December 9, 2014
Hey folks! Kevin here, just doing a quick check-in.
I know you all are eargly awaiting the continuation of the comic come January 4th, but that doesn't mean we don't have any other news to share!
As previously stated by Cody, the Cloudscratcher video game is indeed in development (with yours truly at the helm of programming). While the current state of the game isn't even remotely close to being considered an "alpha" build, we thought it would be fun to share a few screen grabs of the work in progress and show off just how much of a "NES" look we're going for with this game:
Give him a tool and Felix is handy with just about anything! Look at him using that wrench of his as a hammer, pounding away at the invisible, floating toaster! He can fix ANYTHING!
All that military training leads up to Ixia's final FINAL test, Jumping around on boxes! It's tough, but don't worry though, we've played enough modern day AAA games to know how important 165+ tutorials before the start of the actual game so you won't jump in unprepared.
This game isn't going to be all jumping and smacking though. After all, what kind of a high-flying adventure would Cloudscratcher be if it's own game didn't allow you to participate in some high-flying action?
In keeping with the retro feel, We're planning on adding some variety with sections of the game reminiscent of classic shoot-em ups like Xevious and 1943: The Battle of Midway (one of my personal favorites!). In fact, what you're seeing here ARE a few sprites from 1943, aren't they? Yeah, but like I said, this is FAR from an alpha build and those sprites are mainly for development and experimental purposes. Those extra blocks you see with the letter represent some experimental power-ups, but we'll divulge the details a little later ;)
Now I'd like to reiterate this is a game currently in devleopment so all the stuff I talked about is well subject to change. We can't promise anything when it comes to features, but we CAN promise that when the time comes to drop the final production, it's gonna be a real treat for all you wonderful fans and gamers alike!
Speaking of fans...
Be sure to checkout the recently launched Facebook page where you can find more exciting news and updates! Be sure to like and follow, and encourage your friends to check us out as well!
That's all for now everyone! Until next time!
November 16, 2014
Hey everyone! Remember that announcement I promised? Well here it is:
A Cloudscratcher video game for the PC is currently in development!
The game will be styled like the Capcom Disney tie-in games of the NES, with unique gameplay mechanics I won't be revealing just yet! We're currently working on the graphics, and fine tuning the game engine. Next week, we'll be sharing with you some previews! Stay tuned!
November 10, 2014
And with that, Chapter 7 and Episode 2 comes to a close! Not only that, but the comic itself will be going on hiatus until the first Sunday of 2015. But not to worry! Though there won't be any more comic pages for the next month and a half, don't think I'm leaving you guys high and dry! First, you might wanna start following the official Cloudscratcher tumblr, as we'll be posting regular previews for the upcoming remastered Visitors and Venom book! Not only that, but we'll be revealing--and providing sneak peeks for--the super secret Cloudscratcher project that is gonna blow your minds! That's right, a super awesome secret project, and if you come on by next Sunday, you'll find out what it is! We'll also be posting some extra bonus content in the interim, as well! I'm not simply going to abandon this site, and all you guys, until next year!
So why the long break? Well you may have noticed the late updates have been getting more frequent. That's due to some obligations I need to devote time to and take care of. Also, I need to be able to devote time to getting those Episode 1 pages remastered for the book. After this hiatus, hopefully the book will be ready for purchase, or at least close to it!
And next year, we'll be jumping right into Episode 3! Now that the story that carried Episodes 1 and 2 has been concluded, Episode 3 will be the first "business as usual" story, introducing a new villain I think you guys are gonna get a kick out of! Of course, that's not to say it's the last time we'll be seeing Borzax and the West Bravo crew...
So, enjoy the conclusion to Episode 2!
November 3, 2014
More Cloudscratcher goodness for you folks! And with this update, there's only ONE MORE UPDATE until the end of Episode 2!
October 27, 2014
Hi all! It's Cloudscratcher time! Another update, another turn of events! This week we learn a little bit about the world of Cloudscratcher, and we find out if Borzax's hunch was right!
October 19, 2014
Hi everybody! We got an update, and some news! This week is a one page update, and for a special reason; looking at the script, after this page, the rest of the chapter follows a two-page-a-scene format that leads us right to the end of Chapter 7, and Episode 2. Starting next week, there's only 3 more updates left before Chapter 7 comes to an end! After that, the comic will be going on a hiatus while I work on the Cloudscratcher book, and develop a backlog. But don't you worry, folks, when the hiatus comes, we'll be dropping some major bombshells, and previewing some upcoming content! I won't be leaving you guys high and dry!
October 6, 2014
Hi everyone! Big update this week, leaving y'all on a cliffhanger, and the return of a popular side character!
In other news, the comic will be taking a break next week so I can focus on getting other work done. That stomach flu really set me back, so sadly I have to take a week off Cloudscratcher to catch up on everything else. Updates resume the following week!
