Friday, January 13, 2017

grOw/cinema 1, issue 1 more than a third completed!

I have been working away on the first issue of grOw/cinema #1, "The Ever Expanding Universe".  The first issue will be extra long at about 80 panels. This is equivalent to the last issue of grOw/cOmic#6, which was an extra-long 23 pages. I've really settled into the new style, format, and look. It took a bit to acclimate myself to it, but now the work in flowing nicely. In many ways, I like it better than the ways I've been doing things up to this point. 

I can make softer lines which gives it a nicer, realer feel. This is something I hadn't expected, previously always trying to achieve a nice, crisp line in Adobe Illustrator. I can also light and shade panels so much quicker since, after laying down the base color, I use just a few layers (2 lighting, 2 shading) to achieve lighting affects with a simple gray scale painting. No more choosing subjective colors for lights and shades. I can even apply this gray scale shading over multiple, differently-colored objects and achieve a more harmonious lighting. I love it. I also have been loving using this method to achieve better hair.

As of this writing, I have completed 30 out of 81 panels (and am halfway through panel 31). That's about 38% complete. Now, this was done since about Dec 28th, and not since Nov 28th when the last grOw/cOmic was released. (The time between Nov 28 and Dec 28 was spent working on "real life" end-of-year projects, writing this new series and rough-sketching the panels, building three 3D background scenes, researching and testing this new method, as well as a holiday vacation.)  So, in reality, that's drawing, inking and coloring about 30 panels in just 2 weeks. Hopefully, I can get this first issue done in the next 3 or so weeks. This will be a huge increase in issue productivity!

Since each page is a single, movie-screen ratio panel, I won't be showing a preview from each page, similar to when I produce grOw/stOries. I will release a few previews from each issue every so often.

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year, New Projects, New Format! Happy 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!

I want to thank everyone who had supported me and my work in 2016! Your $upport is the only way I can spend so much time creating grOw/cOmics and grOw/stOries!

2016 saw the wrap-up of grOw/cOmic#6 "Milking the Plot", the 8-issue, 154-page cOmic that celebrated grOw's 10th Anniversary (grOw/cOmic#1, "Milk Farm," being released July 2005). It was the completion of the first decade of grOw! (Note: I said "first" decade — hopefully, there will be many more in the future!)

With 2017 right around the corner, it's time for a new year and new projects. The first new project will also be a new format! While I don't have a definitive name for this format just yet (still mulling it over between 4-5 possibilities), it will join the grOw line (currently "cOmics" and "stOries").  More on that later.

This new format has arisen partially from the many inquiries into whether I would ever make more of the continuing, pencil comic strips from my old BEArchive days. These strips were either the "Busting Out" or "Wishful Thinking" series. These were done roughly, and years ago, and were never originally planned to be viewed by anyone outside of myself.

Many people liked the on-going adventures of the hero, constantly getting into expansive encounters with multiple beauties. I never wanted to recreate these strips, having to start a new; but the idea intrigued me, none the less. If I would do something of this nature, it would have to be a new idea, new story, or a new take on the concept. 

I have also been mulling over coming up with a better way to design an illustrated story/comic for an onscreen presentation. In fact, I experimented with this idea in the beginning of the grOw/cOmic#5 series. In issue#1, the story begins with widescreen images, representing a movie that was being shown to the main characters. Each frame was in the standard 2.35:1 ratio of a Hollywood blockbuster, and not the varying sizes of overlapping panels that constitute your average comic. Furthermore, if you look in the Appendix of this particular issue, you will see that I also separated the text from the image by placing it outside the frame and showed 1 frame per page.

Well, I have taken these two concepts (on-going comic and new format) and will be combining them into a new grOw series!  It will be the continuously-expanding adventures of our hero not unlike some of the storylines you may see in the Addventure (at the BEArchive).  It will be the "succulent dessert" to the "gourmet meal" that are the grOw/cOmics and grOw/stOries.  

I plan to release a few issues, and then, sporadically release more in-between other grOw releases. The current working-name for this new format is "grOw/cinema", as it takes on a movie screen format, is ongoing like an old movie serial, and focuses on imagery (with all text outside the frame). There will be only 1 frame per page, so that you can view it fully onscreen as if you were watching a movie, or still-frames from a movie.

