There is actual news to go with the bi monthly art! Le gasp. First, DT final chapter final page was made. Its not up yet of course but it will soon. What does that mean actually? Doesn’t mean DT suddenly end. Just like there were a prologue before chapter 1 there is an epilogue coming which i begin drawing today. How long will it be? I do not know i’ve yet to sit down to do writing for it nor do i even have the time to actually do said writing with all that this being worked on at the time. The era of having a full week to just write before a chapter is a time of the long past. So instead what will happen is that i will be producing 1 to 3 pages per relevent character to show what happened to them years after the events of the moonless age, which by the time of the epilogue that age will be over. I will be evaluating the amount of time i need to finish producing the new DT site and try to do the amount of epilogues to match it. Then the final epilogue scene will be made. Only once the new site is ready will that final epilogue go up, if all goes well.
I’m hoping for december … hoping. Itd be nice to wrap up the year with the final epilogue.
As for Hel’s start thats a big question as i do want that 7 days pre production to get the first story just right. Story , not chapter, as i want something different for this project than a grand 20 years multi chapter epic. In contrast there is already a hundred time more pre production work put into Hel than was made for DT’s at the start. Given the time we had to work on concepting and the experience gained through the years. Hope the readers who stuck around till DT’s end will enjoy whats coming. You can get sort of a preview below in the comic exchange i’ve started with Kite. The page feel and layout will be drasticly different .
Other news is that our little circle of friends have been busy bees since Maca started heltober and we’ve had our first Eld themed roleplay session. You will find the massive art dump at the bottom of this thread. I do not advise to load this on your cellphone. Kite who had been rather hands off on DT concept work have been very engaged in the production of characters for the next comic , greatly increasing the output of late.
Last before the art dump is another personal study ; game making. Perhaps it’ll be short lived but ever since our gamejam of june i’ve been looking forward to find a team to make new things and learn. In the meantime i’ve done a personal gamejam over the weekend. Producing a silly little janky hel moth shooting bullets at dancing bloodsuckers game. A 2 minute play for a 10 hours of study. Something ridiculously small and barebone, barely getting the label of game but it is , a, first, step. Beside the interest in game dev in general i am hoping that by learning a game engine i can enhance the next project interactivity. Say for exemple, the world map could scroll with your mouse using html5.