Part 2 of the tower is up on comic rocket – http://www.comic-rocket.com/read/binary/126
Edit – aand now online here as well,
I havent posted here as not the final version e.g. no colour. No mobile version yet
Really wanted to post something this weekend!
Looking to progress things using leonardo on my ol Surface Pro (1). Getting time to work on PC is now proving problematic no matter how much it is my preferred approach.
Going to mix it up between Leonardo (tablet) and PS (PC). Pity leonardo doesnt currently import PSD yet. Still should be workable.
Base art for next update done. Colour + Words to come.
Not much but I’ve set-up the secondary machine, installed the apps found the serials/logins for them, reworked the inital set of pages. Feel the need to get something down.
Work continues a t slow pace – currently working on the tower script in full to try to tighten / push forward. Converting Exploder to mobile format as time permits –
Part 1 of the tower is now online for reading. Sat on it for a while. Last 3 months of the year were pretty demanding which meant it was easy to fall out of the zone.
Fingers crossed that I can adjust the balance a bit and stay ticking over.
Have reworked the CMS and comic engine to incorporate a dedicated mobile layout. This means formatting and uploading a new set of pages but the result is a story that is easier to read on mobile.
Only Death Note is available – and I need to finish the interface / chapter navigation / chapter content loading / tweak content / update ALL the other pages before going live.
Preview here – https://www.theblackgates.com/comic/mobiletest/
Want to look at how art pages display on mobile. I think the tapastic approach of vertical scroll will work the best based of a quick question/ poll Amelia of KINGS CLUB <– check it out held. Where it was the favoured approach over full pages.
I love widescreen desktop, sliding fullpage content and hi-res sharp text etc. Taking in a page in one hit. But plenty of people digest on mobile, which by default lends itself to vertical scroll on portait mode (how you read page content) Breaking down the panels might destroy page flow, but can allow each panel a chance to hero. And readers can still read at their own pace.
How to make it work without making a lot of extra work. One to stew over.
Added to the new FROM BEYOND directory. Gorgeous artwork – reminds me of JH Williams III / Prometheus in style.
+ Ok the site is now down but you can find art here – https://westsevenart.com/ https://www.instagram.com/westsevenart/
Love the art from AWFULLY DECENT FELLOWS. Art © Ironscarf.
A group of friends plan a murder mystery themed evening, only to find they have a real mystery to solve: who’s murdering Miss Scarlet?
Read it here –
Rather than pushing on with Art I was busy reconnecting the DISQUS comments engines and links, and working on a greatest hits post for imgur – check it out here.