16 October 2016: I apologize for the lack of news posts recently; when there aren't new pages to post, I don't really know what to say.
I have been in crunch mode for the last several months on other projects, and then last month I had an unrecoverable hard drive crash. I didn't lose any of my documents or art files, but I did lose all of my program data, including the 2D and 3D software and all the fonts that I use for the comic.
I have been able to reacquire the fonts I most need (thanks to Comicraft for their assistance), and I am still in the process of reinstalling my 3D software (which is older and requires new keys from the publisher), which I hope will resolved this week.
Thanks again for your patience.
4 April 2016: New page:
2 February 2016: New page: 111
31 December 2015: New page: 110
On a semi-related note: Stars in Shadow, the space combat game that I have been working on, is now up for Steam Greenlight consideration. If you're curious about the game and/or would like to see it available on Steam, I encourage you to check it out.
1 December 2015: New page:
30 November 2015: New page:
10 November 2015: A number of readers have suggested that I set up a Patreon page for Outsider, and I have finally done so. My hope is that it may allow me to create pages on a more regular schedule. If you have ideas for pledge rewards that you'd like to see, let me know via the forums, email, Facebook, or the Patreon page.
9 November 2015: New page: 107
31 October 2015: Happy Halloween.
27 October 2015: New page: 106
17 September 2015: New page: 105
29 April 2015: New page: 103
31 July 2014: "Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much! It just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive." - Miracle Max, The Princess Bride
22 August 2013: Just a note to let everyone know I'm still here, the comic isn't dead. I'm just going through a patch where it's hard to find free time. I'm still working on the 3D sets for the next pages, but hopefully it won't be long before I can resume posting pages.
20 May 2013: I finally got around to converting the Prologue pages to the new, larger format.
17 February 2013: New page: 102
14 June 2012: New page: 100
15 March 2012: New page: 99
5 March 2012: Page 99 still isn't finished yet, but in the meantime, feel free to kill time perusing the Registry of Blue Peoples.
14 February 2012: New page: 98
6 February 2012: No new page today, but instead accept this early Valentine.
30 January 2012: New page: 97
16 January 2012: New page: 95
11 January 2012: New page: 94
11 November 2011: New page: 93
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22 August 2011: New page: 92
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1 August 2011: New page: Chapter 2 Cover
25 July 2011: New page: 91
11 July 2011: New page: 90
27 June 2011: New page: 89
16 May 2011: New page: 87
I also did a guest page for Jason Bubaker's reMIND comic. Mine is the last page in a short series written by Chris Wrann of Aquarium Drinking, that included pages by Daniel Lieske of Wormworld Saga, Sarah Ellerton of Phoenix Requiem, Mathieu Moyen of 6-Commando, Joost Haakman of Semmie the Forestgnome, Kim Ku of Hearts and Holes, Peter Hon of Malden, and Aviv Itzcovitz of Stupid Snake.
25 April 2011: New page: 85
18 April 2011: New page: 84
11 April 2011: New page: 83
4 April 2011: New page: 82
28 February 2011: New page:
24 February 2011: Just a note to say the site isn't dead. The next double-page has had me blocked for a while, but it is mostly finished and should be up soon. I did post four backlogged Guest pieces.
Folks have been complaining for a long time about their inability to sign up for the Digital Webbing forums where I currently host my forum. I have tried bringing this up with the DW people, but I don't think anything is likely to be done about it in the foreseeable future, so when time permits I will look into setting up my own forums here.
23 December 2010: Happy Holidays!
1 November 2010: New page: 78
30 August 2010: Added a whole bootload of artwork by Amy "Chrome" Leeds to the Guest gallery.
25 July 2010: Sorry for the pause in comic page updates; I got sidetracked for a while with the Civilization V website.
Meanwhile, check out Chrome's Beryl Star Trek fanart! No one can resist Beryl and tribbles!