September 28nd, 2014
Hi readers! Another week, another update! Things sure are looking pretty drastic for our heroes! How ever will they get themselves out of this jam?!
September 22nd, 2014
Hi there, folks! Sorry about the late update, I've been battling a nasty stomach flu. It may or may not cause update shenanigans next week, too. Probably not, but just in case, I wanted to give you all a heads up. This week's only one page due to the flu knocking me on my keister while I was working on the second page. Luckily this page works on its own.
In other news, Cloudscratcher will soon be available on the mobile webcomic app Comic Chameleon! Hopefully by next update it should be up and running, and you can read Cloudscratcher on the go!
September 9th, 2014
Hey y'all! For those who don't check my twitter (AKA "the uncool kids"), the update was a day late due to a hefty workload on my part. But now, your beautiful, wonderful pages are here! Surely, with Felix's secret weapon, our heroes will easily turn the tables on Borzax and his men! Surely nothing can go wrong! Surely!
September 7th, 2014
Hey guys and gals! You're probably wondering where the heck last week's and this week's update is right? Well unfortunately we've had to delay due to some hefty workloads on Cody's part and not telling everyone about it before I went out of town last weekend on my part, to which I offer my sincere apologies.
In addition, another out-of-town adventure on BOTH our parts may lead to another week of a non-update, sorry :(
Just keep an eye out on here, the creator's Twitter and the official Tumblr for any other developments. On a side note, believe me, 'huge announcements' will most certianly be worth the wait ;)
August 24th, 2014
Hey everyone! Is updat tiem! Just one page this week, though. I didn't like the way it felt leaving it off with the page after this one, and I feel if I had released both, the stronger page would've come first. So I left this one alone to have its impact, and let the next two sit together in a set, which feels like it flows better anyway.
And stay tuned; in the coming weeks, we're announcing something huge!
August 10th, 2014
Hi everyone! Another batch of pages for y'all! And a big thanks to the Webcomic Alliance for making Cloudscratcher its pick of the month for August! Next week, sadly, we'll be skipping another update so I can catch up with my other obligations, and all the work I'm missing due to Otakon. After that, I should be back on schedule!
July 28th, 2014
Day late, folks, sorry about that... But, I think this update'll be worth the wait! Fresh new action-packed pages just waiting to be read! Check 'em out!
July 20th, 2014
Another action-packed update as the climactic battle of episode 2 continues! And if that wasn't enough, there's all new items in the Cloudscratcher store! Not only is a whole new shirt design available, but we're now selling iPhone and iPad cases, tote bags, and stickers! Get it while it's hot!
July 13th, 2014
Hey peoples! Fresh new Cloudscratcher page is here! Again, only one page because of my trip, but it's a doozy of a page!
July 6th, 2014
Another Cloudscratcher update is here! Quck note: I'll be going out of town again, so next week will be a one-page update. I leave on Wednesday, so that's all I have time to get done, sadly.
June 30th, 2014
Hey dudes and dudettes! Sorry about the late update, but getting home from my trip was quite the adventure! But, finally, I'm back, the pages are finished, and ready to enjoy! Also, I'll be releasing some new t-shirt designs in the near future, so stay tuned for that!
June 22nd, 2014
Hey, folks! Sad to say, no update this week. I have to go out of town, and I had just under the time needed to finish the pages to get ready for the trip. Luckily, when I get back I can finish off that last bit of work and have the update ready for next week! Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned!
June 13th, 2014
Hey everyone! Another update is here, full of excitement, fun times, and cool stuff!
June 8th, 2014
It's update time again! It may only be one page this week, but I made darn sure it was a doozy of a page! So, enjoy, folks!!
June 3rd, 2014
Hey, hep cats! Another groovy Cloudscratcher update is here, heralding the start of Episode 2's exciting climax! We're a little late with this update thanks to life being life, but never you worry; we're still here! Also, a head's up; next week's update will only have one page due to said life being life, but after that it'll hopefully be smooth sailing all the way toward the end of Chapter 7 and Episode 2!
May 25th, 2014
Hey dudes and dudettes! There's a radical new update ready for some totally rad reading! We're diving headfirst into the exciting climax of episode 2! If you thought the climactic scene of episode 1 was exciting, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
And don't forget to voice your opinion on the forums, check out the stylish Cloudscratcher shirts at the store, and if you like the comic, help support it by donating using the button at the bottom of the menu!
May 18th, 2014
Hey everyone! A new page this week just for you! Why just one? No, it's not because of any setbacks or anything. This page is the last one for the events in Ixia's house, and the following page is in the middle of a scene. So I went with one page this week for good storytelling feng shuei. And don't forget the Cloudscratcher store is now open for business!
