Here’s the cool thing about my colored text bubbles. One of the cool things, at least. Long time readers of the comic will know that the voice in that last panel is one we’ve heard before. They might even be able to put a name to it.
For everyone else, see you monday!
I swear I had this finished yesterday morning, I just kinda forgot to upload it. Sorry!
Man, my palette choices are just revealed to be horrible in that 4th panel. 3 characters with the same 2 shades of red? I’m terrible at this game
Man, this page beat me up. I think I had too many pages of dialouge I was trying to make work in this 1 page. Oh well…
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!
Man, I dragged my feet on this one. And I’m still not happy with the art on it. But its up now.
Sorry this was late. I have excuses, they’re just horrible.
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.
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.