Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015: grOw's 10th Anniversary. Special Sale!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   To celebrate 10 years of grOw (launched July 30, 2005) and heading into the 11th year, you can get 30% off your entire order during the first week in 2016 (December 31, 2015 – January 7, 2016, 11:59pm EST [GMT-4]). 

To receive this discount, enter coupon code grow2015 in the coupon code field in your cart and press the "Apply Coupon" button.  This will apply a 30% off discount off your entire order.  Hurry!  Expires January 7, 2016, 11:59pm EST [GMT-4].

To receive discount, you must enter coupon code grow2015 in the field in your cart and apply discount. Discount must be confirmed before you purchase your order. Discount cannot be applied to previous orders or any order that was intentionally or mistakenly made without the coupon code.

Here's to another 10 years!

And another...

And another...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 89 completed!

As the final preview of 2015, I was able to finished page 89 of grOw/cOmic#6. And that's "for real" this time (as I mistakenly titled the last blog entry originally as page 89 when it was supposed to be 88). With this being page 15 out of 18 in issue 5 of the series, that means there is only 3 more pages to go (plus the cover of issue 6). Hang in there, we're almost at the finish line for the latest issue!

Happy New Year 2016 !

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 88 completed!

I worked a little extra in order to complete the latest page before the Christmas holiday. With the completion of page 88, we only have 4 pages to go (plus the cover of issue 6 which is seen at the end of the issue as a sneak preview)! Between Christmas and New Years next week, I probably won't get as much done as usual — but I hope to complete at least 1 more page next week. Hang in there!

Monday, December 21, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 87 completed!

I finished page 87 (page 13 of 18 in issue 4). I should have finished it this past Friday, but I had some "real life" errands needing completion as well as going to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Sorry, I couldn't pass on that!  :)

There was a lot of "flesh sculpting" and shadows on this page which took a little extra time. I also had to render the background for one of the panels 3 times, since I kept getting the wrong result in terms of size (my fault). 

It's now on to the last 5 pages...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 86 completed!

Another day, another page!  After getting a good head start yesterday after finishing page 85, I was able to make great progress and completed page 86 only 1 day after. Considering the "real life" project issues I have been juggling at the same time (wrestling with Outlook email HTML signatures... boooo, MS!), I am happy I was able to finish a new page so quickly. However, I think if it wasn't for those issues, I would have been able to finish the page by the end of the day yesterday! (Yes, that would have been 2 pages completed in 1 day, one in the morning, and one in the evening.)

We are at the two-thirds mark now, with 12 pages of 18 completed!  Hang in there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 85 completed!

Soooo close. I was almost able to complete page 85 yesterday, which would have been 1 day after the last. However, after spending an extra 2 hours longer, I realized I still had about an hour more to go. While not much, it was just getting a bit too late. So, I finished up the page this morning — page 11 of 18 in issue 5.  7 more to go!

Friday, December 11, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 84 completed!

I am so happy that I was able to get at least a second page done this week (and had begun work on the third) with the completion of page 84. It's been a busy week with my "real life" graphic design work that, as per usual, has a tendency to peak a bit in December, being the end of the year and all. This, unfortunately, ate up more time than I had hoped. But things are still moving along fairly steadily.  10 pages down, 8 to go.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 83 completed!

Well, it's been a bit of a struggle, but we have made it to the halfway point of issue 4 with the completion of page 83. 9 pages down, 9 to go.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 82 completed!

Well, it took an extra day than planned, but page 82 (the 8th page of issue#5, "The Plot Revealed") has been completed. The extra time was needed for a "real life" project (they tend to pop up this time of year) as well as an extra day for me to fend off a cold. When a cold gives you that foggy-head feeling, it's not a good time to focus on drawing, details, and steady hands. So, I spent the time working on simple "production" work on the RL project instead. One more page and we will be at the half-way mark! Whoot!

Monday, November 30, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 81 completed!

