Please don't hate me!
Especially because I've been having some pretty severe carpal tunnel issues recently, and so I need to reduce the amount of hand-using free time activities I do. So the comic is on hold for now anyway.
I might experiment with other ways of updating the comic, though, like I'm considering using modeling clay or something, at least as a temporary diversion. Dunno yet. It's pretty frustrating because I have lots and lots of ideas for comic stuff!OhNoRobot is the Mechanical Turk of the webcomic world. Searchable comics are good. Needing to transcribe everything myself is not so good. So it's pretty opportune that this would come up right now, since I've had various requests for making it searchable.
(For what it's worth, Eaveston, my first webcomic which I'm not going out of my way to preserve on the Internet, was fully-searchable, because I had an alternate text-only view of things. I really don't feel like doing that here though.)
Anyway, if you see a "transcribe comic" button, feel free to, well, transcribe the comic.
It'd be really nice if it supported Unicode text, though, rather than being the same old annoying ISO-8859-1 silliness which breaks the display of the title in basically everything.
The only way to speed up foregrounds is to start doing copy-paste on everything, which is something I see as a last resort.
On the plus side, I recently ordered a larger Wacom tablet and that might speed things up a bit. (Currently I use the smallest one, which means to get any sort of precision I have to zoom way in and this means I spend more time scrolling around than actually drawing, and the extreme size mismatch between screen and pen was pretty frustrating too.)
I might also experiment with actually drawing the strip on paper and just using the computer to color and letter it, though I'm not sure if that would really help any.