May 13th, 2014
Hey folks, big news! First of all, as you can see, Cloudscratcher is back from its two week hiatus with a fresh batch of pages! Plural! But that's not all; the Cloudscratcher store is open for business! Currently we have three shirts available (in a variety of styles and colors. Even hoodies, and onesies for babies!), but if they sell well enough we'll be expanding to iPod cases, posters, stickers, you name it! And, of course, more shirts!
May 5th, 2014
In case youíre wondering where the newest update has been, Iíll be skipping this week in order to generate a backlog in case another mess like what happened the end of April happens again. Thank you all so much for your patience, and look forward to the brand new update this coming Sunday!
April 20th, 2014
From the looks of things, there won't be an update next week. But this week, we got some juicy plot developments to hold you guys over! Thanks for your patience, and enjoy the update!
April 13th, 2014
Another update, sadly only one page. Due to a flu (and throat infection), and me being out of town next week, in order to keep the updates coming I'll be splitting the pages into 3 one-page updates. After my trip, the comic will resume multi-page updates. Thanks again for your patience!
April 8th, 2014
A new update is here, everyone! A new page, and a new piece of fanart! Enjoy the juicy new story tidbits, and remember to donate if you want to help keep Cloudscratcher up and running, and post on our forums to let us know what you think!
March 30th, 2014
And here we are with another Sunday full of Cloudscratcher goodness! We're doing another two weeks of one page updates so I can have some time to work on the book. Thanks again for your patience, everyone!
March 22nd, 2014
Break time's over, everyone! Chapter 7 begins now, as we dive headfirst into the conclusion to 72 Hours! And remember, if you like the comic, help support it with a donation, and if you want to voice your opinion on the comic, let me know how you feel on the Cloudscratcher forums!
March 10th, 2014
Sorry for being a day late, but the update is here! We'll be taking a week off before the start of Chapter 7 to get some work done on the upcoming book, but the following week we're hitting the ground running with the climactic conclusion to Episode 2!
March 2nd, 2014
Hey all you happy people! Another update! Making this a one-pager (I've been doing way too many of those recently, I don't like it...) to keep the flow of the scenes. There's only two more pages left in the chapter, and they need to be bunched together. Plus, this page ends the current scene. So, everything flows better this way. And after that, Chapter 7 begins!
February 24th, 2014
New update is here, everyone! The plot thickens yet again as Ixia finally makes it home! Stay tuned, because the next update (or the one that follows, depending on how much time I can get) will mark the end of Chapter 6! And if you want to help support Cloudscratcher, drop us a donation using the button on the lower left, Your donations help keep the comic alive!
February 16th, 2014
The conspiracy continues in this week's brand-spankin'-new Cloudscratcher page! And if you like what you see, don't forget to vote for Cloudscratcher on the Top Webcomics List by clicking that big ol' VOTE button below!
February 9th, 2014
Hey all! This week and next week's updates will be just one page, due to some real life obligations sucking up my time (and since this comic ain't payin' for itself). However, it's just a few more updates before Chapter 6 comes to a close! And if you thought Chapter 4 was something, the climax to Episode 2 in Chapter 7 will knock you off your seats!
February 2nd, 2014
Aaaaand we're back! Sorry for the hold-up, everyone, but the new pages are here!
January 13th, 2014
Another week, another update, another batch of juicy plot developments! Also, a heads up; there won't be any new pages next week. I won't have much time to draw next week, and I'm afraid I'll have to spend what time I do have on my professional obligations (because until Cloudscratcher starts making me some money, I'll have to keep up the odd drawing jobs to get by).
January 6th, 2014
Sorry for the day late, everyone, but the new pages are here! Got an opinion on these new pages, or the comic as a whole? Sound off on what you think in the forums! Or check out the Cloudscratcher tumblr for exclusive sneak peeks (or just ask me a question about the comic)! Or you can follow me on Twitter for Cloudscratcher updates, and all my inane ramblings! And if you really like Cloudscratcher, feel free to drop us a donation by clicking that handsome little yellow button to the left! Every little bit helps keep the comic afloat!
December 29th, 2013
Hey all! Because of the hectic Christmas week, I can only bring you one page this week. Thankfully, with the holidays over with, this should be the last one page week. Also this page wraps up the diner scene nice and neatly, so it's not leaving you off mid-scene.
December 15th, 2013
Two new pages for yew! And a little heads up for y'all; there won't be any pages next week. I'll be out of town all week, and won't be able to work on pages.
December 9th, 2013
What's that?! Only one page this week? Well, long story short, I didn't like how the update would turn out if it ended on Page 6, which cuts to another scene and ends in the middle of it. Not a good place to leave off on an update. Along with this week's page, keep your eyes on the Cloudscratcher tumblr, as throughout the week I'll be posting some cool extras!
