I had to go back to see if your art was really that fugly back then. Wow! You've really come a long way!
On the one hand, I'm a little hurt that you chose the word "fugly." On the other hand... yeah. I can't disagree with the assessment. Hell, even when I look back 20 or 30 comics or so, I'm disgusted with myself. Oh well. Enough self-deprecation. Thanks for the compliment!
I was just about to mention the scanner/camera thing, but I noticed you beat me to it in the alt text. I swear they're like really cheap now, though.
Yeah, I'm going to get one when I have the money. But for now that monster-ass camera works great. I just have to take one or two more steps to make the images look right than I would with a traditional scanner set-up.