Feb 22, 2012
Update #26: Abort mission!Posted 5 days agoLikeedit this postI am certain bad timing had a negative impact on the project so this project is at an end, but I will relaunch next week! New incentives and some fine tuning are being done you can check out the preview link. Once the improved project is live I'll let everyone know so you can pledge support and follow the continued progress. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhlhiggins/1837929555?token=814334a3 • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #25: insurance policyPosted 6 days agoLikeedit this postIf the initial @kickstarter project fails I am working on a better timed and worked relaunch. This is not official yet just a preview: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhlhiggins/1837929555?token=814334a3 • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #24: More live updates comingPosted on February 12Likeedit this postI am going to be on cam again tomorrow working on backgrounds I'll post the link in the next update. • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #23: LivePosted on February 9Likeedit this postGoing on live for a little bit today http://alien-designing.com/webcam.html • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #22: Live sessionPosted on February 7Likeedit this postThe cam will be up for the day now while I work on comics, art, and stuff leave any comments anywhere you like I'll be around to read them and eventually respond. http://alien-designing.com/webcam.html • 1.
David Higgins on February 7 (Report spam) 2. Enough camming from work for me today! The web comic update will be posted at midnight for all to enjoy--until then you can read Sunday's: http://alien-designing.com/comics/
Leave a commentUpdate #21: Some more material has arrivedPosted on February 5Like3edit this postAs soon as I write up a few more rough drafts I am going to begin drawing out some backgrounds for the pages and starting on the second drafts for the comic pages now that I have managed to get an order of drawing pads in. So far I have approximately 40 pages of material in my ledgers ready for the next stage included in this update is evidence of a subtle Superman pun worked into the story line and some purse snatching. Aside from this I still have my regular bi-weekly updates of the web comic going on and I have another short story due by the end of February I am writing for Yahoo Voices so for such a short month as this there is a lot to do. I will be running the live web cam again Tuesday where viewers can monitor my progress and ask questions through the social networks.Below are some more of the rough drafts of sections of the story line: • • • • • • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #20: The Day O' work ahead (live session)Posted on January 31Likeedit this postLots going on today! Not only is it a Tuesday where I work on the web comic update for Wednesday, Also I am working on the monthly featured artwork for February, and doing some more pages for the rough draft of the 10th anniversary comic book. A list of links to view and interact is provided below.
The web cam where you can watch me work:http://alien-designing.com/webcam.htmlThe social networks where you can leave comments and fire off your questions:Facebook~http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Higgins-Alien-Design/315923051751http://www.facebook.com/ttownbeastGoogle+~http://plus.google.com/101982028605731355655http://plus.google.com/111173217489311812205Twitter~http://twitter.com/davidhlhigginsThe links to the current comic for Sunday and the current monthly featured art:http://alien-designing.com/comics/http://alien-designing.com/features.htmlConsider pledging funds to help the publication of the tenth anniversary edition of Greetings from Earth The Arrival through Kickstarter right here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhlhiggins/greetings-from-earth-the-arrivalyour support is appreciated.David • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #19: WorkPosted on January 27Likeedit this postGoing to see if I can't knock out at least another 5 pages this weekend so I'll be working. Also I plan on having the cam on again on Tuesday where you can watch me working on my web comic and the next monthly art feature for my website. Also I am holding a small contest at the website to give a chance for my fans to participate and name the flying cucumber the contest details can be read here at http://alien-designing.com/comics/Thanks for all of the likes on Facebook you can follow my updates there or on Google+ using the links in my main profile.Regards,David. • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #18: State of the ProjectPosted on January 26Likeedit this postViewership of the web comic continues to slowly steadily grow I am half way through the allotted time but no pledges yet, can't cross my fingers though just keep my fingers busy writing and sketching waiting patiently. I do hope anyone seeing this considers making a pledge I am offering some great stuff for the support to make this project a success. if this initial effort is unsuccessful I may consider relaunching the project. Next Tuesday I will be doing another of my live sessions from the website so potential backers can have another look at me while I work.Thanks,David • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #17: A few more pages wrote up todayPosted on January 24Likeedit this postJust an update I am nearly at 30 pages of content in the rough drafts for the comic book I am shooting for at least 50 maybe more though. it all depends on how tight I can keep the story line, still keep it readable and keep it entertaining, this is only the first draft of course and that has taken me a couple of months. Also I am running a contest separate from the Kickstarter project where my fans get to send in suggestions to name one of my characters which will be detailed in tomorrows issue of GFE. See you next update! • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #16: The awesome incentives!Posted on January 21Like1edit this postI have worked out the incentives adding a new level and the graphics for the iron on check these out!
