A few things:
No bonus comic tomorrow. I have Ophelia’s Story, Part 3 finished. But since I haven’t started at all the comic that will follow it, I figure it’s probably a good idea to learn from past mistakes and not kill myself trying to draw all sorts of crazy stuff for next week.
Apologies for leaving you guys for the weekend with the super downer ending from today’s comic. Those of you who read Doors & Windows remember the really terrible things I put the characters through in that one, but for those of you who mainly know me from Chainmail Bikini, this is probably a good time to adjust your perceptions and expectations a bit.
This is the 20th Clockworks comic. A minor milestone to be sure, but it’s a nice point to pause and look back at how things have begun. My goal is to make the greatest anything ever, and I don’t know if I’ve quite hit that, but it’s good to have a goal.
I am pretty proud that by now it should be clear that the comic is meant to be sad and funny, exciting and mysterious, intelligent and crude, and all sorts of other contradictions and combinations. If over the next few years I can find a balance of drama, action, and humor that comes anywhere remotely near Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Avatar the Last Airbender, I will consider the comic a rousing success.
Hopefully by now a bit of our heroes’ personalities have come through, and there’s a bit of versimilitude and pathos there.
I’m going to be doing a bit of tweaking to the site, adding a few things. There will be a new page at the top “Hire Me”, detailing my commission illustration/cartooning work; as well as a ton of new links on the blogroll off on the left to some of the many, many incredible comics, artists, and steampunk stuff I’ve discovered since I began this comic.
So, thank you guys for reading so far, I hope you enjoyed the gloom and doom of today’s strip, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.