Well, the Thanksgiving weekend has passed, and it's time to get back to work.  I was able to finish page 81 today, after beginning it last week. We're entering the middle third of the issue and full steaming ahead. Enjoy the preview!

Monday, November 23, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 80 completed!

Still chipping away at a constant pace, I just finished page 80 (page 6 of 18 of issue 5). We are now at the one-third mark. There will probably be a small slowdown at the second half of this week as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S.  For now, on to page 81...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 79 completed

Once again, I decided to work a little later in order to finish a page. I was so close at the "end of day", that I wanted to keep going to the completion of page 79. (I also had lost some time this morning due to a late-start walk/jog as well as some "real life" work. So, I wanted to make up for that.) There were some details that took some time, as well, on this page, namely from vodka bottles (refractions, reflections, glass effects, etc.). 

This page was a little more difficult to choose a crop for the preview. I had a few options, but I think this one was the best. The others did not have as much impact in the "BE" realm.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 78 completed!

I was finally able to finish page 78 today.  It was a long journey to this point, fraught with numerous time-consuming events.  A last minute real-life project, a maddening struggle with operating system and driver software (I lost over a half-day of work time trying to get it all to work properly), and then the detail of the page itself.  For now, the software issue has been mostly resolved, allowing me to continue work. (However, I may need a full reinstall soon (a day-long event).) The page detail was quite heavy due to many factors, including many panels, many characters per panel, liquid effects, motion effects, clothing effects (tears, wet-stained, see-through, wrinkled, etc.)  I even worked a few extra hours today so that I could complete it without yet another day passing.

Well, it's on to page 79 (page 5 of 18 of the issue). Hopefully, things will go smoother.  Enjoy the preview (which is the color version of a pencil preview shown a few weeks ago).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 77 completed!

I had really hoped to have finished page 77 yesterday, but a combination of real-life work popping up and extra special effects required for the page made it just a bit impossible to do so. But I was able to complete it today, with all the drips, drops, puddles, and rivers in their full glory.  On to the next page...

Monday, November 9, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 76 completed!

I was able to make great progress and just finished page 76 of grOw/cOmic#6. This is the second page of issue 5 ("The Plot Revealed"). I worked late to get it done today because I was so close to completion "at quitting time." The extra work was due to the extra "special effects" required for this page (as you can see a bit in this preview): splatters, squirts, wet clothing, reflections, ripples, splashes. It was well worth the time.  ;)

Friday, November 6, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 75 completed!

The first page of issue 5 for grOw/cOmic#6 has been completed. I actually finished it yesterday, but forgot to post the preview, as I was done very late in the day. 

I had a few delays getting to this point; I had hoped to have completed 2 pages by the end of this week.  Some "real life" projects had popped up, as well as an unfortunate dental incident. Seems an old filling had developed decay underneath it, and part of my tooth broke off while munching popcorn (last Thursday). No pain, just surprise. However, this left the filling exposed and a fractured tooth. Turned out it couldn't be refilled, and since it was so deep, needed a root canal. "Oh yay." $$$ The first part of that was Wednesday; I go back in 2 weeks for the final cap.

But, for now, it's on to page 76...

Monday, November 2, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 5 pencils completed, scanned.

I finished the pencils this past Friday for issue 5 of "Milking the Plot." I didn't post this until today because I didn't complete the pencils until very late, and had not scanned any of them (I wanted to include 2 previews with this post).  Each page is drawn at about 11"x15", so it takes 2 scans per page, and some compositing to get it ready for inking and painting (and previewing). I completed this stage today, allowing me to choose a couple of previews from all the drawings. Tomorrow, I will be able to start inking and painting, which means color previews will be coming soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 5 pencils half done

I've been working over the last few days on the pencil drawings for issue 5 ("The Plot Revealed") of grOw/cOmic#6 ("Milking the Plot") and was able to complete half of them (9 of 18 pages). It took a little extra time as many frames required simple Poser figure set-ups to make sure I had proper proportions to the camera angles I chose. I also used these virtual models to make sure I had proper placement and angle of characters in relation to the background. Over the coming week, I will be working on the next 9 pages and hope to begin the ink and paint stage by the end of next week.

