Thursday, September 30, 2004

Snark!

No, this is not a misspelled Thundercats reference, it's just that Nahast has been snarked! Websnark is run by a friend of mine from the RPG field, and offers pretty good commentary on webcomics. I've discovered a few new additions to my bookmarks from his review, so check it out! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Many, many things

Pfeh... I tend to forget that I have this blog on the site now... anyhoo, there are many things to report.

First of all, for all of you D&D players, there's a very real and substantial update on the d20 role-playing section; the spirits. What spirits are and how they work in Nahast, and also how you can go about making your own spirits for your games. That's not all for the Dreamlands, of course... a spirit creature template is in the works.

OK... what next... Oh, yes; I made a DeviantArt gallery, for those of you who don't check my LiveJournal where I announced it first.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Conspiracy!

Just when I finally left the comic in the server for the automatic upload to kick in... it doesn't work and I have to push the manual update today. It seems Keenspace was stuck in its update queue and missed a few.

If you're observant, you will note a tonal change in the shadows in the characters, and that's beacuse I'm using a different shading technique that appears to work well and even save me some time too.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Results

Well... Bristol is definitely rougher than Firenze, but being able to draw the whole page in a single sheet is definitely helping my composition; I'll try more daring layouts in the future :). I worked on letter-size Firenze sheets, which forced me to draw on both sides of the sheet (even if I could just as easily have used a different sheet...).

I also scanned the whole page at once rather than panel by panel; it felt a little easier and quicker to do, and I guess it will be quicker when I have the same character appearing more frequently in the same page.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Trying new things

Normally, I write a script for the comic. I'm a writer, so I sit down and write what I have in mind for the story, letting the characters take me where they would logically go given a direction.

However, given that the current scene is primarily visual, I started making the storyboards first; I still have the idea of what's going on and what's going to happen firmly in my head, but this time I'm letting the pictures be the prime movers of narration, instead of the words. So far, I'm liking the results and have storyboarded the next four pages; poke me if you want me to scan them and upload the thumbnail storyboards in which I work; note: they have spoilers :)

And VOTE FOR DERREXI in the Miss Keenspace contest! (warning: lots of pictures)

Oh, and it's a new month now; the buzzComix ranking has reset, so it's time to start voting like crazy once more! :)