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!