December 2nd, 2013
Another week, another batch of pages! But that's not all, y'all! Allow me to introduce the Cloudscratcher Tumblr! What's so special about that, you ask? For starters, all you readers on tumblr can drop me a question about the comic any time! Secondly, because I'm not one for pointless crap and redundancy, there'll be exclusive content you'll get to see only on the tumblr, including sneak peaks of the remastered artwork for the upcoming Cloudscratcher book! So follow Cloudscratcher on tumblr, join the forums, and become a part of the adventure!
November 18, 2013
Didn't make my deadline thanks to some last minute complications, but the new pages are here! Really proud of these, too! If you think you can guess which album cover the Chapter 6 cover page is referencing, drop your guesses on the update thread in the forums! I'm curious if anyone will get this one...
November 10, 2013
Hey everyone! No new pages this week due to time constraints (and getting the chapter cover to look right), but to give you guys some actual content, I've added a few new character bios to the Characters page! And next week, Chapter 6 begins!
November 2, 2013
And with this week's update, Chapter 5 comes to a close. I wanted to end an otherwise heavy chapter with something a little lighthearted and nice. Next update brings us to Chapter 6, which promises to be an exciting and suspenseful chapter!
October 21, 2013
Hello, readers and readettes! We have a fresh new batch of pages ready for your eye holes to transmit to your think meats! And be sure to voice your opinions on the newest developments on our fresh, new forum!
October 14, 2013
Hey everyone, it's one of those "pageless updates" you only hear about in hushed whispers full of exasperation! But this one's special! THE CLOUDSCRATCHER FORUMS ARE NOW LIVE! Jump right in and tell me everything I've done wrong (or right, whichever)! Or, heck, just chat it up with other Cloudscratcher fans! Point is, I wanna hear from you!
October 7, 2013
A new update, everyone! A much more uplifting one to bring you folks up from last week, complete with some motivational speeches, and teeth-rotting cuteness!
September 29, 2013
I wish I could've fit one more page into this update. I feel like it leaves on a dour note... Oh well, stay tuned next week for a rousing speech! Until then, enjoy this plot reveal, everyone!
September 19, 2013
Hi everyone! Sorry about the missed update, but Yahoo mail is being strange, and I didn't receive one of these pages for days (despite the fact it was sent to me).
While we work on getting that forum up and running, I'd also like to announce that, starting within the coming weeks, we'll be starting production on print editions of the Visitors and Venom storyline. Now, these won't be just print-outs of the same stuff you can read on this website for free! We'll be going over all the old pages, touching up the artwork (I find I can't bring myself to even go back and look at half of them...), improve the coloring, redrawing a few things, and helping make the old artwork blend in with the current pages (which including tweaking eyes, and adding in the thick outlining on the characters). We'll even be adding in some extra content!
When it's all said and done, the Visitors and Venom books will be worth every penny! Until then, enjoy the new pages, and another piece of fan art!
September 8, 2013
Hey everyone! We had to take a week off to fix some website issues, but we're good to go now! This week we've got 2 new pages, and a cool piece of fan art in the gallery!
You may have noticed the delightful new Donate button. I figured I'd give you folks the option to support the comic if you so desire. If not, that's fine, of course. But, maintaining this comic costs money, and I've had to take up art jobs to get said money that have taken up Cloudscratcherin' time (and contributing to some of the delays). And let me assure you all; any money you donate will go to the comic, and only to the comic. Website fees, saving up to hire extra artists to help speed up production, or just paying bills I don't have to take extra art jobs to pay (and thus making more time for Cloudscratcher). Your donations will not be going to buying me video games, anime DVDs, or any other pointless crap.
And no, I'm not going all like "oh god if you don't give me all your money CLOUDSCRATCHER WILL DIE! Just saying if you wanna help out, you now have the option to do so!
August 26, 2013
Sorry for the lateness everyone, but as I said on Twitter, a combination of making these pages look good, and doing the drawings that actually pay bills created a delay, but we're not missing a week! The update is here for you to enjoy!
August 17, 2013
Sorry for the delay, folks! Sadly, Cloudscratcher doesn't make me any money, so I have to prioritize the drawings that do... But, now the update is here! And you'll also be happy to know we've got forums in the works! Hopefully, before October, the Cloudscratcher forums will be up and running!
July 29, 2013
Hey, everyone! Update's late, since the pages didn't come to me until late, sadly, but the update IS here! New pages for your enjoyment! Some quick updates:
New forums are in the works. Fingers crossed, it should be up within the month. Also, there'll be another missed update next week. Colorist is gonna be unavailable. Also, gonna apologize in advance for any future late updates. I got a penciling gig that has to take priority.
