AAAAAAAAAND THAT’S A WRAP!
Wow. This Chapter has finally come to a close. And it only took….5 years to finish. X___x (OK well to be fair I took a 2 year hiatus while I moved and began a new job BUT STILL)
I remember when writing the script for this chapter thinking I didn’t know if I could actually finish it. I was writing scenes I had no idea how I would draw, but I just let the story go where I wanted it to. This chapter has probably been my biggest learning experience with the comic, both in story telling and comic production. I’m really happy with having finally finished and I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO READ THE CHAPTER IN ONE SITTING as it was intended :D In fact maybe re-read the whole comic if you are feeling industrious, and see how little time has actually passed in this world T_T
On that note, I have TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS about the comic.
*ANNOUNCEMENT ONE: UPDATE SCHEDULE*
I know many of you have already weighed in on me asking about the best type of update schedule for the comic. For the past two years I’ve been doing the ‘One Page A Week’ style as I felt it was the most manageable for me but would also help foster the community with a more reliably progressing content.
Well, as this chapter comes to a close, I’ve officially decided I want to change the Update Schedule.
One of my biggest struggles in production is that final pages feel disjointed. Even tho I write and thumbnail the comic ahead of time, inevitably specifics of the pages change as I bring them closer to final. Thus sequences drag or feel rushed when read together. At times I’ve felt the story is taking too long and ended up packing 3 pages worth of content into one (oof), or we have a situation like page 109 of this chapter where the reader literally just gets a blank page as their update.
I want to create satisfying chunks of story for readers to digest and feel satisfied. Also, a common thought I heard is that readers would let a few months of pages build up so they have a lot to read, then binge through. In that case I’d rather be able to produce an entire sequence/scene and share it all at once.
>>LEVEL IS OFFICIALLY CHANGING TO A STORY BEAT UPDATE SCHEDULE.<<
How often will these updates happen? Well…it’s going to be a bit of trial and error. I’m gonna start off saying updates will come every 2 weeks. If this end up being too ambitious and I will change to once every month or 3 weeks, something like that. Please feel free to weigh on about this as well if you have thoughts, I want everyone to remain happy with the comic and I really think this is the best path forward for readers, artist, and comic alike!
*ANNOUNCEMENT TWO: PRE-PRODUCTION HIATUS*
Probably its been too long for anyone to remember this, but I always take some time between chapters to thumbnail and design all the new characters/places/weird props. We’ve got *ahem* quite a few of those coming up, so everyone please hang tight while I get ready to take us further down this rabbit hole :D I estimate TWO WEEKS until I start the next chapter, but if that changes I will update here :D
I’ll also be cleaning up a couple of pages in this chapter that have been bugging me, I’ll post when those edits go up. ALSO if I get super ambitious I might experiment with porting one of the chapters into one of those newfangled endless vertical scroll comics :X
Until then, please enjoy this mammoth chapter, re-read the whole comic if you’re so incline (or even the original one) and also always, leave some comment love :D
Thank you all for you continued support in this out of control personal project. Your support means more to me than I can possibly communicate other than to keep drawing this silly weird sci-fi world.
My love to you all and see you in a couple weeks!