flu bug leaves me and how much more sleep I will need.

And as always, please send me your e-mails.  

March 20th, 2006:


Well, I have decided to update DTBC when I can, rather than every Monday.  Right now, with AEBL currently busy with his stuff, I am drawing all of the comic by myself.  No biggie though, because I know he will be back eventually.  He has many things to keep him busy to the point I am having trouble contacting him.  So I am going to be writing him a letter this week coming since I can't seem to get him via e-mail or phone.  This is not uncommon;  it has happened before when he was short on funds and long on things to do.  Right now, his phone is always off when I call, and its only off when he is busy.  

Starting to colour the comic at Chapter 3 might have been a bad idea.  It's taking me longer to get it done that I had expected.  It does not help that I am easily distracted by.. um, everything.  I have a problem with staying focused on one thing for any length of time, probably one of the reasons why I don't hold a job for long.

Send me an e-mail or AEBL, we would love to hear form you.

March 14th, 2006:


And DTBC is back on line.  I wish to apologize for the delay, but things started spiraling downwards for me.  AEBL has gone AWOL on me and as such, I have taken over drawing as well as writing, inking, touch-ups, and colouring.  As such, I will be continuing the comic, but when I can so expect the updates to be sporadic.  I will try to aim for everyone Monday still, but it will probably be about ever 8 or 9 days, depending on how I feel and if I 'cheat' at all.

I have not been able to get in touch with Akeem via e-mail, phone, or muck, but that is not really all that uncommon.  Every now and then he gets busy with REAL LIFE.  After all, he is an over work, single dad, who has just come out.  With all going on in his life, he has more than a full plate at the moment so he will get back to us when he can which I hope is soon, because I feel he is the more talented one of our partnership.  

Myself?  I am feeling the effects of depression and lowered self-esteem once more.  My thoughts are turning to how worthless I am and how hopeless life is.  That's why it took me over two weeks to get this page drawn then inked.  I could have had it done in time.. well maybe, but I just gave up hope for a while there.  But I am making another shot at things.  I have to... it's expected of me to try and give it my best shot, even if my get up and go has long since gone and left.  I did manage one really great image since my last post though.  A project I started working on and that kept me focused on something (someone) important and give me a little dream to dream...

Anyways...  feel free to drop us a line...  Michael or AEBL.

February 27th, 2006:


No update this week, sadly.  I never got this weeks pencil form Akeem, so I was not able to ink it.  It seems he has been buys with events in his life and who can blame him.  He is a full time nurse at a hospital in Chicago, a full time dad, and now he has a someone new to date as well to fill up his time.  But he says he will get to it as soon as possible.  In the mean time, I have been setting up some pages as well, in order to help filling things out.  We shall see how it goes.  As it stands, I plan on having an update for next week.

Send us your e-mails, Michael or AEBL, and give us your feed back.

February 12th, 2006:


Things change... always do.  Life changes have been getting to both of us, some good, some bad, some are just changes.  Akeem is happy right now, having found someone special in his life.  Me I am just hoping to get past the day of heart ache with my sanity in tact.  I have to sit down and figure out what to do with my life, and how to change it so that I can get in the position of having someone special in my life as well.

The comic is starting to run low on fuel as well.  I need to get more penciled art form AEBL.  And I have to work out a story with Seth Triggs of BiBP for a crossover idea.  That should be easy to do.  He is more than willing to sit down with me and do something.

And as always, we look forward to your comments, so send us your e-mails, Michael or AEBL.

February 6th, 2006:


I was done on time, I had the file ready and prepped... then I forgot to upload it before going to bed.  D'oh!  And because of continuing log in issues, I am unable to log into the webserver and do a manual update of the comic.  This is getting really annoying.  I miss KeenSpace.  Look for today's comic sometime in the next 20 hours.  Sorry.

Please feel free to e-mail me with your ideas or comments.

