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New Format (03/21/2024)

IT'S FINALLY DONE!


I have FINALLY finished fixing all of the previous comic pages and formatted them the same way Webtoon handles them. You'd THINK that wouldn't take a lot of work. You'd be wrong. The thing that took the longest to fix was reorienting the text. I thought that would be the quickest part. I mean, it's just typing. Why would that take that long?! I still need to drop in episode 7, but otherwise, it's good to go.

Well, the actual typing didn't. Setting the individual text bubbles and getting everything set up so it can be read in a reasonable manner did. There's still some weirdness on the first couple pages that will only ever be fixed by be redrawing individual panels. One day, I probably will. However, that day isn't in the foreseeable future. I have a schedule I'm already behind on. No reason to make it worse.

Now I'm tackling the next big issue. Better backgrounds. As Olivia explores more of the lab space, I want to feature those rooms accurately in the panels. That means drawing them well (Heaven forbid). You know what that means, right? Drawing coffeemakers! If it makes you feel better, I didn't see that coming either.

For those who watch my streams, last month I did a couple where I was building the Mixten Genetics lab in Minecraft to get a better idea of where things are. I'll probably go back to that soon so if you're interested definitely drop in on my Twitch channel. I stream on Saturday evenings (most of the time) at 7:30pm. Since I'm behind on Episode 8, it might not be this weekend... but it might be. Who knows? Keep an eye on my social media and in Discord!

EPISODES 7 & 8 (03/13/2024)

I'm doing some upkeep on the website, so it may look different in places. A lot of the art, specifically on this page and on the Staff page, was done before I even really started on the comic itself and my style has refined a bit. That's why some of the characters look a little different to how they appear in the comic.

Over the next few weeks I plan on updating a lot of the Staff profiles with updated artwork. At least for Olivia, Mixten, TON-E, and Susan anyway. Since Rodney and Brynn haven't shown up yet, there's no rush for them.

Because I am working on site stuff, I don't know how that's going to affect this week's comic update. As it stands I haven't even started it yet... so my guess it will be running behind like last week. I've noticed a trend where I psyche myself out by the daunting task of STARTING the comic, but then once I get far enough along I hit a groove. My plan is to try to work up some thumbnail sketches tonight which will let me storyboard everything up. Then sketch tomorrow night, then ink and maybe even color Thursday night. I wouldn't expect the comic to be done by Friday morning, but at least at that pace I'd get it done by the end of the week.

Anyway, one final note I want to plug my Ko-Fi. I've had several people sign up for memberships and that's amazing! I really appreciate you guys doing that. I'm not doing this is a career, but a little coin here and there goes a long way. I'm not exactly PREPARED to make comics. My computer is straight from the shelf at Best Buy, my Samsung tablet (which I use when I'm working on the go) is refurbished, and my Huion was a gift a few years ago that's starting to show its use (still works great though).

I'd like to at some point upgrade my computer to be able to stream my sketching, so if we can get past our current goal I can look into that for our next one!

Site Maintenance (03/05/2024)

I'm doing some upkeep on the website, so it may look different in places. A lot of the art, specifically on this page and on the Staff page, was done before I even really started on the comic itself and my style has refined a bit. That's why some of the characters look a little different to how they appear in the comic.

Over the next few weeks I plan on updating a lot of the Staff profiles with updated artwork. At least for Olivia, Mixten, TON-E, and Susan anyway. Since Rodney and Brynn haven't shown up yet, there's no rush for them.

Because I am working on site stuff, I don't know how that's going to affect this week's comic update. As it stands I haven't even started it yet... so my guess it will be running behind like last week. I've noticed a trend where I psyche myself out by the daunting task of STARTING the comic, but then once I get far enough along I hit a groove. My plan is to try to work up some thumbnail sketches tonight which will let me storyboard everything up. Then sketch tomorrow night, then ink and maybe even color Thursday night. I wouldn't expect the comic to be done by Friday morning, but at least at that pace I'd get it done by the end of the week.

Anyway, one final note I want to plug my Ko-Fi. I've had several people sign up for memberships and that's amazing! I really appreciate you guys doing that. I'm not doing this is a career, but a little coin here and there goes a long way. I'm not exactly PREPARED to make comics. My computer is straight from the shelf at Best Buy, my Samsung tablet (which I use when I'm working on the go) is refurbished, and my Huion was a gift a few years ago that's starting to show its use (still works great though).

I'd like to at some point upgrade my computer to be able to stream my sketching, so if we can get past our current goal I can look into that for our next one!