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Tuesday, April 26

Computer Bad!!!

Just like the preamble says. Computer Bad was done as a note to my work's Tech dude to explain the problems we've been having with the PC a few years ago.

Meanwhile... the packing still goes on.

Arcane Flashback

Arcane Flashback is an old strip I did back when I was testing out the viability of using Blogger as an Auto-Updater. It did not work well. When I jumped ship to Keenspace many of the old strips did not come with. This is one. It features an early "small hair" Lex design. I'm also in contact with a guy that has copies of my REALLY OLD college strip. Hopefully I can get them soon so i can show you all.

FIRELY NEWS! Trailer. Serenity. Tuesday. (It's not up yet, But I figured I'd pass along the info anywhew)

According to Joss Himself...
EXCLUSIVELY on Apple movie trailers will be a small, medium, large or FULLSCREEN trailer for Serenity the major motion movie. Yeah, THE trailer. And the following Friday said trailer hits theaters.

Now, here's a word of warning: this trailer ain't shy. If you're looking to live totally spoiler-free, know that there's plenty of key dialogue and images running through this bad boy. It's pretty tasty, though, and it doesn't give everything away. But close scrutiny will definitely learn you much of what's to come. (Anakin TOTALLY goes evil.) It's a nice piece to while away the time till September, and hopefully should intrigue th' peeps that don't have coats of brown.

It's there! It's there! It's there! It's there! By all that is good and holy WATCH THIS TRAILER!

Friday, April 22

Moving Day

Hey Guys. Sorry about the non-strip but things are real hectic.

Meanwhile gor read about how Superman is a Dick

We moved all the big stuff yesterday and now We begin the task of sifting though the remaining stuff. We got 8 more days to clean out the old place. Eli says we can do it, and I have relinquished all thought processes to her. I do as I am told. I am merely an instrument of her Will. So far that seems to be working out. I'll try to post some pictures of my new studio once it's set-up.

Cel Phone Update
-- All the votes are in, and with a 9-out-of-10 show of support by ArcaneTimes readers the winner is ... Cingular! I am picking up phones today. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, April 19

True Story

As unlikly as it may seem, "True Story" is a true story. Grrr.

The Poker night I mention is in fact the semi-regular poker night at Phil And Kaja's. Which can be a lot of fun. Other regulars include Payne, the real life model for... Master Payne from Girl Genius. Erin Lindsey, creator of Venus Envy and James "Cheapass" Ernest.

One cool side effect of craming a whole bunch of really wierd people in a room together is things like Dealers Choice the Complete Handbook to Saturday Night Poker. Which started life as Phils notebook of odd (read: "candy-ass") poker rules for when you get sick and tired of Texas Hold 'em.

Monday, April 18


Today's strip was written by Phil Foglio. Phil and I were at a tiny little Game con two weeks ago, and there was very little to do - so we talked a great deal about things that nomally never come up in day-to-day work related conversation. Like the "Gag-a-Day" review. I don't know why, but something about calling the strip a "Gag-A-Day" bugs me. It is! I'm not saying it's not. I just wish that style of comic had a better name.

Anyway Phil and Kaja's Not-A-Gag-A-Day webcomic went live today.

P.S. Does anybody know a good cel-phone company? I'm going to make the jump to the 20th century and get a pair for Eli and I. But I am in mortal fear of picking the wrong company. Any Thoughts?

Thursday, April 14

Ripped From the Headlines

I watch Law & Order allot. It is the show of choice at Casa' Arcana. Mostly because there is always a version on at any given moment. What with Law & Order SVU, or Criminal Intent (which features Eli's TV boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio), Trial by Jury... and of course Classic L&O.

anyways this strip is inspired by my constant viewing of this show and is topical to boot!
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - People in Florida will be allowed to kill in self-defense on the street without trying to flee under a new law passed by state politicians on Tuesday that critics say will bring a Wild West mentality and innocent deaths.

The "Stand Your Ground" bill passed the Senate last week on a 39-0 vote and now goes to Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, who indicated he will sign it. -- More Here

Woooooooooooooot !

For those that do not know - my day job is art assistant for Phil and Kaja Foglio, working on the Mad Science comic book Girl Genius...

Hereafter know as the EISNER NOMINATED Girl Genius !

...Again... Woooooooooooot!

Tuesday, April 12


While packing my books for the big move (a quarter mile down the street) I found an old sketch book with this basic joke in it. I cherry-picked the better ones and re-drew for your reading pleasure. Huzah!

Monday, April 11

Pain is Funny

Whenever I'm at a games store or convention, I can't resist the urge to look for stuff I did art for. Sometimes it's well displayed and I am happy. I get a giddy little feeling in my stomach. "I did that" I want to say. "Look! ... That's my name!" - Luckly I have some self control and can often resist the urge. Try and play it cool.

The flip-side to this adrena-pride however is the bargin bin. I approch these like a 7 year old child taken to an open casket funeral. Fear and dread dripping from my bones.

Sunday, April 10

One Week and Counting

One week from Monday, Gil Genius Online goes live. Girl Genius is the mad-science bonanza by Phil and Kaja Foglio. Starting April 18th they will be releasing pages every M-W-F, picking up where the old print comics left off. Want to learn more about the who's, why's and how's?...

Read Kaja's blog -- Diary of a Cartoon Girl

Saturday, April 9

Must... Kill... Girlfriend...

Writer's block is so frustrating it goes around the bend, and cracks funny on the back of the skull with a whiskey bottle.

I really was up at 3 am that morning trying to write ANYTHING. It's so disheartning to just sit there staring at a blank page. And oddly, it's not for lack of ideas... I have many ideas for things that I'd like to do with my comic. But when it comes time to sit down and put pen to paper... Nothin'. GRRRR!

Then comes the doubt. "Did I use up all the funny?"... "was I EVER funny?", it's around this point I reach for the afore mentioned Whiskey bottle. ahhh... Whiskey, you make everyone funny.

In other news. Like the new site design? I felt it was time to streamline it a touch. Let me know what you think guys...

Friday, April 8

Arcanetimes Fan Club?

Welcome My Minions. I am Cheyenne Wright, and this is a link to the ARCANETIMES Fanatics Club. It will be the cornerstone of my Empire of Greatness(tm)for which I am destined.

too much? .... I can never tell anymore.

Hows this.... Howdy! My name is Cheyenne and I've started this google group to give folks that read my comic a place to share ideas and give me feedback about my comic. It will also give them a chance to get to know me better.

You see... at a recent poker party James Ernest came up to me and told me I needed a better PR deparment. It seems that on his recent trip to GAMA he was showing off his new game and telling folks that I was going to be the artist on it. To which the reply was "oh yeah... she's good"

I am used to this. I've grown up with the name Cheyenne. Had it all my life. Up untill 4th grade folks would often think I was a girl. Thoughout high school I had to deal with clumsy attempts to embarass me by mocking my name.

Even now when my girlfriend Elizabeth and I are introduced it's often as "Cheyenne and Eli" -- to which the intoductee inferrs that I, the 6 foot 4 bearded one is Eli... and that the beautiful love of my life is an exotic dancer (not that there is anything wrong with that - some of my best friends are exotic dancers)

I can not change this perception of me... Alone. If only I could be

Help make me famous kids.