Ive taken a different tack on the next installment of BINARY. Instead of constructing a loose story, creating the story art, then refinining the story once visuals are completed (as i did with PAPERTIGER,EXPLODER and DOWN) with WILDFLOWER im writing the dialogue first. which was great for working with action.
Will either release the next chapter in one or two parts, part one dialogue ready, artwork commencing next week.
Loose to do list
- dev work on secret history, detail first 8, plus breakdowns
- artwork, kingdom acrobat
- headspace BINARY: Intermission
- review notes for BINARY 5-8
Golem DA. Losing the hard drive sucks. Now logging all docs to Ubuntu one, but at the time the lappy had no net connect. L
esson learned but sucks to go all the way back to sq1, when I was very happy with the initial 8. The rest… Off the mark. Edit. Found old version.
Ps. who gives a shit about future plans when there is a month delay between final art —> lettering/publication. Too long.
Its hard to sit on art thats ready, but the story has not been gelling. Fuck. 3 weeks hadn’t cracked it, not sure why.
But slowly panels have been coming together and it seems like the parts that are in place should have been that way from the beginning. So simple.
A few pages locked in, a few to do, getting closer. Need actions not words.
The comics look great on the ol’ iPad, but on a hi-res monitor they were looking a bit lost being limited in size. Now they’ll scale to fit the browser.
Of course the flaws, general untidiness of the artwork would become more in your face, but hell, convenience trumps such insecurities and all it takes is the browser window to be reduced.
Checked out some of my old kingdom artwork – improvements have definitely been made, but it gets me thinking… I might start illustrating the one-off ACROBAT after DOWN release.
Plenty of work still to do with the 19 pages of art to letter. Getting closer. As posted on facebook this hefty chunk of content will conclude DOWN.
I hate caped crusaders, but the Black and White art by Dan Schkade is too good to pass up.
Takes standard crime conventions into the surreal, presented in short episodes and thankfully the crusader component keeps to the shadows.
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+1 month and work continues. Had a great break away from machines, + recharge.
10 pages of DOWN art are ready. Not all are coloured, and there is nothing to be released yet. I’ve added another 8 pages, but most of these are a single panels moved to pages for pacing so we’re not talking a huge extension. Having fun with this and starting to see the light at the end.
Happy to see this released as a chunk even though its taking a while to get out, I honestly don’t know whether long stretches between updates hamper peoples ability to enjoy the story or not.
Three pages in on the next installment of DOWN. Work continues.
Just checked out the Comic Rocket app for Android on the Nexus7 – Its a great way to read BINARY on the tablet if you’re already using their website to bookmark your favourite comics.
BINARY gets to scale full screen within the APP, the only downside in the early release is that you cant swipe off/close the navigation at this stage which crops off the smallest amount of page content. Transitioning between pages is as smooth as a babies arm.