Tons of bonus stuff today!
We are exactly two weeks away from comic #50. This is pretty exciting. Especially considering at this point in Chainmail Bikini I was already horribly, horribly burnt out and the whole thing felt like a massive chore. Clockworks is still very much fun and exciting, and will hopefully remain that way for a few hundred more strips.
I added a new vote incentive over on Top Web Comics.com, a double sized version of today’s comic, with no pesky word boxes in the way. Go vote to see it. You know you want to.
Today’s comic features the second reader cameo, from a month or so back. Young Toby’s grandmother is based on Andrea/Velkyn. We’ll see a bit more of her over the next couple of comics.
I’m a little concerned about how easy/difficult it is to follow the mass of narration boxes in today’s comic. If you guys find anything jarring, or think the whole thing is smooth as pie, let me know. On the other end of the Webcomic Creators Self Analysis, I’m really happy the way the words and pictures on this one both work to bring together the story, telling you things neither one would say on their own, especially panel 4.
V – Behind the Scenes:
Gareth Tyran was a guest star in New Dawn, the campaign before Clockworks. The rag tag band of misfits in panel 3 are the PCs from that game. (I think even if you didn’t know that, even if you didn’t know Clockworks is based on an RPG, if you’ve ever played a tabletop or computer RPG, those guys scream Group Of Player Characters. )
Back when New Dawn was new, I drew more character illustrations of each of the PCs. (Aside from the guy on the left, he joined after the game began.) Take a look:
I think it’s interesting to note how my style has changed, and what things have stayed the same.
The wiki could use a little love. If any of you are bored today and want to go and add an entry for the Gentleman Caller, the Department of Unusual Biology, or expand the entries for Gareth Tyran, Iron, San Khotal, or whatever, go for it.
That’s about it for today. See you on Tuesday when Grandpa finally gets around to talking about this Mysterious Black Metal Device.