Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Never #75 Online

Check out the last Never comic of the chapter!

Things are going to start to shift gears over at hallhogs.com as I get ready to go back to school and bring about a new comic. Noobs will be coming soon to a computer near you! As celebration, I've been playing a lot of WoW and now have a lvl 79 druid. If you don't know what that means, shame on you. If you do, then you understand why I have gotten nothing done over my holiday. Anyway, Noobs is not really a WoW comic, but those who play fantasy RPG's should appreciate the humour in it.

Well that's it for me this year. See you all in 2010!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Never #73

It's almost Christmas!! I got today's Never comic up so check it out. While I was drawing this and the following strip, I kept glancing over at the middle panel of this one and bursting out laughing. Poor poor Aalex. And now that she knows she makes him uneasy, I can only imagine how she's going to use that against him. :D
As for updates, I'm obviously not going to put anything up on Christmas Day, because I seriously have to deal with 3 Christmas's. Yeah. Poor me, I know. Plus there are two birthdays to deal with on the 25 and 26 and friends visiting and all that holiday fun. So Merry Christmas! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, Happy Avoiding the Shopping Malls! See you on Monday Dec 28th.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Never #72

Oops! It's Monday. Time to get Never #72 up! Poor Aalex looks a little uncomfortable in the last panel. *heart*
Also, if you haven't seen the preview for my new comic yet, you can check it out at my DeviantArt site.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well, my Mac is currently in the shop. Sigh. I am not doing very well with getting my comic up regularly. I'm not sure when I'll get the computer back so I can't say when I will get my next comic up.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Never #71 online

Hey everyone! Never #71 is here and we're finally getting back to Len in the comic! A bit of a cliffhanger with the other girls, but all will be explained in time. If you haven't already checked it out, I did a picture of Len and Aalex that you can see here. I just love drawing these two. I need to get some Roald/Len pictures going. Wow, I never noticed before that I can also do the "team" thing. So what team are you on, team Roald or team Aalex?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

No new comic on Monday

Sorry! I have a take home exam due tomorrow and a final tomorrow so no comic. See you on Wednesday.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Never #70

The new never comic is up now. My goodness there are a lot of inconsistency in this comic. I blame the fact that I don't have a dedicated working space and do all of my drawing and inking on my couch while watching tv. There's no where really to keep character sheets and the like. So this is my formal apology for my stupid mistakes. I will do my best to keep them to a minimum in the future.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Never #69 online

New Never comic up now. If you're a fan of Hallhogs on Facebook, you will be getting a sneak peek at my new comic that will be starting alongside Never and Hallhogs in January 2010! It's going to be a comedy that you'll hopefully be able to pick up at any point and enjoy. No back story required unlike Never.  Later all!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Never #68 Online

Well, I got Monday's comic up. I have two exams in the next two days. They are back to back so I won't get time to study in between. I'm really hoping I'll be able to do alright in them. But after those two I have some time until my last two exams so updates will be okay! :) Let me just say that it's been a long semester and without this comic to look forward to doing regularly along with my loving friends and family, I don't know how I would have forced myself out of bed every day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Never #67 Online

Never # 67 now online. I like the last panel on this one. I put just it up on DeviantArt with a few changes. Yeah, so I have exams at the beginning of next week, so if I get on a studying crazy, then there may be no update on Monday, but I will do my best to get something up.
Ok, byes!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

No update update

Since obviously there is no new comic today, I figured I would just make a quick post saying sorry and that Wednesday updates will start again next week. I'm not entirely sure yet if it will be a Hallhogs comic or a Never comic, but one or the other will be up.
Well, I'm off to my second last class of the semester. Horray!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Never #66

Never #66 is now up.
So I've been working on a new comic. It's another fantasy, but it's humour rather than drama and its in a different style than I usually draw. I'm actually really excited about it. I really hope that I can keep it up until I have enough that I feel safe starting to post them regularly online. My goal, which may be way too much, is to post Never on Monday and Fridays, Hallhogs on Wednesdays, and the new comic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of them are daily strip formats, so I think it would be appropriate if I could get one comic out a day. But I am going to school, so this all depends on how productive I am this Christmas holiday. Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Never #65 online

Never #65 is online. Not much to say. Other than, HORRAY! NO MORE ESSAYS! Now onto exams! Which means hopefully I will be able to start posting three times a week again. If not next week, then the week after.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Never #64 online

Number 64 of Never is up now! I'm having fun with colouring the night scenes which is good, because there are many more to come. I'm not as good as some amazing comic artists out there *cough*Lora Innes*cough* but it's all about practicing. Which is what this comic is all about. I have no illusions of ever getting this comic to print, I do it because I love these characters and they force me to draw them every day which means more practice, which means I will get better. If you take a look at my incentive for the TWC vote, you'll see part of a comic I had drawn only a year ago. I'll admit that even at the time I didn't think the drawings were perfect, but I think I've gotten better. (Though today's comic might not show the progress)
I can't wait to see how much better I'll be next year.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Never #63 online

Well, #63 of Never is now up. Looks like Len is feeling a little bad about how things are going between her and Aalex. Or is it that she's worried about how much he knows that's keeping her up?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Never comic #61

New never comic up now. I'll try and change my incentive for the voting tomorrow.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Never Comic #60

Yup, I'm up to 60 comics! Horray me! Definitely no comic coming up this Wednesday. Sorry. 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Never Comic #59!!

