This page was finished almost two weeks ago. I finished 3.38 early this morning and will be setting up to pencil 3.39 through 3.41 later this afternoon – depending on shot comps and shader choices for the last three pages of the chapter this could be it for line art. The chapter remains on the home stretch. If this week plays out the way last week did I hope to be working on 3d assets and/or the script next Sunday.

While I’ll be drawing and inking and cleaning up and shading this week I won’t be repeating the Pittsburgh Comicon – at least not until next year. A client who’s been commissioning me since 2008 wanted to meet up and the con seemed like a good place for it – this turned out to be true. We talked for five hours straight while shopping for comics (and a Portable Merc for me) and the brain-nullifying Con Anxiety that has messed me up for years never made a peep. That’s the first time that’s happened!

I came away with plenty to think about; most of it relating to hardcopy, asset development and production values. More on that at a later date; I’m going to go ahead and post. A good-sized chunk of last Sunday went into a combined blurbing and freakout – I had a meltdown into the text editor and wound up editing extensively for content. Given the nature of that sort of thing I wound up having to do it a few times. My head’s in a much better place this week, thanks largely to the positive experience I had at the con on Friday. Thanks also to ignoring a lot of things that don’t like to be ignored for a week straight – that’s going to have consequences. Right now the consequences are manageable – a lot of non-urgent email to catch up on – but they could get out of hand in a hurry. Hence the push to get through as much of the chapter as I can while the time can be easily scheduled!

Next week: the first page with panels composed entirely of right angles since JUNE!

Cast

  • A distant cousin of Thad’s, Rayne is Spinoza’s assistant, and the only Templar who’s been able to figure out the ancient BMRI hardware installed in BMC’s psionics observation ward. Rayne is a POG, preferring...

  • A traumatic Awakening in the summer of 1997 was just the beginning of Thad’s emotional problems. The disappearance of most of his Pittsburgh friends a few weeks later compounded his issues and, while he...

  • A South Jersey punk with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Templar-forged Master’s degree for field work, Raven posed as a high school guidance councillor during the early stages of the Waking God...

  • One of several resident psychotherapists at Bethlehem Medical Centre. A trained psionicist with a specialty in stealth spelunking and event recovery, Murnau can poke around the average mind without raising much of a ruckus....

  • The twin sister of fellow Templar Aleksis Murnau, Inga has been assigned to the Castores by way of Kaysoo. While Inga has all of the qualifications required for language work she’s not aboard ship...

  • The first extraterrestrial human to be born on Terra. Home-schooled by Templar, he left the organization in 1997 citing management issues and took the Daedalus with him. John is an incredibly talented Navigator, having...

Glossary Articles

  • Compartment A3

    Compartment A3 – the rec area – is the living room and kitchen of the Daedalus. The compartment provides access to the bathroom, the spacesuit locker, the cargo transfer lock and the central corridor....

  • Holt-Rischmann Device

    A Holt-Rischmann Device (HRD) is a quantum device that measures the local ambient energy index and the exertion of of a quantum force synonymous with (but not exclusive to) the human Will. Advanced models...