This is my last day of vacation before going back to reality and being a stay at home dad and webcomic entrepreneur (sounds so much better than basement dweller).
Apart from going to the beach, racing gocarts with a brother-in-law and having fun with the kids, I managed to steal some time away to replay one of my favorite Playstation 3 games! Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and also had my first playthrough of GTA IV: Lost & Damned.
All in all, a pretty great vacation, even with the social distancing and crazy pandemic. Until next week fellow freaks and geeks!
I got asked the other day as to why I double update about new pages? Well, I do have a nifty widget that takes you to the latest page, however, it does not show on smartphones. So that is why I have both a widget and a post update about new comics. And hey, if you like what you are reading, feel free to leave a nice comment or two 🙂
Working hard with revamping chapter 3. The new dialogue is coming along nicely and I think it fits the overall world of Curly better now.
Sometimes it is a challenge to know what to keep and what to change when working on an old comic like this. Adding more screentone and greyscales, changing the trees, and adding more detailed backgrounds helps lift the comic while keeping much of the old line art. It also gives me more time to sketch out the outline for the next chapter and work on a first draft.
If it is confusing that the comic is not bearing today’s date, it is because of the library. It uses a chronological method when putting the comics in order, so for chapter 3 to actually come third, I have to date the uploads between the last page of chapter 2 and first page of chapter 4. I hope this explanation clears up the confusion instead of making it worse. Which is always a possibility.
As you might have noticed, chapter 3 is missing right now. That is because I decided to polish and update it so it comes closer to the current standard of the comics. This will also be the last of my old chapters to receive a revamp treatment.
I will not redraw the whole comic, but rather freshen up the existing one. Better backgrounds, rewritten dialogue, and a few pages added to help with the pacing. By large, it will be the same story, and hopefully, better. See it as a director’s cut!
We finally reached the end of this massive chapter. This was a really fun chapter to work on, but the wait for chapter 6 will be longer than expected since I will revisit chapter 3 and improve it over the following weeks. Better manuscript and improved art will be my main focus. See you all next week!