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!
With the quarantine procedures, social distancing, and whatnot, many of us are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, nobody in our family has contracted the virus yet, but with the kids at home from preschool, it is a test of patience. I will continue to publish the comic as regularly as possible and hope that it might entertain you. Be safe and cautious out there everyone!