On Wednesday I went to the doctor and ended up in the ER. My lower leg had turned pink and the foot had swollen up. On the way to the doctors it started swelling up the leg, not quite reaching my knee. (Those of you who follow the blog will remember the nearly identical incident in January that resulted in my first round of medical bills.) I the office I had to wait around for a long while, in a hot room, and eventually ended up passing out. From there I traveled by ambulance, for the first time in my life, to the ER. Once there I was eventually admitted and put on antibiotics again. The doctor I got was a very good old country doctor, like you see in movies. He is very thorough, so I’ve been tested for pretty much everything in the world. There’s a chance I won’t get out until Monday. Worst case scenario, I will post black and white pages until I can get to a point where I can sit up and work properly. I can ink okay from most angles, but coloring requires me to be sitting up, or have a third hand. I can only sit for a limited period of time. That said, I will probably still try.
A couple of people suggested I do a go fund me to help with the bill. I may do that when I find out the full damage. Those of you who signed up for Patreon to help out, thank you very much. If you’d like to help out in that way the link is, as ever, Nina in the sidebar. I think people wanted the visual aid of a progress chart, so they wanted me to do the other thing so they could see how it was going. Unfortunately I’m not in a mental state that will allow me to set anything new up, since I haven’t slept for more than a few minutes in a couple of days. And honestly, if you want to do Patreon for a dollar you at least can get drawings from me. Either way, if you eventually chose to help out you have my sincere gratitude. Those of you who have already, give me a little more time for the drawing so I can rest just a little, if you don’t mind. I will get to you as fast as I can.
I went ahead and put out the call for guest pages, just in case I absolutely can’t get back up to speed right away. I was in bed for quite a while after I got out of the hospital last time. Anyway, I feel like if I can get some sleep I can catch back up before Monday, even if I have to do the coloring in shifts after I finish the inks. That said, forgive me if things look a little off here and there. I’m having some trouble keeping my hand as steady as I usually do, which is not super steady to begin with.
I’m in very little danger of death, so you don’t need to lose sleep over me.
As far as the page goes… Well, you can imagine what sorts of things these two get up to in their randy moments… Hopefully uour minds can fill in the blanks in fun ways. XD
Hope you get better you magnificent bastard. Greeting from the Island of Puerto Rico!
*turns beat red* Jackie is writing my life, but coming up with better dialogue Q_Q
I hope they find out what’s wrong soon! I had to send a friend of mine to the ER quite a few times before they figured out what was wrong with him.
Dang. Carol has some Ring of Fire.
What does that even mean?
I’m only guessing. But it might have something to do with Thomas’ dialogue in the last panel reading as if he has a burnt tongue
Ring of Fire is a zone around the Pacific Ocean where volcanoes & earthquakes are active. An area as feisty as Carol.
I get it now. I’m not quite as sharp as I usually am right now. XD
If Thomas’s junk is one “ballcano”, a “Ring of Fire” should be a lot of dudes standing in a circle. Which would take this comic in a whole other, NSFW, direction.
Or, it could mean that Carol had “suicide wings” the night before…. XD
Carol has become the dick whisperer.
I like their matching panties.
So I had to take a couple of minutes to read this comic because the moment Carol called his man-junk ‘Ballcano’ I completely lost my shit and broke out in laughter. I was in almost in tears laughing so hard.
Well played Crave, well played.
Have you changed the way you draw Carol? I can’t help but notice in the first and last panels she looks… hotter? Like the way you draw her face makes her character look more attractive.
It’s mostly from not ever setting how I draw anything in stone, and not having time to fix every error. Also where I happen to be mentally or physically play a part. If I’m really tired I get loose and go off model a lot.
I apologise if it has been covered, but have you asked or been checked if you have gout? (Aka Uric Arthritis) I had a mystery illness which had all parts of me swelling up painfully, as well as making sitting uncomfortable, so it well be worth checking for.
It’s not. It’s cellulitis. Why exactly it only affects my left foot is the real mystery.
Sounds like you have a defective leg. Have you considered robotics? Why settle for a pudgy, fleshy, weak leg when you can have the strength of 10 legs?
…on only one side. :>
I’ll call it Ol’ Kickey…
That would be great if You ever lose the key to Your house…
Or just want to open a closed door suddenly.
I realize you’re in pain and imprisoned in the hospital, but could we please have subtitles for Panel 4? Not all of your readership speaks Tunglish.
No worries, I’m fluent.
Translation: “By that standard my tongue should have a nickname too…”
“Standard”. That was the word I couldn’t get. Thank you.
i had to say it out loud myself before i got it. sounded really stupid sitting in my cube at work saying “thandawd”
I’m really glad I’m not at w0rk right now, ’cause I’m laughing my @$$ off!
Jackie, I know you aren’t completely comfortable with the idea of drawing erotica comics, but I swear you could easily pay those medical bills off if you did a for pay chapter of these two getting busy. I’d increase my Patreon donation to see that.
Anyway, hope you feel better soon!
If you should make the artistic decision to have Carol dressed exactly as she is in this comic for the remainder of the comic’s run, I would support that. Just sayin’
oh god I hope you feel better soon! That sounds downright awful. (You do not need to be on your deathbed to have some concern from me! Christ that sounds really bad. Please feel free to take a break from the comic for a little while so you can have a less stressful recovery! Yikes.)
Given how consistent he likes to be, I suspect not having updates will cause more stress than not.
Well, you have managed to join a very small, select group, who have managed to make me completely lose it over a webcomic. that “Ballcano bit was genius, and the last panel was perfect, I love the interplay between these two. This was hysterically funny, and very cute. Congratulations, you are a master.
On another subject, I really hope you manage to get your medical issues under control. I concur with the others, set up a fund to help with the medical costs.
If his junk is Ballcano, I am guessing the other nickname would be Tonguenado? :D
It might be now.
Ball-cay-no. Hoo boy! Heh, heh! I’ll never see Hawaiian volcanoes in the same way, now!
I feel a Dave Willis-esque Slipshine strip is in the future. Haha.