Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I just beat Final Fantasy XII

I started playing a day less than three months ago, on October 31. My final time was 92 hours, and my characters were at level 69/70. I completed the license boards for Balthier, Fran, and Ashe. I killed every Mark except for Ixion, Shadowseer, Fafnir, Behemoth King, and Yiazmat. I did not get the Zodiac Spear.

This makes the seventh Final Fantasy game I've beaten, along with I, II, IV, VII, IX, and X.

Flight of the Living Dead in print

I've decided for the New York Comic-Con I'm going to have a preview issue of Flight of the Living Dead printed up, so I can hand them out to publishers and other creators.

I'll also have them available to anyone who wants one, for around 2 bucks or so. Within the next couple weeks I'll have info for anyone who wants to buy a copy.

I'm having them professionally printed, so they'll be good quality, but it's going to be a pretty low print-run (I'm thinking 50-100 copies), and it'll have the first sixteen pages of the comic. I'm also thinking I'll do a second issue with the next sixteen pages for the San Diego con in July.

I'll also... probably... do a new cover for it. I shall keep you abreast of any new developments.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

FoLD cover

Well, I was already considering redoing the cover of Flight of the Living Dead for when it gets published, since a lot of people told me it's not as good as the interior artwork. Now I'm certain that I will:

The Sundays link

I forgot that the Sundays link over there --> doesn't work just yet. It's going to be a preview of the first few pages of the first issue, but I haven't put the preview together yet. If you want to read them anyway, go to http://www.intelligentbrian.com/sundays.htm.

Finished the new layout

Everything should be switched over and working now. If something is broken, please let me know.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Restaurant group offended by commercial.

A restaurant trade group says it is insulted by a Super Bowl ad that stars Kevin Federline as a fast-food worker.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.'s spot shows K-Fed, Britney Spears' ex, performing in a flashy music video. It turns out he's daydreaming while cooking fries at a fast-food joint.

The ad amounts to a "strong and direct insult to the 12.8 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry," National Restaurant Association President and Chief Executive Steven Anderson wrote in a letter to Nationwide. The ad "would give the impression that working in a restaurant is demeaning and unpleasant."


Flight of the Living Dead

Page eleven.

Page twelve goes up in about thirty-six hours.

FoLD: Two pages this week

Page 11 is going up tomorrow (Sunday) and page 12 is going up on Monday.

I promise.

FoLD Merchandise?

The idea was brought up to me a few days ago of making Flight of the Living Dead t-shirts. I'm just wondering if it's worth my time to put something like that together. If you'd be interested in buying one, you can reply to this message by clicking on "comments" underneath this (if you're a Blogger member) or just email me at ewen.scott@gmail.com. Or email me ideas of things you might like instead of t-shirts, and if I get enough replies, I'll see what I can do.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More of me in Old Bones

Two more pages of my cameo appearance in OLD BONES, art by Killer Rian Miller. On page 11 I appear to be checking out Joanie's ass. Click to enlarge.


I'm almost done with this page, but one reason I've been dragging my feet on this is because it kind of sucks. I'd rather put up a page late than have one I'm not happy with, so I've completely re-written the page and the next few pages, and I'm going to redo this. Hopefully I can get it done soon, but it might be another couple of days.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I'm confused

The pageviews on my website shot up over the weekend. Sunday I had more hits in one day than I get most weeks. And I didn't put up anything new. What is going on here?

In other news, the new Shins album is pretty good. I like "Oh Inverted World" and "Chutes Too Narrow" more at this point, but it could just be because I'm more familiar with them. I'll decide how "Wincing the Night Away" stacks up with more listens.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Well, it looks like the new page will be going up tomorrow. I had to work today and didn't have time to finish it before the midnight deadline. I'm still working on it right now, but it won't be done in time to get on Serializer for tomorrow, and I need to get some food right now.

I've also spent much of the last couple hours in an Internet argument about PETA. Which sounds dumb, but it's how I spend my time.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Still working on the new page. It'll be a little late.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Web Sight

Okay, the main page is done, pretty much. I'll start moving the other pages over to the new layout soon, but right now I gotsta sleep.

Web Site Redesign

I'm going to start switching stuff over to the new layout. Things here might look screwy for the next couple hours.