July 15, 2013
Hi everyone! A couple new pages, and some news! First of all, I'm currently working on getting a forum for the site set up, so look forward to that! Also, there won't be an update next week due to personal reasons. But fear not, as Cloudscratcher shall return the following week!
July 2, 2013
Hey, folks! With this update we dive right into Chapter 5, as well as Episode 2: 72 Hours! Get ready, because this Episode is going to get even more intense than the first!
I'd also like to address something; it seems like Cloudscratcher has attracted a fair share of engineering enthusiasts! Now, I love that you guys are enjoying the comic, and I hope you continue to do so! However, I've received multiple, very veeery large dissertations on everything physically wrong with the aircrafts in Cloudscratcher. I appreciate the help, guys, but try to remember this comic is designed to feel like a cartoon, is set in a fantasy world. and is largely inspired by Crimson Skies. A little suspension of disbelief is in order.
June 23, 2013
Here it is, folks! The final pages for Chapter 4! Next week, we jump into Chapter 5, and the second story arc (or "Episode"). Episode 2 is a direct follow up from the events of Visitors and Venom, but the stakes this time are a lot more personal, and the Cloudscratcher Crew is going to see, first hand, why Borzax is as feared as he is! Stay tuned, everyone! Things are gonna get wild!
June 17, 2013
Sorry for the lateness folks! Got good news and bad news. Bad news is there's no pages this week. Long story, but there were setbacks. Good news is I hunkered down and made sure you folks got some content. So, without further ado, I present you with THE CHARACTERS PAGE!
That's right, all the characters (with the exception of Scotty, but that's coming soon) now have their bios up on the brand spankin' new characters page! With that, all the "COMING SOON" pages are up, and all that remains is to get this li'l ol' site a forum so I can hear directly from all you guys! In the meantime, head on over to the CHARACTERS page and learn a little something about all your favorite characters!
June 9, 2013
New pages are here! Chapter 4 is winding to a close, folks! We're almost to the end of the first story arc! Get hype, people!
June 2, 2013
New pages, folks! For those not watching my twitter, page 28 was originally a disaster, so I scrapped it and started over. There was going to be extra pages this week, but I got smashed with a nasty cold... But, new pages are here for your reading pleasure!
May 19, 2013
Day late, I know... That's what happens when it's only technically still Saturday when I get the pages back. Anyway, new pages are here! Looks like this story's all wrapped up! An easy time for our heroes, eh? Or is it...?
May 12, 2013
Hey, folks! We had to take a week off to get back on schedule, but now we're back on schedule! I was going to put up some extra pages, but this week we're gonna do a normal sized update, use the fact that we're ahead of schedule to stay on schedule, and see where next week takes us. It'll either be extra pages next week, or we'll use the surplus to avoid future delays.
Also, we'll be starting up an RSS feed in the very near future, and the character's page should be up and running very soon as well (the graphics are all done, I just need to draw the characters for their profiles).
April 30, 2013
Yikes, this update sure is late! Sorry, folks, but here ya go! Two fresh, exciting new pages! A little late, but they're here! And I think you folks are gonna like these!
In other news, I recently checked the site's traffic, and found that the hits have been on a steady incline, with over a thousand unique hits last month and over 1200 return visitors. For a webcomic that's less than a year old, that's not too shabby! But I can't take the credit for that one, so I just wanted to take time out and say thank you to all the readers, old and new! I wouldn't be making this thing if other folks couldn't enjoy it, and you guys make it worthwhile!
April 20, 2013
Howdy folks! Hate to say it, but there's gonna be yet another delay. Thankfully, there are no backstage shenanigans at work here this time. I just underestimated how long it would take to draw these pages (the interior of the bomber is detailed, folks). I set aside time for these pages, along with other projects (the kind that make me some actual money), as well as some breaks in all my work for a little Injustice (great game, by the way), and just didn't give myself enough time. Hopefully this will be the last week with no new pages for a long while.
Since there's no pages, allow me to compensate with a little bit of updates on some site-related news; the Characters page should be online in a couple weeks. Got the fine folks at SRFN working on some shnazzy graphics for that. Also looking into setting up an RSS feed, and a forum (in that order) for the site, as well. Follow me on Twitter for any future site-related news, as well!
April 13, 2013
Finally! After a grueling amount of behind-the-scenes shinaneganry, the new pages are finally here! Enjoy this big ol' batch of pages, bringing us to the exciting climax of the first story arc! It's a pagestravaganza, all for you!
March 26, 2013
Okay, so, I don't know what the deal with my colorist is right now, so while I'm STILL waiting on those pages, I figure I'd give you folks something to wet your whistle. So, without further ado, let me announce the unveiling of THE GALLERY PAGE!