January 23rd, 2006:


Page one is on line and in COLOUR!  A bit late, but worth it, I think. I would have been done sooner, but that cold I thought I was getting over turned into the flu and now its become bronchitis.  I am on some heavy (and expensive) anti biotics.  I don't know if all the remaining comics will be coloured or left black & white, for not I am treating this as an experiment while I am sick.  Once I am well again, I have to go out and look for a job... again. *sigh* 

I have been having problems with ComicGenesis still.  No replies to my emails to date, so if this continues where I am not recieving support from them and I still can not access the server to make updates and adjustments, I will consider looking for a new host for DTBC.  To be honest, I miss KeenSpace, and I wish they had left it as it was.

If you think you can help, or have any other comments you would like to make, please e-mail me with your ideas.

January 15th, 2006:


Today's update is late, but it is here, the cover to Chapter 3:  SPRING THAW is up and ready.  I would have been done sooner, but last week, the flu bug I had been out running since November caught up to me, so I got a cold for my birthday.  I missed AEBL's birthday as well, but I did manage to get a image off to him.  I am having trouble initiating an update though.  Since KeenSpace converted to ComicGenesis, there have been minor issues with logging on to the website, but not the server.  So this might take a while to officially update.

I am still under the weather, but I am working on the next page, inking them up and getting them ready.  I only have the first few pages though, so I have to start harping on my partner to pencil up the rest.  Also, I am staring working on story ideas for Chapter 4. 

And as always, e-mail me with your ideas and comments.

January 7th, 2006:


Chances are, there will be no update tomorrow, I just don't have much left in me right now and I am taking another day to sleep.

First off, I am still recovering from Christmas and New Years, which in and of themselves were not bad, just strenuous as usual, and consuming.  Add to that, I have not done to much art in the past month or so, been too busy so I am feeling not very artistic.  Then drop a bomb on me.

On January 5th, at about 4:50pm, Jenni the Dog of the Thompson Family of 13 years, was put to sleep at the Alpine Veterinarian Hospital..  As you can imagine, this has left me feeling less than happy and with what little I have done, I am just not ready for tomorrow, though I will try.  Chances are I am just skipping this week and will work hard to get everything ready for the weeks to come.

I am going back to bed.  E-mail me if you like...

December 28th, 2005:



Because of recent changes at, the host of this comic, Do the BearCat will be changing its URL from to as of January 1st, 2006.  Please, please, PLEASE update your FAVOURITES so that we might continue to have all you, our wonderful readers, enjoy our hard efforts between our bouts of artist's block.  Again, this comic is BEING MOVED to as of January 1st, 2006!  (I just found out about this myself, folks.)

I was thinking of using, but then I thought;  I want to keep this as simple as possible because I am a terrible speller and have mispelt this 6 time since I started working on the update.

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Half the fun of this is trying to update with the various web comic archives we are listed under.  The first one I listed DTBC with was The Webcomic List, to which we are back to being in the top 400 for favourites once again thanks to all of you and your hits to our comic.  The problem with The Webcomic List is that I can't find a way to edit the information and change the URL.  Maybe it’s me, and the current lack of sleep due to the holiday rush, and the fun of charging into artist block (heh, both me and AEBL...) that has my brain frazzled and I am just simply not seeing it.

The other location I registered Do The BearCat at was The Belfry WebComics Index.  Now I have made the changes there and updated just a few minutes ago, also editing the description of what this webcomic is about.  This is what I came up with:

It’s the ongoing story of a randy bearcat & his loving wife and their sexual adventures. Starring Mike Furry, TPF and the ever lovely Hunni, they continue to share their love (and lust) with each other as well as anyone near by.

Seems to need work, but its almost 5am and my brain gave out on my about the 14th of December, to be honest.  AEBL has been reporting that he has been tired and hitting creative snares as well.  We have 4 pages penciled, no cover and only a few ideas on what to do next for chapter 3.  I have 1 image for filler which will be posted on January 1st, if all goes well.  It WAS to be the DTBC Christmas card, but being over tired and under rested, I goofed up in PhotoShop and forgot to save 4 hours of colouring. >.<  I believe the term I used rhymed with, "Clucking Bells!"