Monday, October 19, 2015

grow/cOmic#6, issue 5 work begins!

For the past 2 weeks, since the release of issue 4, I have been working on getting ready to launch into the production of issue 5, titled "The Plot Revealed." This gearing up included a lot things: 
  1. Clearing my plate of "real life' work projects I had put off to get issue 4 out as soon as possible.
  2. Recrafting and writing more storyline so as to add more chapters. I was able to add 2 more for a total of 8! I had to do this before working on issue 5 to make sure the story stayed consistent with the new ideas for chapters 6 and 7. This included a slight rewrite of the ending of issue 5. While chapters 7 and 8 are not completely written yet, I have a good outline for them. I will be finishing up the writing for the last chapters between now and when I begin work on issue 6. When all is said and done, this series will wind up having between 144-150 pages in total!
  3. Setting up Poser and Shade3D backgrounds for issue 5. Before drawing some of the scenes, I need to make sure I match my characters to the 3D background. Because of this, I stick a simple Poser figure in the 3D background and use it as a proportional model to draw the final figures from so that they meld with the scene.
  4. And finally, beginning the actual drawing of issue 5. I have completed 2 pages and a small start on page 3 (page 77 of the series).  When I get more done, I will be posting a few pencil previews.

Friday, October 2, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 4 RELEASED!

grOw/cOmic 6:
Issue 4: “Conflict”

Caught! Accusations fly and revenge is about to be dished out. In the meanwhile, Dan is held back from rescuing the accused by an enormous pair of breasts that are growing even bigger.

Breast Expansion
– big, huge, very Huge!  
Nipple expansion

Clothes stretching

growth: chemical (consensual, and non-consensual/forced)

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 4 features:
  • 19 full-color pages along with 2 cover versions (1 more than usual).
  • Part 4 of a new multi-part series.

Available in either Premium or Standard Versions!
  • PREMIUM Versions: For only $1.45 more, this version is 50% higher resolution (2700 x 3525 pixels), a separate ART-only version (which has all 19 pages with text or narration boxes removed), and also contains 13 pages in pencil sketch form.
  • Standard Versions: Standard resolution (1800 x 2350 px) and only 5 art-only pages in the Appendix. 
  • Optional add-on: "Director's Commentary" PDF — Similar to the "Director's Commentary" track on movie DVDs, this added PDF is the cOmic shown with numerous comments made on each page from BustArtist regarding the characters, artwork, techniques, and design & layout. Only 99¢!
AVAILABLE NOW AT !  (Visa, MC, PayPal)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Last page of grOw/cOmic#6, issue 4 completed!

A day later than I had hoped, I was finally able to complete the final page (p.74) of issue 4 ("Conflict") of grOw/cOmic#6 ("Milking the Plot")! I ran afoul of some software issues on this past Friday which made me lose at least 5 hours of work time. Wonky results from both Adobe Illustrator and the Wacom Cintiq driver, reinstalling and resetting preferences, and some emails to tech support really ate up valuable time on Friday. 

Once I was able to launch into some real work, the last page of the issue needed some retooling to start with. The original page was... "OK". While the final, half-page panel was (and still is) intense, I felt the other half-page panel above it had much less impact now than when I first drew it. Also, the text (dialogue and narration) was too sparse and a bit too vague. So I sketched, used Poser and my 3D program, and came up with a new and much better frame (actually breaking it into 2), and enhanced and added much more to the text. Add to all of that the complexity of the page — with plenty of liquidy effects as well as a complex overlapping of characters that well fit the title of the issue — which always takes extra time.

