Thank goodness for forethought! Rather unfortunately, the machine I used to do the art for Elf Blood and all my other comics packed it in on Wednesday night – I strongly suspect that the curse of the original Sandy Bridge Cougar Point motherboards finally kicked in. Gambled and lost, I suppose!

Fortunately for everyone concerned, my laptop has gamely taken over artwork responsibilities (though I had to go out and buy a USB hub to make it workable). With this change, I actually got some benefits – Windows 8 is better than Windows 7 at accurately processing my tablet’s input for Lazy Nezumi, and I get even more accurate lines now! Plus, I’m now using Photoshop CC, which is a step above my five-year-old Photoshop package I was previously using. read more