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  • Listening to: The Doctor Demento Show
Yes it's been forever since I logged in here! My break from comics has lasted longer than I'd intended it to. It's not forever, but it'll still be a little while.

I should at least put up a link to my other account. All notes should be directed to that account, since I so rarely check this one.

:iconcozmictwinkie: :iconcozmictwinkie: :iconcozmictwinkie:
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Mike O'Meara Show
  • Reading: American Splendor
I just got done recording my very first podcast interview.

Check out Gigcast this friday (Halloween!) and listen to me mumble answers to questions regarding my comics, college and crappy part-time job!

Search for them on iTunes or check them out at gigcast.nightgig.com/

I really did have a fun time during the interview, I just wish I could've been more forthcoming with my answers. :P

In other news: New stuff in my Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=…
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Mike O'Meara Show
  • Eating: Chocolate ice cream
This is my main account :iconcozmictwinkie:

Any notes you wanna send me are probably better off going to that account, since I only check this one once a week.

Thank you all. :3
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: The Mad Music Show
  • Reading: The Kid by Dan Savage
  • Watching: Scrubs
  • Eating: Reece's Klondike Bar...ohgodsogood.
For anyone not keeping up with Daisy is Dead, the site just underwent some major changes. Freshman 15 is now being posted to the Daisy site to suppliment the now once a week updates of Daisy. This also keeps me making new F15's, even though they're no longer being published in UCR's newspaper (unless Taryn tells me otherwise!) Good things all around. Both comics are now in color, and I'll be dragging Daisy up to the visual quality of F15 (gonna try to make BOTH of em look better, really.)

For anyone about to freak out, Freshman 15 will still be posted here! In fact, this is where it'll be archived. But the updates will go up one day early on Daisy is Dead.

So yeah, that's what's up at www.daisyisdead.net/
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Box Up All The Butterflies - TBLLT
  • Reading: Naked by David Sedaris
People are leaving comments about Daisy is Dead on my main page. This is a small pet peeve of mine to begin with (I prefer notes, e-mails, or posts on Daisy's message board, but hey, whatever) but I feel I should at least let everyone know something:

THIS ISN'T MY MAIN ACCOUNT.

My main account is :iconcozmictwinkie: I do check this one regularly, but I generally only log on and reply to comments about once a week, when I post new comics. I love all the compliments and feedback, but it'd be better for you guys, and for me, if you talked to me someplace I check all the time.

:iconcozmictwinkie: = :iconfreshman15:
I needed to get that massive journal off my front page.

Also, for those unaware of the dual accounts, if you leave a comment here :iconfreshman15: and get a response from :iconcozmictwinkie: , it's still me. It's not one of those people who decides to answer questions on behalf of the artist, regardless of actually knowing how the artist would respond.

Yeah. :iconfreshman15: = :iconcozmictwinkie:
Oh man...I can't believe I got tagged here. Might as well have some fun with it. =P

Tagged by: :iconjimmerjammer:
Rules:

1. MUST (!!) answer EVERY SINGLE question.
2. Be HONEST.
3. Pass onto 6 of your DA friends. ^^
4. Have fun and let us grow together as a community ^^

Name: Loretta Lopez (you're gonna hafta beat my middle name outta me)
Birthday: February 10, 1985
Birthplace: Albeton, CA
Current Location: Riverside, CA
Eye Color: brrrrown
Hair Color: also brrrrrown
Height: 5' even!
Right Handed or Left Handed: Lefty!
Your Heritage: Mexican and Jewish with a liiiiitle bit of Hawaiian
The Shoes You Wore Today: It is currently too early for shoes!
Your Weakness: Kel's butt
Your Fears: spiders, old milk
Your Perfect Pizza: Cheeeeeeeeeeeese!
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: Shut uuuuuuuup!
Bedtime: prolly...like 3 am
Pepsi or Coke: root beer
McDonalds or Burger King: totally Tuxie's!

Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: sweet tea!
Chocolate or Vanilla: vanilla chocolate swirl!
Cappuccino or Coffee: uhhhh...Red Bull?

Do you Smoke: No. Ew.
Do you Sing: Oh yes. Always.

