I've been neglecting this place; I've just been at the project without putting up any updates.
first, on the 3d front, I found a programm called makehuman: http://sourceforge.net/projects/makehuman/
which I think I'll use for the basic moddeling. then fix up the differences in blender and add my own head.
second, I've done a LOT of character designs now- and even started on some of the pages for the storyboard. the mocked up version; I'm already halfway through the episodes in roughs, but I imagine I'll be making some changes.
thirdly I've reserved a part of my website for the project:
there's noting on it yet; I'm looking for some php script that will automatically show any new images that I upload as a new page.
last but not least: the pages that are done ar viewable on my devart account for now - its not a perfect place, but at least they're viewable.
if you want to take a look, feedback is very much appreciated!