Art Team Goal Chart
Hard to miss it, but I have added a new goal chart to track the creative team's progress toward relaunching the comic. Our ideal relaunch date is October 5, the final day of our Kickstarter project for the Pin-up Calendar & New Art Team.
Things are going well. The team is in constant communication, working out our production process. Artwise, Xin and Lauri are learning a lot from one another. Lauri is settling in and doing some beautiful ink and color work. With Xin, getting back to drawing the comic is like riding a bike, only she's somehow even better at riding the bike than she was before. We've changed our scripting process to a less regimented page layout, and she is doing some interesting things with panels that we haven't seen before. Great stuff.
Personally, I'm having a tougher time than I expected with scripting farther ahead into the story, but that's a hill I've got to climb to make the new process work. So I am stepping up to that challenge. If you haven't heard much from me in the last week, that's a big part of the reason why. There are a lot of important things to do for Erfworld, but nothing is more important than conquering the script.
So we're on track and working hard. I really appreciate the fantastic response to the Kickstarter, and I hope we'll climb into territory where we're boosting the page rate for Xin and Lauri. We'll relaunch Book 3 when we're comfortable with our buffer and our process. Whether or not we hit our target date, I know we're all looking forward to posting the new pages.
"and I hope we'll climb into territory where we're boosting the page rate for Xin and Lauri."
Literally everytime I read this for the first time in each new update there is about half a second where I think "wow, more than 2 pages per week?" and then" Oh, wait, no, it's the rate FOR the pages not the rate OF pages." :-)
Also: I wanna wanna wanna see the new paaaage. T_T
Thanks for keeping us all in the loop; the graphic was a great idea!
Way to make the best of unfortunate circumstances. It seems like there's a sense of growing excitement for the return, as it sounds like things are going to be better than ever. Visually, what we've seen of Xin and Lauri's collaboration so far has gone together like peanut butter and jelly... very excited to see more