Have you Been in Love: My whole life!
Do you want to go to College: Ah'm THERE baby!
Do you want to get Married: Yes please!
Do you believe in yourself: Somebody must or I wouldn't be here!
Do you get Motion Sickness: only just a lil bit...really...>.>
Are you a Health Freak: What? And risk ruining my perfect figure? Ha!
Do you like Thunderstorms: As long as I have a Kelley to hid behind.
Do you play an Instrument: Klezmer violin.

In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Ha! Like I'm not uninhibited enough already!
In the past month have you Smoked: No.
In the past month have you been on Drugs: No.
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Anime Cluuuuuuub!
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: Tch, it's all about the Lorna Doones, baby!
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: I went with Kelley and made him buy me tempura.
In the past month have you been on Stage: Try to keep me off it!
In the past month have you been dumped: Yeah, right.
Do you work (as in official work): College is my job!

In a girl/boy

Favourite Eye Colour: Green
Favourite Hair Colour: Blonde...the kind that turns green after being in a pool too long!
Short or Long Hair: medium
Height: uhhh...no real preference, since pretty much everyone's taller than me.
Best Clothing Style: Dork-style!

Number of Drugs I have taken: 0
Number of CDs I own: A plethora!
Number of Piercing: 4
Number of Tattoos: Well...an accident during a pen fight when I was seven left me with a permanent blue dot on my arm. Does that count?
Number of things in my Past I Regret: I'm sure there're a few, I just can't remember them right now.

Tagged: nobody!

Oh no, I'm not done yet, not by a longshot!


Name: Kelley Ezekiel Shannon (Oh yeah, my parents LOOOOVED me.)
Birthday: June 29, 1985
Birthplace: Albeton, CA
Current Location: Riverside, CA
Eye Color: green
Hair Color: blonde
Height: 6'1"
Right Handed or Left Handed: Right
Your Heritage: I think my family might've actually immigrated from caucasia...
The Shoes You Wore Today: yeah, it's too hot for shoes.
Your Weakness: Loretta's pouty face...and her...um...my girlfriend's hot, ok?
Your Fears: my father's sanity...
Your Perfect Pizza: I'm not really picky...but, Hawaiian with jalapenos if I can get it.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: what?
Bedtime: like...midnight? That sounds right.
Pepsi or Coke: Coke
McDonalds or Burger King: I gotta agree with Lor, Tuxie's rocks.

Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Sun tea
Chocolate or Vanilla: vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee: Starbucks never fails to surprise me. :)

Do you Smoke: Tried it once. Good grief, ew.
Do you Sing: Only in the shower...and with Lor.

Have you Been in Love: Heh...yeah. :)
Do you want to go to College: College owns me now.
Do you want to get Married: Sure thing.
Do you believe in yourself: It'd be easier if I didn't keep getting reminded of my nonexistance...
Do you get Motion Sickness: Nope.
Are you a Health Freak: I'm what Lor likes to call a "beanpole."
Do you like Thunderstorms: Watching them with Loretta is especially fun. :)
Do you play an Instrument: I recently had an accordion thrust upon me (thanks, Lor.) We'll be starting our klezmer band as soon as I can figure out how this thing works.

In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: I...don't.
In the past month have you Smoked: No.
In the past month have you been on Drugs: No.
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Yeah, Anime Club.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: What? No! I don't have to tell you anything!
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Oh yes. I'll convert you someday, Lor.
In the past month have you been on Stage: Yes, but not in the same sense as Lor.
In the past month have you been dumped: Nope.
Do you work (as in official work): They make me wear a tiny hat...

In a girl/boy

Favourite Eye Colour: Brown.
Favourite Hair Colour: Lor-colored.
Short or Long Hair: No real preference.
Height: So short I can loom over her menacingly. Muahahahahahahaha! Hi Lor. :)
Best Clothing Style: Cute.

Number of Drugs I have taken: 0
Number of CDs I own: three...mostly I mooch off Loretta.
Number of Piercing: 0
Number of Tattoos: 0
Number of things in my Past I Regret: Nghh...