But no worries please folks, you will get your next chapter, and on time, or at least to have it start on time...  I also have to start on Chapter 4 soon, where I hope to get some character development of the lovely Hunni and her origins as well as show off her ability to shape change.  Further more, Seth Triggs, of Buddies in Big Places has once again expressed interest in doing a 'cross-over' of sorts with us.  We are not sure how this is going to work, but sometime after my birthday (January 13th, Akeem's is January 8th), I am going to either call Seth up or sit down with him on MSM and hammer out a story idea or two.

And Finally, starting early next year (which is just a few days away, I am going to do an overhaul of this site.  Touch ups, link page, character update, and start a few auctions of the originals for the pages of the comics done to date.  Don't get us wrong, but really, we got into this to create a bit of pocket change for us.  You know, cover the cost of caffeine and the supplies used to draw with.  For 2005, we have raised a grand total of:  $63US (after all the fees that those hosers at PayPal are dinging us for.)  If there was a viable option for us we would take it, but not many other on line services like PayPal offer A) availability in Canada;  B) acceptance in foreign currency;  & C) don't over service charge us to death.  Right now, all the donations are going DIRECTLY into MY PERSONAL PayPal account as DTBC does not have it's own (yet?).  Why mine and not AEBL's?  I am more computer friendly than he is and well, I just basically manage everything.  He is too busy enjoying his new ride and busting his ass being a single dad.

So Happy New Year all, I am going to bed until then I think.  Have a suggestion?  E-mail me.

December 25th, 2005:


Merry Christmas each and everyone of us all.  On behave of Akeem and myself, we wish you all a happy and healthy Holiday Time.  Please be careful this time of year and stay out of the hospitals so our over worked and highly undervalued medical practitioners get a chance to put their feet up and take it easy.  Have yourselves a furry little Christmas.

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We are taking a mini break from things for a while.  We will resume Chapter 3 in January, if not on the 2nd, then on the 8th for sure.  I have yet to do the cover and AEBL has reported to be feeling tapped creatively, having got 6 partial pages to me, and even he admits, they are not his best work.  But that's okay, we will get our rest in and get our shit together.

If you wish to email your Holiday and New Year's Cheer to us, please feel free to e-mail me or AEBL.  We could use the encouragements.

December 19th, 2005:


And here we have the conclusion of our first Intermission.  I have been getting a lot of positive feed back from our #1 Fan, Seth Triggs, artist of Buddies in Big Places.  I am going to have to do up another story on Pets and this Mystery Skunk, such as a name for him.  Currently, he is just a random skunk from the Pet Shoppe in this furry little burg we call home.  I am glad Seth has the free time to pose these queries to me.  He is also trying to encourage me to draw more of my own personal come, which has yet to come on line, entitled UnHappy Valentine.

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Christmas Time is upon us all.  Its less than a week from that Joyous Time of year.  I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday time personally.  I hate the greed and selfishness that comes with this time of year.  I hate how everyone is fighting with everyone else to get their shopping done to help satisfy the commercialism of Christmas.  I hate how peoples use the there X-Mas instead of Christmas; this really offends me greatly.  I hate how so many start ragging on Christians for 'ruining' this holiday with their religion.  For those who don't know CHRISTMAS is a RELIGIOUS holiday that just happens to be celebrated by many others, including those not of the Christian Faith.  Myself, I try to be Christian;  I am a sinner, I lie, cheat, steal, swear, and get angry easily at other people sometimes.  Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

And yes, I also believe in Santa Claus.  I believe Santa is a spirit of giving and sharing, much like GOD did when he gave the world his Son.  I am not overly religious, nor am I overly condemning of those who are not.  To each their own, right?  Let each of us live our lives in peace and harmony with each other as our neighbours.  For me, I celebrate CHRISTMAS, which for me is jointly the sharing of gifts and time with my family and friends, as well as celebrating the greatest gift of all, the Birth of Jesus Christ.  For my friend, Mychael, who lives around the corner from me, she has Hanukah (which she is working, giving herself so that her patients might have care).  And there is Akeem (AEBL) who celebrates Kwanzaa.   I know others who also call this the Yule Time.  To each of us, we celebrate our own holiday, surrounded by friends and family, and end the year trying to feel good and warm to each other.

