Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 15 – Serious stuff

October 6, 2019

Late, late, late as usual – so I’ll spare the chatter and try to get some actual momentum behind these updates.

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/51/

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Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 14 – Fart jokes and… problems

August 3, 2019

Uploading early this weekend due to Sunday commitments.

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/50/

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This page is an odd one for a number of reasons; I somehow ended up landing a fart joke alongside a deeply unpleasant revelation about Burkhard.

Additionally, this is also the first fully digital page I’ve uploaded. I went with the change as I felt it hasn’t really affected the general style, rather just making the art sharper and speeding up production. I’ll be interested to hear other people’s thoughts on this mind…

 


Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 13

July 28, 2019

Continuing with a spot of silliness to break things up a bit :P

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/49

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Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 12 – Climbing back on the horse

July 21, 2019

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/48

It’s been a long time… Scratch that, it’s been a ridiculously long time, but I don’t really want to waffle about the details. Instead, I’d rather just get back to posting comic updates for Apothecary Supreme on a semi-regular basis.

In summary, I’ve been going through a professional transition which recently cumulated in me changing jobs from a fairly rote 9-to-5 over to a more flexible arrangement. The main positive of this is that I should have substantially more time to finish comic stuff and get more serious about this.

Fortunately, I do have a few pages ready which I worked on – slowly – and have held back until I could properly commit again. So here goes.

I’ve also transitioned to digital as my Wacom has quickly become a major part of my working life.

After much indecision I realised that using the tools at my disposal fully was the best way to speed things along without compromising results. More on this when I upload the transition page in question, hopefully it won’t be too jarring!

More next Sunday anyhow :)


Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 11

September 30, 2018

Awkward introductions for Burkhard this time around! Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/47/

Lately I’ve been doing my pencil roughs digitally to speed things up and honestly there’s a temptation to embrace it completely. With the roughs I’ve found myself getting a little too neat, sliding into something more closely resembling a finished page than a loose draft (pictured below):

That said, I feel I would likely lose something of the existing hand-drawn aesthetic if I went fully digital. There are existing digital touches such as the speech and skin tone, but I’m not sure digital lines would work quite so well for this style, to say nothing of having the change mid-issue. At the moment at least, it feels like full colour digital pages are best saved for a new project with a different style.

More soon.