Ho man! That was fun! ^_^
Duh, prolly oughta post this here too:

I'm the new graphics manager for the UCR Highlander, y'all! Woo!
I just got this message on my Facebook account:

"Hey, what's up? Where'd this week's comic go? My entire apartment has been waiting for the next one with bated breath, and lo and behold, no comic this week!
so sad...."

I didn't realize I had people on campus who actually miss my comic when it doesn't show up! Makes me feel all warm 'n fuzzy. ^^
Well a few things have changed since last year, so I figure it's time for an update here.

Got a new graphics editor. Cassie. She's awesome. Apart from being a much nicer and more organized person than Abe (and a southpaw! Pryeed!) she's also more honest, since apparently Abe was doing things like altering people's artwork before putting it in the paper (yuck!) She's also much more accepting of help when it comes to other people doing graphics for articles outside the comics page (I'll post those here...or maybe at my other account...I dunno...) And she's in my photography class, so I get to talk to her in person at least twice a week.

Cassie = good.

Also...uhm...well I guess that's it really. Hopefully I'll get to have lunch with Cruz and Kevin sometime soon, so we can discuss some fab story ideas.

Until next time!


Kevin: :iconthedefenderofthenigh:
Cruz: :iconignitetheworld:
Kelley: www.deviantart.com/deviation/4…
I guess I should update this...

So for those of you who didn't find this comic by following the link in my other gallery ( :iconcozmictwinkie: ), Freshman15 is the comic strip I write for my college newspaper, the UCR Highlander. I make $10 for every comic that gets printed, and not every comic gets printed. This happens for various reasons: Abraham occasionally loses my comic strips before (and often after) thay get printed. Or it may be that no one at the Highlander office gets the joke, and therefore it never sees the light of day. So you people are at an advantage because you will get to see every comic I produce, BEFORE I even turn it in to the Highlander.

Abraham is a name you'll learn to know well. Abe is the Highlander's graphics editor. I rant about him a lot: make references to keying his car, etc. He's actually not a bad guy. He actually chose me to recieve last year's Comic Strip award (or whatever it's called...I can't be bothered to dig out my certificate right now.) That was nice...I got to go to a banquet and everything. My only real complaint is that he has a habit of losing the original strips that I turn in to him, so that I'm forced to scan newsprint copies to post here. I'll be eliminating that problem starting next quarter by scanning the comics before I turn them in to Abe (in fact, I think I'll just make a copy and give that to him. These things just MIGHT be worth something someday.)

Costo Hall, which I may mention, is where the Highlander office is located. It is on Kevin's list of Things To Set On Fire.

Around winter quarter of 2004, Kevin and Cruz decided they wanted to be part of the glory that is Freshman15, and contributed not only their images and personalities, but a vast number of ideas as well (submitted in the form of "Lindsay! Draw me hitting Kevin in the [body part] with a [random blunt instrument]!" or "Lindsay! Draw me setting Cruz's [body part/item of clothing/expensive electronic object possibly pirated from Lindsay] on fire!" and soforth.) They have contributed greatly to F15's rather chaotic yet often immensely funny nature (keep in mind that when I say immensely funny, it usually applies only to Kevin, Cruz and myself.) So I feel I should give them credit:

Kevin is here: :iconthedefenderofthenigh:
Cruz is here: :iconignitetheworld:

The remaining character who appears regularly in the comic strip is a young man by the name of Kelley Shannon, who can be found here: www.deviantart.com/deviation/4…
Yes it's finally here. With the arrival of a working scanner to the Smith household, I am finally able to bring you quality F15 comic goodness (note: quality not guaranteed.)

Now, due to Abraham's carelessness in the comic storage department, I do not have all the original comic pages, so some of these are scanned newsprints (*twitch*). I have done my best (and all my patience will allow) fixing them in Photoshop. Next quarter I'll just be scanning them BEFORE I submit them, so as to be sure of having a clear copy before turning the original over to the whims of the Highlander graphics editor.

Let's see...what else did I want to say here...

I'll think of it later.

My main gallery: :iconcozmictwinkie:
Kevin: :iconthedefenderofthenigh:
Cruz: :iconignitetheworld:
Kelley: www.deviantart.com/deviation/4…

I'll submit more when I have complete access to this computer.