But that is not to say I don't have a want or 2 this holiday time.  My partner in this comic is also hoping for a bit more this year as well.  So here they are, our holiday wishes:

  • For myself (Michael), I would love a small vacation away from it all to chill out and relax, lowering my stress levels, but I will be happy with putting aside enough money to go to night school at the community ed centre to learn how to better my inking and colouring (even if the school board has not updated to the current term yet.)  I really need some stress relief.
  • For my dear friend Akeem, he want a female version of himself to date.  He has already met a girl who looks a lot like Hunni would if she were human, but she does not have much in common with Akeem, form what I understand.  So if you are black, single, and female, and live in the Chicago area, and like the idea of dating a hard working, single dad...  (Heh heh, playing Cupid is fun.)

Well that's my holiday rant for now.  Time for me to turn in and get some sleep, 1am and all and I have to get up at 8am to go to work to stand out in the cold wetness to bell ring for the Salvation Army.  And time willing, I will have one more post done before the end of the year, though I will probably post it on the 23rd or 24th of this month.  After than, I will be taking time off to recover from my current ailments, and we should be good to go for January on Chapter 3:  Spring Thaw.  (That will start either January 2nd, or 8th.)  But for now, everyone, have a Merry Christmas, a Happy and Safe Holiday, and a Prosperous New Year!

If you have any thing you would like to comment on, suggest, or just rant about, feel free to e-mail me.  I am always ready to take your letters in.

December 3rd, 2005:


On the road again.. Just can't want to get stranded on the bus again, I have decided to head south to Seattle, Washington State to hook up with the local Furry Artists for an Art Jam session.  It cold, snowy, and dark out... perfect time for me to travel South into the United States once more.  I am hoping to have a Christmas drawing for DtBC done by the time I get back... hopefully.  

AEBL does not celebrate Christmas himself, he does Kwanzaa. So incase you were asking what we do for each other over the holidays, we generlaly skip it and go straight to our birthdays which are in the first half of January.  AEBL will be 32 on January 8th, and I am 31 on the 13th.  Generally, I send him a nice drawing and he um.. forgets. :P  But then, up to this year he has been VERY BUSY with nursing school.  

Always, e-mail me if you have anything about the comic or story or etc to comment or question about.  I am here to answer them as best I can.

November 24th, 2005:


I have been putting this off for a while, not sure why.. Just procrastinating, I guess.  I am very bad for that, as I suffer from depression and anxiety.  It is not uncommon for me to hide out in my dungeon, cowering away form reality.  But enough of me.

Akeem has returned form Midwest FurFest 2005.  He met up with quite a few people, including my friend Shawntae Howard, who I think the world of.  Shawntae as been a mentor to me off and on, helping me on my art when I get into ruts.  ANYWAYS, Akeem has come to realize what I have been trying to tell him for years, that people don't know him by his artist name or his other names because he has been rotating through them so often.  Reala, A. Lofton, some screwy Japanese symbol, and AEBL.  He has finally settled on AEBL Lofton, his initials and his last name. 

AEBL has been feeling a bit low lately because he feels like he is till a virtual unknown in the fandom.  It does not help that he works long hours and does not always get his time off he wants.  New art has been post to his art archives at VCL and Leving Networks, including a blood line for Hunni and the rest of his creations.

I am hoping to work on fixing this site up more in the coming weeks.  I have been so tired and worn out, that I have been finding myself in bed more and more, trying to get the much needed rest I seem to be lacking.  As such, I am once again being lazy and procrastonating.  I am bad for that.  Very bad.

