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AUTHOR COMMENTS:

Reply mitchellbravo, October 9th, 2019, 1:51 pm

HE'S JUST TRYING TO BE A GOOD HOST


Loud Era has finally circled the sun once. If you peek out Joseph's window on the first page of the whole comic, you can see the leaves of an early October tree starting to turn.*

I have a love/hate thing for autumn scenes. The colors are fun to pick but I'm never entirely happy with the results, although I think I've made some progress since 2009.

*Here's a good example of the general rule in webcomics about not redoing old pages, because sooner or later even the redone pages are going to become your old pages. I added this introduction in 2012 to buffer readers from immediately smacking into pool of dried concrete with the old 2009 art, and at the time I was absolutely pleased as punch with how the art turned out. Now that I have some additional years I can see a lot of proportion issues, etc- it's still passable and I don't mind having it right at the beginning of the comic, but I'm glad I didn't give in to the urge to redraw and rewrite old chapters as I had been playing with doing a few years back.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, October 9th, 2019, 2:31 pm

I think we spoke briefly about this before, but I'm definitely enforcing the no-redrawing rule with my issue-by-issue comic. I'm treating it as a published version where if there's a colouring or drawing mistake and I declare the comic finished, the errors stay.
The only thing I will change are spelling errors which are usually corrected in re-prints.

As for your art, your hand coloured backgrounds are always stunning.

Reply mitchellbravo, October 9th, 2019, 3:49 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: That's a good way to think about it. And it's fair to treat it as published if it is availalbe on the internet to the public! I think spelling errors are one reason to edit things, though as far as actually revising content, I support it in cases where somebody has made maybe a bad joke or reference they no longer want to be associated with. For ex. with my gag a day comic I made in 10th grade, I had one strip that I thought was cute and funny but when I looked back at it a few years later, it could easily be read as an anti-trans joke, which is really not my scene, so I took it out of the archive.

And that's so kind of you, thanks. :) I feel a bit like I"m pushing a rock uphill these days with coloring so I really appreciate the kind words.

Reply Oly-RRR, October 12th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Nice transition from reading a book to reading a book! :D

And I think autumn colours are so tricky because everything doesn't go red and yellow at once and you get both summer colours and autumn colours all together but you did a great job there!

Reply mitchellbravo, October 12th, 2019, 4:07 pm

@Oly-RRR: TH'MORE THIGNS CHANGE, TH'MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

Aww thanks, yeah that's definitely a big part of it! Part of my problem is also just getting all the colors to look cohesive like they're part of the same picture... having a separate "multiply" layer is my friend for this reason but it's nicest when the stuff looks good on the page to begin with :/


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