Around 60% Complete

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I know I said I'd be doing intervals of 25 with the percents, but Its been a long time and I should talk about the progress.

I say around 60% because I'll be going back and redoing some pages that were already complete, so some progress is being reversed. Mainly I'll be redrawing the first issue for this chapter that I released so long ago, so that's a few pages added onto the pile. I'll also be remaking the cover for Book 2 as well as the chapter cover for "Death at Sea". While those are single pages I will be taking a lot longer a time to work on them in order to make sure they are detailed.

I have a vague plan to get these chapters printed as small issue comics that can be collected to form the full book, so I must ensure the chapter covers function as standalone comic book covers.

I still won't make any predictions as work between pages is varying in length (as well as side work that cannot be avoided, unfortunately), but do know it's still being worked on.

As always, thank you!



Back to Work

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My small break from comic work is over and I have returned to working on the recent chapter. Still have a lot to finish before its release, but during my break I've adopted a stronger working attitude and will be using it to hasten the work. I won't be taking commissions as rapidly as I was and am refocusing myself on finishing the chapter.


Small Stop

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I will be taking a small break working on the current chapter to finish up a batch of commissions and small work on another project. The commissions have piled up and I'd like to take this short break to finish them up instead of working on them sporadically. The work will take the next two or three weeks to finish and then I will go back to working on the chapter. I will make another post when I make the switch back.

I've mentioned before that I've been dealing with commissions and other projects on top of Scrap & Topheavy, so I hope this small break in the chapter's work isn't a huge surprise.

Thank you.


Chapter One 50% Done

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'Death at Sea' has reached the middle of its completion with few hiccups in progress. The latter half of the chapter is left, but progress will slow down a tad bit due to other projects and paid work needing attention on top of this.

I'm very proud of the way these pages are turning out. Proud enough to say these new pages put the old comics to great shame. It's impossible to show through text, so I'll give a spoiler free preview of the new style.


Taking my time on these pages is helping a lot. so I must thank everyone for their patience when it comes to my lack issues released.

I will make another update when I reach 75% completion.


Moving Along

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The day has come where I can announce that I will be transitioning into drawing and coloring the full pages for "Death at Sea". It's been slow to start, but I thank you for your patience if you're still with me. To prepare you for the continued wait I'll put the work into perspective: There are about 70 pages to draw and color for this chapter, and with no real time constraint I will be slowing myself down a bit when working on them to make sure they come out looking as good as possible. I may be able to manage completing one page a day, but commissions and other work will get in the way of that challenge.

On top of starting the actual pages I will be writing and story-boarding Chapter 2 (And any further chapters should I finish that) to keep the pace up and make sure the down time between chapters is as short as possible. I will confirm right now that I have every chapter for Book 2 planned out in full, so I'm not winging this story as I go along, nor will I suddenly drop this after like 3-4 chapters.

I still will not make a promise as to the date of release, but from what I said above you can estimate about the minimum time it should take. I will release updates when I am 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% done with the pages, and then make an announcement the day before I upload all the pages. I suggest changing your subscription feed to the blog instead of the main comic page so you get all the updates and don't end up with 70 notifications when all the pages are uploaded individually.

As always, thank you for reading, and thank you for your patience!


Still Moving

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Over the past few weeks I've been putting work into several commissions as well as my other projects alongside the latest chapter, but I can now say that the work on those will be wrapping up fairly quickly, and I can then focus entirely on the chapter.

Story-boarding for 'Death at Sea' is almost finished, and I will transitioning to drawing the full pages. I plan to complete one page a day, which will be slow progress but will move the work forward at a steady rate.

Thank you for your patience. I will put out an update when I move on to drawing the pages.


Grand Opening

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People were asking for some sort of update blog about the comic seeing as it no longer has a schedule, and as time went on it became a better idea since people might think this place is dead without it.

I'll try to keep updates consistent, but since they are going along with unscheduled work there won't be a schedule to these either.

I'm unsure as to what I should post without spoiling too much on upcoming chapters, so I'm open to suggestions in the comments.

I'll start this update blog off right with an update on the 'Death at Sea' chapter progress. I currently have the chapter written out, and am now story boarding the pages with minor revisions. The sketching is almost done and once it's completed I will start page revisions and slide right into drawing the full pages.

Once the chapter is finished and out the site's presentation will change with all pages from the chapter coming out at once, and each page will be displayed by themselves. No longer will the comics be presented in a long, scrolling page. Just a heads up. I will also update the navigation so you can go between chapters without having to backtrack and spoil the story for yourself.

Thank you for reading, and I'm glad you all stuck around through this down time.