So, with 19 pages of this issue now done, what's next?  I need to draw and ink & paint the cover to issue 5. I also need to quickly review the script to make sure the idea I have for issue 5 is correct. (Those following my posts know I am mulling over adding an extra issue or two of storyline once this latest issue is released.)  THEN, after proofreading, correcting, and making final page images, it's time to make the 4 optimized PDFs (standard, premium, art-only, and commentary versions).  THEN, it's on to some HTML and CSS programming of my website, and THEN, setting up the "content-management" of the web store so that the issue can be pruchased.  WHEW!

P.S. -- My wife starting proofreading the issue last night even though I was still working on the final page. She likes to read it multiple times, with the first time a simple, casual read such as anyone would (and not like an editor or proofreader). She read through it, but it was late and we were tired so I didn't get any feedback right away. This morning, she texted me from work and said (edited for brevity), "I meant to tell you last night how much I enjoyed the latest issue...  I was tired last night, (but it) gave me some amazing dreams... You were in them... I had you pinned."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pages 72 and 73 of grOw/cOmic#6 completed!

I was so focused on working and getting as much as I could done yesterday that I forgot to post an update here! I had finished page 72 yesterday, but immediately went on to page 73. I was on a roll, and didn't want to stop to post to my blog, DeviantArt, and Twitter until the end of day. Then, I forgot. 

But that allows me to surprise you with 2 new previews for Chapter 4, "Conflict"!  This also means there is only 1 more page to go until the issue is finished (plus the cover to issue 5 which appears as a teaser at the end of this issue).

Of course, after these last 2 pieces, there is the standard proofread and correction phase (which my wife is about to start), making the PDFs (standard, premium, art, and commentary versions), as well as setting up the webpage and store, etc., etc.  I realllllly wanted to have this done by the end of September, but I am not sure if that will happen (to the date). But, if not, it will be very soon afterwards. I am definitely going to push to have a release, if not by Wed. Sept 30th, then by Fri Oct. 2, just 2 days later.

Enjoy the 2 previews!

Friday, September 18, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 71 completed!

I just had to work a little later to complete page 71.  I was so close to completion at the normal end of my day, that I pushed through an extra hour and a half so that I could have a second preview this week.  These current few pages are quite detailed, and, as said in previous posts, have a lot of character interaction and overlapping which requires more time. I also did a cool "camera shot" on this page that took a little extra time and Photoshop layers. Though extra work, I like how it came out (lots of masking and overlapping transparencies).

It's also getting harder to crop these pages as we near the end of the issue. I don't want to give spoilers away, but I still want to create excitement. The last few previews may have crops that become more and more vague as the progress due to this.

Only 3 more pages (and the cover to issue 5) to go until release!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 70 completed!

Well, it took an extra day, but I was finally able to complete page 70 of grOw/cOmic#6.  Once again, this page had a lot of visual effects, which take time.  Also, there were a lot of characters appearing in each frame, as well as many overlapping and interacting character limbs, clothing, etc. This takes more time because of all the little pieces of art that each require masking out before coloring and shading. The last 4 pages if the issue also have similar aspects to varying degrees. I hope to make the best time that I can on these pages, but know that each may take a bit more work.

Friday, September 11, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 69 completed!

It went right up to (and a little past) the end of the day, but I was able to complete page 69 of grOw/cOmic#6 today!  I really thought I was going to be able to finish this page much sooner in the day. However, the detail and effects (some of which are apparent here in the preview) were much more involved than I thought they would be when I began the page. 14 pages done and 5 to go, which means we are a hair under the three-quarters mark (73.7%)!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 68 completed!

Better late than never! Making this quick, as it's way past my bedtime — but page 68 is now complete. Couldn't sleep and decided to finish this page. When I ended my normal workday, I was disappointed that I hadn't finished this page, but, as you can see, it has lots of detail that took longer than I thought it would. But when I was antsy tonight, I decided to spend an hour and a half to finish what I couldn't earlier.  Enjoy!  13 of 19 pages are now done!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 67 completed!

