So, I've been pretty busy lately, but soon I will hopefully have time to get back to CTM. That said, after much thinking, I have decided to put aside the longer storyline in favor of a self-contained oneshot, which will probably be 30-40 pages. This will allow for a tighter story and more attention to each individual page. To give myself time to get ahead and better structure the story, I will not start releasing until January of 2011.
But don't worry! Nick and Sara have many exciting adventures ahead of them. While there may be some slight modifications, the oneshot will to pick up where the longer storyline left off, so you'll get to find out about what happens with Jenny!
September 27th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 9
Not much to say about this one XD of course, we all know how this is going to end. Also, vote incentive updated. Click here to vote.
September 20th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 8
Bit of a transition page. Next week is going to be absolutely crazy, so I didn't have time to prepare a new vote incentive. Still, if you like the page, feel free to vote for the comic here :-D
September 13th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 7
Props to anyone who recognizes the monster on Bebo-Bob's album. Also, just got a new deviantART account. In the future, I hope to put up more comic-related art :-) Vote incentive also updated. Click here to vote!
September 6th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 6
Changes are in the air! I'm going to be super busy in the upcoming months, so rather than put this on hiatus, I'm going to try to continue updating with lineart only. I don't think you'll end up missing the shading too much :-)
Also, vote incentive updated with a new character who will be entering soon. I'm still playing around with the design, but you can see what I have so far. Click here to vote!
August 30th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 5
The conclusion to Ms. K's fantasy :-P Also, vote incentive updated. Don't forget that you can vote every day, or multiple times per day if you register! Click here to vote!
August 23rd, 2010
Chapter 11 page 4
Ahh, this is probably one of my favorite pages in the chapter :-D Vote incentive also updated for this week. It's another oldie goldie. Click here to vote!
August 16th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 3
Begin the craziness... (It's a short interlude, I promise!)
The vote incentive is of the new character this week's page introduces. The more I think about them, the more their story intrigues me! I have a feeling that there is a dramatic saga lurking beneath the surface... How did Richard die? How did they meet each other? Alas, we may never know...
Anyways, I've always liked looking at old photos and seeing how people have changed. This week's vote incentive is of Richard and Clarisse many years ago. Click here to vote!
August 9th, 2010
Chapter 11 page 2
And Nick starts singing...apologies in advance for poor dog anatomy @_@ but you get the gist...
Again, we have another classic vote incentive this week! I promise I'll start making some new ones for the future. I'm actually in the middle of a big family reunion right now, which has been very fun but very hectic! Vote here to see the incentive :-)
August 2nd, 2010
Chapter 11 page 1
Round two between Nick and Ms. Kingston...
Vote incentive changed! It's an old one since I didn't have time last week, but maybe you haven't seen it before... Vote here to see it!
July 26th, 2010
Chapter 11 Cover
I enjoy drawing Nick's more serious face <3
Anyways, exciting news! It looks like I'll actually have some vacation time coming up, which hopefully will let me get ahead. I may cut back on coloring the pages to also increase my update rate. Fingers are crossed!
Also, don't forget to vote for this week's incentive. Also continuing the theme of "If Sara were a..." but with a different look. Vote here to see. Thanks as always for the support!
July 19th, 2010
Chapter 10 End (at last!)
And Sara still doesn't quite know what to think about Jenny's offer...
Vote incentive updated! Vote here to see Sara as a...witch :) Albeit a not-very-threatening witch.
July 12th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 24
Chapter finally reaching its end... Ughh, didn't notice how girlish Nick's hands were until I finished lol. You can tell that I used my own hands for reference ^^;
Vote incentive updated! This time, Sara is a...princess. You can support CTM by voting here.
July 5th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 23
Anyone notice the new page size? Hopefully the smaller text will be easier to read now :-) Also, vote to see Sara as a supervillain(ess)! You can vote here.
June 28th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 22
Update at last. Thank you all once again for your patience! The vote incentive has also been updated. You can support this comic by voting here.
June 26th, 2010
Back in business...
Long story short, life intruded rather unkindly, but I am finally pulling things together again. I'm sorry to all the readers who've been waiting for that June 7th update that never came. I finally finished the page, and it will go up on Monday. Updates will resume as usual. Thank you all for your patience in this.
May 31st, 2010
Chapter 10, page 21
Hmm...Tischia looks surprised... Also, you can’t see it, but if you’re curious, this are the lyrics Nick is singing: "You’re a temptation, you’re a seduction/You’re the cause behind lip-o-suction. If I were smart, I would stay away/But I can’t help it, I wanna have you all day!"
Vote incentive also updated with a chibi character we haven't seen in a while...but one who'll be coming back in the next chapter! Click here to vote and see it!
May 24th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 20
Finally updated! Nick starts singing, and the party starts kicking! Meanwhile, some mysterious people enter the bar... I also updated the vote incentive. Click here to vote. Thanks as always for all your support!
May 17th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 19
Nick's first gig since his sales tanked...not to mention his first gig in this series! Vote incentive is the same as last Thursday, but if you haven't yet seen it, be sure to check it out! Click here to vote.
