*Places defibulator on thread*
*Jolts thread back to life*
"Bad thread, don't die and make me have to break out the necromancy kit."
On topic though, any updates in the foreseeable future? I've enjoyed this comic and I hope it continues, but this defibulator only has a few thousand more volts left in it...
Just FYI, it's "defibrillator." Designed to restart the heart's normal rhythm when it's gone into fibrillation, which is when the ventricles aren't beating properly, just quivering, and so no blood gets pumped.
I too hope this comic continues. It was pretty cool.
Heh, apologies to all for neglecting this for so long. I had a few things going on that stopped me from doing the art on this, and that combined with my inability to draw the scenes how I imagined them in my head caused me to stop in frustration.
But my art has improved now, and I feel more able to continue, especially with these other webcomics encouraging me to start up again. From the next strip I will be using my more recent art style, which will hopefully make drawing quicker and easier to edit. We'll see how it goes, I know that there are better things to read on here right now, but if I get enough interest I'm going to continue this.
Nexus - Varin is Ailish's god (equivalent to Pelor), he has been mentioned before a while ago, but it's worth a reminder, it has been rather a long time since then
Thanks for the nice comments on my late return, I will carry on with this as much as I can. I haven't got the kind of time where I can commit to a schedule, but I aim to post a new comic at least twice a week.
Here is Strip 12, the first in my newer art style, and hopefully there's more detail in there. I'm interested in seeing what you think of it:
Strip 12 - Art Upgrade
This is the first strip of Part 2 of the story, so I'm going to edit the first post to nest Part 1 in a single spoiler etc. I'm also going to stick the banner up in my sig, just in case anyone wants to use it. I won't have time to do another comic for a few days, the next should be posted maybe Saturday or Sunday, but no promises. But it definitely won't be a three month wait like last time.
Hope you enjoy, as always any kind of comments are welcome.
Note - Many thanks to Roland St Jude for changing the thread title for me.
Great to see this comic back again. I'm liking the art upgrade, although I must confess that I like the old-look Jenna better. That is just my preference though. The new Jenna reminds me a little too much of Imoen for my liking. Still, nice work and I'm looking forward to seeing the next strip, Banj.
Hmmm, well mixed opinions so far on the change of art-style. I suppose I should explain why I have changed it.
When I first started the comic I had no real idea of character boards, backgrounds, facial expressions and character poses, I just had an idea for a story and some cool looking characters. I soon found out that the way I had drawn the characters made it very difficult to pose them how they should be, and on Jenna in particular it was almost impossible to get a good facial expression because of how close he fringe was to her eyes. That hair was also hell to deal with, it warped everytime I needed it to move slightly, and it took an absolute age to do a comic, just worked on the characters themselves.
But the way I have them set up now they are a lot more flexible. I can make the expressions I want on their faces, and pose them how I want to, where before I would struggle for hours. That was part of the frustration that caused me to stop in the first place. Making the comic is now easier, quicker, looks better, and most importantly, is a lot more fun for me to work on.
So that's why it has changed, and also why it will stay that way. I'm sorry if it causes some people to stop reading, but I need to keep the change for the sake of my own sanity. Plus I actually think it looks clearer and neater.
That said, I may move Jenna slightly back to how she was in the next strip, as most people have said they preferred her before. I might change her armour a bit, and look to put her fringe back in, I'll see what I can do, as long as it doesn't make her any harder to work with.
Anyway, enough of me waffling on, the next strip is done...and a day early too! See, told you it wouldn't be three months
Strip 13 - A Bridge Too Far
As always any comments and criticisms are welcome, along with random banter about the comic. It would be good to hear from a few more people who actually prefer the new art style, just so I know I'm not alone.
Next strip could be up on Sunday, though Monday or Tuesday are more likely.
Thanks to you all for supporting me as I try to start the strip up again, it's really appreciated
Biogs for the four main characters are now up on the first post. Note soem minor changes to Jenna, the green armour star is back, and the boots are a little more pointy. More changes will occur if I can get them right. Biogs of Vortigern and Cal will follow when I have time.
Note that very little is said about any of the characters pasts. This is something I want to visit in the comic, Jenna's in particular, for her past plays a very important part in the story.
V - Well yes, the information given in the biogs is basic stuff that could easily be identified from the comics so far. More imformation will come in future comics, I won't be revealing it in biogs or any other methods outside the comics. And no character will get a biog picture until they are seen in the main comic.
All the biogs are for are people new to the comic after it's long absence.