Yup, just click the Gallery button to your left, there, and that old "coming soon" eyesore should be replaced with a dandy gallery of various pretty pictures for you folks to enjoy! Regular art, production art, and even fan art! I'm sorry there's no new pages for you guys, but I hope you'll enjoy this as something to tide you guys over. And just know I'm probably even mroe annoyed by this than you are. So, while I go bust some heads, you enjoy the brand new art gallery! And if you'd like to send some fan art of your own to be added to the fan art section, feel free to send me an email!
March 16, 2013
Two weeks without new pages?! Say whaaaaa-?!
Well, folks, I figured you guys deserved an explanation. The short story is last week I had to take time off to devote to my professional work, and this week my colorist's computer is shot, so the pages won't be ready for today's update. Since it'll take a few days, we're just skipping this week. Thankfully, my computer is NOT shot, so I'll continue to work on new pages while his gets fixed, which should hopefully mean a nice, big update next Saturday full o' pages. Thanks for your patience, folks, and I think you're really gonna enjoy the next update!
March 1, 2013
Waddup all you dawgs and dawgettes! Another week, another update! 2 new pages for you to enjoy! Go get 'em!
February 27, 2013
No pages?! What?! Well, first, we're debuting the super shnazzy graphics! Look at this super sexy new site layout! Pretty great, eh? As for the pages, the problems are twofold; for those who don't know, I also draw for money. Professional art work, and what not. Well, I got a big job I was hired for, and I'm running behind on it, so I had to devote more time to that. To make matters worse, my colorist landed himself in the hospital (don't worry, he's fine). So it's been pretty crazy. Not to worry; new pages will be here next week!
And don't forget to follow me on Twitter, as I'll be informing you folks of future news, updates and delays there, too! Also sometimes I ramble my random, cynical thoughts, but you don't have to read those. Those aren't important.!
Sorry about the delay folks, as you may or may not of guessed a few technical issues made the update take a little longer than expected. Now let me just say that although we've got some pleasant new visuals, the updates aren't gonna COMPLETELY stop there. As with Cody, outside work and personal life takes it's priorities over Cloudscratcher, but whenever I get the chance (and believe me, I'm always looking for chances) I'm looking into ways to improve the quality of the site and make things much more enojoyable and efficient on the both the back and front-end.
Needless to say, we've got quite a few ideas in place in terms of additions and while I can't say when things will all come completely together, I can definitely say (as much as it is a cop-out phrase) we're working on it.
That's all I'd like to add really, just keep an eye out here or on Twitter for any news, and thank you once again for your patience and your continued readership!
February 16, 2013
New pages, folks! And stay tunes, because next update you're all in for a big surprise, as the site's getting a massive graphical update! Whoo!
February 9, 2013
Last minute update ho! 2 new pages for y'all! And stay tuned; I gots mah graphics guys whippin' up some shnazzy new duds for the site!
February 3, 2013
Sorry for the late update, folks. Yahoo Mail has become quite a problem (apparently it's allergic to Mediafire links, now). Well, enjoy the new pages! And then the Superbowl!
January 26, 2013
Hey, folks! Got some shnazzy new website graphics in the works. Once this new renovation is complete, the Characters and Gallery pages are next on the to-do list! In the meantime, enjoy the two new comic pages!
January 19, 2013
New pages, folks! But that's not the only thing that's new. At the behest of my colorist, I'm changing the update date to Saturday, instead of Friday. This helps him out, since Friday is a bad day for him due to his job. Since he works at a methadone clinic, which is a way more important job than working on my little cartoony webcomic, I'm more than willing to accommodate. So update your calendars, folks! Updates are on Saturday, now!
January 12, 2013
Sorry folks, no pages this week. Why? Well, I felt I should post this update because you guys--the readers--deserve to know what's up. This won't be a long-winded explanation, mind you, just a frank update. Currently, I have one finished page ready to go. I considered doing a 1 page update, but after asking several people if I should do this, the consensus was to hold off, and wait a week. I'm putting extra effort into these pages, because I really want to convey the look and feel of Felisburg to the audience to the best of my ability. I don't believe in coasting, or putting half the effort into something just to make for a quick update, or because I don't want to put X amount of work into this comic because work is hard. While I may cut myself more slack on Cloudscratcher than I do my professional art work, I still push to constantly improve the quality of the comic, and to always bring you guys the best comic I can bring you. Because of that, I decided to hold off for a week to ensure the quality of these next pages (they're quite detailed, and I want to make sure that the details are crisp, clean, and effective). Hopefully that'll also mean a bigger update next week.
Thanks for your patience, guys! I really think you're gonna like the next batch!!
January 5, 2013
Whew. Late update, I know, but it's been crazy. Between all the holiday chaos, and me getting sick after Christmas (I like to think of it as an extra Christmas present from the family. Not quite sure why I think of it like that), things have been hectic. But, hey, guess what? Chapter 4 has begun, folks!