Lot's of special effects were required for this page, making page 67 one of the more time-intensive pages to complete. Liquid drops, drips, splatters, reflections, puddles, as well as wet and semi-transparent cloth each takes multiple layers and careful crafting to get the right result.  12 pages down and 7 left to go — that's nearly the two-thirds point!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 66 completed!

I almost was able to complete page 66 yesterday, but a few "real life" work projects got it in the way. But I wrapped up the page today, and got a quick start in the next one. Without too much ado, here is the preview and I am back to work!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 65 completed!

Chip, chip, chip, and another page is done! Page 65 was almost done earlier today, but a short time of "computer maintenance" was required this morning, which ate a bit into my work time. However, this time was short enough to allow me to finish this latest page without having to go into another day. This newest page now puts us past the halfway mark with 10 of 19 pages in the issue completed!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 64 completed!

I cruised through the latest page, finishing page 64 in about a day and a half. You will see that this preview is the color version of one of the pencil previews I showed at the start of issue 4's creation (post: July 17). Except for the fact that this issue is an extra page longer (19 pages), we would be at the half-way mark of the issue with 9 pages done. We will have to wait until the completion of page 65 to surpass that milestone. Enjoy the preview!

Friday, August 21, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 63 completed!

Working a little extra tonight (it was raining hard, so I couldn't go for my walk), I was able to finish page 63 of grOw/cOmic#6. Issue 4 now has 8 out of 19 pages complete — we are past the third-way mark!  For now, enjoy the latest preview!

Maybe tomorrow, I can get today's walk in.  If I do, and I walk 3.8 miles (6.1km)(a normal amount per walk), I will have hit 100 miles (161km) in 10 weeks!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 62 completed!

Finally, I was able to finish page 62 of issue 4. I had a small bout of fear when I had finished the page "the first time." Yes, "the first time."

The time it takes to produce an issue like this is huge, and so, you need to break down the work into stages and try to make an efficient production line. However, sometimes, you can lose the momentum or continuity from page to page because of that compartmentalization.  I try to avoid this by scanning the issue from the first page to the last each time I complete a full-color page. (This includes scanning the unfinished pages which are in the pencil stage with overlapping rough text.)

Well, when I did this full-issue pass after completing page 62 "the first time," I noticed a glaring error across almost all of the frames of the page. This error had to do with "size" consistency. Why it hadn't hit me until now, I can only guess that it wasn't as apparent in simple pencil form, that the full color treatment really made the error pop. I had realized that I had drawn a character who was much larger in the boob area than she was supposed to be at this stage. Somehow, I had referenced my notes and used reference from a later stage. Frighteningly, I didn't hit me until the page was fully in color, fully rendered and composited. 

I had actually thought I was going to have to recreate the entire page from scratch! The problem parts had so many overlapping elements that it could have made reworking it impossible. Luckily, my many, many years as a Photoshop professional saved my ass. And this didn't only apply to the retouching and reworking the finished artwork using the methods I normally reserve for photo retouching and compositing, but also was born from my early-stage preparation of the original files in case of needed changes.  Each frame of the cOmic is made up of numerous layers and groups of layers.  Characters in the background will be on a different layer than characters in the foreground. Sometimes, there might even be 3 or 4 layers of characters in one frame. The advantage of this is that I can move them independently later in the process, or that if I needed to correct one group, I would not have to also deal with the other parts of the artwork that were fine.  

So, a few hours later, after compositing the many layers needed to "paint" the artwork and then recutting them into pieces in order to rearrange and "reform" them — including careful masking, puppet warping, liquifying, relayering elements, and even creating new artwork for some parts of the frame that were now "revealed" due to the shrinking/moving of others — I was able to rescue the page.


Friday, August 14, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 61 completed!

One more page has been completed before the weekend for issue 4 of grOw/cOmic#6. Page 61 was another page with a lot of detail — overlapping characters, many clothing folds and variations, blur effects, etc. Because of this, it took a little longer. Enjoy the preview!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 60

I just finished page 60 of issue 4. This page is the 5th in the 19-page chapter, so we are now just passed the 1/4 mark! Another page with lots of character interactions, overlap, and other time-consuming details, I was happy to finish it just under the wire in 2 days. Off to page 61 — enjoy the preview!

