Two pages in the works
by Jay042

Just to let you know, I've found some time to work on the comic and I have two pages in the works at the moment. The first one has been scanned and is getting colored, and the pencils for the second one are done and the next step is inking.The second pages is lots of fun since I drew it as a horizontal splash page. I should  at least have the first one finished and queued up for next Wednesday.

14 Points
by Jay042

The other day I sat down and wrote an outline of  the remaining plot points i needed to cover to finish my current story in Kaza's Mate Gwenna. I lined it out as a series of numbered bullet points, and all together there are fourteen more story elements I need to get through to finish it. This doesn't necessarily mean 14 more pages, in fact I expect it will mean more pages, especially the fight scenes that will be coming up. 

Mostly this was the first time I really tried any kind of outlinign for a story. Most of the time I tend create pages on the fly, with no real plan. Too often this means a good start, but I taper off and loose interest before I really get anything finished. That was the story with a lot of my previous projects, and I really need to get out of that habit and develop a more disciplined method of writing.

Also, once I do finsih this story, I'll probably be taking a break from this comic for a while. I have another comic idea brewing that I may start on, I have a few plot points written out for it as well. I don't want to talk about it, but I will say it should be quite a departure from my work so far.



Webcomics I read
by Jay042

While I have quite a number of  subscriptions on Comic Fury, there are quite a few comics out there on the web I go out of my way to read regularly:


The Bare Pit  by Stephen Crowley (currently on hiatus) it's just your basic sitcom set at a nudist colony. I've always been amazed he could come up with as many fun and intersting ideas for his series, which has lasted for over ten years. No surprise there is lots of nudity.

Rich's Comixblog by Rich Morris (updates sporradically) Rich is a big fan of Doctor Who, and his Comixblog (which is really just a side project for his regular comic Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic) is most noted for his Doctor Who Fan Comics. His magnum opus, The Ten Doctors , brings together every  Doctor from William Hartnell to David Tennant, and just about every Companion that's ever existed in a 247 page graphic novel spanning all of time and space.

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella by Justin Pierce (updates on Saturdays) Wonderella would be one of the world's greatest superheroes, if she could be bothered to actually, you know, be heroic on occasion.

Darwin Carmichael is Going To Hell by Sophie Goldstien and Jenn Jordan (updates on Tuesdays) After he accidentally caused the future Dali Lama to suffer sever brain damage, Darwin has a massive debt of bad karma to work off or else he's destined for damnation.  It's a rather quirky little comic with some fun and cute art. 

Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan by Reinder Dijkhuis (on hiatus) a long running fantasy series about a group of outlaws. It started out as a humorous series, but has become more serio-comical as the years go by. While Reinder is technically not producing new pages, he has been going back and upddating the art on some of his earlier works. There is occasional nudity.









Fun with site trackers!
by Jay042

To supplement the information the ComicFury stats page provides, I added a site tracker from Extreme Tracking. That's the little icon at the very bottom of the page, and it provides a bit more specific information on  where all the readers have come from. I had it up since ysesterday's update, and already it's provided some interesting information.

It turns out my listing on the Belfry comics list has sent a lot of traffic this way, almost as much as Comicfury so far.  What I really didn't expect to find is that my comic on the links list for a blog called A Natrurists Journey. I wouldn't categorize my comic as natruist, but I'm quite happy  for the shout out.


Prep for NaNoMangO
by Jay042

Next month is NaNoMangO, the artistic equivalent of NaNoWriMo. I'm planning on participating, though I'll working on a different project than Kaza.  Which means I want to get a few more pages done and in the queue before June. I have the first two weeks covered, but that still leaves three more pages to get done in the next nine days.

If I'm fretting over three pages in nine days, who will I get a page a day done? Well I'm doing the Kaza pages on 11"X17" (A3) sized paper, and I'm coloring and lettering the art in photoshop, which factors a lot more time into the creation process. For the NaNo, I'll be doing doing the art on 8.5"x 11" (A4). I'll be coloring with markers on lettering in situ. Plus I'm planning on doing the art in a slightly broader, more cartoonish style with a lot heavier inking than I do on Kaza. Hopefully this will allow me to work fast enough to complete a page a day, but the big issue will be keeping up the pace for a whole month.

I'll be setting up a seperate comic site for the story, so you can be on the look out for than in July.