xeno has made his first editing pass, finding typos in the following pages:
19:27 <xeno> and done.
19:28 <xeno> well, up to suction -4- anyway, which appears to be all the further your rerererererererere-edit has made it
Convergence -9- is typo-free. The problem with it? It was NEVER UPLOADED. I didn't notice, you didn't notice (or if you did, you didn't email me!). xeno noticed.
Unlike the first edition, in which any and all page changes were line-itemed into the metadata and the page was versioned, I made all changes to the original files and did a mass upload of all pages. The end result is that typos are magically Fixed, and I only have to muck with the CMS for this piece of paperwork. Efficient!
No offense to the man, but it's possible there are still typos lurking around somewhere.* If you find one, contact me ASAP.
In other news, covers for Chapter One and Chapter Two are done; the cover characters for Chapter Three have gone back to the drawing board, while Chapter Four has a background and Incursion still needs to be produced.
These are wraparound covers, in the style of the first version of the first edition cover. I still need to work out the bleed space - whenever this thing gets to hardcopy, the first couple of issues (Chapters) might be a bit weird at the spine. Since it's all textural instead of a flat color, the bleed/trim will be a bit more obvious. The cover for Incursion is going to need some thought, as 190-odd pages means a spine, not staples.
Here's Chapter One - Captains Andreissen and Polaski on the back, Thad and Alias on the front:
And here's Chapter Two - Tantek and Xand on the back, Raven and West on the front:
All linework has been digitally re-inked. It's a technique I've used on bits and pieces of comic work for cleanup purposes - while was perfected on other projects, this is the first use of the technique for ATC. Given how much of a timesink it is, I'll be using it for Covers Only.
Three more covers (9 more bits of linework), the web redesign (which could include a Mobile version, as ATC looks like poop on the iPhone), some CG work... and then things will get rolling again.
20090801 - on additional "edit." -I- has been peeled out of the first scene of Chapter One. It's -I- again. This matches with the impending -II-, which doesn't fit with the scene next to it at all.
* xeno is very good at what he does. What makes me suspicious is the idea that I could bust out over 180 pages without screwing up more. I don't recall the first edition flowing out this easily.