Happy Turkey Day!
I was going to post pages 78-80 at the end of next week but figured I would put them up early because of the holiday.
I suppose it might seem like things are winding down abruptly. Hopefully when it's read as a whole it will be more cohesive. I also hope the bird isn't too under whelming. It was always meant to be, "just a bird". (chapter notes)
There are only SEVEN more pages left. It should have been six, but in laying out the last set I found that I needed an extra page. It probably should have been more but I cut a whole scene with Tyrus because I felt it was unnecessary. The pages are penciled and I'm inking them now. I'm putting a little more effort into these pages with lots of little details and effects I'm not sure how I'm going to handel yet. But I should be able to wrap the chapter up by the end of December.
I guess I should mention this now rather than later... I'm not sure what will happen after the end of this storyline. I'll go back and fix some things in chapter 5. Disproportionate eyes, hands, shading inconsistencies and add some graphics. My original plan after that was to go back and finally fill in the massive hole that is chapter 3. But I think that I'm to the point where I need to stop and get a real job. I'm not going to go into every reason why I have to stop. (It mostly has to do with being unemployed for years and not getting enough freelance to support myself.) I'm just tired of not having nice things and need to get back to a steady paycheck even if it means moving boxes in a warehouse. I still intend to work on the comic, but I can't make it a priority until I find a way to move from poser-wannabe-hobbiest to professional cartoonist.
I'll probably post something every once and a while though. So keep tuned to the twitter or facebook pages. I have some cool people following on the twitter now... kind of encouraging!
If you "like" the facebook page I'll be posting a link to the next set before they are available here on the home page. (See the blurb of text just below.)
Thanks for reading,
I thought I would try something a little different with the remaining pages of the comic. I've been typically working on five-six pages at a time and publishing only three in an effort to build up a buffer. (Something that hasn't worked out very well.) In any case, the original idea was to build up enough pages to entice people to possibly make a donation. People might be willing to throw a couple of dollars in order to read 30 pages that wouldn't be available from the home page for a while. Unfortunately, I only have three pages ahead of what is currently online. But I figure, maybe that could be worth a few 'likes" on facebook.
So getting to the point, pages 66-68 are available through a link on the xenozoo facebook page. If you 'like' the page you should be able to read the next set of six pages right after I finish making them (early september hopefully). Rather than wait for me to post it here on the home page).
Either way, thanks again for following along.
I also wanted to mention that I've made a number of cosmetic changes throughout the comic. Just little incidental things that will probably go largely unnoticed. Fixing proportions, redrawing hands, adding punctuation, etc, etc. There are a few more that I still want to do, but I'll get to them eventually. Also, I changed Claire and Ann's last name from "Tesla" to "Teska". If you want to know why, I have an explanation on the notes page that can now be found in the Archive. (All the way down under the Page 54 entry.)
Thanks for reading!
Last thing; I started a Twitter deally in addition to the facebook page so you can get notifications of updates along with some other comic things I post there.