Philo LIVES!

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I’ve restarted Philo on Saturday nights, 9pm EST/6pm PST. You can find it both on

Twitch or YouTube.

I added a few more commissions to the Archive under illustration, but you can see them below here.

The archive has been updating every day with something new/old. Mostly old, but new to the internet. Or things I made for my Patreon members that I’m making free now (Support me on Patreon if you want). Either way, if you check it out, you’ll see. More to come. It’s going to be a busy year.

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State of the Panel 2024

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Hello! I meant to get this update out on Monday, but I was sick as a dog with a fever and bed rest. Here I am now. Last year I finished the first issue of Captain T. I’ll be getting back to drawing that next week, streaming it out to various platforms as I do, just like I did with the first issue.

I also plan on bringing back Philo. I still have a pile of old episodes I’ll get up on Youtube in time, but that will come. New episodes will also be coming. I bought a Restream account for it and everything. Below is not a picture from Philo, just a cute octopus I drew recently.

I have to finish Shawn Ray’s book this year, Rosie the Salamander. I promised him I’d draw it for him 2 years ago. Sketches from that below.

I’m no longer doing the Urfspace Podcast because one of the other hosts wanted to turn it into the Joe Rogan Experience and I believe in science. I’m still cool with Chuck, but the other host lost credibility with me.

Headed back to the gym. Trying to cut out more time for art this year. Have to finish Captain T and Rosie. Let’s do this! Happy New Year.

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MORE Captain T and Prompts

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I LIVE! I’ve been posting timelapses and Philos over at my Patreon, which will come here eventually, but they get it first because they’re, you know, paying me. Twitch has been very active in the last few months. I’ve been doing the Urfspace Podcast every week with Chuck Whelon and Chris Porro, now Thursday nights 6:30pm PST. Check it out on my twitch or their website. Captain T is plugging along! I haven’t missed an update (yet). The comic is available for free over at Keenspot. Links below. It’s also October once more, which means Inktober. I’m going to be posting those to my socials long before they end of here. We have lots of prompts posting already.

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Captain T and Prompts

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It has been a while since I’ve updated. Ciaran has been diligent behind the scenes getting things working so I CAN update the site again. His work has allowed my frankensteined system to work with the new WordPress 6.3 update, which it is doing so now.

Captain T

Captain T pages have been worked on and are being posted to Keenspot. The website code there is a little funky as well, but I’m proud of the pages so please focus on them. If anyone knows pearl as well as web code like HTML, CSS, and PHP, I’m looking for help. Below are some snippets from panels.


Between 2020 and 2022 I would periodically do daily drawing prompts. I’m finally uploading them up to the site, where they’ll be updating in the archives section of this website. I’ve posted a few of them here before in the blog, but now I’m putting them all up in all of their glory. I still need to figure out where I’m going to put Red Dahlia as that’s nowhere online and I have 2 chapters (ironically the beginning and the end respectively). Probably in the same archive.


I’ve been updating my Patreon more as well as opened up the Discord server to patrons. I’m going to start using that server for Philo episodes when I get a chance. You can sign up here and get stuff.


I have a youtube channel now. I mean, I have a few others I haven’t maintained, but now I have one dedicated to the artglych handle on the internet that has episodes on Captain T progress. Here is the latest one which is a timelapse of page 17.


I’ve also been very active in twitch. The plan is to have a “currently live,” link on this site, but dreams are dreams. Right now, what’s functional is me telling you to check it out periodically as I update there several times a week. Here’s the Twitch link.

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Upgrade update

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There are ongoing legacy issues on this portion of the site, that will take some more time to fix. I am continuing to work on it, but will focus on getting CaptainT and the other comic areas up and running first. ~ Ciaran.

Update on the site update

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Still working on the site update. Much progress behind the scenes – mostly to do with multisite stuff. I’ll work to get some of the changes live this week. ~ Ciaran


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Hi, This is Ciaran. I’m helping Amber get the site modernized. The work is starting today, Friday, February 3 2023, and should be done during the day on Sunday, February 5. UPDATE: Looks like I need a couple more days to get the new WordPress blocks set up. Should be done on Wednesday.

For those interested, this is going to be an update to the latest Big N of WordPress, which starts with throwing away literally all the concepts around which this site was original built. And that includes so much custom code … oh my gosh so much tweaking of PHP to get things in place, and then keep them working as things around us changed.

For anyone curious about ComicEasel on WordPress 6 please let me set your mind at ease. In the words of The Mighty, it is super easy. Barely an inconvenience. I’ll keep notes on how we set up, configure, and integrate with ComicEasel, and will share those with Amber’s permission when the site is up and purring.

