July 31, 2017
Well, I guess I’m officially reactivated now.
My first comic con table in a LONG time and while I’m exhausted I really did have a fantastic time. Besides flogging a fair few copies of Apothecary Supreme Issue 1, I talked with a whole bunch of awesome people who had lots of great feedback for me. I’m more motivated than ever now to really hit it out of the park with issue 2! I promise it shall be even more mucky, monstery and weird than its predecessor.
That said I really am knackered courtesy of an extensive journey home and my impending return to the day job so I’ll save my in-depth thoughts for another post. Work on Issue 2 is very much ago-go and I’ll no doubt post up some of the less spoilerific pre-production stuff soon.
My deepest gratitude to everyone who stopped by my table, bought a copy or just had something interesting to say. You all made my day, thank you!
April 24, 2017
Well there we have it, the final page in this story.
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!
April 16, 2017
Well, this certainly is a surprisingly on-time update for me!
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!
April 10, 2017
Imagine that, I may actually finish something with a properly satisfying conclusion!
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!