UPDATE on Roux's New Comic

7th Sep 2018, 11:05 PM

UPDATE on Roux's New Comic
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LeRenardRoux on 7th Sep 2018, 11:05 PM

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Hey, everyone! It’s been awhile! I wanted to share an update on my progress and drop a little teaser art to give you a sense of what the new comic will look like. These are some minor characters whose designs I don’t have to be quite as secretive about (but their names shall remain a mystery)!

TL;DR: Tons of progress is being made! I expect to start posting in the new year!

So I got a lot of great feedback on that first draft from May, including from fellow CF comic creators Taily (Awkward Paws) and Proxy170 (Project Arc). That feedback helped me develop an updated (and I believe really solid) second draft! I’ve got a few fresh sets of eyes reading that right now, but I’m pretty confident in the overall structure, so I’ve started thumbnailing!

I expect the comic to come in at around 300 pages when all is said and done. My original plan was to thumbnail the first 100 and then start drawing the earliest pages in earnest while continuing to thumbnail and make minor dialogue tweaks in between; that way I could get to what I really want to do, which is launching the darn thing! But two of my Trusted Advisors were confident that I should complete the entire thumbnailing process before moving onto finished pages. I was reluctant to do this, but the further I get into thumbnailing, the more I think they’re right! It won’t take as long as it might sound. I started in mid-August and I’m already up to about 120.

This does mean I probably won’t be able to start posting as early as I’d hoped. I wanted to launch the comic before the end of this year, but really, why throw away the opportunity to create the biggest buffer possible over Christmas? I have a lot of faith in this idea, and since I know a lack of groundwork was the downfall of TW@WC, I want to allow the breathing room to give this project all the groundwork it needs.

So, yeah! I’ve been super busy and I’m really excited! I’ll be sure to share more when there are new developments. Stay lovely, friends!

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HeSerpenty on 8th Sep 2018, 1:34 AM

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Ooo so exciting, Roux!!!! I can't wait to see what you have in store with this! I shall wait patiently yet eagerly for more! :3 :3

LeRenardRoux on 9th Sep 2018, 2:24 PM

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LeRenardRoux
Ah, thank you dear!! It's so hard to restrain myself from just jumping in! XD

Proxy170 on 8th Sep 2018, 4:34 PM

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Looking forward to it! :D It'll be a ways off, but I'm curious if in the end you think the thumbnailing process is worth it for the whole comic. One day I hope to do a shorter comic (200 pages maybe) and I wonder if it'd really help?

LeRenardRoux on 9th Sep 2018, 2:29 PM

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LeRenardRoux
I'll definitely let you know! I think it will be good for location design continuity. I've already caught a few things that should have been in locations earlier so they could be mentioned/seen in later pages.

Vivocateur on 8th Sep 2018, 10:59 PM

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Vivocateur
Ooh! Exciting news!
I can't wait to see what you have in store for the new year. The character designs look cool :)

LeRenardRoux on 9th Sep 2018, 6:12 PM

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LeRenardRoux
Thanks!! :) I can't wait to share!

The Accidental Ninja on 10th Sep 2018, 3:08 PM

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The Accidental Ninja
I read this just as I'm planning out my own comic and calculating when I should launch it, and discovering that it's going to be a lot later than I'd expected (to my disappointment), so I totally understand the boat you're in. All I can say is, planning is hard, prepping comics is hard, but it looks like you're on a good track, and I wish you the best of luck! :)
(And it looks like we might end up launching our comics at around the same time xD)

LeRenardRoux on 10th Sep 2018, 8:30 PM

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LeRenardRoux
Thanks! Man, it is hard, but I think all that upfront work will pay off in the end! I popped over to your under construction site and the art on your test page looks really good! Looking forward to what you've got in store!

The Accidental Ninja on 15th Sep 2018, 1:35 PM

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The Accidental Ninja
It's a lot harder than most people realize, isn't it? x'D

And ahh, thanks! xD
(if you'd like, I can let you know whenever I start posting the comic?)

I look forward to what you have in store too! :D
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