Good morning, dear readers 💚✨
Just wanted to share a bit about where things are, progress-wise.
Page 94 is actually done, as of 6am this morning! I am very busy with commissions this week, but hope to have it posted in the next couple of days, as well as proper scans of all the Orcish Tent Correction redraws.
My plan, as I move forward, is to post the redraw scans on Patreon as they are, and get them put in place on the existing pages as soon as possible – that isn’t going to be an immediate update (I need help with my Photoshop skills, so my amazing Wife will be stepping in to paste them into the old pages, and that will take some time). So I will be keeping the old pages up, for now, with a note about the upcoming edit and apology for the issue, and then replace them asap.
This also means the story will continue to move forward, from here, anyway! Production on page 95 will start tomorrow. I am so relieved to be getting back to new page creation and can’t wait for you all to see what’s next.
I am also hoping, this year, to create pages more regularly – I haven’t figured out exactly how to make that work, but scrambling to find only minutes each day to work on new pages is no longer okay with me. I need to make a change. More on that as I figure it out (or honestly, you might just see it working by more regular updates!). I also hope to get posted somewhere like Webtoon, for better exposure. Not to invoke the dreaded e-word, but platforms like that are growing rapidly, and it would be foolish of me not to give it a shot. I’ve been asked at pretty much every comic-related event I tabled at last year if I’m on there. So maybe it’s time to listen.
I’ll still be on here, of course, and all other sites I use to broaden the reach of Tock’s tale!
And don’t forget, you can always help me get to more regular updates by pledging on Patreon! Every pledge helps, no matter how small. The more I make here ➡ the less I have to be at my day job ➡ the more time I have for furthering this project! And of course, each pledge comes with some lovely benefits. More information on my main page.
Thanks for sticking with me, everyone. Hope the new year has been kind to you so far, and that you’re looking forward to the next steps in this journey we’re taking together!
Buckling down on really getting this page finished. Life is busy, so I usually allocate myself 15 minutes a day to work on the comic’s pages, finishing each one little by little even if its slower progress than I’d like.
I’ve slipped on even that small Tock Time lately, usually only getting that time in every 2 or 3 days.
BUT. Today it’s more apparent to me that ever that the world NEEDS stories of hope and love, which Tock’s story is, in essence. How will we survive, and be fair to each other, without encouragement to believe in those things?
I will be trying harder to get more and more of my own hopeful, loving comic down on paper.
Hi everyone! Thanks as always for keeping an eye out.
Page 53 is very, very nearly done. I hope to get it finished today, and posted later this week. A while ago I’d also queued some sketchwork posts, and I think they’ve all been posted now, so updates will be a little less frequent for a short time (until I can get more sketchwork done and scanned).
As far as planning goes, I do have the next 5 pages mapped out as well as a rough draft of the plot that will cover many more. The way I work, I only map out the specifics of a few pages at a time, to see how the layouts will flow togetherl. I write out the specific dialogue – like what each character is actually, specifically saying – at that point. But before that part of the process, I do write the conversation out in general as I work out where the characters are going next. And of course, I have a general idea of where the story’s going (and an endgame in mind), which may or may not manifest the way I expect.
I’ve also been drawn to brainstorm a lot lately about two races on Tock’s world that we won’t get to see for a long time, but who’s history is very important as to how Tock’s world is now…..
I guess that’s all for now, so hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon 🙂