For the 5 dollar level the official iron on patch and for the 25 dollar level of course the signed comic and for the 100 dollar level a T-shirt and the signed comic--also I am starting a "name that cucumber" campaign aside from the Kickstarter project all pledges are welcome to name Ray's pet cucumber at the website http://alien-designing.com/comics/: • • • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #15: Been busy all week with the anti-SOPA/PIPA effort. For backers only, Posted on January 21Likeedit this postI will be posting more progress this week on the rough drafts and writing work for the comic book, and I should have the live web cam up on Tuesday so people can watch me work again. But I have been kinda busy this last week opposing the SOPA bill so didn't get much done because I was promoting the protest in social networking day and night--good news is that bill has been shelved bad news is that it still exists though there is far less support for it this kind of legislation should be killed and remain dead. it does nothing for the good honest principles of true capitalism--whatever it is now going on that we have labeled as capitalism is definitely not the same thing, this is frightening and overtly predatory more of a corporate form of totalitarianism in which laws are tailored to destroy honest business competition through legislation and regulation favoring the powerful.[image]Man if only I had thought of this one first, I could have made money off of it, well that's how fair and honest capitalism works. • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #14: Been busy on the SOPA issuePosted on January 18Likeedit this postI published my Wednesday issue of the web comic and blacked out the last panel with a message on the SOPA/PIPA predicament promoting awareness but the comic will be back to normal by Thursday and the 6th panel will be readable again. You can view the full web comic unblocked tomorrow at http://alien-designing.com/comics/ but for today do what you can to stop SOPA/PIPA • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #13: Live feed up!Posted on January 14Likeedit this postThe web cam will be up for the day here: http://alien-designing.com/webcam.html • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #12: Some of the writing and design processPosted on January 13Likeedit this postI have been scribbling away in my ledger getting together some of the comic books dialogue and layout together, these are just some very rough sketches and wording I am in the middle of for the story, progress is constantly being made. Tomorrow I should have the live cam up while I am doing the web comic and a little other work. Thanks for following! • • 1. Get updates by RSSUpdate #11: writingPosted on January 11Likeedit this postGoing to spend a little more time later today writing pages of dialogue for the comic book, check out the website my Wednesday issue has been posted. http://alien-designing.com/comics/ • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #10: New video intro!Posted on January 8Likeedit this postI managed to cobble together something a little better than that insane half awake flick of me attempting to explain my project on camera enjoy! • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #9: Live Feed is running for the day while I do my comicPosted on January 7Likeedit this postthe site webcam is up! so you get to see the live feed of me again working on the regular webcomic:http://alien-designing.com/webcam.html • 1.
David Higgins on January 7 (Report spam) 2. well that's all for tonight's live broadcast from my work space hope you enjoyed the view and consider visiting the comic page tomorrow to check it out!
Leave a commentUpdate #8: Minor health setbackPosted on January 6Likeedit this postHad to visit the ER this week to treat stomach problems possibly a gall stone, but I am on the mend. I should be working tomorrow on cam doing my regular web comic update and writing a few more pages for the comic book project if you care to tune in. I'll update again when the cam is switched on to show you where to go. • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #7: Slight setbackPosted on January 4Likeedit this postDidn't get the chance last night to write anything for the comic book...I found out two things at the ER last night, I have small Gall stones and I am apparently allergic to morphine--#&@* me running! • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #6: Hectic For backers only, Posted on January 3Likeedit this postBout to drop dead from exhaustion, been running at 2000 mph all week setting up accounts, tweaking website formats, writing pages for my paperback comic, promoting the website through 6 different online social sites placing advertisements, and trying to earn some cash for smokes through my online thingys, while I wait for heat sink cement to come in the mail for my laptop #&@*! I need sleep and I still have tomorrow to do the Wednesday issue of GFE. Anyone remember when I used to enjoy being an artist? • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #5: I uploaded a vid...Posted on January 1Likeedit this post...of course I am not the greatest cameraman as the video will prove--nor am I the greatest orator on a Sunday afternoon, but it is a chance to see behind the scenes of my operation who you are contributing to because given the opportunities I am still one hell of a writer and artist--really bad at camera lighting and speaking in a pinch of course. • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #4: An example of the $5 incentivePosted on January 1Likeedit this postThis is some of my cartoon work turned into an iron on patch I created for my kitchen apron the incentive for the 5 dollar level won't be this one specifically, but I will create a special one out of appreciation that you can adorn whatever single piece of clothing you wish. These patches remain colorfast--the ink will not easilly fade from repeated washings.Thank you for your support! • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #3: Happy New Year!Posted on December 31Likeedit this postThat will be it for the live feed until next time kiddies stay tuned for updates and links tomorrow! • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #2: Live work today!Posted on December 31Likeedit this postIt's New Years Eve, but yes I am working on Sundays comic so I decided to turn on the web cam feel free to chat me up on a few including Facebook Twitter and Google+ while you watch I'll have posts in all places open in Firefox tabs and switch between them as I work.Here's the list:Live feed to watch:http://alien-designing.com/webcam.html[/url]Facebook business page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Higgins-Alien-Design/315923051751Facebook personal page: http://www.facebook.com/ttownbeastGoogle+ business page: http://plus.google.com/111173217489311812205Google+personal page:http://plus.google.com/101982028605731355655Twitter:http://twitter.com/davidhlhigginsKickstarter Blog:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhlhiggins/greetings-from-earth-the-arrival/posts • 1. Leave a commentUpdate #1: FAQ'sPosted on December 29Likeedit this postI have set up some of my FAQ's today including informing everyone of several ways besides this project blog where you can catch me in my work space online from a live video feed (no audio sorry) and where to find the announcements linking to it when the camera gets switched on. I hope everyone enjoys the shows when I put them on. • 1. Leave a comment