Sunday, January 29, 2012

Precocious button ideas!

First off, did you check out the new Copper Road that went up yesterday?

Since I will be tabling at Furry Weekend Atlanta soon, it's probably a good idea for me to have things at my table to sell! What you see here are sketches for possible 1.5" Precocious buttons! (Click the image for a larger version.) I'd love to get some feedback on this. I can like 'em just fine, but I'm not the one buying them. What do you like/want? Could I make Precocious buttons non-Precocious readers would want? (If you're reading this on the homepage, click the title of the news item to reach the sketch blog and comment.)

I'm looking at having five designs with me for FWA. Two buttons that seem obvious for me are the sleeping Tiff "exceedingly cute" one and the "I like me" Jacob design. They are cute and have messages everyone can get behind. It's a bit harder for Bud and Autumn. The gags they're associated with tend to be too specific or too complex to fit in the tiny space of a button. Autumn is a cutie, though, so maybe a button of her being cute is enough. For Bud, I first tried out the "Rule #4" design, which I may keep tweaking. I also tried out a face shot with the tag, "I am Precocious." Next, I played with the idea of a group shot for a promotional button - but would they come out too small? I might have to play around with that idea more to see if I can use the space more effectively. Finally, considering Tiffany wears a smiley button, giving a shout out to that might be a good idea. A generic smiley is too generic, so I chose to go with the ":3" cat smile.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Copper Road! - 1/28/12

If I was smart, I'd have held off and posted this on the first of the month to get a voting boost when I needed it most, but WHATEVS! Vote here to see it! You'll just have to be nice to me and vote a lot next week without a fresh Copper Road to guide you.

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Little Chrispy

Yesterday Darc suggested I draw myself as a pony, and I can never say no her! So here you go: Chrispy the unicorn! (Because unicorns are the best!)

My cutie mark is a newspaper-style comic strip, because I've been obsessed with the things since I learned to read. (Because comics are the best!)

So... who is getting an awkward portrait tomorrow?

(Because awkward portraits are the best?)

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hey, look! A sketch on the sketch blog! I've sketched something. (Well, I've sketched other things... BUT I CAN'T SHARE THOSE SKETCHES YET!) ((Be intrigued.))

This is my dear friend Becca immortalized as a Precocious character. It is funny because she's one in the "furries are weird and you should run away" camp. (She is not wrong.) When she found out I was going to a furry con, she was all, "Now you need a fursona." I don't want a fursona! "You need a fursona! You should be a fox!" But EVERYONE is a fox! Becca, you are mean! YOU SHOULD GET A FURSONA!

So now Becca is a shiba inu ("The cat of dogs") AND Precocized because I don't know how to draw actual anthro art. AND I STILL DON'T HAVE A FURSONA! I win!

Furbecca is so cute and lovely, I should write her into Precocious. Also, you all need to go hang out at her awesome blog! She will teach you how to become a great cartoonist!

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Copper Road! - 1/23/12

Check it out! I put one up on time - and big one at that! Life is wonderful! Vote here to see it!

Oh yeah! I've also updated the archive page with the latest Copper Road strips, in case you missed them the first time around. You're welcome!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Copper Road! - 1/14/12

Vote here to see it!

Did you miss it? I'm still playing catch-up with work, so these things may be a bit erratic for a while. Bear with me, folks, because the rewards for this shall be exceptional!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Three years of Precocious!

You heard right! Precocious is THREE YEARS OLD today! Can you believe it? It's been an amazing run so far, and I can't wait to top everything with the awesomeness of this upcoming year!

See that graphic of Bud there? Know what that is? It's one of the bonus illustrations from the first Precocious book! I am packing that thing with as much bonus goodness as possible, so be extremely excited! Stay tuned for further book awesomeness information.

In combination with me starting to get real merchandise, I will also take the next cartoonist step and attend some conventions. My first con experiences will go to the furries, since they seem to like me. I'm schedule to have a table at Furry Weekend Atlanta and Anthrocon. I'll likely be showing up at good old comic cons down the road too, but nothing's been confirmed there yet.

Thank you all for sticking with me though my comic adventure. Let's keep on rocking it into the future!