And as always, if you have anything you want to question or comment on, e-mail me.  I will do my most to address your comments, even if not completely promptly.  Also, please send a line to AEBL and comment him on his art as well.

November 7th, 2005:


I am late.  But it still 5 mins to midnight so technically its still MONDAY!  Go go gadget update!  

This is my fault, I should have done this Sunday Night, 24+ hours ago, but I was just feeling blah'd out.  Not to mention I had a guest over and he was on my computer.  Yeah, that makes a good enough excuse.  That and I have just been so tired, I have not really thought about it or cared.  Ah the joys of depression and feeling despair.  But I have comics now ready to go to between now and Christmas.

Today.. or now yesterday (having reached the 12:02am mark here) starts the first intermission, Pet Shoppe, a solo effort on my part.  It was to appear in Fur Nation #7, but that was to happen a couple of months ago.  I did just finally get the first 2 penciled pages from Akeem and could have put together a comic in time if I had not been so tired, worn out, and busy with other things... and goofing off when I wasn't busy.  Heh, I'm bad for that.  

So in the next few weeks I am going to revamp this sight.  New Character page, New Artists page, and a new Links page so I can promote stuff like BiBP, which is drawn my our friend Seth C. Triggs.

If you have any thing you would like to comment on, suggest, or just rant about, feel free to e-mail me.  I would love to hear from you.

October 26th, 2005:


Well both Akeem and I are back from ConiFur NorthWest for 2005.  It started off slowly but once Tibo showed up, we all knew things would be just fine.  This year, Flinthoof (of Roomies) was the con chair, leaving him running around like a chicken without a head. But despite what looked to be a fumbled beginning, the con progressed smoothly, and from many who I talked to said it was one of the best ever!  This despite me being drafted into being Con Staff.  (Never show up first thing Friday Morning to Con-Ops!) :)

I finally got to meet Akeem LATE Saturday night after coming back form being taken to dinner with Seth Triggs (of BiBP, more on this guy later) by his two roomies, Joe and Jacq.  Poor Akeem.  He missed 2 flights, was half a day late, and to top it off, he got there like five mins too late and missed dinner.  Dinner was fun for me.  Seth and Co took the full hour to convince me I should ask Longtail (of Apollo 9) out on a date...  I won't bore you with the details, but no, I didn't ask her out.  

Well anyways.  As I was saying, we all had fun at the con, despite some fubar's and them loosing 1 of my 2 tables, and all 4 of my con badges for me and my crew, we all got a place to sit down and make money.  We found out that we actually have fans!  Seth Triggs being our #1 fan.. I know this because he was the first one to contact me and say he loves this comic!  His comic, Buddies in Big Places, is just being spun out in a record breaking pace.  He is SO far ahead, that he already has new comics lined up between now and 2017, putting one up per day.  He has expressed interest in doing a DTBC guest comic at some time, or maybe we can work on a cross over.  The thing is, Mike Furry (The male lead here) is also in a mini comic that I am doing for myself, being that he is my personal furry.  Some story working needs to be put into play for this.

Starting on Monday, I will being posting daily the art from ConiFur, then going back to the weekly schedule for Intermission 1:  Pet ShoppePet Shoppe should also be appearing in the next issue of FURNATION (#7 I believe) IF there is a #7.  But we need this time to prod Akeem to finish off the next chapter.  Currently, he only has 3 pages finished of Chapter 3.. almost..  we think.  I am working on Chapter 4 as well and other story ideas.  I am thinking of having Hunni's father, Skye Bluedeer make an appearance.   Another intermission idea that was tossed about is having a gender change, where Hunni becomes a man and Mike becomes Michelle...  Mrowl.  Strangely enough I have already have the last chapter laid out, taking place some 50+ years in the future.  Maybe more considering both Hunni and Tio have mystical power.  To date, Mike is the only mortal in the story.