Friday, August 7, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 59 completed!

Page 59 was another busy page, taking a full 3 days to work through all of the overlaps, wet clothes effects, background blurs, folds in tight clothes, dry and wet hair, and see-through clothing effects.  Add to all of that the fact that the page contains 12 character "instances" including faces, which are all intermingling or overlapping. Whew! You can get a small example of all this in this preview.  Enjoy!

(I'm now off for a walk! Having already broken my 1-week record of 12.16 miles (19.6 km) by walking 12.76 miles (20.5 km) in the first 3 days of this week alone [taking yesterday off for a bit of rest for obvious reasons], I am now going to add to that record with today's walk.)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 58 completed!

It took a little extra time, but I was finally able to finish page 58. It was a busy page, with overlapping characters and some depth of field effects as well as aligning characters to the 3D-rendered background. I had gotten very close to finishing it yesterday, but I lost a little time in the morning to other stuff (*see below) and wound up running out of time.

(*Sometimes, if I was so close to finishing a page by the end of the "work day", I would stay longer [sometimes 1 or 2 hours] to finish it up. But, over the last few weeks, I've been avoiding doing that on some days [but not all]. On the evenings that I would end "on time", I would then head out and walk. I don't mean slow strolling, but fast-paced power walking. In the last 8 weeks, I've walked 62.5 miles (100 km for the non-US reader)! Each day I walked, I traveled between 2.5 to 3.5 miles in the beginning, and 3.5 to 5.5 miles in the last few weeks per day. And, in those 2 months, I've lost 10 lbs. (4.5 kg for the non-US reader). And I'm feeling great! I'm looking to lose another 10-15 lbs over the next few months and I'm ready to achieve this goal! Plus, my sitting so long in front of the computer working on grOw and my other "RL" work had an adverse affect on my blood pressure [from lack of activity]. It had risen to an unhealthy peak of 140/90 about 6 months ago.  Since that time, I've gotten it back down to an awesome 124/68 !  "The morning stuff" I mentioned above was that I had decided to do my walk in the morning because the weather was promising to be very hot in the afternoon with high humidity... not great physical activity weather.)

But now that this is posted, I'm off for a walk! ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 57 completed!

The second page of issue 4 — page 57 — has been completed! This, and the next few pages, contain a decent amount of detail. Namely, each page has many characters and panels, all of which are overlapping. It may take a little extra time for each to complete. Basically, there is a lot going on and most of the character are taking part in the exchange. So hang in there, the production of issue 4 is about to take off.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 56 completed!

The first page (page 56) of issue 4 of grOw/cOmic#6 has been completed! This newest issue will be titled "Conflict," and, true to its name, will have the story take a drastic turn. This chapter, like the last one, will have an extra page for a total of 19! So get ready for a new set of color previews leading up to the newest release in the "Milking the Plot" series!

Friday, July 17, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, Issue 4 pencils nearly done!

It's been a pretty prolific week, with the completion of 12 more pages of drawings for issue 4 of grOw/cOmic#6!  With 17 pages drawn, that leaves only 2 more pages to sketch and it's off to the ink and paint stage. And this, of course, leads to the posting of full color previews!  I was hoping to have finished all 19 pages by the end of this week, but some "real life work" got in the way. The good news is that project (a redesigned website) is about 95% done. Once I complete it early next week, I will have all my time to devote to issue 4.

Friday, July 10, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 4 pencils begin!

The last few weeks have been filled with a lot of behind-the-scenes work on the next issue of "Milking the Plot" which will be entitled "Conflict."  After the release of issue 3, I took a week to catch up on some "real life" work so that I could concentrate on this newest issue.  