The working title for the story is "The Ever-Expanding Universe". While I will be sticking with this title and storyline for a while, there are always possibilities for more.

I have been experimenting with new methods to drawing, inking and painting as well, since the last grOw release. This new streamlined method will be using the the new format, in hopes that I can release an issue in much shorter intervals than the cOmics (which have taken between 90 and 118 days per issue recently). I am still honing my skills with this new method, and hope to increase my speed with each new panel.

So far, I have written the script, planned out each frame visually for the entire first issue, and built a few background sets in my 3D program. I have also completed the first 4 frames. Unlike the other grOw formats in which the initial drawings are done in pencil and then scanned in, the entire process for grOw/cinema will be digital. Normally, each issue will probably be the same amount of panels as a grOw/cOmic (about 55-65). But this first issue will probably come in around 78 panels, as it also sets up our initial storyline. 78 panels is nearly equivalent to the recent 23-page grOw/cOmic#6, issue 8.

As a teaser, here is a low-resolution preview of one of the frames from this new series in its entirety. It may change before release (as noted above, I am still working on this new method). But it will give you a clear idea of what I have described above.

Happy New Year 2017!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 8 "Climax" RELEASED!

grOw/cOmic 6:
Issue 8: “Climax

HUGE 23-page issue!

Everyone had fallen asleep. The night was over. Or was it? What had Connie been up to all this time in the back room? And why were the girls suddenly waking up feeling... something? This is the explosive final issue of the "Milking the Plot" series! Don't miss it!

Breast Expansion
– Wow, WOW!  
Lactation extreme
Nipple expansion

Balls expansion, excessive cum 
Sexual situations
(MF, FF, MFF — strong)
growth: chemical (consensual and non-consensual)

Coming out 10 years after the release of the first grOw/cOmic (July 2005), "Milking the Plot" is a sequel to "Milk Farm", celebrating the anniversary of the first, internet BE cOmic!

grOw/cOmic 6, issue 8 features:
  • Extra-long 23 full-color pages along with 2 cover versions.
  • Part 8 of a new 8-part series.
Available in either Premium or Standard Versions!
  • PREMIUM Versions: For only $1.95 more, this version is 50% higher resolution (2700 x 3525 pixels); a separate ART-only version (which has all 23 pages with text or narration boxes removed); and also contains 19 pages in pencil sketch form.
  • Standard Versions: Standard resolution (1800 x 2350 pixels) and only 5 art-only pages in the Appendix. 
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Monday, November 28, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, final page completed!

Page 154, the final page of both the issue and the entire series, has been completed. grOw/cOmic#6's 8-issue, 2-year, 154-page run is coming to an end. It's been a long journey, but hopefully one you've enjoyed as a 10-year celebration and sequel to "Milk Farm", the first grOw comic released back in July 2005. Now I have to go into post-production mode, and do a final review (and make any corrections), create the PDFs (standard, premium, and art-only), create the store & website graphics, upload and set-up the cart, and launch this huge, 23-page climactic issue! Hang in there — we are soooo close!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 153 completed!

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (here in the U.S.), I was able to complete the penultimate page of the series, page 153. That means only 1 more page to go in the grOw/cOmic#6, both lats issue and the complete series! Post-production work is already beginning; my wife is in the process of proofreading, and I have been making needed changes. Hang in there!  Release next week!

Monday, November 21, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 152 completed!

I didn't want this page to go into a third day of production, so I worked a little later to get it done. (Friday had some delays with other "real life" work.) With the added work, I was successful and completed page 152 tonight! We are in the home stretch now!  21 pages done, 2 to go!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 151 completed!

Racing towards the finish line, page 151 of grOw/cOmic#6 ("Milking the Plot") has been completed!  This is the 20th page out of 23 of this issue (Issue 8, "Climax"). That means we only have 3 more pages to go!  We are getting so close to completion!  I hope to finish 2 pages next week (hopefully, as Thursday is a major holiday here in the US, which usually spills over into Friday). Then the final page early the following week.  If so, then my goal is to release this final issue of this series between Nov 30 — Dec 2.  Hang in there!