May 13th, 2010
Special Thursday Update
Special Thursday update, as promised! This is my 'thank you' for being so patient with all of the pages. I also changed the vote incentive with a little something. Click here to vote.
May 10th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 17
Updates are now continuing! Once again, Sara to the rescue...only this time, she isn't using her fists. Must be a first. Hopefully not a last! Also, the "surprise" I mentioned before is an early update...coming out this Thursday! So check back Thursday. Things are going to get exciting!
We have a new vote incentive this week. It's a drawing of Uncle Mike playing with Sara as a girl, but he's not doing such a good job of engaging her interest...Click here to vote.
May 3rd, 2010
Still on break, but...
Finally got my computer back! With all of my old files (whew!), which means that I can now replace the April 16th page. Life is good!
Also, don't forget to vote for the comic! I switched up the vote incentive with another oldie-goldie. You can vote here. muchas gracias~
April 25th, 2010
Returning May 10th!
Long story short, I'm taking a short break. It's going to be crazy the next few weeks, and while making this decision wasn't easy, this will allow me to better focus on things one at a time. Plus, I still don't have a computer. But stay tuned, subscribe, and check back May 10th for the next update! Who knows...there may even be a little surprise :-)
April 19th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 16 (temp)
The end of last week was rather unfortunate. I had finished the page when my computer decided to crash, so then I took it to get fixed. Haven't gotten it back. The good news is that they managed to extract all the files on my computer, but they are now on a server so remote and inaccessible that I'm just going to have to wait. Then, I got a fever.
I attempted to create the page on a borrowed computer, but for some reason Photoshop decided to be unkind and make everything a little blurry while I was drawing. As a result, I'm none too happy with the lines, and I was feeling too bummed to color it in. BUT you have an update ^-^ As soon as I get my files back, I'll replace it with the original.
In the meantime, you can vote here. The incentive is an old one, but maybe you haven't seen it before...
April 11th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 15
Finally, the comic is out! I ended up skipping a week, but at least it's done... Also, there's a new vote incentive of a character that will be coming into the story soon. She's relatively insignificant, but also very fun to draw! You can see her when you vote here.
March 29th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 14
And off Nick goes! This week's vote incentive is a doodle of Nick with a case of bed-head. Click here to vote.
March 22nd, 2010
Chapter 10, page 13
And of course, it's Sara on the phone, calling to whisk Nick away yet again. Marty also returns! (You can see him in the back, taking charge.) He's probably one of my favorite characters to draw ^^
This week's vote incentive is of the boy that inspired last week's. I don't know where he came from, but it turned out better than I expected... Click here to vote.
March 15th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 12
Nick responds to Sam's snarky comment. If nothing else, Nick is a first-rate clown.
We have a new vote incentive, this time (surprise, surprise) of Sara. Click here to vote.I was browsing through old stuff and found a quick drawing I did of this boy's face shaded with a bright blue, and I thought, "How cool! Let me try this with Sara!" And so you have the vote incentive — Sara looking up at the sky. Maybe the boy will be next week's incentive, if you're curious to see the inspiration ;-)
Sorry I couldn't upload this sooner! In any case, Anne introduces Nick to her friends. Also, we have a new vote incentive this week. Click here to vote.
Updated the vote incentive. This time it's a greeting card I recently made. You can vote here. Meanwhile, I've been sketching out the next few pages, so hopefully I'll be able to get properly ahead this time!
February 22nd, 2010
Short break + new vote incentive
I will be taking a short break from now until March 8th, so check back then for updates! You can Mail Subscribe via the RSS link on the page to receive the next update in your Inbox. In the meantime, check out the new vote incentive here.
February 17th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 10
Is that the beginnings of a perspectival system I see? O.o
Also-thanks everyone for their patience! Sorry about the delay :-/ If you haven't voted yet this week, you can vote again here. There is a link button for TWC at the bottom of the page as well. Much thanks!
So I FINALLY updated the layout, and it took me the better part of the weekend. End result: what you see now, and no (complete) page... but don't worry, the page will be up either today or tomorrow ^-^
Also, I have a new vote incentive, this time unrelated to the comic, but still nice to look at. It's a digital painting I did for a friend, so you can see it when you vote here. Please vote! I really appreciate the support :-)
February 8th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 9
Trying new perspectives :-)
February 2nd, 2010
Chapter 10, page 8 + Vote Incentive updated
Thanks for your patience, page 8 is finally done! Jake tries to comfort Sara, in his own special way.
Also, I updated the vote incentive! This week Nick and Sara are squabbling over a question that came into my mind over the course of the last chapter... And of course, Nick doesn't know when to shut up xD
Click here to vote, or click the Top Web Comics button on the left.
January 25th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 7
Somehow I imagined that Sara's teacher would be one of those hapless old men who should have retired long ago... He was fun to draw :-)
January 18th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 6
Sara isn't as composed as she seems...
January 11th, 2010
Chapter 10, page 5
Is anyone besides Sara surprised? Oh well, I guess two-faced girls are everywhere.