Monday, 27 December 2010

A Sliding Scale Christmas, 2010

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Remember reader, always leave out half a dozen rotten cattle carcasses on the night of Christmas, otherwise Saint-Baroo will add you to its naughty list.

Copyright me, well, except for Christmas, I DO NOT OWN CHRISTMAS o.o

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Break

Hi everyone.

As I am sure you're aware it is rapidly approaching Christmas time, and as such it's one heck of a busy time of year, and that's cutting out my ability to do these comics a bit, as such I'm announcing a 10 day break for myself, so that I can get all my affairs in order and spend some time with my family.

So there you go, sadly no more comics until the 29th/30th sort of time. But don't you worry, I wont just leave you in the dark. I'm preparing a silly little bit of a Christmas filler comic to keep you going that I'll get done in a few days.

Take care readers.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Sliding Scale 13) Blindness is lame.

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Not much dialogue this time, frankly this is my first attempt at an actual battle-type scene, though there isn't much fighting going on yet, I guess that's for the next couple of strips.

I actually had a lot of fun with this one.

This stuff is copyright me, and stuff.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sliding Scale 12) The Razing of Vicus

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Double size comic! This isn't going to be the norm, mind you, but if I even think a comic really needs more pannels to make it work, then I'll hit it with an extra 3 or an extra 6. Stuff is happening! Woo!

As a side note, this comic was a pain in the ass to make, because trying to get it all done in less time than usual was quite draining.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Sliding Scale 11) Ooooh, plot.

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So yeah! Actual PLOT DEVELOPMENT! I said I'd get round to it. Yup yup, it's all coming to fruition now. Also monster, big monster, scary obfuscated monster in a cave. Well it's only going to be hidden for a few pages so don't worry about that, I just want it to have a dramatic entrance is all, speaking of which I will have to work on that entrance a bit if I want it to look as good as I've planned. I've not had much practice with monsters or special effects.

Copyright me.

Incidentally there's a certain subtle something of note in this page... just a little allusion to something that will be coming much later. I wonder if anyone will be able to figure out what it is?

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sliding Scale 10) Lost in Mistranslation.

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A new font this time. The old one just wasn't working out for me so much. I felt that it wasn't quite as readable as I would like after the quality hit the comic takes after being turned into an image file.

Anyways, moar filler. I'm still trying to keep it comedy on account of not wanting to get paid a visit by a certain three headed guardian of Hades, and I feel the storyline might make it lose a little bit of it's funny, not all of it of course, but it might end up going a couple of pages without a joke, owing to all the exposition I might end up having to do. Ah well, serves me right for thinking up stories and shit.

Also, a bit more text here than usual I think. Almost a little cramped. Ah well, I might have to go on to make it a 9 pannel per page dealio. But then it would take even longer to produce... I could recycle images moar, but would that lower the quality moar? Gah. I just don't know. All these choices I have to make. How do the professional webcomic artists do it?

Copyright me. Woo, me.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Sliding Scale 9) Now with extra 25% more pixels!

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Okay so I was really unhappy with the quality of output my old system of editing was giving me, so I'm trying a new one, which is giving a noticably better result, I hope you'll agree. However, as a side effect the comic is 25% bigger and I don't even know why! Not that it matter much.

Anyways, I'm starting to introduce some elements of actual conflict into this comic, starting with our first 2 of many villains! You'll be seeing quite a bit more of these guys over the story arc to come, with all the comedy and drama I have planned for them. It'll be fun.

As usual all stuffs are copyright me.