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Schedule

I think that the likely schedule for this comic is going to be as follows:

* A new comic posted as line art and dialogue at midnight Friday.  More if I have it done early, but don’t bet on it.

* A colored version, which may or may not be fully shaded, should replace that on the following Monday (it won’t get a new entry, it’ll just replace the previous artwork).

* The true complete (fully colored and shaded) version will replace the incomplete one whenever I get done with it.

* If I happen to get a comic colored before it is scheduled to go up as line art, I’ll go ahead and post it that way on Friday.

This is sort of a weird way of doing things, but I need to get my speed up before I can commit to doing everything all on the same day.  At the moment, the comic takes almost two days to draw, several hours to put in all the dialogue and balloons, and another day to color.  And by “day”, I don’t mean “a few spare minutes here and there”, I mean “approaching eight hours”.  Since I don’t have that much free time (or energy) all in one block, that means it takes around a week to do everything.

Also, I’m doing it this way because I’m mildly impatient to get things moving, and to get some of the premise of the comic out there so that people can actually get a bit of the setting (I’ve been sitting on some of this information for literally half of a decade, and nearly all of it for two solid years).  It doesn’t help that the next several comics are fairly heavy on the expository dialogue, and there’s not much that changes in the scene, so I’m mainly stuck with drawing the same thing from different angles to make it more interesting for both you and me.  Though there are a few opportunities to show something different.

I’m trying to do some concentrated art activities so that I build up a few comics to at least the “drawn” stage, so that may help.  I now have scripts out through #13 and plans for what I’m doing afterward that I just need to write up.  So it mostly remains that I need to draw them.

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No, it’s not really The End

If it weren’t clear (though I’ve mentioned it in the twitter feed), the comic posted on 4/1 was an April Fools joke.  However, it was a somewhat ill-timed one, considering that I’ve been making precisely zero progress on the comic recently, pretty much ever since I got sick.  I’m long since past my cold, but it completely destroyed my sense of momentum, and I’ve yet to recover it.

I will get back to Shadsly, hopefully soon, but as of right now I have no idea when. Maybe I will just pick up and wave my wacom stylus and a few hours later a page will magically appear (yeah, right).

If you read this comic and want to help … well, some nice positive comments won’t hurt.  I’ve no idea how many people, if any, were following this regularly (as opposed to when I reminded/nagged my friends and family to look at new pages).

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