So for whatever reason at this point I really didn’t feel like doing comics, and this was the stuff that came out. Some of it was actually really freeing and energetic, but it was still weird. Naturally Shadow and Midnight played a major role.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 18: More Randomness
And we continue the Kurumi thing with her, Sylvia, and Jezebel taking a trip to the mall to hang out.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 17: Kurumi Days Continued
Yep. Time for some more Tales of Retail. Later it would be more like “Tales of Tech Support,” which is somewhat better. Partway through this chapter (1) Kingsley started coloring the comics and (2) I started inking them, both of which made them look a lot better.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 16: More Tales of Retail
As I said Jenny/Sunny has mellowed out a bit over the years (and also become a geologist and gotten married, to another geologist from New Zealand), but it still one of the most amazingly upbeat and positive people I’ve ever known.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 15: Kurumi Days
Another chapter of random stuff, starting with an explicit tribute to Azumanga Daioh.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 14: More Randomness
This chapter was a flirtation in doing the comic five days a week, which I quickly stopped. It had a much more continuous story than usual, and it was generally meant to capture the feel of a balmy summer evening near the end of a year of high school
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 13: Movie Night
This was kind of a weird side story thing about two insane catgirls loosely based on the two black cats (of the same names) a friend had, with a bit of Josh Lesnick/CuteWendy influence too. It was kind of a weird, fourth-wall-breaking thing, and a lot of fun to do. I’d been planning to eventually reveal that they were Arlene’s nieces, but never got around to it.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 12: Shadow and Midnight
Jon/Calico always seemed to live a very dramatic life, usually stuff that I only heard about later. This was sort of what I imagined it would be like.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 8: Popular
We were pretty ridiculously obsessed with Halo at the time, and we played the hell out of the multiplayer and coop. Hence, a chapter about catgirls playing it.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 7: Gaming
This was based on something that happened in real life; a stray cat gave birth to a litter of kittens in our basement. We gave the kittens away to various people, my sister Rachel kept one that she named Bart (and she still has him), and my sister Debbie insisted we keep the mother cat, Arlene.
Continue reading Old Neko Machi Chapter 6: Kittens