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Messages - Azraelle

Knowhow Trading Post / Re: Job Hunting
December 12, 2008, 08:00:41 AM
Check with a temp agency.  Depending on what you're willing to do, they might have some positions available to at least bring in some cash for a while.
Art / Re: Comic Art Help
December 11, 2008, 01:17:51 PM
I will second the mention of Making Comics.  It's an invaluable book to read for anyone wanting to get into creating comics.  If making comics was a course in school, this book would be the required text.
Web Design / Re: Automated comic scripts
December 11, 2008, 01:15:11 PM
I would really like to get rid of the calendar archive and replace it with a simple list of each comic, from newest to oldest, but I don't know much about PHP/SQL programming.  I might be able to figure it out on my own, but down the line I may need to ask for help.  But other than that, btPHP is a great tool for getting a comic off the ground for someone who knows a little about HTML and stuff.  Sure beats doing it manually every update, like some comics I know!
Web Design / Re: Automated comic scripts
December 08, 2008, 09:44:46 AM

I believe everything's working now, except the link to the forums.  Still need to go in and get rid of that.
Hosting Q&A / Re: Donations
December 06, 2008, 04:35:34 AM
Yeah I didn't see anything about donations on the info page or FAQ, but there was discussion on the forum.  Figured it couldn't hurt to ask for clarification.
Hosting Q&A / Donations
December 04, 2008, 01:12:30 AM
Through reading some of the forum here, I've discovered that there's some policy surrounding donations.  However, I can't seem to find any definitive rules or discussion on this topic - the most recent thread on this was created over a year and a half ago and talks about stuff that doesn't look like it's relevant anymore.

Since I've recently migrated my old site from my previous host nearly 100% intact, I need to know what to do about the existing donations link on my site.  Do I keep it?  Do I modify it?  Do I get rid of it?

For reference, here's the site:
Web Design / Re: Automated comic scripts
December 04, 2008, 12:44:53 AM
The comic PHP script system that I use is called btPHP, and is available at  Never had any problems with it, and I really don't know enough about PHP to create anything from scratch.
Applications / Re: Bristled
December 03, 2008, 04:42:18 AM
Great, thank you very much!  I'm in the process of collecting all my stuff together so hopefully it can all be uploaded with minimal problems.
Art / Re: Favorite Inking Pens
December 01, 2008, 12:42:33 AM
Microns when I have to ink on paper.  A 4-pixel solid brush in Photoshop any other time.

Going on a tangent, for anyone who feels that drawing on a tablet doesn't "feel" right, I found a suggestion on another forum to actually tape a regular piece of paper over the surface of the tablet (unless you're using a Cintiq).  That way it emulates the feel of drawing on paper, while still getting that digital perfection.
Applications / Re: Bristled
November 30, 2008, 11:57:12 PM
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly!  I just got an email from my current host saying the site expires in 48 hours (unless I shell out $119).

The "Mebius" you're seeing is me - that's my last name in the creepy real world.

As far as the account stuff, I'm not in a huge hurry to get it set back up - I'm just happy to have met your approval!   :)
Applications / Bristled
November 30, 2008, 06:32:07 AM
Hello!  I've been hosting a webcomic through a different service, but well ... their service plans just keep getting more and more costly and ridiculous after each year, and essentially I'm paying for a bunch of things I don't really need (who ever needs 60,000 email accounts?).  All I want to do is run one flippin' webcomic.

Anyway, the comic's name is "Bristled" and you can currently find it hosted at but I can't guarantee it will be available there for much longer - my subscription is almost expired.  There are both HTML and PHP elements therein - I don't know much about PHP but I do have access to a frontend scripting system that is freely-downloadable from that is specifically geared for webcomics, and it seems to work very well (requires PHP and MySQL version 4 or later, only using one database so looks like we're cool there).  I do know a fair bit of HTML, so I'm able to customize the pre-built templates to suit my needs and visual identity.  Basically everything you see on the site was either done completely by me or is the result of the frontend - I've never needed anyone else to help me get my site working (yet).  I also create my own graphics, images, icons, etc.  I don't do vacuuming or windows.

The comic itself is an anthro slice-of-life comic (with some oogy-boogy thrown in for taste) revolving around the lives of three roommates, their co-workers, and the occasional ethereal presence.  The comic has received a moderate amount of attention, being a finalist for an Ursa Major award for 2007.  I've been doing the comic since Halloween of 2006, though real life does tend to interfere and thus a regular update schedule is something of a prickly pear - I started off updating once a week, then tried going to twice a week, and things sort of unraveled.  When I can get my site back up and running I do intend to get back to at least a once-a-week schedule.

I do have other samples of my art, including comic-related and -inspired images at My e-mail address is mebek19 AT yahoo DAHT com.

As for a username, either "azraelle" or "bristled" (being probably better-suited for the task).  I am currently looking into exactly how I might be able to transfer my purchased domain name to a different host, but we'll cross that bridge when the tide comes in.

Feel free to shoot any questions at me, anything you'd like to know that I haven't included here I'll be happy to follow up.