Here we go!
Somethings happened, could it be.... ROBOTS!?
Don't tell anyone, but I think this comic will read a lot better in whole chapter chunks instead of this page-a-week model. So... sorry about the slow start. I need this page-a-week though, creatively, because it's like a deadline. If we HAVE to have it out every week, then I HAVE to keep working on it. If I didn't start this website, if I didn't start posting this thing, I really doubt we'd have gotten as far as we have. It was also important to me, as you'll probably see by the end of Stage One, to take my time establishing Roeke and Miri's relationship and routine so that the impending action and the four issues following are all properly motivated.
Anyway, chapter one will be done in late July, if you wanna come back and enjoy the story at a more natural pace!
Oh hey, some BTS stuff! Don't strain your eyes too much trying to read my chicken scratch. But you can see that not a lot changed from my original layouts.
Artistically, this page is pretty rewarding for me. That middle tier where Roeke is just starting to run and has barely broken into the panel is still one of my favorites, and Manda made it look great in color! Then, of her own accord, she did the yellow and the red backgrounds in the last two, working on a couple levels I can really dig: slow, then stop; followed- more importantly- by caution, then alert! Also, I think I made a good call in reframing it from layout to final. *Pats self on back*
Well, that's all I've got this week, see you Roekers next time!
Born in California, Justin now resides in Portland, OR. He's had a passion for comics from a very young age