Thursday, March 26, 2009

Page 70 completed

My "real life" work continues, slowing the progress of issue 5 (epilogue) of grOw/cOmic#3, "An Inconvenient Growth". However, I am slowly making headway. Here is page 70, which also took longer due to the amount of "special effects" needed to be rendered. Page 71 will be a slow one in coming as well, as it is a detailed page with a number of panels and head shots. Enjoy the preview! I'm off to start page 71.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Page 69 complete!

I wasn't able to get this page done on Friday — it was too detailed, and I ran out of time, especially with "real life" work showing its busy head again. This may be the case on and off for the next week or two. However, I am hoping it won't be as bad as it was 2 weeks ago, when there were no updates for 3+ weeks. It may be two or three days between updates for a bit. We will see. In the meantime, enjoy the latest preview!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Page 68 completed!

Yep, making good progress this week. I may have been able to do more, but the added effects that were required for these pages (which you may have noticed — water drops, lighting, etc) took a little extra time. I am enjoying working on these pages, and experimenting with enhancing some of these techniques, that I have used before. Enjoy the preview!

Here is the current progress map on this newest issue. As mentioned before, it will be 2 pages longer than the previous issues!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Page 67 completed!

Another page down! Hoping that I won't jinx myself by saying so, but I am glad I am making good progress after such a long delay. It feels good! Plus, with all the detail that is needed on some of these recent pages, the pace has been quite steady! Enjoy the preview! I'm off to start page 68.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

grOw/cOmic#3 Collection (issues 1-4)

The grOw/cOmic#3 Collection (issues 1-4) is now available at the BA Studios store ( ). My host was able to fix the error that prevented me from making this a Collection. (Note: issue 5, or "Epilogue", is still in production, and is not part of this Collection.)

Page 66, completed!

I nearly posted this yesterday, but it was too damned late. :) I was up late, and decided to finish the second page of the issue. But I didn't quite have the "strength" to post it. Enjoy the preview, as I now head off to work on page 67!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Page 65 complete! Issue 5 underway!

After a long, tiring month, I am back in the saddle again with this first update of the newest issue of "An Inconvenient Growth". This issue will be an epilogue to the main story, allowing you to check up on Julie and Tyler and what happens after the AugMentCo employees are asked to leave for a few days. The "trip" has been completed, and now it is time to enjoy the "destination" for a while. Enjoy the preview!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Still here, updates coming....

Yes, it's been an even longer while since last post. I am still here! Thanks for all the prodding messages to poke me into giving an update. Time has passed so quickly in the last month that I just realized it's been 5 weeks since the release of the last issue! Sorry about that! My head is spinning.

OK. Why no updates since? See the last post for most of it. The "real life" work continued for 2-3 weeks longer than expected. It just started slowing down this week.

So with the slow down, where are the updates for issue 5 (Epilogue) to grOw/cOmic#3 ? Well, do remember that this newly added issue was only conceived at the last minute (2-3 days before the release of the last issue). All 4 issues of grOw/cOmic#3 were written, planned, and sketched before I started posting updates for it. For issue 5, it was all in my head. So, during the last month, while I was getting bombarded from all directions, I did all of this for issue 5 (Epilogue) -- writing, planning (thumbnails sketches of each page), and pencil drawing each page.

The good news is that, today, in terms of all this work, I finished the last page of the issue! Now it's on to the inking and coloring of the pages, which I usually post near-daily updates! Yay!

More good news is that issue 5 will be 2 pages longer than previous issues, at 18 pages!

So-so news, is that, since its been so long, I was going to release the grOw/cOmic#3 Collection (issues 1-4) today, but due to technical troubles, I could not. I am in discussion with tech support now. My Host changed hands in the last 2 weeks, which isn't helping! I am hoping it will all be corrected by time I am done with issue 5.

I may have to change Hosts, which will be a huge undertaking. I am shopping around for a turn-key ecommerce site that will allow my... ahem... kind of site, as well as provide an easy digital download ecommerce solution for my store.

Hang in there! Thank you for your interest and support! This delay will hopefully be a thing of the past!