I'd like to just take this moment to talk about how much I love modern technology.
In the old days, this would have been a stomach-wrenching stressfest. But now I can literally fix the site while waiting for my luggage on a transfer through a city 3000 miles from home before even going through immigration/customs.
Before, I'd be frantically trying to locate a Kinko's, which isn't always possible when you have a connecting flight. Once, about ten years ago, I inconvenienced my entire family in Maui to take me an hour out of our way to a Kinko's on the other side of the island just to re-upload a strip.
More than that, as of a few years ago, I finally became *completely* autonomous. While sitting in an airport (or anywhere else for that matter), I can draw the comic, cut it to size with my "utilikey" (so I can sneak an exacto knife past security), scan it on my portable scanner, process it using The Gimp, and upload it without needing an internet connection by tethering my laptop to my cell phone signal or transferring the file to the phone itself and uploading from there.
Unfortunately, Verizon is completely useless outside the U.S., so this last step only works in American locations. When I was in Prague last year, I would regularly transfer comics into my phone, then wander to a spot near my hotel under the Charles Bridge where I had found open Wi-Fi and sftp it from my phone. That was a bizarre process. Better than sitting under the bridge with a laptop, though.
Darren "Gav" Bleuel
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