ANIMATING THE STRIP
Well, I finally broke down and tried my hand at animation.  I have so little free time lately that I try not to get too deeply involved in stuff like this because there will just never be enough time for me to fully animate the comic (which would be awesome).  So, a rotating spaceship is all I had time to do.

Anim8or is a great program if you want to learn quickly how to render 3-D images.  It works very well for planets and spaceships for me as static images.  Learning to use the ‘camera’ requires a little more knowledge, but, it’s pretty easy to learn, too.

U.S.S. Quisenberry – Rotate from Scott Tapp on Vimeo.

But then again, ToonBoom is calling my NAME.  I just gotta SAVE UP.

TRANSCRIPTION

PANEL ONE
NARRATOR:  MowBot has managed to kidnap Vayda in an attempt to force our heroes to surrender the USS Quisenberry.
MOWBOT (From the cockpit of the M-1):  You will surrender your ship and I might be persuaded to return your human female to you

PANEL TWO
CASEY (From the cockpit of the USS Quisenberry):  She ain’t MY human female!  You can keep her!!!

PANEL THREE
NARRATOR: One minute and five seconds later…
SCOTTY:  We are getting a distress call from MowBot!!!
ZACK: On screen.

PANEL FOUR
VAYDA (Jabbering endlessly):  …AND THEN SANDY AND I WENT TO THE FOOD COURT AND SINCE WE ARE TRYING TO WATCH OUR FIGURES WE ONLY ORDERED A MEDIUM PIZZA WITH DIET COLAS.  AND AS SOON AS WE WERE DONE EATING, WE WALKED TO THE SHOE STORE AND I PICKED UP THIS REALLY NICE PAIR OF FLATS.  YOU SHOULD SEE THEM, THEY HAVE BOWS AND LITTLE DOTS AND THEY GO SO WELL WITH THIS DRESS I BOUGHT THE WEEKEND BEFORE.  NOW THAT WAS A DAY OF SHOPPING!  LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS A MADHOUSE…
MOWBOT (Up against the front glass of the M-1):  HELP ME!!!!