Sorry about the lack of Blog updates, it's been a busy couple of weeks so lets just get right into it:
We had a table in Authors Avenue generously provided by Ronda and Brian at R Squared Studios. We had books 1 and 2 on sale (no stickers here due to con policy) and the newly printed up postcards. There was pretty good traffic although I don't think people where really there to buy comics. That being said we sold a few books and saw a bunch of friends. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and/or bought something!
Here's what the Trouble half of the table looked like. The benefit of only one table was that it was full of stuff and looked quite good. Anyway, everything we really well. We had a good time manning the table and talking to people. The next con will be Kokomo Comic Con, another small one, sometime this fall. Details to follow...
Chapter 3 Goings On
Chapter 3 continues to progress. We're up to page 12 counting the cover and title page. Speaking of the cover, the placeholder image has gotten upgraded to a further-along placeholder image:
I'm making a concerted effort to not make this cover blue. Chapters 1 & 2 are fairly different but still have a lot of similarities. Luckily the eclipse can be orange so takes care of that. Still lots of purple, which seems to dominate by art (it's cause I don't want to use pure black and that's the best analog).
Also page 11 got a little bit of an art upgrade. I think it does a much better job of establishing the setting now. I made up a quick mini-poster of that image:
I don't know quite how this image will be used, we might include it in the chapter 3 print comic if we need to pad out a signature. It could become a little series if we have enough future "Locations of Interest".
Last thing to mention regarding Chapter 3, the art on many of the pages is getting some reworking and enhancements a few days to a week after it's posted. Much of this is due to the fact that once the whole spread is done some possibilities become apparent and stuff is reworked to accommodate them. Other times I'm just not happy with some things and the extra time allows me to make some fixes. I'd love to have everything perfect on Wednesday morning, but that's not always possible. So you might take a minute to run back through Chapter 3 as it very well might have changed since you last saw it.
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