5 July 2010: New page: 77
20 June 2010: New page: 76
15 June 2010: The enlarged comic images now extend back to page 29, and I have reformatted most of the Insider pages to the new width.
7 June 2010: As part of the ongoing effort to modernize the website, I am increasing the size of the comic page images from ~600 pixels wide to ~800. The new format provides a cleaner image and allows the text bubbles to clobber the artwork a little bit less. I have updated from page 50 to the current page in the new format.
17 May 2010: New page: 74
29 April 2010: I finally figured out how to create a Facebook page for Outsider. This is an alternate method to RSS for keeping up with page updates.
30 March 2010: New page: 69
24 March 2010: I appeared as a guest today on the Starship Moonhawk Presents podcast on TalkShoe. The Outsider-related discussion starts about 10 minutes into the podcast and is roughly an hour, and covers mostly technical details of story, setting and comic production.
22 March 2010: New page: 68
8 March 2010: New page: 67
25 December 2009: Happy Holidays!
19 November 2009: New page: 66
07 September 2009: Sorry for the delay in posting new pages; I'm having some problems with my art tablet which I will try to get corrected shortly. In the meantime I have posted new guest art from Amy Leeds and Martin Koza.
20 July 2009: New page: 64
7 July 2009: New page: 63
7 June 2009: New page: 59
18 February 2009: New page: 57
31 October 2008: Happy Halloween!
14 September 2008: New page: 55
9 August 2008: Posted one new piece of Guest artwork.
19 May 2008: Posted two new pieces of Guest artwork.
12 May 2008: New page: 54
30 April 2008: New page: 53
16 April 2008: Episode 8 of PodWarp 1999 begins with a roughly 30-minute discussion of Outsider, and is appropriately titled "The Least Best Episode Ever." I am hoping that someday when doing these things I will learn to slow down, breathe, and stop eating the ends of my sentences, but so far no go.
14 April 2008: New page: 51
10 March 2008: Ben Paddon of Jump Leads has created a sci-fi webcomics-oriented audio program called PodWarp 1999, and I have been participating along with Tauhid Bondia of Good Ship Chronicles, Mark Mekkes of Zortic, and Tom Truszkowski of Station V3. It's mostly unstructured talk about science fiction in general, but if you want to hear how silly our voices sound, take a listen. Ben's British accent in particular is most entertaining.
31 December 2007: Happy Holidays from Outsider! Though the comic's hiatus has extended longer than I expected, updates will return in the new year.
Kris Straub of Starslip Crisis is currently featuring Tempest as one of the combatants in his crossover spinoff Alterverse War. Also posted another guest wallpaper from Serkan Osman. (edit: Looks like Kris abandoned his Alterverse War strip in the middle of the Tempest segment. The Loroi bring another victim to his knees!)
3 June 2007: Andreas added three new pages to his Sidestory comic.
19 March 2007: Added six concepts to the Loroi Characters gallery.
31 October 2006: Happy Halloween! Today is, if you can imagine it, the fifth anniversary of the posting of the first pages of Outsider.
Since some folks have been asking for it, I've set up a basic RSS feed to let people who use RSS 2.0-capable news readers know when the comic is updated.
9 October 2006: Outsider is on temporary hiatus while I do some contract work.
10 July 2006: Just a bit longer for the new pages. The bridge set is very complex, but hopefully it will be worth the wait. Sorry again for the delay. In the meantime, Andreas has updated his Sidestory comic, and here's a peek at a tapestry from the bridge entry scene.
26 June 2006: No new page this week. Because of the heavy amount of design work and 3D modeling necessary for the next scene, there may be some delays over the course of the next few pages. Thanks for your patience.
