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Abel Du Sable– Coffee Promotion by the-gneech on deviantART

Post-AnthroCon commish from Abel Du Sable. Dude! Don’t bogart the java, man!

Thanks, bud. :)

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Karmakat Commish 2/4 by the-gneech on deviantART

So apparently these take place sometime in the 1-4 year period after the end of the original SJ comic, as it’s after Tiffany and Leonard get married, but before the actual birth of their son Louis.

(Trivia: Louis Liger is known as “Little Louis” to distinguish him from Tiffany’s brother Louis Tiger, who is known as “Big Louis,” even though Little Louis eventually grows to be something like twice Big Louis’s height.)

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Rarity– Waiting for Inspiration Collab by the-gneech on deviantART

This is a collaboration with LateCustomer on DeviantArt. When I saw his sketch “Waiting for Inspiration” (here: http://latecustomer.deviantart.com/art/Waiting-for-Inspiration-sketch-467687479 ) I was pretty much instantly seized with a burning desire to ink and color it.

Fortunately, he was kind enough to give me permission to do so! Thanks dude! I hope you’re pleased with the result.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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AnthroCon 2014 is comin’ at us fast! So here’s the lowdown!

I will be in the Dealer’s Room most of the time during the day, sharing a table with my buddy SirFox, specifically table K14, which can be found here:

AC2014_dealer_hall_floorplan

Thanks to the awesome folks at FurPlanet, I will have Suburban Jungle (Rough Housing) Issue One, as well as No Predation Allowed and a smattering of older merchandise, and of course I’ll be doing sketches, badges, and anything else I can get ahold of to do.

At night I’ll be bouncing around a lot, but I tend to spend most of my time in the Zoo looking for people to hang out and art jam with. Come and find me! If you ask real nice, I might even tell you what my secret upcoming project is. ;)

-The Gneech

PS: Yes! There will be a cameo up for bidding at the charity auction! I can’t believe I almost forgot to mention that.

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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KarmaKat Commish 1/4 by the-gneech on deviantART

It’s all deep and philosophical and stuff.

-The Gneech

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Tiffany's Dream, Revisited (RedLiox Commission) by the-gneech on deviantART

Proof that it doesn’t take me a year to finish commissions, it just feels like it does, this is commish 3/3 for RedLiox, who asked me to revisit this strip: http://suburbanjungleclassic.com/?p=65 …but bring it up to date.

So here we are, almost exactly 15 years later… my how things have changed! :D

Thanks, Red! This was a fun one to do. Hope it was worth the wait!

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Rarity– When You Want To Comb by the-gneech on deviantART

Rarity has very definite ideas about grooming, not the least of which is that a lady’s hair should always be BRUSHED, darling!

Just a little thing done for the fun of it.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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If my records are correct, I still owe two people commissions from January; I can only apologize, offer an explanation, and let you know my current plans.

In November of 2012, my mother had a stroke while in the hospital for treatment of pneumonia. In the time since then, my sister, my wife, and I have been spending increasing amounts of our time tending to my mother’s health and affairs, first taking care of her at my sister’s home, then transitioning her to an assisted living situation and selling her house. And while my mother’s personality was altered by the stroke and her mobility was noticeably limited, she was until recently doing relatively well.

All of that changed in December, when my mother took a nasty fall and went into the hospital again. Although she initially seemed recovered from that and was fine at Christmas (except for a nasty bruise on her face), she had some bleeding on the brain that we were not aware of at the time. In late January, she fell again, and it was a fall she did not recover from. During the month of February, she was in a rehab center, where she eventually simply stopped eating and would not willingly take care of herself– and the staff of the rehab place would not push her. Laurie, my sister, and I did what we could to mitigate the situation, but Mom’s doctors were frustratingly unhelpful despite my sister’s best efforts and Laurie and I were up to our elbows in settling Mom’s house in order to make sure her assisted living stay would be paid for.

By the time we got Mom back to her home at the assisted living facility, she had lost too much weight, and her body began to shut down. For a few days it seemed like she might perk up, but it was like once she was back in her own room and knew her affairs were settled, her body just let go. She passed away in the early hours of last Tuesday, and her funeral was this past Friday.

I didn’t post about this much while it was going on, for various reasons. First, it seemed to happen so fast, and while we were in the middle of it all there was no way to know what was going to happen. Second, for the past several years, it seems my online persona has been a never-ending series of these situations, starting with my father and going on from there, and I simply didn’t want to subject my readers to any more. (And there’s no denying, my life has been a bumpy ride since 2007 or so. But after a while, even tragedy becomes “normal” if it never relents.) Finally, well, what free time I did have, I wanted to devote to doing productive things. My writing and art have to some extent a shield I’ve used to keep myself focused and running. (“Can’t spend the day screaming at Kaiser Permanente, I’ve got NaNoWriMo to do!”)

But this is why my January commissions in particular got stalled. Since January, my full-time job has pretty much been taking care of my mom or her affairs, and everything else has fallen increasingly by the wayside. I am amazed (and glad) that I’ve managed to actually launch Suburban Jungle and not miss any updates during all this– faltering right out of the starter gate would have been painful for everyone.

Of course, now my mom’s estate has to be settled, but compared to the day-to-day workload of caring for her, that seems a relatively easy task. So now I can turn my attention back to what is supposed to be my day job: writing and comics. So here is my plan:

The first half of April will be spent rebuilding the Suburban Jungle buffer by finishing off the first issue so it can be in print by AnthroCon. During the third week of April or when the first issue is done (whichever comes first) I will turn my exclusive attention to finishing off my outstanding commissions and getting rewards out to my Patreon subscribers. Laurie and I will also be at AwesomeCon in Washington D.C. April 19-20, but purely as attendees, I won’t have a table.

