Building Up to Updates

November 26, 2017

Been very quiet, but also very busy.

I’ve been steadily working on Issue 2 stuff for Apothecary Supreme, the plan being to build up an actual backlog rather than updating page-to-page. When I show pages again I plan to have consistent updates, likely around Christmas.

To anyone who is following, thank you for your patience! Once I get stuff out of the gate again it should be at consistent pace =)

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Apothecary Supreme – Issue 1 Cover

June 2, 2017

Coloured in cover and a version with the text/logo. Took a while to get this one right, but it feels like one of the biggest hurdles on the road to print is clear.

As anticipated the snake heads didn’t make the cut thanks to the title (that’ll teach me to think out my compositions more carefully!) but perhaps I’ll work them into the back cover somehow.


Apothecary Supreme Page 32 – Issue END

April 24, 2017

Well there we have it, the final page in this story.

http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/33

As should hopefully be apparent the intention was always to make something self contained first and foremost, avoiding a frustrating ‘to be continued’ with an unwieldy drawn out narrative. Put simply I wanted to make something I could potentially abandon after issue 1 without feeling like I let down any readership.

That said, I DO want to continue Apothecary Supreme with other episodic stories so there is a touch of open-endedness here that I’m hoping to exploit.

I really need some space from this before I can properly assess how well everything went, but on the face of it I’m fairly pleased with the end result. Much turned out as I hoped while the things that changed from the script were likely better for doing so.

One of the largest changes was that of Burkhard’s character. Originally he was meant to be one shot haughty interloper, but I found myself becoming weirdly attached to him near the end… Probability of him returning? Likely I think.

The BIG problems? Speed – work life interfered A LOT – upload rate and some frankly inconsistent character designs. All things I’m looking to remedy a bit in any follow up I do.

What’s next? Some kind of proper cover for the issue for starters and then some kind of print run might be fun.

What now? A fairly lengthy hiatus I reckon while I gear up for more and try to take things in an even more weird, mucky and monstrous direction…

Thanks for reading y’all!


Apothecary Supreme Page 31 – Xenous

April 16, 2017

Well, this certainly is a surprisingly on-time update for me!

http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/32

A touch of serious-serious between the fun here, but don’t let that drag you down! The final page in the story lands on Sunday next week!


Apothecary Supreme Page 30 – Reward

April 10, 2017

Imagine that, I may actually finish something with a properly satisfying conclusion!

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http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/31/

Thanks to holding back on releases a bit and not being massively lazy it looks like I’ll be able to update each Sunday till the end of this issue/story/whatever. It also seems certain – really, really this time – it’ll all be over in two more pages!

Random trivia; this page probably had more dialogue alterations from the script than any other. I was 100% on what I thought they should say till I got there. Drawing it all my bizarrely may have helped put me into their heads…

So, one last major plot point and I’m done! Whatever could it be? ;)