Hiya everyone. New Never comic now up. My that Aalex isn't a very cheery person. As you might have noticed, I didn't have a comic up on Wednesday. I apologize, but I won't be able to get one up on that day for the next few weeks. Time is tight and I'm just not getting things done like I need to be outside of the comic. But check back on Wednesdays anyway, I'm going to try and have something up that day. Monday and Fridays will be continuing as scheduled.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hallhogs Update

Originally I was going to send this to my school newspaper, but I decided not to. So on this glorious Tuesday, you lucky readers get a new comic. A hallhogs comic too. They don't come around every day. I would absolutely love to start updating hallhogs regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I really really should spend more time on my school work...

I suggest checking back regularly as fun often beats out work in my life. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Never update

So I've decided for the month of November I'm going to stick to two updates a week, Monday and Friday. I just need to get stuff done for school, and I haven't had the time to do both.

I've also had the lovely experience while colouring today's comic  of having another dead strip on the screen appear. The problem is, it's a mac, so in order to replace the screen, I have to replace the computer. So far it's three dead lines, and two of them are off to the side and not very noticeable. Hopefully no more will happen until I'm ready to replace my computer in a couple of years...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Never Update

I actually forgot to post on here to let you all know that today's comic is up. I actually think I'm going to have to slow down the updates of this comic for a little bit. My school work is really being neglected and life is crazy. Anyway, I will definitely update at least once a week, and I'm considering trying to update Hallhogs again once a week.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

As always, Wednesday is going to be a busy day and so I won't get a chance to post the comic in the morning. Therefore, for your viewing pleasure, tomorrows comic is available now.

NaNoWriMo is coming up soon. I would love to attempt to write a new book, but taking into account that I can barely get my homework and comics done as it is, that might be a bad idea. I may attempt to do a full rewrite of my book in a month. It's almost there, but the plot is droopy and some of the characters just never reach their potential. Well, I have till the 1st to decide if I'm going to do either.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Comic Update

New comic up.
Aalex is finally in his new clothes. My goodness it's taking them a long time to change. I'm having a lot of fun with this inking, but it really takes me along time. Especially since I decided to make Aalex's jacket thing so dark. Anyway, enjoy and don't forget to vote to see today's incentive.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Comic Update

New comic up. I actually ended up redrawing this entire comic today because I really didn't like the way the original looked. Roald was looking in the wrong direction, the red dress girl was stiff and boring. So this entire comic was done today. From start to finish it took me about 5 hours. Not bad for someone who used to take upwards to 5 hours just to colour the dang things.

You may have noticed that I've added advertising. I actually told myself I would never ad advertising to my site, because I hate it. But then I found project wonderful which actually allows other comic artists to advertise on each others sites for cheap. It's actually a great way to find comics that you may not have found otherwise. Maybe it's how you found this comic. Of course I invite people to bid on the ad space, since I'd like to start advertising myself again, but I can't do that until I earn something back. I wont beg, but if you give me money, I will draw one of the characters bathing. I promise!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Comic Update

Yeah, the new comic is up early. I won't have time to put it up in the morning, so It's up now. You may have noticed a couple of new buttons on the page. I have added a donate button through paypal in case someone goes insane and decides they absolutely need to give away their money. Any money would be appreciated of course and will all be directed back into the comic. Especially since I now have a bigger hosting bill every month since I up'd my bandwidth limit.
I also added a vote button for The Webcomic List. Please vote. It's easy to do and it's a great way to help out the site.
Hope you enjoy Len's new look. And shirtless Aalex. Hopefully Len still looks like Len even with the changes. And shirtless Aalex.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Comic Update

New comic today.

So I tried to play WoW last night for the first time in ages, and my computer froze on me. When even the inanimate objects in the house are telling me not to play, it might be time to listen. Besides, I have a comic to maintain and school work to ignore.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Well, I got the comic done early for tomorrow so I decided to do a bit of Fanart. This is Raine, the main character in several books by Lisa Shearin, including her most recent, The Trouble with Demons. These are some great fantasy stories. Fun and sexy and full of intrigue. Lisa also has a great blog for aspiring writers and people just curious about the process of creating a book. Check it out.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Possible Website Troubles

Well, my webhost is telling me that I've exceeded my traffic limit for the month. I've upgraded my account, but there might be troubles for a while. Hopefully it's not too bad. I can still access the site, but that might just be because it's from my IP address. Anyway, thought I should let people know that the site is down because its actually kind of (but not really) popular right now. That is all. Thanks for being patient!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Comic Update

Sniff sniff. Good bye old dress. You have done well and you will be missed. At least by me. I won't be missing the fishnet stockings and gloves though. That kind of thing can be too easily forgotten.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Comic Update

