Added 1 new A* page:Going to see if I can make the final push of getting my original-art-selling system for the web site finished this weekend. Might go up overnight Sunday/Monday, we'll see how the weekend work gods treat me!|
A while back I linked to this page of "rare Bill Watterson art"; well, I found a similar page with other unpublished artwork by Watterson, known of course for his newspaper comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The page is Bill Watterson's Rarest, and includes a strip from a rejected pre-Calvin series he tried, Critters, as well as a Calvin strip that only ran in about half the usual newspapers, and was never republished--for reasons unknown!
That space junk I mentioned was menacing the International Space Station a day or so back--or more specifically menacing the station's designated "safe" zone--was in fact far enough away that the station didn't have to dodge, according to this article.
The Curiosity rover just came across what looks like an ancient streambed on Mars; the " rocky outcrops containing large and rounded stones cemented in a conglomerate matrix" suggest that water that hip-deep water may have flowed swiftly through the area billions of years ago.
I tried something slightly different with today's A* page; earlier in this episode, for adding some noise/dust to the galactic core nebula, if you can call it that, I got an interesting effect by stroking black ink over non-waterproof white ink. For the base operator's hair in today's page I thought I'd try the same technique; it didn't come out quite the same--darned if I can remember quite what the difference in the approach was--but it still did something interesting, I think.