A Little Geeky Underneath Chapter 4 Page 9

This is the type of comic that looks like I’m kinda stalling, but I think it is crucial to the proper method of storytelling.

First, I think trying to have natural conversations and transitions is very important. I can do a smash cut if I need to and I think I do make a jump here pretty soon.

Second, passing subtle information is important. This is the first time we learn something about the school: whatever else, it is technically an ‘academy,’ whatever that means.

Also, in writing things like this, I learn things about the character. For instance, from that sports metaphor(?) JQ used in that last panel, I discovered she had been on the girl’s softball team back when she was in high school. And maybe Principal Piebald was the coach? I dunno. Its a subtle thing I’m going to try to use again and see what is there.

Also, EVERYTHING is still foreshadowing!


A Little Geeky Underneath Chapter 4 Page 3

Sorry this went up 8 hours late! I failed to recognize exactly how much work it was going to be! Not only did I have to muck around with layers to get some sweet consistent, well, layering, but I had to design a large location, a character design, and a pallette for the location and a pallatte for the character! It’s not hard work, per se, but I had to keep reselecting colors until I found ones I liked. It’s tricky, sometimes.

A Little Geeky Underneath Chapter 4 Page 2

Someone recently read through my comic archives. I can tell, as suddenly I had 100 page views for Monday and about 80 on Tuesday. It is a gratifying feeling. <Heart!3

No, that wasn’t supposed to be an emoji. <Heart!3 Should be a thing.

Speaking of things, “stop taking time so literally” from last strip is the most shirt worth thing I’ve written since I started the comic. I might have to figure out shirt stores.

This was made MUCH faster than the last one, FYI. Process is down from 5 hours to 2 hours. Getting back into the swing of it! Now if I can get on track to have a D&D article AND a comic 3x a week each, all on time and such. That is the dream, atm.