More of me in Old Bones

Rian Miller has drawn me into "Old Bones" as a supporting character. Click to see the whole page. From Rian:
"It would appear that your job in the book, as well as in real life, is to make funny faces. You can also find Steve, Von Hook, Joanie, Yezek, and Joel on this page. "
Rian has also done this week's Intelligent Brian strips, and done a fine job at that. Go check 'em out.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Old Bones starring Scott Ewen

Here's the final inks for my cameo appearance in Old Bones #1, art by Killer Rian Miller. Also appearing are Steve McBride (far right) and one of my roommmates, Joanie. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead

Page ten is up.

New FoLD page going up tonight

This one, much like the last one, features a zombie, and a flight attendant. There may be blood as well. Expect it around midnight or so.

Working on a new layout for the site as well. Hopefully it's prettier and more user-friendly. Should be finished with it in a few days.

I'm totally radical.

My political leanings, at least, according to a quiz on the Internet, which as we all know are always right. I attribute the extreme-ness of the result to my picking "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree" for pretty much everything. I've got no time for shades of gray.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Here are places I visit every day, or at least once a week:

It's the Cat's Ass Forum (private board, no link)
Angry Naked Pat Forum
Flight Comics Forum
Digital Webbing Forum
Penny Arcade
Penn Fans
James Randi Educational Foundation
Warren Ellis
Homestar Runner Wiki
The Phoenix Project

In no particular order. I also tend to spend way more time than I should reading Wikipedia.


Still working on page ten. A couple weeks ago I started re-reading all the Harry Potter novels in order to get ready for book seven. The first two books are good, but I'm able to put them down and get on with my life when I need to. I started reading Prisoner of Askaban yesterday, though, and... man, I'd forgotten how great this one really is. I'm about halfway through it now, and even though I've read it already, I can't seem to put it down. I really need to, though, and get back upstairs to the studio.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Flight of the Living Dead has joined MySpace

You can be a friend of a webcomic.


Serializer is officially caught up

Serializer.net, which also is running FoLD, is now caught up with the comic here. For the past week, it's been one or two pages behind, but now they're all there.

Monday, January 08, 2007

FoLD pg. 9 reference

Click to make big.

I'm in a comic book

Rian Miller has drawn me into the comic book he's working on. Click for a larger version:

Flight of the Living Dead Hour Two

Hour two begins. Next page goes up next Monday.

Flight of the Living Dead

Page nine is about halfway done. Going up tonight.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Comic Book Recommendation of the Week

By Darwyn Cooke

I have to admit up front that I've never read a single issue of Will Eisner's original run of The Spirit. It's something I've always meant to get around to and just never did. But my love of Darwyn Cooke's art and detective stories meant picking up the new Spirit #1 an easy decision. I know this comic came out, like, a month ago, but I haven't been to the comic store in a while so it's new to me. It's a great set-up to the character and premise, and tells an entire story in one 22-page issue, something that's pretty rare nowadays.

Also picked up:
All-Star Superman #6: Fantastic. I've never been a fan of Superman, but Morrison and Quitely make me care about him, even while using characters from the forgettable "DC One Million" crossover from six or seven years ago to tell a touching personal story about Clark's last minutes with his adopted father.
American Virgin #9 & 10: I'm liking this comic even more the further it goes. Becky Cloonan only did a few pages of art for #10, though, which is kind of disappointing. Not that the fill-in artist didn't do a great job, but I love Cloonan's art.
Astonishing X-Men #19: Faaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic.
Ex Machina #25: Great, as always. This issue focuses on Bradbury, and I was surprised to realize that we never really knew that much about Bradbury's life before the events of Ex Machina #1.
Fables #56: Fuck, this comic is so goddamn good. A stand-alone Christmas story dealing with Santa Claus visiting Fabletown that manages to set up events to come in the war against the Adversary, while rewarding readers who picked up the recent 1001 Nights of Snowfall
hardcover with details that people who didn't read it won't necessarily get.
Nextwave #11: This issue blew me away with its string of double-page splashes. Love it. I understand Immonen won't be drawing it anymore after issue #12, which makes me very sad.
New Universal #2: Haven't read it yet, actually. I liked the first issue, although I don't really like Salvador Laroca's art. I do like that he obviously drew one of the characters to be Sawyer from Lost, though.
The Vault of Michael Allred #3 of 4: Self-explanatory for those who know me. I can't pass up anything with Mike Allred's name on it, unless of course it's about the Book of Mormon.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

True Loves 2

I saw this comic on Serializer.net and I like it a lot.