But its back to slaving away at the last of the con books I brought back with me.  I still have books to finish drawing in and one commission to do, then its another commission for a local furry, PLUS I need to get my NAF trib in.  I am going to try to get Akeem in as well, as he seemed excited about that.  

And as always, if you have any thing you would like to comment on, suggest, or just rant about, feel free to e-mail me.

October 18th, 2005:


Chapter 2: Wake Up Call is complete and the back cover will be uploaded on this coming Monday (October 24th), the day I am coming back form ConiFur NorthWest.   I am still gearing up but am taking a break to update this page and check over the site.  Both Akeem and I are scheduled to be there, though Akeem will not be there until mid Saturday.

I am really looking forward to meeting Akeem as to date, we have not met in person, just over the phone and on line as our played out character (Hunni and Mike Furry).  He's flying in late in the con because he can't get Friday off, even though his original schedule had him clear for this coming weekend;  the powers that be changed it on him and no matter what, he can't get it off.  So coming in late is his only option.  Those of you coming, please stay until Sunday if you can, so that you might see him fully rested.  And if you are still hanging around Monday, we will be in the area until about 2pm-ish when he has to go to the air port to catch his 3pm flight home to Chicago.

I just notice that we are not sitting at JUST over the 35K mark on the ol' hit counter.  WONDERFUL.. now if only we could get some Donation.
   Donations are good for the soul. 
To date, we have only had just under $60us donated to help us produce more of this comic.  Or maybe buy some of our art.  We have portfolio's for sale and soon I am hoping to put up some more originals and a commissions page soon.  What would you like to see that would help you contribute to our cummy production?  Not that I'm begging.  (much)  Maybe a contest?  Win an original?  

Oh well... I should get going.  Lot's more to do, and I have to get packing.  I will see you all this Thursday to Monday at the convention!  And as always, feel free to send your ideas, tips, comment and what-have-you's to me via e-mail.

October 6th, 2005:


Chapter 2: Wake Up Call is almost complete and we have the first intermission standing by ready to go.  Akeem is still working hard on Chapter 3:  Spring Thaw.  However, there might be a while before he can finish all the pencils, then it has to come to me for inking, and I am none-too-speedy either.  Akeem works long hours as a nurse in the great city of Chicago, and when he is not working he is busy being a Dad;  he's one busy man.

Akeem is up to 80% sure that he will be at ConiFur NorthWest 2005 for the Saturday and Sunday and a 25% chance he might show up for Friday.  So if you are going to be in the Seattle Area October 21st to 23rd, please stop by and say hi.  We could definitely use your donations and suggestions on how we can improve or expand our comic and add some fun to our lives.

Donations are not as great as I would have hoped.  I would love to have some input on how we can gain more funds to help support our costs.  Maybe a contest or a lotto?

I am working on putting together new portfolios for ConiFur NorthWest 2005.  We still have a few our our older stock kicking around.  Please view our Donations & Sales for what we have currently, and keep an eye open for up coming sales and commission info.

If you have any questions or comment, please feel free to e-mail me, Michael.

September 25th, 2005:


I am adding a new feature to the site.  A what's new section that will keep most of you up to date on our coming's and going's.  I don't know how accurate I will keep things as I am VERY BAD for getting things updated and done, often leaving things for the last minute or later.

I have some bad news and some good news.  First, the bad news.  I have lost my job again.  I have been laid off due to insufficient hours;  too many employees, not enough work.  (Akeem is still working, and working hard in the field he actually schooled in, nursing.)

The good news is that I have all my debts paid off, and both and Akeem and I are going to be heading to ConiFur NorthWest 2005 in SeaTac, Washington State, October 21st to 23rd.  I will be there for sure, but Akeem is still only 50% sure.  He has put in a request to have that weekend off, but is still waiting for a reply.  I hope he gets it soon as its only a month to go.  Come by our table and say hi.

I have updated last weeks comic.  Photoshop for some reason, didn't save a layer when I used the SAVE FOR WEB command.  To view it as it should have been, click here.

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