Chapter 4, page 46

December 1st, 2008

Last week, having announced that I was going to start updating again, I was expecting to get maybe five or six comments. I got forty comments, plus a dozen or so emails. I seriously don’t think I’m ever going to stop being shocked and amazed at how much people have responded to this little comic. I’m really sorry if I don’t respond to every individual one; since they all generally boil down to “yay, more updates,” I just want to say thank you all so much. And thanks for reading. I feel like good things are in store.

This page was a little later going up than expected, because at the last minute I decided to rewrite Clare’s dialogue on this and the suceeding page. Of course, I had to rewrite in a way that would fit the existing word balloons, or else I’d have to redraw. And I had to reletter with the tablet, in such a way that the tablet-drawn letters matched the pen-drawn letters. Not that simple! Anyway, this is all just pointless whining to emphasize how I envy those who can write and edit their entire script before ever drawing a single page.

Chapter 4, page 45 | 1 new fanart

November 24th, 2008

So I’m thinking I really need to set a regular schedule for this thing again. I’ve had some concerns in the past that updating one page at a time would screw up the pacing during dramatic scenes, but even one page a week or every other week has to be better than the past few months. So, lets say updates every Sunday night (my time). I actually have enough pages that I should be able to keep that up for a couple of weeks at least. ;)

If anyone is still reading this… Hello!

Chapter 4, pages 42, 43, 44 | 7 new fanart | 20 new fan icons

June 19th, 2008

Um, hi. So. The way my life has been lately, I’ve found it easier to work on the comic when I think of it as something I do purely for my own enjoyment, without pressure to meet expectations. Unfortunately, this means that I’ve been neglecting you guys in terms of emails and posts, to say nothing of new pages. I’m very sorry about that. I apologize to anyone who might have worried I was lying in a ditch somewhere having my face chewed off by monitor lizards, and I’m deeply grateful to everyone for their patience and understanding these past months. It continually amazes me that even during the long dry spells people still think of the comic enough to send me emails and make fanworks, as evidenced by the gorgeous new pieces added to the gallery.

So, anyway, go read the new pages, and I promise that the next set will not take another three months. ^^;; To keep track of updates, as always, there’s the mailing list or the Livejournal feed, which doubles as an RSS feed.

Oh, and I’m afraid I’ve decided to take down the shoutbox. For comments and discussion, there’s still the forum; or, you can leave comments on the LJ.

Chapter 4, pages 40 and 41

April 4th, 2008

Please imagine that November fixed her hair at some point between pages 40 and 41. I have to learn to resist temptation to make her hair a complete mess by chapter’s end. And at some point I’m going to have to go back and fix every single panel in this chapter where I forgot to draw the bandages on November or Red’s hands.

Fans of Golden should be happy to know that, after a long dry spell, there have been a couple of new pages recently! They should also take note that it’s moved to a new site.

Chapter 4, pages 38 and 39

March 1st, 2008

I’m not too satisfied with these pages, but I don’t think fiddling with them is going to make them any better, so… >_<

Um, let’s see… Richard Pulfer at Broken Frontier did a short interview-type-thing with me here. And in somewhat less shocking news, November has been spotted among the shambling undead.

Chapter 4, pages 36 and 37

February 17th, 2008

Okay, I thought setting a date for the update ahead of time would help me avoid stupid delays. Apparently not! Never mind then. Updates are still every ten-ish days.

No matter how neat November’s hair is at the beginning of the chapter, it always seems to be a mess by the end of the chapter.

Chapter 4, pages 34 and 35

February 5th, 2008

Sorry, not much dialogue. Not much to say here, either. :/ Next update will be Thursday, Feb. 14.

Chapter 4, pages 32 and 33 | fan cosplay | fan dolls | fan wallpaper | extras

January 22nd, 2008

I think I’ve finally cleared the backlog of fanworks to post. Sorry to those who had to wait a really long time. I’ve also finally added links in the Extras section to Bearskin and Snow White and Rose Red.

These flashback pages are being drawn with a different brush pen than I used to ink the first part of the flashback; I think they came out closer to the look I was trying to achieve. It’s actually kind of fun inking this way, but it’s pretty sloppy. This should be the last Red flashback for a while, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to practice this style again. :P

Chapter 4, pages 30 and 31.

January 10th, 2008

I seem to be averaging two pages every ten days. That’s… sort of better than one page a week, isn’t it?

It’s that time of the year — the Webcartoonists’ Choice Awards have started up again. Consider this a public service announcement for those who would like to nominate/vote but never even hear that the awards are open until it’s too late. Knowing is half the battle! I don’t think No Rest has a chance this year since there are a lot fewer categories (they eliminated “Outstanding Fantasy”, for one). But it’s still pretty difficult for me to believe that I won at all last year, so that’s fine!

Chapter 4, pages 28 and 29

December 31st, 2007

I managed to Macgyver up a way to keep on using the old scanner, so I can continue being a cheapskate for a while longer! Hurray.

It’s almost New Year. My resolutions for the comic this year are:

  • Finish the site redesign

 

  • Finish putting together the print book

 

  • Bring it up to two pages a week

Erk. I don’t blame you for being skeptical; but I figure I should be able to pull off at least two out of three.