December 24, 2012
It's a Christmas Miracle! And by miracle, I mean "update"! And by update, I mean more pages! And by more pages, I mean an additional batch of pages to add to what has already been published online! With this update, Chapter 3 comes to a close. Stay tuned, because after the holidays, the final chapter of the Visitors and Venom story arc begins!
December 14, 2012
Hey folks! Sadly, no pages this week. Why? Well pay attention, 'cause this is important!
When I come up to a new chapter, I like to end with one update, and start the next chapter with the next update. As it stands, if I updated now, I'd have one page left over and a messy transition from chapter 3 to chapter 4. So I'm holding off 'till next week, which will mark the end of Chapter 3 (and the end of all the comic's setup, to boot), and lead us into the beginning of Chapter 4, which serves as the final chapter in the Visitors and Venom story arc.
Following that, we'll be taking a week off again, this time for Christmas. I really hate missing all these weeks, but the Holiday season is rough for us, and doesn't leave me with much time to comic. Even though this isn't my job, I don't like to be unprofessional. However, stay tuned, as when 2013 kicks off, I'll be working on some swag new additions. From finally adding those "Coming Soon" sections, to a full-blown forum! Don't miss it!
December 7, 2012
So who wants to hear the dumbest story ever told?
Last weekend, I'm sitting there, waiting for my colorist to send me the next page. As Monday approaches, I start getting impatient, intending on contacting him to ask where the blank my pages are. However, while checking my Sent Items in my email for an unrelated reason, I noticed something; the last email sent to my colorist wasn't the latest page, but the one before it.
Then came the feeling like an idiot...
Luckily, my colorist managed to rush out the forgotten page, as well as the one that I was working on. So, last week's lack of an update was totally my stupid fault, and I apologize.
November 23, 2012
No pages this week, everybody. The Cloudscratcher crew (the real ones, not the fictional characters) are taking the week off for Thanksgiving. Since this update will go live afterward, I hope all of you folks had a good Thanksgiving! If you're not living in the U.S., or you just hate America, I hope you folks had a good Thursday!
November 16, 2012
Update's here, folks! This week, we're introduced to another member of the Cloudscratcher crew! And, I'm not gonna lie, these were a few of my favorite pages to do.
November 10, 2012
Mother nature wanted to say "no", we said "yes"! Okay, that was terrible, but I save my good stuff for the comic, anyway. New pages are here! Not a super-sized bunch, sadly, but we managed to get the job done!
October 26, 2012
Sorry for the week off, folks! The colorist couldn't make the last deadline, and since he works in the medical profession, I figure his real job is more important than this silly comic. So, this week, it's an extra-large update! Also, forewarning; if there's no update next week, you can blame that on Hurricane Sandy, which is coming my way.
October 12, 2012
And so, the update is here! Sadly, my cold was a bit more ferocious than I was expecting, so I wasn't able to get the extra work done I was planning to do. So, this week's update is standard size. The good news is I'm a few pages ahead of schedule in regards to the ones that haven't been colored yet, so hopefully next week's update should make for that larger-than-average update I was shooting to put up this week. Fingers crossed! Also, keep your eyes on my deviantArt gallery (you can find the link on the Contact page), as I'll be adding a few Cloudscratcher-related goodies as a preview of the upcoming gallery page!
September 29, 2012
Geez, with all these day-late updates, you'd think the update day was Saturday...
This week was supposed to be a 3-page update, but I've been majorly set back by a nasty cold that's knocked me off my feet. Speaking of which, because of this, there won't be an update next week. Due to this cold, I won't be able to prepare enough pages next week to merit an update. However, the following week will be a super-sized update, and should put things back on schedule, to boot! So, while I apologize for the delay, this should get a lot of things back on track, and give me time to recover. In the meantime, enjoy this update, and look forward to the next one, where the plot will begin to thicken!
September 22, 2012
Sorry for the late update, but the next batch of pages is here!
September 14, 2012
Another week, another new batch of pages, as we check back in with Borzax and the West Bravo crew. For those of you wondering what's up with the Gallery and Characters pages, for the latter, I'm putting that page up later than initially expected. I'm going to be commissioning some shnazzy new graphics for that page to make the profiles look better than I was initially going to have them look. So consider that page on "Valve Time." As for the Gallery Page, I'm holding off until I get some more pictures to show than just pre-production sketches and such. So stay tuned!
September 10, 2012
Sorry for the late update, folks, we're still recovering from the big debacle from earlier. But, the wait is over, and chapter 3 begins now!
September 2, 2012
Hey, folks, the pages are finally here! Sorry again for all the crap I've put you guys through. It was out of my control, but I still acknowledge that it was a huge pain in the behind for all my readers! So, here's the update you've been waiting for; all the remaining pages in Chapter 2! Stay tuned next week when we kick off chapter 3!
