>>SECURN IS COMING FOR YOU.
Aaaaaaaaaaaand there you have it folks, the end of Chapter 01: Quiet Violence. PHEW! Hopefully it’s been an enjoyable ride…this whole section of the comic has definitely been something of a departure, not only from the original comic but also from what I normally tackle in terms of subject matter. I wanted this chapter to be something quieter and more subdued, subtle in its subject matter and writing….hopefully it was something interesting and a little bit different to read. A lot of things inspired me to make this chapter the way I did….in terms of tone I was obviously inspired by Air on the G String by Bach (did anyone catch its tie in with the prologue as well? hmmm?), but beyond that the short film The Third and the Seventh was a huuuuuge inspiration….if you watch through that film you can probably spot some images in particular that I drew from (and you should watch it, because it’s beautiful). Also in a strange way this chapter is my little homage to The Silence of the Lambs…it has a bit of a different spin on it obviously…but I was hoping to setup an engaging dynamic between Cael and Reagan similar to how effectively that book/film does. It was a really interesting challenge and one that I learned a lot from.
Of course all that being said, it wouldn’t be leveL without a cliffhanger, and hopefully this one has you excited for what’s in store and have some questions running around in your heads. I will say that I am SO excited for the next chapter to begin it’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about for the past couple weeks. Speaking of which, I’ve a little announcement:
With the close of this chapter, leveL will take a 3 week hiatus while I finish up pre-production for the next chapter. In the interim I will be doing some site updates and teaser material, so keep your eyes peeled…but CHAPTER 03 WILL LAUNCH ON 12/12/13. Easy enough to remember, right?
In addition, to mark the chapter’s completion I put together a little soundtrack in its honor. Interested parties can find and listen to it here:
The list includes the song mentioned in the chapter, other tracks I felt were thematically appropriate and also some songs I listened to a lot while making it. It was a fun little list to put together, so I hope you enjoy :D
I’d also encourage you guys to read the chapter in its entirety now that it’s complete, as hopefully some of the pacing and rise and fall of the action will be more apparent when read in succession rather than with two week gaps at certain points, lol. On that note, if you do go through the whole chapter I would ADORE any feedback you have, good and bad, on what you feel is working, what fell flat, and what you’d like to see in future chapters. I know I say it all the time, but hearing from you guys is not only motivating but also helps me to improve. So speak up! Be a part of the evolution of leveL!
So thank you again to all those who have been along the ride for this chapter and the comic as a whole, you guys are amazing to stick with me through this project and you make it so much for to work on T_T I’ll see you three weeks, I’m off to pre-production land!