19 June 2006: No new page this week, but here is a concept art piece of the Barsam.
12 June 2006: New page: 48
05 June 2006: New page: 47
29 May 2006: New page: 46
22 May 2006: Added two concepts to the Characters gallery.
24 April 2006: I was in Las Vegas most of this past week attending a Lightwave training seminar, so I don't have a new page for you today. I do have some Insider updates that have been in the hopper. New entries: Fuel & Support, Loroi Caste Titles, Loroi Rites of Passage. Updated entries: Trade Language Lexicon (added 250 words), Races of the Loroi Alliance (updated Mannadi entry), Telepathy and Weapons Technology & Tactics (added new section at bottom in each).
01 April 2006: I have changed webhosts (which should prevent the errors seen recently). Please bear with the broken links while I re-upload the site. This week's update will be delayed.
27 March 2006: New page: 42
20 March 2006: New page: 41
13 March 2006: Added more concept artwork to the Characters gallery.
06 March 2006: Added one piece of concept artwork to the Characters gallery.
13 February 2006: Fixed the broken Guest Art gallery, and added four new pieces.
13 January 2006: Updated the Character Design gallery.
Please bear with me while I work out some difficulties with my web host. This site may disappear from time to time until this is resolved.
29 December 2005: Happy
27 June 2005:
New page: 40
23 June 2005: I rewrote the guts of the Outsider website; it may not look very different, but it now uses cascading style sheets instead of frames, and should be more robust and easier to maintain. If you notice a few broken links, please bear with me. I have also implemented a new Updates Mailing List (thanks to those who offered suggestions), which I will test out when I post page 40, shortly.
09 June 2005: Added new concept artwork (Vanguard battlecruiser) to the Loroi Ships gallery.
19 May 2005:
New page: 39
13 February 2005:
New page: 38
03 February 2005: New page: 37
01 August 2004: New page: 36
02 June 2004: New page: 34
29 April 2004: New page: 31
21 December 2003:
New page: 30
13 December 2003: Finished page 26.
11 December 2003:
New page: 29
30 November 2003: I have the panels for page 29 drawn and inked, but I'm currently without my 3D software (a few weeks ago my graphics card and the hardware key for Lightwave spontaneously self-destructed; I've replaced the card but am still waiting for a replacement/fixed key from NewTek), so I can't finish the pages just yet. But rest assured that I'm working on them, and as soon as Lightwave is working again I should have pages up in short order.
15 November 2003: Added a bunch of stuff to Insider.
22 May 2003: Page 27 updated.
17 April 2003: I've created a Concept Art page with a number of new color concepts for Loroi ships, as well as a few older concepts that haven't been seen before. Andreas has also updated his Sidestory fancomic with three new pages.
13 February 2003: New page: 27
23 January 2003: New page: 26
16 January 2003: New page: 25
09 January 2003: New page: 24
02 January 2003: Updated/new pages: 22, 23
24 December 2002: Happy Holidays, everyone!
31 October 2002: I'm going to take a break from updating the comic to work on some other projects for a little while. More info in the Creator's Diary entry.
03 October 2002: New page: 22
05 September 2002: Page 21 is finished.
22 August 2002: What I decided to do was to retroactively revise one of the character designs in the existing pages 19-21. However, due to crush time at work, all I've really accomplished this week is the revised design itself. Luckily, there is new guest art to distract you. Fly!
15 August 2002: I had one of those "what the heck am I doing?" days on Tuesday, and decided I need to make some changes to the last few pages. While I figure out how to go about doing that, here's unfinished page 21.
25 July 2002
22 July 2002: New page: 19
13 June 2002
06 June 2002
30 May 2002: New page: Chapter
23 May 2002: New page: 18
16 May 2002: New pages: 16,
09 May 2002: New page: 15
02 May 2002: New page: 14
25 April 2002: New page: 13
07 February 2002: New page: 12
05 February 2002: The fully-colored version of page 11 is up.
02 February 2002: New
17 January 2002: New
03 January 2002: New page: 9
22 December 2001: New
13 December 2001: New
28 November 2001: New page: 5
05 November 2001: Basic About page is up.