August 26, 2012
Hey, folks! Sorry for all the weeks without updates, but, unfortunately, I've been saddled with a terrible machine that likes to spontaneously die (which reminds me; readers, do not buy Gateway all-in-one PCs. They are defective as all get-out, and will cause you nothing but grief and destroy your wallet). Sadly, there's no new pages to bring you, but I can report that my computer is fixed, and all the pages I've done in the interim are now in my colorist's hands being worked on. The next update will contain all the remaining pages from chapter 2, either all in one update, or in back-to-back updates over the weekend.
So let me just say thank you for your patience! To everyone still checking back, it means a lot!
August 5, 2012
Due to technical difficulties (i.e: one burnt out computer!) The latest Cloudscratcher updates will unfortunately be delayed for another 2-3 weeks, so no new pages this Friday folks.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and hope to get things running back and proper as soon as possible. In the meantime, know that new pages are still being drawn so you all will have plenty to look forward to once the adventure continues!
August 3, 2012
New batch of pages this week! Sorry about the week off, folks, but I had to get working on some pictures to sell at Otakon, and the convention itself pretty much took everything out of me. But, now we're back on track! So, enjoy the pages!
July 20, 2012
Another week, another update, as Borzax's wicked plan comes to light!
And don't forget; if you're enjoying the comic, be sure to show your support and vote for Cloudscratcher on the Top Webcomics List using the button at the bottom of the side menu!!
July 13, 2012
Another Friday, another batch of pages! The tension mounts as our antagonists reveal their hand! Check it out!
July 6, 2012
And with this week, our most dastardly villain makes his debut! Also making its debut? The contact page! Got something to say? Head on over there!
July 2, 2012
The update train chugs along! Two more pages to make up for last week, and stay tuned for this Friday, when the antagonist himself finally makes his formal appearance!
As for the site, we're still adding more and more goodies to make things a little more presentable around here. Some extra decorative touches, some additional pages, etc. We'll be holding off on the Characters page a little longer, as I've got some ideas in the works to make it look nice and pretty. We won't be announcing it, but a Contact page will be added a day or two after this update. So if you're dying to tell me something, now's your chance!
June 29, 2012
Sorry for the week off, folks! Personal issues... First, a hearty welcome to all the new readers the comic has received over the week! Second, this update is going to be part 1 of a continuous onslaught of new content! First we have 3 new pages, with more on the way (likely in the next few days) to make up for the week we missed! You'll also notice that the Archive page is up and running! With Chapter 2 getting started, anyone just tuning in can head on to the archive and start from square 1 (or page 1, rather)! Expect even more content on the horizon, and don't forget to vote for Cloudscratcher in the Top Webcomics List!
June 15, 2012
And with this week's batch of three new pages, Chapter 1 comes to a close. Stay tuned next week, as the next chapter in the saga of Cloudscratcher continues!
Also, let's all give a big hand to Sam Cosentino, the comic's colorist, who cranked out all 3 pages despite being sick as a dog. He's a real trooper, and thanks to him you all get your pages on time!
June 11, 2012
And here's that third page, folks! Stay tuned for next week's update, and the exciting conclusion to chapter 1!
June 8, 2012
This week's update is in parts! Two pages for you today, with a third page coming in a day or two. And next week's update will mark the end of Chapter 1! Stay tuned, folks!
June 3, 2012
Two new pages for all you folks! And trust me; these late updates will not be a regular thing.
May 27, 2012
A few days late, and a dollar short (a lot short, actually, considering I'm not making money from this...). Apologies, folks, but the colorist was late getting the pages to me. But never fear, 2 new pages are here for your enjoyment!
May 18, 2012
Two fresh new pages off the presses for ya! And if that wasn't enough, the FAQs and Info section is up and running as well! If you stumbled on this comic wondering what the blankity-blank is this thing, you're in luck!
May 11, 2012
And for our first update, we have three fresh, new pages for your enjoyment! Just click "COMIC" on the left-hand menu, there, to go to the first new page, and continue reading from there. The next batch of pages may or may not end up being smaller than this one, but either way, expect one of the site sections to go up along with them.
May 3, 2012
Hello, folks, and welcome to Cloudscratcher! It's been a long time coming, but the comic is finally online! As you can see, most of the sections on the site are "coming soon," and will be added as time goes on. Right now, getting the comic itself online is priority #1. Along with the other sections, the first batch of new pages will be online on May 11, with a batch of new pages added every Friday after that. How many pages will depend on how many I can get done in a week (schedule and workload permitting), but the week's worth of pages will be here for your viewing pleasure on Friday, so look forward to that! So, without further ado, enjoy the comic!