Archive for September, 2012

Not the hand

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

So there is a line of pain running down the middle of my palm and that means I have to stop drawing for a while.

I guess this is Guu’s way of telling me to attend the Return to Ravnica prerelease. Selesnya representing.

Next Autumn Children on October 8.

Autumn Children (Take 1) – Pages 19-20

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

“Sith Parsee” is from Paruri Tabi by Futatsuki Hisame. I put the Danbooru translation in the bubbles.

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Autumn Children (Take 1) – Pages 17-18

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Act 2 begins!

See if you can guess the identity of this mysterious demon.

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Selesnya’s Voice

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I don’t know how many of you remember, but the precursor of Lotus Cobra is Evil was called Moe Moe Ravnica

Autumn Children (Take 1) – Pages 15-16

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

I know I said this book would be 50 pages long, but I’m having second thoughts because the conclusion needs more fleshing out. It should still be no more than 64 pages when this is done. If I find myself going over 64, I’ll forcefully cut scenes, sacrificing for the sake of finishing.

I’ve hit my stride and hopefully should be able to keep up the rate of two pages a week, without having to compromise quality like I did with Fairy Ring. With this comes the end of Act 1 (of 4 16-page acts, hopefully some will be shorter). My worst case finish will be Sunday, March 17, 2013, which happens to be St. Patrick’s Day.

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END ACT 1

I was proud of my work on Page 15 – which has extra detail thanks to the Labor Day holiday – until I realized that it was not clear enough which bubbles were referring to which characters. Toho fans will be fine because they know who’s who, but other readers will be confused. Unfortunately, it’s too late to change.

Shizuha so far has been presented as somewhat pathetic and pitiable, like one of the forgotten beach house gods in Kamichu. While this is on purpose, I understand that it can get depressing, and it requires a little suspension of disbelief to imagine that a goddess with Shizuha’s visibility would not have a following. (The best explanation would be that she doesn’t contribute to human survival, so there’s no need to ask for her blessing.) But rest assured that it gets better, that this story is about Shizuha becoming less pathetic.

Next update: September 17. Act 2 introduces two more Toho favorites into Shizuha and Lunasa’s story – one with short blonde hair (again, sorry) and another with animal ears.

Autumn Children (Take 1) – Pages 12-14

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Unlike with Fairy Ring and Cirno x Suwako, I didn’t waste time looking for existing Lunasa x Shizuha doujinshi because of the randomness of the pairing. But you know, I wouldn’t be surprised if such books were out there. There is Toho of everything, after all.

And as some people have mentioned, Lunasa and Shizuha look like each other. They look more like sisters of each other than they look like sisters of their actual sisters…


Illustration: Romi.

I have an odd problem with drawing sound effects (“Pow!” “Whirr…” “Ring ring” “Stomp” “KABOOM!” and so on). I can never get them to look right, and thus you almost never see them in my comics. But I think I did a mostly decent job with the musical notes.

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Next update: September 10.

If I can do two pages a week from here on out, I should have all 50 pages of the script rendered out before the end of the year.