Where things go from there depends on how this plan works out. ;) But as I’ve said before and I will surely say again, I am very grateful for everyone’s patience and wish to assure you that you will get your commissions as soon as I can make it happen. I haven’t forgotten!

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Rarity Generosity by the-gneech on deviantART

Rarity says her credo. ;)

I stumbled across this quote the other day and of course it made me instantly think of the lovely fashionista pony, so I had to draw this.

Whenever I draw ponies, there’s a constant struggle between “But it doesn’t look like the show!” and “If I was just gonna ape the show, why not just take screenshots?” I think I struck a pretty good balance between my style and the show style here.

Ah Rares, such a lovely pony. :)

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Roxie Development Sketches by the-gneech on deviantART

Rapidly becoming one of my favorite characters of the new comic, we have Roxie Fox! I normally hate doing development as part of the production images, but I had a fairly good idea of where I wanted to go with her, and I am getting really crunched against the deadline, so I had to develop on-the-fly this time.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Redliox Groundhog Day Commission by the-gneech on deviantART

Commission for RedLiox, featuring his pal BlueEyedWolf paying an unexpected visit to the Watering Hole-In-the-Wall.

If he’d managed to get his muzzle another inch in through the wall, I suspect Ramses would have broken it!

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Bidding is closed! Thank you very much to everyone who participated! You are all made of awesome! :)

The final results:

  1. KarmaKat ($200)
  2. LionKingCMSL ($150)
  3. Kiara ($125)
  4. ANON–”Rocker” ($100)
  5. Kitana ($100)
  6. MaxFuchsCajote ($100)
  7. Kyyanno ($100)
  8. Dewhitton ($100)
  9. Exatron ($75)
  10. ANON–”Flower Pony” ($75)

Total: $1,125 Awwww, yeah!

I will contact you all privately to get details of your character. You may make your payment via Paypal; I also accept credit cards via Square if you’d like to e-mail me (thegneech@gmail.com) and we’ll take care of the transaction that way. I will need your mailing address to send you your signed issue! Please make your payment and send me your character info by February 7th at the latest or your cameo will not make it into the comic.





If you’d prefer to donate to the Stan Sakai fundraiser directly, you can do that here. Please forward me a copy of your payment acknowledgement so I can note it in my records.

Those who did not get in are under no obligation, but if you would like to contribute to helping Stan, you’re more than welcome to go ahead and send your bid anyway! Everyone bid at least $20, so you’re all eligible to get a signed #1.

THANK YOU! :)

-The Gneech

DISCLOSURE: I will deduct the cost of printing/shipping the comic and withhold a bit for taxes from your donation before I forward it on. The amount deducted will be no greater than $10 per donation, and less if I can swing it.

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Some bidders have been bumped, you might have to defend your spot!

Details: http://gneech.com/artwork/cameo-charity-auction-be-in-1st-issue-of-new-sj/

Auction ends at midnight, EST. Good luck, and thanks everyone!

-The Gneech

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New Comic Sneak Peek, Page Thirteen by the-gneech on deviantART

I don’t know why I find these progress shots so fascinating, I just do.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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As you probably know, Stan Sakai, a hugely important figure in furry literature and a super-nice guy, is undergoing some really rough times. To try and help out a bit, I am auctioning off a total of ten cameo slots in a large action scene splash page of the new Suburban Jungle comic!

Basically, leave your comment here with your bid, or send me an e-mail to thegneech@gmail.com if you’d prefer to keep it private. The auction will run until Friday midnight (EST), and the top 10 highest bidders will have their characters in the scene enjoying a moment of mayhem. Any paying bid of $20 or more will get a signed print copy of the comic in the mail, regardless of whether you win a cameo spot or not.

I will do my best to update the bidding list in this post on a daily basis, and announce the winners on Saturday.

Please help me support this cause! And please spread the word. :)

Update! Bids As Of Friday Noon

  1. KarmaKat ($200)
  2. LionKingCMSL ($150)
  3. ANON–”Rocker” ($100)
  4. Kitana ($100)
  5. MaxFuchsCajote ($100)
  6. Kyyanno ($100)
  7. Dewhitton ($100)
  8. Exatron ($75)
  9. ANON–”Flower Pony” ($75)
  10. Rowyn ($50)

NOTE: Alas, some bidders have been bumped from the list! They can always rebid a higher amount if desired, but the auction closes at midnight, so you’d better hurry! :)

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Charity and Langley FurTheMore Portrait by the-gneech on deviantART

The good folks at FurTheMore.org asked me to do an image that could go into the middle of “a dollar bill,” so I figured I’d go ahead and use it as a chance to stealth-promote the new comic. ;) So here are Langley and Charity, as ninja and pirate, respectively, in yet another standoff.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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New Comic Sneak Peek, Page Six by the-gneech on deviantART

Peacocks are beautiful, but high-strung.

Also, “Pomf!” is a sound effect I don’t get to use nearly enough.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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New Comic Sneak Peek Redux by the-gneech on deviantART

Okay, last actual page WIP for a while. :) Here’s a slightly more complete version of page two, including some juicy dialog bits.

Does Charity mentioning her uncle cause this page to fail the Bechdel Test?

-The Gneech

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New Comic Sneak Peek by the-gneech on deviantART

Charity and Langley meet! …their relationship is all downhill from here. The panel layout and pencil sketches in Manga Studio. I love this program. ^.^ I sit around thinking up scenes that have straight lines just so I can use the rulers.

…Okay, that’s an exaggeration. A little. But I will say the pose in the first panel was built using one the 3D modeling dummies built in for reference. Sooooo useful!

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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Langley Dev Sketches by ~the-gneech on deviantART

Langley Lupina, a character in development for the new comic. Think of her as the Leona to Charity’s Tiffany.

-The Gneech

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