My work spanned the gamut from writing to design to drawing. I took a look at the script and refined it in many places.  I then proceeded to layout the entire issue, including setting the type to see how much space it would take up. Then, I thumbnailed each page's layout. During this process, I realized to do the script justice, this issue will also be a longer-than-usual issue with 19 pages like the last issue. And, once that was all done, I proceeded to put pencil to paper and draw!  I was able to complete 5 of the 19 pages this week on top of all the above mentioned work.

Another thing that I've done over the last few weeks is get back outside and back to my long walks. (The weather has been great.) These are not slow, meandering summer walks, but fast-paced exercise.  It's been too long, and my body has felt the effects of my sedentary habits since last fall.  I pounded out 12.5 miles the first week, 6.8 the next, and logged 8.86 mi in the last 2 days alone at about 15:07 minutes per mile. Feelin' great!   

But, during these walks, even with the music playing, my mind began to wander, exploring possibilities in the future issues of this grOw/cOmic series.  While I haven't typed up any ideas yet, I may be "expanding" this series from 6 issues to 7 or even 8 chapters!  I thought up of some great "enhancements" to the original storyline (which was already "fleshed out") to make it even better and to really "milk it" for all its worth. (OK, enough puns.)  

Issue 4's script is pretty much set in stone, so I won't announce for certain the changes to the series until after issue 4 is released. I will probably take time between issues 4 and 5 to solidify these ideas and write them out. I actually have to do this anyway, as the current script for issue 5 is only half-written and the other half are simplified bullet points. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 26, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 3 RELEASED!

grOw/cOmic 6:
Issue 3: “Fleshing Out the Characters”

In the back room of the barn after Feeona's breasts had mysteriously grown huge, Gwen — fighting off her large-breast desires — tries to figure out what is making all the girls' breasts expand. However it's a fight that her girlfriend, Feeona, is making sure she'll lose.

Breast Expansion
– big, huge, very Huge!  
Nipple expansion

Clothes stretching

growth: unknown

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 3 features:
  • 19 full-color pages along with 2 cover versions (1 more than usual).
  • Part 3 of a new multi-part series.

Available in either Premium or Standard Versions!
  • PREMIUM Versions: For only $1.45 more, this version is 50% higher resolution (2700 x 3525 pixels), a separate ART-only version (which has all 19 pages with text or narration boxes removed), and also contains 13 pages in pencil sketch form.
  • Standard Versions: Standard resolution (1800 x 2350 px) and only 5 art-only pages in the Appendix. 
  • NEW!  Optional add-on: "Director's Commentary" PDF — Similar to the "Director's Commentary" track on movie DVDs, this added PDF is the cOmic shown with numerous comments made on each page from BustArtist regarding the characters, artwork, techniques, and design & layout. Only 99¢!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 3's last page is done!

I just finished up the last page of issue 3 ("Fleshing Out the Characters") of grOw/cOmic#6 ("Milking the Plot").  Finishing page 55 today completes the 19-page issue (and extra page longer than normal). I still have to draw and ink and paint the cover for issue 4, which will be a sneak preview at the end of issue 3. Over the next few days, I will be applying the proofreading skills of my wife, creating the final PDFs, creating the graphics for the website and programming the new web pages, and setting up the online store. Hang in there! The next post will be for the release of this exciting issue!

Friday, June 19, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 54 completed!

I had hoped to post this last night, but I had another half-hour or more to complete the page (and post it online) but I had to go somewhere at the end of the day. So, I finished the final touches this morning and posted the preview of page 54, which is the next to last page of the issue! I am not beginning the final page and then the cover to issue 4.  If all goes well, I hope this means a release somewhere between Thu., June 25 and Sat., June 27. Hang in there — we're almost done!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 53 completed!

I just finished the final touches to page 53, a page with many added effects that take some time to create (as you can see by the preview). I haven't really done these in a while and actually had to make a few, quick checks back on some older grOw/cOmic pages to make sure of my technique. :-)  The good thing is that I still have the custom Photoshop brushes originally created for the task.  2 more pages (and the cover to issue 4) to go!  Hang in there!