Re: Serializer again

The Serializer page looks the way I want it to now, and I think we've gotten the update situation sorted out. The pages are going up one per day, so by next week it should be caught up with this page. Page four went up today at Serializer, and page seven went up early this morning here.

As far as new pages go, page eight is going up tomorrow, and page nine is going up on Monday. From that point forward, it's one page per week, always on Monday. Page nine probably won't be done in inkwash, although I'm not sure yet which medium I want to do it in. I know eventually I want to do a chapter in color (probably chapter four), and I want to do a chapter with a dip pen, since I use a brush for almost everything, and a chapter using only my Wacom tablet. But I don't know yet what chapter two is going to look like.


Page seven is up.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Sundays

It occurs to me that I've been getting a lot more visitors to this site recently because of Flight of the Living Dead, so maybe I should post these pages again for those that may not have seen them. Flight of the Living Dead is a "spare-time" sort of project, something I'm doing when I'm not working on my main project, which is a comic book called "The Sundays." It's written by Kevin L. Sheath and I'm handling the penciling, inking, and lettering. We don't have a publisher yet, but I do have the first seven pages for you to read.


Okay, upon closer inspection, not all the comics at Serializer.net require a subscription. Flight of the Living Dead is free there, and will remain free here as well. Still trying to get the layout of the site to match the way it looks here, and for some reason only the first three pages are up there. Hopefully pages four through six will appear soon, but you can always read them here.


Page seven is going up tonight.

Regarding Serializer.net

While setting up my Serializer page, I just realized that this is a pay site. You can read new strips, but only subscribers can read the archives. I feel kind of bad about making people pay to read my silly zombie comic, so I think I'm going to keep the comic going on this site as well, for people to read for free. So... if you want to pay $3 a month to read Flight of the Living Dead, you certainly have that option. But you don't have to.

FoLD at Serializer.net

I've been invited to host Flight of the Living Dead at Serializer.net, an online anthology of webcomics. Right now it's basically a mirror site for the comic (meaning it's exactly the same as what you get right here), but eventually I may just make that the main page for FoLD. Here's the URL, although the layout's not exact yet and only the first two pages are up so far, although I've uploaded pages four through six and they should be up soon.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Page six is up.

This is awful

Why should skeptics go after psychics, and faith healers, and alternative medicine practitioners? What does it matter if what they do is real or not, as long as they are giving sick people hope, and making people happy, who are they hurting? Here's the answer:


"His children, Bryan, Justin, Olivia and Christian, have issued a lawsuit for wrongful death against Mrs Bishop because they claim she persuaded Perry to stop chemotherapy and rely instead on God's healing. "

That sentence makes me angrier than I can put into words.

Blurb about FoLD at Newsarama

I just saw a blurb about Flight of the Living Dead at blog.newsarama.com :

"Scott Ewen has launched a webcomic, Flight of the Living Dead. I really like the art, and you can probably guess from the title and cover image what it’s about. It’s set to update each Monday."

And also a blurb at poormojo.org :

"Beautifully drawn webcomic that seems like it'll be about a zombie outbreak on a plane."

P.S. Sixth page is going up tonight

Monday, January 01, 2007


Page five is up


About Flight of the Living Dead pages 5-8, I was hanging out with friends last night for New Year's, got a little drunk, and didn't finish the pages for the first update, then passed out until 4 o'clock this afternoon (oops). I am sitting at my desk right now though, finishing them up, and I will have them up soon. Page five will definitely be up tonight, six through eight soon after. Next week the comic will be back on track.

Website daily report for December

Here's a chart showing the number of hits I've been getting on this website every day over the past few weeks. On the right is the oldest date, and on the left is December 31, the day Flight of the Living Dead started. I average about 200-300 hits a day here, and yesterday there were over 3,000 hits.

Holy shit.