Sunday, December 28, 2008

We think the image will speak for itself. Wishing you all a very safe and pleasurable New Year!


Monday, December 22, 2008

The Boys of St. Precocious Academy wish you all a happy and safe holiday!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We apologize for the delay in updating the blog and site, and these are tasks usually performed by KJ (moi), who has just returned from five weeks in hospital. There will be an update about that posted to our MySpace page as soon as KJ (moi) writes it. In a couple of days, we hope.

We have received several inquiries regarding the development of our first issue, and we can say that the comic is moving along. Because we are using a more complex and detailed means of articulating our message and visual ideas, a 30-page item takes a bit longer, and we feel that the quality will be well worth the effort. It should also be noted that most comics are drawn by one person, inked by another and then coloured by yet another. We do not have that process, as we prefer to do our own styling and colouring, which we feel is the best approach. It would appear, from the fan mail, that this is a good thing, and since we are compelled to create that which we see in our minds and hearts, we must do as we think best. Oui? Oui. Oh, and there is that pesky little nuisance called 'life,' which impacts our work efforts on a daily basis. Whatever happened to that time-honoured thing called 'patrons of the arts?'

Speaking of the arts, we have attached a vid for your enjoyment. Some think that opera in anything but Italian or German is like swimming in treacle. We beg to differ. This is an excerpt from Kenneth Branaugh's 'Zauberflöte' (The Magic Flute). Beautifully done, and the harmony is exquisite!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sometimes, it is not about us...

This blog is about a young man from Oz, who is truly magical. Watch these vids and decide for yourself if this is a wonderful voice. The second video references the song written in tribute to the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , which happens to be KJ's favorite USA charity. Enjoy.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July and summer attire...

We updated our Cafepress page, and we added new items, including a new St. Precocious Academy Alumni Cap, in either tan or white. It was the suggestion of a friend that we add hats, and we decided that it is far more likely that alumni would wear one, than a current enrollee. The latter are far too active to keep any headgear on for long.

We also deleted some items that were of little interest to most folks, including us, and we added some shirts for the more 'robustly figured' female admirers of our work. We have also changed the pricing on several items. Have a look, if you like, and don't forget to stop by our MySpace page, for updates, as well.

It's summer, so have fun!


PS - A little treat. This is Fredrick Strand Halland, an amazing blues-stringer:

Saturday, June 28, 2008


We went to So. Germany for a bit, to see a friend, and it was a trifle warm, although it has cooled some. DDM is busy drawing and KJ is busy buggering up the pages and backgrounds, and more images. Somehow, this will all come together. KJ is studying the guitar, again, in a new style - slide blues, and Fritz, the studio cat, has registered his protests by reciprocating with abundant caterwauling in accompaniment. It's difficult for DDM to sort out the 'riffs' worked by KJ and the arias produced by Fritz. KJ or the cat will hopefully improve with time. New images are up on the site, and we do plan to post a couple more, during the month. We are being a bit stingy due to the fact that the images we have created are for the comic, and we would like some of it to be a surprise, oui? Have a great summer holiday, and be safe out there!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer is almost upon us...

T'is true, we are told, although a few hours after we fashioned this thought in my minds, it cooled down about five degrees Celsius, which is substantial, for those of you living a Farenheit existence. So much for May warmth. Visited friends around the countryside, and now KJ is preparing to have his legs fixed, this summer, as well as having his car serviced. Which will operate more efficiently after their respective adjustments is up to the universe, but we hold our thoughts in a positive mold for both.

New images will be coming next week, and we hope you all will still continue to enjoy our amateur efforts to please. We are catching up on the emails and notes, so do not despair, for none will be missed, we promise.

Wishing all a great summer!


Monday, April 14, 2008

April showers...or snow, depending.

We can't say much for the weather lately, and we do wish the gods would make up their minds. Is it or is it not Spring? Hmmmm?

Nothing new to report from the studio, and KJ is talking to new printers. He hopes to have some decision for his first book made by next week. Then, he can get back to the other books. He does realize that once the process is set up, it will be much easier to publish from this point forward.

We would like to take this opportunity to re-address requests for us to take on commissions. Although it is very flattering, we do not take requests for commissions, nor are we looking for new characters for our storyline. If we include all of the characters we have thought up, it will take about one hundred issues to introduce them all to our readers. Fertile imaginations, and all that, you see.

We do enjoy the many emails and notes we receive, and the support of our friends, so feel free to drop us a line anytime, and we will do our best to keep up with the correspondence.

Enjoy the Spring weather, and go swimming - or skiing, depending on the mood swings of the weather gods.



Sunday, March 09, 2008

March without the madness...

March, already? What happened to February? Maybe the cats threw it out. They seemed a bit p/o'd that there would be an extra day for them to lay about. Studio work is difficult, for felines. Thankfully, it is a breeze for us upright-walkers.

Work progresses on the comic, and new images are being organized into a pattern of readable material. Well, we hope it is readable, when all is said and done. It is a mixed format design, and we think it will work. The cats have yet to submit their opinion.

We motored to Southern Germany for a gathering of friends, and had a good meal and good conversation. After experiencing so many wonderful events, it is not surprising to us that it is the simple activity of sharing a meal with friends that is the most satisfying.

To our new friends we say dinner is about ready, so go wash your hands, and we'll see you at the table.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

The rejuvenation of a new year...

It seems the new year has started us off with a flu epidemic. We don't feel singled out, since we have learned that most of our friends are also working their way through this malaise. Better to get it over with early, they say, and we agree. The cats have only sneezed a few times, so we think they will not likely succumb. Lucky beasts.

KJ is trying to meet with new printers, and DDM is working through another injury, which has kept him off the drawing board. It has been a year plagued with physical maladies, and we hope 2008 will be a vast improvement, for everyone.

If you are old enough to vote, in the USA, then by all means do so. This is an important time for the entire planet, and whom you select will determine the outcome for us all. Choose carefully, and let not empty pledges secure your vote.

Best wishes,