Yup, Never has reached the big 5-0. And to celebrate, I've changed the inking style ever so slightly. Have I ever mentioned that I'm terrible at inking? It used to be very painful for me. If you notice, the first 25 strips or so aren't actually inked, they are just coloured over pencil drawings.
The new darker inking style is really me attempting to create something that looks more like the old newspaper strips. Do you remember the old Superman daily comic strip? No? Me either. But I got a book of a large collection of just those comics fairly recently. It's what inspired me to start this strip and why I chose daily (kinda) strip format rather than the more common comic book size.
Now you know. Hope you enjoy reading the comic as much as I enjoy creating it. Here's to 50 more!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Comic Update

Oops. I forgot that today was an update day. That's why the comic is so late.
I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving! If you're not Canadian, than I hope you're having a good Monday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Comic Update

Well, there's a new comic up finally. Sorry about the lack of updates. Things should be back on schedule for a while.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

No comic today

No comic today while I try to get stuff organized after my trip. I will be back on Friday with a new strip.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Comic Update

I really like this comic, not because of the drawings or even really the dialog, but because it's the first time we get to see Len actually do something other than be the victim. This is just a hint at why she is the heroine.

No updates for about a week. Someday I will upgrade my website, I promise.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Comic!

Have you started noticing a trend in my posts? I'm too lazy to create a RSS feed, so if you want to know when I've posted new comics, you'll have to use this. Or, you know, just go to the site.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Comic Update

Wednesday comic now up!
Wow, I nearly didn't get this one coloured. Between photoshop having a personal grudge with me and school work being at a ridiculous level for the second week back, my comic work was sliding. But be happy! It's up and coloured!
Might as well say now that on September 29th I'll be taking a week break while I travel. No new comics during that time. Well, unless I am more organized than I think I am.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Comic Update

I'm posting my new comic a little early because it saves me from getting up early tomorrow. Ah the troubles of creating a website entirely out of HTML.
I've been doing some advertising for the webcomic. So far it's going fairly well.
I also did a new drawing of Len and Aalex and posted it on my DeviantArt Page. Check it out and leave a message!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Well hello Friday!
Today's comic is posted and guess what? Aalex smiles in it! Well, sort of at least. He's usually more of a smiles on the inside kind of guy. I guess Len is starting to get to him.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Horray! My website is finally fully functional! There are about nine comics that are still only b&w but they are going to have to stay like that for a little bit because I am sick of colouring. However, new updates should be done in colour from now on, so yay! Excitement! Huzzah! And such.

I forgot to mention on here that I got my first piece of fanart! Check it out! She also has her own webcomic which is beautiful and interesting. Someday I will add a link to it and other comics that I love to my "Other Comics" page. Someday, not today.

I think that's all my news for today. Of course there was a new comic up today and a whole lot of older now coloured comics to check out as well. And there's the Characters page which I will attempt to keep up to date as my art style changes and as I reveal more about the characters. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I am a terrible blogger. Ah well. Things are going really well with the comic in that I have a lot of them ready to go so I shouldn't miss a deadline for a while yet. I'm still working on getting everything coloured and the characters page up and running, but other than that I'm pretty excited.
Is it bad that I have a character in my story that I can't seem to decide on a name for. She's the redhead that's been in a few strips. If you have any ideas, let me know!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Note Card Madness

I've been reading a book about how to write a book. More specifically, how to write a scifi and/or fantasy book. I remember getting it about ten years ago and going over it, but not really doing any of the exercises it suggested. It wasn't that I thought the exercises weren't good, I was just lazy. But when I reread it this time, there was one that had stuck with me all of that time, and I had really wanted to do, but had never figured out the right approach for me.

The idea is to take a bunch of note cards (or ripped pieces of paper in my case) and on each one write out a scene of the book. Then when you're done, you can shuffle them around to see where they might work better or eliminate them all together. My problem was that I didn't know all of the scenes that were going to happen, and so when I came to a part that I wasn't sure about, I would stop and not continue with the cards.

The problem was, I was too focused on the little details. But what I needed to do is only write the scenes that I really knew had to be in there such as "Epic final battle" or "Scorching romance scene." Once you get the basic's down, it's much easier to fill in the gaps.

Plus it's fun to play with note cards. No? I'm just insane? Okay, I accept that.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Images and stuff

Well, since this blog is called Christina Draws, I might as well include a drawing or two every once and a while.
Since I am currently building a section to do a basic introduction of each of the characters, I decided I needed some images just for that page. I have Blenia complete along with another character whose name I haven't decided on yet. I know, I know. I should be coming up with this stuff months in advance, but this is way more fun. For your viewing pleasure;

Friday, June 12, 2009


I've been putting off making a new blog for a while now. I didn't want to spend a lot of time updating a blog when I could be writing a book or drawing a comic. But sometimes there's something about my comics, or more generally about writing and drawing, that I want to say. It's easier to create a blog to make these comments than some fancy thing built right on the site. So...

Today I put up a new Never comic. I am building an archive, character's page and this blog. And there may be a rumour circulating that things might be a bit more colourful soon.

So big changes at Hallhogs.com. I hope people are enjoying the story so far, and I hope you like the things that come.