Archive for July, 2009

Re: Run Prince Run

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

In yesterday’s comic, Juan found himself without options and will now have to make a tough choice. I kind of hate those. In truth I hate having to make a choice at all, period. I have been known to let myself miss out entirely rather than choose.

If anyone’s noticed my seeming disappearance from the internet lately it’s because, like Juan, I find myself in the midst of having to make some tough choices. It’s taking me quite a bit longer to get this done than I’d thought, but I do have to remember my propensity to simply not choose. So to the handful of people wondering where I’ve been, I’ll be back. With luck, when I return I’ll be more myself than ever. Fingers are crossed.

The comic is immune to this break I’m taking though, so if you’re only here to see amigurumi comic weirdness then you’re in luck. The comic will be delivered on time, every week. As the primary thing I think I’m doing an OKAY job on, it stays. Hooray comic! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Photo Phriday 33 – Holy Crap Late!

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Time got away from me and there was forgetfulness involved. MY BAD!

Juan’s now got his girls and he’s ready to take the world by storm.

What’s The Frequency, Ninja?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Since October 30th, 2008 the comic’s been updating every week without fail. This is a schedule I’m comfortable with. With Otakon right around the corner I’m reminded I manage to make far too many pre-Otakon commitments. Once the con is over, however, I’ll have some free time to gain control of my schedule. I’ve been toying with the idea of changing how frequently the comic updates. I’m curious to hear if this is something people would like to see.

What say you, Amitowners? Would YOU like to see Amu’s World update twice a week? Three times? Drop a comment and let us know.

Re: To Catch A Rice Ball

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Sometimes I have so much I want to show visually I can’t do it in my normal 2 rows. Sometimes I have to bust out THREE ROWS OF COMIC! As it happens, today’s comic is one of those that needed some extra space. Expect this to happen a bit more in the near future as I have some visually intensive stuff I want to get into.

Also, Otakon is next week. If you’re heading to the con, be sure to stop by our table in the Artist’s Alley. We’re at table K-13 on THE MAP. We’d love to hear from you.

Photo Phriday 34 – Prince of Ninjas

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Amu prepares her amigurumi stock for convention appearances in a rather assembly line process. Lots of parts are made, limb by limb, body by body, and assembled later. I stumbled upon a couple of Katamari Prince headcaps and decided Ninja could play pretend he’s the Ninja of all Cosmos.

OK, so it isn’t exactly working out for him. Let’s leave that rolling up new stars bit to the professionals.

Just a reminder that Otakon is next week. If you’re going, see us. If you’re in town early, do your best to make it out to Super Art Fight 4 at the Ottobar Thursday night before the con. It’s a really good time.

Re: I Did It Again

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Today’s comic is brought to you by real life. It’s pretty much entirely autobiographical, this one. I hate these things. Whether it’s a sympathy card, a get well card, a birthday card, a farewell card, or any other form of thing I have to sign I loathe the process of trying to think of something to write other than just my name.

Just signing my name says about me, “Somebody stuck this in front of my face so I put the Hancock on there ’cause, you know, whatever.” I’ve been known to make the person handing the card to me wait a few minutes while I thought of something clever, witty, funny, heartfelt, mushy, what have you. The entire production makes me feel very on the spot, and if it’s one thing I cannot do it’s perform under pressure. This said, last week I almost wrote “oops” on a sympathy card. For real.

Photo Phriday 35 – Love Hokusai

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Kuno fashions herself an art fan. Her favorite artist of all time? HOKUSAI. If you’ve looked at much Japanese woodblock printed art before you’ve seen his work. If you’re familiar with this wave, you know who Hokusai is.

Amu and I were lucky enough to stumble upon a free Hokusai exhibit in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival a few years ago. It was a downpour and we were drenched, looking for someplace to dry and saw a museum letting people in. We were completely in awe. We stopped and looked at every piece, read every word we could. It was enthralling, and well worth missing hours of the street festival.

I hope to one day again accidentally stumble upon tremendously moving art I’d never seen before. I really love having my eyes opened.