Last week I received the proof copy of the test edition of vol1, but some health issues (I was literally agonizing last Monday, those who follow me on twitter know it) and the sudden death of my main computer (currently trying to restore it) kept me from posting it here.
The good news: It looks fantastic. Only a few tones of gray fail in some pages (mainly Alherani’s cloak in night scenes and looks like a printing error) but the overall impression is 8/10. I cannot expect more from Createspace, really. In another world, or another time, if I had enough people interested in a book I could try to do a KS campaign. But I think it’s not the case. Maybe for the complete story?
The size is A5, it has +160pages. So it’s big and pretty.
Anyway, I hope to have the first volume finished next year. I only have to complete the extra stories (Lalaii’s tree got lost and I had it already pencilled) and fix the English version (hey, looking for beta testers!)
Finally I got a bit of time to work on my part of the SpiderForest traveling sketchbook. Such an amazing project!
Made with brush markers, chinese ink (lines and first wash in greys) and Sakura markers (greys) over a mechanical pencil sketch. This one could be considered my last #Inktober of this year.
Visit SpiderForest, the comic collective which MoonSlayer belongs to.
MoonSlayer was reviewed by the lovely cast of the comic My Hero. Check it out!
I only have to say to Lark that my Elven-to-Common translation skills are improving, but my Elven is nearly perfect :_D Also that Syrma wants to punch him in the face XD While Menkar suggested a duel with bare hands.
And I hope to please Hasera in the current chapter. I’ll try to do my best.
Yes. I have to start studying again for the public examinations to apply for a teaching job. That’s my life since I finished my studies.
But this is not a hiatus.
I had put this comic on hiatus before, a whole year, and that was bad for me and for the comic. I had to completely start over and regain my readership.
So this time I’d do a completely different thing. I’ll update the comic once per two weeks (two times per month) or I’ll will try it.
I started a different method to work on the comic. Instead of doing each page separately (draft, sketching, inking, post-process, toning, lettering) one by one, I’ll do that by scene. So I’ll work a bunch of 4-5 pages at the same time.
I did that with the end of chapter 5 and the process was a lot quicker! I have less hours to work on the comic, and I have to finish other projects too, but I don’t plan to abandon MoonSlayer a whole year again!
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