On a personal note, just creating this post using the old WordPress format makes me wonder how we ever survived. This is horrifically painful.

Here’s the log for anyone playing along at home:

  1. Can has full backup?
    1. I use the mighty and powerful FETCH for FTP. It’s been my constant companion and bestest buddy since 1989. I remember meeting the team at MacWorld ’93 after the show was over and trading them a whole box of tradeshow fu-fus for a personal Fetch of my own. You can’t buy loyalty like that – it has to be bartered for in the dark of the night after substantial drinking.
    2. Backups successful.
    3. Exports successful.
    4. WordPress 5.8.6 -> WordPress 6.1.1 … working.

HA HA HA oh my god that was painful. Like, HOURS of painful. I got to learn so much about core_updater.lock and all its marvelous friends and relatives. Woof. Ok, that is going to be a story to tell in the white paper that comes out of this update process.

THEORY: I believe that we had so much custom code in the guts of WordPress that the update just gave up. That the start of this post above can’t be converted and had to be wrappered to preserve it might just be the tip of the iceberg.

Now on to the next steps:

Post WordPress 6.1.1 Upgrade steps:

  1. Move to WordPress 6.1.1 savvy theme.

HA HA HA this is going to take some extra typing.

Please note: None of this has anything to do with ComicEasel. This is all just the normal noise of going from hand-cut WordPress 4 & 5 hacks to a WordPress 6 site with blocks.

I will be back on Monday to do more work on getting this all fixed and working.

The State of the Panel 2023

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Hello, Fellow Human!

In this brave new world of AI-generated images and Chat GPI, I think it’s important to remind people I, too, am a people. So with that being said, where are we?


WordPress has changed behind the scenes from version 4 the site is currently built upon versions 5 and even 6. The site needs to update with the times, so we’re going to see a lot of under-construction stuff over the next month or so as we switch everything to the new block format WordPress is using for their page designs. I have an extensive plugin system for my comic archives called Comicpress which also needs to update to the new system. Frumph, the original designer, is working with my web guru Ciaran to rectify the issues.


Holy shit, we’re finished with page 5 of Captain T as of this writing. It will be published on Keenspot first before eventually making it over to the site here. They’re printing the comic. I’ve been streaming the art creation on my twitch channel at I try to stream several times a week. As of this writing, I have 72 followers but am not an Affiliate yet. I guess I need to chat more. Most other comic projects are on hold right now until I can get the site worked out. I do plan on bringing Red Dahlia to the site in its own section as well as separating the archives into a better format than they are currently (if I have to change everything, I might as well change everything).

Other Projects

I have some commissions to finish as well as a kid’s book written by Shawn Ray called Rosie the Salamander. I might make some more coloring books this year if I have time. It might be a passive income for me as an artist. I’ve also been updating my Patreon more and more. Chuck Whelon also invited me on as a co-host for his weekly Planet Urf Podcast which re-streams to my twitch channel if you ever want to check it out.

Updates Since January

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The Usual

Howdy! It’s been half a year since I’ve posted. I have been mostly Mom since January. Annebelle will be 2 in November, so she’s right at that fighty, bitey, tantrum stage. I hold her, and wait them out. She’s been fighting her naps in the afternoon. This has preventing me from getting a lot of artwork done, though I did continue doing prompts for a while. I stopped because I broke my wrist and couldn’t draw for something like two months. Below are some select prompts. I broke my wrist as a paid Ice Sculptor, by the way. Read that over all the times you need.

So why the update?

Well… I’m plunging into Captain T in August 2022. I have the comic sold, I have a publisher, I have to do it. SO! We’re going to make a development blog while I make it. I’ll have some updates here but a lot of them over on my Patreon ( Aside from sketches, scripts, and designs, I have nothing done for it, so we’re starting at the beginning.

In the background, my friend Ciaran and I have been working on’s WordPress theme. WordPress updated to this “block” system that takes some getting used to. We’re building a whole new site for the new format so we don’t have as many glitchy issues. I would prefer Glychy issues! 


Below are select prompts for February and March of 2022. I started doing them in color for a bit because I got some new texture packs from When I broke my wrist I had to stop doing them for a while.

State of the Panel

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update to the main site. This month, I released an adult coloring book called Art Nouveau Nudes: Adult Coloring Book available from (linked below).

I’ve also been busy with doing daily prompts for my Patreon page. Below are a few examples from this month. I’ll be adding a link to the Patreon page here on the main site shortly. For right now though, you can use this one here.



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